Fusion Suites Hotel Review in Bangkok, Thailand

Fusion Suites - 143/61-62 Soi Sukhumvit 21 (Asoke) Sukhumvit Rd. Klongtoey, Wattana, Sukhumvit, Bangkok, Thailand 10110
Fusion Suites - 143/61-62 Soi Sukhumvit 21 (Asoke) Sukhumvit Rd. Klongtoey, Wattana, Sukhumvit, Bangkok, Thailand 10110 | Source

A Cozy Affordable Boutique Hotel in Sukhumvit District

The Fusion Suites Hotel is a good place to stay in Bangkok for tourists who want to be in walking distance to Bangkok's infamous red light districts, shopping centers and train stations. Even though the hotel is situated between 2 red light districts it is in a safe distance for parents traveling with young children.

The hotel is just a few years old. And I had a chance to make a review of the Fusion Suites after discovering some really good discount rates through a discount hotel reservation website. And I know it is one of the most popular boutique hotels in the Sukhumvit district so I decided to go and take a look for myself and see if Fusion Suites is all that it's hyped up to be.

First off, the hotel as I mentioned is located in a prime location in Bangkok. It is about 150 meters from Bangkok's MRT subway and 350 meters from a BTS Sky Train station, which are right by the city's latest and shiniest shopping mall called Terminal 21.

Secondly the hotel is close to 2 red light districts in which parts of the movie Hangover 2 were filmed in. So the area around the hotel has seen a spike in tourism not only by men intent on behaving badly but also by female tourists who are just curious about the fuss and buzz the movie created. As a result I have seen a few guests at Fusion Suites bring prostitutes back to the hotel. But even knowing that I still think the hotel will be just fine for families.

When I arrived at the hotel I was greet with all smiles and a welcome drink from reception. Staff at the front desk spoke fluent English and are capable to handle your questions and address your needs. Check in was quick and I was pleasantly surprised to find out that I have been upgraded to a superior room from a standard room that I originally booked.

I think your chances of receiving an upgrade like I did from the hotel is pretty good. Because it's a small hotel with only 33 rooms total. Out of that total there are only 7 standard rooms and the rest are superior and deluxe.

The hotel's rates at the time I was there for a standard room was between 2,600 Baht to 2,800 Baht and for the deluxe the rates are from 3,000 Baht to 3,200 Baht. Those rates are kind of pricey. I found better discounts for a standard room at Fusion Suites through Bangkok For Vacation for only 1,900 Baht including all taxes and breakfast. And since got lucky on getting an upgrade to superior I saved myself even more money.

http://bangkokforvacation.com.r24.asia/620440/The-Fusion-Suites/cur=THB
http://bangkokforvacation.com.r24.asia/620440/The-Fusion-Suites/cur=THB
http://www.bangkokmetro.co.th - Use Exit #1 and head towards Siam Society. Once you reach the intersection make a left. Fusion Suites is about 30 meters down.
http://www.bangkokmetro.co.th - Use Exit #1 and head towards Siam Society. Once you reach the intersection make a left. Fusion Suites is about 30 meters down.

How to Get to Fusion Suites Hotel From Suvarabhumi Airport

Today there are many modes of transportation for reaching central Bangkok from the airport. The easiest of course is by public taxi, which would cost around 300 Baht including highway tolls and the mandatory 50 Baht airport surcharge. If you are carrying a lot of luggage with 3 other people then using a public taxi is your best option to get to Fusion Suites. Here is a guide to Bangkok Taxis.

Now if if you are a solo traveler or a couple with few luggage that you can easily handle then riding the city's trains would be your best option for getting to the hotel quickly and on the cheap. Keep in mind however that Bangkok's train system officially shut down around 12am. But the stations might not allow anymore passengers before 11:30pm.

So if you've arrived in the airport with plenty of time to spare then head to the Airport Rail Link. There are plenty of signs throughout the arrival hall at Suvaranabhumi airport so it is not easy to get lost. Purchase a commuter fare for Makkasan Station, the cost is less than 45 Baht. The ride only takes 20 minutes. From Makkasan station you have to transfer to the Petchburi MRT station. It's a short hike but again there will be signs in English to point you in the right direction.

From Petchburi MRT station purchase a fare to Sukhumvit MRT station which is only 1 stop away and cost 15 Baht. Once you exit the train and take the escalators up look for the station map and locate a building called the Siam Society to orient yourself. And then look for Exit #1 and take those sets of escalators out of the station towards Siam Society and past it. Once you hit the first intersection make a left turn and you should see Fusion Suites ahead shortly.

My Video Review

You can also find discounts for Fusion Suites through Agoda.com and BangkokForVacation.com. Both hotel reservation agencies provide room rates that are often cheaper than booking through the hotel directly.

Free Internet Wi-Fi access is provided by the hotel and the connection speed is fast. Don't have a computer? No worries, there are two Apple computers to use for free in the lobby.

Review of Room #401 at Fusion Suites Hotel

Room #401 is a non-smoking room and at first glance it looked like a cave. The floor is stone and so are parts of the walls. It's just the chic modern design that the hotel is well-known for. If the Flintstones were Thai this is how their room would look. I'm not necessarily saying that the room is not modernized because it is with it's nifty central control panel by the bedside which can switch on all of the lights or some of it including the television with a touch of the finger.

And I'm not saying that I do not like the look of the room either because I do. Even if there is no view. For some reason the windows have been blocked off with pictured panels. Luckily there are many bright light fixtures in the room.

There are plenty of guest amenities inside the room. A small refrigerator, a hot water maker with tea bags, an umbrella to borrow which will come in handy during the rainy season in Bangkok. There is also an electronic safe big enough for a 15" notebook computer. But because of several pieces Thai-styled furniture in the room there is no desk to place said computer, which might be a downer for a business traveler. But the Fusion Suites is really designed for the leisure traveler. So if you are a business traveler then I recommend the Ramada Encore Hotel and the Amora Neoluxe Suites which are all in the same vicinity of central Bangkok.

You can quite often tell the hotel is really good quality or not by the bathroom alone. And the bathroom in my room oozes quality. What I really like the most though is the floor of the shower. It has a rock like texture that's not there just for the aesthetic looks. You can use it to rub the soles of your feet to remove dead skin.

Overall my room was of very good quality. But if I had to pick and choose something negative to say only two things come to mind. First the door could be a little bit more solid. I could quite easily hear noise outside. Second the wooden bed frame is larger than the mattress and there were a few times I scraped my shins against the frame.

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King size bed, firm but comfortable.Room size is around 28 sqm.Very nice and super clean bathroom!Nice little bathroom amenities.One touch  master control panel by the bedside.Lobby is where breakfast is served in the morning.No breakfast buffet at the Fusion Suites but this egg set was quite delicious!Not often I find Mac computers provided by a hotel for guests use.A small and very comfortable lounge to chill out.Nice big soft leather chairs.
King size bed, firm but comfortable.
King size bed, firm but comfortable. | Source
Room size is around 28 sqm.
Room size is around 28 sqm. | Source
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Very nice and super clean bathroom!
Very nice and super clean bathroom! | Source
Nice little bathroom amenities.
Nice little bathroom amenities. | Source
One touch  master control panel by the bedside.
One touch master control panel by the bedside. | Source
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Lobby is where breakfast is served in the morning.
Lobby is where breakfast is served in the morning. | Source
No breakfast buffet at the Fusion Suites but this egg set was quite delicious!
No breakfast buffet at the Fusion Suites but this egg set was quite delicious! | Source
Not often I find Mac computers provided by a hotel for guests use.
Not often I find Mac computers provided by a hotel for guests use. | Source
A small and very comfortable lounge to chill out.
A small and very comfortable lounge to chill out. | Source
Nice big soft leather chairs.
Nice big soft leather chairs. | Source

When I booked my room, breakfast was included too. It's not a buffet style breakfast like you'd find in most of the hotels throughout Bangkok in the price 1600 Baht price range. You pick and choose from a menu with eggs cooked to order along with sausage links and a small salad. Then there is a tiny section where you can help yourself to cereal, yogurt, fruit, spaghetti with sauce, juices and coffee. Not a big hearty breakfast but it will at least help keep your waistline down. There is also no gym or swimming pool since the hotel is small and narrow.

I like Fusion Suites and I really think it's a really good boutique hotel in a prime location. The hotel is very guest friendly with plenty of helpful staff and should ensure a comfortable stay in Sukhumivit's nightlife and shopping district.

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rai2722 4 years ago

Seems like a good hotel to stay at on a vacation in Thailand. Thanks for sharing the info.


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Edwin Clark 4 years ago from Thailand by way of New York Author

@rai2722, Fusion Suites is a really good choice and highly recommended! I certainly enjoyed making my review there.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

This sounds like a hotel I'd like to stay at when I visit Bangkok. Voting this Up and Useful.

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