This was a very impromptu trip as Hubz wanted to get out of the stifling environment here, at the same time to celebrate my birthday. Yet, we did not want to spend too much. Hence, we decided take a risk to stay @ a budget hotel. Sawasdee Hotel @ Sukhumvit Soi 8 is part of the Sawasdee Hotels group which has quite a number of hotels across bangkok and pattaya. They are also the sister to the Woraburi hotel group... another popular group in Thailand.
I admit i was a little apprehensive with this choice of hotel especially when the pictures on the web of some of their older properties were seriously not appealing at all. Simply not up to standard. And.. all i can picture is sleaze. The only reason i agreed to this is coz the hotel @ Sukhumvit Soi 8 just opened in oct last year... and so far, had good reviews on tripadvisor. Moreover, soi is quite convenient for us since staying @ Citadines Soi 8 during our last trip.
Guess my apprehension was unfounded as this quaint little hotel is very well kept... and was more more cozy than dingy.
The staff were all very helpful, although most cannot really speak english well. We had a hard time trying to get them to book a taxi for us on departure.
The rooms while a wee bit tiny... is very very clean. While a budget hotel... it feels like any 3 to 4 star hotels. What's best for a net freak like me... they have free wifi in all rooms... and the signal was pretty decent.
Of course... there are areas such as the super thin walls, the (really ) minimal brekkie and the distance from the main road that can be better.... yet... with the price of about S$50 per night... what else can we ask for.
The hotel nestles diagonally across the soi from Citadines. While it takes about 10 min to walk to the main road where Nana BTS station is... the hotel compensates by having complimentary tuk tuk shuttle to the BTS station.
Well... i doubt I will stay here again the next time, but would still recommend it to anyone who is looking for a cheap & good accommodation along the sukhumvit stretch.
That's the hotel from the outside. So pretty in purple...
The door you see on the left of the picture looks like a cupboard hor... it is actually the door to the bathroom! Such a clever design.
That's how it looks inside.... more purple!
What: Sawasdee Hotel @ Sukhumvit Soi 8
Where: 42 Sukhumvit Soi 8, Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoey, Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110
Tel. : + 66 ( 0) 2 653 3075-7
Fax. : + 66 (0) 2 253 8788
P.S. More posts on BKK to come!