Rachael and I weren’t too sure about Bangkok. Everyone always says they hate it and that it is one worth skipping over. We totally considered skipping Bangkok all together and just bagging our flight there, but we had a nice hotel booked so we figured we might as well stick to the original plan and spend one night in Bangkok before heading to Phuket. Honestly, we are both glad that we did!
We headed in from the airport, checked in to the Hilton right on the river (holla to the Afflecks for being diamond members) and were upgraded to the executive suite. We checked out the beautiful view from the rooftop and then decided on a place to get a massage and dinner for the night.
We both got hour long massages for $10 from this place called Bodyworks. I really loved my massage but Rachael liked the one we got in Chiang Mai better. I think it honestly just comes down to which masseuse you get. But if you happen to find yourself in Bangkok I would recommend this spa again. The staff was friendly and it was clean and very reasonably priced. After our massages we had dinner at Tealicious Cafe. The front desk concierge at our hotel recommended this restaurant and it was 100000000% best meal we’ve had so far. The mango smoothies were phenomenal and so was the pad thai. If you go make sure to make a reservation ahead of time. We had placed one and it is good thing we did because within the time that we sat down at our table till we received our food we watched 6 different groups walk in and get turned away because there wasn’t any room for them. The restaurant is owned by a british man, and you know what the best thai food I’ve had to date was in London. So I think this restaurant owner knows whats up.
After dinner we headed home to rest up for the next days travels. Our beds were so comfy and this was the first night I felt like I didn’t sleep on a cardboard table. Pillows were divine so as expected a solid two thumbs up for the Hilton. The view from our window was insane! We had fun watching the lit up tour boats go up and down the river at night. The lights were beautiful.
So Bangkok, we enjoyed our short time here. We don’t know if we would want to stay any longer but yes it is worth a visit there for at least one night!