August 3, 2016

Review: Conrad Bangkok

Trip to Bangkok flying in Qatar Airways Dreamliner & A380 Business Class

Last month, Mike and I traveled to Bangkok where we spent four nights exploring the city. Our original flight on Qatar Airways was in economy class but luckily, we ended up being upgraded on 3 of the 4 flights. Thanks, Qatar Airways! As for our lounge access, we had to rely on my Air Berlin Gold card as operational upgrades do not grant lounge access, aside from the fact that our upgrades were given at the gate. The weather in Bangkok was not perfect as there was a bit of showers almost everyday but still, we were able to make the most of it. As I have Hilton Diamond status, we chose the Conrad Bangkok and Millennium Hilton Bangkok as our "home in Bangkok", both of which I highly recommend to everyone as they are two of the best hotels we have stayed at. It was a very short but memorable trip and I really hope to be back soon to one of the most amazing cities in the world, Bangkok!



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Conrad Bangkok Twin Executive Room

Date of stay: June 26-27, 2016
Address: 87 Wireless Road, Phatumwan, Bangkok, 10330
Nightly Rate: 16K Hhonors points + 499SEK, booked 2 Twin Beds and upgraded to Twin Executive Room
How to get here: Take the Airport Rail Link to Phaya Thai (45Baht) then to Phloen Chit Station towards Bearing (28Baht). From there, take the complimentary shuttle bus to the hotel operating from 7am to 9pm.

Hotel Shuttle Bus

The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle bus between Phloen Chit Station and Conrad Bangkok from 7am to 9pm which is a very good thing.

Hotel Reception

Conrad Bangkok reception

Conrad Bangkok lobby

Conrad Bangkok lobby

Newspapers

Gentlemen's toilet

Conrad Bangkok Residences' reception which is connected to the hotel

31st Floor

31st floor hallway (the highest floor is 32nd floor)

Room key

Twin Executive Room (Room 3102)

Conrad Bangkok twin executive room

Short video of our room.

Already waiting for us in the room was the welcome gift. Thanks so much, Conrad Bangkok!

The welcome gift consisted of fruits, pineapple rice crackers and some pralines.

There's a work desk located in the corner opposite the first bed. Wifi is complimentary in the room and elsewhere inside the hotel.

Next to the work desk is a flat screen TV, located opposite the second bed.

The list of TV channels was long and extensive.

Located on the floor to the right of the work desk is a magazine rack.

Located next to the TV were coffee and tea making facilities.

There's also the usual bathrobes, iron and ironing board located inside the wardrobe.

Safe

Minibar

There were also complimentary bottles of water placed on the bedside table.

Slippers

During turn down service, the slippers are placed on a bath mat.

The bathroom is located to the left (or right) immediately after entering the room.

Bathtub

Bathroom

Normally, the Aroma Therapy bath products are the ones provided but since I wanted to have the Shanghai Tang bath amenities, I decided to request them using the Conrad iPhone app.

Toilet and walk-in shower

Walk-in shower

My rubber elephant 😉😊

Executive Lounge

Conrad Bangkok Executive Lounge opening hours

Conrad Bangkok Executive Lounge seating

The design of the Executive Lounge actually reminded me of the THAI Royal First Lounge at Suvarnabhumi Airport which I've visited a few times in the past.

Conrad Bangkok Executive Lounge seating

Afternoon Tea (2:30pm to 4:30pm)

Vegetable sandwich

Selection of tea

Pudding, cones, etc.

Brownie, strawberry cheesecake

Buffet area

Evening Cocktails (5:30pm to 7:30pm)

Cold buffet

Cheese

Carrot Soup

Shredded fish with celery

Assorted dim sum, Custard cream bun

Bean curd rolls with sweet soy sauce

Warm buffet

Mussel with chili and garlic dip

Blood Orange Cheese cake

Santa Ema Cabernet Sauvignon, white wine

Business Center

Printing service

Gentlemen's toilet

Breakfast Buffet (cafe@2)

Dining area

Buffet area

Vegetable spring rolls

Sauteed shredded pork and vegetables

Custard bun, dim sum

Kim chi, assortment of cheese

Fried dough, mini pie

Vegetable Biryani, pappadam

Desserts

Business Center

The business center is located on the 2nd level.

Business Centre Tariff

Coffee, cookies and mineral water

Fitness Center, Spa & Pool

Bodyworx (fitness center), Season's Spa & pool reception area on the 7th floor

Swimming Pool

We loved the swimming pool with all the trees around which made us think twice if we were really in the middle of the city 😉 The guy working there was also very friendly and always smiling. Unfortunately, I was not able to take the pictures of the spa and the fitness center.

CONCLUSION

We actually stayed at Conrad Bangkok twice during this trip (first and last night) and on both occasions, we were simply impressed by how friendly the staff were. On our second stay, Hiroki one of the receptionists, escorted us to our room and explained everything about the services and opening hours of the different hotel facilities, etc. He also added that we could get free ironing of shirts, maximum of three pieces although we never had the chance to take advantage of it. The staff working in the Executive Lounge were just as friendly and service minded. Of course, the upgrade we got to the executive room was one of the best upgrades we've received. I really loved the elephants placed on our beds since it was very "Thai" and something I could take home with me. The welcome gift consisting of fruits, rice crackers and pralines were very much appreciated. The Shanghai Tang bath amenities we got on our second stay were just perfect as they were my favorite among their selection of bath amenities. The extensive selection of food during the breakfast buffet was delicious and kept me coming back for more. During check out, we asked Kookai the receptionist, if we could still use the pool in the late afternoon since our flight back to Europe was not until midnight. Without hesitation, she said yes and even informed us that we could also access the Executive Lounge although we would need to inform her first since we would be needing the key. This was our second stay at a Conrad hotel (the first one was at Conrad Seoul) and needless to say, we really had a great time here. We would definitely be staying here again when we're back in Bangkok, specially because we felt like we were "home" here. To all the staff of Conrad Bangkok, "Kob Khun Krap!"


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