April 1, 2011

Bangkok–Salil Hotel

There are many areas to stay in Bangkok however owing to the chronic traffic issues anywhere near the Bangkok Sky Train (BTS) is my preference. Over the years I’ve stayed in several locations however one of my favourite places is Soi 8 Sukhumvit.

This soi is located next to Nana BTS station and is ano through road so after the first 150m its pretty quiet and has a reasonable amount of greenery to provide some shade. Although the Soi is pretty quiet it contains several hotels, apartments, bars and restaurants along with the usual 7-11’s and massage shops and is generally suitable for families.

This time we elected to stay at the Salil Hotel which is small boutique hotel (27 rooms) and is located at the far end of the soi. The hotel seems fairly new or at least refurbished. Some websites mention that it doesn't have a lift however this has changed and it now has a working lift.


The rooms are quite small however they are clean and comfortable and free WiFi is a bonus.


A buffet breakfast was included and although the selection of food doesn’t compare to the Sheraton I had no complaints what so ever. Free DVD/book rental which may appeal to some people although we prefer to go out and maximise our time exploring.

The hotel is about 500m from Sukhumvit road which doesn’t take long to walk or guests can choose to use the free golf cart service which is available 24hrs a day.

There are several web sites linked to the hotel and I prepaid the rooms via their main site to enjoy a discounted rate of THM 1750 per night which was reasonable.

Overall I enjoyed my stay at the Salil and would recommend this hotel.

Almost opposite the hotel is the Citadines Sukhumvit 8 Apart Hotel and after reading some positive reviews we took a tour of the hotel. This is a very different concept from the Salil and contains some good facilities. The rooms vary from studios to 2 bedroom suites and the cost of the studios is only a little more than the Salil so next time I’m in Bangkok I will probably try this place.

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