The Five Star Vagabond

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.

Nana Sukhumvit area Bangkok

July 2, 2015 by David Herd

Nana Plaza

Nana Plaza

Nana Sukhumvit area Bangkok is where I have been staying for 20 years. Lots of hotels bars & restaurants & close to the sky train. Plus of course the infamous Nana Plaza.

Quintessential Nana Plaza

Nana Sukhumvit area Bangkok To anybody who has been to Nana Plaza this photo captures the irony of the situation. ūüôā

There is more than just the plaza

Nana Sukhumvit area Bangkok Right beside Nana station are some skyscrapers including the Landmark hotel.

Nana Skyline

Nana Sukhumvit area Bangkok The small brown building in the centre is the Dynasty Grande a hotel where I often stay.

This hotel is very good except for 2 things, no Australian TV channel which they used to have in previous years. Secondly I thought the food was very average indeed, especially the bread in my club sandwich was terrible. The rooms and facilities are excellent as are the staff, but the 2 things I mentioned let the hotel down.


Citadines Soi 11The rooms are compact and nicely laid out including a kitchen if you like to prepare some food. This is now my hotel of choice, plus Soi 11 is a great street for bars and restaurants.

Excellent pool & Gym at the Dynasty Grande

Nana Sukhumvit area Bangkok


Monsoon restaurant

  Monsoon restaurant Soi 8 Nana   Located near the Dynasty in Soi 8 is one of my favourite restaurants, put it on your list.  

Great food

  Monsoon Soi 8 Great food and wine at a reasonable price at Monsoon in Soi 8.  

Next to Nana station

   photo Nana 1.jpg Another huge building going up beside Nana station.

Progress February 21

Nana Sky train The 2 br condos are advertised starting at B26 million or just over $1 million AUD.

Mayhem in 2003 Sukhumvit Bangkok The photo above shows the exact spot where a group of criminals totally wrecked what was then called Clinton Plaza, dozens of vendors were put out of business because somebody decided they wanted to develop the site.  Now in 2015 the people responsible still have not been convicted.  

Clinton Plaza destroyed         Clinton Plaza Bangkok  

Breakfast at the Marriott

   photo Bangkok July 1st 6.jpg Excellent Breakfast at the JW Marriott hotel on Sukhumvit.  

David Herd and Tony Murphy

  JW Marriott Bangkok Enjoying another great breakfast at the Marriott.  

Terminal 21 Asoke

Sukhumvit rd Asoke, Bangkok. photo 64363_10150734444643594_1452396268_n.jpg This shopping mall is located next door to Asoke station which is one stop away from Nana. There are lots of restaurants and bars in this area, in particular the famous Soi Cowboy.

Soi Cowboy

  Nana Sukhumvit area Bangkok The lights are much brighter and more interesting here than Nana Plaza, more expensive as well.  

Le Maverick

David Herd Thailand Two blocks from Soi Cowboy and terminal 21 is a very nice French restaurant, excellent food & service with an attractive décor. The address is Sukhumvit 21 Soi 3, Ocean Tower II, Khwaeng Khlong Toei Nuea, Khet Watthana, 10110.

David Herd at Le Maverick

Le Maverick Asoke

Good food at Le Maverick

  David Herd Bangkok                  David Herd Thailand          Le Maverick Asoke  

The other end of the scale

Oxtail stew Bus Stop Soi4 The bus stop in Soi 4 Nana serves one of my favourite meals, I have been eating their Oxtail stew for over 15 years.

February 2016.¬†I had an unhappy experience at the Bust Stop in Soi 4 Nana in Bangkok 2 weeks ago. For many years I have been ordering the oxtail stew which is fantastic, lunch on the Thursday was excellent, then I returned for dinner on Friday night and they only served 2 pieces of oxtail instead of the normal 3. I complained as the price of B350 remained the same, well the chef was quite rude and unhelpful and refused to make it right, so I paid for my wine and left. After around 16 years of enjoying this great dish I guess it is time for a break, just saying………

Check out this link for more Bangkok restaurants.

Modern buildings & messy wiring

¬† Nana Sukhumvit area Bangkok Quintessential Bangkok, one one hand you have beautiful modern buildings and on the other hand 3rd world electricity wiring. ūüôā ¬†

Hooters has arrived

Hooters Soi 4

Hooters Soi 4 Bangkok          Hooters Bangkok          Bangkok December 2015

Opened in Soi 4 Nana on December 23rd 2015, sadly I believe it is¬†destined to fail, wrong location, local ‚ÄúCheap Charlies‚ÄĚ will never pay extra for their drinks. They will sit opposite where the drinks are cheaper and the bar girls are available for extra activities.

I-Check Inn Soi 11

Bangkok budget hotels Just a few meters from Nana station is this excellent small hotel tucked away is a lane off Soi 11. If you use this link you will get a room for around B1100.

The entrance to Nana Plaza, Hooters and the Hillary bar.

A lot of bull happening here

Nana Sukhumvit area Bangkok

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