Thursday, January 3, 2019

Where To Stay In Bangkok? (Updated Photos)

This is not a paid post. 
All comments and opinion are solely mine. 
It is written at my own discretion. 

Hola! Sawasdee Krub. Today is my 3rd day in Bangkok. It has been the best trip with so much new excitement for us. My trip is much spaced out with ample time to catch up with new places to explore and visit my friends and relatives.  It was 5 years ago when my whole family flew to Bangkok for just one night together with both my late parents to attend the funeral of my mother's brother. You can read about how Thai funeral is... HERE.

You can say that this trip would be a mixture of sorts with WORKATION besides catching up with some close Thai celebrity friends and Royalty cousins. Sounds so glamorous! I will share the places we visited and food eaten in next coming posts.

We stayed at a brand new condo named IDEO S93 which was just opened this month. It belongs to my good friend Prute Mumi who is a famous London Trained Hair Stylist who often appeared on Thai TV and socialite news. 



This brand new studio unit is strategically located along the busy and prime Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok.




 The luxury condo comes with a very beautiful lobby that looks better than our St.Regis, Ritz Carlton or Hilton! I am not kidding and you need to see for yourself.


They have many tables with comfy chairs for guests to sit in the lobby.



Further up the lobby, they have big cushions for the guests to laze and relax in their dreams! 




You can enjoy the lovely panoramic view of the city from the 17th. floor studio unit!



The security is good and it is close to all the infrastructure.




It has very relaxing swimming pool and fitness gym with sauna.




The bed is very comfortable with good view beside. The whole area is spacious at 35 sq.m.
The bedroom comes with attached bathroom and a separate living room, dining & kitchen
area which gave me the needed privacy when guests came over to visit.
The whole studio unit is fully air-conditioned.




The well appointed studio comes with a nice bathroom with all your soap and shampoo toiletries.





There is a modern compact kitchen for you to cook simple easy meals or make coffee.




The compact kitchen has a fridge with bottles of clean mineral water, microwave, stove, toaster, kettle, sink and cutlery of plates, glasses and fork/spoons.




You can enjoy a meal with your loved ones.




Look! The biggest bonus is that the whole new condo is conveniently linked to Bang Chak BTS Station which could connect to everywhere in Bangkok which includes the Chatujak Market, Erawan Shrine, Bang Na and Don Muang Airport (2019 completion) You can walk to the Bang Chak BTS Station in less than 100 steps! I have observed that there is no residential property or hotel along the whole stretch of Sukhumvit Road that is so close to the steps leading up to the BTS Station. Seeing is believing!


My designer friend Mumi is renting out his studio unit to bona fide guests for around 2,500 Thai Bahts a night. Write to him now for bookings and tell him that you are my reader. He will definitely give you discount.

Email: prute_w@yahoo.com



This is my good celebrity friend Prute Mumi. 
You can be his friend too!


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38 comments:

  1. I will share this post with my friends who like to visit Bkk!

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    1. Thank you for sharing! This is a good deal as we cannot find any hotel room of that studio size along Sukhumvit Road. Though it is further up that street, the BTS train runs fast to reach Chidlom within few minutes. The big money saved could go shopping!

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  2. Fabulous friend with fabulous property.

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    1. This fabulous friend is very warm, friendly and funny too! He made us laugh so much. You will love him too.

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  3. Your friend looks every bit the designer. You are so well connected and knowledgeable, so before going to Thailand, must consult you first!

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    1. Yes you need to consult me before you visit Bangkok or Japan. My fees would be your pickled jeruk, peanut butter banana cake or fried spiral pasta. There is no free lunch in this world lah! Wakakakakaka

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  4. Wah, you always rub shoulders with the rich and famous! ;) Your friend (and his condo) look very gaya and kaya...hihihi! :D

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    1. I only rubbed shoulders to smell their B.O. but their money is all theirs. No one shared with me when my boss didn't pay me salary since April. Good bye cruel world. Sobs! LOLOL

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  5. Wah, you’ve so many VIP friends! The condo looks cool! Thanks for the lobang! Happy holidays, Tan!

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    1. I think you would be getting free stays at Hilton again. They always rolled red carpets for you.

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  6. The condo is so conveniently located, just next to the BTS station and it looks so comfortable like a hotel.

    Your friend reminds me of the rich and famous David Gan, a famed Malaysian stylist who founded the Passion Hair Salon and became one of the most celebrated stylists in Singapore. His clientele includes celebrities like Fann Wong, Joanne Peh, and Zhang Ziyi.

    Enjoy your holidays in BKK, TM.

    I love Bangkok.

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    1. I have heard of Passion Hair Salon as they have few outlets in Malaysia too. I must check out David Gan's profile to see his face. Hope you will invite Jose to visit Bangkok and stay there.

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  7. Wah! Thanks Anay for the tip.
    I'm planning to run in Bangkok this year so can ask for your suggestions on where to stay or not? hehe

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    1. You are most welcome! I think this studio would be good enough as the BTS would connect to all train lines around Bangkok City unless you are running at the next province.

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  8. Nice place your friend has there. I remember Sukhumvit and the BTS Station. I miss Bangkok already. Maybe it is time to plan a trip back to bangkok this year :)

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    1. I am thinking of a trip to Phuket or Hua Hin while you are thinking of Bangkok. This city is great when comes to food and shopping.

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  9. Wow ,your good friend is hip and smart and chic and street wise !

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    1. You can easily spot him as he is the famous face from Chalachol! He has to dress from top to toe everyday.

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  10. the bad or perhaps good thing about BKK is that I find it absolutely boring and tiresome these days. Nothing exciting and nothing to buy as well.

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    1. I could understand your concern as I hardly visit Bangkok too. I have been going to other countries instead, just like you. If you have a lover there, it would be another story, right?? LOL

      Everyday I was meeting friends and relatives, so it was fun without any sightseeing.

      Their shopping at Pratunam is always attracting ladies and young men alike. You are still young man lah.

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  11. Ah, having your wife and yourself in the photos give the studio more warmth for the personal human touch!

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    1. Earlier I posted all the photos from my tiny phone and realised I was missing! LOL

      Thank you for the compliments and I always welcome good or bad comments to help me to improve better.

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  12. I like the photo of you and your wifey besides the Christmas Tree, it is so nice to see you guys, by the way, there is something waiting for you in your mail when you are back to Malaysia, hee hee hee

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    1. Thank you for your kind compliments and I will wait for the mail. Thank you again.

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  13. I heard much feedback on Bangkok, all are good reviews!! I want to go again some day... shopping and food paradise!

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    1. Bangkok is full of excitement when comes to shopping and eating authentic Thai food.

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  14. At first I thought the final photo is you until I read and see properly, it's your good celebrity friend pula. Hahaha....
    I love how cozy the lobby is..

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    1. How I wished the last photo is me! That friend has the Pan-Asian looks.

      The lobby is very huge with many comfy chairs and private corners.

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  15. I always thought that the hotels or serviced apartment in BKK is tastefully designed, and posh. And ur friend is fast keeping up with this by designing his studio unit like a 5-star serviced apartment! And he is very stylo!

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    1. You are right about this friend. He is always posing new looks everyday on the social media and has large followers too. Good sense of dressing and grooming is an Art too. My friend is naturally talented.

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  16. Oh very nice place darling
    thanks for share with us
    amazing photos
    xx

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  17. nice place..thanks for sharing pictures...happy new year...just visit again..

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  18. Wow...your celebrity friends really know how to dress. :) Dress to impress. RM300++ to stay in that hotel sounds reasonable to me. Besides you get to stay near the MRT. So it is really convenient.

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  19. Very nice accommodation, TM.

    Hi Prute Mumi.

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  20. Hi TM,

    Happy belated new year! Thanks for the recommendation! Hope can visit Bangkok this year and stay at IDEO S93.. Ehmm.. your friend own the whole block ah? or one studio only.. hahah..

    Okay, looking forward to your other post on places to visit in Bangkok.. kobkhun ka..

    Regards, Norick





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  21. Nice, this is really a good tip for those looking for something nice to stay in BKK. The thing is, my next travel blog is Bangkok and i am happy to share it with you and check how i'd enjoyed TH!

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