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    Novotel, Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok

    Novotel, Suvarnabhumi Airport
    Bangkok, Thailand.
    26 November 2011
    Room 2514

    After the return flight from Sukhothai to Bangkok, I return to the airport hotel at Suvarnabhumi. This time my room is at the opposite side, and I have a fine view of the swimming pool!




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      The room itself is also the “mirror image” of the otherwise identical room I’d had previously, but this time I can show you it in daylight.

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        A feature not seen in the previous room photos is the window to the bathroom.




        Here it is from the bathroom side.

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          I do think it imparts more spaciousness to the bedroom, and definitely so to the bathroom, where it feels cosier and nicer to relax in the bath…but look there are blinds if there are two guests and you wish some privacy.

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            Re: World hotel room views

            Nice... there is nothing like a proper 5-star resort/hotel in Asia.

            Sadly, (insert giggle here), most of the hotels I have stayed at doesn't even have 1 star, and no aspirations of ever getting one either....
            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

            Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
            Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

            Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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              …well you know pakarang, in this as in most things I seem to be drawn to extremes at each end of the spectrum! Though as I have said frequently (most often in the context of cabins in Scandinavia and me relying on public transport) I don’t think I’ve been getting enough “simple” in recent years …0-star places can be absolutely wonderful too!

              However as I continue to document where I’ve been staying on recent travels in Thailand and England, I’m back to telling you about conferences and places decided for me…

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                Sima Thani Hotel, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand

                Sima Thani Hotel
                Nakhon Ratchasima, (Khorat)
                Thailand

                Room 328
                27 – 30 November 2011

                Having stayed at the airport hotel in Bangkok the previous night, I had time for a leisurely breakfast before proceeding to the airport arrivals hall where university representatives were meeting arriving delegates for a conference I was attending. Transport was arranged for the four hour drive to the city of Nakhon Ratchasima, which is also known as Khorat. The conference was taking place in the Sima Thani Hotel.

                My 3rd floor room overlooked the swimming pool. Here is the view from my window, taken on arrival.



                …and another photograph from half past six the following morning.

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                    View of the hotel, which is located at the western side of the city, taken from across the busy road.


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                      The drive up to the hotel entrance. (Note the purple and lilac shades in the decorations...I'll mention that again later.)


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                        View looking down to the lobby.




                        My room was one of those accessed from the open corridors overlooking the atrium.




                        The glass roof of the atrium.

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                          A corridor in one of the wings of the hotel. There are extensive conference facilities, with several conveniently sized seminar rooms enabling sessions on various specialist topics to run in parallel. (I don’t seem to have taken a general photo of these.)

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                            Portrait of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn who presided over the conference opening ceremony, a major and prestigious event.




                            Delegates gather in front of the entrance to the ballroom where there were exhibits of some important fossils which Her Royal Highness had viewed following the ceremonials. The touches of purple in the decorations on the left are in respect of her birthday colour.

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                              The Grand Ballroom (taken after the golden Royal Chair had been removed from the dias in the centre of the stage).

                              This was the setting for the ceremony, attended by many Royal Court and Local Government Officials as well as conference participants. I felt so honoured to be present.

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                                Re: World hotel room views

                                Guess what, Lady C... we have stayed at the same hotel.

                                I have stayed at this hotel as well, I can clearly recognize it. I do not have any images to document my stay there, and it was while the hotel had a different name.
                                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                                Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                                Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                                Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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