If you are a first-timer to Bangkok, Thailand, you may want to consider staying within the Wattana district, so that you could fully utilize both the Bangkok Mass Transit System (BTS) and the Metropolitan Rapid Transit (MRT Metro) for your personal convenience to travel to your places of interest. Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand, is not exactly that small as it’s at least 1.5 times the size of Penang Island and Mainland combined. The city itself is 1,568.737 sq. km and has 50 districts in all. As a frequent traveler to the Land of Smiles, Thailand, I would normally stay near to transit stations to cut down on my traveling time, so that I’ll have more time in exploring more hidden gems. Thus, I’ve chosen to check into The Key Bangkok Hotel, a 3-star hotel.
The Key Bangkok Hotel might not be such a lavish hotel with complete facilities such as gym and swimming pool but it’s adequate for my basic needs since I won’t be spending most of my time indoors. Most importantly, a hotel must clean with a comfortable bed. At least, the hotel does have comfortable sitting areas with an indoor coffee house and an al fresco area to chill out.
Of all the accommodations I had tried in Bangkok, I would say The Key Bangkok could be quite spacious for a 2-pax room with facilities such as a small kitchen (with plates, bowls, cups, glasses and necessary utensils), microwave oven, refrigerator, electric water kettle (complimentary coffee & tea sachets and two bottles of drinking water daily), TV, DVD player, safe deposit box, dressing table, working table, dining table, built-in wardrobe, hairdryer and bathtub with hot showers. Moreover, the washroom came equipped with hair shampoo, body shampoo, spa shampoo, hand wash and hand lotion bottles.
Overall, it’s a nice place to stay in with minimal sound pollution but the central air-conditioning could be rather cold if it’s raining out there. The advantages are that Terminal 21 is just a stone’s throw away and there are so many convenience shops, restaurants (Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Western), street food, cafes, hair salon, gymnasium and massage & spa parlors along Soi Sukhumvit 19. The staff is also really helpful in arranging for your taxi transfer to the airport, whether it’s to Don Mueang International Airport (DMK) or Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK).
The Key Bangkok | 19-19/1-3 Sukhumvit Soi 19, Klong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand. | Tel: +66 2 255 5825 | Operation Hours: 24 Hours | GPS Coordinates: 13.739016, 100.559948 | Website: www.thekeybangkok.com/ |