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Choosing A Hotel In Bangkok

Choosing the wrong hotel anywhere can ruin your holiday or business trip, so it is well worth doing some research before your trip.

If you are traveling on business then it makes sense to be based near where most of your meetings or work will be taking place. If you are traveling for pleasure than many other factors come into play.

Firstly, a budget will probably be the driving factor for your selection, secondly the hotel’s amenities such as swimming pool, restaurant, and bar, gymnasium etc. Thirdly the location is very often critical, there is no point staying at the cheapest hotel if it is miles away from all the action.

Bangkok’s Areas

Like any city, Bangkok is split up into districts and some are renowned for certain activities than others. As a general guide, a hotel on the public transport system is preferable. Look at the hotel’s location and see if it is on the MRT or BTS line.


This prominent artery in the center of Bangkok is alive with shopping, restaurants, and nightlife. Many of the bars and restaurants have a western feel to them, due to a large number of foreigners frequenting the area.

Sukhumvit is on the Skytrain route, so getting around is really easy. There is a large choice of accommodation, from all aspects of the price range.

Be prepared to walk a lot, as things tend to be spread out along the length of the road.


If you are a shopaholic then Siam is for you. The best malls in Bangkok are located in Siam: MBK, Siam Center and Siam Paragon. The area is lively and busy, with shoppers, students, locals, tourists and office workers.
Siam is a fairly compact area and on the BTS route. Although Siam offers good shopping and dining, you will struggle to find genuine Thailand here.


Silom is two different areas in one, by day it is the heart of Bangkok’s financial district with tall skyscrapers and bustling streets of office workers. By night Silom transforms into an entertainment zone, with infamous red-light nightlife highlighted by Patpong.

The diversity of restaurants, bars, local shopping, cafes is a big attraction of Silom. There is a good choice of accommodation to be found, from 5-star luxury right to backpacker hostels.

Silom’s traffic is a nightmare but there are numerous BTS and MRT stations in the area.


Khaosan or the Old City is the home of Bangkok’s most spectacular and revered historical attractions, among them the Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew and Wat Pho.

The Khaosan Road is famous for backpackers as there is a plethora of budget guesthouses, internet cafes, lively bars and karaoke places.

The area is fairly difficult to get in and out of, plus many of the shopping and eating outlets are leaning towards the tourist.

The V20 Boutique Hotel is ideal for both tourists and businessmen, strategically located on the BTS system, anywhere in the city is accessible. Contact the V20 Boutique Hotel today to reserve your accommodation.

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