The hotel is located on this ‘western street’ packed with restaurants/bars/supermarkets/massage parlours and other services designed for the foreign visitors and wondered if this was started by some European who got married to a local girl, as conversations I heard between UK guys confirmed their interests!!!! Nevertheless, off this street there is Nana Skytrain station that can take you anywhere in the city. Makkasan station is just north (metered taxis charge under 100THB to the hotel) and from here you can go by skytrain straight to the airport for a very cheap fare. A taxi to the airport from the hotel is priced 400THB as Makkasan is closed during the night up to 6am.
The hotel reminded me of the clean lines of Pan Pacific in Singapore and I was given a room on a high floor with 2 beds and sitting area as well as kitchen packed with everything you not necessarily need: microwave and cooker, utensils and fridge with freezer, kettle etc. The bathroom was similarly fabulous but no bath to relax after a long day. As I arrived early in the morning they were very gracious and gave me this corner room which unfortunately had an interconnecting door to a similar room next door packed with a large family with screaming baby and people who seem to be dragging their sleepers on the floor. The reception quickly changed my room to the other corner of the floor, but no connecting door, a massive queen bed and the same amazing views over south of Bangkok.
What I liked about the hotel:
- massive rooms as described with 2 water bottles included and even CD player, varied breakfast included in the very low price, its location on a straight line to Siam skytrain from Nana where you can immerse yourself in the popular shopping malls like Siam Paragon with the eateries on the lower floor reminding me of the Pavilion of Bukit Bintang in Kuala Lumpur: so varied and so yummy! London is yet to have such a place! I later discovered this place is actually a show off place for the people who lived overseas or have a foreigner to support their life style. My broken nail cost me 200THB when a full set of nail and toe nails was 1100THB. Nice to discover that foreigners are being ripped off again.
- quick and efficient reception and the 2 free computers on the reception floor right near the breakfast area
- the hotel location and I would recommend anyone to consider a hotel in this area up to Siam tube due to easy access by tube/skytrain. The area near the river is boring and China town is too busy.
Things to do in Bangkok;
- There is nothing to see in the famous Silom street apart from having a foot massage for 1h at 300THB, see a professional Western guy taken in a back room for 90min and then hear him returning after 40min and feeling him staring at you; instead go and see the temples near the river. The most western point reachable by tube is Hua Lamphong from where you can walk to the impressive Golden Buddha but watch out for the photographer who takes your picture un-authorised, prints it on some insignia than wants to sell it to you!!!! Shocked by his audacity, I asked him to destroy it which was met by him spitting the ground!!!!!! Similarly, the other temple grounds are amazing and their colours and design were such a contrast with the destroyed temples of Cambodia I was to visit several days later! The prices vary from the 350THB at the Grand Palace (where you are given a shirt to cover your shoulders in the scorching heat) to 25THB to crossing the river for Wat Arun. The National Museum has the most amazing exhibits but hardly any sign in English to learn about the history of their provenience. Some temples have rickshaw driver sitting around who they call you ‘stupid’ for taking a rickshaw for a 5min drive in the scorching heat instead of appreciating the easy money they made!!!!!!!!!!
- take a boat from the multitude of companies that service the river, from Harbour Dept near Hua Lamphong but do not trust the rickshaw drivers. I discovered most of them besides not speaking English, just like taxi drivers, although you show them on the map the location, have very poor orientation skills.
What impressed me in Bangkok was the way people formed the queues on both sides of each entrance of sky train/metro door and pushed themselves with such elegance, just like in Tokyo! Things yet to be seen in London! A great place that needs returning to.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Adelphi Suites Sukhumvit places you right in the vibrant heart of Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok's busiest and most iconic thoroughfare. Conveniently located on Sukhumvit Soi 8, Adelphi Suites Sukhumvit is just a short stroll away from Nana BTS SkyTrain Station as well as some of Bangkok's most popular dining, shopping and entertainment venues. If you are looking for a serviced apartment in Bangkok, Adelphi Suites Sukhumvit is ideal for visitors who are looking to stay in Bangkok for anywhere from a couple of days to a couple of months. As one of the best serviced apartments in Sukhumvit, we combine a warm 'residence-like' atmosphere with traditional Thai hospitality. Adelphi's 93 guest rooms are tastefully decorated and afford all the comforts expected by the modern-day traveler, including en-suite bathroom, high-speed internet (15/5 Mbps), 24-hour reception and concierge, swimming pool, fitness centre and on-site dining at the Monsoon Café and Restaurant, making it the perfect choice for your Bangkok residence. ... more less
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- Adelphi Suites Bangkok Hotel Bangkok
- Adelphi Hotel Bangkok
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