image Hotel review: Mercure Bangkok Asoke Residence

Mercure Bangkok Asoke Residence

Stayed 14th – 16th oct 2015 – TripAdvisor ranking when booked 163 out of 785 hotels in Bangkok

On arrival it looks more like a office block and taxi driver couldn’t find it even though we had address, luckily a security guard poked his head around the corner and pointed it out.  Check in was easy and quick.

The rooms are quite impressive, it was huge!. It had a kitchen area with fridge, hot plate, microwave and utensils so you could make basic meals. A dinning area, a living area with tv. A large airy bedroom with king size comfy bed and two wardrobes. The bathroom is plain but does the job and there is a extra toilet in the entrance way. What is good is there was a washing machine, this would be a good place to stay if working over here or on a long vacation as it had a apartment feel rather than a hotel. It even had a small balcony with fake grass.

Location is great, its a little away from main roads so its quiet, five minutes walk from restaurants bar shops and the BTS station is a easy stroll away.

The rooftop pool has to be the highlight, it is a great area to chill I had it all to myself for most of the day. It has a drinks and a ice cream fridge where you pick what you want and fill in a form and its added to your room bill. Its crazy to think 14 floors below is a busy city as its so peaceful.

There isn’t a onsite restaurant but a book of takeaways you can ring to be delivered called food by phone. It has over 100 restaurants so there should be something for everyone. I was a bit nervous about using it but it was so easy I did it online registered then put in order, two minutes later they rang to confirm order and said it would be about 45 minutes. In a way this is better than a onsite restaurant, if staying for a while hotel restaurants can get repetitive.

 

But there are factors that let it down. For a start I got excited about english film channels, being away for 7 weeks with not much tv this is a big thing so when I got into bed turned tv on to watch a movie I was disappointed that yes it does have channels but the picture is so fuzzy and the sound is poor. Wifi was also a bit slow at times

The tours are extremely expensive nearly x3 of what previous hotel was charging, luckily I had done all my tours by this point. Even though they had a desk for tours I never saw anyone there and I even stood there for a while reading the brochure and no one came over so I think it caters more for the business person rather than a tourist.

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