I know, these 3 have nothing in common :p But I don't feel like separating my Bangkok travelogue into too many posts so here it is, I'm going to share about the hotel we stayed and how we celebrated our birthdays together this year.
After Googled several hotel reviews, we finally decided to stay at Metz Pratunam (actually Crystal let me decide most of the things). The rate is about 1175 Baht per night for week days, and 1225 Baht for Friday - Sunday. I know there're other cheaper hotels around but I personally like this hotel, cause of the location and the room (through their website).
Not a very big hotel but it doesn't matter. It's located just a 5 minutes walk from Pratunam Market, and about 10 minutes walk to Platinum Mall, and about 15 minutes walk to the nearest BTS station (Ratchathewi).
I requested for twin beds upon reserving but since the room is still unavailable when we checked in, they let us put our luggage bags in the double-bed room first, and later helped us switched to the actual room while we went out shopping
A mirror big enough for both of us to make up at the same time, haha
What I like is that the toilet and bathroom are separated, at least we don't have to wait for each other
Though the room is slightly smaller than expected, but basic facilities are provided so I have not many complains la! And I must give credits to the staffs at the reception as they are so friendly and helpful!
I'd surely recommend this hotel to my friends.
Metz Pratunam Hotel
39/22-23 Phethburi Road,
(Soi 15) Ratchathewi Bangkok.
So if you remember I mentioned that this is our birthday trip so I had arranged a special birthday celebration for both of us, which is to dine at the tallest building in Thailand, Baiyoke Sky Hotel. We actually walked to the hotel since it's only about 8 minutes away.
Yep, same color on purpose ^^
This is the observation deck
Since we were not the hotel guest, we din't entitled special discount for the dinner... But it's ok....
According to the website, formal attires are requested in order to dine here hence we brought along a dress and heels. But to my surprise, I saw a lot of people with shorts and sandals during the dinner >.<
Anyway, here we are at the 81st floor!! We chose to sit at the outdoor area (balcony sky box) so that we can both enjoyed the stunning night view of Bangkok city
Wind was strong here, must be careful with our dress otherwise will have to pose like Marilyn Monroe :p
View from the top, simply love the beautiful night lights of Bangkok! Well, both Crystal and I are not afraid of height so dining here is nothing to worry ;)
A very romantic place! It'll be a different feel to dine here with hubby, haha
We paid 1250 Baht each for this dinner
Since we took the premium package, we can order from the ala carte menu, as well as to enjoy the buffet menu together
There're lots of international cuisine at the buffet but I din't took much photos of the food, cause it was dark outside and to snap pictures of food with flash is not my style ;)
Photo taken by the waitress and believe it or not, it was drizzling right after this photo T_T
We got no choice but to switch to indoor, sigh~
And you know I almost wanted to kill the waitress after I reviewed this photo, so blur!!! This is the only picture of us both dining here and see, langsung tak boleh pakai la!!
Anyway, despite the short period of time dining outdoor, we had a great time dining here, eat like nobody is controlling, and chit chat a lot! Furthermore the food is yummy!
This is how we celebrated our birthday together. It was an actual birthday celebration for Crystal, and consider an advanced celebration for me then ;)
It was overall a very pleasant and enjoyable dinner.
And on the 3rd day, we visited the Grand Palace, by taxi from the hotel. Well, it's more worth to take metered taxi in Bangkok, though many taxi drivers might refused to use that and give you a price beforehand.
I knew that no shorts are allowed inside the palace but we din't plan to go into the palace initially, I thought we could at least snap some photos on the outside then continue with the shopping trip, so we were in our shorts. But when we arrived, I realize that there's nothing to see on the outside >.< In order to snap photos, we got to go inside too!
So no choice but have to rent the cloth dress from this shop. Very good business I tell you, cloth dress is for rent and for sell too! The tauke speaks Mandarin and English fluently.30 Baht is charged to rent the dress
We din't go into the palace, just walked around the garden. It was quite a hot morning, and the crowd is crazy. Lots of tourists in groups.
So we left the palace after a short walk, and head on to do our shopping at Terminal 21. I shall conclude my Bangkok travelogue with the following shopping post, and there's a small giveaway as well, so please stay tuned! ;)