Part 5 – Bangkok,Thailand

Part 5 of my mini series of a recent visit to Thailand.

After a long trip from Phi Phi we arrived back in Bangkok:

  • 1 hr 45min ferry from Phi Phi to Phuket
  • 50 min taxi from Phuket Ferry Pier to Phuket Airport
  • 1 hr 20 min flight from Phuket to Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok
  • 2 hours in the airport transfer bus between Don Mueang Airport and Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok. (complimentary if you have a flight ticket for that day/for the next day)
  • 15 minute hotel shuttle bus from Suvarnabhumi airport to the hotel

We booked the Summit Windmill Golf Residence due to its close proximity to the airport (with complimentary breakfast and shuttle transfer) as we had a lunchtime flight the next day.

The rooms are certainly generously sized having booked a one bedroom residence:

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I really liked the little touches such as the swan towel set up and the petals in the bath tub.

There was also a great view overlooking the golf course with an outdoor seating area.

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Having got to the hotel after 7pm and our stomachs rumbling we decided to check out the on site Fountain restaurant:

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The food choices were really good with variations from Thai, Asian and Western influences – something for everyone. We opted for the soft shelled crab and some duck noodles which were delicious. The restaurant is modern and comfortable with wi-fi as well. This is a great hotel where the staff are really friendly and accommodating with requests.

We also enjoyed the great variety for breakfast – from Thai to Western we had a great selection and I can’t think of anything negative in terms of the Fountain restaurant.

Although it was only a quick stop for us we would definitely consider coming back – hopefully fitting in some time to check out the golf and spa facilities too! There is also an onsite shop and a cafe to relax in as well as a shuttle to the nearby BTS stop. There is a swimming pool also, albeit quite small but lovely view of the golf course too and immaculately maintained.

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Also just wanted to share my very limited phrases of Thai that I picked up:

  • Sa-wùt dee kà – if you are female the phrase for hello
  • Phet nit noy – a little spicy
  • Mai phet – no spice
  • Kòrp-koon – Thank You

This post concludes my mini series of Thailand, which was a pleasure and a privilege to visit. Although I am also looking to review the backpack that I took as it worked wonders for me. I will certainly return in future – most likely back to Koh Samui and Koh Phi Phi as well as exploring some other areas. It is such a beautiful place to visit with such a wide variety of activities and I will certainly miss the night markets and the vibrant culture.

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace

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