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Booking of hotel madatory in bkk?

  • rhamilton

    Joined Travelfish
    8th February, 2011
    Posts: 5

    Hi, I'm leaving for Bangkok in less than 2 weeks, but i can't decide wheter or not to book accommodation ahead... I've heard a rumor that you need to state your accommodation adress in the visa controll/creation? Is that true? Should I have a such adress prepared, or can I just get by, by telling them im going down south...? Confused. :)

    Thx!

    #1 Posted: 15/2/2011 - 19:12

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  • boxee

    Joined Travelfish
    26th March, 2008
    Location Singapore
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    this is correct , they will ask you for where u are staying on the visa form , i never book ahead , but always have a hotel name and address prepared for the form


    danny

    #2 Posted: 15/2/2011 - 20:39

  • Krabiman

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    2nd January, 2011
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    They barely look at it. If you write bangkok hotel, sukhumvit or pratunam or khao san rd that will be fine. You could write Elvis Hotel if you wanted.

    #3 Posted: 16/2/2011 - 06:31

  • caseyprich

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    Agree with Krabiman. However, I also think you should book ahead - this is high season for tourists and if you are planning on spending even one night in BKK your life will be easier if you already have a room settled when you arrive - an address to give the taxi, and a place to lay your bag.

    #4 Posted: 16/2/2011 - 06:42

  • Krabiman

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    Casey is right, one less hassle if you have a room booked. I usually book 3 nights to start with so I dont have to spend anytime searching for a room. There are so many websites with reviews and booking features it's easy to find something you like.

    Hotels will have maps written in thai to give to taxi driver. All so easy.

    Baffles me why backpackers want to turn up to a foreign country and spend 1 or 2 hours looking for a room when they are jetlagged.

    #5 Posted: 16/2/2011 - 06:50

  • rhamilton

    Joined Travelfish
    8th February, 2011
    Posts: 5

    Thank you for the answers! I will most likely stay one night in bangkok as it seem now, therefor I'll book a room - then i'll have an address prepared for the VISA aswell!

    #6 Posted: 17/2/2011 - 06:20

  • Krabiman

    Joined Travelfish
    2nd January, 2011
    Posts: 223

    The address is for lost luggage and the like.

    #7 Posted: 17/2/2011 - 06:27

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