Apartment: Convenient Studio Apt BTS Thonglor
Address: Off Thonglor Soi 55, Sukhumvit, Bangkok, Thailand
I booked an Apartment on Airbnb for my stay in Bangkok. I selected it for its location in Thonglor, which is Soi 55 Sukhumvit Road. I’m familiar with the area and I like it for being central without being right in the middle of the tourist mayhem of lower Sukhumvit.
The apartment is a 15 minute walk from the Thonglor BTS station. I consider 15 minutes about the maximum for length of time from a station before it is too inconvenient.
The apartment is a studio with an attached bathroom, but no kitchenette. It’s in an old building and the apartment feels more like rooms in a big house, with the entrance being a common area.
The living area was spacious with a comfortable bed.
I liked how there was enough room for a lounge and tv area.
The bathroom was a letdown for me as the shower drain was blocked. The drain pipe was big but the grill was built into the floor so there was no way to have a go at unblocking it myself. As a result the shower became a lake and would take ages to drain.
The wifi was patchy, dropping out at times, and I didn’t have access to the wifi box. There was no place to put clothes either, so I was just leaving clothes in my bag.
After staying in new apartments in Bangkok staying in an older place was a bit of a downgrade. I still prefer staying in apartments whenever possible, of which there are plenty to choose from in Bangkok.
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