The Swissotel Le Concorde Bangkok is outside the main areas I recommend for visitors and suffers from split personality. The partial renovation of the hotel might leave you in a large, but outdated room in need of renovation or a modern, renovated room that’s delightful. In either case, you get great service, a big gym and pool and an ok … Continue reading
After a few days of fighting Bangkok traffic, touring the sites or exploring crowded malls, taking a break from the crowds seems like a great idea. But how do you escape the crowds in this busy city of more than 8 million people? You head to one of the parks that are a green oasis for a stroll, a snack … Continue reading
If you are in Bangkok, The City of Angels, on business or for leisure, and want a little beach time to escape from the bustle of the city, you have a few choices: The closest beach destination and most popular one is Pattaya, just 2-3 hours South of the capital. Read on to find out how to make the most … Continue reading
The Mercure Bangkok Makkasan is the latest Accor hotel to open in Bangkok, located near the Airport Rail Link (ARL) Station Makkasan, one stop from Asoke/Sukhumvit. The Mercure has the nicest rooms you’ll find in Bangkok in this price category, a nice pool and gym. But the location that sounded great on paper is terrible, forcing a long walk along … Continue reading
Bangkok is a fun city and it’s most beautiful from high above at sunset. With plenty of rooftop bars to choose from, like my favorites Octave or Vertigo, you can pick a good spot, order a drink and wait for the sun to settle over the busy city and the lights to blink all over. It’s a fantastic way to end a day in Bangkok, the City of Angels – don’t miss it!
The Hilton Sukhumvit is located near the Phrom Phong BTS and Emporium malls, offers some of the best value in the Hilton portfolio in town and a nice Executive Lounge to boot. If you are Hilton Honors fan, you should consider it on your next visit to the City of Angels! … Continue reading
The pullman King Power Bangkok was the first pullman hotel worldwide, recently celebrated it’s 10 year anniversary and underwent a renovation. It now offers a grand lobby, great pool, spa and lounge and stylish rooms at reasonable prices. If you don’t mind the walk to BTS and airport train, you’ll get quickly to anywhere in Bangkok and you get a … Continue reading
Bangkok, the City of Angels, is known and loved for its busy markets and malls, historic sights, great food and buzzing nightlife. But if you look a little, you can also find the quieter side, with nice parks like Banjakitti above. If you need a break from the crowds, check it out in the early evening when the temperatures are most pleasant!
Thai Airways has a total of 8 lounges at their hub at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport. Because the airport is huge and the walk from one end to the other can be long, it’s helpful to have lounges close to the gate areas. On a recent trip, I checked out the Thai Airways Royal Silk Lounge in Terminal C before departing … Continue reading
You are living in Europe and want to get away for some city fun and beach time, spending a week in comfort without breaking the bank – no problem, Thailand offers both! Bangkok is not only one of the most fun cities in Asia, but also close to the beaches, so you can enjoy the city and relax on the beach a few … Continue reading