This property is way up the end of Sukhumvit 39, a wacky road that is a combo of one and two-way stretches making a trip to or from the hotel by taxi somewhat of an adventure through a rabbit warren of sois and sub-sois. I stupidly thought I could walk to Sukhumvit Road in about 10 to 12 minutes - but it is about double that. The hotel is far closer to Phetchaburi Road than to Sukhumvit Road.
I got a deal on wotif which included an upgrade from a so-called Deluxe room to a Grand Suite. When I arrived, I was informed that the Grand Suites were all full that night, and they were upgrading me to another class of room. I can't remember ever being upgraded in my life before, so I was stoked, even if it was only going to be for one night.
The apartment had an entrance hallway, kitchenette, living room with flatscreen telly, and a huge bedroom again with flatscreen telly and DVD player, and a writing desk. There was a balcony off the bedroom, although there was no outdoor furniture. The bathroom had a shower and a two-person spa bath.
The head housekeeping lady and one of the front desk personnel were extremely friendly - other staff so-so, but nothing to criticise. Talking criticisms, and the only one I can think of is a common complaint in Asian hotels: maintenance. There were four things that needed fixing, nothing that was going to make a huge difference to my enjoyment of the room, although one I did discuss with them as I thought it was an accident just waiting to happen. Nothing was done about it - but as with most other properties in this region, something has to actually fall down/off/over before anyone will fix it.
I cannot mark down the property on the basis of that criticism as the value was superb. This was a well-appointed apartment for less than $AUD50 a night. Outstanding value - and the best value I've encountered in 17 years of visiting Bangkok. The same rate (1,400 Baht) is still available as I post this review, and you should take it without hesitation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Conveniently situated on Sukhumvit 39, Palms at Sukhumvit offers three types of fully furnished accommodations, all with balcony, kitchen and state-of-the-art facilities. All apartments have Internet broadband access.The homelike comfort of our apartments and gracious hospitality allow you to enjoy the quality of life. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Twin Palm @ 39 Hotel Bangkok