We stayed at Citadines Sukhumvit 11, which if you haven’t guessed it yet is located on Soi 11, a quaint street with street vendors by day and lively crowds by night. It’s a 2 minute walk to the Nana BTS station, a 10-15 minute walk to Terminal 21 (a relatively higher end Thai mall)/Asoke BTS/Sukhumvit BTS, and close to the red light districts of Soi Cowboy and Nana Entertainment Complex.
As you can see from the to picture, the front where it faces the street looks very modern with the window slits, but the actual room windows are pretty normal, as seen from the side of the hotel.
The hotel location was surprisingly convenient as there’s also a ton of restaurants, banks, spas, a bakery, and even a supermarket along the street. When dusk begins, the seemingly quiet street becomes party central, with road side bars would pop up operating out of old VW vans, complete with music and flashing neon lights (see picture below). The bars and clubs start to come alive as the night goes on. Did I mention the hotel is located on the same street and Bed Club and within walking distance of Q bar?
I almost stayed in a hostel (lubd – which had great reviews) in Siam Square, but I am really glad I didn’t! In my opinion Siam Square is great, but it’s busy and can be overwhelming over time. I figured why not pay a little more (since we were going for the hostel room with private bath anyways) and get more space?
The Citadines Sukhumvit 11 hotel was honestly so much better than expected. The photos online were digitalized, so I couldn’t tell how it really was until I saw it in person.
Citadines Sukhumvit is a small apartment style boutique hotel, so the room came complete with a sofa/lounge area, a gallery kitchen, and a separate bedroom area. Although we got the cheapest room available, it was quite large, spacious, modern and clean!
Breakfast at the hotel was available at a cost by the bar downstairs, but a ton of delicious street food options can be found just outside the hotel along Soi 11, including iced coffee/tea, French toast, and even a hot dog wrapped in an egg roll (which was delicious by the way)! Alternatively, with a fridge and microwave, we sometimes bought bread or other groceries for breakfast from the supermarket.
A complimentary tuktuk was also available for those who want a ride around the immediate area!
The hotel had an outdoor rooftop pool which I didn’t use, though it looks pretty small and shallow so don’t think I would’ve done much swimming anyways!
Overall, I’d highly recommend staying at Citadines Sukhumvit 11. It’s a very nice, modern and most importantly clean 3/4 star hotel, in a relatively convenient location. Free and relatively fast wifi was available throughout our stay. The room came with a flat screen TV and a variety of channels could be found on it. There was also an in room safe in the closet for all your belongings. No complaints on service either, as our room was cleaned every day and towels replaced.
A note of warning: Local calls on the hotel phone are not free! It’s not too expensive, but if we’d known, we probably wouldn’t have used it.