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Conrad Bangkok is a high-rise premium five-star hotel in Bangkok’s embassy district.
Amongst the high rise hotels, apartments, and office buildings is Conrad Bangkok and Conrad Bangkok Residences. Just a short walk away from almost every major embassy, this classic hotel is a favorite for diplomats and dignitaries from all over the world.
Phone: +66 2 690 9999
Classic High-rise Five-star
At more than 30 stories high, Conrad Bangkok is a classic, big city, high-rise five-star hotel. The property was purpose-built to serve the nearby businesses and embassies. The property is home to an authentic Japanese restaurant, spa, executive lounge and was recently renovated.
The property is home to a handful of restaurants and bars, but none are as impressive as the Diplomat bar in the main floor lobby. Food and live music welcome guests in for a drink or a meal. The style of the bar reflects Thailand giving guests a taste of Bangkok whether they are first-time visitors or familiar with the city.
This property is part of the Hilton Honor program. Be sure to read – Everything You Wanted To Know About Hilton Honors.
Thai massages are one of the best ways to relax in the “Big Mango.” The hotel’s expansive spa offers guests discounts and a unique chocolate service in which guests soak in a tub filled with chocolate-infused liquid.
A few floors above the city streets but in the shadow of looming towers, the Conrad Bangkok’s pool shimmers for guests. Shallow, but swimmable, the pool is good for families or those looking for early morning laps. The City-Terrace pool bar and restaurant delivers drinks and food either swim-up or to the dozens of loungers around the pool. A separate hot tub is available for adults who prefer to soak and relax.
At check-in, I was upgraded to a suite thanks to my Hilton Honors Diamond status. The extra space was welcome as I was travelling with my family at the time and my sister-in-law was also in Thailand for an extended holiday.
The extensive suite provided enough room for our larger than normal party. A seating area, large desk and workspace as well as a dining room table helped us separate our living space from private areas like the bedroom and master bathroom. This distance allowed us to comfortably welcome our guests without including them in our personal space. The living room also had a guest bathroom.
In the bedroom, a lounger was set at the foot of the king-size bed. Little touches like a stuffed elephant for our daughter enhanced our experience.
Master Bathroom Suite
The master bathroom suite rounded the edges on our corner suite. First, we found a large walk-in closet, followed by a dual vanity opposite floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Embassy of the Netherlands.
Continuing through, the bathroom terminates in a shower, bathtub suite, and a separate water closet. The layout was spacious and gave a spa-like feel.
Hilton’s Global Service
Hilton Honors provides a number of benefits for guests including free wifi, and for elite Gold and Diamond members, access to the executive lounge on the 29th floor with breakfast, afternoon tea, and evening canapés.
Hilton’s service, however, begins at reception with a cold, signature welcome drink and a cold, scented towel.
At breakfast in the executive lounge, a variety of western and Asian cuisine was available including dumplings, buns, fried rice, and congee as well as made-to-order eggs, waffles, and even a Full English breakfast.
I also earned status and stay credit, bonus points, and a late check-out associated with my status in the Hilton Honors program.
For more information on the Hilton Honors loyalty program, see this post.
Conrad Bangkok prices (both for the Residences and hotel available nightly or long term) have dropped in recent years to reflect market pressure both within the Hilton family and from new properties that have opened in the city. Prices have been as low as $88/nt though fluctuate up to $180/nt. That’s a large swing, one dependent on occupancy levels and time of year. However, at any price below $150/nt, the hotel is an excellent value especially for Honors members with Gold status or higher.
For Hilton Honors members, rates start at 40,000/nt for a standard room (Conrad Bangkok Residences as low as 25,000/nt.) This provides a value of 0.2¢ to 0.45¢/point, under or slightly above Suite and Lobbies valuation of 0.4¢/point. Honors members can receive even more value when redeeming points for a five-night stay as Honors members receive the fifth night free. During five-night stays, a guest can increase the value of their points to between 0.28¢/point to 0.56¢/point – a better but still not excellent use of points. It’s recommended to pay cash for your room.
If you want to earn loyalty points even faster for your next stay be sure to read our post – Why Every Traveler Should Have A Hilton Honors Credit Card.
While Conrad Bangkok was once the premier Hilton property in Bangkok, even following renovation it falls behind Waldorf-Astoria Bangkok. However, Conrad still provides excellent accommodations at an amazing price for western visitors.
What do you think? Have you stayed at Conrad Bangkok? How was your experience?