Jun 22, 2012

Don’t Stay The Night At Baiyoke Sky Hotel

With towering views of Bangkok’s beautiful skyline, Baiyoke Sky Hotel is definitely worth a visit. Located in downtown Bangkok, it’s the highest hotel in city, and it’s one of the most famous in all of Thailand. Rising 88-stories above the city, this 658-room hotel offers some of best views in the city, and offers reasonable four-star rates. Buyer Beware: Baiyoke Sky Hotel is a tourist destination cloaked as a hotel, stay elsewhere!

Come For The Breathtaking Views

With its ideal location in central Bangkok, just steps away from Pratunam Market, Platinum Mall, and many of Bangkok’s best shopping destinations, Baiyoke Sky Hotel is a perfectly located hotel for shoppers and business people on-the-go.

Unfortunately for its guests, Baiyoke Sky Hotel is more of an attraction than it is a hotel. With bus loads of tourists coming in and out of the hotel’s observation deck, revolving roof deck, and its seven restaurants and bars, the hotel is often swamped with tourists. The hotel’s management seems to put more focus into pleasing its thousands of visitors rather than catering to its paying hotel guests.

The Rooms Are Huge, The Views Are Breathtaking

What the hotel does offer is massive guest rooms, marble countertops, and separate living room areas complete with couch and chair. Many of the rooms are old, with carpeting and furniture showing wear. Of course, the best feature of the rooms is the giant window with incredible view of Bangkok’s skyline. That’s enough of a sell for many prospective guests and first time travellers.

No Free Wi-Fi, Busy Lobby & Slow Elevators!

Not quite the peaceful stay that you’ll find at some of Bangkok’s five-star hotels, the Baiyoke Sky Hotel can become crowded with guests, and with visitors looking to catch a glimpse of Bangkok’s skyline. The observation deck on the 83rd floor is free to hotel guests but can be busy with visitors. At peak hours, the hotel is often under-serviced, and elevators can be very slow.

Despite its central location for busy travelers and business people, the hotel does not yet offer free WiFi. Baiyoke Sky Hotel charges 400 baht per day, or 200 baht per hour for internet use.

Transportation Is A Breeze

With an easy walk to many of Bangkok’s shopping gems, and the ease of catching taxis from the doorstep you’ll have no problem getting around town if you find yourself at Baiyoke Sky Hotel. The hotel also provides hourly shuttle services to MBK, Siam Discovery Center, and other attractions throughout the city. If you’re coming from the airport, take the train to the Rachaprarop Train Station, and make the five-minute walk to Biayoke Sky Hotel.

Use the hotel’s many transportation options to find another hotel in Bangkok. If you’re picky about prompt customer service, avoiding crowds, old and worn rooms, this hotel is not for you. Come for the views, but stay elsewhere!

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