Cheap Bangkok Accomadation with no Stairs! Any ideas?
Replies: 18 - Last Post: Dec 13, 2012 9:17 PM Last Post By: thaibeachlovers
Dec 6, 2012 1:26 PM
Cheap Bangkok Accomadation with no Stairs! Any ideas?Hiya,
Last week I suddenly decided I need to take off to Thailand on Tuesday, it's been a snap decision brought on by the British weather and I have no idea what I'm doing. Bangkok looks so large!
Can anyone advice me on a cheap and nice place to stay for 3 or four days with no stairs? Two or three are OK, but I have an injury and can't walk up a flight of them to get to a room. Of course a lift would be lovely too!
Thank You so much,
Dec 6, 2012 2:12 PM
Dec 6, 2012 4:40 PM
Dec 6, 2012 4:49 PM
Dec 6, 2012 5:32 PM
4#1 Unless they have a boat that goes to Saphan Taksin station the Ibis is actually a kilometre from the nearest station by foot. Not a great idea for someone who can't walk up more than two stairs.
#2 Most stations have at least one escalator going from the ground level to the middle deck and one escalator on each side to the platform.
Dec 6, 2012 6:19 PM
5"Cheap Bangkok Accommodation with no Stairs!"
What price does cheap mean to you?
I guess by now you have done a little research on Bangkok, so what area of the city do you need a hotel in?
Dec 6, 2012 10:31 PM
Dec 6, 2012 11:27 PM
7#2 Occasionally you might find a station with elevator access, but most of them mean trudging up two flights of stairs
How long since you used the skytrain? Most if not all stations have up escalators. However, none have down escalators from the platforms.
You may be reliant upon surface transport
OP, be aware that to cross Bkk roads, you have to climb stairs to the over road walkways. Very few road level pedestrian crossings, and the traffic is not pedestrian friendly.
Personally, I'd go to Pattaya, which has lots of cheap hotels with lifts and pedestrian crossings. Can go direct from the airport.
Dec 6, 2012 11:59 PM
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Dec 7, 2012 1:18 AM
Dec 7, 2012 9:05 AM
11#4 Many people who have knee trouble have absolutely no problem walking on the flat, it's just stairs they have difficulty with. 1 km is nothing, OP is after suggestions and will whittle them down herself.
The hotels are not the problem, as #2 has already said, stairs generally everywhere can be a nightmare. 2 skytrain stations with downward escalators is pathetic as an elderly relative of mine recently found out.
Dec 9, 2012 1:27 AM
12^^ 2 skytrain stations with downward escalators is pathetic
For many years few stations had up escalators from street level, so be grateful for small mercies.
Thailand is NOT a disabled friendly country.
Dec 9, 2012 2:25 AM
13^^ It's not an elderly friendly country either. Elderly people are not necessarily disabled, just appreciate the ease of no stairs. I've often wondered, where are all the elderly Thais ? there seem to be so few about, be it in Bangkok or on the islands, they are hardly to be seen. By elderly I mean average European pensionable age ca. 60 upwards. Do they get to an age when everyone does everything for them and they just laze about at home ?
Dec 9, 2012 2:39 AM
14^^ Rich Thais travel by car, so you wouldn't see them and the poor ones probably die relatively young compared to the west.
My elderly MIL just hangs around the house and chats with the neighbours when she's not working. Gets up at 4am to light the cooking fire.
everyone does everything for them and they just laze about at home ?
The poor ones work till they die.
The rich ones have everything done for them all their life. Servants are cheap in LOS.
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