So anyway, If you are planning a trip to Bangkok and haven't found a hotel yet, I recommend the SilQ Hotel!
My mom, her friend and I stayed at a Deluxe Room. It has 2 twin beds and we requested for an extra bed for me! I must say the room is really spacious!
|My mom and her friend counting moolah! =D|
The room had the usual flat screen TV with Thai channels! The only channels we could understand were HBO, Star Movies and CNN =D
The standard amenities are there like the mini ref, a huge closet and a safe. But what I'm really interested about is the Bathroom! =D For me, if a bathroom is dirty and ugly, even if you have an awesome room, the hotel will score low points. Thankfully, their bathroom is awesome!
They don't have a bathtub but I prefer a shower head anyway so that's a plus. My only concern was the water temperature is hard to control. One minute it's too hot then it gets cold. I only get my desired temp once I'm almost done showering! =D
SilQ has a small restaurant at the ground floor and this is where they serve breakfast. The breakfast is nothing fancy. Just your choice of Bacon, sausage or ham with your choice of how you want your eggs cooked. They cook it once you order so you get hot, fresh breakfast all the time. With your choice of breakfast, they also have a simple spread of bread, cereal, fresh fruits, jams and juice to go with your breakfast.
One night, when we had so much walking done and we didn't have the energy to eat out, we decided to try the food at the hotel. Fortunately we did since the food is so YUMMY! Their food is more of an Asian fusion and very sophisticated.
First up! Roasted Bell Pepper cream soup with an eggplant wonton. This soup is so rich and creamy but at the same time it has an acidity that cuts the richness of the cream plus the crunch wonton in the middle gives the soup a different dimension in texture.
|Roasted Bell Pepper soup|
Then we ordered some appetizers!
I'm not much of a Calamari fan because I don't like the toughness of squid when it is overcooked but this time, Haaay it's love! The batter is so crunchy then when you sink your teeth into the squid, it's so soft and melts in your mouth. Plus it's drizzled with a mayo based sauce with cheese with kick of chilies while served over a salsa of tomatoes and fresh herbs! Soo good! =D
Meanwhile, the chicken wings or drumettes is just okay. I like the crunchiness but the sauce is a garlic-mayo with lots of MINT! It was a new taste but I'm not a fan.
And some spring rolls or what we call "lumpia" =D Come to think of it, I don't remember tasting this because I was distracted by this...
Creamy mushroom fusili! It may not look much but when you taste it, WOW!! The pasta is cooked al dente with lots of oyster and shiitake mushrooms tossed with a bit of white wine and cream. I love the simple and straightforward taste of this dish. And I love how it's not heavy but it's very filling! (Huh? Labo?) Maybe I'm going crazy because I'm crazy for this dish that I had to order it again on our last day in BKK..=DAfter my yummy pasta came out, I didn't pay much attention to their orders I just wolfed mine down! hehe.. but I did manage to get 1 more picture...
|Spicy Chicken stir-fry with egg|
I only have good things to say about SilQ Hotel's service but what makes them a winner in my book is... (If you read my blog you know this already! =D)
The PRICE! or in this case the room rates. They have an ongoing promotion that if you booked early, you can get a discount plus if you book through their website, they have special internet rates. The promo is still on til March 31, 2011. While I know you can find cheaper places to stay in BKK, the comfort, location and quality of the hotel is worth it! I only paid ₱6,000+ for my share in our room and we stayed for 4 nights! I say that's a great deal!
Get to know more about SilQ Hotel though their website.
54 Sukhumvit Soi 19,
Tel: +66 (0)2 252 6800
Fax: +66 (0)2 252 6809
Planning a trip to Bangkok? Or if you have more questions just ask away! =D