I am just now enjoying my favorite papaya salad at the Blue Restaurant of the JL Bangkok hotel. Coming back for a second time to teach at Ramkamhaeng University, it was a pleasure to be greeted by Meow at the airport and to arrive at what feels like a second home and see wonderful familiar faces. The owner, Julie and her husband, are so lovely and gracious as well as their son and daughter-in-law, and sweet grandchild. Their warm and friendly family is exactly the atmosphere of the hotel, restaurant and staff.
There was no doubt that I would stay here again as I did the first time in the Fall of 2011 since it was such a great experience. Staying here for a month to teach immersive courses is a great experience itself, but alot of work and it can also be exhausting and stressful. Therefore, coming "home" to such a wonderful oasis in the midst of busy Bankapi is perfect.
The hotel is small and charming with very clean rooms, wifi, cable and phone. The restaurant is wonderful--both the atmosphere and the food! As well, they also provides room-service, which can be handy. There is also a lovely garden that is well-kept and a perfect spot to relax away from the "hussle-and-bussle".
As I did last year, I'll stay on a bit after I finish teaching and while I could relocate to one of the more center city neighborhoods I won't because I enjoy so much staying here and it is central enough and easy to navigate to all of the neighborhoods and easily access the airport. As well, the room rates for such a great hotel with its outstanding staff can't be beat!
It is nice to come "home" again!
(i rarely write reviews because i'm always running around and busy, so that i take a time-out to do this means something!)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 50 rooms of contemporary design and hi-technology provide a sophisticated experience for both leisure and business travellers. Guests can stay connected to the world with our wireless Internet access in all rooms. And at the end of a great day enjoy a night of blissful sleep on our exclusive bed. We're just 15 minutes away from the International airport and is located near one of the best night markets in Bangkok. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jl Bangkok Hotel Bangkok