Finally I had finished editing the pictures of our trip to Bangkok in last November, although rather unskillfully, because I can’t wait to blog about Bangkok, especially our stay at Pathumwan Princess Hotel. This time, CS was condemned to stay (and sulk!) at home while I enjoy my first ladies trip to overseas with Wendy. Just two girls ladies, free, easy and shopping-action-packed. No more guy complaining about sore feet.
My trip didn’t started quite right, being down with stomach upset first thing in the morning. I became inattentive, leaving poor Wendy behind the security line, with her boarding pass in my hand! Migraine began to work its way and when I almost slept through it, we were met with an air turbulent, so anyone can imagine my mood upon reaching Bangkok. The final straw was when a guy tried to cut our taxi queue and his body brushing mine! Without even realizing it, I shouted a loud “Oiii!” at the guy. That scared him enough to stay away from me. I am not proud of myself, but my mood did turned better! Talk about stress release.
Enough of my rambling, the black cloud passed and we checked into a hotel way above our expectations – Pathumwan Princess Hotel. This is the first time I decided to splurge on a 5 star hotel (some actually said it’s 4.5 star) but it proved to be a right decision.
Room was spacious and being on 24th floor, we enjoyed a view of the nearby National Stadium. I have a soft spot for wooden flooring and its carpeting.
Washroom with a glass pane but privacy can be ensured with the electric blind.
Housekeeping and room service were impeccably fastidious. We called them a few times, and each time they turned up at our door within minute.
We were totally in love with its Olympic Club – state-of-art gym, large changing rooms, dry and wet saunas and did I mention its rooftop 25 metres saltwater swimming pool surrounded by beautiful wooden structure? Both of us agreed that it is easily the best and cleanest swimming we had ever encounter. We can even choose to dip in one of its two hot and cold powerful jacuzzi while ogling at an athletic guy swimming laps. Unlike most hotels, all the facilities are open until 10.30 pm.
Some of the photos are credits of Wendy and she’s an expert when it comes to posing the food for pictures.
Like icing on the cake, the hotel offers a great buffet breakfast. Can you imagine we even get baby octopus in the menu? I might as well add, with my favourite Dilmah tea served.
Our stay at Pathumwan Princess Hotel was NOT complimentary. We booked via Booking.com after comparing prices with other sites. We managed to book for roughly MYR410 per room per night, but the price had gone slightly higher since.