I am going to bangkok in august for the first time and would like some advice on places to stay and best areas for shopping and nearest to traind etc. do not want luxury stay .
Siam Square is an excellent area for shopping and near the Skytrain. Take a look at this hotel, don't know if it is too expensive. It is comfortable but i would not say luxury
Thanks david will check it out
Hi, You will be in for an exciting time, a great city with something for everyone. I first visited Bangkok way back in 1977 and most recent visit was March 2016. We have visited at least 8 times since 2002 and usually stay in the Siam district, very close to the Skytrain which makes moving around Bangkok very fast with the inexpensive day pass.
Walking distance to many of the major Department stores such as Siam Paragon, MBK.
We like to stay at the Pathumwan Princess Hotel which is located next to the MBK Department store and another easy undercover walk to the Siam Paragon Department store, with other major shops nearby.
There are dozens of hotels, apartments etc nearby to suit every budget, just visit some of the internet booking sites and check the reviews. Some we use are:
Also recommend you take some day trips out of Bangkok such as Bridge on the River Kwai etc etc. They are cheap, early morning pick up from your hotel and delivery back to your hotel. You do not have to book prior to arrival in Bangkok, most hotels have a tour desk or can tell you where a nearby travel agency is located.
Thankyou Mikebb most helpful
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I agree Siam square is the best area to stay if you are a shopper. Big malls are in that area and near sky train is very convenient place
Look up the Pathumwan Princess Hotel. Maybe it's is in your price range. (What price range for a hotel per night are you looking for?) Cheaper hotels available.
This Pathumwan Princess hotel is next to MBK Mall. Also located at a Skytrain (BTS) stop. The Skytrain can take you to other parts of Bangkok and connect with the Airport Rail Link from Suvarnabhumi.
BTS Skytrain map:
Pratunam area is popular with shoppers. Maybe a little dead late at night unlike hotels in the Sukhumvit Nana or Asoke area. (For hotel advice you should include a price range so you get hotel recommendations that are not too cheap or not too expensive.)
Pratunam area. Baiyoke Boutique Hotel. Close to the Airport Rail Link. The Rail Link connects with the Skytrain and with the subway. Walk to hotel from Rail Link, walk to shopping.
August is low season for hotel prices. It will be easy to get a room with a walk-in.
I have stayed both in Sukhumvit and Pratunam areas. Like some of them say above, Sukhumvit/Nana areas are more active than Pratunam even though Pratunam is the shopping area...
You called that discussion? is a recommendation to the OP ......what's your answer of recommended place to stay?
you can cek the hotel price in Pratunam areas, and the best one u can got price price flyers taped on a lamppost, but i recommend u can try the first hotel at Pratunam 14/20-29 Soi Phetchaburi 19, Khwaeng Thanon Phaya Thai, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand, GoodLuck
I agree with the above suggestions. Looks like staying in the Pratunam area is the most ideal and accessible for you.
For shopping I'd suggest staying near the Sukhumvit Road for easy access to the BTS line, a lot of the BTS stations have great shopping malls linked with them. I liked staying at ZEN Rooms Sukhumvit Soi 22, the location was great, only a few minutes walk to the BTS. I booked it on their website [original link] , it was the cheapest there.