Bangkok: Where We Stayed

We travelled to Bangkok in February and stayed in an “ApartHotel” in Thonglor, called The Residence on Thonglor.

ApartHotel is what it said on the hotel booking app. These are apartment buildings that have been bought and converted in a hotel with service apartments.

 The Residence on Thonglor is right on the main road, Sukhumvit 55, and is hard to miss. On the 2nd floor is the reception and lobby. There’s also the breakfast area and a reading corner. The area was very open and quite big. We had arrived early, the check-in time is somewhere around 1-2pm, so we were asked to leave our luggage there and spend some time exploring the area till our room is ready.

Lounge area in the hotel lobby

We returned at 1 pm and we got the card key to our room on the 4th floor. One interesting thing was that their lift doesn’t operate without the card key, except when you go to the 2nd floor.

 With our room, 409, it was love at first sight! It was the biggest room we’ve stayed at, outside of our country. There was everything that we could need in the room- induction stove, microwave, full size fridge, an iron and ironing board, a toaster, an electric kettle, a tv with a few English channels, a bathtub and a cute little balcony. There was also a washing machine that we never used anyway.

Our spacious room and home for the next 7 days

We were only on the 4th floor but at a considerable height, which made for a nice view for morning coffee sipping.

The balcony overlooked a hospital parking lot and the main road

Once settled in, as per our tradition we went to the nearest supermarket to stock up our home for the next 8 days.

 I’ll write more about Thonglor in my next post.


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