The Marriott Sukhumvit is located a little out of the center in the hip & trendy Tong Lo neighborhood of Bangkok, The City of Angels! It offers nice rooms, a nice pool & gym, a nice lounge and friendly service – but it is overpriced against the tough Bangkok competition – you can get comparable hotels with nicer lounges for … Continue reading
Bangkok loves food courts and the latest, most upscale interpretation of social dining is The Commons in the hip & trendy Thong Lo neighborhood. It offers food from the market stands of great restaurants like Soulfood, casual indoor seating as well as terraced outdoor seating in the atrium. Great food and great vibes make this a great new addition to … Continue reading
Finding a good cocktail in South East Asia is not easy! Beer is everywhere and these days, an expensive restaurant will even offer a good wine list, if at high prices. But cocktails beyond a too-sour margarita and a too-sweet mai tai are hard to come by. But then, in Bangkok, there were rumors of a speakeasy with good cocktails. … Continue reading
Bangkok is one of the most fun cities in Asia and the best place to see it for yourself is in one of the popular rooftop bars: Enjoy the sunset and the sparkling lights of the city, have a drink and watch the crowds!
Find out more things to do in Bangkok, where to stay or how to get around in my Mini-Guide Bangkok!
If you are planning a trip to Thailand’s party beach of Patong on Phuket island, the Swissotel Resort Phuket Patong is a good choice. It’s an older hotel close to the beach with nicely renovated rooms, excellent service and an upscale rooftop pool & club straight out of Miami and without the crowds. Prices vary greatly, so read my review … Continue reading
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 The partial renovation of the hotel might leave you in a large, but outdated room in need of renovation or a modern, renovated room that’s delightful.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
Jomtien is my favorite beach in the Pattaya area and if you are looking for a budget hotel right on the beach, the bbhouse is a great option. You get a modern and clean room, with a/c, fridge and a good shower with friendly service just steps from the beach and lots of restaurants, bars and shops. There are few … 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