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Family accommodation

Posted by deborahkytic on 7/3/2010 at 11:01

We are a family of 5 - two adults and three small children. Does anyone have recommendations of good places to stay that don't cost a fortune because you are forced to get ajoining rooms. In Europe it is is easy with lots of small apartment hotels which can easily accommodate five - what is the Asian equivilant? Seems most places insist on at least two rooms and no self contained faciltiies - we don't want kids club resorts but authentic places where our whole family is welcome.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 8/3/2010 at 08:39 admin

There isn't really an Asian equivelant to what you're describing. I can count the places I've seen with a kitchenette on probably two hands and one foot. Generally you'll be looking for what are referred to as "Family rooms". On the beach these may be an extra sized bungalow, or a bungalow with two rooms, while for hotel/guesthouse style rooms it will be a single rooms with three or four beds in it.

If you're kids are comfortable in the one bed, getting a double room in Chinese style hotels will generally get you two massive double beds -- that can sometimes work.

Hope that helps!

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Posted by MADMAC on 10/3/2010 at 10:38

I've seen self contained suites in Bangkok - but they're pricey.

Even normal apartments here (the authentic ones that locals tend to stay in) have no kitchens. People cook on small cook stoves and wash plates and silverware in the bathroom sink.

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