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Arriving in late (Bangkok)

Posted by noel59 on 28/1/2011 at 21:49

Hi all,

I am heading to Bangkok in March and will be arriving in at 4:50 to Bangkok airport. I then want to get a flight down to the islands.
All good so far but my issue is I won't arrive into the islands till late, and since this is my first time traveling I'am a bit nervous arriving into a strange place so late.
So I was going to in a hotel near the Bangkok airport and get an early flight down to the islands the next day.

This is sound reasonable? Anyone with any other suggestions?

Thanks for that,
Noel

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Posted by MADMAC on 28/1/2011 at 22:10

Noel, I'm assuming you want a beach vacation and you want to maximize your time at said beach. I am also assuming you mean 4:50 PM. In that case, yes, spend a night in Bangkok. It's a cool place for an evening. If you have a specific interest or hobby, you might find a place to entertain it for that evening as well. A little research on the net is all it takes. I love to dance, and always go dancing when in Bangkok.

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Posted by noel59 on 28/1/2011 at 22:19

Thanks for that MADMAC.
All assumptions correct and I was in the mindset of not moving too far away from the airport but I am in plenty early to get some accommodation and go explore.

Thanks again,
Noel

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Posted by guava_girl on 30/1/2011 at 07:53

With the train now going into the airport you will find that it is very easy to get into the city to explore and sleep and then back to the airport the following day.

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Posted by Tennouji on 30/1/2011 at 20:42

I think it's very sensible not to arrive in a new place at night, if only to save yourself worry.

If you are very tired after the flight, you could stay in one of the new hotels near to the airport.
I've stayed here http://www.silvergoldgarden.com/rooms.htm Around 1000 baht with free pick up/drop off and large, comfy clean rooms - just the thing after a long flight!

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Posted by tjeered on 30/1/2011 at 22:31

4:50pm? you will still find something, even around KSR but it takes some time - and cheapest places are taken by then..

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Posted by MADMAC on 30/1/2011 at 23:32

He didn't sound like KSR was the location he'd be heading to...

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Posted by Krabiman on 31/1/2011 at 08:09

Pointless staying near the airport as there is nothing there.

Either fly to islands straight away - easy to find your way around the islands at night or stay in the heart of bangkok and see some things. Staying for 1 night then flying out early you will see very little. Stay 2 nights or fly straight away.

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Posted by MADMAC on 31/1/2011 at 10:00

Depending on how long his flight is, flying straight away isn't appealing to me personally. But I am inclined to agree with Krabiman, stay a couple of nights and check out Bangkok. It's not a beautiful place, but it is an interesting place. Couple of nights to adjust for jet lag purposes, see some sights and get your feet on the ground, and then head south. If it were me, that's what I'd do.

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Posted by Thomas922 on 31/1/2011 at 18:33

I am adding to the check out BKK list!

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Posted by busgen on 1/2/2011 at 16:44

This hotel will be perfect for you:
Queens Gerden Resort.
Only 10 mins from the airport and they arrange airport pick ups and drop offs.
http://queensgardenresort.net/

Booking can be done directly or using one of the booking sites (please shop around).

Tip: Ask for a room on floor 2, 3, or 4. Groundfloor is a bit noisy and has no view at all.

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Posted by busgen on 1/2/2011 at 16:45

This hotel will be perfect for you:
Queens Gerden Resort.
Only 10 mins from the airport and they arrange airport pick ups and drop offs.
http://queensgardenresort.net/

Booking can be done directly or using one of the booking sites (please shop around).

Tip: Ask for a room on floor 2, 3, or 4. Groundfloor is a bit noisy and has no view at all.

#12 busgen has been a member since 5/4/2006. Posts: 7

Posted by busgen on 1/2/2011 at 16:45

This hotel will be perfect for you:
Queens Gerden Resort.
Only 10 mins from the airport and they arrange airport pick ups and drop offs.
http://queensgardenresort.net/

Booking can be done directly or using one of the booking sites (please shop around).

Tip: Ask for a room on floor 2, 3, or 4. Groundfloor is a bit noisy and has no view at all.

#13 busgen has been a member since 5/4/2006. Posts: 7

Posted by busgen on 1/2/2011 at 16:45

This hotel will be perfect for you:
Queens Gerden Resort.
Only 10 mins from the airport and they arrange airport pick ups and drop offs.
http://queensgardenresort.net/

Booking can be done directly or using one of the booking sites (please shop around).

Tip: Ask for a room on floor 2, 3, or 4. Groundfloor is a bit noisy and has no view at all.

#14 busgen has been a member since 5/4/2006. Posts: 7

Posted by Krabiman on 1/2/2011 at 16:59

4 ads for the same hotel in the middle of nowhere. Must be desperate for customers.

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