Nice parts of Bangkok to stay/Visit, Relaxed- Old Buildings
Replies: 11 - Last Post: Dec 10, 2012 11:34 PM Last Post By: udornla
Dec 10, 2012 5:21 AM
Nice parts of Bangkok to stay/Visit, Relaxed- Old BuildingsHi guys! I'm heading out to bangkok tommorow, will be arriving at 00:55 the next day am so thinking of booking a hostel/hotel in advance. I dont want to spend more than £30 (thats splashing out a bit for comfort on first night) I want to avoid hassely touristy areas such as Khao San selling beer lao vests and cockroaches. Where is there nice old architecture with people just going about their business in Bangkok? And also good street food and shopping as I'm planning on doing all my christmas shopping in bangkok and sending home :) Thanks for any help!!
Dec 10, 2012 5:30 AM
1Hi, sorry but I can't help you for accommodation in bkk, as when I'm there I'm just passing through as it's too busy and polluted for me, but as for shopping there then there is a shopping centre, which has markets inside and around it called mbk, marbon krong, not sure if that's correct spelling but it looks right, and there are plenty of markets around it and lush food stalls as well....enjoy your trip
Dec 10, 2012 6:37 AM
Dec 10, 2012 7:09 AM
3Chinatown is indeed a good bet.
You might want to try the river view:
They got something in your price range.
Evening go along Yaowarat road towards Grand China Princess hotel. Plenty of foodstalls half way going there.
Norris, you walk fast in that climate.
Dec 10, 2012 7:29 AM
4Chinatown, but you cannot get away from cockroaches, they have been on earth 400,000,000 years. They will survive a nuclear blast.
The weekend market has everything you can possibly want to buy from kittens to clothes. Take the skytrain to Mo Chit and follow the herd.
There is a good night market for food near Lumpini park.
Dec 10, 2012 12:53 PM
Dec 10, 2012 3:27 PM
Dec 10, 2012 3:48 PM
7Early Check-in and Late Check-out Rate
Please note the following early check-in and late check-out policies:
- Check-in prior to 6 a.m. will result in a one night charge. For example, if you check-in at 3 a.m. Sunday morning and check-out on Monday, you will be charged for 2 nights of Saturday and Sunday.
- Check-in prior to 2 p.m. will result in a half of one night charge.
- Check-out after 12 p.m. and prior to 6 p.m. will result in a half of one night charge.
- Check-out after 6 p.m. will result in a one night charge.
I'd say so long as you've booked the right number of days/nights, there shouldnt be a problem.
Dec 10, 2012 5:12 PM
Dec 10, 2012 10:04 PM
9suk11 on sukhomvit 11, has nice old feel to it, relaxed. haven't been there in quite a few years. if wanting shopping, there is plenty on sukhomvit, street and malls.
some more thoughts on river view, as thinking about that myself. site says it has parking, as i self drive, so that's a must. family room 1000 baht i think...........input/thoughts of those that have stayed there. pit stop for a day or so, as heading south.
Dec 10, 2012 10:41 PM
10Parking must be nearby, the little soi definitely too small for parking.
There is a Chinese temple, which might have some parking, and a larger dead end soi nearby, maybe that's where. Ask to confirm.
Dec 10, 2012 11:34 PM
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