A Guide to Finding the Best Short-Term Accommodation in Bangkok
If you are planning a short stay in the amazing city of Bangkok, there are many accommodation options, with hotels ranging from basic to 5-star and everything in between, yet hotels are expensive, and there are short-term rentals in Bangkok in the form of serviced apartments.
Using the Internet
Perhaps the best area to look for short term rentals is along the Sukhumvit Road, with Ekkamai and Thong-Lor both offering good deals for those wishing to stay of a few days or longer. An online search would help you locate a suitable short-term rental in Ekkamai, Bangkok, where you can view the complex and find out about the amenities offered. Once you find the right apartment, you can book online, which is usually the cheapest way to reserve accommodation.
Of course, it is a good idea to read some of the online reviews from people that have used a particular short-stay apartment complex, to see how they felt about the overall service, and most people are happy to leave a few online comments relating to their accommodation experience. Comments might be about general service, the use of amenities and what facilities can be found nearby, which really does help if you are looking for specific things.
Typical facilities that you would find in a serviced apartment in Ekkamai would include the following:
- Swimming Pool
- Fitness Room
- Rooftop Garden
- Maid Service
- Laundry Service
- Restaurants & Convenience Store
The BTS Skytrain runs the length of Sukhumvit Road and if you stay in Ekkamai, you are only a few minutes’ walk from the BTS station.
As you may already be aware, there are thousands of brightly coloured taxis in this huge metropolis, and you can hail them from the sidewalk, just make sure the red light is illuminated (shows the taxi is vacant). There is a standard charge of 35 baht, then the meter rises according to distance, and when compared to Europe or the US, Bangkok taxis are very cheap, and with comfort and a/c, taxis are a popular way to get around in Bangkok.
The system is being expanded and already covers most of the inner city, and like all other mass transport systems, it is easy to use and offers a fast and cheap way to move about the city. Search online for maps and information about buying tickets and opening and closing times.
If you stay around the Sukhumvit Road area, you are ideally located to enjoy the many attractions to be found in Bangkok.