Bangkok Hotels - Accommodation
Budget, Luxury or in between?
In Bangkok, there are a wide range of accommodation for visitors to choose from. From budget guesthouses to luxury suites at five-star hotels. Bangkok is thus a town where basically everyone can find their accommodation regardless of the size of your wallet.
The rates are very low compared to many other large cities and metropolises. Bangkok often end up high in the newspapers' lists of the most affordable cities in the world. This also applies to accommodation.
Cooling Down in a Hot Capital City
Remember that Bangkok is a city where temperatures frequently reach over 30 degrees Celsius, so a room with air conditioning might be well worth the money.
A hotel with swimming pool is also nice if you want to cool off after a day in the city. The pool is usually located on the hotel roof, which means that guests have a wonderful view over the city while swimming.
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The price for a very simple room in a guest house or hostel starts at 200 baht per night. They rarely have even a TV. Some even have shared shower (one or two or several per floor).
The price for a simple hotel room starts at about 600 baht. Then you can expect air conditioning and a small TV. Sometimes a simple breakfast is included in the price.
The price for a room in a mid-range hotel starts at about 1,500 baht and you can then expect a Queen or King-size bed. Some of these rooms also have bathtubs. Breakfast is normally included in the price.
The price for a room in a luxury hotel starts at about 4000 baht (and up) per night. Then you can expect a room of at least 40 square meters with a large TV, bathtub or Jacuzzi, a really good breakfast.
The luxury hotel should also offer a spa, gym and fitness room, sauna, conference facilities, business center and hairdresser, etc.
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The Location of the Hotels
In Bangkok, there are some areas where most of the hotels are centered. Sukhumvit Road is one of these. Preferably between Soi 1 - Soi 40.
Soi (ซอย) means lane or alley in Thai language.
Also around Silom Road, in the Bangrak district, you will find many hotels. Some are located in the vicinity of (in)famous Patpong, which can be described as one of Bangkok's red-light districts.
You will find many guest houses and budget hotels at Khao San Road, in the Banglamphu district. This area generally attracts rather young people between the ages of 18-35.
Even along the Chao Praya River, around Ploenchit Road and Lumpini there are many hotels and guest houses situated.
Safety in Bangkok
It may be wise to lock up your valuables in the hotel safety box instead of having them in the room when you're out. The hotels rarely compensate you for any stolen items from the room.
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