Last year, my parents visited me in Thailand and, although I offered them the chance to stay with me, they decided they wanted to stay in a hotel that was more centrally located than my apartment. So I booked the Zenith Sukhumvit Hotel for them just off Sukhumvit Road in downtown Bangkok. The Zenith Sukhumvit Hotel was built as a boutique hotel about 15 years ago. It’s now become one of the most popular inexpensive hotels in Bangkok and here’s why.
Excellent Location – The Zenith Sukhumvit Hotel is in one of the best locations in Bangkok. It’s halfway up a side street just off Sukhumvit Road, one of Bangkok’s main artery roads. It’s also only a 3 minute walk to the sky train (Nana station) so it’s easy to get around congested Bangkok from the hotel. Also, it’s in a prime location for restaurants, coffee shops, cafes and shopping malls.
At night, there’s an excellent market that opens up on Sukhumvit only 2 minutes from the hotel. Another great thing about the location is that it’s close to Bumrungrad Hospital, the most popular hospital in Thailand for western visitors. In fact, it’s just about next door so is a perfect location if you’re in Bangkok for the purposes of medical tourism.
Zenith Sukhumvit Hotel Facilities – The Zenith Sukhumvit Hotel has excellent facilities. There’s a couple of nice restaurants (Tropical Max serves decent international food at reasonable prices), and on the ground floor level there’s a cute cafe that has delicious coffee and tea drinks, sandwiches and cakes. There’s also a gorgeous rooftop swimming pool, a spa and massage centre, and a gym, so you don’t have to be in Bangkok and get out of shape.
They even offer a full-service business center with photocopying, printing and computer services as well as high speed internet. Plus, if you suddenly need to make travel reservations somewhere else, the travel agency in the hotel is excellent.
Hotel Rooms – My parents stayed in a Superior Room that was large. Recently renovated, all the rooms are modern with satellite TV, coffee making services, mini bar, safe in the room, hairdryer etc. My parents
also got a corner room, so they had a great view of Bangkok from two sides. There was a large desk in the room so, if you needed to work while you were there, or were on a business trip, there was plenty of room to do so.
If you avoid the hotel website and book at one of the reservation sites like Asia Rooms.com the normal price of $120 for a Superior Room can actually be almost halfed to around $65 to $70 a night. Reasonable for the large size of room, hotel facilities and location.
Breakfast at the Zenith Sukhumvit Hotel – Breakfast was included in the price of the room and it was a pretty decent self-service American Buffet breakfast. I ate breakfast with my parents at the hotel a couple of mornings and was happy with the food and the service.
They serve typical Thai breakfast food (rice, congee porridge, vegetable and meat dishes etc) as well as Western fare like pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, cereal, omelets and more. The only thing I didn’t like was the coffee which was lukewarm and tasted like mud. But, you can order coffee separately for a separate price if you want, which, for me, was worth it.
Hotel Staff – When I dealt with the hotel staff, I found them all to be exceptionally helpful and friendly. My parents too said they were thrilled with the service they received. Checking in and checking out was easy and, once checked out, there was a valet on hand to help with luggage and to get a taxi.
The Hotel Zenith Sukhumvit offers a great deal for this standard of mid-range hotel and for the location. It’s a nice hotel with friendly staff and good facilities. Normally in Bangkok, similar hotels will be around $80 to $150 a night, up to double the cost of the Zenith Sukhumvit. That’s why the Zenith Sukhumvit is well worth the money.
My parents were pleased with their stay at the Hotel Zenith Sukhumvit, and I think you will be too.
The Hotel Zenith Sukhumvit is located at 29 Sukhumvit, Soi 3, Bangkok.