Just return from Bangkok for 5D4N. The moment when I step in Baiyoke Suite, it was horrible experience. I've asked the tour guide to change my hotel to Baiyoke Sky (paying extra $60/nite for 2 nights). I was so lucky that they upgrade my room to Deluxe room. It was so big and the feel was really different. Breakfast was good. I've tried Stella house buffet. The scenery was great and food was pretty nice. Worth paying for the extra cost staying in Baiyoke sky!!!
- How long is the cab ride from the new airport to arnoma hotel, which is located at world trade centre around.
- where is the correct taxi stand in the new aiport?
- and anyone that has taken a limo or pte transfer service from the new airport? how much is it?
Ribena: I did my hair at a Salon call ART. Near Novotel Siam Hotel. Look for Lux, very friendly stylist that speaks abit English
LatteFan/Dericko: Me also planning my next trip but likely end this year coz been there twice this year liao. I'll opt for [email protected] or Novotel likely, other either too far or not as good.... hahaha
My fave is Fuji Restuarant, MK, Nan Xing.
Do try the steak set at Fuji lunch special, only Baht 100+, my FAVOURITE. Garlic mussels are great too. Yum Yum
hi ladies, I just got back from BKK.
I got good reviews for First House Hotel
It cost me only s$35 a night (the locals said it's still expensive)
it's not shown on all maps. most shows First Hotel but it's just around the corner.
It's not easily found cus it's not along the main road, more of inside a small street(Soi 19)
it's 15mins walk from Ratchethewi BTS station,
5minutes to Pratunam Market, Indra square, Baiyoke2(mall)... It's very Convenient for food, shop & truly budget hotel.Oh yes,+ Buffet American Breakfast.
Around the area, there's 500 baht per night motels, S$25.no breakfast. Benz residence.
compared and found the best $ exchange is at a UOB just ard the corner from first house.
High recc SAT RELAX Traditional Massage.near pratunam Center
only 139baht per hour. among the 5 we tried, this is best n reasonably priced. (i missed BKK just as our flight landed SG)
The much advertised FUJI massage is expensive 200baht per hour & doesnt do much, definitely NOt traditional. (Tips hinted)
We went JJ market(chatuchak) (mochit station 30baht for bts per person)
cut across the park on left to small enterance to JJ market
I suggest not to buy from the 1st 2 columns of JJ market, Spoilt by Farangs, they dun allow much bargaining.
Those stores behind are more willing to give a better deal.
Eg. i bought a clutch bag,tag:150Bht, cus a local bargained & bought at 130bht, so i got it for 130bht. Later part of day,more inside JJmarket,i found a store flooded with similar clutch bags tag:79bahts each. >,<
T-shirts should be range from 50-70 bht(12 pieces) 100-150bht (exclusive designs) 200-300bht (hand drawn)
Brikies- looks original 160-199baht , abit fake 90-100baht
roadside stalls 10baht(satay lookalike,mineral water)
20baht(coke,pepsi,fresh orange juice, coconut,omelette on rice, mango sticky rice,corn)
25-30 baht(green mango salads,soup noodles, fried rice,meat on rice)
I avoided cut Fruits from stalls, i ate variety of fruits from Baiyoke2's fruits buffet,worth it.
durian sticky rice , mango sticky rice, slushies, dried fruits, juices, durians :9
Tuktuk, will offer 10-50baht rides to anywhere u want (off-peak hours)and park 3 streets away,tell u "Shoppe mall not open yet". and brings u to tailors or jewellery.
just go in if it's not too scary, and spend 10minutes, that driver gets his commission, u get to your venue safely.To save the trouble, take a Cab.
(Customised shirts should cost 500-600 baht not 1200baht.)
Siam paragon is like Sg malls, i soon got bored,
we visited the underwater world, worthy a visit, definitely better than Sg's underwater world.
450-540 baht per adult.
MBK stuff are trendier than any other markets but slightly more expensive.
there's bigger sizes shops there.
Opticians made Specs for Sgd10-50
Suan luan night market (lumphini station), arty stuffs, less crowd, opens 7pm, nice restuarants ard there.(we realised it's cheaper to take taxi than bts from siam city, cus there's 2 of us.79 baht per meter)
i refused to take taxi from hotel to airport cus it's 600baht or 400baht(he offered as we walked away)
my taxi per meter from pratunam street to Airport
$349 and i gave all my coins to him as tips.
we flew by tiger air, on saturday morning,just got home this AM.Airport tax paid in sg b4 we flew.
oh ya, we didnt say we were from S'pore when they asked "where are u from?"
Some change attitude when they know we r from S'pores.not exactly friendly when they assume we r s'poreans.
i spoke teochew to an elderly lady, her attitude changed when i told her jokingly i'm sgrean.then when i reassured her I am m'sian, her friendliness came back.
I think they got enough of snobbish attitudes,they giving snobbish attitudes back.
i juz came back fm my stay at baiyoke boutique hotel... it's actually right behind baiyoke sky hotel (sort of a quiet backlane)... most of the taxi drivers do not know where it is... think the hotel has juz been re-renovated recently and used to be called stella place... the lobby area is really quite nicely design as per the pic shown in asiarooms.com, but the rooms are quite small.. think it's quite inconvenient but the staff are quite friendly though... hope this info helps... : )
hope i dun want to sound repetitive but then, for those who just got back, are the rates there cheaper or in singapore, it's better? the rates seem to be getting from bad to worse here in singapore...1 THB to S$19?!
if it's cheaper there, then i would change there instead...
i have a friend who change the Batt when rates are high even he is not travelling. saving for rainny days.
not a bad ideal if you know you are the kind who will go BBK at least once a year.
Can someone advise me on something urgently? I'm in BKK now, took SIA. Does anyone know if the departure tax from BKK is included already when I paid for the air tickets + taxes? Or do I still need to pay at the airport when I leave? I emailed SIA but still no reply from them yet.
Many thanks to anyone who can help!!
BTW, the exchange rate here is now 1 SGD to 22.01 baht. It was better than when I changed at Change Alley last week.
i just got back a few hours ago. Did not even realised that there were any riots there...haha..When were the riots? Everything was as per normal, had great fun shopping and eating. Exchange rate today was 1 SGD to 22.05 baht in BKK.
I haven been to Bangkok b4, wish to get some infos from u guys... As i will be gg in Oct for a short honeymoon (my HB has no many days leave)abt 3 to 4 days ba. Can anyone recommend me a good and convient hotel easily access and dat i can find nice food too??? Thks!!!