Strategically located in the heart of the city, Bangkok City Inn (3*) is within walking distance to CentralWorld, Erawan Shrine and Pratunam Market, but to name a few. It's also close to the expressway and the skytrain.
The hotel states that they're offering American breakfast for their guests. However, when I took a quick look at the buffet spread, most of them were Chinese food.
Toast & Pancakes
I've always enjoyed toast with butter and strawberry jam. As for the pancakes, they were a bit too thin, but tasted good with butter and honey.
Assorted Stuff #1
The porridge was bland, so it had to be taken with other stuff. I especially enjoyed the pork ribs with wintermelons, for the meat were tender and juicy. Moreover, the pork cooked with soy sauce was pretty flavourful. The bitter gourd slices were really bitter.
Assorted Stuff #2
Surprisingly, the hotel offered chicken rice! The rice was pretty fluffy and aromatic, although the shredded chickens weren't that juicy. The fried hor fun (Chinese flat rice noodle) was slightly better than average in terms of taste, but it was pretty greasy as well. The scrambled eggs were pretty smooth, the sunny-side up egg had a somewhat runny yolk, but the sausages were dry.
I think I mentioned before that I don't like guava. Only until I bit into it, I realised that the green one was guava, and it was dry. The watermelon and pineapple slices were pretty sweet and juicy, but hey, the latter weren't properly cored.
The coffee, which was pretty bitter, would surely be powerful enough to give a punch to the sleepyheads!
Orange & Pineapple Cordial Drink
Both of them were excessively sweet. Pika's advice: Dilute them with cold water like what I did!
Overall, the buffet breakfast was pretty enjoyable, but I believe there are still rooms for improvement.
Bangkok City Inn
43/5 Rajdamri Road
(Daily: 6.00am - 10.00am)
*No separate price given as buffet breakfast is included in the room price.
Have a nice meal,Cliff(y)