Ramada Encore Bangkok Bangkok Thailand

Jason Samuel
Took taxi to 3rd hotel Ramada Encore for about 200-250 baht.Hotel review: Stayed 3 nights in 2 chill non-smoking rooms. The rooms had a modern, fresh feel. Wi-fi worked well, the bath was clean, the shower nice and warm. Hotel provides a Tuk-Tuk to the main road (but it's not as regular as it should have been). Otherwise its a 5-7 min walk to the main road. The Nana and Asok BTS stations are on either sides (another 5- 10 min. walk). Terminal 21 (a huge nice shopping mall) is near Asok BTS Station. We didn't include Breakfast as it seemed overpriced. The staff were pleasant. There was a Pool on rooftop, but we didn't use it. Anyways it was so small that it seemed more for relaxing and less for swimming. The price though a bit steep, but it seemed worth it. Overall, a nice stay.Evening went to Terminal 21 mall nearby (huge mall with each floor themed on a different city). It’s connected to the BTS Asoke. BTS Skytrain is the best way to travel in Bangkok because the evening traffic is quite bad. Can easily get the tickets from the ticket vending machines (Ticket machine usage: http://www.bts.co.th/customer/en/01-machine-ticketing-tvm.aspx).Went to the MBK mall too (BTS National Stadium). Note: There are two BTS lines – Sukhumvit and Silom. To get to National Stadium, we need to get down at Siam (the interchange station for the two lines) and take train to National Stadium. Always ask if you are not sure which direction to catch train as you might end up at the wrong place. Asked for direction and made our way to MBK mall (It’s huge, really huge. So, if you are really into shopping, you can spend the entire day here, or even a week).*** Day 5:BTS Asoke and BTS Nana were almost the same distance from our hotel (10-15 casual walk). Took train from Nana to Siam.The Siam station is connected to the Siam Paragon mall where the Siam Ocean World is located. Amazing experience. We had a really fun time at the Siam Ocean World, and the aquarium was neatly laid out & fun to explore. Got to see a variety of sea creatures. And the best part was going through the underwater tunnel, seeing the big sharks and all. Very clean & well organised. Its easy to reach as well since it's connected to the BTS Skytrain station. We went for the Glass bottom boat ride (very much like the name implies - going around a big tank in a boat with a glass bottom; was unique) and 5D cinema (could have been done better) as well. The only downside : The exorbitant published ticket PRICES. We booked ours though Hotels2Thailand at a much cheaper price :)