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The Atlanta

A Bangkok institution

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Better than expected
A little bit over my budget, paid 642 baht for single air-con with bathrooom, i still think this pla...

By dementior

What we say: 4 stars

This institution opened in 1952, and it appears to have not changed since then. It's a bit of a shame as the foyer promises mystery and charm but the rooms themselves are dreary. As it is, the Atlanta is often full, with people seduced by the foyer, quirky pool and eclectic notices around the place posted by founder Dr Max Henn. The rooms have none of the charm the rest of the place does and the mattresses are either rock hard or disturbingly soft. The food in the restaurant is outstanding, with the decor 50s style and some of the 60s grime still around. It's fun for what it is, but the we're quirky so love us! attitude can be a bit much. The Atlanta is located at the very end of the soi. When you reach the church it's the abandoned-looking building on your right. It's the quietest soi in the neighbourhood, but borders the freeway, so front facing rooms are a bit quieter. Their strict anti-sex tourist policy extends to those who look like sex-workers, so travellers with Thai boy/girlfriends take note.


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78 Sukhumvit Soi 2, Bangkok.  T: (02) 252 6069 F: (02) 656 8123  
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What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Dbl fan private b'room 700 baht 700 baht No hot water
Dbl air-con private b'room 800 baht 800 baht
Family room 1,700 baht 1,700 baht
Sgl air-con private b'room 600 baht 600 baht
Sgl fan private b'room 500 baht 500 baht No hot water

Added to Travelfish on: 16th July, 2004
Last visited or updated on: 28th November, 2011

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Better than expected
By dementior, 07 March 2011
4.0  stars

Truly bizarre
By matthewsouls, 14 July 2010
2.0  stars

Loved it
By echo75, 17 March 2009
4.0  stars

Quality of food exaggerated
By RotPickup, 04 February 2009
3.0  stars

Come for the food and ambience
By jenstew55, 14 January 2009
3.0  stars

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