On our recent stay in Bangkok we stayed in The Rembrandt, situated in the Sukhumvit region. We had interconnecting King and twin rooms with an extra bed in the twin for little man. The rooms were a good size and beds comfy.
The location of The Rembrandt Hotel is good as it is just a short walk from the BTS station (skytrain) which we used to get around the city. The traffic is so bad, this is often the easiest way to travel, however, it doesn’t cover all of Bangkok.
There are many places to eat in the area and it’s just a matter of what you fancy and how much you want to pay. We asked the concierge one day for a recommendation and he advised that Cabbages and Condoms was good. Considering we clearly had young children with us, we didn’t feel it was appropriate but found a lovely Argentinian restaurant instead. I have no great desire to take my 10 year old into a restaurant decorated with condoms no matter how good the food is! We also asked the concierge about getting around the city. Again, we felt that he was just trying to get a mate some work. He told us that the only way to get to The Grand Palace was by taxi and suggested hiring one for the day that can be done for a special price. Luckily we knew that you can get there by BTS and boat, so the moral of the story is look into things first.
One of the great things about this hotel was that in each room there was a “handy” device. This meant that you could access the internet and make internet calls free of charge. It was really useful when we were going around the city.
One of the main reasons we chose this hotel was that it had a pool and if you are visiting Bangkok with children I would say this is a must. The pool did get a bit crowded early afternoon but it kept the boys entertained and more importantly cool. We ate pizzas at the pool restaurant which weren’t too expensive and tasted good. Pool towels were available at the pool and could be exchanged when needed.
We chose not to eat breakfast or evening meals at the hotel, purely based on cost. Instead we headed across the road to Starbucks to pick up a morning coffee and muffin. There was an Indian restaurant on the top floor that I would have liked to have visited if I had been there with just my husband. I am imagining that the views were great.
All in all we felt that The Rembrandt hotel was a good choice while visiting Bangkok as it was close to the BTS and had a pool for the boys. Have you visited Bangkok? Where would you recommend?