imperial Queen Park Hotel in Bangkok
Replies: 22 - Last Post: Oct 5, 2012 10:09 AM Last Post By: havemoneywillgo
Oct 4, 2012 7:03 AM
imperial Queen Park Hotel in BangkokIs it worth booking there? I have to attend a conference there next month. Room is 3,900 Baht. I am very familiar with Sukhumvit. I think on 2 nights we have galas. Maybe on those nights I should book there......
I have never been to a big conference so I don't know what to do.
Oct 4, 2012 7:20 AM
Oct 4, 2012 7:22 AM
"Is it worth booking there" only you can really answer that - after you get the info you seek. I have no real personal knowledge of the Hotel, have simply passed it on the way to my less costly abode.
£75.00 a night is a heck of a lot in my book for a sleep. Lots of nice places in Sukhumvit for a lot less. As for big conferences, they appear at times to be a bit hectic but most others are in the same boat. The first I attended, long time ago, was slightly chaotic to begin with (organisers are better these days) and totally out of the blue I had to address the floor (from the rostrum, on an emergency matter. Talk about nerves wow. All for no good reason, all went fine and many conferences later it was all old hat. Actually miss them now I am retired and no longer attend. You will be fine.
Oct 4, 2012 7:38 AM
3Its a lot of money to me and if it isn't necessary I would go somewhere else.
I have no experience of conferences so not sure how easy it will be. It might be better for networking, though?
I also know that the princess is opening on one of the mornings and traffic gets stopped. I would either stay at the Atlanta on soi 2.
Oct 4, 2012 7:44 AM
4Reviews on tripadvisor.com and agoda.com are quite good, so why not?
I think its convenient to stay in the hotel where the conference is.
Saves you the trouble to get there during rush hour in the morning.
Sometimes the organizers have made arrangements with the hotel and they offer special prices for conference participants. Worth checking before.
Oct 4, 2012 7:45 AM
Oct 4, 2012 8:13 AM
7I would not say I am very familar with big conferences but I already attended a few of them.
Believe me, you want to book there.
As for me I prefer to change clothes between day session and night galas. So staying in the conference hotel is very convenient. Just go up and change clothes. Spilled the soup on your shirt at lunchtime, no problem, go up and change (that happens at big conferences, especially if you have to stand for lunch). No need to walk and sweat in gala clothes on your way to hotel.
My golden rule: always conference hotel and I always get it paid without any further questions.
Oct 4, 2012 9:18 AM
8IQP is a decent 4 star hotel but that is too much to pay for the room. In Octo/Nov (cheapest time of the year), you should not be paying more than $100 and there are plenty deals on the IQP for around $80-85. Last year I stayed in the IQP for $65 (2000THB). Do not book directly with the hotel - you'll get better rates on asiarooms.com, agoda.com etc.
I usually try to avoid hotels where there are conferences (which is why I don't use the IQP so much)... masses of delegates going around in herds, queues for the restaurants, taxis... even elevators... Since you're familiar wuth Suk you'll know there are a half a dozen 4 star hotels better than IQP within a 10 minute walk of Soi 22...
Oct 4, 2012 10:06 AM
guess we both will never meet on a conference :-)
I know what you mean. The worst part is having breakfast with collegues early in the morning. I use to wake up while having breakfast, having business talk before breakfast is really a pain :-)
But in the end I prefer the comfort about having a bathroom upstairs.
Oct 4, 2012 3:07 PM
10IQP is a good hotel, (two towers) , good location, next to a park which is next to PhromPong skytrain and of course Emporium, with Villa just across the road. Large rooms, big windows - so it's a light and airy feeling. Amazing buffet breakfast, one of the best in BKK.
As to the room rate - ask #9 to book it for you at the price he quotes! There can be good deals, but not at this time of year. For dates in November the best you can do is Baht 3,600, so you're not really too much out at 3,900. Cheapest on Agoda is 3,990 and that's before they add their fees.
Worth it for the sheer convenience of just going downstairs to the chat-fest!
Oct 4, 2012 5:56 PM
Oct 4, 2012 6:25 PM
12The lobby of that hotel is super impressive. Haven't seen the rooms but it gets good reviews. I would stay there if you get the chance. Sure 3,900 baht is a lot for Thailand but why not live a little for 2 nights?
If you want a cheaper option in the same soi then Admiral Suites is ok. 1300 baht for a room incl breakfast. It's about 3.5 star level.
It might depend on whether you want to entertain bargirls or not. If that's not your go then just go with the luxury hotel and enjoy it.
Oct 4, 2012 7:58 PM
13When I went to a conference there I stayed across the street here: http://www.admiralsuites.com/. Much cheaper
Oct 4, 2012 10:19 PM
14Of course if you book a month ahead you won't get the best price... A week ahead or better still a few days is where you need to be to score... eg IQP over the next few days on agoda (not the cheapest) is $88 all in (THB 2700 ) with breakfast... I've stayed there probably 3 or 4 times in the past few years and never paid more than THB 3000 ... and if the price goes up a thousand in November, well that's probably another good reason to avoid the hotels with conferences ;-) ... but if the company's paying then what the hell... go for the suite...
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