Bangkok – Airport Rail Link & Glow Pratunam Hotel
Bangkok Bangkok here we go!!!
For many, Bangkok might be a very common destination for them to visit many times in a year. But for us, Bangkok is usually just our place of transit before we take a car transfer to our resort. I actually traveled to Bangkok with my family before but for Feng, it was kind of his first time to actually step foot on Bangkok to eat and shop! Be AMAZED! ｡ﾟ(ﾟ´ω`ﾟ)ﾟ｡
Here’s us waiting excitedly to board the plane to fly to our shopping haven!! Oh man, am missing this old hairstyle now…
So knowing that Bangkok always has JAM as portrayed in a lot of movies, many bloggers’ experience and my personal experience, we decided to try taking the Airport Rail Link to get us from the Suvarnabhumi Airport to Bangkok City since we arrived in Bangkok at well, the peak hour. (´｡･-･｡｀)
After alighting from our flight, we headed to the 2nd floor to get our tourist friendly SIM card from DTAC before heading down to the Airport Rail Link! At the start it was a bit confusing on which line to take and where to get the tickets but didn’t take us too long to figure everything out and we got our train tokens! Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeee~
Feng is always my hand model ‘cos he has PERFECTLY BEAUTIFUL hands to model anything! Hehe. And here he was trying to take a photo of the train tokens as well. Dedication to the max! (*˙︶˘*)♥
Here’s the train station and weirdly not a lot of people are taking the trains. Our cabin was pretty empty as well. Hmmmm.
The interior of the train with a section that allows you to put your luggage. Lucky us that it was no crowded as well so we can occupy all that space by ourselves. Haha! Well you didn’t see them but we went on this trip with our best University buddies! So one of the luggages is theirs. Hehe. It has been a long time since we last went on a trip together! Should probably plan for another short trip together again before more commitment sets in in future!!
The whole journey from the airport to Bangkok City was pretty fast. We got off at Phaya Thai to subsequently change to the Bangkok Mass Transit System (BTS). There were a lot of people with luggages trying to buy the train tickets at the counter and eventually we got ours as well. The BTS train tickets is just like Singapore’s old train ticket, the magnetic train ticket! Even the ticket machine looks similar to ours so it was not too tough for us to use it. ❁٩(„❛ ֊ ❛„)❁
Seeing our confused looks, the train station master guided us to the direction of the gantry that we should enter from, though I don’t really see much difference getting in from either side. Hmmmm. But anyway, it was a bitch trying to carry the luggages up and down the stairs!!! Luckily Feng was there for me else I can’t imagine having to carry all that myself. ˚‧º·(´ฅДฅ｀)‧º·˚
And it was a bitch trying to get on the train with our luggages since it was a tad bit crowded on the train and with our luggages, there goes our space! But I guess the Thais are used to this scene since it seems like a lot of people are getting on the train here with their luggage. Honestly me think it was a challenge to get from the Ratchathewi train station to our hotel. It was an unexpectedly loooooooooooooooooooooooooong walk to the hotel. It’s okay if it was a long walk but not when the pavement was so badly cracked up and all, which poses many obstacles when we were dragging our luggage. Up those stairs. Down those stairs. Walk that bit more. And FINALLY! Reached the lift lobby and time to head up to the hotel!
Glow Pratunam Hotel! Yep, that’s where we stayed ‘cos of the many positive feedback we read online before deciding on the hotel. And not forgetting the other plus point is that it is just opposite the Platinum Mall! So after a long walk, it was great to have a welcome drink from the hotel while waiting for them to check us in. Apparently one of us will get a free upgrade so the front desk gave us the room numbers to choose from and Feng actually picked the bigger room! ♡♡(❁′ᗨ‵❁)♡♡
The extra room space that we had to put our shopping bags and what-nots! We hardly use this space since there is a TV in the bedroom as well. This space is just for packing our luggage and the sofa was used mainly to put our shopping bags. Haha!
The work table in the bedroom. Not really big but sufficient. And amazingly hotels are still providing iPod/iPhone dock when there are so many people who are using Android phones nowadays. Probably it’s time to change to something more useful like a USB multi-plug charger? ☆～（ゝ。∂）And am loving the architecture of the room with the lovely wood interior design. But the chair… A bit extra lah. Hahaha!
Introducing our FREAKING BIG bathroom! The bathtub is located at a really weird position ‘cos you can actually push open those wooden panels and watch the TV at the same time, so that also means that while you are using the bathtub, you might splash water into the bedroom! And do note this VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION! For singles who are too shy to expose to your mates, I definitely wouldn’t recommend this room ‘cos the shower room and the toilet doors are clear glass. Yes. CLEAR GLASS. So shy! (ฅ•﹏•ฅ ̀๑)
Glow Pratunam Hotel provides all the basic amenities that you need as well! And all in really pretty colors!
I definitely recommend everyone who wants a nice and clean place to stay in to stay at the Glow Pratunam Hotel! Another good thing about staying at the Glow Pratunam Hotel is the McDonald’s that is just at level one though DO NOT expect the McDonald’s service to be on par as our Singapore’s one. Thailand’s one took sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo long to give us our order and the counter staff was confused most of the time. (ㆀ˘･з･˘)ωҺaｔ？
For us, the distance to the BTS station might be something to think about ‘cos everytime we go somewhere and wants to get back to a hotel, it is so tiring to walk that faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar. Even though the Platinum Mall is just opposite, I will consider staying at the Novotel Hotel next time ‘cos it is just above the Platinum Mall! So just shop, shop, shop and go straight up to your hotel room to unload everything before continuing! Just some little things to think about though I have nothing much to pick on for Glow Pratunam. Probably should also think about taking an airport transfer from the airport to the hotel next time as well. The terrible luggage trawling. One time is enough! (╭☞•́•̀)╭☞ ✧✧✧
And to end off, here’s the view from our hotel room! Well as usual, if you want more details then you can head over to Feng’s blog! ♡~（≧∇≦）~♡