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Arriving in late (Bangkok)

  • noel59

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    Hi all,

    I am heading to Bangkok in March and will be arriving in at 4:50 to Bangkok airport. I then want to get a flight down to the islands.
    All good so far but my issue is I won't arrive into the islands till late, and since this is my first time traveling I'am a bit nervous arriving into a strange place so late.
    So I was going to in a hotel near the Bangkok airport and get an early flight down to the islands the next day.

    This is sound reasonable? Anyone with any other suggestions?

    Thanks for that,
    Noel

    #1 Posted: 28/1/2011 - 21:49

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  • MADMAC

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    Noel, I'm assuming you want a beach vacation and you want to maximize your time at said beach. I am also assuming you mean 4:50 PM. In that case, yes, spend a night in Bangkok. It's a cool place for an evening. If you have a specific interest or hobby, you might find a place to entertain it for that evening as well. A little research on the net is all it takes. I love to dance, and always go dancing when in Bangkok.

    #2 Posted: 28/1/2011 - 22:10

  • noel59

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    Thanks for that MADMAC.
    All assumptions correct and I was in the mindset of not moving too far away from the airport but I am in plenty early to get some accommodation and go explore.

    Thanks again,
    Noel

    #3 Posted: 28/1/2011 - 22:19

  • guava_girl

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    With the train now going into the airport you will find that it is very easy to get into the city to explore and sleep and then back to the airport the following day.

    #4 Posted: 30/1/2011 - 07:53

  • Tennouji

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    I think it's very sensible not to arrive in a new place at night, if only to save yourself worry.

    If you are very tired after the flight, you could stay in one of the new hotels near to the airport.
    I've stayed here http://www.silvergoldgarden.com/rooms.htm Around 1000 baht with free pick up/drop off and large, comfy clean rooms - just the thing after a long flight!

    #5 Posted: 30/1/2011 - 20:42

  • tjeered

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    4:50pm? you will still find something, even around KSR but it takes some time - and cheapest places are taken by then..

    #6 Posted: 30/1/2011 - 22:31

  • MADMAC

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    He didn't sound like KSR was the location he'd be heading to...

    #7 Posted: 30/1/2011 - 23:32

  • Krabiman

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    Pointless staying near the airport as there is nothing there.

    Either fly to islands straight away - easy to find your way around the islands at night or stay in the heart of bangkok and see some things. Staying for 1 night then flying out early you will see very little. Stay 2 nights or fly straight away.

    #8 Posted: 31/1/2011 - 08:09

  • MADMAC

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    Depending on how long his flight is, flying straight away isn't appealing to me personally. But I am inclined to agree with Krabiman, stay a couple of nights and check out Bangkok. It's not a beautiful place, but it is an interesting place. Couple of nights to adjust for jet lag purposes, see some sights and get your feet on the ground, and then head south. If it were me, that's what I'd do.

    #9 Posted: 31/1/2011 - 10:00

  • Thomas922

    Joined Travelfish
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    I am adding to the check out BKK list!

    #10 Posted: 31/1/2011 - 18:33

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  • busgen

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    5th April, 2006
    Posts: 7

    This hotel will be perfect for you:
    Queens Gerden Resort.
    Only 10 mins from the airport and they arrange airport pick ups and drop offs.
    http://queensgardenresort.net/

    Booking can be done directly or using one of the booking sites (please shop around).

    Tip: Ask for a room on floor 2, 3, or 4. Groundfloor is a bit noisy and has no view at all.

    #11 Posted: 1/2/2011 - 16:44

  • busgen

    Joined Travelfish
    5th April, 2006
    Posts: 7

    This hotel will be perfect for you:
    Queens Gerden Resort.
    Only 10 mins from the airport and they arrange airport pick ups and drop offs.
    http://queensgardenresort.net/

    Booking can be done directly or using one of the booking sites (please shop around).

    Tip: Ask for a room on floor 2, 3, or 4. Groundfloor is a bit noisy and has no view at all.

    #12 Posted: 1/2/2011 - 16:45

  • busgen

    Joined Travelfish
    5th April, 2006
    Posts: 7

    This hotel will be perfect for you:
    Queens Gerden Resort.
    Only 10 mins from the airport and they arrange airport pick ups and drop offs.
    http://queensgardenresort.net/

    Booking can be done directly or using one of the booking sites (please shop around).

    Tip: Ask for a room on floor 2, 3, or 4. Groundfloor is a bit noisy and has no view at all.

    #13 Posted: 1/2/2011 - 16:45

  • busgen

    Joined Travelfish
    5th April, 2006
    Posts: 7

    This hotel will be perfect for you:
    Queens Gerden Resort.
    Only 10 mins from the airport and they arrange airport pick ups and drop offs.
    http://queensgardenresort.net/

    Booking can be done directly or using one of the booking sites (please shop around).

    Tip: Ask for a room on floor 2, 3, or 4. Groundfloor is a bit noisy and has no view at all.

    #14 Posted: 1/2/2011 - 16:45

  • Krabiman

    Joined Travelfish
    2nd January, 2011
    Posts: 223

    4 ads for the same hotel in the middle of nowhere. Must be desperate for customers.

    #15 Posted: 1/2/2011 - 16:59

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