Clean rooms and a pool
Looming over one of the quietest streets in the otherwise bustling Victory Monument area, Le Tada Parkview offers comfortable rooms, helpful service and several extras that make it a solid option for flashpackers. The views of Santi Park don’t hurt either.
The complex includes two buildings: the seven-storey white one is where you’ll find reception and most of the rooms that are available by the night. The older yellow building is mainly a residence of the same name, though we were told that some rooms are also available here by the night. After receiving a polite welcome from a pair of English-speaking receptionists, we were quickly shuttled into the lift to check out a superior room.
While it won’t stick in your memories long after you’ve left, we found the room to be clean, comfy and functional. Wall-to-ceiling windows afford a view over the park and you can also see Baiyoke Tower II if you crane your neck a bit. The bed and linens felt soft, while the spacious bathrooms had a rain showerhead in addition to a moveable showerhead behind a glass divider. All rooms come with a long desk, large LCD TV, free WiFi, air-con, fridge, safe, coffee/tea facilities, slippers and at least one chair. Some have pool views as well.
A spacious, if uninspiring, restaurant on the second floor serves breakfast and espresso, while a neighbouring fitness room is small but fully stocked with modern equipment. If you’re not into treadmills, pop over to the park to join hundreds of joggers at dusk. Also on the second floor, a medium-size swimming pool lacks a bar and is not the most atmospheric place to unwind, but it will cool you off after a day of sightseeing. The hotel also has a roofed car park.
Walk five minutes in either direction and you’ll find loads of street food, neighbourhood pubs and markets on Rangnam and Ratchawithi roads. Victory Monument BTS station is no more than a 10-minute walk to the west, but Ratchawithi Soi 3 is removed from the bustle thanks to the park and other residential buildings. Some good coffee shops are found on this lane.
If you’re looking for a cheaper hotel and don’t care for a pool and fitness centre, the nearby Hotel de Bangkok, Bizotel and True Siam Hotel all offer well-equipped rooms from 1,200 to 1,800 baht. You’ll also find several residential buildings in this vicinity that are well suited to a longer stay.
Address: 440/58 Ratchawithi Soi 3, Bangkok
T: (02) 245 5198 ;
Coordinates (for GPS): 100º32'24.51" E, 13º45'41.86" N
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Room rates: 1,500B to 4,000B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Superior double room||2,000 baht||2,000 baht|
|Deluxe double room||2,500 baht||2,500 baht|
|Family room||3,000 baht||3,000 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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