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  1. katana57

    Hotel location

    Fair question,and gets asked a lot. How far will I have to walk back at the end of the night? I always recommend to watch this Youtuber's vids. on the Sukhumvit sois . You can see the real distance you'll have to walk from Sukhumvit to your hotel in real life. Soi 29 on this vid: Soi 11:
  2. oliver17

    S15.

    Yes, exactly what Mikel said. The pool isn't the typical rooftop setup. Plenty of seating with lots of nooks and crannies for sitting with LBs. The rooftop restaurant also serves up a killer hamburger that rivals what Firehouse in Bangkok offers. Overall, it's a solid property and as said before it's about a 3 minute walk from CIB. A couple of downsides: The lobby restaurant tends to get overwhelmed at breakfast. Tables don't always get cleared promptly enough and it causes customers to stand in line for 15 minutes or so waiting minutes to be seated. It's not a fun way to start the day when you have a pounding hangover from the night before and just want something to eat. I stayed there twice over a 10 month span. Both times the elevator music was nothing but Eric Clapton's "I Shot the Sheriff". As a bonus, they always had the volume turned up way too loud. I have always hated that song. Hearing it in G10 elevators about eleventy billion times over 2 years was worse than waiting in line for breakfast every day. Way worse.
  3. mespicy

    Hotel location

    I have stayed at Mercure great hotel good facilities good pool area and gym no hassle bringing guests in at any time i would definitely stay there again and probably more so with Cindys now being close by.
  4. naughtydog-bkk

    Some Recommendations Please

    Not sure where you consider “Sukhumvit area” but if you take the BTS to Chit Lom and go to CentralWorld there’s an OWNDAYS store there. Glasses are very cheap but excellent, they’ll do a free eye test and they’re ready to pick up in half an hour. Would absolutely recommend.
  5. oliver17

    Hotel location

    I have stayed at Legacy Suites before. It's about a 5 minute walk from Asoke station and they are LB friendly. Rooms at the hotel are similar to what you find at Adelphi suites or Pharchara. Soi 29 is very quiet with little traffic. The downside of staying on this Soi is the limited number of restaurants in the area. The hotel restaurant is pretty much pub food. There is a traditional Japanese place next door, but it really caters to Japanese only. It's a 5 or 8 minute walk to Terminal 21, which will give you some more dining options. There is a fun sports bar at the corner of Suk & Soi 29 that has cover bands and a party vibe. I took a couple of CIB LBs there before heading to the hotel and they both loved it. Next door to Legacy is the Mermaid Hotel. I have also stayed there. It's very similar to Legacy, the rooms are all suites. They have a great pool that gets plenty of sun, it's better than Legacy's pool. The restaurant at Mermaid is very limited, even the breakfast offerings are lame. Their rates usually run cheaper than Legacy and I think they offer more bang for the buck than Legacy. You might want to give them a look also.
  6. Long John

    Hotel location

    I stayed at the Grand Business Inn. Booked a large suite. Was very good. Did not have chandeliers you could swing off, but impressed the girl.
  7. katana57

    Hotel location

    Soi 11 is a great location to stay.Right between Soi 7 and Soi 4,and near to the BTS station. Also, if you want a shortcut to Soi 13 you just go through the carpark at the Ambassador Hotel and it takes you to Soi 13. (Some excellent Indian Restaurants on Soi13,and cheap laundry services!)
  8. smokedog

    Hotel location

    I will also be in BKK in July and staying again on soi 11. Mercure I have heard mostly good things about. I like soi 11 because it keeps me within a short train ride to Why nots and a short walk to Check in Bar. Now that Cindy's is on a small soi off of soi 11 I'm even more excited to stay on soi 11. @katana57 videos on soi's should help you make your final decision if you haven't already.
  9. Ropey

    Some Recommendations Please

    I don't know much about these, but if you happen to be wanting to save money on glasses, Malaysia seems to be the best place, most people I know here who need glasses shop in Malaysia for them rather than Thailand.
  10. Vagamundo

    S15.

    I lived in an apartment building on Soi 10 several winters ago about ten minutes walk from CIB and this was before CIB relocated there. The only place in that area near CIB was Lollipops. Further down the Soi, there is nothing going on and just a few small hotels and one or two restaurants near the beginning on the Soi. It’s only advantage is its proximity to the parks at end of Soi. Unfortunately, the cool venue in Chavit Park closed after Covid and it’s now slated for a large condo and commercial space, which is oh so sorely needed in Bangkok… At least the location is discrete for punters. Unlikely, you will run into anyone you know there unless they are in the area for the same reason.
  11. pennybridge

    S15.

    I stayed at Galleria for a week a few weeks ago and am now at S15 in a junior suite. Not much of a price difference. Galleria has an unused quiet pool. S15 has none. I am loving the S15. Obviously not as quiet but I'm fine with the rumbles of Sukhumvit. Has an outdoor bar on the street you can sit in evening - great for people watching. I'd come back here again. The Movenpick up the street was recommended to me by a certain LB. I checked it out and it looks good too, depending on rate you can wrangle on Agoda. S15 looks great, might give it a try as well. I do prefer a hotel with a pool. S15 looks promising though with great location. I got a good deal on Agoda at Galleria 10. Deluxe Chill Room, 820 baht/night (maybe its the normal rate?). Only staying 2 nights there though before i go to Pattaya.
  12. Edisto

    S15.

    A couple other notes about S15, its next to Tom Tom's formerly Hollys if you need real coffee although I prefer going across to GC Cafe 4 min walk. Coffee is better but I do mix it up. Tom Tom is better to see and be seen. GC Café - Soi 8 098 090 9000 https://maps.app.goo.gl/uaUtH7iUiRrwqLHc8 Laundry is around the corner on S13. Shop around, rates are 60 to 95 baht per kilo. Hi Speed is the cheapest and best but you have to walk quite a ways to it . Fun as you are catcalled by all the massage ladies. There are also no frills salons for inexpensive mannies, peddies and foot scrubs on soi 13. On Soi 11, there is my favorite restaurant Vegaterie. Don't let the name scare you off. They have great wonderfully tastefully spiced dishes and purple rice bowls. One of the best fast food places I've eaten in Thailand. Not cheap but a great respite from all white rice and noodles. I also like Asok being a little closer to Ekkamai and Tonglor for my other activities. Terminal 21 has already been mentioned. Also great if you take transit from airport as you can get off at Makkasan and one stop to Sukhumvit on MRT. When I stayed at Galleria, or Soi 7, or Nana, I would take Skytrain to the end Playa Thai and double back on BTS to avoid 2 transfers (Skytrain, MRT, BTS.) - pain in the ass. And yes, you will walk the gauntlet at night but didn't matter to me as I had a different LB on my arm with the odd GG every night lol. I'm not a Nana guy, but I don't find the walk that bad when I choose to go, usually during the day for a special massage.
  13. katana57

    Some Recommendations Please

    Regarding the chiropractor ....Looked into it a bit back but never went.This Dr had some good reviews: https://www.drsambangkok.com
  14. Cheers for the heads up, those questions are in there to try and foil spam bots, probably hasn't been updated in years, I'll look into it and get someone to fix it....
  15. Rodrigo

    S15.

    I stayed here early this month. Very good location and no extra charges. Asoke on one side and Nana on the other. Cib on the opposite.
  16. KendoUK

    Thai Friendly Saving Pics

    Maybe screenshot your screen then crop out any unnecessary bits.


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