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3 Nights in Bangkok - where to stay?

  • ebrown12

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    I am starting my SEA trip with three nights in Bangkok and am very undecided about where will be a good base to stay.

    From reading many posts and looking at a map, I am undecided between somewhere like Baan Dinso, in the old town area - the accommodation itself looks amazing, not too close to KSR, but in the old town - which is where it seems like most of the attractions I will be visiting in 3 days are. Only negatives, seem to be public transport, flying into Suvarnabhumi would have to make many public transport connections - which doesn't seem easy first arriving in a new city or a taxi everywhere.

    My second choice is the Silom area, looking at Siam Heritage Boutique Hotel. I like it because of its locations on the metro lines - one metro stop down to the river for a water taxi into old town. But am I just going to end up catching the metro/water taxi into old town each day - when it would be easier just to stay there?

    Any advice would be much appreciated?

    #1 Posted: 29/10/2013 - 11:07

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    As you say the main difference is public transport, though I'm not sure what you mean by catching a water taxi into the old town -- do you mean going up the river to the Royal Palace area?

    If your primary consideration is sightseeing rather than shopping, I'd say Baan Dinso is the better option - we have a detailed review of that place here.

    #2 Posted: 29/10/2013 - 19:34

  • LeonardCohe-
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    Anywhere near the Skytrain is good really.

    #3 Posted: 30/10/2013 - 04:49

  • captainbkk

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    As for NOW Bn Dinso is about the worst of all 3000+ places in BKK here. Its smack right beside the demo=MOB. Niot that its dangerous, but its noise 24 hrs full blast and a giant traffic mess.
    They advertise ''eco'' rooms for 650 bt and have many signs for lower price for extension of stay or long-time. Its NOT a hostel, nor really is its parent in a wooden house a little onward in that street, I really wonder why they ever got that label. They have giant mark-ups for bookable things like transp. etc. Clearly preying on ignorant newbees.

    #4 Posted: 13/11/2013 - 01:14

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