The Five Star Vagabond

Super travel tips, all road tested by David Herd. I'm an Australian guy who moved to Thailand in 2011 & still travel the world as often as possible.


JW Marriott hotel Bangkok

Breakfast at JW Marriott

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JW Marriott hotel Bangkok is at Soi 2 Sukhumvit, a short walk to both Ploenchit & Nana station. It’s a luxury five star hotel with some wonderful restaurants. My friend Tony Murphy and I enjoy a very good breakfast in the Bangkok Baking Company. There is another Marriott worth visiting in Soi 57 Sukhumvit, have a cocktail at the wonderful roof bar 48 floors above the ground.

Eggs Florentine

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You can either order from the menu or nominate what you prefer and it will be prepared for you.

Executive chef

Marriott Michael Hogan Michael Hogan looks after all the wonderful restaurants at the JW Marriott, he loves Bangkok and is an Aussie from Banora Point, which is at the southern end of Australia’s Gold Coast.

One of Michaels specialities

Marriott hotel Bangkok The bakery among many other delicacies has a range of delicious pies, I usually take a few back to Pattaya after visiting Bangkok.

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JW Marriott hotel Bangkok

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Now if that selection is not enough for you then I can’t help you. 🙂

JW Marriott hotel Bangkok

JW Marriott hotel Bangkok

Located halfway between Nana & Ploenchit stations, only a 5 minute walk to either one.

Dim Sum

JW Marriott hotel Bangkok All the usual suspects are available, service & quality is very good indeed.

Marriott pool

JW Marriot

I remember years ago I would stay at a cheaper hotel in Soi 4 and sneak into the Marriott to uses their pool.

January 2000 with Barbara Manelli

David Herd Thailand I just had to throw in a blast from the past, here I am at the Marriott in January 2000 with one of my all time favourite girlfriends who was holidaying from Florence.

As you would expect the rooms are fabulous

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The foyer

JW Marriott hotel Bangkok Looking down on the huge foyer with comfortable lounges for you to relax before heading for the shops. My two favourite shopping centres are Siam Paragon & Siam Centre which are next door to each other, and the amazing EmQuartier, put them on your list of paces to go.

Bangkok Baking Company

JW Marriott hotel Bangkok Delicious snacks & coffee and a great place to relax and read the Bangkok Post.

Great Omelette

David Herd Thailand Another excellent breakfast choice.

Poached eggs, avocado & crispy bacon.

JW Marriott hotel Bangkok

Absolutely perfect at the JW Marriott hotel Bangkok.

Thanks for visiting my JW Marriott hotel Bangkok photo blog, it really is one of Bangkok’s great hotels.

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That’s all folks

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Author: David Herd

My history, particularly over the last 30 years is dominated by overseas travel. I sold my home in Australia October 20th 2011 and have have been living in Thailand since then. I don’t know where the time has gone? It seems like you go to sleep one night, wake up the next morning, and 20 years have flashed by. Not sure how many years I have left, however I have enjoyed a wonderful charmed life, and if it all ended today I would leave this world with no regrets. I was born in Sydney halfway through the last century, started my travels in the 60s with the usual U.K. Europe adventure at the age of 20, back to Australia and worked in Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide in Sales & Marketing with multinational companies including Sanyo, Canon & Remington. Engaged to be married 3 times and never quite made it to the alter, finally realized by the mid 90s I was not cut out for "long term relationships" so I moved to the Gold Coast in Queensland in January 1987, worked for a couple of banks as a Financial Planner, I took a year off work in 1998 to travel and never went back to full time work again, after 25 fun filled years on the Coast I packed up and moved to Thailand. What is the purpose of this blog? Well I really want to use it to record my travel experiences & to display my photographs, give and receive travel tips, comment on places I visit, restaurants I eat in and use it to replace the autobiography I intended to write, apart from all that it helps me fill in my day. :) I moved to Thailand mainly because I wanted to keep travelling while my health allowed me to, there are huge advantages being closer to all the places I want to visit. Cost of living in Thailand is around 35% of the cost in Australia, plus flights are 50% cheaper because you are much closer to everywhere. ???? Consequently I am able to travel to many more places compared to living in Australia. Having said all that, it is & has always been my intention to return to Australia when my travelling is finished, I predict this will happen around 2021.

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