Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok Deluxe Room Experience and Thoughts

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The time that we visited Bangkok was an ‘exciting’ time: it was just days before the departure when the news of a military takeover was announced. While there were some worried travelers who cancelled their flights and postponed their trip, we decided to go ahead (but with precautions of course). Travel insurance was a must, as was signing up with the MFA (Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs) - to be updated of the situation and Singapore’s take on the situation, and of course keeping an eye on the local news when we were in Bangkok while shopping at the same time (the powers of multi-tasking haha).

We had arrived around noon at the Suvarnabhumi Airport and to get to Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok, we took the BTS (Bangok’s version of a subway) to the nearest station (Ratchaprarop Station) and walked about 10-15 minutes to the hotel. While the walk was straightforward, navigating though the busy (and uneven) streets of Bangkok with (a relatively large) luggage (for all those shopping goods!!) in tow under the hot sun was more than we had asked for.

For just 40฿ per person and in less time than taking a taxi, it was worth it (since our luggage was practically half empty, it was light enough). However, the trip from Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok to the airport was a different story as our luggage was filled to the brim, making it even more of a challenge maneuvering on the uneven busy roads/streets in the heat.  lol
 
Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok is located within a shopping mall, so the lobby is on the 9th floor. Just as the pictures online depict (from Tripadvisor, blogs and the hotel’s own website), the décor of Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok is minimalistic and modern with usage of plenty of white and splashes of color here and there; simple yet pleasing to the eyes. The entrance of the hotel might not stand out, but it is relatively easy to find so no worries about getting lost. Just double check the location before you arrive. Google maps shows it on the wrong side of a very busy street. It’s actually near Platinum Mall and opposite Amari Watergate Hotel.

From the moment we entered the lobby, we were warmly greeted and even served a welcome drink upon check-in. The booking was a Superior Room, which has with a king bed and an area of 25 square meters whereas the Deluxe Room has the options for twin beds and comes in a range of areas from 26-32 square meters. It was a pleasant surprise when the receptionist said that we were complimentarily upgraded to a deluxe room (which has the twin beds) on the 12th floor. A deposit of 4,000 baht for accidentals (e.g. the minibar which was not complimentary) via credit card was held and released (returned) upon departure.

Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok
The lobby, lift area, reception and walkway to our room!

Our room was clean, and being relatively new, everything was white and nice – modern and minimalistic (not too sure about a couple of years down the road, but I do hope that they maintain and upkeep the place to retain its ‘whiteness’). The room was a comfortable size for 2 persons and could accommodate at least 3 medium sized luggage.

Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok Deluxe Room
The beds were comfy and the pillows of dreamy quality.^^
Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok Deluxe Room
The bedside table between the beds and the charging points, with phone and TV remote.
Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok Deluxe Room
The comfy chair and study table with TV and minibar further to the right.
Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok Deluxe Room
The minibar and coffee/tea are not complimentary, but 2 bottles of water are replenished daily.
Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok Deluxe Room
The cupboard with hangers, laundry bags and safe.

The bathroom was not only clean, it was unique with its see-through glass panel (definitely not for those who hardly know each other – it would be uncomfortable as the curtain to have privacy is located outside the bathroom and not within the shower area!).

Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok Deluxe Room
The bathroom amenities has all the basic amenities need, all except for toothbrush and toothbpaste.
Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok Deluxe Room
The view through the room’s glass panel - you can see a bit of the roads and the Platinum Mall to the right side.

Our booking came with breakfast, at Café 9 (9th floor). Breakfast was a pleasant affair with different types of food: cold cuts, cheeses, breads and jams, cakes and parties, fruits, porridge and its condiments (Chinese style), little baos (which could have been better steamed with more water - they were a little hard and dry), Indian Cuisine of naan and accompanying curries, Japanese miso soup with steamed egg (they were not too bad) and meat (i.e. terriyaki chicken, pork katsu), French Toasts (they were a little dry), sausages and much much more. There’s even an egg station where you can order how you want your eggs to be (scrambled, omelet, sunny side up or simply fried).

The variety for breakfast at Café 9 had a good selection of food, catering to all tastes (though there were some hits and misses, it was reasonably good).

Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok Deluxe Room
Breakfast at Cafe 9 - there is even a live egg station that does your eggs just you way you want them!

Although Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok doesn't have a swimming pool, there's a really nice roof top area to chill out and sunbathe, with large sun beds and water features to (attempt to) block out the sound of Bangkok.

Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok Deluxe Room Experience
Moon Sambai

The hotel is located near to the main shopping centers and close to some local food outlets and street food. We were also able to walk to the train station within about 5-10 minutes to take us on our adventures during our time in Bangkok

Pratunam area
Yummy street food around the hotel
While there were amenities such as shampoo, soap and (recycled) glass bottles of water (they have a commendable 'green' programme) which were replenished daily, there were no bedroom slippers nor were there toothbrush and toothpaste. It would have been even better if the hotel had also provided these amenities to enhance the experience. Despite the lack of bedroom slippers, toothbrushes and toothpaste, we were happy with our stay: throughout our 3 nights, the hotel staff whom we encountered were polite and friendly; making it a memorable experience. We would definitely go back to the hotel should we visit Bangkok again (and the price is right)!

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