Thailand’s Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) is launching a pre-paid Visa Card in partnership with The Mall Group. You can use it to pay anywhere Visa is accepted and there are no sign-up, monthly or load fees. And you even earn reward points and get discounts at the mall. I recommend pre-paid cards for peace of mind when traveling and using … Continue reading
Updated 2019: The Mercure Bangkok Makkasan is the latest Mercure hotel to open in Bangkok, located near the Airport Rail Link (ARL) Station Makkasan, one stop from Asoke/Sukhumvit. The Mercure has very nice, modern rooms, a nice pool and gym. But the location that sounded great on paper is terrible, forcing a long walk along a busy street next to … Continue reading
The Mercure Bangkok Sukhumvit offers stylish rooms, a big pool and gym and great service at very reasonable prices. There excellent Privilege Lounge made our stay much more luxurious than you’d expect from a mid-scale hotel and we’d be happy to return. The location in the Nana area is central, but not ideal for families. Check out my review and … Continue reading
Location: The Pullman Bangkok Hotel G is located on Silom Road, near the business district of Bangkok Sathorn. The nearest public transport are the BTS station Chong Nonsi, about 10 minute walk away, and the MRT Station Silom, about 10-15 minute walk. The Patpong Nightmarket and a number of bars, restaurants and shopping are also in walking distance. The skytrain … Continue reading
Swissotel Patong Rooftop
If you want to mix your beach getaway with a good party, Thailand’s Phuket is a popular destination and Patong is the undisputed party beach. You can party all night and relax by the beach all day – or just hang out at the hotel pool, if you can’t be bothered to go ALL THE WAY to the beach. And the Swissotel Patong has a very stylish rooftop pool & lounge area!
Update 2019: The Mercure Siam Bangkok is located near Siam Square, one of my favorite locations in Bangkok. The Mercure Siam has a rooftop pool and gym with nice views, a nice Executive Lounge for an upscale feel and very modern rooms, all at very reasonable prices. It’s a great choice, especially for Accor LeClub elite members. Find out what to … Continue reading
Updated 2019: 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 … Continue reading
Chiang Rai, a small city in Northern Thailand has an outsized reputation for some of the most unusual temples in South East Asia. The famous White Temple is unique and worth a trip to Chiang Rai alone! Check out my Guide to Chiang Rai to plan your own weekend getaway!
Chiang Rai is a small town, set in the mountains of Northern Thailand, along a quiet river, perfect for a peaceful getaway from busy city-life. It also offers two of the most unusual temples in South East Asia, with the stunning White Temple and the bright Blue Temple, giving you something to see you won’t find anywhere else. Check out … Continue reading
The Hi Chiang Rai Hotel offers clean and modern rooms in the center of Chiang Rai in Thailand’s North, making it easy to explore the town and surrounding sights. Service is friendly, but an odd pool and limited breakfast are downsides. Check out my review and photos to see, if this is the right hotel for your visit to Chiang … Continue reading