Sunday, December 13, 2015

Good Morning Old Bangkok 8:
Charoen Krung Road ถนนเจริญกรุง is reborn

"Charoen Krung, the oldest road in Thailand, has adapted to becoming the new cool": This article in Bangkok Post shows, how old shophouses became hotspots of a new urban life. So let's see what we find along Charoen Krung Road ถนนเจริญกรุง today. We start in the North and move southwards.

Charoen Krung Soi 1:

Charoen Krung Soi 3:

On Lok Yun: 72 Charoenkrung Road. Coffee for over 80 years, Thai-style American breakfast.

Chakphet Road:

Chao Mae Thap Thim Shrine:

Lamphun Chai:

Tep Bar: 69-71 Soi Nana, Maitri Chit Road. In this former school building you can attend to a Thai traditional music and ranad (Thai xylophone) live show and drink different kinds of yadong (herbal liquor).

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For a film production, the alley of Tep Bar has been transformed:

El Chiringuito: Soi Nana 221. Owners Sudaporn Sae-ia and her Spanish husband Victor Hierro have opened a Tapas bar.

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Cho Why: Soi Nana 17. A collaborative, cross-disciplinary project space, run by Victor Hierro and friends. It hast hosted activities like markets, dance parties, workshops, performances and expositions.

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Ba Hao: Shophouse No. 8 at Soi Nana offers Chinese food and accommodation in two rooms.

Charoen Krung Soi 20:

Chao Zhou Shi Kong Shrine ศาลเจ้าโจวซือกง:

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Charoen Krung Soi 22:

Sol Heng Tai Mansion โซวเฮงไถ่ บ้านจีนโบราณ, also known as Bann Duangtawan: From Charoen Krung Soi 22 you pass to Soi Chao Sua Son and then Soi Wanit 2 to arrive at his old Chinese House at 282 Soi Wanit 2, where you find a Café and a Scuba Diving school. In the late Ayutthaya period, the Sols arrived from Hokkien in Siam. This family gained fortune as traders and soon built their two-storey compound in Talat Noi on Soi Duangtawan, four houses surrounding a large courtyard, mainly made of teak timbers held together by wedge connections. Today the mansion remains a home for members of the Sol clan. It is not open for public visit. However you might run into the current clan matriarch, Duangtawan Posayajinda, near the mansion’s red front gate bearing lanterns. A simple inquiry will most likely produce a friendly invitation to take a look in one of Bangkok’s architectural heritage. Read more on The Nation and on Bangkok Post.

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Charoen Krung Soi 24:

Soy Sauce Factory: 24/2 Charoenkrung Soi 24. Speedy Grandma’s Thomas Menard and Vincent Sung (Eclectic Lab) have transformed this warehouse in Chinatown into a new art studio. Light installations, DJ booths, pop-up bar kitchen, cyclorama on the second floor and a rooftop view of the canal.

Charoen Krung Soi 28:

Speedy Grandma Gallery: 672/50-52 Charoenkrung Soi 28. Founded by Lee Anantawat and Thomas Menard, the former shophouse frequently hosts exhibitions from up and coming artists.

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Charoen Krung Soi 32:

In May 2017 TCDC (Thailand Creative and Design Centre) is moving to Charoen Krung Road inside an old post office building (The Grand Postal Building 1160 Charoenkrung Road). The organisation aims to foster Thailand's creative potential by providing exhibition space and resources, including Asia’s largest design library. "We don’t want to just move there but form a community," says Laistrooglai according to "We aim to turn Charoen Krung Road into a creative district."

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Opposite the Grand Postal Building is Charoen Krung Soi 45, where you come across Outlaw Creative Cuisine. Co-owner and French chef Romain Guiot keeps his offerings "simple yet delicious", as Bangkok Post describes it.

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Charoen Krung Soi 36:

Charoen Krung Soi 40:

A wandering from Wat Suan Plu through the busy street brings you to Assumption College and the principal Roman Catholic Church of Thailand. Designed by French architects, the church of the Archdiocese of Bangkok is crafted of marble and adorned with stained glass imported from France, Singapore, and Italy.

Charoen Krung Soi 42:

Wat Suan Phlu วัดสวนพลู:
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The famous Bang Rak Market is located between Choroen Krung Soi 42 and 46.

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Later you will arrive at Wat Suan Plu. Located on Charoen Krung Soi 42/1, the temple is home to an architectural masterpiece built in the early Ratanakosin period and recognized in 2002 by the Association of Siamese Architects under Royal Patronage.

Mazzaro: 11/2 Charoenkrung Soi 42/1. Thai and Italian restaurant.

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Charoen Krung Soi 44:

Boon Sap ร้านบุญทรัพย์ คุณหลวง: 1478 Charoenkrung Road. In this sweets shop you get mango and sticky rice. The mango is available only in the summer, but you can try other desserts, such as the khao niew sangkaya (sticky rice topped with Thai custard).

Charoen Krung Soi 49:

Across from Charoen Krung Soi 49 you find "The Hobbyist Café". Wood furnishings in natural shades paired with white walls make the interior warm and inviting.

Charoen Krung Soi 50:

Here you find a Vintage Loft-style hostel named Glur Hotel Bangkok.

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Sathon Nuea Road:

Chiao Eng Biao Shrine ศาลเจ้าเจียวเองเบี้ยว:

Charoen Krung Soi 51:

Chao Mae Prommet Shrine ศาลเจ้าแม่พรหมเมศ:

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Charoen Krung Soi 72/4:

Ar ou ร้านอาอู๋ บางรัก: Thai/chinese. Most of the dishes are seafood based, but they also have pork and chicken alternatives. Read the review by

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Charoen Krung Soi 73:

Hor Khao Tom Pla:

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Read also:
7 reasons to visit Soi Nana, Yaowarat by Lifestyle Asia
Soi Nana On the Craft & Jumble Trail by by Bangkok 101
A Day Trip Through Charoen Krung
Changing Chinatown as Seen by Those Who Live There

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Saturday, December 5, 2015

Authorities downplay IS Terror Warning for Phuket and Thailand, but beef up Security

It has emerged that the Russian Intelligence Service FSB has warned Thailand, that terrorists could have arrived in Phuket and travelled on to other places in Thailand. According to FSB 10 Syrians connected to Islamic State (IS) entered the Kingdom in October with a possible plan to attack Russian interests, reports The Nation. Thaiöands security authorities boosted safety measures in the capital and many provinces. PM's Office Minister Suwaphan Tanyuvardhana said that Russia had exchanged information with Thailand and wanted the Thai side to check the accuracy of the information on whether the Syrians had entered Thailand. "Thai authorities looked into the information and as of yesterday, we found no clues on Russia's concerns," he said.

The Governor of Phuket, Jamleran Tipayapongtada, said that all military, police and other authorities were aware of the reports and had intensified security precautions, as reports. "Everybody who lives on Phuket or is visiting Phuket can help," he said. '"Please let police know if you see something that is not quite right."
Targets for terrorists could be Phuket, Khao San Road in Bangkok and the walking street in Pattaya. But experts as Thammasat University Middle East specialist Jaran Maluleemsay say, that Thailand could also not be the target but a safe hub for terrorists, reports The Nation.

Also in Malaysia police have beefed up security, particularly around places associated with Russian and Western interests, which the reports indicated the militants were likely to target, writes Thai PBS.

Malaysia's police said on Saturday that it had arrested five people, including a European employed as a teacher, on suspicion of links with militant groups like the Islamic State and al-Qaeda, reports Reuters.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Bombing at Erawan shrine: They point at the Uigurs

Who was behind the bombing at Erawan shrine in Bangkok on August 17, that cost twenty lifes? More and more annaouncements of Thailands Police point at people with connections to China's ethnic Uighur minority.

A man, carrying a Chinese passport in the name Abudureheman Abudusataer (also known as "Izan" or "Ishan"), may have directed the Aug 17 bombing of the Erawan shrine according to the police. He left Thailand on Aug 16 for Bangladesh.Information gathered by Thai police and Bangladeshi officials showed that the man departed Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka, on Aug 30 and travelled to Istanbul in Turkey as his final destination, via New Delhi and Abu Dhabi, as Bangkok Post reports.

Several of the 12 bombing suspects for whom arrest warrants have been issued are believed to be Turkish.

Two suspects in the Erawan bombing case were moved from Min Buri prison to the 11th Military Circle for 12 days of detention on Monday: Adem Karadag, 28, and Yusufu Mieraili, 25, as Bangkok Post reported. Yusufu Mieraili was carrying a Chinese passport, as noted. In Thai custody he admitted giving a bag containing a device to the man who carried out the bomb attack. He seems to have travelled from Nong Chok to Hua Lamphong station. A Chinese official told the press that Mieraili may have belonged to the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, a local militant group active in Xinjiang, reports

Adam Karadag, also known as Mohammed Bilaturk, insisted he had nothing to do with the attack trough his lawyer on Monday, as Khaosod English. reports. Karadag traveled from Turkey to Thailand via Laos and Vietnam, having paid a broker called Abdullah Abdullahman for his passage, his lawyer said.

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Bangkok Boutique Hotels: Charm and design

You find the locations on this Bangkok Boutique Hotels Google Map and here you get the kmz-file for Google Earth.

Are you not looking for the big hotels but for smaller ones with their own charm and special design? Here you find reviews of Boutique Hotels, organized by the districts of Bangkok, so you can choose your hotel near the places you want to visit. The indicated prices are for double rooms.

Airport Suvarnabhumi ท่าอากาศยานสุวรรณภูมิ

Lilac Relax Residence: From 1650 Bath. 100 Soi Lad Krabang 7. 10 rooms. Amazing simple rooms with comfortable beds and helpful staff. Free shuttle for pick up and drop off at the airport, 10 minutes drive. Over the soi there is a restaurant, nearby a 7/11 shop and Wat Lat Krabang. Very good reviews on

Vismaya Suvarnabhumi: From 2800 Bath. Moo15 Soi King Kaew 43, King Kaew Rd. With swimming pool. A great transit hotel according to reviews on

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Deluxe room with pool view

Bang Phlat บางพลัด
Subdistricts: Bang O บางอ้อ, Bang Bamru บางบำหรุ, Bang Yi Khan บางยี่ขัน

Bangphlat Resort รีสอร์ทบางพลัด: From 2200 Baht. 2 Charansanitwong Rd. 77/1. A number of ancient Thai two-storey wooden houses were conserved and customized as an urban resort.

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Praya Palazzo: From 10000 Bath. 757/1 Somdej Phra Pinklao Soi 2. This palace in italian style with Chinese elements is only accessible by boat from Chao Phraya River. Their private boat departs from Wat Rajathiwas pier every 30 minutes and services Phra Arthit pier on request. The more than eighty years old mansion on the Thonburi side of Chao Phraya has been turned into a luxury hotel with 14 rooms by Wichai Pitakvorrarat, assistant professor at Rangsit University's architecture faculty and principal of Process Architect and Planner Co, and his wife Preeyadhorn. Read how they fell into love with this old building, see a video about the restauration and more pictures here.

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Bangrak บางรัก
Subdistricts: Maha Phruettharam มหาพฤฒาราม, Silom สีลม, Suriyawong สุริยวงศ์, Si Phraya สี่พระยา

Baan Saladaeng: From 1000 to 2500 Baht. 69/2 Soi. Saladaeng 3, Saladaeng Road. A designer residence. 9 individually designed guest rooms, suites and penthouses, by a variety of young, up and coming Thai designers. New and therefore only one (good) review on

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Modern Oriental Room. Picture Baan Saladaeng

The Moroccan Suite

Mediterrannean Sky Penthouse

La Residence Hotel - Hidden gem: From 1400 to 3700 Baht. 173/8-9 Suriwongse Rd. Enormous suites are "home away from home" according to very good reviews on Singles a bit small.

Studio Suite with garden balcony

Luxx: From 3300 to 5100 Baht. A five-floor shophouse on Decho Road (a few steps from Silom intersection) has been transformed into a hotel. Beautiful timber flooring, luxurious beds and wooden bathtubs bring warmth to the 13 guest rooms. As you can read at guests often get an upgrade to a better room. But there is no elevator and if this upgrade leads to the fifth floor you have to me well trained in stairs climbing. You can hear the noise from the street in den rooms, but its not a too busy street.

Siam Heritage Hotel - Hidden Gem: From 2800 to 10000 Baht. In Surawongse near Patong. The hotel was built on the site of an old familiy home and opened 2004. The old timber was used to decorate the interior rooms. Paintings and sculptures of Thai artists are shown at the Heritage Art Gallery and also in the elegant rooms. The doors, windows, frames and furniture have been crafted by artisans from Chiang Mai and Ayuthaya with traditional design. There is a small rooftop-pool and a small gym. Read more: Bangok Legacies. Good reviews on

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Swiss Lodge: From 3800 to 6150 Baht. 3 Convent road, Silom. With swimming pool. Good reviews on

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The Heritage Baan Silom: From 1530 Bath. 659 Silom 19 Silom Road. Good hotel, some painting needed, carpets a bit shabby: these are comments from

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Loy Lalong: From 2500 Bath. 1620/2 Song Wat Road. A fishermans teak house at the Chao Phraya River and at the end of the parking of Wat Pathumkongka has been turned into a boutique hotel with seven rooms and the guests are excited according to Loy La Long is a combination of old Bangkok with well chosen design features. The main room of the hotel is very inviting with many comfortable cushions, books, hammocks and and great view from the terrace, where you enjoy the breeze from the river. Of course this old house cannot be soundproof, so you will hear other guests sometimes. The rooms are airconditioned, the common rooms have fans. The blue room is not that much recommended because the air condition of the green room disturbs some guests. Read the review on

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Blue room with view of Chao Phraya River
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Outlook across Chao Phraya River

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Shanghai Mansion (formerly Shanghai Inn): From 2700 Bath. 479-481 Yaowarat Road. "Done up in mustards and clarets as a Shanghainese merchant’s house, with big canopied beds and lots of lanterns, it’s indisputably cool, in a vintage way”, wrote In a house built in 1892 the hotel was designed in the style and elegance of 1930’s Shanghai. Not all the rooms have windows some have rooms towards the water garden with a fish pond. Jazz Bar Cotton is well known for live music. Very good reviews on

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Mu Dan Suite with four poster bed

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Shanghai Mansion from Yaowarat Road

Dusit ดุสิต
Subdistricts: Wachiraphayaban วชิรพยาบาล, Suan Chit Lada สวนจิตรลดา, Si Yaek Maha Nak สี่แยกมหานาค, Thanon Nakhon Chai Si ถนนนครไชยศรี

The Siam Hotel: From 16 300 Bath. 3/2 Thanon Khao. Set on 3 acres on the Bank of Chao Phraya River, with 39 luxury rooms (28 suites, 10 villas, and one cottage), full of antiquities, oriental allure and contemporary comforts. The Siam was conceived by pop star Not - Krissada Sukosol Clapp - and architect and designer Bill Bensley. You can also stay in one of of four traditional Thai teakwood houses. These were built in 1960 by Jim Thompson for Connie Mangskau. Here she gave parties for example for Jacqueline Kennedy, Henry Ford, John Rockefeller and Roger Moore. After Mangskau's death in 1990 the houses were sold to the family Sukosol Clapp. See The Siam Hotel on youtube, see pictures of suites and villas on A great resort according to the reviews on

Pathumwan ปทุมวัน
Subdistricts: Rong Mueang รองเมือง, Wang Mai วังใหม่, Lumphini ลุมพินี

Golden House: From 1400 to 2300 Baht. 1025/5-9 Ploenchit Road. 27 rooms. Simple lodging according to Quiet location, means
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Hansar Bangkok: From 4500 Bath. 3 Soi Mahadlekluang 2, Rajdamri Road. With Luxsa Spa and pool (8th floor). Good reviews on, the guests love the big studio rooms with kitchenette and dining area, but some guests complain about the standard of the service by the staff. Condé Nast Traveller put Hansar Bangkok on its list of the best new hotels worldwide.

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Studio Suite

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A view from the 14th floor of the Hansar Hotel into the breaking dawn:. densely packed hotels, office towers and condominiums.

Hotel Muse: From 4700 Bath. 55/555 Langsuan Road. 174 guestrooms. The interior reflects a mix of the Rama V-era elegance and European classic style. "The Speakeasy" occupies 24th and 25th floor: bars and restaurants inside and outside, a cigar lounge and more rooms. Downstairs you find Medici Italian restaurant, on the 17th floor Su Tha Ros Thai Restaurant. Very good reviews on

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The sky bar of The Speakeasy on 25th floor

Siam@Siam Design Hotel & Spa: From 2900 Bath. 865 Rama 1 Road. Opposite the National Stadium. "The Roof Restaurant" and "La Vue" (French/Italian) on 25th floor. Spa Ten and swimming pool on 13th floor. Mostly exited reviews on

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First swimming in the pool, then go jogging in the National Stadium...

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Phra Nakhorn พระนคร
Subdistricts and historic places: Banglamphu บางลำพ, Khao San ถนนข้าวสาร, Rattanakosin รัตนโกสินทร์, Phra Borom Maharatcha Wang พระบรมมหาราชวัง, Wang Burapha Phirom วังบูรพาภิรมย์, Wat Ratchabophit วัดราชบพิธ, Samran Rat สำราญราษฎร์, San Chaopho Suea ศาลเจ้าพ่อเสือ, Sao Chingcha เสาชิงช้า, Bowonniwet บวรนิเวศ, Talat Yot ตลาดยอด, Chana Songkhram ชนะสงคราม, Ban Phan Thom บ้านพานถม, Bang Khun Phrom บางขุนพรหม, Wat Sam Phraya วัดสามพระยา

Phranakorn Nornlen - Hidden Gem: Hidden oasis with organic food and very Thai. And nearly on top by ratings of Read more about slow life in Bangkok

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Buddy Lodge:From 2000 to 2400 Baht. 265 Khaosan Road, Taladyod, Pranakorn. Nice pool on the fifth floor. Good reviews on

The Pool

Feung Nakorn Balcony: From 1650 Bath. 29 Soi Fueang Thong, Fueang Nakhon Road. A 4 story building, which has been converted from a local elementary school with cozy open-air TaNao Bar & Restaurant and a peaceful garden with a Koi fish pond. There are 4 suites, 30 standard rooms and 4 shared dorm rooms.

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Lamphu Tree House: From 900 to 1800 Baht. 155 Wanchat Bridge, Phachatiptai Road, Phranakhon. Lamphu Tree House has a small swimming pool and roof-top area for relaxing and sunbathing. Guests love this new hotel according to reviews on

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Siamese Views Lodge: From 1400 Bath. 211/21-23 Soi Damnoen Klang Nuea, Ratchadamnoen Klang Road. Good reviews on

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Ratchadamnoen Room

The Asadang: From 3200 Bath. 94,94/1 Asadang Road. The guesthouse in an old shophouse - built during the reign of Rama V - offers 9 rooms, the owners - both architects - have restored it in the traditional way and decorated it with Thai fabrics and antique furniture. The Asadang is located at the corner of an alley called Soi Phraya Si, that runs alongside the Khlong Ratchabophit Lot, connecting the two historic roads, Asadang Road and Fueng Nakorn Road. Each room has a local name from "Bangkok Noi" to "Ratchabopit" and is presented very carefully on the homepage. So you are advised, that you will have "Footstep noise from room upstair" in the "Bangkok Noi" room on the ground floor, that some rooms have view to the main street or that there is a small spiral stair up to "Ratchabopit", from where you have a balcony with view to the Ratchabopit temple.

Asadang Suite. Picture by The Asadang

Balcony with view to Ratchabopit temple. Picture by The Asadang

The Bhuthorn: From 3200 Bath. 96 – 98 Phraeng Bhuthorn Rd. Three guestrooms in shophouse from 1906 in Samphraeng, in the heart of the Old Town of Bangkok, decorated in colonial style. The owners are the architects Chitlada and Direk Senghluang. Execellent reviews on Read more and see detail pictures on Limzhu Photography. And check the review by

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The Bhutorn Suite

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Salpasart Room

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Nara Suite

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Phra Pradaeng พระประแดง
Subdistrict: Bang Nam Phueng บางน้ำผึ้ง

Bangkok Tree House Hotel:
From 4590 Bath. 60 Moo 1, Bang Namphueng. Phone: +66 (0) 8-1453-1100. Also om Facebook. 11 rooms. In the middle of Bangkoks green lungs you discover a green hotel, where you breathe clean air. The hotel has been built by locally grown bamboo and also recyling material. You can only reach it on feet, by boat or by bicycle. The rooms ar called "nests". The toilet and an outdoor shiwer area are on the ground floor. "Once up the ladder-stairs (which we definitely got used to on day 2) you are now in the separate bedroom/workspace/chill zone. A big screen computer, 4 soft pillows, a comfy bed and an air-conditioner = true bliss in the 35+ degree temperatures of the early afternoon. Out on the deck and up to the rooftop you will find a great outdoor bed perfect for catching some rays or staring at the stars and enjoying the nighttime breeze coming off the river", describes What We Went Through. In "View with a Rooom", a wall- and ceiling-free platform, you sleep under the stars. The water of the showers is heated by the sun. The bedrooms have air condition, other rooms and the common rooms not. You swim in a natural pond, which is cleaned by plants. The restaurant Reflect serves organic vegetables and sustainable seafood. The use of bicycles is free, you can explore many paths through fruit orchards and light forest. You reach Bangkok Tree House Hotel from Bang Na Skytrain station. Take a tuktuk or taxi to Sanpawaut pier, call the hotel and they will send a boat. Alternatively there is a public ferry. When you arrive turn left, pass the temple on your right and walk for 300 metres along the concrete path. See pictures on mala with a fork and videos by Kris Kiattisak and BeckyThailand. Then read an interview with Jirayu "Joey" Tulyanond, the owner of Bangkok Tree House in Bangkok Post.

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Ratchathewi ราชเทว
Thung Phaya Thai ทุ่งพญาไท, Thanon Phaya Thai ถนนพญาไท, Thanon Phetchaburi ถนนเพชรบุรี, Makkasan มักกะสัน

Hotel de Bangkok: From 1500 to 2200 Baht. No reviews, quite near the expressway.

Watthana วัฒนา
Subdistricts: Khlong Toei Nuea คลองเตยเหนือ, Khlong Tan Nuea คลองตันเหนือ, Phra Khanong Nuea พระโขนงเหนือ

Ariyasom Villa:. From 3750 Baht. 65 Sukhumvit Soi 1. Built around a beautiful 1940's house, with pool, vegetarian and seafood restaurant and also spa as well as lush gardens. Good review by

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Atlanta Hotel: From 700 to 1700 Baht. 78 Soi 2 Sukhumvit Road. "Sex tourists not welcome“, this hotel writes on it's homepage. "Sex tourism is exploitative, socially damaging and culturally demeaning: those who want to buy sex should do so in their own country." Anmd they go on: "The Atlanta is popular with cultured occidentals, with writers, academics, artists, cinema & theatre and other professional people, with dreamers and innocuous eccentrics, and their families, who can afford to stay at more expensive places but choose to stay at The Atlanta." The Atlanta is proud of the oldest unaltered hotel foyer in Thailand designed by the Berliner Dr Max Henn (1906 - 2002) and his wife in the 1950s and influenced by central European theatre architecture and set designs of the 1920s and 1930s. The Hotel plays Western classical music all day. Music composed by The King of Thailand is played during lunch time. And the hotel promises: "Absolutely no pop music". A path through a lush garden leads to a pool surrounded by hammocks. The reviews on tripadvisor are controversial. Some guests love the hotel, even if the rooms are quite basic (budget hotel!). Others complain abut the management. But everybody seems to agree, that the restaurant has an excellent kitchen (many vegetarian dishes). The Blog Ghost Walk has pretty pictures (for example of the big library)

Picture by Atlanta Hotel The Art Deco Foyer

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Picture By Atlanta Hotel One of the oldest hotel pools in Thailand

Darjeeling Hotel: From 50 to 68 USD. 390/35-36 Sukhumvit Soi 18. New hotel.

Davinci Suites: From 2200 Bath. 3/8 Sukhumvit 31. A small hotel in European style with 15 rooms with Italian restaurant Airplane and own spa, names Davinci Le Spa. Quiet location. As one guest points out on you have to been careful about choosing the right room: There are cheap rooms on the second floor, which are quite old. And there is no elevator.

Dream Hotel From 4300 to 12480 Baht. Design hotel with 100 rooms and small rooftop pool. Good reviews on

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Neon Room

Tata Young's video El Nin-yo, produced at Dream Hotel:

Drop Inn Bed and Breakfast - Hidden Gem. From 1600 to 2200 Baht. 392/28-31 Sukhumvit Soi 20. nveniently located, at few minutes walking distance from the Asoke subway and skytrain station and Prompong as well as the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center. "Great litte hotel" according to the reviews at

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The Davis: From 2900 to 15000 Baht. At Sukhumvit, near Sky Train-Station Promprong. The 247 guest rooms start from 33 square meters and have a separate bath and shower cabinet. According zo The Davis 60 percent of the rooms differ in design, so there is a lot to try. Rooms toward street are noisy. The Davis could also be a design hotel in New York City, it looks international and not authentic Thai. On many guests critisize the location as too outside of Bangkoks attractions. But there are a lot of positive comments about the quality of the hotel.

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The Eugenia - Hidden Gem From 5800 to 7200 Baht. 12-room, with antique furniture and fittings. 19th-century colonial-style house with 12 rooms in Sukhumvit, full of antiques, which Taiwanese owner and Bangkok resident Eugene Yeh and his familiy collected from British & French Colonial Burma, India & Indo-China. You find hand-beaten copper bathtubs and four-poster beds in the rooms. And also a swimming pool is not missing. And all the beddings are imported from Belgium in pure white linen with feather pillows and duvets. Good reviews on

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The Key: From 2400 to 3500 BAht. Soi Sukhumvit 19. Mixed reviews on

Suvarnabhumi Airport ท่าอากาศยานสุวรรณภูมิ and nearby

Mariya Boutique Residence: From 1700 Bath. 1627/2. Onnuch-Ladkrabang Road. Very good reviews by There are restaurant and a spa nearby. And transfer from and to airport is organised by the hotel.

See also:
Bangkok Hotels
Bangkok Guesthouses
Bangkok Homestays

Discover more in Bangkok:
Your Guide to Bangkok

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