Bangkok with three young kids? Sure!
We just returned from our BKK holiday, our first with another family, and we had a total of 4 adults and 5 kids. Yes, we were outnumbered, but we survived! I think it helped that it wasn’t our first trip to BKK, so we kinda knew what to expect, and how to get around, but it was definitely a different experience travelling around BKK with the twins.
We considered staying at Siam Kempinski again, but the hotel was fully booked, so C did some research, and decided on Okura Prestige. Our criteria was simple: the hotel should be within walking distance of a BTS station, have large rooms (because the kids need plenty of space), and be near a mall. Okura Prestige fit the bill, since it is directly connected to Phloen Chit BTS station and Central Embassy, plus it has options for larger rooms.
We booked a Deluxe Corner Room, and I emailed them to request for twin beds and an extra cot. The staff was extremely prompt in responding to my email, and even provided the measurements of the beds for my reference. We were going to arrive at almost midnight, so I wanted to make sure that the beds and cot would be set up beforehand. The staff promised me that they would make the necessary arrangements, and we were pleasantly surprised to find that they even upgraded both families to Deluxe Suites. The parents appreciated the extra space, and the little, thoughtful gestures such as ensuring that the cots were already set up when we checked in, as well as the baby bathtub, baby potty, and children’s toiletries provided. The kids loved the HUGE bathtub, and they took bubble baths in it almost every day.
At the hotel lobby
Our suite (Please ignore the mess)
The HUGE bathtub
N sleeping on one of the two sofas provided
Babies NOT sleeping in the cot provided
Suaku me was happy to have an USB-charging port next to the bed
Apart from the amazing hotel room that we had, we also really enjoyed the sumptuous breakfast buffet spread every morning. All of us looked forward to pigging out every morning, and we spent quite a bit of time just trying out the different dishes. The two men would head straight for the curry dish, and paired it with either the garlic fried rice, or fried noodles, as well as the Thai omelette that was cooked to order. C called it “breakfast of champions”. *rolls eyes* He also liked the noodles station, and declared them to be “perfectly seasoned”. *rolls eyes again*
N usually had scrambled eggs with a few slices of fried bacon, milk or juice, as well as yogurt and fresh fruits, while the twins had cornflakes, bread, followed by papaya and/or banana. On the first two days, I brought their cereal along, but after eating their cereal, they wanted more from the breakfast buffet, so I decided to just let them enjoy the buffet spread over the next few mornings.
Entrance to Breakfast Heaven
Check out the extensive egg menu
The different egg dishes that we tried
Yummy hot bowls of noodles
C’s “perfectly seasoned noodles”
My self-created “tropical” waffle
Babies enjoying their breakfast
We actually really wanted to bring the kids swimming at the infinity pool, but it rained on our last few days there, and the babies came down with runny noses on our second day in BKK, so we didn’t get to try out the pool at all. But it looked really nice, don’t you agree?
The infinity pool
I’ve always wondered where the water from infinity pools go. Mystery solved!
All of us thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Okura Prestige, and if we do go back to BKK again, it will definitely be high on our list of preferred hotels. I’ll be writing more about our BKK holiday, so do check back for more details on the places we visited and ate at!
PS. Read about our previous trip to BKK HERE.