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“Very Convenient Location - Average Hotel” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Asia Hotel Bangkok
Ranked #353 of 839 Hotels in Bangkok
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“Very Convenient Location - Average Hotel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2012

On my last trip to Bangkok I stayed in the Asia Hotel Bangkok, which is reasonably priced. Be sure you book your room to include breakfast, as it is very expensive to pay for breakfast separately in the hotel restaurant. The staff here aren't quite as friendly as those I've experienced in other hotels across Thailand and the pools are quite small (larger one on the 5th floor, little one on the 12th floor roof). The room is basic, but clean. We had a lovely view of the dirty roof of the building next door and the skytrain line from our window on the 5th floor - bleah.

This hotel is about 15 minutes away from the airport by skytrain. The airport shuttle service available has a porter meet you at the airport, assist you onto the skytrain airport line and then into a private car at the Phaya Thai train station at the other end to get to the hotel. This was about 400 baht.

They don't offer wi-fi internet access at this hotel. Rather, they charge you 200 baht for 20 minutes internet access on their ancient computers in the foyer at dial up speeds. Don't do this. Jump on the train to Siam Discovery (or walk - it's only 15 minutes). Several of the coffee shops offer wi-fi access. One of the coffee shops on the 6th floor has computers you can use at 50 baht for an hour of hi-speed access. This is a much better option if you need the internet access so you can work - like I do!!

The Asia Hotel is within easy walking distance of the MBK shopping mall (about 15 minutes walk). This is around 7 storeys high and is absolutely enormous. Some stalls will let you barter for cheaper prices. Shops and retail outlets won't. Keep in mind that business hours don't begin until 10am in Bangkok, so have breakfast before you go shopping.

On the second floor of the hotel is direct access to the skytrain inner city line, which takes you one stop away to the Siam Paragon mall - also enormous, but more expensive shopping than MBK. The skytrain line also takes you in the other direction straight to the Mo Chit station - which is where the enormous weekend Chatuchak markets are - the world's biggest outdoor market. If you go to Chatuchak, grab a map telling you where things are, as the outer ring of stalls are mostly second-hand goods. The new stuff, clothing, leather, accessories, shoes and handcrafts are located in the inner rings. Barter hard for any price you're given. If you can speak basic Thai numbers, you'll get better discounts.

The Asia Hotel does have a staff of drivers sitting in the foyer, willing to take you anywhere you want to go. A word of caution - no matter how much the drivers quote you, always negotiate them down to a more reasonable price before accepting. They'll argue, but it's very possible to cut them down to almost half of their original price. They eventually give in.

Walk from the second floor across to the other side of the road (via the skytrain platform and stairs) and check out the little restaurants across the road. They're much cheaper than the hotel restaurant and the food from the second little establishment on the left inside the little entertainment section is just lovely (hint, look for the menu board with "Bloccoli and Prawns" listed as a dinner item. LOL). There are also some seriously cheap cocktails available at the little bar next door to that, with very friendly staff.

If you walk out the front foyer of the Asia Hotel and turn right onto the main road, you'll find a little 7/11 shop right there for drinking water or whatever else you need. This is much cheaper than anything else you can buy from the hotel.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Cartagena, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2012

The location is very good, the staff are friendly and helpful. Bedroom and bathroom very clean and good quality towels.

No WiFi in the rooms, to purchase WiFi is was very expensive, 5 Euro for 20 minutes which had to be used in one session or it was lost. This price is far too high and we will not stay there again because of this. Even in budget hotels you generally get free WiFi in your room, Asia hotel need to rectify this and stop being greedy, it isn't good practice. We have stayed there three times now but will not return.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2012

Clean room, comfy bed. useless tv channels for english speaking guests.
terrible internet availability, very expensive wifi only available in the lobby.
Good gym facilities.
average breakfast buffet.
location is good for shopping, and transport access (station adjoined to hotel on L2).
I will add that the cleaning staff were very prompt and efficient.
I advise that you change currency outside the hotel for a much better exchange rate for AUD, GBP and/or USD.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Busan, South Korea
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2012

This hotel is too busy. The lobby always felt chaotic -- it was loud and packed with people at all hours, even at 6 am! The staff was visibly affected by this. They were always very polite, but not particularly friendly. I got the feeling that they didn't have time for me.

The room was nice enough. It was clean and the bed was comfortable. But I found it too dark. In the bathroom, the faucet on the sink was touchy and it was difficult to get a consistent water temperature in the shower.

This hotel is in an excellent, convenient location, and it's not a bad place to stay, but I didn't feel that it was a place where I could relax. I wouldn't stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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2 Thank jensekat
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Perth
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2012

Whilst the Asia Hotel is a large, anonymous and very much short stay hotel, it has a lot going for it. The rooms are clean and good proportions. The cost can be excellent when booking on line through wholesale providers and the location is right in the middle of the shopping precinct. It is close to MBK (large department store) as well as specialised shopping but if that is not enough (I cannot imagine you would want more) then the skytrain has a station at the front door of the hotel which can take you to the weekend markets as well as other tourist locations such as the river. The other great benefit of the hotel is that it is surrounded by small local businesses which are very handy for tourists offering laundry, shoe repairs and massage/spa services. I was traveling as a single person and the busyness and security of the hotel ensured I felt safe at all times.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Asia Hotel Bangkok
Address: 296 Phayathai Road, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Bangkok > Siam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#108 Spa Hotel in Bangkok
#209 Luxury Hotel in Bangkok
Price range (per night): $72 - $119
Hotel Class:4 star — Asia Hotel Bangkok 4*
Number of rooms: 650
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Also Known As:
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