For our three days in Bangkok we decided to try another new place called The Water Mark. When I first lived in Thailand I used to look out over an empty block of land from my balcony and wondered what was going to eventually be built there. Eventually this impressive complex rose from the muddy soil.
This is the third time as a family we have booked stays direct with the home owner. We have always used trip advisor and every time it has worked out really well. This time was no exception as the owner was waiting for us when we arrived and gave us a comprehensive run down on everything we needed to know. The two bedroom unit was spacious and located on the 38th floor. It had everything you would expect in a house – nothing was missing. Our only problem was that it was not ideal for the kids. Lots of furniture scattered around, thin curtains allowing the sun to wake everyone early and a climbable balcony which the door lock was broken made things a little difficult.
The best thing about the place however was the swimming pools and the service. The staff there were amazing and always doing those little extra things for you that can really make your stay. The free shuttle boat was also welcomed. If you were to ask the kids what they thought and they would simply say ‘the amazing pool!’
Those photos show just the kids pool. There was also an infinity pool on the edge of the river and a 20 metre lap pool.
The play ground was used a few times.
Here are some photos of the room. I took them in a rush just as we were leaving and the quality is quite appalling!
Total cost came to $120 per night which ironically is exactly the same amount of money I paid to stay in the hotel from hell in Perth earlier this year (you can read that review here.)
Prices in Thailand are rising quickly for many items and services but you can still get excellent value on all types of accommodation across the county. This is just one of them.