Chantaburi Trip - Day 1
Good Morning Thailand! As expected, after having a good sleep the night before, I woke up feeling refreshed and excited to see more of Chantaburi. As soon as I got up from bed, I tried to see the whole view of the city through my glass window. My room on the 17th floor was just perfect as it gave me a glimpse of the whole downtown of Chantaburi.
So surprising that for a predominantly Buddhist country like Thailand, I could find a Bible on top of my bed side table and it really warms me. Only then that I know that there are also lots of Christian people in Thailand.
After I took a quick shower, I decided to go down to the hotel's lobby area. What could be e better way to start my day other than trying the breakfast buffet from the hotel's coffee shop. This was included in my room rate, so why not? (lol)
They have a good selection of foods at the buffet table. Almost complete, I would say. There were hams, crispy bacons, sausages, fried noodles, , fried chicken, rice, bread, croissants, cakes, cereals and fresh milk, eggs, porridge and two Thai dishes that I didn't try as it doesn't look appealing to me. :)
There was also a salad bar with both fruits and vegetable salad complete with your choice of dressings.
Fresh fruits in season complete the line up. :)
After that scrumptious breakfast, I tour around the hotel and checked on it's swimming pool located on the third floor. I told myself that this would also be a great opportunity to take photos.:)
From the hotel's directory, both the swimming pool area and fitness center are located on the third floor so it would be easier to tour around the facilities.
Sad to say, the pool cannot be used at that time. It's out of order. Well, I didn't see any defects on the pool but maybe because they haven't changed the water lately. Perhaps because of the constant rains and maybe because it's not actually a peak season in the hotel. But the pool area is generally nice and clean.
Unfortunately, the fitness center is till closed when I tried to have a visit there. According to the housekeeping attendant, it opens from 12 noon to 9 PM daily. I think there is something wrong with the time as most of the hotel guests would probably like to use the gym early morning. Anyway, I was still able to see the fitness center when I get back to the hotel after a day of shopping. It's big, clean and nice and the gym attendant had shown me the sauna which I think is also nice and bigger than those that I've tried before. But again, because of limited time, I wasn't able to try both gym and sauna. They closed at 9 PM and when I went there to check, it's already 8 PM. I wasn't able to take photos also because there were some hotel guests there at that time and I just feel awkward to simply shoot some pictures. Only a blogger could understand a blogger. (lol)
Anyway, this completes my description of KP Grand Hotel and though everything was not perfect, I would still choose this hotel on my future visits to Chantaburi. Hopefully there will be more next times. :)
The fact that this hotel is clean, well maintained, secured and huge not to mention the fast and efficient service of the friendly hotel staff is enough to convince me that I have made the right choice of the hotel.
The hotel staff, from the housekeeping attendant, waitresses, maintenance, bell man and the front desk personnel are all commendable. They had done a great job in making their guests feel comfortable staying in their hotel. I would personally like to commend all the front desk personnel for their extra mile service in providing information to their guests touring around the area and the ever helpful bell men who are always available to assist you with your things.
I would definitely come back in this hotel and explore more places in Chantaburi. I also without any hesitation recommend this hotel to all my friends and colleagues.
Thank you KP Grand Hotel!