Rembrandt Hotel – One of Bangkok’s Sukhumvit Iconic Hotels
It is always such a surprise, at how quickly your neighbourhood can change.
One minute you can be walking along a noisy, congested road and footpath then with a few steps you round a corner into a small soi (laneway). Immediately the noise dissipates, the crowds disperse and the cars, motorbikes and tuk-tuks thin out. There is even lush tropical trees and birds.
We are walking along Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok and just turned into Soi 18 on our way to The Rembrandt Hotel.
The amazing thing about Bangkok, is that once you get off the main roads, out of the glitzy shopping mega malls, is when you discover the soul of the city. You can see the locals going about their daily lives and jobs as they did before tourism “discovered” them.
And it’s not only the people, you can see some wonderful interactions of buildings and trees.
A short way further down Soi 18 and we get to The Rembrandt Hotel with its large undercover driveway and bright orange tuk-tuk.
Stepping into the lobby of the Rembrandt Hotel, my first impression is of the grandeur of the ceiling height and the large stair case framed by a huge tropical flower display. The cool air conditioning was a pleasant relief from the humidity of outside.
Our check-in was seamless with an array of staff on duty who were polite and very professional. Having confirmed our details, taken a copy of our passports (a legality in Thailand) we made our way up to our room.
The room was huge! Great views over our part of Bangkok and the bathrooms had ample space to spread all our toiletries out. And the bed? Wonderful! Not too soft, not too firm – just right. The Air Conditioning was cool and quiet.
After unpacking and getting into our swimmers it was time to relax and unwind by the pool. To our surprise we had it to ourselves – perfect! Also noted that this is where the gym is. Maybe tomorrow.
At The Rembrandt you are spoilt for choice when it comes to restaurants. You can choose Italian, Mexican, Indian, Thai or Western.
We had heard about the famous Rang Mahal Indian restaurant on the top floor of the hotel. I know, we should go and find some authentic Thai street food but after a hectic day we just want to relax. We made our booking and enjoyed wonderful authentic Indian food with an unmatched top floor view.
If you are looking for a comfortable, professionally run, 4-star hotel in Bangkok then The Rembrandt could be the one for you. It is not the newest hotel in Bangkok or the trendiest but it does offer fantastic value, true Thai service and has easy access to the Sky Rail and the Sukhumvit area of Bangkok.
Disclaimer: Roam is a marketing contractor for The Rembrandt