Sunday, December 30, 2012

@24Boutique Hotel, Nakhon Si Thammarat

Located in the City Center, this brand new hotel offers all conveniences for a nice price. Free wi-fi, a/c, big TV screen and spacious rooms near all that Nakhon Si Thammarat may have to offer. The City Wall, Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahawihan, Cha Eian Airport and also a golf court can be found within 3km. 
The hotel is located next to a Robinson shopping mall and a Big C is also not far away.

This all at very favorable prices, a place hard to beat if you ever end up in Nakhon Si Thammarat!

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Standard room


Standard room


Deluxe room


Reception


Exterior

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Le Meridien Khao Lak Beach & Spa Resort, Kuk Kak beach

The  is now part of the Accor chain and is now known as the Pullman Khao Lak Katiliya Resort and Spa


Getting into the leisurely lifestyle won't take too much time in this splendid resort with some beautiful white sand beaches in front of the resort and some interesting lush jungles behind the resort, just a short distance away.

This resort is made to pamper you around the clock and with 243 guestrooms, suites and villas there's bound to be something for you but it's above medium range budget!

A beautiful setting for a fantastic relaxing holiday on a 7 mile long white beach, Le Meridien in Khao Lak is waiting for you.

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Le Meridien Khao Lak, Villa bedroom

Villa bedroom

Le Meridien Khao Lak, Oceanfront Residential Pool Villa master bedroom

Oceanfront Residential Pool Villa master bedroom

Le Meridien Khao Lak, main pool

Main pool

Le Meridien Khao Lak, Pakweeb beach

Pakweeb beach

Le Meridien Khao Lak, resort facade

Resort facade

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Beck's Resort, Koh Phangan

This resort is located in Nai Wok Beach, within walking distance to Thong Sala and the main ferry pier and it's directly at the beach, albeit a very shallow beach and no pool. The rooms are ok, mainly fan but also a/c bungalows are available.
It's a very friendly place and the beach bar tends to attract all guests in the evening to hang out and have fun together.
The 30 rooms here are tranquil but still close enough to Thong Sala to be convenient and everything is within hand reach.

Nice and basic but good budget value.

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Beck's Resort, Koh Phangan

Standard fan room

Beck's Resort, Koh Phangan

Standard fan room, exterior view

Beck's Resort, Koh Phangan

Superior bungalow

Beck's Resort, Koh Phangan

Beach front

Beck's Resort, Koh Phangan

Exterior

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Amari Don Muang, Don Muang Airport

Now that the 'old' Don Muang airport gets a new life lease with plenty of low costs carriers moving in again, the hotels in the neighborhood will also be delighted to get some more business again.

Especially the Amari Don Muang will be happy with a boost since it's the only hotel that I know of that has a direct connection by means of an overhead pass to the airport. How convenient can it become! The airport just a short walk away.

Dining is available and so is a golf course with holes between the runways! 

Besides this almost unbeatable plus of an overhead pass, the hotel has momentarily some excellent offers available (October 2012), so go ahead and pamper yourself in an Amari room for a really good price! They only have 423 rooms, so you should be able to book a room yo your liking!

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Superior room


Executive room


Suite


Reception


Swimming pool

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Thong Ta Resort and Spa, Bang Na/Suvarnabhumi airport

Thong Ta Resort and Spa, Bang Na/Suvarnabhumi airport

This hotel is within 10 minutes from the airport and has free transfers to and from the airport.
There's a new wing and the rooms are of better standard compared to the old wing, so if possible, try to get a room in the new wing.

Plenty of small shops and restaurants are near the hotel and make it convenient for a late arrival and early check out.

Rooms include free wifi which makes it a winner for me. Next time on a transfer night, this will be hotel of my choice. Simple and basic.

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Standard single room, new building


Standard single room


Standard twin room, new building


Standard triple room, new building


Exterior

Monday, July 16, 2012

Sea me spring too, Pattaya

During the 2012 version of the Pattaya marathon, I stayed here, since it's very conveniently located on the same block as Central Festival shopping mall on Beach road, where the start and finish was, just a few minutes walking distance away.

The rooms are spacious and come with free wifi, a safety box that will hold your laptop, a shower and a bathtub, fridge and a flat screen tv. All very convenient and brand new, the 60 room hotel was opened just earlier this year.

One of the really nice things about the hotel is the 9th floor pool, with a great view over the Pattaya sky line. The location is also very good, very central indeed, nothing is really far away.

We didn't have breakfast here, since it was not included and they don't have a buffet, only a la carte. No worries though, plenty of options outside.

All this came with a very reasonable price and I can definitely recommend this hotel. It won't spring the bank and has all amenities you look for in a hotel nowadays.

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Double bed room


Double bed room


Double bed room, viewed from the bathroom


Swimming pool on the roof


Exterior

Monday, June 18, 2012

Dewa Phuket, Nai Yang Beach

The Dewa Phuket hotel is located at just a stone throw distance from the beach and entrance to the Sirinath National Park. Just viewing the hotel from the outside let's you almost fall in love with the place, it looks great and inviting. Facing the beach, which is just about 300 meters away from the entrance of the hotel, is also a cosey coffee shop that is part of the hotel, the 'Bread & Butter'.

With just under 100 rooms, suites and bungalows, the Dewa is a little bit more expensive than your average budget place, but well worth it and still a better deal in my opinion compared to a similar place in a busy location. The swimming pool is beautiful, there's a kids corner, two restaurants are on the premises and everything else that you would expect in a modern hotel.

About 5 minutes from the airport, a good half hour from the 'happening' places in Phuket, like Patong and located at the fantastic Nai Yang beach. If you're looking for a quiet and relaxed location, this is it!

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Two bedroom residence


Suite


Private pool villa


Swimming pool


Lobby area

Friday, May 18, 2012

Hilton Hotel, Pattaya

Hilton Hotel, Pattaya

The Hilton chain just opened a new hotel in Pattaya and they did it in grand style. This hotel is found on top of the Central Festival Pattaya Beach complex, a big shopping mall that houses among others over 300 international shops and restaurants, a 10-screen cinema, and a bowling alley. Staying here is quite convenient!

You're absolutely in the middle of Pattaya city and the view over the bay is spectacular. The spacious and contemporary one bedroom suites offer floor-to-ceiling windows and the latest in-room multimedia technology and all suites feature a separate living area.

With Edge, Shore, Flare and Drift the hotel also offers 4 excellent restaurant and bar choices, in case one of the many options in the shopping mall don't meet requirements.

If you would like an upscale and luxurious experience in Pattaya, the Hilton offers just what you're looking for.

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Deluxe plus


Ocean view suite


Lobby


Drift restaurant


Infinity pool at night

Saturday, April 21, 2012

The Andaburi Resort, Khao Lak

The Andaburi Resort, Khao Lak

The resort is now known, as of 2015 as 'The Leaf on The Sand Resort' by Katathani

This resort is in the middle of Khao Lak, near all places of interest and just an hour way from Phuket International airport. Tourist attractions like James Bond island, Khao Sok national park, the Similan islands and Surin islands are all within easy access.

The hotel boasts 39 Superior rooms, 24 Villas and 5 Deluxe Villas at very reasonable prices. A drawback may be that there's no direct access to the beach, although the beach is not far away, maybe a 10 minute walk.

A nice and relaxed location at good prices, the Andaburi in Khao Lak may be your choice.

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Room


Guest room


Lobby


Hotel exterior


Pool

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Feung Nakorn Balcony, Bangkok

Feung Nakorn Balcony, Bangkok

As big cities go, they have all kind of special, weird and/or different things to offer in many ways. On the hotel scene, the Feung Nakorn Balcony hotel in Bangkok is special indeed!

This medium sized hotel is family run and the hotel is divided in to two sections, The front section is a five story building that boasts a mix of Thai and western designs. Here you’ll find 3 gorgeous suites named after famous gem stones and the hotel's New Road CafĂ©, all of which offers stunning views of the famous Rajchabophit Temple across the road. From the rooftop, you can even view the magnificence of the famous Grand Palace and Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn), two of Bangkok’s most famous temples.

The second section is located a few more steps in from the road and hosts a much larger 4 story building, which has been converted from a local elementary school but retains many of its classic structure and design. Here you can find the main reception area, a cozy open-air restaurant and a peaceful landscaped outdoor garden. There are 4 suites, 30 standard rooms and even 4 shared dorm rooms to accommodate.

Feung Nakorn Balcony is the first and only boutique hotel situated on Feung Nakorn Road, which is one of Thailand’s first roads built during the reign of King Rama 5th. From the past until today, this charming, classic Bangkok road remains unchanged with its abundant jewelry shops, many of which have been in business for over 4 generations. And because many old buildings still remain after all these years, Feung Nakorn Balcony is perfect for tourists searching for a nostalgic experience in old Bangkok. Moreover, it is just a few steps away from many major historical attraction.

These attraction include The Grande Palace, Wat Pho, Wat Arun, National Museum, Khao San Road and Chinatown, all withing 20 or less minutes walk from the hotel.

Nostalgic and looking for that little bit different in a nice price range, the Feung Nakorn Balcony may exactly offer what you're looking for.

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Suite room


Deluxe room


Grande suite room


Dormitory room

Exterior