I first stayed here when I moved to Bangkok for work 7 years ago, and found it a relaxed place with plenty of personality. I now live in Hong Kong but after a recent visit I'm pleased to say it hasn't changed much. Some of the staff I remember (and who remember me!) are still working there!
It's down the end of a quiet soi (Thai for small street, or lane, off a bigger road), quite convenient for the BTS (Skytrain), which is a godsend if you're new to Bangkok, even though the route network is a bit limited (they're expanding it as budget constraints allow). The local neighbourhood is named Thong Lor, and it's quite a fashionable district these days, with plenty of rather nice and in some cases very chic places to eat and drink, mostly within a 15-or-so-minute walk of the hotel.
The rooms are a reasonable size for this part of Bangkok (quite close to the centre but not right in the middle of things, hence the quiet) and everything works as it should.
But the best thing is the staff, who are super-friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about the local area and the city more generally. I spent many evenings over a few beers with fellow travellers and in lively chatter with the staff in the unassuming but pleasant lobby, where there are sofas, coffee tables and a few pay-as-you-go PCs.
If you want to get a slice of Bangkok and kind of feel as if you live there, take a look.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sawasdee Sukhumvit Inn (Soi 57 - BTS Thonglor Station) is rich in antiques an friendly atmosphere. All 44 rooms are air conditioned and each room has equipped with large bed, mini-bar, hot & cold shower, furniture and large windows. Sawasdee Sukhumvit Inn offers 24 hours room service and is the place where business and relaxation meet effortlessly. Our friendly staff will ensure your stay with us are comfort and enjoy at all times. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sawasdee Sukhumvit Hotel Bangkok