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“I was skeptical but it quickly won me over”
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LiT BANGKOK Hotel
Ranked #76 of 862 Hotels in Bangkok
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Lier, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“I was skeptical but it quickly won me over”
Reviewed 19 February 2012

I'm often dubious about hotels with a small number of TA ratings that award close to perfect scores, but this relatively new 75-bedroom hotel provided a delightful 4-day experience with a last minute booking and justified the hype. My experience of hotels in Bangkok has generally been very good and this was up with the best (although obviously not on the same level as the Oriental, etc.). The innovative, well thought out and sometimes quirky design features (you can see photos and a video of these on the hotel's web site) were very welcome to a frequent traveller who spends too many nights in hotels. The staff are friendly and enthusiastic even by Thai standards, although relatively few have English beyond the basics. Nice pool, although the water could have been clearer (you can check whether management responds to this comment). Very attractive bar area with a vertical step design that works well, although not enough people have discovered this yet to create much of an atmosphere. Very comfortable bed with sound proofing between room only ok, not great. Excellent gym, very nice spa, high quality buffet breakfast with inside and outside eating options. Very close to National Stadium Skytrain and an easy walk to MRK and Siam Paragon for shopping. I'm planning to return if the prices stay as attractive as they are currently.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2012

Feeling ill and deciding to fork out for some comfort, Lit became our saviour in Bangkok. A free upgrade to an incredible room set the tone for the rest of our stay.

Since there were so many, I'll be brief. Highlights included: A king bed with fresh sheets every day, feather pillows and duvet, great T.V. with iPod input and free DVD rental, minibar allowance, free bottled water, the best complimentary breakfast I've had, free use of computers, lovely pool, great gym with freeweights, a FREE 15 minutes massage! and a clean stylish hotel whose staff were always friendly and endlessly helpful.

We returned a few weeks later from Burma to be given a discount with free upgrade again and complimentary late checkout.

Thank you Yu, Moo and Cake!!

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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9 Thank AMurphy13
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2012

The LIT have given me the time of my life and made my holiday a huge success. The hospitality services are beyond excellence..you name a thing and you have it in front of you within 10 mins. The stay is comfortable as well as enjoyable...

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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3 Thank Jason W
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Basel, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2012

The hotel is new and stylish (stayed in Extra Radiance room type). It is convenient located in walking distance to BTS "National Stadium" train station and close to major shopping malls in this area of Bangkok.

The staff is friendly, efficient and does the outmost to make a comfortable stay. So if you are not bound to big hotel chains and like the modern architecture, it’s the place to stay and offers great value for money.

Room Tip: The hotel is non smoking at all (even at the pool). Great for non-smoker, maybe not recommended for...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2012

Pros:

Brilliant, new rooms: Note that the "Extra Radiance" rooms are actually better that the "different degree" (even though they are priced lower). The "different degree" rooms have got wonderful and big bathrooms, but the rooms per se feel a bit cramped. On the other hand, the extra radiance rooms have got brilliant lighting effects, in-room bath tubs and spacious rooms.

Excellent facilities: Very comfortable beds and pillows, excellent shower pressure, very very new and clean rooms

Great service: The service was very prompt and effective. There was always someone who would be there to help you out. Very quick check-in and check-outs.

Perfect Location: MBK mall is a 5 min wasy walk away (around 200m), and so is the Skytrain Station (National Stadium)

Cons:

Views: If you are looking for good views outside the rooms, you would be disappointed. The location is such that views are limited, if any. Moreover, this is not a very high-rise hotel having lots of floors.

Breakfast: Breakfast is okay. They need to have more varieties

Swimming pool: Swimming pool is only medium sized.

Overall, the hotel does not look very big, but the facilities, the room decor and service are excellent! A definte 4 star deluxe hotel

Room Tip: If you have to choose between Extra Radiance and Different Degree, take the Extra Radiance room (eve...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Tokyo, Japan
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2012

The Lit Bangkok is an interesting modernist addition to the hotel scene as it delivers strongly on one aspect that I find matters most to me: service quality.

A taxi ride from the airport to the hotel without the notorious congestion is about 25 minutes and cost about 400baht including toll charges. The hotel is relatively new and hence the cab drivers may not be familiar with its location. As a result, it may be a good idea to take an email printout from the friendly reservations department and they were very prompt to reply my queries.

From the front door security to the porter and the check-in personnel, there were nothing but sincere smiles and greetings. We experienced this throughout our stay. This room was bright, clean and spacious with a separate living room and is suitable for a trio of friends (like us) or small families. The beds were wonderfully plush for sleeping in after a full shopping day. The bathroom had two sinks (great for saving time) and a separate tub and shower room. The daily breakfast was competent, with the requisite American style options and you can order your eggs any style. Wireless Wifi was also provided for the duration of our stay.

In terms of location, the hotel is situated on a small lane off the main road that leads to the National Stadium sky-train station, which is a short 5 minute walk away. Staying off the main road meant we could have a quiet night without a lot of traffic noise, which was nice. The famous MBK centre is just across the road from the lane (you can cross the road by using the overhead bridges that also link to the National Stadium station and other shopping malls). Siam Square and the large Paragon mall are all within a walkable distance thereon from the MBK centre.

Undoubtedly, the Lit is in serious competition with several other newer or more luxurious hotels that dot the city. However, I feel that they have distinguished themselves with a consistently excellent customer service throughout our stay. If they keep up this exemplary standard and offer competitive room prices, the hotel should be pretty popular with the tourists in time to come.

Room Tip: The Triple Luxe suite is a good option for small families or a group of friends on a getaway.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Singapore, Singapore
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2012

Stayed for 3 nights at The Lit in an 'Extra Radiance' room.

Room...
Immaculate. Comfortable. Really cool lighting!

Food and Drinks...
Lovely bar area, cocktails were superb (and buy one get one free), food excellent. Breakfast also very good.

Spa...
We were given a free ten minute food massage which was great. My husband used the steam room and gave it the thumbs up. I had a manicure which was excellent...

Location....
The hotel is based a 5 minute walk from lots of major shopping centres and Jim Thompson House. Bit further away from Grand Palace area but can easily be reached in cab or tuk tuk (which the hotel will call for you).

All in all, a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank louster79
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Property: LiT BANGKOK Hotel
Address: 36/1 Soi Kasemsan 1, Rama 1 Road | Wangmai, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Bangkok > Siam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#21 Business Hotel in Bangkok
#47 Spa Hotel in Bangkok
#51 Family Hotel in Bangkok
#63 Romantic Hotel in Bangkok
#68 Luxury Hotel in Bangkok
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4.5 star — LiT BANGKOK Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 79
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
LiT BANGKOK Hotel offers an enviable location that combines authentic Thai charm, premium service and the convenience of central city living. It's a mere five minutes walk to Bangkok's major malls such as MBK, Siam Paragon, Siam Discovery, for shopping, dining, and entertainment - as well as outstanding city attractions and landmarks including Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre, Jim Thompson's House and The National Stadium skytrain station.All 79 rooms are designed to furnish guests with a superior stay via surprising architectural features and a plethora of thoughtful design details. All rooms feature flat screen TVs, DVD player, mini-bar, and ambiance lighting.The hotel also offers guests a superb spa, fitness-centre, pool, restaurant, room service and the hotel's unique 'Fiesta Steppe' chill-out zone, a great space to drink in the local atmosphere with a glass of your favorite tipple. ... more   less 
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