This is probably my 8th time staying at the "JL". It offers tremendous value for the amenities (free breakfast, comfortable clean room with TV, A/C, refrigerator, clean towels, excellent hotel-wide housekeeping, free 24/7 wifi, onsite restaurant, and highly competent staff throughout).
The hotel is located just off a busy Ramkhamhaeng Road, where vendors setup every evening to sell everything...and I mean everything. The vendors cater particularly to women. There are dresses, cosmetics, shoes, makeup, jewelry, and hair for sale, if that's what you want. There is an excitement in the air just walking past each vendor....Oh yeah, I found it to be safe to venture out after dark in case you are wondering.
The hotel is located on a major bus route and a short walk to the water taxi to downtown. Just 20-25 minutes from the airport, you should expect to pay between ThB200 and ThB300 for a taxi (between USD6 and USD9). One of the "must do" experiences is the water taxi, which is ThB19 to downtown.
The hotel is family-owned and run. Preda, Julie, sons and their families usually eat together each evening. They live right there, so they experience what you experience and their standards are high.
Dinner portions are just right. I have never had a bad meal. The dinner has very good variety; serving Thai-style, Chinese-style, and American-style food.
Tour groups come and go 2 or 3 times a week, which adds variety to people you see and meet at breakfast and dinner. Both young and old stay at the hotel.
If you are looking for a hotel without all the frills, but one that provides for your basic needs and more, than this is the place. At a very reasonable room prices, you will be satisfied with the value you get for your money at the JL.
- 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