We step up to the window and before us is the most magical view of Bangkok City at twilight.
Colored taxis whirl below us like ants an army of ants, as the city slowly becomes a speckled display of lights.
For us, this is a magical moment. Right outside the bedroom area of our Dusit Thani suite was a small terrace where I could stand and soak in the wonder of that very moment as we look out across the evening sky.
I must admit I was hanging on to the back of Explorason’s shirt as he stepped out with me – yes, I’m still a very protective mother!
So it wasn’t surprising when I’d find him standing for ages by the window, staring out across the city-scape. He even wanted to sleep with the curtains open, like it was fairyland.
We have chosen the Dusit Thani to present to you our 5-star plus option for hotels we recommend in Bangkok, Thailand.
The standard of the suite and excellent Thai service is known around the world.
On arrival, we were each garnished with a bracelet of jasmine and roses.
And the daily exotic fruit platter (complete with fruit guide) and newspapers were a welcome touch.
There are triple curtains on the floor to ceiling windows to keep out noise and light.
Don’t laugh, but the electronic features of the lavatory were a novelty to both of us. Heated seat, bidét with wash and blow dry, and the list goes on… A fun extra feature.
The en-suite was massive, and we enjoyed the two-way access from the spacious dressing room (complete with slippers, robe, and security safe).
Lovely Thai orchid flowers, and a stunning embossed delicate leaf silver plater, as well as toiletries, were plentiful in our bathroom as well.
Our suite was divine. As all the rooms interconnected, so it felt large and roomy.
There was an office area for me also.
Our huge bed was donned with classic silk cushions and a foot runner also.
On our first evening, we enjoyed our ‘Welcome Drink’ down in the main lobby bar area, where a small band softly played jazz as we sat and enjoyed the stunning display of Thai Orchids.
Behind us, the water fountain cascaded down almost in synchronicity to the music.
I noticed how happy Explorason was to be here. He just loves traveling so much, and he really was loving every aspect of being in Bangkok.
We then headed for a snack in the nearby restaurant.
There are several stores and boutiques down on that level also, so a great place to stop and shop.
It was here we made friends with the doorman. Explorason and he enjoyed a little fun together.
Dusit Thani was the original ‘grand hotel’ of Bangkok, and I love the fact it was established by an astounding and remarkable strong businesswoman, Thanpuying Chanut Piyaoui who has always been very involved in her hotels and still is. I really admire her, and the foresight she had way back in the 1940’s to be part of an incredible part of Thai history. (I’d love to have the opportunity to personally meet her somewhere in the world someday too).
I knew when I saw the amazing Devarana Spa area, that I wanted to experience one of their treatments too. Once seated I was offered herbal fruit tea drink, and the various essential massage oils were explained to me. I was asked to select the fragrance of my choice, which I thought was a lovely touch.
“Devarana” (pronounced te-wa-run) comes from Thai-Sanskrit, meaning “garden in heaven”.
One thing I remember that firmly stands out in my mind is the small bowl of essential oil fragrance with floating flowers that I looked down into whilst I enjoyed my massage. I’ve never had that before, and it was a nice touch.
The back massage I got was so amazing that I drifted in total relaxation in and out of sleep. When I woke I was disoriented and tried to walk into the mirror, which I thought was quite funny, and quickly woke me up!
Next day we were a little late for breakfast down in The Pavilion, but the food was still plentiful, and each day we selected a different place to dine. We met some lovely and friendly guests here.
Many cultures and tastes were catered for at breakfast time too. Even Sushi and cold Melon Soup were amongst the daily selection.
And the Chef and hot food station was always a busy place, and usually where Explorason could be found dishing up his bacon.
There is also formal dining upstairs, as well as a magic of panoramic delights at Level ’22 Kitchen and Bar’ area, with an even more spectacular view of the city than our suite – it is hard to believe that is even possible!
And off from the fountain and garden area is yet another cafe and casual dining area. In fact, there are so many restaurants to choose from including:
- The Pavilion
- 22 Kitchen & Bar
- The Mayflower
- Hamilton’s Steak House
- Thien Duong
- Dusit Gourmet
- Lobby Lounge
And if that all gets too much, why not kick your shoes off after a hard days shopping, and relax with a drink by the pool.
We really appreciated the warmth and 5-star hospitality at the Dusit Thani, and we know you will too. For unsurpassed luxury, you just can’t beat it. For us, it exceeded all expectations.
And to help you get into the Holiday Season here is a special offer too:
Bookings: Dusit Thani Bangkok – 946 Rama IV Road, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
Phone: +66 (0) 2200 9000
Conveniently located adjacent to two rapid transit stations as well as the lush expanse of Lumpini Park, Dusit Thani Bangkok is also within close proximity to Bangkok’s major business, shopping and entertainment centers.
- Railway Station – 3 km
- Suvarnabhumi Airport – 24 km
- Sala Daeng BTS Skytrain station – 500 m
- Direct access to Silom MRT underground station
- Opposite Lumpini Park
- Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre – 5.4 km
- Siam Paragon – 2.1 km
- MBK Shopping Centre – 2.7 km
- Silom Complex – 500 m
- Silom night market – 500 m
- Patpong night market – 500 m
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