Friday, June 27, 2008

City Lodge, Sukhumvit, Soi 19, Bangkok

City Lodge, Sukhumvit, Soi 19, Bangkok

Is one of two City Lodge's on Sukhumvit, one in Soi 9 and this one on Soi 19.

I've stayed in this superior hotel in the heart of Bangkok's Sukhumvit area, City Lodge Soi 19, on Sukhumvit Soi 19 which has a very convenient location offering within walking distance both ‘Asok’ BTS skytrain and ‘Sukhumvit’ MRTA Subway stations, almost on the hotels door step.

In the middle of Bangkok's most exciting commercial, embassy, shopping, dining and entertainment district, this Bangkok city centre hotel enables guests to explore the vibrant city and its multiple options – all within easy reach.

City Lodge Soi 19 provides well-appointed guest rooms with modern amenities and personalised service for a relaxing stay. The hotel offers great dining at La Gritta Italian Restaurant with superb authentic Italian delicacies.

The hotel offers 23 Superior rooms of approx. 30 square meters, 5 Deluxe rooms of approx. 36 square meters and 6 Deluxe corner rooms of approx. 45 square meters.

City Lodge Soi 19 is fully equipped for a comfortable stay and offers;

-Broadband internet access
-Room service
-Medical service (on call)
-Laundry and pressing
-Currency exchange
-Limousine service

This medium ranged hotel offers excellent location and good rooms.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

List of recommended Thailand hotels

List of recommended Thailand hotels

This is a growing list of recommended hotels throughout Thailand. Having lived on Koh Samui since the end of 1999, I feel that I can give an honest and true report on many hotels around Thailand that I visited ever since.

It's not just a recommendation but also a reason why I like it or recommend it, like those many times I get asked about accommodation around Thailand.

For booking purposes, I use the following sites;

Hotels Combined since they give you the best deals from various search engines combined and without a big effort you get the best deal(s) available on either Koh Samui or Thailand.

Agoda, since they have good rates, a wide choice and have easy to use websites . They also have an excellent reward programs.

Another program to look at with favorable rates is the R24 site also known as Sawasdee dot com.

More booking sites may be added in due time.

This list, that will keep growing over time, are the hotels that I recommend, click on each link for more information and booking links.
Each hotel link will have various links for reservations and rates so you can compare prices;

Bangkok hotels;

Amari Don Muang, Don Muang airport
Bandara Suites Hotel, Silom
Best Western Plus 20 Sukhumvit, Sukhumvit Soi 20
Centric Ratchada, Ratchadapisek/Din Deang
Chaleena Hotel, Ramkanghaeng Uni/Sports stadium
City Lodge, Sukhumvit Soi 19
Convenient Resort, Bang Na/Suvarnabhumi Airport
Dynasty Inn Grande, Sukhumvit Soi 6
Feung Nakorn Balcony, near Ratchadamnoen Klang Road
Grande Centre Point Hotel Terminal 21, Sukhumvit Soi 19
Imperial Queen's Park Hotel, Sukhumvit Soi 22
Lebua at State Tower, Silom Riverside
Legacy Suites, Sukhumvit Soi 29
Mystic Place, Saphan Kwai
Paragon Inn, Bang Na/Suvarnabhumi Airport
Regency Park Hotel, Sukhumvit Soi 22
S31 Sukhumvit Hotel, Sukhumvit Soi 31
Silver Gold Garden Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel, Bang Na/Suvarnabhumi Airport
Sofitel Bangkok, Sukhumvit 13-15
Thong Ta Resort and Spa, Bang Na/Suvarnabhumi Airport
Twin Towers Hotel, Rama VI road, Pratunam/Siam
Windsor Suites Hotel, Sukhumvit Soi 20
Xen Suites, Chaeng Wattana near Don Muang

Chaam Hotels;

Bann Pantai Resort

Chiang Mai Hotels;

Hat Yai hotels;

Aloha Hotel 
The Color Hotel
Hat Yai Golden Crown Hotel
Novotel Centara

Hua Hin hotels;

Imperial Hua Hin Beach Resort

Khanom hotels (Nakhon Si Thammarat);

Le Petit St Tropez, Soi Phuyaikhem
Supar Royal Beach Hotel, Khanom, Nai Phao Bay

Khao Lak hotels;

Koh Lanta, Krabi hotels;

Ananda Lanta Resort, Klong Dao Beach
Baan Lanta Resort and Spa, Baan Kan Tiang Bay and Beach
Narima, Baan Kan Tiang Bay
Pimalai Resort & Spa, Baan Kan Tiang Bay and Beach
Royal Resort & Spa, Klong Dao Beach
The Heart Inn, Saladan
Twin Bay Resort, Kow Kwang beach

Koh Phangan hotels;

B52 Beach Resort, Bantai near Thongsala
Beck's Resort, Nai Wok Beach near Thong Sala
Haad Son Resort, Haad Son
Haad Yao Bay View Resort, Haad Yao Beach
Milky Bay Resort, Ao Ban Tai
Panviman Resort, Thong Nai Pan beach
Rasananda Resort, Thong Nai Pan Noi Beach
Salad Buri Resort & Spa, Haad Salad
Sea Garden 2, Haad Chao Phao
Seetanu Bungalows, Haad Chao Phao
Tharathip Resort, Wok Tom Bay near Thongsala

Koh Phi Phi hotels;

Holiday Inn Resort, Laem Tong Beach

Koh Tao hotels;

Charm Churee Villa Rustic Resort, Jansom Bay
Dusit Buncha Resort, near Mango Bay
Amari Nova Suites, North Pattaya
Hilton, Central Pattaya, Beach Road
Jomtien Garden Hotel & Resort, Jomtien beach
LK Metropole, Central Pattaya, Soi Metropole
Sawasdee Sea View Hotel, Central Pattaya, Soi 10
Sea Me Spring Too, Central Pattaya, Soi 10/Beach Road

Phuket hotels;

Airport Resort & Spa, Airport area
Baan Kata Maytha, Kata
Baan Suay, Karon
Blue Carina Inn Hotel, Wichit
Casa E Mare, Kata beach
Centara Karon Resort, Karon beach
Centara Kata Resort, Kata beach
Kaew Samui Resort, Surat Thani outskirts
Naraya Riverside Resort, Surat Thani outskirts
Sabye D, Surat Thani town, across the river
Wangtai, Surat Thani town

Udon Thani hotels;

Charoensri Grand Royal Hotel

Legacy Suites, Bangkok

Legacy Suites, Bangkok

Set in the heart of the city, Legacy Suites, a trendy serviced apartment, from where the comfort of home meets the convenience of city living

We stayed here on our January trip to Bangkok and Isaan and we loved it here. Beautifully arranged suites with extra children beds at no cost. The suites have a kitchen, big flat screen TV with DVD player and nice bath room.

This cozy serviced apartment offers 108 units of studios and suites, in soothing earth tones and contemporary style. Rooms have been designed with comfort and convenience in mind, and as such have been equipped with all the modern amenities including WiFi Internet connectivity expected from today's business and leisure traveler.

The location is excellent, on Sukhumvit Soi 29, with the Phrom Phong BTS Skytrain Station just minutes down the road. Asoke BTS SkyTrain Station and the Sukhumvit MRT Subway Station are also near by and within easy reach is the ultra-chic Emporium Shopping Center and adjacent to that a wonderful little oasis of green, Benjasiri Park.

Their facilities include;
24-hour reception, maintenance and security services
Non-smoking rooms on request
Daily housekeeping services
Laundry and dry cleaning services
Business Center services
Internet stations
Landscaped outdoor swimming pool with Jacuzzi
Children's swimming pool
Tennis court
Ten Sui Japanese Restaurant and Bar
Room Service
Babysitting services
Basement and ground level car parks
CCTV surveillance system, smoke detectors and sprinklers
Limousine and tour services

All in all an excellent deal in the down town area of Bangkok, starting at around 2.000,-Baht.

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Booking by Agoda

Welcome to this new blog

Welcome to this new blog

This blog will be about hotels that I recommend throughout Thailand. I've been living in Thailand since 1999 and during my various travels throughout the Kingdom, I visited plenty of cities and came across some good hotels.

This first hand information I'd like to share with you.

Slowly I'll start posting, adding more and more hotel information over time. It'll be a work in progress.

In the meantime, please visit my other blogs, my Samui hotel recommendations, my Samui weather blog and my dive blog.

Hope you enjoy this blog and that you may be able to find good information and book some good hotels here!