Built in 2007, Atrium Boutique Resort Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, is the choice for budget travellers who want a spacious room with full hotel facilities. Situated away from the bustling city centre, the hotel is steps away from a Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station, which connects you straight to the shopping districts.
Easily accessible from airport
Located along Pracha-U-Thit Road, Huai Khwang MRT station is only 15 minutes walk away or take a tuk tuk (a motorised rickshaw popular in Thailand), which will cost less than 40 THB (approximately 1USD).
From Suvarnabhumi Airport, you can take the metro train to Makkasan; transit and head towards Huai Khwang station, which may take up to an hour. Alternatively, you may consider taking a taxi from the airport since taxi fares are cheap in Bangkok. However, you should be mindful of the traffic congestion, especially during peak hours. Many guests appear to be from tour groups or medical tourists given that there are several hospitals and dental clinics within the vicinity. There are also many private guests who desire to experience a different side of the city.
Rooms and amenities
The 9-storey hotel consists of about 120 guest rooms. Room rates start from 1,700 THB (45 USD) per night and each room comes with a television and a DVD player. Double or single beds are available depending on the choice of rooms. All rooms appear to be smoking rooms with a small sliding window and the provision of an ashtray. There is also a small refrigerator with 2 complimentary bottles of water being replenished daily. Underneath is a safe box, which allows guests to store their personal items securely. Water boiler is also available for those who need additional water or hot water. Non-disposable bedroom slippers are provided in addition to 2 sets of pyjamas robe.
The bathroom comes with complimentary toiletries such as shower gel, shampoo, toothbrush and toothpaste, which are replenished on a daily basis. Shower head and bathtub are both available and clean towels are provided every day. Complimentary Wi-Fi service is provided for 1 user per room and visitors can pay for additional login usages if needed.
Elegant lobby with music performance
The lobby is elegantly decorated with two pianos. In the evening, a pianist and a violinist will play the instruments. This creates a pleasant guest dining experience at the hotel café. Café Teria, located on the lobby level, offers a wide range of alcoholic drinks and main courses, particularly Thai dishes. Prices are placed very reasonably for a hotel, making it affordable for its guests.
Room reservations come with complimentary daily buffet breakfast, which is served at Café Teria. There is a good spread of continental buffet spread, including freshly-brewed tea and a coffee machine. Freshly cooked eggs are also available upon request. The outdoor swimming pool is situated outside the cafe with sunbathing benches. The pool is approximately 3 meters long with tables and chairs for chilling out. Guests can choose to have their breakfast and meals beside the pool as well.
Shops and services near the hotel
As this hotel is located away from the city centre, massages services near the hotel are much cheaper. Most parlours offer 1-hour service for only 180 THB (approximately 5 USD) or 2 hours service for 300 THB (approximately 8 USD) as compared to 250 - 350 THB (approximately 7 - 10 USD) per hour in the city centre. For massage-lovers, you will be pleased to know that there are more than 10 parlours along the main street for your selection.
Local food is relatively cheaper as well but there are limited options outside or near the hotel. There is a 7-11 convenience store outside the hotel, making it convenient for you to grab a drink or snacks. The hotel is located along the road with plenty of taxis available. The hotel porter could also assist you to get a taxi when requested. The popular Union mall is located only 4 MRT station stops away. The mall offers great food and shopping options. Other popular shopping districts such as the weekend Chatuchak market is located only 5 MRT station stops away.
Atrium Boutique Resort Hotel: Comfortable stay away from the city and within your budget
Combining comfort and privacy at affordable prices, Atrium Boutique Resort Hotel is a great choice for budget travellers who seek a wonderful hotel experience while exploring a different part of Bangkok city.