Following a couple of weeks of glorious travel throughout Thailand, the sad moment came when it was our last night in Thailand! *cries*
We had an early morning flight so we had to fly into Bangkok from Phuket the day before and we needed some place to stay for just one night. There are SO many places to stay in Bangkok from hostels at a couple bucks a night to very upscale hotels and condos with incredible views. It can be overwhelming. We had a feeling we would be really tired at this point in our trip, so we wanted to book something that was going to be simple, have some nice amenities, and give us the option of doing more in Bangkok on our last night or contentedly relaxing in the room or on the premises.
We went with a place called U-Tiny Boutique Home. Have you heard of it? It really feels like home.
They pick you up from the airport and had some water waiting for us in the car. Nice.
When we got toU-Tiny, we checked in. They gave us a welcome beverage which.. I am not sure what it even was, but it was intriguing. They gave us a map with some handy information including photos of currency which is helpful.
We went up to our room and I was quite impressed.
The first thing I saw was the HUGE bed situation. Granted, it is two separate mattresses. But still, surface area was grandiose and ideal for sprawling out and hogging as much of the covers as you want to. The AC worked great. Which meant it would be cold in the room and I would definitely want to hoard covers. ;-)
Each side of the bed had a little night stand with an outlet. Convenient for plugging in and charging up your necessities.
All of that was to the right when you walk in the door. To the left was the combination entertainment center/desk?
First you'll see a welcome tray complete with an electric kettle, tea, coffee (not a fan of the instant, Thailand) and some snacks including peanuts and Lays! In the fridge you could enjoy some coke and water! This was all complimentary and much appreciated.
There was a little shelf under the TV which you could use when unpacking. Also some tissues and a classic pen and pad for jotting down the life-altering workings of your brain before said brain fails you and you forget the key to your big break. ;-p
You'll notice in the photos more outlets! YAY! There can never be enough! There's an outlet on the far left behind the electric kettle and behind thee TV as well.
Opposite the bathroom was a spacious wardrobe with room for hanging, folding, and placing your luggage. And before you entered the bathroom there was a lovely welcoming array of items:
* Fresh towels
* Body Wash
* Bar Soap
* Shower Cap
* Cotton Swabs ( Q Tips -- NOT FOR CLEANING YOUR EARS!)
[don't worry, we all know you use them to clean your ears - we wont' tell]
* Sanitary bags
I was quite pleased with this. I can't say that I loved the lotion. I think that was what smelled like baby powder. But hey, that's a risk you take when you choose to rely on the complimentary offerings. Beggars can't be choosers. Go ahead, baby it up!
So the room was great. It met and exceeded my expectations. The staff was tremendous. They arranged a taxi to take us to the Airport Link and Lad Krabang because we were going at an off time when the shuttle wasn't available.
When we needed help, they got on the phone to translate for us and describe where to go. Our taxi coming home had trouble locating U-Tiny, so they explained over the phone and all was well.
At this place they will give you a free meal each day. Breakfast or if you have an early flight out dinner the night before. Well, as it turned out we got back in from Bangkok really late, tired, not hungry. And we got up super early and had to rush off to our flight, so sadly we did not benefit from that this time, however it's a great amenity! We enjoyed our Lays, peanuts, and coke sustenance, though. ;-)
They have a variety of room types and rates. They even have family & friend rooms which have bunk beds etc.
So the major perks are:
* Roundtrip Airport Transfers 24 Hours
* Free Breakfast or Dinner Daily
* Great Rooms
* Great Staff
* Free Wifi
* Close to Rail Link ( Connects to BTS)
I wish we had spent more time chilling there, but it was all quite a fast operation. Still, it was worth it!
I just found out they are now offering day use/transit stay. So for a huge discount you can get a room for a short period of time to freshen up before or after your flight or between flights. That's a nice option!
* The only con about this place is that if you want to be right downtown and in the action of Bangkok, street food stalls and markets, etc. This is not your place. But then again, if that's what you wanted and needed you wouldn't be looking into Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotels, would you?
You definitely can get into Bangkok's bustling energy from this hotel. We did. Anyone can. But this is better for someone before or after a flight, or who mainly use wants to relax and enjoy a BNB kind of style here. Maybe do some golfing, maybe some go in to Bangkok one day, etc. Just a more leisure pace.
Overall, I think this is an outstanding choice and a nice value for all the service and perks you get.
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