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  1. Just starting some conversation here. What do you usually do during your first 6 hours after landing in Bangkok? Me: - Exchange cash in the BKK airport basement. Primarily for the convenience of doing it now rather than in the city. - Airport Rail Link into the city. I enjoy the views from the skytrain and it's a nice acclimatization to vacation mode. - Check in to the hotel. Coming from North America, I would've been traveling for ~24 hours. Shower, groom and all that. Admittedly this uses a lot of time. My upcoming trip I may just drop everything in the room and head out
  2. I like the Westin Sukhumvit. It's always in my top 5 hotels for consideration when in Bangkok. Lobby is on the 7th floor which means you (and the girls) walk past the ground floor doorspeople all the time. Definitely girl friendly (all Starwood/Marriott properties in Bangkok are from my experience). If using outcall agencies, the front desk does call your room to confirm that you're expecting a visitor, then after the girl leaves calls you again to make sure everything is okay.
  3. I have no idea. Girl #1 (freelancer I've seen on past trips) I met in the lobby and brought her up to my room as we've done this in the past. Girl #2 the agency called my room and let me know that the girl was waiting downstairs. Girl #3 the staff escorted the girl right to my room without calling me beforehand (I felt embarrassed because the girl turned out to be somewhat below average looking but oh well). I walked around the lobby cafe during breakfast and indeed the offerings did look good. I'm not as a big eater as I used to be just due to getting older. The buffet was very ap
  4. This is a slightly more detailed review of the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit from my September 2018 trip report here: http://www.bangkok-addicts.com/forum/topic/8882-september-2018-trip-report-just-agencies-and-freelancers-this-trip/ Hotel overall: - Definitely would stay again. If the rates weren't so high, the Sheraton Grande would be my first choice in Bangkok. - Girl friendly without issue. - Room photos on Trip Advisor, Agoda and Booking are all accurate. - Luxury service and it shows. The hardware I can't say is luxury, but the service here was fantastic. Location: - Really conv
  5. This is a slightly more detailed review of the Westin Grande Sukhumvit from my September 2018 trip report here: http://www.bangkok-addicts.com/forum/topic/8882-september-2018-trip-report-just-agencies-and-freelancers-this-trip/ Hotel overall: - Definitely would stay again. - Girl friendly without issue. - Room photos on Trip Advisor, Agoda and Booking are all accurate. - A mid range hotel though you could find other mid range hotels with lower rates if you don't need the larger room and hotel amenities. Location: - Really convenient. Less than a 5 minute walk door to door to Asok
  6. Is the taxi from Suvarnabhumi to the Asok area or reverse still 400 baht? My hotel's site, the Westin, is saying that it's 800 baht each way.
  7. This review is a duplicate from my February 2018 trip report and cross-posted here. Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sukhumvit 11 Location: At the end of Sukhumvit Soi 11. A good 10 minute walk from Sukhumvit primarily due to the uneven, narrow sidewalks and people. A bit of a hassle rolling my suitcase to the hotel. Across the street is Insanity club and that club whose name I don’t remember at Aloft Hotel. Across the other street is a pretty good 7-Eleven which stocks travel size toiletries if you need them. Breakfast: In the lobby and included free. It never got crowded enough tha
  8. I've stayed at a number of Airbnbs in Tokyo and Hong Kong. I was going to for Bangkok as well but decided against it. - Hotels in Bangkok are pretty well priced compared to other major cities. I wasn't saving that much money. - I've yet to stay at an Airbnb that provided more than one mid-sized towel. At hotels you get all the towels you want. - I've stayed at Airbnbs where the provided blanket was no thicker than a towel. - I prefer the privacy of an Airbnb over hotels, but hotels have better security. - I've never been hassled at an Airbnb by other residents.
  9. Anyone try those bicycle tours or have any recommendations? I'm looking at Follow Me Bangkok because their meet up point looks easy to get to by BTS and their tours are half days (so I don't get all sweaty and burned in the afternoon).
  10. How often do you guys ever take the Airport Rail Link instead of a taxi or Uber? It's been many years since I was last in Bangkok, but it used to take me about the same amount of time (45 min) whether it was by ARL or taxi to get to Phrom Phong. ARL would be 82 baht while taxi I'd say 400 baht.
  11. I took the Airport Rail to my hotel the Westin Grande Sukhumvit by Asok last month. It cost me 75 baht (45 for the Airport Rail Link and 30 on the BTS from Phaya Thai to Asok) and took an hour (15 minute wait at Suvarnabhumi because I missed the train, 30 minutes to Phaya Thai and 15 minutes to Asok and the Westin). I exited the baggage pickup just ten minutes after my flight landed, but this was about 3 pm and rush hour. I taxi would have cost me ~300-350 baht and the same time. Pros: - A lot of space on the train if you're boarding at the first stop at Suvarnabhumi Airport. - Low
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