Booking a hotel is an important step to undertake when going somewhere. As everyone who’s booked a Bangkok hotel in Sukhumvit or anywhere else, will tell you, however, is that it can also be really stressful.
To help you get through it with minimal stress, we’ve put together this list of things to consider when booking a hotel room in the Thai capital. Some of these tips only apply to the city, some of them work for other places.
Location, location, location
The real estate business’s golden motto, one worth noting even if you’re not in the business. If you’re going to book a hotel, take note of where it is. Make sure it’s accessible, located not far from key services and transportation hubs. For Bangkok and many a Bangkok hotel in Sukhumvit, you’ll want one near a BTS Skytrain station. You also want to be next to buildings like convenience stores, cafes, restaurants and shopping centres. Check out the property with Google Map to give yourself a clue of the place.
Look at reviews
No matter where you’re going to, you’ll want to see how hotels are. Look up customer reviews to see what the hotels you’ve got shortlisted are really like. Pictures, you see, can be edited, and that means they don’t always project the accurate image, so to speak.
Don’t be afraid to ask
As the customer, you have to right to ask about the hotel you’re looking to book at. What are the amenities like, how big is the room really, are there any things you can or cannot do in the room? Oh, and travel adaptors and chargers. Can’t forget those. Anyway, it’s always smart to ask as much about the room and the hotel, and remember, you have the option to just walk away if you don’t get answers that you like.
As a continuation of the above point, check if the room’s cost cover the additional comforts, like breakfast, unlimited free Wi-Fi and airport pickup, among others. Make sure to carefully check what you do and don’t get, as you might have to pay down the road, which is not only inconvenient, but could also negate any savings you made.