Hotel Name: Tawana Bangkok Hotel.
Address: 80 Surawongse Road, Silom, Bangkok, Thailand.
I stayed at the Tawana Bangkok Hotel in Bangkok. I booked online for its price and location in Bangkok, and I booked at the rate of $16.45 USD per night, which was a cheap deal for a 4-star hotel in the Silom area. I was staying here after Thailand reopened from the pandemic lockout, thus the ridiculous price.
I am familiar with Silom (one of the best areas to stay in Bangkok), but I wasn’t familiar with this hotel. The Tawana Bangkok Hotel is one street across from Silom Road, which is not a road I find myself walking on.
What is immediately notable about the Tawana Bangkok Hotel is its big street frontage.
The main lobby is as spacious as the front lets on, though it shows its age by not having an accessible entance. Actually the thoughtlessness of mobility access is still a problem in Bangkok, so this could be from any era.
I’ve stayed in so many small hotels in Silom so it was surprising to find a lobby so big in this area.
I loved the wood panelling in the elevator. I couldn’t place what era this was built, but my guess is 80s or 90s. I have been to many hotels from that era that have been left to deteriorate, but here they look like they are keeping this old beauty cleaned and maintained.
My booking was a “Superior Room Only”, so that meant no breakfast. My superior-sized bed was nice and comfortable.
The room was spacious enough as well.
The room had a good work desk and chair.
Basic amenities of tea and coffee.
My room had a good view of the Silom skyline, and I could see the BTS Skytrain near Sala Daeng from my room.
The bathroom was fine apart from the bath/shower combo. This is another hallmark of an older hotel, and I personally dislike clambering out of the bathtub. Shower curtains are also a gross throwback to the past. I prefer a shower with a glass wall.
The toilet at least made up for the bathtub, as it was a modern Japanese bidet toilet.
There is a pool at the back of the building at mid level.
My cheap room didn’t include breakfast, but you could buy breakfast at the cafe in the lobby.
This is a public cafe that is part of the hotel, and I ended up here for coffee.
Overall this was a great place to stay in the Silom area. I loved the old-school vibes of the old furnishings and wood panelling. Even though I have never stayed here before, I felt a bit of nostalgia for travel in the pre-internet era, when you could get hotel and flight deals out of catalogues, and places like this would have been listed.