Review: Crowne Plaza Bangkok Lumpini Park

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Our introduction to Bangkok was a gentle one. Following a long journey from Johannesburg via Beijing, we arrived around midday in the City of Angels. A taxi took us directly to the Crowne Plaza Bangkok Lumpini Park and we were welcomed into its luxurious confines by the friendly staff.Crowne Plaza Bangkok Lumphini Park

Although the Concierge Desk is on the Ground Floor, check-in was in the opulent lobby on the 23rd floor, which had an elegant Thai design with contemporary dark wood furniture. We were given welcome drink vouchers to redeem at the Finishing Post, which boasted a beautiful lounge area and panoramic views of the Bangkok skyline.

Crowne Plaza Bangkok Lumpini Park

Reception area

After freshening up, we ventured out, eager to experience Bangkok. The hotels location was perfect.  It was near the Sala Daeng BTS Station (Skytrain) and the MRT Station (Railway). Just around the corner from the hotel was the popular Silom Street, renowned for its shopping and eating. We were enthralled by the energy and ambience, the fruits and the foods, the night markets and the friendly people. Diagonally opposite the hotel was Lumpini Park, a wonderful green oasis in the heart of the bustling city where people come to jog, exercise, socialise and play.

Lumpini Park Entrance - Things to do in Bangkok

Lumpini Park

Our room was on the 26th floor and gave us great city views. It was spacious and comfortable. We had a family room and bathroom with a desk and chair, a couch, a coffee station, a minibar, and sufficient closet space. Complimentary wi-fi was available and there were convenient plug points wherever we needed them.

Crowne Plaza Bangkok Lumpini Park room

Room

Crowne Plaza is the only hotel brand I’ve been to that takes sleep seriously. It even has a unique sleep advantage program. In addition to comfortable beds, pillow menus and designated Quiet Zone floors for business travellers, an aromatherapy kit is provided to help you sleep well. As someone who suffers from poor sleep, this meant a lot to me and I had a good nights rest.

Crowne Plaza Bangkok Lumpini Park sleep kit

Sleep Kit

The bathroom amazed me with its special high-tech controls. The toilet had a control panel with features that I’d never seen on a toilet before – like water temperature and pressure controls, dryer features and seat warmers. Of course, there’s a standard flush option if you prefer, tool. We also had a spacious walk-in rainshower, double basins and a separate bathtub. Toothbrushes, razors and combs were provided in addition to the usual amenities.

Crowne Plaza Bangkok Lumpini Park amenities

Amenities

My favourite part of the hotel was the luxurious rooftop swimming pool and jacuzzi area. The carved pillars and statues reminded me of ancient Roman Baths. My husband and kids loved it too and we spent a lot of family time here under the night sky with the pool all to ourselves. Comfortable sunbeds lined the pool area and the views of Bangkok from high up there were expansive.

Crowne Plaza Bangkok Lumpini Park jacuzzi

Jacuzzi

The hotel also has a fitness centre and a spa, which I didn’t get a chance to visit, although I did make some time to relax in the sauna. There is a business centre and a Club Lounge for Club guests as well as a flower shop.

Crowne Plaza Bangkok Lumpini Park gym

Gym

Breakfast at Panorama Restaurant was a combination of Asian and American dishes. There were so many Thai delicacies and drinks for me to experience. I particularly enjoyed the fried rice, the noodles and the Thai tea milkshake. My kids enjoyed the myriad sweet pastries and smoothies.

Crowne Plaza Bangkok Lumpini Park dining

Dining area

Besides Panorama Restaurant, there are several other dining and snack options, including a deli and bakery in the entrance foyer, and an al-fresco dining area in the hotel gardens.

Al fresco dining area Crowne Plaza Bankgkok

Al fresco dining area

The normal check-out time at the hotel is a comfortable 12pm but as IHG Rewards Club members, we could check out at 2 pm, which was wonderful. Yet, our stay was over all too soon. We had discovered that the Crowne Plaza Bangkok Lumpini Park was a great choice for business and family travellers alike as well as a great base to explore Bangkok from.

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Bangkok night

Bangkok by night from the pool area

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35 comments
Bendel38127

Hello.This article was really fascinating, particularly because I was browsing for thoughts on this subject last Tuesday.

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Agness of Fit Travelling

This looks fabulous, Sara. Bangkok is overwhelming, there is so much to do and see!

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Soraya

Sounds like a great place to stay in Bangkok! I love hotels that have a high level lobby area, such as this one. It would have great views over Bangkok. And super cool to know that they take sleep very serious. I would love to experience this place when I am in Bangkok next.

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Mel I TravelingMel

The Crowne Plaza Bangkok Lumpini Park looks so lovely and peaceful. I love the aromatherapy kit — I could use some help while sleeping. It’s so nice to have a place like that to launch your adventures from.

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    Sara

    Thanks Mel – we loved our stay here.

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Abigail

While I try to advocate budget travel (as we do on the blog), I can’t deny that luxurious hotels like this would be a great way to treat yourself. This is what I love about hotels in Asia, too. The decor are so beautifully done and so relaxing! That view of the pool has won me over!

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    Sara

    Thanks Abigail. This really would be a great way to pamper yourself in Bangkok especially in the pool and the jacuzzi.

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La Vida Viva Travel | Amanda

I love the sleeping kit – I am definitely someone who takes sleep seriously. The jacuzzi looks so inviting and the city views are awesome. Would love to stay here one day!

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    Sara

    Thanks Amanda. It’s so important to have a good night’s sleep before you go exploring. I wish all hotels cared about that.

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kathy (from walkaboutwanderer.com)

Bangkok is such a crazy city; busy and hustle and bustling. I truly believe you need somewhere like here to relax and get away from it all especially if you can get a central location like this. I love the additional touches it gives you such as the room mist.

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    Sara

    Thanks Kathy. It is so comforting to know you have a luxurious “home” to retreat to after exploring the busy city.

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Amber Myers

This place looks fabulous! I think I’d really enjoy it there.

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    Sara

    Thanks Amber. I’m sure you’d love it. 🙂

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neha

Wow..so the long journey was totally worth it. The place looks so beautiful, comfortable and relaxing. It looks so luxurious as well.

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    Sara

    Thanks Neha. It was really worth the long journey.

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Jessica Harlow

What a gorgeous hotel! I would love a stay there and really appreciate the considerate aromatherapy kit! That’s brilliant and I hope more hotels think about offering that!

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    Sara

    Hi Jessica. I agree -I wish more hotels would provide aromatherapy kits!

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Sarah-Louise Bailey

Right. This can be an excellent place for rejuvenating. I love the idea of providing an aromatherapy kit for their guess and that is a good sign that they were actually after the pleasure of their clients.

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    Sara

    This really was a great place to relax and rejuvenate, Sarah-Louise 🙂

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Melanie Smith

Woww, it looks like a fancy place to stay. I would really love to go there and stay in that fantastic hotel.

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    Sara

    Thanks Melanie. It really is a great place to stay.

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Divya @ Eat. Teach. Blog.

I love staying in Crowne Plaza! It’s such a comfortable hotel without the expense like other places!

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    Sara

    That’s so true Divya! And the loyalty program and IHG points help you get even more value for your money.

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Rachel Mouton

What a beautiful hotel! Visiting Bangkok is on my bucket list 🙂

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    Sara

    Thanks Rachel. You should definitely consider this hotel when staying in Bangkok.

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Jennifer Gilbert

The swimming pool and jacuzzi looks heavenly! What a cool perk to have an aromatherapy kit!

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    Sara

    Thanks Jennifer. The swimming pool and the aromatherapy kit were really special.

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tara pittman

That bathroom sounds amazing. I also love that they give you an aroma therapy kit for sleep

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    Sara

    Thanks Tara. I wish all hotels provided sleep kits.

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Hendrik

Crowne Plaza… the name already sounds like pure luxury. I unfortunately missed the chance to visit this hotel during my stay in Bangkok. But it is exactly the way I like to stay in such places when I visit at least bigger cities. All the comfort, gym and a great rooftop with a cocktail in the evening – perfect vacation 🙂
The aromatherapy kit sounds really cool, I think there a quite many people with a need for this!

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    Sara

    Thanks Hendrik. This is my favourite way to stay in big cities too.

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Ticker Eats The World

I’ve always been impressed with the service at Crowne Plaza the world over, In fact it is my favourite business hotel in Amsterdam so I can understand how good they are. I never understand this new trend of having receptions on a higher up floor instead of the ground, but I’m sure they must have done some research on it and they have a valid reason for this. The location as you point out is quite central and I like how they try and incorporate the local art and culture where ever they can like in the Swimming Pool area. Always relaxing to have a comfortable hotel to go to at the end of the day and those sleeping oils are a nice added touch.

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    Sara

    Crowne Plaza is well-renowned as a business hotel brand but I just found that it is great for families too. I believe that the floors between the entrance foyer and the reception area are occupied by offices like Oracle. Also I guess if the rooms are high up, the views from the rooms are better. 🙂

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Only By Land

It’s worth staying here just for the view of the city at night! I am addicted to the gym so the fitness center would be very valuable to me. It looked very ample too. It looks like the perfect place to get away from the stress of the city!

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    Sara

    The night views – and the day views were amazing. This is a great place to relax and rejuvenate.

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