This is our third time in Bangkok and we decided to try Luxx XL seeing its beautiful ad from the magazine. We booked for the studio L room for 4 nights, which is the second category of room, through its website, which was easy and we mentioned in the note that we are a honeymoon couple. Once checked in, we were upgraded to the suite room, which is a pleasant surprise and unexpected. There were also special treats, such as the small cake and some flower decoration on bed, it is not much, but it is already perfect for us.
The hotel is still in soft opening stage and there were still some guys working here and there and the fresh paint smell was not appreciated though it is understandable and it did not really bother us much. We LOVE the use of materials and its decoration. The big entrance door is impressive and the lobby is modern and beautiful. Luxx XL style and character is on par with hotels that easily charge triples Luxx’s prices (hope the rates stay low during the full operation).
There were selections of DVDs and guidebooks to borrow from the lobby. The DVDs selections are toward the art and gay related, which is nice as some of them were kind of hard to find and it does fit well with the arty style of the property.
As mentioned from other reviewers, possibly the weak point of Luxx XL is the lack of staffs. There are not many of them, unlike other 5 stars property. All of the staffs also seem to be young and possibly does not have much experience. But we realize that we did not pay the 5 stars price (THB 3600 per night for studio L and free upgrade to suite) and the hotel is at the soft-opening stage. Maybe our expectation is not that high, we found our receptionist to be eager, nice and be able to speak sufficient English.
Apart from the style and decoration, the strong points of Luxx XL is its location. It is at the middle of Bangkok and just a few minutes walk from the central park. There are many quality restaurants and bars walking distance from the place. There are many local spa and Thai massage places around, we did a session of Thai massage which is very comfortable at only Usd 8 per hour! The night market is just 15 mins away. But be warned though that as the hotel is not located by the main street, you have to really notice the sign as it is also small. Do not miss the small entrance as the road is one-way and you have to go around big time in order to find its entrance again.
I wish Luxx XL’s rates stay at this level at its full operation. It will be a true good value designed property in Bangkok and we will definitely be back soon!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- LUXX XL is the Xtra Large version of the original, small boutique hotel LUXX. All LUXX XL’s guests can be certain of privacy and exclusivity, unlike those other high rise buildings, LUXX XL comprises of just 34 studio rooms and 16 suites matched with facilities such as pool by the garden and a breakfast serving restaurant. There are ample of spaces to breathe in since the common and garden area accounts more than half of the total plot of land in the property. LUXX XL offers some of the most spacious and larger hotel rooms that can usually be found in the upscale properties only. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Luxx Xl Hotel Bangkok
- Luxx Xl Bangkok