Just 100 metres from Bangkok’s Sukhumvit road at Soi 6, Phachara Suites could hardly be in a more convenient location. In the proximity you are spoilt for choice when it comes to fine dining and entertainment so you will never be short of something to do or somewhere to go. As one of the city’s main arteries, you find yourself at the heart of what’s happening in Bangkok. Close to the Nana BTS Skytrain station, you also have quick and easy access to the rest of the city.
If you are a shopaholic, then you will be pleased to know that we are conveniently close to modern shopping malls. If you are visiting on business, you are ideally located close to office buildings, Embassies and other important centres of business and commerce. Phachara Suites is also ideally located for anybody that is visiting the capital to take advantage of its health care facilities.
If you need to travel further afield then you are close to the country’s expressway network which can help you to avoid the traffic on the streets below. With easy access to the motorway networks and airports you will find it easier to travel whether for business, or for pleasure.
At Phachara suites it is difficult to imagine how you could be better placed in the city with all you could possibly need nearby and easy access to the rest of the city and beyond. No matter what the reason for your stay or the length, Phachara Suites makes an ideal place to stay.
22 Sukhumvit Soi 6, Klongtoey,
Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Reservations: +66 2 262 9901
Suvarnabhumi International Airport
If you would like for a Phachara Suites limousine to collect you from the airport and take you to the hotel, then please make an advanced booking. The fee for a hotel limousine starts at THB 1,100 each way for a car and THB 1,600 each way for a minivan.
To make a reservation email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +66 2 262 9999.
A taxi will always be available from the airport and can be found near the arrivals hall on level 2. When taking a taxi directly from the airport you will be expected to pay an additional THB 50, and you will also be expected to pay toll fees if you use the expressway.
Air condition buses can be found at Level 1 near entrance 7. The airport express service runs from 5.00AM though to midnight.
Take route AE3 to Bangkok Bank on Sukhumvit Soi 10. From there, head towards the Nana Skytrain station and once you have passed the station, turn left into Sukhumvit Soi 6. You will find Phachara Suites approximately 300 metres up on the right hand side.
FROM DON MUANG AIRPORT
Place an advanced booking with the hotel for THB 1,100++ per way for a car or THB 1,600++ per way for a van. To make a reservation, email us at email@example.com or call +66 2 262 9999.
The taxi stand can be found in front of the arrivals hall. When taking a taxi directly from the airport you will be expected to pay an additional THB 50, and you will also be expected to pay toll fees if you use the expressway.
FROM HUA LAMPHONG RAILWAY STATION
If you arrive in Bangkok by rail then you will stop at Hua Lamphong Railway Station, from which you will easily find a taxi. (http://www.railway.co.th/home/Default.asp?lenguage=Eng)
Bangkok’s Skytrain system, known locally as the BTS (Bangkok Transit System), has two lines servicing the city’s important Sukhumvit and Silom districts. The skytrain travels above traffic congestion meaning that journey times through the city are cut to a fraction of the time of journeys by road. The trains run at each station every few minutes and the system is operational from 6:00AM until midnight.
Journeys will cost you between THB 15 to only THB 40 for the furthest journeys. The service also provides shuttle buses free of charge to ferry passengers to destinations close by to the stations.
Bangkok’s subway system, known locally as the MRT (Mass Rapid Transit System) connects passengers to other important destinations in the city. Trains arrive every few minutes and in line with the BTS, the MRT service opens at 6:00AM until midnight. Fares start at THB 15 up to a maximum of THB 39.
The MRT has 18 stations and connects with Thailand’s long distance rail network at Hualamphong station. It also connects with the BTS at Silom, Sala Daeng, Asoke and Chatuchak stations.
Bangkok has many taxis and you should usually have little difficulty in flagging one down from the street. You should always try to make sure that the taxi uses the meter, except for long distance journeys out of town when the price is often negotiated beforehand. The meter will begin at 35 baht and rises in 2 baht increments. Taxis are hired per taxi and not per passenger and passengers will be expected to pay the toll fees on the expressways themselves.
You will often find Tuk Tuk in the more tourist orientated areas as they are somewhat of a novelty for visitors. Tuk Tuks can be very loud and offer little protection from the elements and from the exhaust on Bangkok’s roads so many people prefer to take a taxi instead. Tuk Tuks don’t have a meter and any fee should be negotiated before you agree to hire one.
Bus routes traverse the whole city and are very cheap to use. Although some of the buses are new and modern, others can be very hot and uncomfortable and you could find yourself stuck in traffic for long periods of time. Those that can afford to generally prefer to use better transportation systems, although a bus is usually just fine for shorter journeys.
Bangkok’s has the large Chao Phraya River running through it as well as a network of canals and both of these provide an additional transportation service. Maps are available that outline routes and piers and the network can help to reduce travel times considerably. Although the boat network is not for the faint-hearted, it can provide for a more scenic journey around the city.
Bangkok has a number of modern and very large shopping malls that are frequented by locals and visitors alike. The malls sell a wide selection of goods with stores owned by the largest international brand names,to boutique stores selling locally produced goods and arts and crafts. The malls also have places to eat and entertainment facilities, with a few even having waterparks on their roof.
Some of the malls have their own store cards which will allow you to get discounts on your purchases; the store cards are readily advertised and easily available. Some of the malls specialise in one particular type of product so you may visit one for fashions, for example, and another for electronics.
The shopping malls are usually open every day, opening at around 10:00 AM and closing at around 10:00PM.
Central Department Store
Central Department Stores are a chain of stores and several can be found in Bangkok. They sell a variety of goods and the branch closest branches to Phachara Suites can be found at Chid Lom. The closest BTS station to visit Central Department Store closest to us is Chid Lom station – only two stops from Nana BTS.
The Emporium is a high end shopping mall with stores selling brand name clothing and cosmetics, including names such as Armani, Louis Vuitton and Chanel. The Emporium also has a selection of independent restaurants from Japanese to Mexican and an excellent food court selling great, local, food at great prices. On the top floor can be found a state of the art cinema and the complex connects directly to Phrom Pong BTS station for convenient access.
Another mall selling high end goods is Siam Paragon. Siam Paragon is a very large mall and also very stylish. As with the Emporium, it is also home to a great food court, but also boasts many independent restaurants and a cinema. You can get to Siam Paragon by getting off at Siam BTS on the Sukhumvit Line.
The MBK centre is where you can find just about anything you need including electronics, jewellery, clothing and music. MBK appears less organised than some of the newer malls but it still makes a great shopping opportunity for anybody that loves to see what is on offer. Located at the National Stadium BTS on the Silom Line.
Pantip Plaza is a shopping mall dedicated almost entirely to electronics. The mall has all you could imagine from second hand telephones to brand new top of the range computer and entertainment systems. If you are a big fan of tech, you will love Pantip Plaza.
Known to Bangkokians as JJ Market, Chatuchak Market is a dream come true to shopping lovers and bargain hunters. JJ Market is enormous and sells just about anything you can imagine and often at unbelievably low prices. The sheer size of JJ market, plus the hot and humid climate, means that even the most ardent of shopping fans will be exhausted after a day of filling their bags with inexpensive goodies. You can access Chatuchak Market, by either getting on the BTS to Mo Chit or Chatuchak Station on the MRT.
Pratunam is Bangkok’s largest clothing market. It is located at the intersection of Ratchaprarop and Phetburi Roads in the district Ratchathewi. It is one of the cheapest markets to buy clothing, fabrics, textiles and other trinkets in Bangkok and is not only used by tourists but locals aswell.
This market is located right next to one of Bangkok’s infamous night districts, so you should be prepared for a very colourful shopping experience. The stalls of this market are selling many trinkets from jewellery and T-shirts and you should expect to find that many of the goods here are counterfeit, which would explain the too good to be true prices.
PLACES OF INTEREST
The minute you arrive in Bangkok you will be immersed in a rich and unique culture that has many new sights for first time visitors. Buddhism plays a very important part of the lives of many Thai people and with just a quick tour of the city you will see just how important it is, with temples seemingly around every corner you turn.
One must not miss attraction is the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew, which is located close by to the tourist hot spot of Khao San Rd. The palace itself is a very ornate building and is used for royal ceremonies. Wat Phra Kaew is a temple that is home to the much revered Emerald Buddha which is believed to be over 2,000 years old. Visitors are free to see the statuette, although cameras are not permitted. Visitors to the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew are expected to dress respectfully and long trousers and long sleeve shirts are supplied at reception if needed.
Just as the name suggests, floating markets are markets where traders and shoppers do business from boats. You can hire a boat that will take you gently through the market and traders will approach you in their boats laden with their wares to see if you have an interest.
Bangkok’s nightlife is legendary and is in itself something that attracts visitors to the city in their droves. The types of nightspots you will find vary wildly, from street stalls selling beers and spirits to high class nightclubs where you can expect to find yourself shoulder to shoulder with the stars.
Another popular night spot, and a little more conservative, is RCA which is a collection of trendy pubs and clubs that are popular among many of Bangkok’s younger crowd. The clubs play music by some of the finest DJs in the region and are often frequented by stars and celebrities looking for a good night out.
Sukhumvit and Silom Pubs
Bangkok has a large expatriate community and the city has a large selection of British and Irish style pubs to cater to them. The pubs often have great happy hour offers, serving a selection of ales and fantastic western food. The pubs also have some evenings of entertainment such as live music and the occasional quiz night in which anybody is free to enter. Sports bars showing events in English can also be found throughout Bangkok so you don’t have to miss out on the big occasion.
If you want to venture a little further out, Thong Lor and Ekkamai are two hotspots where you will find a young crowd and numerous bars and clubs to unwind in. Both roads are on the Sukhumvit Line BTS and very easy to access by either train or taxi. Many of the clubs provide live bands playing Thai and western hits and you are sure to have a good time in this area of Bangkok.
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- Prices quoted are per car and/or van.
- Prices quoted are in Thai Baht (THB) and subject to 7% VAT and 5% Service charge.
- Prices are subject to change without prior notice
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