We spent 3 nights at the Ramada Plaza in Bangkok and loved staying in the quieter neighbourhood right on the eastern bank fo the Chao Praya River. It’s a huge property and a 30-year-old 5 star hotel that is decorated in a very traditional style that is now retro cool. The building is shaped in a U around a huge swimming pool and tropical garden which all looks out over the river.
The hotel offers frequent complimentary boat shuttles to the nearest Skytrain station which is just the coolest way to access the city and literally takes about 12 minutes. The property is located on the legendary Charoenkrung Road which was a great neighbourhood to explore. Check out a few of my pics in this post from one of our evening strolls.
For shopping, the nearby Asiatique night market is a new shopping emporium / lifestyle center with many restaurants, bars and shops. The hotel also offers free tuk-tuk rides to the centre which is really only a 5-minute walk away. We had dinner there on one of the nights and battled to choose which informal restaurant to eat at as everything looked so delicious.
The staff were super friendly and I can highly recommend this hotel for its location and affordability.
Here are my pictures of the hotel and surrounds:
2074 Charoenkrung Road Bangkok 10120 Thailand Contact +66 (0) 2688 1000 Fax +66 (0) 2291 9400
* I stayed as a guest of the hotel c/o The Tourism Authority of Thailand, represented in South Africa by Lesley Simpson Communications
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