Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok, Thailand [ REVIEW : PHOTOS ]

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    July 2014, 1 night

    [​IMG]|| OUR STAY @ THE NOVOTEL BANGKOK SUVARNABHUMI AIRPORT HOTEL || BKK || BANGKOK || THAILAND || JULY 2014 || by || UggBoy♥UggGirl || PHOTO || WORLD || TRAVEL ||, on Flickr

    We know the Novotel Suvarnabhumi seven years now and found out about it only by accident. At the time we were on the way to Koh Samui, but our plane from Copenhagen had been delayed due to technical problems. We received a day room, courtesy of SAS, at the Novotel with free breakfast and lunch. We were impressed by the friendly staff and how beautiful the hotel looked. Ever since we have stayed there, we stay here too, when in Bangkok.

    On this occasion we arrived via the Airport Train Link at Suvarnabhumi and took the underground walkway. It was well signed and took around 10 minutes.

    We went to the check in desk. Since we had booked an executive room for one night before our flight home we were brought to the Business Center, which also contains the club lounge. Check in took a bit longer than expected, because a suitable room had to be found for us. The staff was always friendly, but very busy.

    We were directed to our room, which was based in the same wing as the club lounge.

    The rooms hadn't changed much since our last stay in 2009. Ours was large. The walls were dark blue and the furniture also dark. There was Thai modern art work and the room overlooked the pool.

    We had a comfortable king sized bed, a writing desk, a chair and coffee table, a mini bar, wardrobe and cupboard. There was also a flat screen TV with local and international channels.

    The medium sized bathroom had Novotel own branded amenities, separate bath tub and shower, a sink and toilet.

    The shower was smaller than at the Four Seasons or Banyan Tree (please see also reviews), where we had stayed before. All was comfortable to use, though.

    Beside the comfortable rooms, we actually enjoy the romance of the hotel and the convenient location to the airport.

    All of the restaurants, the reception, the concierge, business center, Executive Club Lounge and some shops are located on the ground floor.

    There are Sala Thai for Thai cuisine, The Square (24 hours open and international), Golden Village for Dim Sum and Cantonese, Kinsen (Japanese), the Atrium Terrace, Le Gourmet and Splash Pool Bar.

    We went to Le Gourmet for desserts. It has been moved from the side of the stunning atrium to the center. All the cakes we had were wonderful as always. It's our favorite outlet.

    The atrium has a lot of Thai features. The reception for example depicts an orchid. There are trees and a water feature. There was also an art exhibition on display, which we found interesting and the art could be bought at the art gallery in the lobby.

    During previous stays we went to the pool, enjoyed drinks at the swim up bar, used the spa and visited the Thai Garden, which is a must. It's hidden and a bit difficult to find, but when there, it's tranquil and peaceful.

    Kids are also catered for with a small play area in the lobby.

    After our stroll through the Thai Garden we went to the Happy Hour at the Club Lounge. The lounge was modern and medium in size.

    There was a good selection of hot and cold dishes and desserts.

    The staff made also cocktails on request.

    There was a small selection of wines and liquors. The red wine we had was very good.

    After our savory choices we wanted to have some of the chocolate tartlets. Unfortunately they were finished already, but when we asked nicely we were told they would be back soon. Taking some other nice sweets we returned to our table. A member of staff approached us and apologized, advising that there weren't any chocolate tarts left after all. That was okay with us, but we were surprised when we received a small plate with other chocolate desserts (there were at least six) as an apology. Trying most of them we were really stuffed. To our next surprise somehow the staff had organized three chocolate tartlets for us. We appreciated what the employees did for us, but were in a bend. Being full already we couldn't let the employees down after they went to great length to please us, so we ate the tartlets. They were delicious and worth it.

    Originally we had planned to have in room dining after the club lounge, but we had to forget that quickly.

    Breakfast is available from 05.00 hours, which was just right for us, because we had an early start to catch our plane to London Gatwick.

    The medium sized buffet was good and as all meals high quality. There was a wide choice of Asian and Western dishes, cold cuts, yogurt, cereals and much more.

    Check out was done quickly and correctly.

    We then took the free shuttle bus to the airport. It runs every ten to fifteen minutes, depending on the time of the day.

    We love the Novotel Suvarnabhumi and will always stay there either after or before a flight.

    Would we recommend this hotel to a friend? YES!
    Would we stay again at this hotel? YES!
     
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    Here's a selection of the images we took from our room at the Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport, July 2014 || Executive Room with Executive Lounge access:

    [​IMG]|| OUR EXECUTIVE ROOM AT THE NOVOTEL BANGKOK SUVARNABHUMI AIRPORT HOTEL || INCL. CLUB LOUNGE ACCESS, COMPLIMENTARY WIFI, WELCOME GIFTS, FREE WATER, SUPERB BEDDING, BEAUTIFUL BATHROOM WITH OWN BRANDED MODERN AMENITIES || JULY 2014 || HIGHLY RECOMMENDED || by || UggBoy♥UggGirl || PHOTO || WORLD || TRAVEL ||, on Flickr
    [​IMG]|| OUR EXECUTIVE ROOM AT THE NOVOTEL BANGKOK SUVARNABHUMI AIRPORT HOTEL || INCL. CLUB LOUNGE ACCESS, COMPLIMENTARY WIFI, WELCOME GIFTS, FREE WATER, SUPERB BEDDING, BEAUTIFUL BATHROOM WITH OWN BRANDED MODERN AMENITIES || JULY 2014 || HIGHLY RECOMMENDED || by || UggBoy♥UggGirl || PHOTO || WORLD || TRAVEL ||, on Flickr
    [​IMG]|| OUR EXECUTIVE ROOM AT THE NOVOTEL BANGKOK SUVARNABHUMI AIRPORT HOTEL || INCL. CLUB LOUNGE ACCESS, COMPLIMENTARY WIFI, WELCOME GIFTS, FREE WATER, SUPERB BEDDING, BEAUTIFUL BATHROOM WITH OWN BRANDED MODERN AMENITIES || JULY 2014 || HIGHLY RECOMMENDED || by || UggBoy♥UggGirl || PHOTO || WORLD || TRAVEL ||, on Flickr
    [​IMG]|| OUR EXECUTIVE ROOM AT THE NOVOTEL BANGKOK SUVARNABHUMI AIRPORT HOTEL || INCL. CLUB LOUNGE ACCESS, COMPLIMENTARY WIFI, WELCOME GIFTS, FREE WATER, SUPERB BEDDING, BEAUTIFUL BATHROOM WITH OWN BRANDED MODERN AMENITIES || JULY 2014 || HIGHLY RECOMMENDED || by || UggBoy♥UggGirl || PHOTO || WORLD || TRAVEL ||, on Flickr
    [​IMG]|| OUR EXECUTIVE ROOM AT THE NOVOTEL BANGKOK SUVARNABHUMI AIRPORT HOTEL || INCL. CLUB LOUNGE ACCESS, COMPLIMENTARY WIFI, WELCOME GIFTS, FREE WATER, SUPERB BEDDING, BEAUTIFUL BATHROOM WITH OWN BRANDED MODERN AMENITIES || JULY 2014 || HIGHLY RECOMMENDED || by || UggBoy♥UggGirl || PHOTO || WORLD || TRAVEL ||, on Flickr
     
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    Thanks for your compliments @Newscience. Cheers. :)
     
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    Your postings makes me wish that we were there! :)
     
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    We would go back to Bangkok and stay again at the Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport in a heartbeat. Yes, we understand your sentiment. :)
     
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    very professionally taken photos, thanks for the report !:)
     
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    Thanks for your compliments. :)
     
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    Even without the gorgeous pics the hotel would be worth going too just to pronounce the cool name.
     
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    i wonder if they honour elite benefits:rolleyes:
     
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    Indeed, it's a great hotel before / after a flight. Highly recommended. Thanks for your compliments regarding our images and hotel review.
     
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    We don't have any status with Accor, but the hotel is wonderful and the location couldn't be better for before / after a flight. Our Executive room rate included already Executive Lounge access which comes with free WIFI, free breakfast and happy hour canapes / drinks in the evening. A great hotel IMHO.
     
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    i see, i was fortunate to sign up for one of the free Platinum status links prior to them going extinct, so I have Platinum status till Jun next year, staying at Novotel Taoyuan Airport (Taipei) in December though, so the hotel reservations team kindly let me know that if available, i will get an upgrade from the Standard King room to an Executive room.:)
     
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    Enjoy your stay @ the Novotel Taoyuan Airport Taipei. Good to know that they might upgrade you from a Standard King room to an Executive room. You might report back on what you've received while staying with them, plus you might report on your experiences there too. It's always good to know about hotels and how they treat guests, incl. elites.
     
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    sure, I'm an elite...but only till 30 Jun 2015...:(
     
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    Enjoy while it lasts. With a bit of luck there might springs up a link in the meantime to enjoy PLT a little bit longer. :)
     
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    yeah, what happened this year i believe is they sent emails to some members with very few stays (like me) with emails stating to the effect that the member has shown to be one of their most valuable customers, so we are rewarded with one more year of Platinum status...go figure... oh well, enjoy it while it lasts.;) Sooner rather than later, it may go the way of the Aegean Airlines Gold status change..only constant nowadays with hotel and airline programmes seems to be devaluation..:(
     
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    As they say..." As long there's value out there, people will be interested in status and related perks ". :)
     
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    new saying "As long as there's value out there...there's devaluation lurking somewhere in the future"...;)
     
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    Wasn't that always the case? It's important to look at the positive aspects in this game and enjoy the associated benefits. :)
     
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    yup, fortunately, there are enough games...win some..lose some..
     
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