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Super travel tips, all road tested by David Herd. I'm an Australian guy who moved to Thailand in 2011 & still travel the world as often as possible.

Songkran Thai New Year Celebration

April 20, 2017 by David Herd | 0 comments

The calm before the storm

Songkran Thai New Year Celebration Songkran Thai New Year Celebration, her are tourists arriving at Kho San Road where the army are sweeping the street to get it right for the festivities. Photo credit Bangkok Post.

Mobile gun seller

Songkran Thai New Year Celebration Naklua Rd Pattaya are gearing up for April 18 2017.

Weapons of mass destruction

Songkran Thai New Year Celebration Buy now and practice at home before the battle begins. ๐Ÿ™‚

The local amunition dump

Songkran Thai New Year Celebration Beach Road Pattaya amunition dump waits for the troops to arrive.

Rule numbe 3, the water must be cold.

Songkran Thai New Year Celebration April is the hottest month in Thailand so these nice people are making sure you will be cool when hit by 1000 water pistols. ๐Ÿ™‚

 Beach Rd Big fish

Songkran Thai New Year Celebration All the attraction have been assembled.

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The big day is getting closer, having said that people have been drowning each other already for the last 5 days.

Vendors setting up

Songkran Thai New Year Celebration It’s 8am on April 19 & the vendors are setting up their stalls for the big day.

Sculptured fruit

Songkran Thai New Year Celebration A work of art, the stall lady said come back later we are giving the food away for free.

Loaded up

Songkran Thai New Year Celebration Looking for some early morning buyers.

Discussing todays strategy

Songkran Thai New Year Celebration Or is Tubby just trying to chat up a Russian babe?

Look out here they come

Songkran Thai New Year Celebration The army arrive to make sure everyone behaves. ๐Ÿ™‚

Cops are here as well

Songkran Thai New Year Celebration

Along with a water truck & mobile toilets.

This is the nicest part of Songkran

Songkran Thai New Year Celebration Seeing the little kids having fun is a great part of Songkran.

Look out here they come

Songkran Thai New Year Celebration Ready to do battle. Photo credit Bangkok Post.

 OK, let the games begin

Songkran Thai New Year Celebration

This is 2nd Rd opposite Bic C Marina.

You can run but yu can’t hide. ๐Ÿ™‚

 photo a1b49e5f-b175-4dd9-befb-96b0f7a48dc2.jpg The battle rages.

 

 

These videos show the madness & mayhen of Songkran.

Marching into battle

Songkran Thai New Year Celebration These guys are very disiplined marching in a straight line, they are part of ab elite SAS team, (shoot & soak). ๐Ÿ™‚

A-One Hotel 

Songkran Thai New Year Celebration Every year the A-One hotel on Beach Rd host a huge party. For a very good discount on rooms just book through THIS LINK.

You gotta have foam

 photo aaec2792-108d-4d51-9c58-8f3ccf81cfdb.jpg Preparing the foam zone.

Having fun in the pool

Songkran Thai New Year Celebration To me this makes morte sense tham roaming the streets with a water pistol. ๐Ÿ™‚

Lets catch the Baht bus she said…….

Songkran Thai New Year Celebration It will be safer than walking she said……

Out of control Farangs

Songkran Thai New Year Celebration Sadly may Farangs (is what Thai people call foreigners) tend to make idiots of themselves spoiling the fgun for everyone. This particular mob is no exception, in fact I will name & shame them. Greg, Dave, Gary & Hamish, sometimes I wonder why I call them friends. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Siam sunset

Songkran Thai New Year Celebration A beautiful sunset while the Songkran party rages.

Sabai Wing Soi 1 North Pattaya

Songkran Thai New Year Celebration

Sabai Wing Soi 1, 3 swimming pools and nice rooms, 100 meters from BigC, great value at only $23 usd per night as of August 15. I live in the high-rise in the background, Markland. For a great room rate book here.

For a more upmarket hotel on Beach Rd

Songkran Thai New Year Celebration

Just use THIS LINK for a terrific rate at the Wave Hotel.

Thanks for visiting my Songkran Thai New Year Celebration photo blog.

The Pattaya song

 
 For an excellent budget hotel in north Pattaya just book through THIS LINK for a great rate.

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                 Istanbul                  Budapest                        London

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Songkran Thai New Year Celebration

April 20, 2017 by David Herd | 0 comments

The calm before the storm

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Great Pattaya German Restaurant

April 7, 2017 by David Herd | 0 comments

Leckerle German Restaurant

Great Pattaya German Restaurant Great Pattaya German Restaurant located in Soi 33 off naklua Rd just north of the Dolphin roundabout. It’s one of many very good restaurants in the lively busy Soi. 

Two sections

Great Pattaya German Restaurant The outoor & open area as you can see in the photo plus the air conditioned bakery  in the first photo which is where I prefer to eat.

Lets talk about the food

Great Pattaya German Restaurant It is such good value for the excellent quality. I guessing 80% of the customers are German, in fact the Naklua area is where they prefer to live.

 Lots of healthy entres

Great Pattaya German Restaurant Leckerle have a large menu to choose from, all dishes are reasonably priced.

However this one is my favourite

Great Pattaya German Restaurant Pea soup with German sausage. The good news is that it’s the best I have ever tasted, the bad news is it is rather filling and I have to settle for a small 2nd course. ๐Ÿ™‚

 Everyone loves the soup

Great Pattaya German Restaurant Here is my good friend from Australia Geoff Robinson & his Thai lady Nana, they agree with me that Leckerle is great value.

Nana love the deserts

 photo fe79f12d-3467-40c3-8b75-95e1a007f0c5.jpg I must admit I do as well.

More Aussie friends

 photo Leckerle Viv amp friends 2.jpg The big guy Viv Kennelly is another friend from Australia, I introduced hiom & his friends to Leckerle in February 2017 & they likes it so much they returned the following evening. ๐Ÿ™‚

Another favourite dish

Great Pattaya German Restaurant After the soup this is a small dish I often order, prawns & bacon on German bread, delicious.

Great Pattaya German Restaurant

Great Pattaya German Restaurant Another tasty small dish I often have after the soup. Slices of ham on German bread. 

 Nice decor

Great Pattaya German Restaurant Plus another bomus is they always seem to play very good background music from the 80s & 90s.

Hamish & I attack the Pork Knuckle

Great Pattaya German Restaurant My friend Hamish Elton also loves his food & remarked the knucle was one of the best he has eaten in Pattaya.

Sabai Wing Soi 1 North Pattaya

Great Pattaya German Restaurant

Sabai Wing Soi 1, 3 swimming pools and nice rooms, 100 meters from BigC, & a 10 minute walk to Leckerle, great value at only $30 usd per night as of 2017. I live in the high-rise in the background, Markland. For a great room rate book here.

Farewell from Leckerle

Great Pattaya German Restaurant Thanks for visiting my Great Pattaya German Restaurant  photo blog.

For details of their menu follow THIS LINK.

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Building Terminal 21 Pattaya

April 5, 2017 by David Herd | 0 comments

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya 

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya started in November 2015 when they started demolishing the shopping complex. That seemed to take the best part of a year before actual building commenced. Now they are really making progress as you will see from this photo blog.

It’s a huge site adjacent to the Dolphin roundabout  as you can see from the above photo.

A popular cafe

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya I used to often have breakfast at this popular little Thai restaurant beside the Dolphin roundabout.

Above you see it, below you don’t. ๐Ÿ™‚

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya November 2015 and they start demolishing.

The wrecking ball at work.

 photo 617509d1-e5e1-4ed5-98c1-66b96ba88e39.jpg It’s a huge job pulling down this large building.

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It is taking months & months.

Slowly everything is coming apart

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya Escalators & elevators have already gone.

Here comes the heavy machinery

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya Now they are getting serious. ๐Ÿ™‚

Workplace health & safety

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya Does not really exist in Thailand. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Looking like a bomb site December 24 2015

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya You could be mistaken thinking this is a war zone.

Bye bye Hong Club

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya Not sure what went on here but it’s all over now folks.

All this has to be removed

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya Knocking it down seems like the easy part, now somebody has to remove the rubble.

 OK, we are getting somewhere May 21st 2016

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya In the top left hnd corner you can see the Dolphin roundabout.

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya

 photo 06661b75-8689-4587-b7c9-ac23bd1d48bd.jpg You may recognise 2nd Rd North Pattaya.

Pile drivers are here.

Building Terminal 21 Pattaya June 28th 2016 8 months after the start.

 Phoenix rising February 2nd 2017

At last we see the start of the actual building.

Phoenix rising

 photo 5123a576-0893-40a7-b462-c6fa2a768099.jpg February 6th 2017 and we see the start of the building.

March 27 2017

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They are working at a frantic pace, 7 or 8 cranes are in operation.

April 2nd 2017

 photo 5d795eca-39ec-4aec-8b40-e7e7aa95b465.jpg At this rate I think they will finish by mid 2018.

This shows the progress

 photo 28a6b63b-85bb-44c3-a1fb-33b4abb85882.jpg Taken from the 26th flor of Markland Condo.

An exciting project.

 photo fc3825d1-8c41-41b4-ab66-d7b651395ae8.jpg This is only the shopping mall section, the 25 story hotel is going up at the bach of the shops.

An impression of the final product

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Thanks for visiting my Building Terminal 21 Pattaya photo blog.

Sabai Wing Soi 1 North Pattaya

Pattaya low cost budget hotels

Sabai Wing Soi 1, 3 swimming pools and nice rooms, 100 meters from BigC, great value at only $30 usd per night as of 2017. I live in the high-rise in the background, Markland. For a great room rate book here.

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Thatโ€™s all folks

Beckington Trowbridge

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Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya

April 4, 2017 by David Herd | 0 comments

Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya

Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya is located on Beach Rd next to the Hard Rock hotel. I have been walking past every morning since it opened early 2015 & never realised what a hidden gem it was.

Beautiful decor

Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya Overlooking Beach Rd & Pattaya bay the decor is as good as anything in Pattaya.

Coffee & pastry at the front

Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya The room is made up of two adjoining sections, coffee shop at the front & the moree formal restaurant & kitchen at the rear.

Looking towards the rear

Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya Here is a modern version of Buggs bunny with one blue eye & one red. ๐Ÿ™‚

The main restaurant section

Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya The door at the far end connects to the Mera Mare Hotel. For an excellent room rate just book through THIS LINK.

Excellent food

Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya This dish, Pork Belly & Prawns was quite different and perfectly cooked.

Mango Cheesecake

Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya Desert is one of my many weaknesses and this mango cheesecake was to die for. ๐Ÿ™‚

Many more varieties here

 photo Pastry addiction 7.jpg Plus a variety of ice cream flavours as well.

I’m coming back for the mango

Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya is a great choice for afternoon tea, lunch or dinner. It’s a touch on the expensive side & a glass of house wine is priced way over the top at B260. 

Wine is too expensive.

 photo 2d75e81b-f96e-4dcd-aede-45c6ec610e0a.jpg Sadly B260 for a glass of house wine will probably stop me & many of my friends coming for dinner, hopefully management with see the light and offer house wine at around B150.

Ultra modern kitchen

Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya A fabulous looking kitchen which matches the rest of the decor.

Location

Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya

Right next door to the Hard Rock Hotel.

Another look at the rabbit.

Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya Rather risque showing off a nipple. ๐Ÿ™‚

Eggs Benedict

Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya A perfect breakfast for B190 or $5.50 usd.

Mera Mare Hotel

Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya Pastry Addiction is on the left.

Sabai Wing Soi 1 North Pattaya

Pattaya low cost budget hotels

Sabai Wing Soi 1, 3 swimming pools and nice rooms, 100 meters from BigC, great value at only $30 usd per night as of 2017. I live in the high-rise in the background, Markland. For a great room rate book here.

      Thanks for visiting my Pastry Addiction Mera Mare Hotel Pattaya photo blog. 

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Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant

February 19, 2017 by David Herd

Sunday lunch at The Edge

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant is a wonderful dining experience particularly on Sunday. It is in direct competition with the fabulous Mantra at the Amari hotel. Further on in this review I will endeavour to make comparisons between the two.

Fresh seafood

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant Fresh seafood is of course the star of the show, however there are many more special offerings guaranteed to delight you.

An impressive choice of Oysters

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant There are 4 or 5 variety to choose, mainly from France.

 My first course

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant Oysters, crab, prawns, caviar & fresh white bread, I always find it difficult to get past the seafood counter. ๐Ÿ™‚

Did I mention caviar?

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant Certainly one of my favourite delicacies, salmon Roe.

 Lots of sushi & sashimi

 photo Hilton Sunday buffet B1500 6.jpg As I said before, it’s hard to get past the fresh seafood. ๐Ÿ™‚

Sushi

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant Too much sushi is never enough. ๐Ÿ™‚

I travel to Japan every year and the Hilton sushi is certainly high quality.

Outside seating

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant

Catering for smokers & those who want to get closer to the view.

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant A beautifully designed kitchen & restaurant.

Check out my review of the Hilton Sky Bar. 

BBQ duck & ribs.

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant Funnily enough the six baskets contain 6 different variety of Chinese buns, a little bit of overkill I feel. I would much prefer to see some Shumei & prawn dumplings similar to what’s on the menu at the Mantra.

BBQ seafood station

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant You really need a big appetite to cope with this fabulous buffet.

 Hardworking chefs

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant This is one of my favourite photos from Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant.

 Pizza

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant No matter what you fancy it is all here. ๐Ÿ™‚

The Bakery

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant

The bread here is excellent.

An excellent cheese selection

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant I was at Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant on Sunday February 19, & sadly I overindulged & could not fit in any cheese. ๐Ÿ™‚

An amazing choice of deserts to finish.

Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant Put this great buffet on your list, & many thanks for visiting my Pattaya Hilton Buffet Edge Restaurant photo blog.

I have given a lot of thought to which is the best buffet, the Hilton (with the salmon caviar) or the Mantra (with the Alaskan crab), & the verdict is Mantra by a short 1/2 crab claw. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

However I have noticed they now serve the clawless variety of Alaskan crab, please Mantra bring back the claws. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok

February 17, 2017 by David Herd

Grande Centre Point & The Sheraton

Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok starting at Terminal which is adjacent to the Grande Centre Point Hotel. You will notice the Sheraton on the left & the Westin in the middle.

Book through THIS LINK for a great discount.

View from the opposite side

Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok Taken from the Sofitel Hotel Sky Bar on the 32nd floor.

Looking from Soi 16

 photo Terminal 21 amp Sheraton.jpg The view of Terminal 21 from The Long Table Sky Bar.

Long Table Sky Bar

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The Sky Bar is in the tall building in Soi 16 10 minutes walk from Asoke station.

Down on ground level

Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok Efforts are being made to stop motorbikes riding on the footpaths, good luck with that. ๐Ÿ™‚

 El Goucho 8/1-7 Sukhumvit Soi 19 | 02-255-2864

Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok You can pick your own Black Angus or USDA Prime โ€“ the prices range from B990-6290.

Location of El Gaucho

Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok

Just 2 minutes from Asoke station.

The Westin Grande Sukhumvit Hotel

Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok Located right above El Gaucho & adjacent to Asoke Station & Terminal 21. Book through THIS LINK for a great discount on rooms, book now & pay later.

Spiderman on Sukhumvit

Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok About 30 floors up without too much protection.

Worth another look

Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok I really hope they are being paid well for this job. ๐Ÿ™‚

Hotel Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit

Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok

Rooftop Restaurant Bar is on the 32nd floor of the hotel. Lโ€™Appart restaurant at the recently opened Sofitel, a delightful multi-faceted venue occupying the entire 32nd top floor of the hotel tower.

 Passing traffic

Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok Glad to see the driver wearing a helmet, helmet! What helmet? I don’t see a helmet. ๐Ÿ™‚

New bar in Soi 11 Nana.

Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok Opening night Friday February 10 2017.

The drummers & the Golden Girls.

Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok Luckily I was on the VIP list at “8 on Eleven” & enjoyed a couple of hours drinking Moscow Mules, a classy place that should succeed.

The Russian Golden Girls

Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok These four girls looked rather spectacular.

Late night snack

Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok

I really love this photo, it sums up a typical 5am Bangkok morning. Photo credit Stickboy.

Thanks for visiting my Soi 22 Sukhumvit Road Asoke Bangkok photo blog.

iCheck Inn Soi 11

Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok

When Iโ€™m in Bangkok I like to stay in Sukhumvit Soi 11, here is an excellent budget hotel, if you USE THIS LINK you will get a great rate of around B1100 per night, or $30 USD.

 

The best Bangkok budget hotel I have ever stayed in.

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Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok

February 16, 2017 by David Herd

Happy hour happy street

Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok was a street I had known about for such a long time but had never ventured there until now. It seemed every Bangkok restaurant review would recommend an establishment in this area & now I can understand why. 

El Guacho

Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok I am a great fan of the Wine Connection chain of restaurants & Google told me there was one at 208 Thong Lo 8 Alley so my brother & I caught the Sky train to Thonglo station & walked for 20 minutes or so looking for the restaurant. What we in fact found at the address was El Gaucho, so I’m assuming either Google got it wrong or the information was simply out of date. ๐Ÿ™‚

Here is what Googled showed.

Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok Wine Connection has morphed into El Gaucho.  

So many restaurants & so little time.

Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok I have decided on my next visit to Bangkok I will tear myself away from my beloved Soi 11 & stay in Thonglor. 

Grand Centrepoint Hotel in Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok

Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok

Right in the heart of Thonglor, just book through THIS LINK for an excellent discount. Sukhumvit 55 or Soi Thong Lo, is well known for its classy bars, boutique shops, fashionable clubs plus lots of hip restaurants. Itโ€™s also acknowledged as the Siam Square of Bangkokโ€™s East side.

Lots of Japanese restaurants

Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok I was amazed by the number of Japanese restaurants in Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok, they were everywhere. 

Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok, The Dock

Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok I am looking forward to having dinner at The Dock, they specialise in seafood & the menu looks excellent. Being an Aussie I love Sydney Rock Oysters as well as those big juicy ones from Tasmania. Kumamoto featured, I was there last October, & Brittany on the English Channel and the Atlantic Ocean, has over 2800 km of coastline, it provides nearly 60,000 tons of oysters each year, almost 50% of the total French oyster production.

 This Soi 55 building caught my eye.

Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok

Prior to moving to Thailand from Australia in 2011 I lived on the Gold Coast in Surfers Paradise. On the beach there is a building called Focus which is the twin of this Soi 55 round building. ๐Ÿ™‚

Focus in Surfers Paradise

Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok

Compare the twins. ๐Ÿ™‚

Follow THIS LINK for more Gold Coast skyscrapers.

Thanks for visiting my Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok photo blog.

When Iโ€™m in Bangkok I like to stay in Sukhumvit Soi 11, here is an excellent budget hotel, if you USE THIS LINK you will get a great rate of around B1100 per night, or $30 USD.

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Soi 22 Sukhumvit Road Asoke Bangkok

February 14, 2017 by David Herd

Sukhumvit Road Soi 22 Asoke Bangkok

Soi 22 Sukhumvit Road Asoke Bangkok Soi 22 Sukhumvit Road Asoke Bangkok is an interesting area to visit in this great city. The Marriott hotel group have just taken over & renovated a huge new property which is the opposite end of the spectrum when you compare the street food vendors operating just 200 metres up the road from them.

Magnificent Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queenโ€™s Park

Soi 22 Sukhumvit Road Asoke Bangkok For an excellent room rate just book through THIS LINK & pay later. (free cancellation as well.)

Marquis Details

37 floors , 1,259 rooms , 101 suites

  • 35 meeting rooms, 69,007 sq ft of total meeting space

JW Marriott 

Soi 22 Sukhumvit Road Asoke Bangkok

I checked out the buffet breakfast at the Marquis, but at B850 or $25 USD it is a little over my budget, so I walked 25 minutes back to JW Marriott & enjoyed eggs Benedict, avocado & crispy bacon with an extra large latte for B350, or $10 USD.

Wine Depot opposite Marriott Marquis

Soi 22 Sukhumvit Road Asoke Bangkok This is on my list to try next time I’m in Bangkok, TripAdvisor rate it 280 out of 9,472 restaurants in Bangkok. Even more amazing is New York Style Steak & Burger upstairs is rated 181 from 9,472.

I must admit I doubt whether either one deserves such a high rating.

Also opposite the Marriott.

Soi 22 Sukhumvit Road Asoke Bangkok Three identical office buildings.

Fresh food

Soi 22 Sukhumvit Road Asoke Bangkok Taking up most of the sidewalk these food stalls are part of Bangkok’s charm & character.

Soi 22 Sukhumvit Road Asoke Bangkok beer bars

Soi 22 Sukhumvit Road Asoke Bangkok I’m sure this little square comes alive at night. ๐Ÿ™‚

Guess who is hogging the fan?

 photo 136362b3-4306-4091-9341-34f4d3580115.jpg Another pampered pet. ๐Ÿ™‚

Indian, Thai or Italian, make your choice.

Soi 22 Sukhumvit Road Asoke Bangkok Another place to eat on Soi 22 Sukhumvit Road Asoke Bangkok.

Sidewalk restaurant on Soi 22

Soi 22 Sukhumvit Road Asoke Bangkok The graffiti certainly brightens up the decor. ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for visiting my Soi 22 Sukhumvit Road Asoke Bangkok photo blog.

When Iโ€™m in Bangkok I like to stay in Sukhumvit Soi 11, here is an excellent budget hotel, if you USE THIS LINK you will get a great rate of around B1100 per night, or $30 USD.

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Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

February 12, 2017 by David Herd

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok on Sukhumvit Road between Nana & Asoke stations is on the 32nd floor of the hotel. Lโ€™Appart restaurant at the recently opened Sofitel is a delightful multi-faceted venue occupying the entire 32nd top floor of the hotel tower.

Great Asoke View

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok On the left is the Westin Hotel which is next door to Terminal 21, & on the right is the Sheraton.

For a great room rate at The Sheraton just use THIS LINK to book.

The pool at The Westin Hotel.

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok The hotel is only 50 metres from Asoke Station. For a great room rate at The Westin use THIS LINK to book now & pay later.

 Waiting for the lights to come on.

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok Tonight there was quite a bit of haze over the city which effected the sunset & the view.

Thirty minutes later.

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok The Bangkok haze is still around I’m afraid.

Pachara Suites Soi 6 Nana

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

Looking down on Soi 6 which is a very good location, close to Nana Plaza & Nana station. Use THIS LINK for an excellent room rate at Pachara Suites.

 Bangkok looks great at night

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok Of course Murray Head is famous for the great song about “One Night in Bangkok. “

 

 Lets check out the bar

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok The entire 32nd floor is occupied by the Lโ€™Appart restaurant & the Sky Bar.

Relax on the lounge with a cocktail or two.

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok The whole place is beautifully designed.

Lโ€™Appart kitchen.

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok It certainly is a great looking kitchen. ๐Ÿ™‚

Sit outside &  watch the city lights.

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok There are probably between 25 & 30 Bangkok Sky Bars & this is one of the best. Lโ€™Appart opens daily from 5:00 pm at the Champagne Bar, and dinner is served from 7:00 pm.

 Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok Many thanks for visiting my Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok photo blog, I hope to see you there soon. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Location

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Buy one get one free between 5pm to 7pm daily at happy hour.

             

When Iโ€™m in Bangkok I like to stay in Sukhumvit Soi 11, here is an excellent budget hotel, if you USE THIS LINK you will get a great rate of around B1100 per night, or $30 USD.

David Herd Thailand

The best Bangkok budget hotel I have ever stayed in.

Please check out some of the most popular below, and thank you for visiting.

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Beckington Trowbridge

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