Bangkok Adelphi Suites Review
The Adelphi Suites - Pricey, But Worth The Money
I had a good chance to take a look at the Adelphi Suites in Bangkok and make a review just recently. A good friend of mine had been staying there for a few weeks so I took the opportunity to take a good look at a studio room he's staying in.
Adelphi Suites is located on Sukhumvit road Soi 8 (Soi in Thai translated is a lane or narrow street), just a short 3 minute walk down and you're at the hotel, past massage parlors, Indian restaurants, open air bars and tour agencies. Soi 8 is also between Bangkok's hot bed of the city's nightlife activities, with businesses dabbling in the sex industry. There are go go bar districts, called Nana and Soi Cowboy, within walking distance just east and west of Adelphi Suites. There is also a "naughty boy" bar around the corner from the hotel.
And guests staying at the Adelphi Suites are allowed to invite ladies working in the sex industry back to their rooms without paying a visitor's fee. So it's no surprise at all that this hotel is popular with single male travelers looking to bring back overnight companions.
That said, the hotel's excellent location and high quality rooms also attracts many types of guests; from business travelers to honeymooners. Not just sex tourists. If you read more guests reviews for Adelphi Suites you will see that the hotel's immediate vicinity is very safe and you may not even come across unsavory sights, especially if you are planning to stay their with young children.
Staying at a hotel in Bangkok near the busiest section of Sukhumvit road will put you in a strategic location for exploring Bangkok's nightlife. But it comes with a price. Adelphi Suites is not a budget friendly hotel in Bangkok. But it's not exactly considered expensive either if you are accustomed to staying in 3 to 4 star hotels in Europe or United States.
Even though I am a budget traveler myself I can see plenty of visitors to Bangkok who may find the rates for Adlephi Suites totally acceptable and worthy of its price.
A video from Adelphi Suites on Sukhumvit Soi 8
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Adelphi Suites Studio Room
From the looks of my friend's studio room I quickly noticed that the Adelphi Suites was obviously designed for long stay guests. It's not unusual at all for hotels in Bangkok doubling as serviced apartments.
I say this because hotels in Bangkok usually do not offer guests microwaves, tall sized refrigerators and induction stoves in hotel rooms. In the cabinets above the sink are plates and drinking glasses. There are even eating utensils too but no pots and pans so I don't know how guests are supposed to cook with the induction stoves.
The size of the room is around 30 sq.m including the bathroom, with plenty of closet space and a nice little seating area next to the bed. The king sized bed is comfortable though the pillows are a bit thin for my taste. The 32 inch flat screen television is a nice touch but even better is the small multimedia system from Sony. Not only can it play music but it also has connection ports so you can connect it to your computer and watch your own movies on the 32 inch screen
There are 2 work desks in the room between the television so there's plenty of space for those workaholics on vacation. Since we all know how important Internet connections are these days Adelphi Suites offer's free connections, both RJ45 cable connection and Wi-Fi. However, Wi-Fi connection is horrible and I couldn't get any signal from my iPad. My friend's notebook computer had similar problems so he resorted to using cable connection. But we did notice that Wi-Fi signal was much better and stronger in the lobby.
Guests can also enjoy the use of a small pool, though I don't think you would get much tanning done because of the taller surrounding buildings. And with a few deck chairs available it's best to get to the pool early. There is also a small fitness center too.
Overall Adelphi Suites is a great place to stay in Bangkok. It is located in a central part of Bangkok so you don't have any need to travel very far to get to popular shopping districts and the infamous nightlife establishments.
There is easy access to the BTS Sky Train, just a 5 minutes walk north with escalators leading right up to the station.
And if you're a food fanatic like I am then you won't be disappointed with the myriad of food options in the city. Indian, Italian, German, American and yes of course Thai food can be found easily in the vicinity.
There's no doubt that staying at the Adelphi will put you in a lively location. Which means that you will be paying a bit more for quality rooms and central convenient location. But if you can afford it then it's absolutely worth it.
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