We decided to take a trip to visit Paul’s parents back in the UK to meet their first grandchild, Mila, when she was 4 months old.
On the return journey back to New Zealand we stopped off in Bangkok for a few days.
We chose the 5 Star Grande Centre Point Terminal 21 for the obvious quality and luxury standards of staying at a 5 Star hotel that you would expect when making such a booking.
You can’t beat that feeling when you walk into a grand hotel lobby for the first time and feeling like you’ve made the right choice. This certainly gave us that feeling!
At the time we stayed the hotel was literally brand new. We were lucky enough at that time to benefit from the ‘soft’ opening rates which were very reasonable.
The building itself is a mixed-use complex with the hotel being located on top of the new Terminal 21 shopping mall in the Asoke district of Bangkok. Having a huge mall underneath your hotel to purchase those ‘essentials’ is such a great bonus.
Wondering downstairs to the mall to try and curb the onslaught of jet lag keeps the mind busy. Terminal 21 itself is a great mall with a great selection of shops and a plethora of food as one would expect to see when in Bangkok.
It has a direct connection to the BTS Skytrain and MRT underground rail networks which allows you easy access the rest of the city, and if you’ve ever visited Bangkok before, it’s not exactly a pram friendly city. So having the Skytrain link was a bonus.
We chose a “Deluxe Premium” room and they added a cot to the room for us.
The design is a modern, minimalist style with touches of luxury features throughout.
We were lucky enough to get a room very high up which we love when staying in Bangkok, it had floor to ceiling windows which made for a spectacular view day and night, even the bathroom had an amazing view when sat on the toilet contemplating life!
The bedding was crisp and soft on the luxurious king size bed, this was perfect for us after a long flight from the UK.
There’s something so relaxing about waking up to the sunrise with a cup of coffee watching the world go by in another city, especially when you’re so high up.
There’s a Spa on site to relax in while children play around in the kid’s room, there is also a movie room.
One of the great features at Terminal 21 is that they have a fully equipped fitness centre, a steam room, sauna, mini golf, running track and tennis court as well as a large outdoor infinity pool on floor F where you can enjoy an incredible panoramic Bangkok view.
If you’re worried about eating the local Thai style food there’s no need to be as they have a delicious assortment of European & Thai fusion food. The breakfast buffet was equally as satisfying with plenty of selection despite the fact I can’t ever resist the bacon even though I should eat the museli.
We got there early on the first day due to jet lag so had the place to ourselves for a short while.
Don’t forget you can venture out onto the adjacent shopping mall which has plenty of food and drink options right on your doorstep.
This hotel has definitely won me over, it’s very convenient to all amenities and to the centre of Bangkok.
So with Terminal 21, we found everything we were looking for, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, everything was of a high standard with great service from all the staff as soon as you check in.
Overall opinion on this luxury Hotel:
• Location: 8/10
• Family-friendly 6/10
• Rooms: 8/10
• Food: 8/10
• Service: 9/10
• Overall experience: very good: 8/10
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