Friday, 15 May 2020

Hotel Review – DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sukhumvit Bangkok

King Superior Room

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sukhumvit Bangkok ★★★★ (4 Stars Hotel)
18 1 Sukhumvit 26 Alley
Khlong Tan, Khlong Toei, Krung Thep
Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand

T: +66 2 649 6666
IG: @Doubletreebkk

BTS Station: Phrom Phong.

Room Type: King Superior Room
Stayed: December 2019
Booking: Direct DoubleTree / Hilton Website

Lobby Centrepiece 
  
DoubleTree by Hilton in an upscale property at Hilton Group with more than 500 properties in more than 40 countries. LD and I previously stayed at DoubleTree by Hilton in Johor Bahru and Beijing. So far, the experience has been memorable, we have no qualms of choosing DoubleTree by Hilton (‘DTH’) whenever possible.

 
Concierge 

Location: 9/10
During our work trip to Bangkok, we decide on DTH as it is closer to our meeting place. Located at Sukhumvit SOI 26, which is very central and within a close walking distance to Phrom Phong BTS station. This is the stop for one most happening shopping centre in Bangkok now, EmQuartier which is filled with trendy stores and gastronomic offerings. You also can check out the Emporium mall for a classical shopping experience.

It is one stop away from Thong Lor station, known for its Top 5 Pad Thai in Bangkok and the super famous and delicious Thai Mango shop. Getting to Soi 26 by car is also a breeze, as the location is not as close to the busy street of Sukhumvit road and drivers can go through the small road.

Room: Overall (9/10)
Cleanliness (9/10). Space (9/10). Room Amenities (9/10)

Our initial booking is for King Deluxe Room. Once our booking is confirmed, we received an email that offers us room upgrade to King Superior Room for 255Bath per night. We took it without hesitation.

King Supeiror Room

The differences are:
- Bigger Room 37 sq.m for King Superior compare to 28 sq.m for King Deluxe
- Bath Tub (Yes, we get to soak) for King Superior but not for King Deluxe.
- Espresso Machine for King Superior but not for King Deluxe.

Bath Tub

Espresso Machine

As this is not a newly build property, we notice that there are signs of ageing in reception and the lift going up to our room. Surprisingly, the room looks new and feels young especially with the inclusion of open space wardrobe.

The Shower

The bed is firm with a touch of soft padding on the top. (Bed firmness rating 8/10) The pillows on the bed are huge and good for hugging and when you lay on it, it just cuddles your head nicely.

Bathroom amenities are very good. Toiletries range is selected from Crabtree & Evelyn. I am very picky on my towels. For a 4-star hotel, I expect it to have a standard face, hand and bath towels, just like on offer here.

Toiletries range by Crabtree & Evelyn

Room Entertainment & WIFI (9/10)

The flat-screen TV in the room is around 42 inches, a good size for the room. A JBL alarm clock and Bluetooth speaker is also available for your audio entertainment. WIFI in the room is high speed and cover every inch of the room nicely. I get my work done and even able to do some publishing on my blog without a hitch.

Working Table 

JBL Speaker and Alarm Clock


In Room Dining (8/10)

Offer a good selection of Thai Food, Asian and Western. The Pad Thai is very good, while the Fish Maw Soup is robust and the portion is sufficient for 2 pax.

In-Room Dining - Pad Thai

In-Room Dining - Fish Maw Soup

Breakfast (8/10)

I find the breakfast range is moderate. You get the usual American style breakfast such as eggs, sausages, bacon, bread, muesli, salad and fruits. There is a noodle station for a local dish, but not much to shout about. The chef made a very good effort to design the pancakes. I manage to get the “Garfield” character, this just brings a smile on your face.

Breakfast - Bread, Salad and Yoghurt Stations 

Animated Pancakes

I gave the breakfast rating extra point because DTH served Ice Cream for breakfast. I got to eat my bread and butter pudding with ice cream for breakfast. WOW. The second Hilton Property that I get to enjoy Ice Cream during breakfast.

 
Ice Cream for Breakfast

Bread and Butter Pudding with Cookies & Cream Ice Cream

Part of Dining Area


Facilities (8/10)

Walking through the lobby of DTH is like walking through someone personal antique collections. Antique items such as cash register, radios, bicycle and even photography equipment.

Antique Radios as Wall Decor

Antique Cash Register

The property is also equipped with a medium size swimming pool and gym. Too bad it does not offer in-house SPA or collaboration with an external provider.

Swimming Pool
Pool Bar

Since DTH is located back to back with Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok, you can dine in the restaurants in Hilton and get the charges billed to your room in DTH.

Part of the Gym

Service (9/10)

Overall, the service staff are very friendly and accommodating. They greet you in traditional Thai greetings, the concierge team are very helpful and even ensure our Grab driver took us to the right location.
 
Part of Waiting Area in Lobby 

Check-in and Check-out process are seamless. DTH also offer express check out. Not forgetting, the warm Signature DoubleTree Cookies are served when we check-in. One for each guest. These cookies are just addictive and taste consistent in every country.

DoubleTree by Hilton Signature Cookie

DoubleTree by Hilton Signature Cookie

Overall: Highly Recommend

DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok is a very good hotel to stay in. The strategic location and accompanies with Signature DoubleTree by Hilton hospitalities. I will surely return here to stay in the future. Till we meet again. Cheers!!



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