The Dusit Thani hotel has announced that the old hotel is closing in April 2018 to be demolished and a new hotel complex will be built on the grounds. We have recently received feedback that indicates that the once legendary level of service and cleanliness is no longer being maintained to the same high standards. 

We will keep this review here for historic purposes and will come back with a brand new review of the new hotel once it opens in 2022. Please keep in mind that the review below was written before the closing of the hotel was announced and while the hotel remains open until April 2018, the review below may not correctly reflect the current state of the hotel.

After three weeks in Mui Ne, Vietnam, and Angkor in Cambodia together with my brother and his girlfriend from Norway, we wanted to stay a few days in Bangkok before our visitors went back home. We surfed around quite a lot while being in Mui Ne, looking for good hotel deals in Bangkok.

We had heard about Hotwire.com, where one could get good deals on luxury hotels if one were open for not pre-knowing the hotel. The thing about Hotwire is that you can only specify which area you want the hotel to be located in, and all you see is the number of stars and the price, and not the actual hotel name.

Well, adventures as we are, we decided to test it out and punched in a central area in Bangkok and found a price we were happy with. And BANG! We got the five star luxury-hotel Dusit Thani Hotel Bangkok! 🙂 We were so happy!

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The entrance to Dusit Thani Hotel, Bangkok.

We arrived at Don Muang Airport in Bangkok very late in the evening, from Siem Reap in Cambodia, and jumped in a taxi straight away after getting our bags. The taxi ride to Dusit Thani Hotel turned out to be a bit scary as demonstrators had just blocked the central part of Bangkok, which they called Bangkok Shutdown. One of their seven road blocks turned out to be right outside of Dusit Thani Hotel!

So our taxi was met by masked men with guns and rifles as we approached the Dusit Thani Hotel. Very scary! But they luckily let us pass without any questions or trouble. Once we entered the lobby at Dusit Thani we were very well welcomed, and we were even upgraded and given rooms that did not face the demonstrations. The four of us were so happy and relieved!

Once we entered the lobby at Dusit Thani we were very well welcomed, and we were even upgraded and given rooms that did not face the demonstrations. The four of us were so happy and relieved!

Once we entered the lobby at Dusit Thani we were very well welcomed, and we were even upgraded and given rooms that did not face the demonstrations. The four of us were so happy and relieved!

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The grand lobby at Dusit Thani hotel, in January.

The Dusit Thani was the very first five-star hotel built in Bangkok, and has still kept its glory to the fullest! The entrance hall is grand and impressive with huge chandeliers. A staircase from the lobby leads down to a cozy cafe/ restaurant with views out to a lovely waterfall and garden bar. During daytime, there is even a woman playing a Thai music instrument in the staircase.

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The grand and impressive entrance hall is connected to a cafe by a staircase.

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The outside bar in beautiful surroundings.

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A women playing lovely Thai music in the staircase between the lobby and the cafe.

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This beautiful princess’ wagon made out of icing sugar was on display at the lobby. So cute! I just wanted to eat the whole thing!

Our room was great! Lovely huge bed.

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Our nice room at Dusit Thani Hotel.

And the bathroom had everything one could imagine to ever be needing:

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All imaginable toiletries in our bathroom.

The hotel has a lovely outdoor swimming pool with lots of chairs and sun beds. Perfect for sunbathing-lovers as us! The women working at the pool bar even gave us cold wet handkerchiefs and fruits for free! Loved it!

Next to the swimming pool is one of the best hotel gyms we have ever seen! It was just like a normal gym, and had everything! So no excuse, we had to work out! 🙂

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The great swimming pool at Dusit Thani Hotel.

The hotel has several restaurants and cafes, as well as shops selling clothes and souvenirs, but we did not try any of them. We did, however, have breakfast, and that was amazing! OMG, one of the best breakfast buffets we have ever had! They had everything! In the basement, there is also a very nice bakery, which we tried out several times. Delicious cakes and bread!

An extra plus was their high-speed internet. Dusit Thani Hotel must have one of the fastest internet in Bangkok, at least it was the fastest we have ever had in Thailand.

We totally fell in love with the Dusit Thani Hotel in Bangkok and enjoyed our stay to the maximum together with my brother and his girlfriend. The staff at the hotel made us feel really welcomed, and their service was fantastic! Can not emphases enough how nice and sweet they all were. We felt like queens and kings!

Dusit Thani Hotel has the perfect location, very central right by Lumpini park, Sala Daeng sky train station, and Si Lom metro station. The perfect base for exploring Bangkok:


If you want to book Dusit Thani Hotel, we recommend to book it HERE to get the best price. Or you can give Hotwire a try. Maybe you are just as lucky as we were! 🙂 But with Hotwire you are not guaranteed that you will get Dusit Thani Hotel.


Travel Guides

We used the Lonely Planet`s Thailand travel guide on our trip. You can get that and other great books by clicking on the pictures below:

Thailand Lonely Planet   Thailand DK   Thailands beaches      Bangkok Lonely Planet


What is your favorite hotel in Bangkok? Could you picture yourself staying at Dusit Thani Hotel? Please leave a comment in the comment area below! If you like this blog post, or find it useful, please share and like on social media! Thanks! :)

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