Bangkok in August

#1
Gentlemen,

I'm off to Thailand with the wife and kids in August to see a friend. First 4 days are going to be spent in Bangkok and I'm looking for advice about the best area to stay and any idea on actual hotels. Point to note, this is with the wife and kids so please keep it clean if at all possible fellas.

Cheers.
 

jarrod248

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#2
Gentlemen,

I'm off to Thailand with the wife and kids in August to see a friend. First 4 days are going to be spent in Bangkok and I'm looking for advice about the best area to stay and any idea on actual hotels. Point to note, this is with the wife and kids so please keep it clean if at all possible fellas.

Cheers.
Dusit Thani is nice, opposite Lumpini park. Amari Watergate is also good.
 
#5
Jarrod,

The Amari watergate is that central and is it good for the family?. One of the negative reviews on Trip Advisor said its often used by the "Working Ladies".
 

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#7
Jarrod,

The Amari watergate is that central and is it good for the family?. One of the negative reviews on Trip Advisor said its often used by the "Working Ladies".
Turn left and your wife is in Pratunam market heaven. Cross the road, turn right Central world plaza, turn right after that Siam Paragon centre. Turn left Gaysorn Plaza
 

jarrod248

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#10
jarrod,

I'll take it as thought you've never been to Bangkok!!!!!! Haha.
Kids may like Hard Rock Cafe just turn right after central world plaza, walking distance.
Loads of places to eat in those shopping complexes.
If you go to the grand palace they'll have to dress conservatively.
Nothing is central in Bangkok it's just all over.
 
#12
Awesome. Didn't realise BKK is so spread out so it doesn't really matter where you stay I suppose. Grand palace looks awesome so I'll stick that on the list of things to do and I think even the girls would enjoy that.
 

jarrod248

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#14
Awesome. Didn't realise BKK is so spread out so it doesn't really matter where you stay I suppose. Grand palace looks awesome so I'll stick that on the list of things to do and I think even the girls would enjoy that.
Those hotels are good. Bangkok is just massive. It's totally different at night as food sellers and market stalls appear.
The sky train is great to get around and taxi's are cheap.
It will be very hot so you'll need plenty of water and beer.
 

jarrod248

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#16
Could be worth leaving the girls to shop whilst I do the military geek thing.
It's some distance but they'd need to get used to bartering hard. Market stalls will have calculators, they'll expect you to pay half of asking price. Don't like the price walk away.
It's a fantastic place, so exciting and cheap.
Buy your beers at a 7/11 take them back.
 
#19
2 girls of 10 and 12 so they'll be happy shopping with mum I'm sure.
Lots of shopping for your family, the night markets are good for cheap tat and getting ripped off, be careful!
We went to a snake show which was cool. For yourself, the best pub I found open during the day was the Australian bar across the road from the Man Utd bar.
The tut tuts are an experience, the kids may not like them though. Most hotels in the central area seem to be really palatial.
Enjoy the trip.
 

jarrod248

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#20
Thailand just has the best food. Bangkok is such a great and exciting city. It used to be really polluted but they've really cracked down on emissions.
 
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