Friday, September 28, 2012

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!

29 comments:

Jhari said...

The watermelon looks so refreshing. Yummylicious! Visiting from CommEx Sept25.

Aileen said...

Sis I love that salad! I can see bits of pitaya :-) Hope you're enjoying your trip!

anne lei said...

do you book directly with the hotel or try online booking website? I hope to see more of this adventure.

Dominique Goh said...

The food looks so yummy. Am looking forward to our trip to thailand to try out all the food there.

Adventures on Planet Mom said...

Too bad you didn't get to use the pool; but the bacon looks yummy. It's good to know that the hotel staff were accommodating. :)

Kristine said...

I can just imagine myself in that very relaxing pool! great that you've enjoyed your stay there! :)

kat said...

I like the nice view but I love photo of the buffet breakfast better. :D

reese said...

as described...the hotel looks so great! love the fruits, looks so juicy yum!

January said...

hope to visit Thailand in the future..:)

Jellybelly said...

Hotel breakfasts are always really good :) Great way to start the day!

Marie Bulatao said...

Would love to go there! Hope you had fun!!!

Vera said...

I\ve been to Thailand perhaps 3 or 4 times, but all just in Bangkok. I would have loved to visit other cities/provinces and really soaked in more of the culture, and not just the traffic and the shopping bargains. :)

Ron Leyba said...

NomNom with the foods. I wish we can visit Thailand and spend sometime there to relax and unwind.

Ms. Journ said...

Oh nice views from Thailand. Nice vacay indeed. I have a lot of Thailander workmates and they are perfect in cooking food. Thanks for sharing.

Farida said...

A grand way to spend the day... did you go to the market area? I heard the things you can get there are very cheap :)

Jhenz Balatico said...

Now this is what you call LIFE! waaaah! I want din :)

Louise Antonette | Mommy Practicality said...

i have been wanting to go to Thailand for a vacation.. I envy you! :)

Mylene said...

It seems you really enjoyed your stay at KP Grand Hotel and this is a nice review. KP should give you a token of appreciation ^__^

Olga said...

Their selection at the breakfast buffet is so similar to those here in our country. :D You wouldn't miss the Philippines that much when you're in Thailand.

aby ♥ said...

i always enjoy buffet breakfast from the hotel.. as they say for breakfast, eat like a king.. :)

Chin chin said...

Looks like a really perfect place to be in, Krizza. And you're right, having that Bible on the table is a surprise. Hope you have an enjoyable time there.

promding chamimay said...

what's a must see, must experience in chantaburi? :-)

Mommy Maye said...

I have enjoyed the breakfast buffet too when I went to Thailand. So many food and really yummy.

Lalah said...

My friends and I are planning to go next year. We'll check this out. Thanks for the share :)

tet ^0^ said...

i like the look of that salad! :) nice post!

Allan said...

This is also in the list of possibly place to visit in the future.
-daddy allan (visit from BCB 9/25)

tet ^0^ said...

by the way, I gave you an award. Check it here --> http://tetslittlefinds.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-versatile-blogger-award.html

:)))

amy lontao abrio said...

Wow! Nice hotel, food and very nice Picture Post as well...It seems you really had a great experienced on your tour!...Thanks KP Hotel for making my Aunt satisfied and happy!

kulasa said...

yummy, healthy breakfast! the pool looks so inviting! thank you for the virtual tour! :-)

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