I love circular beds… said no one ever!

I love circular beds… said no one ever!

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I’ve learned not to turn every stay at a hotel with style over substance into an episode of “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” I’ve gotten used to it, though it won’t stop me from sharing the occasionally entertaining anecdote.

I’m staying at Le Meridien Bangkok (for about 12 hours, and it’s a last minute change for reasons I’ll explain later). I booked a few hours before arrival so wasn’t expecting an upgrade, though I did get an upgrade to a circular room. Below are the descriptions of a base room and of a circular room.

Notice anything interesting? Yes, the rooms are identical… except one has a circular bed, and they charge a nearly 70% premium for the privilege.

This raises the question — and I’m fully willing to stand alone on this since I must be missing something — does anyone actually like circular beds? I mean, I’m not sure how cutting the edges off my bed is somehow supposed to contribute to a more comfortable night of sleep.

Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

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  1. Dee Guest

    I'be had my round bed for over 30 years, and I love it. I'be refreshed it through the years, but it's so nice, roomy and comfortable.

  2. Jay Guest

    I love the concept of Round Beds... But they dont work for me as I am 6'2' and hence I got a round shaped bed with square shaped mattress ... Here is a good blog post which shows some of them with pricing etc

    http://meghamehta.com/top-5-stylish-round-beds-with-square-mattress/

  3. snic Guest

    I guess a circular bed makes it easier to screw AROUND??

  4. Sathish Guest

    Convenience... Convenience... Convenience... 70% premium gives you easy access to get in/out to/from bed. That's what smart pants call when they need luxury with convenience.

  5. Max M Guest

    "One Night In Bangkok"

  6. R B Guest

    I stayed in the same type of room and it felt strange.
    Amazing breakfast at Le Meridien Bangkok.

  7. Gary Gold

    The W Seoul has round beds... that are made up RED.
    https://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2009/06/05/w-seoul-walker-hill/

  8. Anthony New Member

    You hit the nail on the head! It's a great hotel - I love it - but the circular bed makes no sense to me.

    The thing that irritates me is that it makes it so difficult to reach the lighting and blind controls or your water in the middle of the night.

  9. MrED Guest

    Staying right now in the LM BKK and luckily in the regular suite. I totally agree on the stupidity of the circular beds. Had this more then ones and despite the round shape always managed to bump into it many times. The hotel otherwise is awesome.

  10. Ron Mexico Guest

    it's requires a woman..spend less time traveling and you can find one of those

  11. Louis Biggie Guest

    The people who like round beds are the same people who put square wheels on their cars!

  12. Scottrick Guest

    Circular beds are for when you don't want to play favorites. Only thing worse than one unhappy girlfriend is many unhappy girlfriends.

  13. Moody Member

    Chris S. - Too funny!

  14. Mark Guest

    Actually, Mary Green loves circular beds: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sCvazZMxnk

  15. TLT Guest

    Hahaha! When I first read the title I thought it said circular beads...thought it was some kind of sex toy.

  16. jorge Guest

    I guess if you are totally drunk makes it more fun!

  17. VM Guest

    HA! I was in BKK last month and stayed at Le Meridien. I got an upgrade to that room with a circular bed. The bed was comfortable as long as I stayed in the middle, otherwise part of my feet were hanging off the side.

    I actually thought the bed made the room look dated almost tacky.

    The bathroom had a separate toilet and stand up shower with a one panel glass barn door. So if someone was in the shower you couldn't slide the door over for privacy using the toilet.

  18. Gene Diamond

    Yeah, skip the bed, and you can afford your own call date.

  19. Chris New Member

    You guys are obviously missing the major difference between the two rooms... This one has a "separate shower/bath". The vista room surely has a communal bathroom, right?

  20. Brian Guest

    The 2 bedroom residence units at Conrad Koh Smaui also have the circle beds. I've had one at this LeM in BKK too, no harm no foul!

  21. Chris D. Guest

    For a $100 premium? Skip the upgrade. Save the money. And you can afford your very own circular bed pretty soon. :)

  22. Tim Guest

    Retro big in the 60's and 70's

  23. DaninSTL Guest

    My question is... Does it vibrate (magic fingers) or does it rotate? And...if it vibrates do you use quarters or local currency ?
    :)

  24. Dax Guest

    Old Flyer said "I like it only because its different and you don’t see it very often except in Honeymoon suites."

    And that alone is worth 70% more to you?

    With customers like that maybe I'm in the wrong racket.

  25. Gene Diamond

    I don't think this bed was designed for sleeping. After all, it is Thailand, hello!

  26. Chris S. Guest

    It's just a novelty in a city that's got widespread prostitution. Who wants to bang a $40 whore on a rectangle?

  27. Lark Guest

    Dude!

    It's just another rite of passage:

    Mile high Club
    Circular Bed
    Hot Tub
    etc...

    Well worth the 70% premium; where else are you going to find a circular bed?

    :)

  28. Old Flyer New Member

    I like it only because its different and you don't see it very often except in Honeymoon suites. Afraid I am showing my age as it is circa 60's as Lola posted.

  29. Zach Guest

    It's a novelty item?

    Lol. I would ask for a downgrade personally.

  30. Lola New Member

    Hugh Hefner circa 1965???

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Dee Guest

I'be had my round bed for over 30 years, and I love it. I'be refreshed it through the years, but it's so nice, roomy and comfortable.

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Jay Guest

I love the concept of Round Beds... But they dont work for me as I am 6'2' and hence I got a round shaped bed with square shaped mattress ... Here is a good blog post which shows some of them with pricing etc http://meghamehta.com/top-5-stylish-round-beds-with-square-mattress/

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snic Guest

I guess a circular bed makes it easier to screw AROUND??

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