The Radisson Blu Plaza Bangkok is an excellent brand new hotel centrally located in the Sukhumvit district of Bangkok, near the Sukhumvit MRT and Asok BTS metro stations. We were able to get to hot spots like Chinatown and Silom very easily. There are plenty of restaurants, bars, and shops as it is the main expat area. The hotel was exceptional value and definitely one that I will consider during my next trip to Bangkok.
We were given a one category upgrade to the Grand Deluxe Room, which simply meant that we were on a higher floor. The room was large, but no divider for the bed. The fixtures and furnishings were all modern and well appointed. The hotel also has a very well equipped gym, pool, and both a sauna and steam room free of charge, however we did not get lounge access. Two free bottles of water were given daily. Wifi is also free, but limited to three devices. After calling the front desk, they were able to add one more for free.
As our rate did not include breakfast, we were offered a breakfast buffet for ~$20 per person per day. We declined it since Bangkok is a city with cheap food at ever corner – why spend a day’s worth of food at the hotel?
Since we were on a high floor, we had amazing views of the Bangkok skyline. One night there was a massive thunderstorm and we could see from our window that there was a blackout in the surrounding area. The hotel lost power intermittently, lights flickered, but then the generators kicked in. The next morning when we went out for breakfast, there were still some shops in the area without power. Power outages seemed pretty common in Bangkok since everyone simply went about their day.
This was our last stop on our world tour of Club Carlson hotels where we burned the last of our points at the rate of 76,000 for four nights. I would certainly consider staying here again since it’s such an amazing value even at the revenue rate of $95.
This is a part of the series on Chasing Club Carlson Hotels Around the World.