Comfy spot removed from the action
The Moonite gets the job done as a smallish midrange option with creature comforts and an attentive staff.
The four-storey light grey building is rather plain, with nothing very “boutique” about it, but designers did pull off a sense of sophistication. Accessed by a lift, rooms are decked out with firm beds, good-quality linens, widescreen satellite TVs, desks, minibars, safes, hair dryers and squeaky clean bathrooms with rain-showers in addition to moveable shower heads partitioned behind glass doors. Colourful abstract art adds a splash of colour to rooms that otherwise feature a lot of white, grey and tan. The cheapest “mini rooms” are cramped, with beds on low wooden platforms. The “medi” and “maxi” rooms are worth the extra 200-400 baht for the additional space, while good-value suites come with wrap-around sofas in separate living rooms. The included breakfast is served in a bright ground-floor cafe. Just past the British and Swiss embassies on leafy Withayu (Wireless) Road, the quiet location puts you within a 10-minute walk of Pratunam and the Skytrain at Chid Lom or Phloen Chit BTS stations. Khlong boats can be caught at neighbouring Wireless pier. If you want something a bit cheaper and closer to the skytrain, you could do worse than Golden House on a tiny alley off Phloen Chit Road.
Address: 5/3-6 Wireless Rd, Bangkok
T: (02) 655 5501; F: (02) 655 5502
Coordinates (for GPS): 100º32'52.53" E, 13º44'51.57" N
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Room rates: 1,500B to 4,000B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||1,900 baht||1,900 baht|
|Superior double room||2,100 baht||2,100 baht|
|Deluxe double room||2,300 baht||2,300 baht|
|Suite||2,700 baht||2,700 baht|
David Luekens first came to Thailand in 2005 when Thai friends from his former home of Burlington, Vermont led him on a life-changing trip. Based in Thailand since 2011, he spends much of his time eating in Bangkok street markets and island hopping the Andaman Sea.
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