I had booked an Executive Twin room at the Conrad Bangkok, but found out it wasn’t actually available upon check-in. The agent that checked us in offered a King Room with a rollaway for the first night, and moved us to a “room with two beds” afterwards. Turns out, it was a bit nicer than just a Twin room—they put my friend and I in one of the bedrooms that’s part of the Presidential Suite.
This trip report/review is part of a series. See also:
- 1. Trip to Southeast Asia – Introduction
- 2. Hyatt at the Bellevue, Philadelphia (King Room)
- 3. Hyatt at the Bellevue, Philadelphia (Junior Suite)
- 4. EVA Air Royal Laurel (Business Class) “Hello Kitty” Jet Houston-Taipei
- 5. Grand Hyatt Taipei (Haunted?) Grand Suite
- 6. InterContinental Hong Kong Patio Room
- 7. Coral Executive Lounge Bangkok-Don Mueang
- 8. AirAsia “Premium Flex” Chiang Mai to Bangkok-Don Mueang
- 9. Conrad Bangkok (King Room)
- 10. Conrad Bangkok Executive Lounge
- 11. Conrad Bangkok Presidential Suite Bedroom
- 12. Grand Hyatt Bangkok Grand King Room
- 13. Thai Airways 777-300ER Royal Silk Business Class Bangkok to Stockholm
- 14. Park Hyatt Istanbul Park Deluxe Twin Room
- 15. Turkish Airlines Lounge Istanbul (“July 15 Heroes of Democracy Lounge”)
- 16. Turkish Airlines A330 Business Class Istanbul-Washington DC
To be clear, I wasn’t upgraded to the Presidential Suite itself. Rather, the Presidential Suite wasn’t actually in use during my stay, so they closed the door leading to the main suite, and offered us one of the bedrooms of the Presidential Suite. Officially, the staff who gave me the room called it “Executive Twin Corner Room” with a wink and a smile. But as you will see, this is no ordinary Executive Twin Corner Room, since it’s furnished to be part of the Presidential Suite.
The room was located on the top floor of the hotel, but rather entering through the Presidential Suite, it actually had its own separate door.
The room opens to a long entryway. Turning left leads you into the Presidential Suite living room, while going right opens into the bedroom.
The minibar is situated within the entryway. It features a well stocked mini fridge and standard tea/coffee supplies including French press, which was nice.
There were two chairs along the window, facing the coffee table in the middle.
The hotel gave us a bottle of wine and a fruit plate that the staff replenished daily.
The room featured two twin beds that face the window.
On the beds, housekeeping staff once again left two stuffed elephants, this time in a different design.
The bedroom also had a super spacious closet, with all the amenities I found in the King Room. The only things that are different are the size of the closet (truly walk-in) and the shelves specifically designed for shoes.
Also against the window, on the other side of the room, was a large work desk. The hotel furnished the work area with Herman Miller chairs, which were extremely comfortable to work from.
I also like that the hotel provides post cards in the drawers. They weren’t stamped (like the ones I found in Park Hyatt New York, for example), but could be nice even just to keep.
The room is on the top floor of the hotel, and had a superb view of the city.
Perhaps the biggest differences between the King Executive Corner room and this “Presidential Suite bedroom” lie in the extremely spacious bathroom. It starts with the double doors that open to the double vanity. The same amenities, including the Aromatherapy Associates toiletries, as found in the King Room were on offer.
On one side of the vanity was a compartment for the toilet. Unlike the king room, this one has a glass door, which helps contain any consequences of bathroom activity without making guests feel claustrophobic.
On the other side of the vanity was the shower. Here, in addition to the rain shower, there were jets from the water, which made for pretty awesome showers.
There was also a nice bathtub with an amazing view. There was a TV directly opposite the bathtub. A large vase decorates the other side of the tub, with a rubber elephant resting near it.
Overall, I was really happy I decided to go with the Conrad Bangkok. Room availability mishap aside, I liked the spacious room, comfortable beds, and spacious bathrooms. When you consider the effective price of $150 a night, it’s an amazing value.
Right in the middle of “Embassy Row,” traffic can be hectic. The 8-minute walk to the BTS station can get annoying if you are someone who always have to stop by the hotel between sights or destinations. However, the grocery store and mini shopping mall attached to the hotel were super convenient.
The executive lounge was incredible. There was a variety of food available at almost every hour of the day, and it’s pretty easy to get breakfast, lunch, and dinner all just from the lounge (if you wanted to). Of course, this also means the lounge gets busy at times, but I think the staff did a pretty good job managing it.
I’d happily return to the Conrad Bangkok again for my next visit. Have you stayed at the Conrad Bangkok? What was your experience?
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