Hotel Name: Nantra Silom
Address: 130/8-12 Soi 8 Silom Road, Bangkok, Thailand
I stayed at the Nantra Silom in Bangkok. I booked it online and picked it for its location in the Silom area of Bangkok. I had a late flight so made sure there was a 24 hour reception, and the hotel is not far from the Australian embassy, which I needed to visit.
Silom is a popular area to stay in Bangkok, second to Sukhumvit Road. Soi 8 (Lane 8) is near Patpong Rd, which is famous for girly bars and sex shows, so when I told my taxi driver to go there he exclaimed “Patpong road!” in a nudge-nudge wink-wink kind of way. Sigh. Fortunately the Nantra is at the back of Soi 8 and is pretty quiet.
The Nantra group have other branches in Bangkok, including Sukhumvit Soi 55 and Soi 39. I arrived later than expected after a long wait at the airport, and there was someone at reception after midnight.
I got a private room with bathroom. My room didn’t have a window, and when I walked in there was an odd smell to the room. It wasn’t mold, so maybe it was just the smell of a room that never knows fresh air or sunlight. Once you are in the room you don’t notice it.
The bed was soft and comfortable and the room was a decent size. The room had air conditioning as it was a windowless box it had an extractor fan to circulate air.
A decent work desk/table space with enough room to leave things.
The bathroom was clean and spacious, though the sink and mirror was outside the bathroom.
There is a free breakfast of cereal and toast which you can help yourself to.
In the lounge there are public computers for the few people left in the world who don’t have some form of computing device. Wifi is available in the foyer and bedrooms.