As a popular tourist destination in Asia, Bangkok – the capital of Thailand – is famous for its vibrant street life, shopping and religious shrines. To cater to an ever-increasing tourist arrival number, there are a wide variety of accommodations to fit the budgets of almost every traveller to the exciting city. If you are looking to stay in an affordable boutique hotel for a convenient shopping spree, look no further for Glow Pratunam Bangkok is the clear choice to pick!
Superb location to shop till you drop
Housed above the tall Shibuya 19 shopping mall within the Shibuya Glow Building, Glow Pratunam occupies the seventh to twentieth floor of the building. The Shibuya 19 shopping mall is a six-storey complex selling fashionable clothing at a bargain for both men and women. Rain or shine, you can enjoy the convenience of shopping just a few levels below where you stay at discounted prices as it opens early from 8.00 am till 7.00 pm daily.
You will also find the Platinum Shopping Mall just across the road from the hotel. Touted as the largest wholesale and retail shopping destination in Thailand, there are seven floors here with numerous little boutiques offering a huge array of trendy clothes and accessories. The mall is open from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm on weekends and Wednesdays, and 9.00 am to 8.00pm on other days. Furthermore, the bustling Pratunam market selling all kinds of local street food and ladies’ fashion is opened for business in the early hours every morning. Located within a stone’s throw from Glow Pratunam, just turn right upon exiting the Shibuya Glow entrance and you will see the market at the next street. With so many bargain shopping options close to the hotel, you definitely can shop till you drop if you stay at Glow Pratunam!
Modern and comfortable hotel room
Opened since 2012, Glow Pratunam’s facilities, interiors and amenities in the room look relatively new. The hotel lobby on the seventh floor may be dimly lighted, but you will be welcome with bright and cheery ambience on the floors where the rooms are. Upon stepping into the spacious 29-square-metre Deluxe Room, you will find that it is well-maintained with modern and cosy furnishings designed for your comfort. Each room has a different theme with paintings on the wall inspired by the four seasons. There are two pillows on the comfortable mattress for each bed in the room to ensure a restful sleep at night. In addition, with the blackout curtains, you do not have to worry about the bright sunrays shining on you early in the morning.
You may lounge on the cosy couch by the floor-to-ceiling window to check out the unobstructed city views, or plan the rest of your itinerary in Bangkok at the long work desk by the wall with the free and stable Wi-Fi access provided throughout the hotel. It is thoughtful of the hotel management to provide international adapters as well as an iPod docking station with a radio and speakers on the work desk so you can charge your electronic devices easily in the room. If you do not feel like watching the TV programmes available on the 32-inch LCD TV’s cable channels, you can also tune in to the radio or listen to songs on your own iPod.
Hearty complimentary buffet breakfast to start your day
With so many tempting places to shop near the hotel, it is essential you have a hearty breakfast before you begin the day with a shopping spree. You will be delighted to hear that the complimentary buffet breakfast provided by Glow Pratunam starts as early as 6.00 am at the Luna Sky Garden Café every day. The café may not be huge but it serves a decent variety of local dishes as well as toasts, cereals, juices and eggs cooked in different styles like omelette and sunny side up. Coffee and tea are served by the waitresses who will gladly refill your cup if you need more to wake yourself up early in the morning. After a hearty breakfast at the café, you will surely feel energised to embark on yet another day of splendid shopping!
Lovely boutique hotel stay for a Bangkok shopping holiday
At such a strategic location right smack in Bangkok’s famous shopping district, the shopaholic in you will definitely love Glow Pratunam. Besides all the popular shopping malls and markets around the hotel, you will also be able to find a wide variety of local food delights as well as reputable yet affordable Thai massage parlours in the vicinity to fill your stomach and rest and relax after all the bargain hunting. The best part of the deal is you do not have to break the bank for a comfortable and convenient stay here, for prices start from a reasonable 76 USD per night in the deluxe room! So go ahead to book your accommodation for a shopping holiday at Glow Pratunam!