Entering the Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park Hotel, you instantly feel like you’ve stepped into another world, making it the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of Sukhumvit Road – Bangkok’s shopping and entertainment hub. You are met with a professional and welcoming greeting as you enter the tall doors which sway open into one of the largest hotel lobbies I’ve been in. The grand nature of this hotel is similar to that of the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok, but more modern.
With a hotel of this size, you certainly don’t feel as if it’s overcrowded with its majestic pillars and spaced out seating areas offering you your own privacy. It’s in the same area where one can have a drink at the bar, delight in afternoon tea, or merely enjoy the classic sounds coming from the piano.
With over 1300 rooms and suites, making it one of (if not) Bangkok’s largest hotel – you are bound to find something to fit your needs. The hotel is separated into two buildings – the north and south towers.Taking one of the eight elevators up to your room makes it hassle free and a short wait. Upon stepping out of the elevator on your floor, you enjoy the comfort of the carpet providing you with a cushioned walkway after a day of sightseeing.
I stayed in the M Club guest room with floor to ceiling windows over an unobstructed view of Benchasiri Park. The modern-style room was in immaculate condition and carefully laid out for relaxation. Complete with a small working area and a chair to watch skytrains in the distance.
Sleep comfort was definitely on of the highlight with their crisp, premium bedding and blockout curtains. Make sure to call reception if you wish to arrange more pillows brought to your room. The TV had a variety of channels with perfect picture quality to choose from in different languages.
The bathroom amenities were that of a 5-star hotel, providing you with everything you might need. One of my criteria for a bathroom is a good shower. The hotel did not disappoint in this regard with it’s high-pressure rainfall shower and a handheld shower. Whats more, is that you can relax with a built-in shower bench.
There’s nothing better than cooling off in a pool after the sweltering heat of the concrete jungle. For me though, it was too cool. 🙂 It felt like the water just wasn’t warm enough, I would imagine it being due to the limited amount of direct sunlight it gets. However, if you would just like to lake around, then this is perfect for that. There are ample sunbeds around the pool area and a bar to quench your thirst. The gym is also on the same level.
As I mentioned earlier, the hotel is large, but the staff are always courteous and serve you with a smile. And the service in the M Club Lounge was no less so. And if you prefer the rooftop atmosphere then be sure to go to the A-Bar Rooftop which serves some of the best gin cocktails in the city.