Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Almaty Adventure: Bangkok Layover

The first part of the trip involve flying on Air Asia from Penang to Bangkok, spending an overnight in Bangkok and then leaving to Hong Kong early the next day. The flights on Air Asia was the typical Air Asia flights - not enough leg room, packed but cheap enough to bear for the couple of hours.

We stayed nearby the Suvarnabhumi at Kriss Residence Hotel. Since it was only for a couple of hours, we decided to go on the cheap. The rooms in the hotel was clean and adequate and even included free transfer to and from the airport all for a rate of ~800 Baht a night. The Novotel at the airport would have cost 5 times more! 

The only thing lacking about the hotel is it's location. The hotel was located in a row of shops that we didn't have anything around it except for a 7-11 across the street. It was pretty dark and there were stray dogs running around that didn't bother us but could be scary for some folks. The closest restaurant and massage we found was a 5 minute walk away where we got good cheap, authentic Thai food and massage.

In summary, I wouldn't mind coming back if we needed a cheap place to sleep during a future Bangkok layover. There are plenty of other options nearby that we found on Google and wouldn't mind trying that as well.

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