Bangkok, Thailand : Kingston Suites

Kingston Suites - Facade

23rd February 2011. Written by Xin Li.
Bangkok, Thailand.
Our Thailand field trip ends here, in the cosmopolitan city of Bangkok. Here we spend one night at the Kingston Suites ran by the Compass Hospitality Group of Hotels.

Kingston Suites - Deluxe Room

The hotel is conveniently located near both Nana and Asok stations hence making it a very good base for exploring the BTS-connected parts of Bangkok and travelling to the airport easy.

Kingston Suites - Deluxe Room

The hotel is a modern boutique hotel with a European accent, literally. The façade mimics the baroque and neoclassical style of row houses in Paris. Such design is bound to invite condemning frowns and stares from my tutors.

However, for the 13 of us, service and comfort is all that matters after an intensive 2 night trip visiting historical Thai architecture sites in both Sukhothai and Ayutthaya.

Kingston Suites - Deluxe Room

For a party of twelve, we got to stay in both the Superior and Deluxe Room. We had 1 less person because our tutor has to return to Singapore early due to work commitments. The Deluxe Room is basically larger and more spacious (by 6 sqm). Both rooms are quite luxurious with comfortable and sturdy double beds and a 32’’ LCD television for entertainment.


Kingston Suites - Toilet

The toilets are elegant too and are equipped with rain showers. However, during my stay in one of the Superior Room, the shower head is not working probably and water gush just plunge from the shower head. More like waterfall shower.


Kingston Suites - Thyme

Breakfast was served in the morning of our arrival upon request. I like that the hotel is flexible with the breakfast hours. It was served in the in-house restaurant called Thyme.

Kingston Suites - Breakfast

The breakfast was buffet-style breakfast featuring the usual classics like sausages, ham, a variety of bread, coffee, tea etc.) However, they a live egg station where you can have they eggs prepared in the style you prefer (as long as it is on their menu, no Benedict or Florentine here)


Kingston Suites - Breakfast

I adore the cream of Broccoli Soup, we had seconds of it.

Kingston Suites - Breakfast

Fresh fruits are much welcomed (and you could have it with cheese)

The coffee and tea are quite diluted.

Kingston Suites - Breakfast

There was also Thai food such as Stir Fried Minced Chicken with Basil, a spicy concoction that would go well with porridge.

We managed to book it at a lower rate under the Happy Hour promotion (1358.54++ THB per night for the Superior Room) which is only available during certain hours of the day. We were forced to upgrade to a Deluxe Room as the Superior Non-Smoking Rooms are not available, this means topping up with some more THB and we aren’t able to check in early either. Furthermore, we didn’t get our welcome drink or cold towel as stated.


Kingston Suites - Deluxe Room

The hotel is expanding when we last visited. The expansion includes adding a swimming pool to the hotel at the new annexe. They also have a complimentary tuk-tuk shuttle service to the the BTS station. Overall, our stay was comfortable and the service is okay.

Kingston Suites
39/3-7 Sukhumvit Soi 15
Bangkok 10110 Thailand
Tel: +66 (0)2 120 8288
Fax: +66 (0)2 120 8299

1 comments:

  1. Ahh I was thinking whether to book this place for my trip in December. Decided on Aspen Suites instead. Hope the breakfast buffet there will be as good as Kingston!

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