Night bus brought me from Sukhathai back to Bangkok.
When i get to my Holiday Inn Express Sathorn at 6am they told me that they will do their best to check-in me when possible. I wasn’t expecting anything, just to wait till something will open at 10am. What was my surprise, when they invited me to my room couple hours later. It was really so touching and that kind of care really makes a difference these days! You know, the one when people try to find an opportunity, not an excuse.
Holiday Inn Express Sathorn is one of the best choices for a short stay around Silom and Sathorn. Hotel is located between these two districts and everything you need is around: bars, cafes, street food, offices, several good rooftops and Lumpini park are within a walking distance from it. Even famous Unicorn Cafe is located literally 1 minute walk away from the hotel door. The more i visit Bangkok (and it was my 5th time here and more than a months in a last year), the more i find the area of Silom to be the best choice for a short stay.
Holiday Inn Express Sathorn is one of the most popular here and for a good reason: it provides smart and effective place to and everything here works. After more than year on a road I totally understand that it’s a big deal. You don’t have to waste any time to deal with the troubles, everything is done to meet your needs. Room is comfortable and have a good size, you have a selection of pillows, there are enough power sockets for international plugs, security box is simple to use, bathroom is good, wifi is one of the best i ever meet in hotels, breakfast is good and have all main options with the opportunity to have it to-go. Also hotel got a small, but nice gym with 2 treadmills and some basic equipment.
The design of the place is made in classical Holiday Inn style: blue, beige and white colours. One of the signature element of the design in this place are art works, which shows the life in Bangkok. They caught my attention almost immediately when i enter, because they were surprisingly good and on-point. It is even possible to buy a book with them there and i would love to do it, too, but got no room in my backpack for it.
Holiday Inn Express Sathorn is a popular place to stay in Bangkok, but everything here is perfectly maintained. I really love that feeling that the place is really well looked after and the staff really cares and do their best not to bother you, but to suit your need exactly when you have them. That’s definitely a sign of a good place! Totally reccomended!
After few hours of sleep i decided to check one more rooftop bar as there are few of them around in Sathorn. This time it was one of the places, which made to the top world rooftops few times and was literally 15 minutes walk. The view and location was good and looks spectacular, but it’s fame made it super busy and literally packed during the sunset. That was the feeling of a train station, bit not of a good bar. I came really early and was lucky to get a seat, but mostly people don’t have any. It was so packed, that i simply wasn’t able to take lots of shots. But i guess, some of them works, like this for instance.
P.S. I wouldn’t mention the place as i couldn’t reccomend it. And it’s not the one from the Hangover movie.