There are two Holiday Inn hotels in Bangkok, so if you are travelling from the airport make sure that the driver knows which one! I found out the hard way and ended up at the Holiday Inn next to the Intercontinental near the Central World Shopping Mall.
The Holiday Inn Silom is situated at the bottom of Silom Road near the river and is an easy walk to the large river-front hotels and for river cruises. Patpong and the top of Silom Road are about 20 minutes’ walk away, maybe quicker if you can dodge all the pedestrians and stalls quickly. In that area is the Lumpini Park, one of the few places in Bangkok for jogging and walking amongst greenery.
The nearest Skytrain station is Surasak, a short walk away. Once on the Skytrain, it is easy to connect to the main central areas of Bangkok and all the major shopping malls.
One advantage is that the Holiday Inn is close to the expressway and will take about 40 minutes to Suvarnabhumi International Airport by taxi. If you choose to use public transport then the Airport Rail Line (City Line) from the airport connects with the Skytrain at Phaya Thai and then travels to Surasak Station. This means some walking and a change of trains at Silom.
Around the hotel are a number of restaurants, massage parlours and supermarkets.
The Holiday Inn Silom has 657 rooms and 27 suites, many of which have been refurbished. There is an executive club on the top floors. All rooms are well presented and have high speed Internet.
The hotel is popular for conferences and meetings with a capacity of up to 850 people and all the facilities you need for a large or small meeting.
The Brassiere is an all-day restaurant with extensive buffets and an a la carte menu that overlooks the busy streets. If you fancy Indian food, then the Tandoor on the sixth floor is a good choice with authentic north Indian cuisine and live Indian music. Hari’s Bar, next to the Brassiere, is a popular after-work bar and has some innovative cocktails and live entertainment. The Orchid Lounge, in the large lobby, offers light meals and snacks all day long.
This is a city hotel, so it has no garden, however, there is a swimming pool on the sixth floor, which is surrounded by a landscaped sun deck where light meals and beverages can be taken.
The Health Club, also on the sixth floor, has a fully equipped gymnasium, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and tennis court.
We have stayed at the Holiday Inn Silom several times and can find no fault. The service is excellent, rooms are well presented, prices reasonable and food good. Some might find the location slightly away from the main shopping streets and the reliance on the Skytrain an issue.
Review by David from eGuide Travel
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