Bangkok remains the number one city in the world, in terms of the number of visitors it sees every year, beating even the likes of London and Paris to claim its top spot. While this means that there are a huge number of hotels, guest houses, hostels, resorts, and apartments to host the millions of visitors that come to this city, not all of them are up to the mark and you could end up making a horrible choice if you are not careful while booking your hotel. So, what should one be looking for in a hotel, if you have a plan to visit Bangkok? That’s exactly what we are going to go through next.
Location and Quality
If you are going to Bangkok, you better be staying at a riverside hotel Bangkok to enjoy the best views in the city, and there are a ton of options to choose from as well, which brings us to the next part of the selection process; judging the quality of the hotel. Hotel Ibis Bangkok Riverside is not just another cheap hotel by the Chao Phraya River like so many others, but it is actually an excellent, well-known establishment on Soi Charoen Nakorn 17, with top of the line amenities. Aside from the gorgeous view of the river (especially during sunrise and sunset) and proximity to the BTS Skytrain, it has a vast number of rooms and caters to all budgets, while the hotel’s own riverside restaurant serves international dishes from cuisines around the world. Although there are very expensive Five Star hotels in Bangkok as well, Ibis just makes a better case of value for money, without sacrificing on quality.
Get to Know the Rates in Advance
While the price of accommodation in Bangkok is definitely cheap, it is always a good idea to ask and confirm the rates before you actually book the hotel because the price may often surprise you quite unpleasantly! A well-reputed hotel will stay true to its rates, irrespective of the customer, but not every one of the many establishments in Bangkok is so honest and they may decide to charge you a lot more than they should if you are not careful. Aside from that, since Bangkok is now the world’s most visited city, the rate of everything has gone up significantly in the last few years, so don’t expect super cheap accommodations at a top-class hotel anymore, just because it’s in Bangkok.
Look and Ask for Deals
You can always look online for deals, but you can also directly ask the hotel if they have a deal going on or an offer that you can take advantage of. In most hotels, the longer you stay, the less rent you have to pay on a daily basis, so ask about that as well, if you plan to stay for a while.
There are more than just a few reasons why Bangkok is the most visited city in the world, but the affordability factor is certainly one of them. Nevertheless, it always makes sense to ask in advance and mostly stick to reputed establishments for a good experience during your visit to the city of Krung Thep Maha Nakhon.