During my May 2018 trip to Bangkok, I stayed a few days at Millennium Hilton, located on the eastern side of the Chao Phraya river.
EDIT: Article updated after a second visit on April 2019.
It’s a perfect place for relaxing and enjoying the sun, but a bit far from the center of the city. To get to for example the Siam Centre, you have first to travel five stops on a train. Or you could take a taxi/Grab, but during the eternal Bangkok rush hour also that takes forever.
In November 2018, the massive shopping center Icon Siam opened its doors one block away. This makes Millennium Hilton Bangkok an excellent choice for shopping enthusiasts, as Icon Siam is one of the biggest malls in Thailand with over 520,000 m2 of retail floor space.
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The vast lobby area has a modern vibe, creating a very welcoming atmosphere. Check-in process was handled quickly without any extra hassle. This time I didn’t get any (Hilton Diamond) upgrade, maybe because the hotel is undergoing a huge renovation, both in rooms and pool area.
Also during my second visit, I didn’t get any particular Hilton Diamond recognition, no upgrades or anything. The check-in process itself was done quickly and efficiently.
As mentioned, rooms are being renovated, and mine was definitely not one of the renovated ones. It was clean, but otherwise really old and bland – as you can see from the photos.
I visited the hotel again in April 2019 and got the newly renovated north-facing room. Overall it was definitely an improvement, but partially not particularly well done, for example, shower door in the bathroom was leaking water.
Renovated room photos (April 2019 Update)
The fourth-floor pool area is facing east, so enhance your tan all day long. During my area, there was a lot of construction work going on – which should be over in a few months (October 2018).
There is also a spa, which I didn’t have time to test during my visit. But from the outside it looked rather nice, definitely worth checking.
One of the best features of the hotel is an excellent view of the Chao Phraya river.
The River – seen from the room
The River – seen from the pool
The River – seen from the restaurant on the ground level
And as an icing on a cake, ThreeSixty rooftop lounge offers fabulous views over the city. A hidden gem among Bangkok’s rooftop bars.
As a Hilton Diamond member, I had access to the Executive lounge on the 32nd floor. As usual, there was a small hot menu available during the evening, as well as alcoholic drinks. In my opinion, the lounge was almost as lovely as the one in Conrad Bangkok (review coming soon).
You can eat the breakfast at the lounge, but I’d definitely recommend choosing the lobby restaurant instead. The selection of different dishes is huge, and there is also an outdoor seating option with views of the river (see photo below).
During my April 2019 visit, the lounge offerings were similar than the last time. During the happy hour, the lounge was very busy, with almost no free seats.
- The location has it’s pros and cons, depending on what you are looking for
- Old and worn-out hotel rooms (but being currently renovated)
- Great executive lounge and rooftop bar with breathtaking views
- Not very good value for the money, since you can usually stay at Conrad for almost the same price
Millennium Hilton contact info
123 Charoen Nakhon Rd
Khwaeng Khlong Ton Sai
Khet Khlong San
Phone: +66 2 442 2000
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