Eastin hotel Bangkok, review

March 9, 2015
Leather sofas and red carpet at the Eastin hotel lobby
The grand lobby at the Eastin
Dim sum station with chilli flakes, fish balls and bowls of sauces
Breakfast options with an eastern twist
Double bedroom hotel in Bangkok, Thailand
The spacious double room at the Eastin
For our recent trip to Bangkok, hubby and I checked in at the Eastin hotel.
Super-conveniently linked to an overground metro line, the Eastin hotel was the epitome of mod-cons, convenience and the world class service that Asia has become known for.
We spent three nights at the hotel, and everything from needing fresh milk for tea, to staff double-checking that we were satisfied with our room-service fries, made us feel really looked after.
The hotel itself is very similar to the Westin hotel I stayed at in Kuala Lumpur.
The entrance is incredibly grand with giant chandeliers, a plush sofa area and gold-look lobby.
Often with hotels, the lobby provides the wow factor, while the room is usually less than impressive. This is particularly the case in European hotels.
However with the Eastin, the first impression followed through, with a generous sized room with a king-sized bed, and a great view to boot.
The Bangkok city skyline view
The view from the room
The room had wooden furniture with leather-effect finishes, toiletries and a bath robe and slippers.
The hotel also had an infinity pool located on the fifteenth floor. It didn’t quite have the wow factor of the Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore, which was located on the fiftieth floor (see my review here), but it was a great addition nonetheless with rattan day beds dotted around and comfy enough to sleep on.
Infinity pool on top of hotel in Bangkok, Thailand
The infinity pool at the Eastin
One piece of advice I would give is to use the pool during the day, as it’s got quite a cool temperature so is great for fighting off the humidity.
We went to the pool in the evening, and while every other evening has been baking hot, sods law was that the night we decide to go to the pool, it’s a relatively cool evening and the temperature of the water is a tad nippier than I would have liked.
But if you do stay the the Eastin the pool is worth a visit if only to just lounge on the day beds, take in the skyline and watch the world go by. The perfect chill out for a busy day of sightseeing.
But the best is yet to come, the breakfast at the Eastin was up there with the greats. This surpassed my expectation as there was a resort style offering, minus the price tag.
Dim sum and soup counter with a chef
The Dim Sum station in full swing at breakfast

 

Fried egg, omelette, beans and vegetable for breakfast
Potato wedges for breakfast.. only in Bangkok
As well as the standard fry up, there was a sushi platter, dim sum station and soup counter. While sadly for me, most of the dim sum was out of bounds as they contained pork, I was able to request a fish ball soup with noodles of my choice. I opted for the vermicelli.
On top of that was fresh fruit, roast potatoes, wedges, salad and a pancake station.
Thai breakfast of noodle soup, pickles, fruit and yoghurt
Fruit, pickle and soup for brekkie, why the hell not?!
The breakfast was absolutely one of the best bits of the hotel. But then I would say that as I’m an eternal foodie.
As mentioned the hotel is very conveniently located next to the train station, so it was super easy to get out and about. There was also a convenience store two blocks away, which was great for stocking up on drinks and snacks.
The Eastin Hotel cost around £80 per night, which is unbelievable considering the quality, luxury, location and inclusive breakfast. You wouldn’t get this in London for a fraction of the price.
So overall, I’d thoroughly recommend the Eastin Hotel, and if I was to visit Bangkok again, I’d happily stay there.
If you’re planning a trip to Bangkok, check out my basics travel tips.  For ideas on things to do in the city, click here.
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