Sunday, July 14, 2013

Aloft Bangkok Sukhumvit 11 Hotel Review

For Spanish version of this article visit Opiniones sobre el hotel Aloft Bangkok Sukhumvit 11 de Bangkok.

I have travelled to Bangkok this weekend and this time I have stayed in Aloft Bangkok Sukhumvit 11 Hotel. I always prefer Sukhumvit hotels because BTS Sukhumvit Line virtually makes everywhere accessible without a taxi ride. Since the new Airport Rail Link from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport to Bangkok city center is opened, you even do not need to take a taxi and start your trip with awful Bangkok traffic.

Airport Rail Link goes from airport to  BTS Skytrain. All the trip from airport to the door of the Aloft Bangkok hotel took around 45 - 50 minutes. But if you have one or two heavy luggage to carry, I should warn: Skytrain Stations do not have escalators in the down directions.

I took City Line train on Airport Rail Link from Bangkok Airport to BTS Phaya Thai Station. There is also an Express one which comes every half an hour so. Express train is not significantly faster but City Link stops in every station while Express directly goes to Phaya Thai (BTS Skytrain).

After BTS Phaya Station I took train to BTS Nana Station. Taking Exit 3 and going into Sukhumvit Soi 11 plus a 5 minute walk will take you to Aloft Bangkok Sukhumvit 11 Otel.

Soi 11 is a nice place with plenty of restaurants and nightlife dotted with some famous clubs and bars. There are many hotels on this road so is quite popular but relatively expensive to dine.

Aloft Bangkok Sukhumvit 11 Otel

I have stayed on 32nd floor. Hotel rooms are very clean, comfortable, convenient and very luxurious compared to the price range. There is a clean toilet, shower (there was no bath tube in mine) and the bed was great. There is an LCD TV and they provide HDMI connection so if you have an HDMI enabled laptop or device you can use LCD to watch movies or shows. The hotel is quite popular for both leisure and business travelers.

The hotel room was priced at 90 USD per night (you can check some latest price deals and last minute discounts on this hotel here). Before I used to stay at Four Wings Hotel which is quite good. It was 60 USD per night but Aloft Bangkok Four Wings Hotel is better located, nicer and newer.

Aloft Hotel breakfast is OK and they offer a bar and a restaurant with decent prices comparable to surrounding restaurants. Laundry kind of extras are quite expensive so check prices before you use any extra. A friend of mine stayed here and he told me that the full laundry he gets (have some work jackets and trousers inside) took around 150 Singapore Dollars each time!

The pool is quite OK and it has a nice gym next to pool. The pool area  on the 10th floor is also a very nice place to hang out.

For another nice hotel which is reviewed by a friend of mine look at this blog post : Two Nights at Hotel Mermaid Bangkok. For places to stay in Bangkok, you can check our where to stay in Bangkok post.

Aloft Bangkok Sukhumvit 11 Hotel is a 4-star hotel on 35 Sukhumvit Soi 11, Klongtoey-nua, Wattana, Sukhumvit, Bangkok, Thailand.

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