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Out for a stroll on a quiet Sunday morning You can have your sox mended Bar girls available at Hillary 3 Freelancers available at Climax disco, things get going after midnight Even the Thai restaurants add 17% to your bill But not the Old German Beer Haus. Bravo! or try the street vendors too late for Bed Supperclub The Cheap Charlie cul de sac provides an alternate route I never ate here, just assumed they were trying to warn me Good lunch specials at Chez Pape on the weekend, 550 for 3 courses, plus 17% And even a bread and breakfast for the budget travellers At night, minibuses take over and the parking lanes become mobile bars Q Bar Apotheke has live blues bands starting 8:30 PM Soi 11 has everything, except a GoGo Bar
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 that I wasn’t able to get a table to myself. I guess the hotel was far from being full. Not a huge selection really. Scrambled eggs, noodles or rice, baked beans, sausage, breads, cereals and fruit. The pastries tasted really bland. The coffee from the machine was surprisingly good. If you enjoy a good breakfast then I’d recommend going down the street to try one of the bars instead. Since breakfast was included with the room it was good enough for me. I wouldn't openly recommend it other than for that reason though. Room: My room was street-facing and the noise of the taxis and motorbikes came through as if there were no walls or windows at all. Non-stop outside noise from 9 am to 2 am. It was incredibly annoying. Couch, chair and mini fridge in the room. Bed was comfortable as were the pillows. The hotel itself only has 8 floors which means no good views no matter which room. Bathroom: Typical size and layout for Holiday Inn Express. Can accommodate two people at the same time though the sink, toilet and shower don’t have any separation or dividers. Girl-friendly: Yes. For the outcalls I had, some girls contacted me when they were in the lobby and I went down to meet them. No questions from the front desk. Other outcall girls the front desk had called me when they were downstairs and asked that I go down to bring them up. I then met the girls in the lounge area and they came up with me. The freelancers from the streets we just walked in together and no questions from the front desk. Did the walk of shame every time past the front desk and hotel guests. Two 300 ml bottles of water provided daily. Wifi averaged about 30 Mbps both down and up. Porn sites are blocked. I tried multiple times. Small gym is on the roof with 4 cardio machines and a bench with dumbbells. Not really enough room to accommodate more than 3 people. The dumbbells go up to 50 lbs. The floors don't have mats if you're thinking of using the free weights. Real oversight on the gym here. No pool. Self-service laundry in the basement. No signs indicating this. I saw an online review mention this so I went searching in the hotel. Uses coins and one hour each for washing and drying. I think the rates were 60 baht for the washer and 90 baht for the dryer. More expensive than outside, but here you don't have to leave the hotel and it'll be washed in an hour. Dry in another hour if you desire. I booked directly through the IHG site and used a Friends and Family code I have. Prepayment at time of booking (months ago) was required. No questions asked about my F&F discount. My experience with some other IHG properties is that this is a hotel-by-hotel basis where they may try to verify the F&F discount. This hotel didn't ask for the F&F discount claim form either.