Exploring Dusit Thani Hotel

Posted by : foongpc | Friday, December 24, 2010 | Published in

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During my recent travel to Bangkok, I stayed at the luxurious 5-star Dusit Thani Hotel. Located opposite the famous Lumpini Park, the hotel is adjacent to both Skytrain and Subway stations and within close proximity to major shopping and entertainment centres.

You may have seen my Dusit Grand Room which I blogged about in a previous post, so now let me show you the rest of the hotel.

This is the view from my room's balcony after I woke up early one morning.



The sky sure looked misty. Wonder if it's the morning mist or the pollution in Bangkok city?

Can you see the Lumpini Park with the statue (bottom left) and the lake? No? You can click on the picture above for wallpaper size. Or let me just magnify for you below.



That's Lumpini Park with the statue of King Rama VI. More about this in future posts.

Opposite my hotel building is the Dusit Thani main headquarters which manage their hotel operations worldwide.



More views of tall buildings from the balcony.



And the vast lake of Lumpini Park.



This is the view of the hexagonal swimming pool from my room.



More photos of the swimming pool later. Meantime, here's the hotel's lobby lounge.



I like the relaxed feel of the lounge especially with the nice scenery outside!



I could sit out here all day enjoying the relaxing ambience of the koi pond and artificial mini waterfall surrounded by greeneries.



I think I'll just let the photos speak for themselves.







This staircase leads up to the swimming pool.



Mini water fountains can be seen on the way up.



This is the swimming pool area.



The hexagon-shaped pool as seen from the top.



Can you see that cute elephant shooting out water? There are six of them, one at every corner of the pool.



Views of the hotel buildings and other tall buildings in the background from the pool.



I did not take many photos of the hotel interior but these bottles caught my attention.



And of course there is the hotel's luxurious and beautiful spa but I shall leave that for another post.

Did you know a lot of famous celebrities stayed in Dusit Thani before? I came across this board displaying photos of celebrities who had stayed in this hotel before. Click on the picture below to enlarge it.



Who do you see? The first one I saw was Gwyneth Paltrow and below her, Enrique Iglesias! Talking about meeting up with Enrique, haha! Oh, even Enrique's dad, Julio is there too!

During my second night stay, I heard that superstar Gong Li had just checked into the hotel! Damn! I missed getting an autograph from her! Oh well, that's OK. If it had been Mariah Carey, I would have camped at the lobby near the lifts all day! Haha!

Next up, I am going to bring you to Bangkok's and probably the world's best durian with sticky rice dessert ever. Stay tuned! : )

FIRST COMMENTER

(54) Comments

  1. DC said...

    It's beautiful!

    December 24, 2010 at 2:05 AM
  2. Mariuca said...

    WOW! I love the lush green view surrounding the hotel, it looks damn huge! :D

    December 24, 2010 at 3:34 AM
  3. Mariuca said...

    The swimming pool area is awesome, love it! And it looks kinda cold there... how was the weather?

    December 24, 2010 at 3:35 AM
  4. Mariuca said...

    Alamak... missed da chop! :(

    December 24, 2010 at 3:35 AM
  5. Tekkaus said...

    Wow...so this 5-star dusit hotel...is in a strategic place lar. :D

    December 24, 2010 at 6:28 AM
  6. Tekkaus said...

    It is quite green over there huh!This is good. Not like KL. :/

    December 24, 2010 at 6:29 AM
  7. Tekkaus said...

    Hexagonal swimming pool...hmm...I wonder if the design has anything to do with fengshui. :p

    December 24, 2010 at 6:30 AM
  8. Tekkaus said...

    Holy smoke..the lobby lounge looks super cosy. Who wouldn't wanna be here?q

    December 24, 2010 at 6:31 AM
  9. Tekkaus said...

    I can only say the whole scenery is so zen...you can even purify yourself by sitting there. Aww....

    December 24, 2010 at 6:32 AM
  10. Tekkaus said...

    No wonder so expensive lar because even superstars endorse this hotel. :D

    December 24, 2010 at 6:33 AM
  11. Monica said...

    Wow...such a nice hotel! I'd love to stay there! :D

    December 24, 2010 at 7:58 AM
  12. Monica said...

    oh i love Gong Li! she still rocks at her age hehe...

    December 24, 2010 at 8:01 AM
  13. lina said...

    Whoa! So damn big!

    December 24, 2010 at 8:41 AM
  14. lina said...

    Pretty nice place, eh. If I've got the $$$, I wanna stay here too. :D

    December 24, 2010 at 8:41 AM
  15. Caroline Ng May Ling said...

    love the GREEN city!! LOL!! i mean the surrounding of it. :)

    December 24, 2010 at 9:22 AM
  16. Caroline Ng May Ling said...

    wohoo! love the lobby's lounge! kinda cozy place to stay. :)

    December 24, 2010 at 9:24 AM
  17. Caroline Ng May Ling said...

    the artificial mini waterfall looks nice!! nice landscape at there! :D

    December 24, 2010 at 9:24 AM
  18. wenn said...

    wow..such a beauty..love the shape of the pool!

    December 24, 2010 at 9:25 AM
  19. Caroline Ng May Ling said...

    haha! so cute la the elephant!! haha shooting out water!

    December 24, 2010 at 9:25 AM
  20. Caroline Ng May Ling said...

    LMAO!! but i think sure worth it if u camp at there just for ur idol MC! :)

    December 24, 2010 at 9:26 AM
  21. David Funk said...

    Wow Foong, breath-taking pics here! After seeing these, I would definitely want to visit one day!

    Thanks for sharing my friend!

    December 24, 2010 at 9:55 AM
  22. reanaclaire said...

    wow..the hotel is very big and classy!

    December 24, 2010 at 10:16 AM
  23. khengsiong said...

    Very luxurious indeed...

    December 24, 2010 at 11:46 AM
  24. khengsiong said...

    But the most acclaimed hotel in BKK is Mandarin Oriental.

    December 24, 2010 at 11:46 AM
  25. foongpc said...

    DC, yes it is : )

    December 24, 2010 at 2:21 PM
  26. foongpc said...

    mariuca, yes I love the greeneries too! The weather was OK, not really hot or cold. Missed the chop? Haha, better luck next time : )

    December 24, 2010 at 2:23 PM
  27. foongpc said...

    tekkaus, not sure if the shape of the swimming pool has anything to do with feng shui, haha!

    The scenery so zen? LOL! Yes, I love it!

    December 24, 2010 at 2:25 PM
  28. foongpc said...

    monica, yeah I like Gong Li too! Too bad didn't manage to catch her during my stay there!

    December 24, 2010 at 2:26 PM
  29. foongpc said...

    lina, I'm sure you can afford to stay at this hotel ; )

    December 24, 2010 at 2:26 PM
  30. foongpc said...

    caroline ng, yeah the lounge and the waterfall all very nice right?

    I am not kidding, if it's MC, I would really camp there! Haha!

    December 24, 2010 at 2:28 PM
  31. foongpc said...

    wenn, yes love it too : )

    December 24, 2010 at 2:28 PM
  32. foongpc said...

    david funk, thanks! Yes, you should visit this hotel one day! : )

    December 24, 2010 at 2:29 PM
  33. foongpc said...

    reanaclaire, yeah, big and classy are the right words to describe this hotel : )

    December 24, 2010 at 2:29 PM
  34. foongpc said...

    khengsiong, I would love to stay in Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok if it's free! Haha!

    December 24, 2010 at 2:30 PM
  35. [SK] said...

    wooooh, very nice view of the lumpini park from your hotel room..

    December 24, 2010 at 2:54 PM
  36. [SK] said...

    and the lounge is very nice!! i like all the settings and lanscaping, really feel so relax to see such nature..

    December 24, 2010 at 2:54 PM
  37. [SK] said...

    so you went to have a spa treatment?? hehe, wonder if you'd have your photos pin to the celebrities billboard there?? hahaha :D

    December 24, 2010 at 2:55 PM
  38. foongpc said...

    SK, yeah nice view of Lumpini Park and nice lounge indeed! Yes, I went for the spa treatment.

    Why would my photo be on the celebrities billboard? I am not a celebrity! LOL!

    December 24, 2010 at 5:38 PM
  39. Carol said...

    Wow really loved the hexagonal swimming pool, nice lounge, the place seems cool there, nyways thanks for sharing...

    December 24, 2010 at 7:22 PM
  40. Bananazஇ said...

    Got plenty of water around the hotel fengshui I guess? haha. Lovely hotel tQ for the virtual tour. Weeweechu a a Merry Xmas & a Happy New Year.

    December 24, 2010 at 8:41 PM
  41. ken said...

    your blog is always about holidays and holidays.. so envious! haha.. i always want holidays too!

    anyway, nice view of the buildings nearby :)

    December 25, 2010 at 12:26 AM
  42. Mei Teng said...

    You have a great view of the city skyline from your hotel.

    December 25, 2010 at 7:49 AM
  43. Ishmael Fischer Ahab said...

    Wow! Nice place. I thought that Dusit Thani can only be found here in the Philippines. There are also other Dusit Thani hotels in other parts of the world.

    December 26, 2010 at 12:31 PM
  44. Ayie said...

    great view is always a plus factor for me when it comes to hotels.

    Merry Christmas foong!

    December 26, 2010 at 5:31 PM
  45. Filip Demuinck said...

    Nice Blog, and we also love Bangkok. I will put you on my blogrol.

    Merry Christmas,
    Filip

    December 27, 2010 at 4:21 AM
  46. foongpc said...

    carol, yes I love the hotel a lot! : )

    December 30, 2010 at 10:11 PM
  47. foongpc said...

    bananaz, not sure if it's feng shui or not haha!

    December 30, 2010 at 10:12 PM
  48. foongpc said...

    ken, LOL! Cos I like to blog about my travels! And I take a long time to blog about each places I visit. I'm sure you can go holidays more often! : )

    December 30, 2010 at 10:13 PM
  49. foongpc said...

    mei teng, nice view indeed! : )

    December 30, 2010 at 10:14 PM
  50. foongpc said...

    ishmael, Oh! There's a Dusit Thani in Philippines too? But I won't stay there if I go Philippines. Too expensive for me!

    December 30, 2010 at 10:14 PM
  51. foongpc said...

    ayie, yeah it's always nice to have great views! Merry Christmas! : )

    December 30, 2010 at 10:15 PM
  52. foongpc said...

    filip, hi and thanks for visiting my blog! You love Bangkok too? Great! Thanks for putting me on your blogroll! : )

    December 30, 2010 at 10:16 PM
  53. Ishmael Fischer Ahab said...

    Not in Dhusit Thani?

    So, what hotel will you be staying here in Manila?

    December 31, 2010 at 9:06 AM
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