The Berkeley Hotel Opens in Pratunam District of Bangkok

The Berkeley Pratunam

…One of the most highly anticipated hotel openings in Bangkok this year.

If search referral terms and traffic is any indication, The Berkeley Hotel Pratunam, which just opened this past Saturday, June 1, is one of the most highly anticipated hotel openings in Bangkok this year.  While not really my style- the shiny brass & marble lobby and large rooms seem destined to be filled with busloads of Chinese tourists- it is a sleek property in one of Bangkok’s hip shopping districts.

Berkeley Pratunam Pool

Think of The Berkeley Hotel, Pratunam as a five-star newborn.  It just opened (as in less than a week ago) and buzz has been building all year.  Currently, they’re offering special opening rates starting at THB 3,300 for Premier King rooms, which hold two people, and THB 4500 for Premier Family rooms, which hold three people.

All together, The Berkeley Hotel offers 765 rooms in various configurations spread throughout two towers including the premiere styles mentioned above as well as luxury rooms and suites.

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Sizes range from 35 square meters to 52 square meters and all are equipped with a full range of amenities.  They’re decorated in neutral colors with pops of bright orange, modern wall art and white linens.  Guests can relax in bed and watch the flat screen television or work at the desk mounted along the wall.

Public spaces, including the opulent lobby, feature marble floors, coffered ceilings and elaborate light fixtures.

Berkeley Pratunam lobby

The  large pool has a separate area for the kids and elaborately tiled floors.  Potted palms line the outdoor patio which looks out over the city.  A multi-regional restaurant with what the hotel describes as a “show kitchen buffet” serves up Thai, Indian, Italian, Japanese and Chinese dishes by a Michelin-starred chef as well as a la carte options.  The ballroom and various function facilities are prepared for everything from intimate group meeting to banquets up to 1,800 people.

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The hotel is well-positioned in the heart of the Pratunam District.  It is 30 minutes from the airport and mere meters from the pier to Golden Mountain and the Grand Palace area.  Great shopping at the Platinum Fashion Mall, Pantip Plaza and Central World/Gaysorn Plaza are less than 550 meters walk.  Best of all, it’s close to small boutiques and great local restaurants, encouraging exploration of this bustling district.

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3 thoughts on “The Berkeley Hotel Opens in Pratunam District of Bangkok

  1. PETTER

    The hotel is nice but the staff is not presentable..

    July 22, 2013 at 2:58 pm
  2. kelly

    Hi, please advise me, which is the nearer Train Station for this hotel ?? if i taking train fr international airport ?? Thks

    September 27, 2013 at 1:04 am
  3. S Tan

    Stayed at the Berkeley Hotel for 2 nights in. Aug 2014. It claims to be 5 stars, but is actually 3 stars the most.

    Room feels not clean (especially the carpet) with a large stain in the carpet in the doorway outside our room that looked like blood stain.

    Inside the room there were no bed room slippers (considering the dirty carpet, this was important). When I looked into the cupboard in the toilet, there seemed to be left over t shirts from previous guests. Not extra roll of toilet roll etc.

    To top it all, if you lose your room card key, it costs 500 baht to replenish. So at the the time you check out, if you don’t give back 2 card keys, they will charge you 1000 baht. When I protested about this, they said they informed us me at check in ( which they didn’t or I would have taken care to keep the card keys) and that it is written in the card key. (Who reads the small print in their hotel card keys??) After I kicked up a fuss about that, they eventually waived the charge for one key. So I still paid 500 baht for one old room card key. It’s not the money, it’s the principle… I felt cheated.

    Obviously, the hotel is desperate for money and is hoping to collect money from unsuspecting guests who do not keep their room card keys!

    August 22, 2014 at 1:59 pm

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