The Suk11 is the best option for travellers who need to keep an eye on the travel budget but still want to have some comfort. The four-storey bamboo-house is family-run and reminds you of surfers, Bali and beaches - except for the traffic that is rushing outside instead of the sea. The rooms are nevertheless relatively quiet, some of them even have big jungle plants in front of their windows and all of them are equipped with an air conditioning system. Single rooms are available starting from 13 Euros, including breakfast. The big family room deluxe costs around 36 Euros per night. The whole house is decorated with memories, stories, souvenirs and little notes which have been left by travellers from all over the world. Already at the entrance one can feel the informal feel-good atmosphere. And: The Suk11 is located excellently for all those who want to meet new people and hurl themselves into the nightlife. Some of the city's best clubs and bars are in the next street. One Soi down there is Nana, the red light district. But the Suk11 has strict rules concerning this matter: Strangers are by no means allowed to be in any rooms.
Le Méridien, Peninsula and Co. should pay attention: The brand new Hansar is a fantastic luxury hotel in Bangkok. The offerings are sumptuous and after the low-priced opening, the prices for a suite (150 Euros) are levelling off at the standard of the neighbouring Four Seasons, although the reception very often provides the guests with free upgrades. The whole house is kept in calm earth tones, there is a spacious, wooden terrace with enough lying surfaces along the (relatively flat) pools and on the rooftop there is a second patio for festivities - and breathtaking photos. The rooms are all classy and elegant with unusual treats to look at. Lusciously green wall-gardens and comfortable carpet floors instead of the usual wooden ones are in all rooms. In addition, the mini-bar is free, just like the high speed Internet. The suites with view on the Royal Bangkok are perfectly suitable to unwind after an exciting day.
If a decorated elephant would turn around the corner, it wouldn't be surprising. After all, one feels like in Siam (Thailand's former official name) a hundred years ago. The twelve suites (starting from 165 Euros a night) are in colonial-style. They are admittedly rather small, but they convince with authentic furniture: Under one's feet dark, shiny floors are creaking, on the little tables there are real antiques and one won't even want to get out of the linen tester beds - except you want to take a bath in the handcrafted copper bathtub. The books in the library radiate the scent of bygone times, and the pool under the palms is very attracting. In the meanwhile, the elegant restaurant is filled with Bangkok's gourmets who arrive with their old Jaguars and shiny Mercedes. But: Despite the price, do not expect all comforts of an ordinary, modern luxury hotel in the style of a Marriott or Peninsula! The Eugenia has the kinks of an old lady. But this is exactly what makes it so charming.