Homely spot next to Bumrungrad Hospital
The Oasis occupies a pair of small buildings painted bright yellow and red, located across the street from one another on a sleepy lane next to Bumrungrad International Hospital.
It’s an obvious choice if you’ve come down with malaria or fancy some plastic surgery, but the location is strategic even if medical care isn’t in your plans. Rooms are all similarly outfitted with air-con, TVs, safes, mini-fridges and hot-water bathrooms, but each is a little different from the next so it’s worth checking out a few. The best rooms come with sofas and balconies and are located on the upper floors of the main building that houses reception and a small cafe, but keep in mind that there’s no lift (especially if you’re staying there after surgery!). “Economy rooms” are set in the smaller building and, while reasonably comfortable, come with minimal windows and less space. Beds are soft and the rooms we checked out appeared clean. Our only complaint was the painfully hot-pink walls in one of the larger rooms. This is a small family-run spot; the staff members we encountered weren’t overly friendly but they did a fair job of answering our questions and were quick to show us the rooms. Free WiFi may be patchy. If you don’t mind spending considerably more, neighbouring Ad Lib Hotel is a modern upscale spot, or you could walk a little further to the phenomenal AriyasomVilla.
Address: 230/8 Sukhumvit Soi 1 (in the alley directly south of Bumrungrad Hospital), Bangkok
T: (02) 655 5181, (02) 542 285;
Coordinates (for GPS): 100º33'8.78" E, 13º44'42.52" N
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Room rates: 600B to 1,500B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||1,200 baht||1,400 baht|
|Superior double room||1,400 baht||1,600 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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