Bangkok Paradiso Boutique Suites Hotel Review, Thailand
A Nice Little Budget Hotel Near Sukhumvit Road
It's not difficult at all to find budget boutique hotels in Bangkok's fashionable Sukhumvit district. Though it can be difficult to book a room at your hotel of choice if you're too late. Case in point is the newish Bangkok Paradiso Boutique Suites by the entrance of Sukhumvit road Soi 10.
The Paradiso Boutique Suites is another hotel in Bangkok's prime location. It's in easy walking distance to the BTS Sky Train, MRT Subway train with plenty of Thai and international restaurants near the hotel.
And for single men the hotel is right smack in the middle of 2 red light districts as well as many beer bars and popular clubs. There is even a small little naughty bar called Lolita's just a stones throw away that is popular with men. Not really a place you want to take the wife and in-laws to for a martini if you know what I mean.
It might sound like the Paradiso is in a shady neighborhood but it's not. Even though the Sukhumvit district is the ground zero for Bangkok's sex industry it is also a major neighborhood for tourists and travelers of all types. So you'll find plenty of posh 5 star properties mere meters away with plenty of budget guest friendly hotels such as the Paradiso Boutique Suites .
The Paradiso is a really small hotel. Just 20 rooms squeezed into a tiny footprint. There is a mix of standard, superior, deluxe and luxury suite rooms. With so little rooms I believe guests have a better chance of getting an upgrade. Which is the reason why I originally wanted to book a standard room which cost 1500 Baht or $50 USD per night which usually includes a breakfast.
Due to my schedule my only option at the time was the luxury suite. The rate I found through Agoda.com at the time cost me about 2000 Baht with a 25% discount included, or around $80 USD (including breakfast). The rate from Agoda was cheaper than the hotel's direct rack rate. And I've been a pretty good boy so I decided to spend a bit extra.
Points of Interest Near Paradiso Boutique Suites
Soi Cowboy Red Light Disrtict
Asok BTS Sky Train
Nana Red Light District
Sukhumvit MRT Train
Sukhumvit Road Night Market
- Bangkok Sukhumvit District Hotel Review Guide
If you're wondering where to stay in Bangkok for nightlife and shopping then the answer is Sukhumvit District. It's the best area in Bangkok with guest friendly services and clean quality affordable hotels for budget travelers.
How to Get to Paradiso Boutique Suites from Airport
The Paradiso is located near the entrance of Sukhumvit Road Soi 10 which is directly opposite from Chuwit Park. Due to the location, any taxi driver in Bangkok should not have a problem finding the hotel even if they've never heard of the hotel's name. A ride from Suvaranabhumi airport straight to the hotel should roughly cost around 350 Baht including highways tolls and the mandatory 50 Baht airport surcharge.
But if you are not overloaded with luggage you should choose to take the Airport Express Rail Link to Makkasan station and follow the signs to Petchburi MRT station which is a short stroll. Take the subway heading to Sukhumvit MRT station, it's the next stop. Soi 10 is not far at all from Sukhumvit MRT station, less than a 10 minute walk. Keep in mind Bangkok's inner city train systems shut down before 12am. And I have to add be prepared for packed and crowded trains during morning and evening rush hour. Especially Friday and Saturday evenings.
- For discounts at Paradiso make a reservation through Agoda.
I booked my room through Agoda.com. As always I found really good room discounts and deals on their website. And apologies for the poor video quality. I was using an iPhone 4S and the video recording is not so good in low light.
Luxury Suite Room #702
Checking in was quick and the receptionist was really friendly. I had forgotten to ask for a non-smoking room during check-in but it doesn't matter. There was no scent of second hand smoke at all.
The hotel has 7 floors and the luxury suites are on top. Funny thing is the elevator only goes up to floor six. So you have to walk up 1 short flight of stairs. Keep that in mind if you have a lot of luggage though I'm sure they have staff ready to help if needed.
You would assume a huge sprawling room with an expansive view, champagne in a bucket of ice, 50,000 count Egyptian cotton linens and a butler on call is what you would typically imagine would come with a room labeled 'Luxury Suite'.
There are only 2 luxury suites on the floor, which is another room directly in front of mine. And it has the better view so if you ever want to stay at the Paradiso's luxury suite ask for room #701. My room had a view of a roof top.
My room was around 35 square meters though the hotel's website states 35 - 40 sqm. It was very clean and even looked new. Still quite big and roomy enough for 2 or even 3 guests. And there is ample space in the closet which is where you can also find the electronic safe. The bathroom is spacious with a separate shower and a big bath tub. Funny thing though as I'm writing this I'm waiting for the bathtub to fill with water. It's been about 5 minutes and the tub is only a quarter full. I looked at the faucet head and it's about the width of a small marble. So if you're planning for a good soak in the tub, remember to plan ahead.
The room is wired to one control unit by the bed side so no need to search for the light switches as we would normally do in older hotels. There is a huge flat screen television and a nice work desk with free Internet Wi-Fi with fast connection. Since the 7th floor only has 2 rooms there is plenty of bandwidth to go around. Matter of fact I've noticed every floor has a wireless router and that's pretty good for a small sized hotel.
My only complaint which is not really a big deal is that the bed is actually 2 twin sized mattresses put together to form a king sized bed. To up the ante on my nitpicking I wished that the doors could be thicker because I could easily hear the door opposite from my room open and close. It actually woke me up a couple of times at night.
Paradiso Boutique Suites is a quaint budget boutique hotel. As is for most hotels in the same price range in the Sukhumvit district there is no swimming pool or fitness facilities at the Paradiso.
Any traveler looking for a clean and affordable budget hotel should really consider staying at this hotel. But book fast. Paradiso Boutique Suites is a very popular guest friendly hotel in the middle of Bangkok's nightlife and shopping center. So it can be difficult to get a room there.
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