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Looking for inexpensive Bangkok central hotel

Jun 23rd, 2005, 09:38 PM
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my thread is back on top again....!!!
we booked 3 nites at the asia hotel for the first nights back in bangkok...
our plan was to spend 3 more nites in bkk
on the return leg of our trip and stay the the riverside marriott...
but........
the price is outrageous!! (not really but twice what we paid last year on priceline).
we have not made hotel reservations for our last nites... we might go on priceline and try either a 4or 5 star...just take a chance and see where we end up....i live an adventure
and dont really think we can go wrong...

anyone know what priceline is offering now?
i tried biddingfortravel but cant seem to figure it out...too complicated for me

thanks in advance
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Jun 24th, 2005, 07:29 AM
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divediva; why not try the hi on silom. bob got it for $45, and upgraded to the exec floor for $24. i stayed there last year, reg. wing, and it is a good hotel. access to the airport very good, as it took less than 20 min.(of course at 5am), and cost about 200 b plus 60b tolls.

i think you were very lucky last year to get the good deal you got at the marriott.
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Jun 24th, 2005, 08:30 AM
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dive---how much was the marriott quoting?? $115?? or $125....?? that's not much for that hotel, imo...

have you tried www.huahin.20m.com....i did all my res on there for may/june...averaged out at $85 per nite....all inclusive...

priceline for marriott seems to have disappeared as has shangri-la---business is back to normal in bkk...priceline prices are artificial...we thought HI was ok and location is good...but $45 plus $24++ takes it almost to marriott price for less...

there is a new holiday inn on plenochit...we looked at the rooms and it is very nice...have promo i believe...pool is marginal and right off lobby...great location however
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Jun 24th, 2005, 11:36 AM
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I've read good things about Silom Serene. Here's the website:http://www.silom-serene.com
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Jun 24th, 2005, 05:05 PM
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Another vote for the Asia Hotel. I think it meets all your requirements. Have fun!
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Jun 25th, 2005, 10:31 PM
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for the marriott........the lowest rate I could find was approx $135
plus tax for double room...then they charge us for the 3rd person. last year we paid
about $80 incl tax and breakfast for 2 pax
then had to pay an upgrade for the 3rd person (rollaway, which we declined as we could easily share 2 beds).
i know it is still a bargain in us $$$ but after a month of travel...i will be at the end of my budget...
i still havent booked our last nites...but will ck out the new hi that bob recommended
as well as the other suggestions.
research is 1/2 the fun!!!

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Jul 6th, 2005, 06:59 AM
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I found this article about a new small/boutique hotel in Bangkok which may be helpful to you. I've already checked their website, sounds like a great find (even if they haven't posted pictures yet)... enjoy! P.S. Does anybody have any more info. on this place, i.e. has anyone stayed there yet?

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The Old Bangkok Inn is either the homeliest boutique hotel in Bangkok, or the most luxurious bed and breakfast—we’re still not sure. The location, just off-Rajadamnern Avenue is the last vestige of old Bangkok, preserved during the city’s modernization. The location, down the sleepy side of Phra Sumeru Road, is fairly well concealed; just a row of shophouses without so much as a sign to show the way. That's not to say that the Old Bangkok Inn is out of the way, it is adjacent to Golden Mountain as well as the Metal Palace and just a short ride to infamous Kao San.

At just 8 rooms, it’s as intimate as they come. Interiors avoid an excess of clichéd Thainess, mixing the usual antiques with modern conveniences (like flat screen TV's, DVD's and complimentary PC's with broadband) and muted contemporary colors. The result is charm without being precious, and the overriding floral theme of the rooms is unique. Rooms vary from small to surprisingly large, and all are luxuriously outfitted with big comfortable beds and top-quality handmade linens. Some rooms even come with gardens equipped with your very own fish pool. The teak furnitures are, like the hotel, the private obsession of Nantiya Tulyanond, the former diplomat's wife turned hotelier behind the Old Bangkok Inn. Her vision is that of a private and charming inn for travelers wanting a more bed and breakfast feel, the Inn is definitely in a whole different league from the budget hostels the area is known for.

This is a small, inexpensive boutique hotel, and a very homely one at that, which means it does not provide the same services as, say, the Oriental. But for this price, and in this neighborhood (with all the attractions of Old Bangkok right at hand), it would be churlish to bemoan the absence of a swimming pool or a full-service spa. It’s a new venture, and the prices are still rather low, so it’s quite a value especially if you don't want to be in generic Silom or Sukhumvit. There’s a small coffee shop - which despite its old-fashioned appearance is wi-fi enabled - called the Old Bangkok Tea-room. The Old Bangkok Inn and Tea-room is definitely the ideal starting line for visitors as well as locals wishing to play tourist by spending the day visiting the likes of the Queen's Gallery or the Grand Palace—and there’s a chance the rates won’t stay this low.

For more information please visit: www.oldbangkokinn.com, or call +662 629-1785-7

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Jul 6th, 2005, 07:07 AM
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sounds really great. It will be interesting to hear reports of people who have stayed there. If I can ever tear myself away from the people at the Oriental, this is actually the kind of hotel I would end up staying at rather than any of the other large 5 star hotels.
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