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“Great hotel, great location”
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BelAire Bangkok
Ranked #159 of 883 Hotels in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 31 December 2010

Stayed here with my wife for 3 nights in early December & really liked the hotel.
The whole place including the rooms were spotless, the staff were great too.
Was impressed with the size of the rooms, made relaxing in the room a pleasant experience.
Some people have said negative things about the location in a few reviews, all I can say to that is get real guys, yes there are people hanging around the street- vendors, taxi drivers, locals & tourists but so what? Everyone is harmless & going about their own business, we had no hassle from anyone- a firm 'no thanks' always does the trick!
Also, breakfast was very nice with a good selection.
A couple of 7 11's & super markets are on the same street so don't bother with the mini bar.
Will definitely be staying here again next time we come to Thailand.

  • Stayed: December 2010
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Reviewed 2 December 2010

This hotel is located in the heart of the city and near to the red light area. There is a pool on the 3rd floor, however the short time spent there was marred by construction work noises on a building across the road.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 November 2010

Would go back and stay again. Nice hotel, good location, very near nana sky train station. Gullivers down the road, good for a mug of tea, then moving on to a few beers.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 November 2010

The Bel-Aire of Bangkok

Take off the 'e' and you get Bel-Air a suburb of Los Angeles, California (named by its Portuguese founder, 'City of Angels').

Eight thousand two hundred and sixty three miles away is another 'City of Angels' - Bangkok (called such by its Thai population) and almost hidden away in the frenetic mix of urban infrastructure and daily life, is another 'Bel-Air' but this little gem is a hotel called the Bel-Aire Princess.

It nestles in soi 5 (a side street) in one of the important districts of Bangkok, Thanon (road) Sukhumvit, where some of the best shopping is located and above which, runs the air-conditioned Skytrain, the fastest and easiest (and cheapest) way to reach many of the important areas of the city.

With the abundance of hotels in and around Sukhumvit, making a good choice without guidance can be like strolling along the Essex shoreline looking down at the masses of oyster shells washed up on the tide and guessing which if any - contains a pearl.

I did my homework, made a reservation and after a 40 minute taxi ride from the sparkling new airport (costing a mere £8), I alighted, watched as my luggage was swept through the hotel's all-glass frontage to be greeted with smiles and efficiency. Having sipped a 'welcome drink' and chatted with the new manager, Giljsbert Roodenburg (call me Bert, he invited) I was escorted to my room.

That was my first surprise. Space, space and more space. Very, very different to the many 4 star hotel rooms I've stayed in around the world. Expertly designed, beautifully decorated and not lacking a single modern facility.

Although the hotel boasts 160 rooms, that fact never once became apparent. Staff addressed me by name, I felt 'at home'. The constant impression given was that I (and everyone else) were 'honoured guests'. How refreshing.

Naturally, the hotel has all the features expected (and some not). The third floor outdoor swimming pool lures, especially after a day of sightseeing and the aptly named 'Liquid Lounge' perfectly sited in the marble-clad foyer, is rarely without a customer. For those who lust after a strenuous workout (not me I might add) a well equipped gym caters.

Breakfast buffets (Oriental, full English or Continental) were included in my reservation and could not be faulted. Lunch and dinner offered enough tasty choices to suit any palate.

Room service, laundry and housekeeping were spot-on - all accompanied with beaming smiles.

When the time came to check-out, it was with mixed feelings. Enjoyment, comfort and satisfaction, were only part of those. The lasting impression is far more subjective...that likened to saying 'goodbye' to a dear friend.

When I visit Bangkok again, will I stay at the Bel-Aire Princess...you bet I will!

On a final (and more mercenary note) I am still smiling over the fact that the cost of my stay was less than I would have paid at a 2 star and well-worn UK city establishment.

What a find!

Brian W Fisher
Independent Travel Writer
November 2010

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 9 November 2010

Ibooked this hotel for 4 nights, Ireally enjoyed the stay there, Ive been upgraded to deluxe room +free drink, its a very nice, clean and cheap hotel in a good location, helpful and very polite staff, cant say anything negative, would stay there again

Stayed: October 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 September 2010

Location could be better, other reviews state that the street is a bit dodgy, For me it wasnt a problem, the groups of men standing around is the same in many many parts of Thailand. The hotel is very clean and spacious, however, had the room service breakfast which cost 600Bht each £13.50 and is was terrible. Bacon and egg were burned but cold at the same time. The bar as with any hotel bar was expensive for a vodka and coke and a Singha 700Bht.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 August 2010

Hotel was fine with very good sized rooms, however the street which the hotel is located in would prevent me from returning, there are groups of men who make the walk to the hotel somewhat uncomforable.

Stayed: August 2010, travelled with family
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Additional Information about BelAire Bangkok

Address: 16 Sukhumvit Soi 5, Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok 10110, Thailand (Formerly Bel-Aire Princess)
Region: Thailand > Bangkok > Sukhumvit , Wattana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#134 Luxury Hotel in Bangkok
#145 Business Hotel in Bangkok
#149 Family Hotel in Bangkok
#155 Romantic Hotel in Bangkok
Price Range: £39 - £72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — BelAire Bangkok 4*
Number of rooms: 160
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover the boutique hotel favoured by savvy travellers and the city's elite who need to be at the centre of the action. A portal to all the treasures of the kingdom, BelAire Bangkok, is nestled in a quiet street just off bustling Sukhumvit Road, with its wealth of shopping, business and entertainment possibilities.Just a 30 minute drive to the Airport on the Expressway, in close proximity to embassies, the Central World and Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre, and mere steps to the BTS skytrain and MRT underground transportation systems, getting around has never been easier. ... more   less 
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