Planning Your Stay in Bangkok

Published On June 23, 2016 | By Jacob Ander | Travel

Bangkok is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, boasting a vibrant culture and a gorgeous urban center brimming with high-rise buildings. The nightlife in Bangkok may be the best in all of Asia. Known as the heart of Thailand, there are hundreds of nightclubs, discos, and bars throughout Bangkok. However, if you decide to visit this beautiful city, you need to plan the whole trip carefully. Many people end up spending thousands of dollars on a trip to Bangkok, but still fail to enjoy their trip.

The first step is to decide where you want to stay in Bangkok. The city is large, even by global standards, so you will end up spending more than you intend unless you find accommodations close to the city center. That should be your goal. There are several options available. If you don’t have substantial money to spend on accommodation, it’s a practical idea to book a room in a low-cost motel. On the other end of the spectrum, if you want unequaled luxury, you can opt for one of the famous hotels such as Centre Point Bangkok.

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Hotels

Almost every hotel offers online booking options. This makes it easy for you to plan your trip carefully. You can compare quotes from different hotels to get an idea of total accommodation costs. Naturally, staying in a five-star hotel is going to cost much more, especially if you are staying for a fairly long period. If that’s your choice, there are many fine hotels spread throughout Bangkok, most of which are located in upscale neighborhoods such as Sukhumvit, Soi 10, Chidlom, Silom and Pratunam.

However, not everybody can afford to stay in a hotel, especially for an extended time. If you are travelling on a business trip and plan to stay for a few months, renting a serviced apartment is another option and often a prudent one.

Serviced Apartments

Serviced apartments are designed for tourists who plan to stay in Bangkok for several months. They offer more privacy compared to a regular hotel. Serviced apartments feature a fully fitted kitchen, a spacious living room, and all the expected amenities such as Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and the rest.

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Before you make a booking at any hotel or serviced apartment, try to read about the neighborhood. Find out as much as you can to get a feeling of the ambience.

Another consideration is convenient access to transportation. The Skytrain is the most popular method of transport in Bangkok. Therefore, look for a serviced apartment that’s close to a Skytrain station or even a bus stop.

And finally, before you embark on your trip to Bangkok, it’s important to plan your trip carefully. In particular, make sure that you book your stay beforehand.

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