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“No frills, but the basics are superb” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Lodge 61
Ranked #420 of 849 Hotels in Bangkok
Bangkok, Thailand
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86 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“No frills, but the basics are superb”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2013

I've stayed here several times, and I almost don't want to say too many good things for fear of it becoming too popular and going up in price. I've never had a bad experience here. The beds are great and comfy, the Internet is really fast and reliable, and the shower is hot with decent pressure. If those are the basics you need, this is a great place to stay. Plus, it's just 5 minutes from the Ekamai BTS and the Ekamai bus terminal, which is super convenient. Plus there are shopping centers all within 2 minutes walk, including the Major Cineplex.

Room Tip: If you are a night owl and like to sleep in the day, stay on the side NOT facing the BTS / Sukhumvit...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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29 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2013

On my personal trip, I found this hotel a great value for money in a good location, although not in the city centre but it's not far from Ekamai BTS station which gives me access to downtown in 20 mins. The hotel is in a safe area. The breakfast is served with Thai food, noodles in addition to typical bread and butter for similar type of hotel. Coffee is fresh from machine as the owner also roasts coffee beans and offers free coffee for guests until noon. Nearby, there're a few malls around. Gateway, Parklane as well as Thong Lor and Ekamai area. Family mart (convenient store) is just 50m away opened 24hrs. The room has Wi-Fi as well as in the lobby area. Safe box is provided. The room is clean and new.

I found it one of the best value for money in Sukhumvit area for basic room which is clean in a safe and clean area.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Artidon
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2013 via mobile

Very central Hotel in Ekkamai, just next to Major Hollywood.
Nice staff, spacious rooms and really good service and very near to BTS.
Have been there over 4 times in the last 3 months and will keep going. Recommended!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Europcarmalta
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2013

Booked for 2 days when we initially arrived in Bangkok. we took the train from the airport and it only took 5 minutes to walk to the hotel from the closest skystop!! rooms are clean, with great beds, complimentary water, flat screen tv and everything on your door step. we weren't surrounded by loud bars or clubs yet if we walked out the hotel everything was within easy distance with the night market 5 minutes walk and a skytrain journey of 20 mins to the weekend market!!! a MUST. will be returning for a few days at the end of our trip and will definitely be returning to this hotel :-)

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank rubirox
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Bangkok, Thailand
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31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2013

There are plenty of positives about this hotel: it is located very near to Ekkamai BTS, the Eastern Bus Station and Sukhumvit Road, to some shops, banks and restaurants; it is new and clean, and everything works as it should. The rooms are secure.

Some things you can make better: try to arrange a room on the side of the hotel away from the elevated BTS line, or it can get a bit noisy.

There are some not-so positives: the staff is pretty shambolic, and put you in no doubt that they are running a business, not a service. Warm and friendly it is not. Breakfast is provided free, but you have to figure out the technicalities yourself. Wi-Fi is 100B a day, but if it goes wrong, you will be unlikely to get any competent assistance.

I have stayed there 7 or 8 times, for a night at a time, and find it adequate for that purpose, although I am irritated by the constant price rise - 700B went to 900B, then to 1000B and latterly 1200B.

For somewhere to lay your head, it's fine; for a cosy holiday experience, not so good.

Room Tip: Try to arrange a room on the side of the hotel away from the elevated BTS line, or it can get a bit...
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank CairnsDave
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2013

#1no help with suitcases
#2 booked a twin bed I got two singles
#3 advertised as free WiFi.Only on the ground floor otherwise forty bhat a day
#4 cold shower
#5 unfriendly staff
#6 if you like street food your in luck two minute walk
#7 small shopping mall opposite McDonald's sizzler svenson's etc...

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank yaboy_al
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2012

I stayed here with a friend purely because I needed an early start to the Ekamai bus station which is practically across the road.

The hotel lobby itself is nothing to look at. But when I got to my room it was pleasant. Comfortable bed, updated furnishings and TV. No WiFi. The bathroom was Asian style so the bathroom IS a shower (you shower standing in front of the toilet). Fine for me but some might not like. It was clean.

There wasn't much around the hotel to do. A McDonald's and a Cinema. But the BTS is very close so you can get anywhere pretty quick.

My biggest complaint about the hotel is the noise. I believe there is a Japanese karaoke or something in the hotel building which went on pretty late (there is an entrance to something at the back when I went to investigate the singing but I was denied access). Especially considering I wanted an early start to the bus. Later in the evening people were shouting in the alley outside my room as well. Neither of us got a good sleep.

Breakfast is Thai style from a food cart. I liked it (although my eggs were cold) but if you're looking for a western breakfast, you might be disappointed. Coffee was from an espresso machine and excellent.

In short, I wouldn't stay here again unless I was leaving on an Ekamai bus early and had no other choice. There are other options.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Lodge 61

Property: Lodge 61
Address: 1221 Sukhumvit Soi 61,, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Bangkok > Thong Lor & Ekamai
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #420 of 849 Hotels in Bangkok
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Lodge 61 2.5*
Number of rooms: 105
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Designed for both business and leisure travel, Lodge 61 Hotel is ideally situated in Sukhumvit; one of the city's most popular locales. The city center is merely 0.5 Km away and the airport can be reached within 35 minutes. With the surrounding main attractions such as Major Ekamai, Ekamai Bus Station, BTS Ekkamai, just across the hotel, visitors to the hotel will just love its location. ... more   less 
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