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LiT BANGKOK Hotel
Ranked #78 of 890 Hotels in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 June 2014

We booked this hotel because of its proximity to MBK, and on the basis of reviews on Tripadvisor. We booked bed & breakfast. We were greeted and made to feel welcome on arrival. In fact all the reception and portering staff we dealt with during our stay were extremely good. Our room was trendy but comfortable and stylish. The clever design meant the bathroom ran behind the bedroom area. All the expected facilities, such as room safe, hair dryer, toothbrushes, toiletries were present. Flat screen TV with plenty of channel choice and very good aircon ideal. The only thing that I found slightly irritating was trying to switch off all the lights - numerous switches! Our room was very quiet.

Breakfast was good with cooked orders taken by the friendly waiting staff. Not a huge choice but we found it adequate. However, we left extremely early on departure and had asked for packed breakfast. With all the attention to detail that clearly goes into all areas of the hotel, I expected more that a sandwich, apple and carton of drink.

Overall we loved this hotel, and it was ideally situated for us. Apart from the packed breakfast I wouldn't have any hesitation in recommending this hotel or staying here again.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Experience2012, Public Relations Manager at LiT BANGKOK Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2014

Dear LondonTrout,

Many thanks for your kind review on Tripadvisor. We are glad you enjoyed your time at the LiT BANGKOK hotel especially for our extraordinary design, facilities and services.

However, we regret any inconvenience caused by the functional design that made you feel complicated of the lighted switches, including the packed breakfast that we will adjust the pattern of providing which maybe more appropriate for your request next time.

We will be delighted to welcome you again in the future.

Sincerely,

LiT BANGKOK Team

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Stayed in "Different Degree" room for three nights. Located 3 minutes walk distance from National Stadium BTS terminal station, 5 minutes walk distance from Siam Discovery Centre or MBK Centre where many low-priced shops and restaurants located. Very convenient for shopping around. Rooms are of no ordinary design.Staff are warmth and helpful. The day I checked-in was actually my birthday. A hotel staff surprisingly send me a "brithday brownie" to my room and sang a birthday song for me! Hotel is clean and in very new condition. However, the sound isulation between the room and the corridor outside could be improve and there are some disturbance when housekeepers were doing housekeeping work outside.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Experience2012, Public Relations Manager at LiT BANGKOK Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2014

Dear Gilman_Wong

We would like to take this time to personally thank you for selecting our hotel to celebrate your special day. Happy to hear that you like our little birthday cake, cleanliness and service level of our staffs exceeded your expectations.

Your concern on noise disturbance has been investigated. In fact, the disturbance was from door stopper at staff service area where’s opposite your room. The problem is now has been solved.

Thank you once again on sharing your feedback that will serve as an additional inspiration to our team to consistently maintain the high standard of service.

We are looking forward to be at your service again soon.

Yours Sincerely,

The LiT Bangkok Team

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Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

I have mixed feelings about this hotel.
Our room was adequate and modern (full spectrum suite)and it was very close to everything we wanted to do.
I enjoyed the meals- we sampled the restaurant for dinner and the man who served us (and later in the stay delivered room service) was excellent.
Having read previous reviews and talking to other people since arriving home, I was disappointed in some aspects of the stay. Many people have made note that the hotel goes out of the way to make sure taxi drivers use the meter. This was not our experience. Also apparently the tours are private. We booked 3 through the hotel. The first one was excellent. The second was average and the the third was far from private and a waste of money. The only reason we booked the last tour was because the first was so good. Had I known the third was going to be 10 or so other people and an extremely rushed visit to the palace I would have just gone with my partner. We also had to attend some gem factory where sales were "pushy". Whilst I do not blame the hotel for this- they make a point of saying their tours are private and this is simply not the case.
I chose this hotel for the proximity to National Stadium and the shops. It was very easy to get around. Would I stay again. Probably not.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Experience2012, Public Relations Manager at LiT BANGKOK Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2014

Dear Khun snowdome5,

Thank you very much for choosing LIT Bangkok and sharing your experience with Tripadvisor reader.

Glad to hear that you enjoyed most of facilities and our services with the perfect shopping district location.

Nevertheless, we regret on the inconvenience caused by tour service that had been recommended by the hotel, which we are now under sourcing for new professional one.
Please accept our sincere apology. We strongly hope this will not mar your entire experience of the hotel.

We are looking forward to having another opportunity to welcome you back soon.

Sincerely,

LIT Bangkok Team

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Reviewed 13 June 2014

This hotel offers excellent value and there are so many things they are doing right. Location is fantastic on a quiet side street near MBK and the Skytrain. The Siam malls and Jim Thompson house are also a short walk away. The staff who greeted us on check-in were all smiles and sawadee-ka/krub. (Last year we stayed in another Bangkok hotel where they all spoke English rather than Thai which we found disappointing.)

The lobby is modern, vast and spacious. The hotel design is very clever. On first being shown to our room we thought it was a bit small then we discovered the very long bathroom concealed behind a clever curved wall, with plenty of wall niches and storage, along with big mirrors, the room did not feel small at all. As for the curtain separating the toilet from main room - no issue at all for us but that is our culture. If you get embarrassed about that sort of thing then try another hotel rather than stay at The Lit and complain about it. One thing that we found interesting was overnight the bathroom area became quite warm - in fact like a drying room, which was great for drying our bathers and washing - while the sleeping area remained cool. Not sure if this was intended but we found it very handy.

The 111 baht per day minibar credit is a bonus. The king size bed was very comfortable. Rooms were very quiet, no noise from outside or from other rooms. Our room was spotless and cleaned to a very high standard each day. We were there during the curfew and I suspect occupancy was low. It's a non-smoking hotel (yay for non-smoking hotels!) although the morning we checked out there was an obvious smell of cigarette smoke in the corridor coming from the room next door. We let the front desk staff know so I hope they went up there and caught them!

I'm not generally a person to spend hours in the pool but we did at The Lit and we always had the pool to ourselves. The sun lounges are on a shaded terrace and it was soooo peaceful and relaxing - hard to believe you are in the heart of a big city. The gym looked really good too although we didn't make use of it. Every time we walked up to the pool the gym guy would come out and chat to us - he was so friendly, in fact every staff member from front of house, doormen, housekeeping and restaurant staff were so friendly it was an absolute pleasure to stay here for 3 nights.

If there is one area that could be improved it is the breakfast. I don't eat cereal or bread so found the selections a bit limited. Although they cook eggs to order I found the omelettes and scrambled eggs to be quite bland. We had 4 weeks of cooked breakfasts on our holidays and I have to say the breakfast was a bit disappointing, but being Bangkok food is everywhere and cheap, so not a huge issue. Also in our room there were no face cloths provided which I found a bit strange.

Would we stay again - absolutely! It's great value and you can't beat the location. We have just booked to return again next May.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

Enjoyed our 3 day stay here in April 2014. Gym and Pool were nice and rooms were comfortable although the layout was a little non standard. Paid a premium to have the hotel arrange for our airport pickup. As it was our first time in Bangkok we felt more comfortable having the hotel arrange it but it probably wasn't necessary.

Room Tip: Enjoyed our room overlooking the pool
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Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Fantastic location and close to major shopping centre. Spent three days here and the facilities were great.

Room and hotel very clean and staff always helpful. Buffet breakfast was good and plentiful.
A very relaxing place to stay.

Very modern hotel and will definitely be staying here again.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Good location, the LIT Bangkok was all that I expected and more. Friendly staff, clean rooms, and the meals were good to. Loved the overall hotel ambiance and modern feel & good accessibility to everything. I will definitely stay again on my return to Bangkok.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about 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
#48 Spa Hotel in Bangkok
#51 Family Hotel in Bangkok
#63 Romantic Hotel in Bangkok
#70 Luxury Hotel in Bangkok
Price Range: £66 - £163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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