Hotel Name: Lodge 61 Hotel
Address: 1221 Sukhumvit Soi 61, Bangkok, Thailand.
Lodge 61 Hotel is a mid-range 3-star hotel located near the corner of Sukhumvit and Soi 61 (thus its name). It’s a short walk to Ekkamai BTS Staion, so it’s a convenient location if you prefer to stay on Sukhumvit Road.
The hotel is open on the street like an informal restaurant, and there is a chicken and rice shop at the front that shares the space. This becomes the breakfast station in the morning as well. I had arrived around lunch time and there was a queue of people checking in, so I had lunch here. It’s a proper chicken and rice stall, and proper Thai street food prices (40 THB).
I got a double room with private bathroom. The room was very spacious with a good amount of natural light. The room had air-conditioning, and it needed to be on at all times. The bed was comfortable.
A spacious and uncluttered desk with a good chair. There is free wifi here and I had no issue with the signal in my room.
The bathroom was also clean and spacious with a good hot water system.
The hotel is getting on in age by now, but everything was kept in immaculate order. I note its age as the old hotels almost always only have one power outlet, and not always conveniently located. Back in the old days travellers didn’t carry multiple electrical devices that needed charging. Always helpful to have a powerstrip in these situations.
My room faced Sukhumvit Road where I could see the BTS line.
The reception area also includes the dining area, and you can also just sit around here. I liked the old furnishing of the reception as it reminds me of pre-internet travel. You can tell that the building is kept clean and well maintained.
There is also a little cafe attached to the reception, so can have a coffee in the dining area. There is a breakfast service, but my booking didn’t include this.
Overall this was a good place to stay for me as it was opposite the Ekkamai bus station where I had a morning departure.