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.

Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall

June 8, 2017 by David Herd | 0 comments

Renovated Shopping Mall

Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall

Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall is only five minutes from where I live so I am often there enjoying Starbucks or the many good restaurants.

Sichuan Restaurant

 photo f570009c-4df7-449c-8d7e-731fe16085d7.jpg This is one of the many exotic restaurants at Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall.

Delicious food

Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall Reasonably priced & a little bit spicy as you can imagine. 🙂

Central bar surrounded by restaurants

Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall The biggest problem is deciding where to eat, there are just so many choices.

I really like the hamburgers here.

Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall Lots of choices between Thai or imported beef & totally delicious. 🙂

Thai cheeseburger

Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall The cheeseburger is usually my choice, I really need to try some of the other varieties.

Strike up the band

Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall Most nights this band seems to be entertaining the customers.

Mango & sticky rice

Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall Always after a hamburger I must have this magnificent Thai delicacy. 

Fancy food trucks

Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall Mobile pop up restaurants add some colour & movement to the Marina forecourt.

Welcome sign is like a lighthouse.

Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall I often wonder why they call the mall Central Marina as it’s 500 meters from Pattaya Bay. 🙂

MK Restaurant

Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall Without a doubt MK is one of best Pattaya restaurants for value with a great selection of food. 

Dim Sum

Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall The dim sum is my favorite closely followed by their roast duck & BBQ pork. My bill is usually under B400 or $15 aud. Take a look at their menu here.

Huge chandelier

Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall Quite spectacular hanging from the high ceiling in the front section of the mall.

Sushi Hina

Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall

One of the many Japanese restaurants at the Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall, along with Korean & Chinese.

There is even a Playboy Cafe

Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall One of the first in a chain being opened in Thailand.

If you are a Playboy…

Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall This is the place for you.

 Low cost food everywhere.

Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall Lots of low cost food at Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall.

Another Japanese restaurant.

Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall Japanese is certainly the dominant cuisine at Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall.

Just one year ago

Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall Here is how the centre looked.

The renovation took about 8 months.

Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall They worked 24/7 to finish the project.

Sabai Wing Soi 1 North Pattaya

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya

Sabai Wing Soi 1, 3 swimming pools and nice rooms, 100 meters from Central Marina Pattaya Shopping Mall, 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

Thai New Year Celebration Pattaya

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

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Spectacular Bangkok Sky Bars

May 22, 2017 by David Herd

Breathtaking view from Red Sky Bar

Spectacular Bangkok Sky Bars

Spectacular Bangkok Sky Bars

Spectacular Bangkok Sky Bars, I really doubt if any city in the world has as many amazing rooftop bar/restaurants than Bangkok. This photo is from the 56th floor of the Red Sky Bar located above CentralWorld.

Happy hour at Red Sky Bar

Spectacular Bangkok Sky Bars Generally as you can imagine Sky Bars are expensive venues, however between 5 & 7 pm buy one get one free is a good deal, for instance  a Jack Daniels or a beer is B360 or $10.50 usd, so getting 2 for 1 is a good value.

I rate Red Sky Bar 5 stars.

Spectacular Bangkok Sky Bars

At the Hotel Indigo Bangkok 81 Wireless Road, Pathumwan, on the 25th and 26th Floor.

I give Char a 4 star rating.

The amazing Bangkok skyline.

Spectactular Bangkok Sky Bars Open at 6 pm in time for the sunset.

 Char Bar walking distance to CentralWorld.

Spectacular Bangkok Sky Bars An easy walk from Char Bar to Red Sky Bar.

I rate Char Bar 4 stars.

Long Table sky bar

Spectacular Bangkok Sky Bars  Long Table sky bar Bangkok is located on the 25th floor of the Colomn serviced apartments in Soi 16 Asoke. Obviously not as high as many of the Bangkok sky bars but still offers an incredible view of this great city.

I rate Longtable 4 stars.

Spectacular entrance

Spectacular Bangkok Sky Bars

Walk in the door and this is the fabulous view of Bangkok. Obviously not as high as many of the Bangkok sky bars but still offers an incredible view of this great city. Photo credit Asia Web Direct.

Use THIS LINK for a great rate of around $80 USD + tax for a 62 M2 serviced apartment.

Cielo Sky Bar & Restaurant

Spectacular Bangkok Sky Bars Another spectacular venue to add to the many other “must do” places to visit in this great city. Located between Sukhumvit 69 & 71 only five minutes walk from Phra Khanong BTS station.

A small beautifully designed intimate restaurant

Spectacular Bangkok Sky Bars The Cielo Sky Bar & Restaurant menu caters to a variety of budgets and offers a small selection of well known international dishes. Try the simple Spaghetti Carbonara (250 Baht), the fancy Roasted Duck with Fresh Orange Thyme Sauce (320 Baht), or for those wanting to splash out: the grilled Australian ribeye steak (850 Baht).

Sirocco Restaurant & Bar

Spectacular Bangkok Sky Bars Sirocco Sky Bar State Tower Bangkok is one of the best rooftop restaurants bars in the world. In fact I really doubt if any city in the world has more roof top bars than Bangkok. I would certainly like to know if there is any place more spectacular than Sirocco which is located of the 64th floor of the State Tower building in Bangkok.

I rate Sirocco 5 stars.

Top floor Lebua Hotel

Spectacular Bangkok Sky Bars  Great location close to the Sky Train and the river ferries. One of the nicest ways to spend an hour in Bangkok is cruising along the mighty Chao Phraya river. The river ferry takes you up the lazy river for only B150 for the whole day. It is a great way to see many of Bangkok’s wonderful landmarks. A ticket to Chinatown is only B40, get off at pier number 5 at Ratchawong and walk 10 minutes up the road.

For a great room rate at the Lebua Hotel just book throughh THIS LINK.

 Sirocco to Red Sky

Spectacular Bangkok Sky Bars

Via Roof 33 & Char Bar.

Roof 38 Bar Sathorn Rd

Spectacular Bangkok Sky Bars  Located on the 38th floor of the Mode Sathorn Hotel which is right next door to Surasak sky train. A nice relaxing atmosphere and the drinks are rather expensive as you would expect.

Rawiwan (Lucknam) Thaikam @ Roof 38

Spectacular Bangkok Sky Bars  The lovely lady is the Roof manager, very friendly with a beautiful smile. She has worked at some other bangkok Roof bars and I think the 38 bars is very lucky to have her on the staff.

Brewski Sky Bar Radisson Blu Bangkok

Spectacular Bangkok Sky Bars Brewski Sky Bar Radisson Blu Bangkok on Sukhumvit Road near Soi 25 claim to be the only rooftop craft beer bar in Bangkok. I’m not into craft beers however an Asahi bottle was reasonably prices at B160, or $4.50 USD.

Book your Bangkok hotel through THIS LINK for a great discount, you can pay later or cancel if you wish.

Two Pattaya reprobates

Spectacular Bangkok Sky Bars Joergen Ulitzka & Pothole aka John Martin were very impressed with the view.

Octave Rooftop Lounge Marriott Bangkok

Spectacular Bangkok Sky Bars Sukhumvit is one of Bangkok’s busiest roads so catch the sky train to Thong Lo station and walk 5 minutes to 57 Sukhumvit Rd.

I rate Octave 4 stars.

Waiting for sunset at Octave.

Spectacular Bangkok Sky Bars The drinks are quite expensive at most roof top bars however  here you get two for one cocktails at happy hour before 6pm.

For an excellent room rate here at the Marriott just use this link to book and you will be very happy with the result.

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

Spectactular Bangkok Sky Bars On the left is the Westin Hotel which is next door to Terminal 21, & on the right is the Sheraton.

I rate Sofitel 4.5 stars.

Farewell from the Sofitel & the Spectacular Bangkok Sky Bars

Spectacular Bangkok Sky Bars Thanks for visiting my Spectacular Bangkok Sky Bars photo blog. One popular Sky Bar Cloud 47 closed the end of March, see the story on THIS LINK. Soon I will reveiw Above 11 & the new Park Hyatt which open on May 12th 2017.

Book your Bangkok hotel through THIS LINK for a great discount, you can pay later or cancel if you wish.

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Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok

When I’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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                                          Great hotel room rates anywhere in the world if you book
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Spectacular Bangkok Rooftop Bars

May 21, 2017 by David Herd

Breathtaking skyline from Red Sky Bar

Spectacular Bangkok Rooftop Bars

Spectacular Bangkok Rooftop Bars

Spectacular Bangkok Rooftop Bars, I really doubt if any city in the world has as many amazing skybar/restaurants than Bangkok. This photo is from the 56th floor of the Red Sky Bar located abbove CentralWorld.

Happy hour at Red Sky Bar

Spectacular Bangkok Rooftop Bars Generally as you can imagine Sky Bars are expensive venues, however between 5 & 7 pm buy one get one free is a good deal, for instance  a Jack Daniels or a beer is B360 or $10.50 usd, so getting 2 for 1 is a good value.

I rate Red Sky Bar 5 stars.

Spectacular Bangkok Rooftop Bars

At the Hotel Indigo Bangkok 81 Wireless Road, Pathumwan, on the 25th and 26th Floor.

I give Char a 4 star rating.

The amazing Bangkok skyline.

Spectacular Bangkok Rooftop Bars Open at 6 pm in time for the sunset.

 Char Bar walking distance to CentralWorld.

Spectactular Bangkok Sky Bars An easy walk from Char Bar to Red Sky Bar.

I rate Char Bar 4 stars.

Long Table sky bar

Spectacular Bangkok Rooftop Bars  Long Table sky bar Bangkok is located on the 25th floor of the Colomn serviced apartments in Soi 16 Asoke. Obviously not as high as many of the Bangkok sky bars but still offers an incredible view of this great city.

I rate Longtable 4 stars.

Spectacular entrance

Spectacular Bangkok Rooftop Bars

Walk in the door and this is the fabulous view of Bangkok. Obviously not as high as many of the Bangkok sky bars but still offers an incredible view of this great city. Photo credit Asia Web Direct.

Use THIS LINK for a great rate of around $80 USD + tax for a 62 M2 serviced apartment.

Cielo Sky Bar & Restaurant

Spectacular Bangkok Rooftop Bars Another spectacular venue to add to the many other “must do” places to visit in this great city. Located between Sukhumvit 69 & 71 only five minutes walk from Phra Khanong BTS station.

A small beautifully designed intimate restaurant

Spectacular Bangkok Rooftop Bars The Cielo Sky Bar & Restaurant menu caters to a variety of budgets and offers a small selection of well known international dishes. Try the simple Spaghetti Carbonara (250 Baht), the fancy Roasted Duck with Fresh Orange Thyme Sauce (320 Baht), or for those wanting to splash out: the grilled Australian ribeye steak (850 Baht).

Sirocco Restaurant & Bar

Spectacular Bangkok Rooftop Bars Sirocco Sky Bar State Tower Bangkok is one of the best rooftop restaurants bars in the world. In fact I really doubt if any city in the world has more roof top bars than Bangkok. I would certainly like to know if there is any place more spectacular than Sirocco which is located of the 64th floor of the State Tower building in Bangkok.

I rate Sirocco 5 stars.

Top floor Lebua Hotel

Spectacular Bangkok Rooftop Bars  Great location close to the Sky Train and the river ferries. One of the nicest ways to spend an hour in Bangkok is cruising along the mighty Chao Phraya river. The river ferry takes you up the lazy river for only B150 for the whole day. It is a great way to see many of Bangkok’s wonderful landmarks. A ticket to Chinatown is only B40, get off at pier number 5 at Ratchawong and walk 10 minutes up the road.

For a great room rate at the Lebua Hotel just book throughh THIS LINK.

 Sirocco to Red Sky

Spectacular Bangkok Rooftop Bars

Via Roof 33 & Char Bar.

Roof 38 Bar Sathorn Rd

Spectacular Bangkok Rooftop Bars  Located on the 38th floor of the Mode Sathorn Hotel which is right next door to Surasak sky train. A nice relaxing atmosphere and the drinks are rather expensive as you would expect.

Rawiwan (Lucknam) Thaikam @ Roof 38

Spectacular Bangkok Rooftop Bars  The lovely lady is the Roof manager, very friendly with a beautiful smile. She has worked at some other bangkok Roof bars and I think the 38 bars is very lucky to have her on the staff.

Brewski Sky Bar Radisson Blu Bangkok

Spectacular Bangkok Rooftop Bars Brewski Sky Bar Radisson Blu Bangkok on Sukhumvit Road near Soi 25 claim to be the only rooftop craft beer bar in Bangkok. I’m not into craft beers however an Asahi bottle was reasonably prices at B160, or $4.50 USD.

Two Pattaya reprobates

Spectactular Bangkok Sky Bars Joergen Ulitzka & Pothole aka John Martin were very impressed with the view.

Octave Rooftop Lounge Marriott Bangkok

Spectacular Bangkok Rooftop Bars Sukhumvit is one of Bangkok’s busiest roads so catch the sky train to Thong Lo station and walk 5 minutes to 57 Sukhumvit Rd.

I rate Octave 4 stars.

Waiting for sunset at Octave.

Spectacular Bangkok Rooftop Bars The drinks are quite expensive at most roof top bars however  here you get two for one cocktails at happy hour before 6pm.

For an excellent room rate here at the Marriott just use this link to book and you will be very happy with the result.

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

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

I rate Sofitel 4.5 stars.

Farewell from the Sofitel & the Spectacular Bangkok Rooftop Bars

Spectacular Bangkok Rooftop Bars Thanks for visiting my Spectacular Bangkok Rooftop Bars photo blog. One popular Sky Bar Cloud 47 closed the end of March, see the story on THIS LINK. Soon I will reveiw Above 11 & the new Park Hyatt which openen on May 12th 2017.

Book your Bangkok hotel through THIS LINK for a great discount, you can pay later or cancel if you wish.

iCheck Inn Soi 11

Asoke Nana along Sukhumvit Road Bangkok

When I’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.

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

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         Bangkok                                Osaka                                     Pattaya

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                                          Great hotel room rates anywhere in the world if you book
                                                through these links below.  Book now & pay later.
               Plus free cancellation .?
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Pattaya webcam

That’s all folks

Beckington Trowbridge

 

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Gosford Central Coast near Sydney

March 24, 2017 by David Herd

Brisbane Water

Gosford Central Coast near Sydney Gosford Central Coast near Sydney is located on Brisbane Water just 80 km north of Sydney. Growing up in Sydney this area was where our family would spend our annual holidays.

Breakfast at Tommys Cafe at Gosford

Gosford Central Coast near Sydney Before driving to Coogee in Sydney I decided I needed a good breakfast.

Scrambled eggs & avocado

Gosford Central Coast near Sydney On Turkish toast of course. 🙂 TripAdvisor rate #6 of 101 Restaurants in Gosford.

A delightful spot in Gosford Central Coast near Sydney

 photo Gosford 19.jpg           photo Gosford 18.jpg          Gosford Central Coast near Sydney

I wish I could find Turkish bread in Thailand.

Perfect sunday morning in Gosford

Gosford Central Coast near Sydney From Gosford it’s just a short cruise to the magnificent Hawksbury River, 

Starship Cruises

Gosford Central Coast near Sydney The “Lady Kendall” will take you on a 2.5 hour cruise for $37.

 Gosford Sailing Club Club

Gosford Central Coast near Sydney Located on the foreshore of Brisbane Water. Check it out through THIS LINK.

Shooting some photos

Gosford Central Coast near Sydney

I never go anywhere without my Canon. 🙂 

A perfect place for a picnic

Gosford Central Coast near Sydney A lovely waterfront park beside the sailing club.

Central Coast Stadium

Gosford Central Coast near Sydney The stadium has picturesque views over the Brisbane water.

Quality Inn the Willows

Gosford Central Coast near Sydney Just book through THIS LINK for an excellent discount.

The Settlers Tavern

Gosford Central Coast near Sydney

A terrific T Bone have Settlers Tavern at 2 Hely Street, West Gosford. They have a great menu for a local pub, check it out on THIS LINK.

All the meals were excellent

Gosford Central Coast near Sydney My friend Geoff had the pasta & his fiance Nana ordered a huge meal of steak & seafood. Geoff is a regular visitor to Thailand, follow THIS LINK to see his 50th birthday party.

Time to head south to Sydney.

 photo 104e1d4a-d0ad-48f8-bf12-4b38ae059e25.jpg The last leg of my road trip is just a short drive south to Sydney along the Pacific Highway. 

And here I am approaching the bridge.

 photo b119b4a1-15c6-4189-aa09-b130e87f80c8.jpg It’s been a great drive down from from Surfers Paradise  to Sydney stopping at Kingscliff, Yamba, Port Macquarie, Forster-Tuncurry, Gosford & Coogee. Also dropped into Maroubra which is a place I have not seen for over 50 years. Just click on the links to see my photo blogs.

Thanks for visiting my Gosford Central Coast near Sydney photo blog.

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That’s all folks

David Herd Thailand

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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. 🙂

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. Its also acknowledged as the Siam Square of Bangkoks East side.

Absolute luxury

Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok These beautiful rooms are 40 M2.

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. 🙂

Focus in Surfers Paradise

Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok

Compare the twins. 🙂

Follow THIS LINK for more Gold Coast skyscrapers.

One One Hotel Soi 55

Sukhumvit Soi 55 Thonglor Bangkok Another good hotel on Soi 55, about B1600 pn if you book trough THIS LINK.

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

When I’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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         Bangkok                                Osaka                                     Pattaya

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                                       Great hotel room rates anywhere in the world if you book
                                                through these links below.  Book now & pay later. ?
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                                                  Amazing Bangkok busses               Amazing Bangkok busses
 
Pattaya webcam

That’s all folks

Beckington Trowbridge

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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. L’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.

Terminal 21 on the left

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok A great view in every direction.

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.

Nana Station 

 photo Snap 2017-06-15 at 14.41.45.png Of course Soi 4 Nana is one of Bangkok’s most popular area for tourists.

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

 photo Snap 2017-06-15 at 14.44.34.pngAn excellent rooftop bar.

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 L’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.

L’Appart kitchen.

Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok It certainly is a great looking kitchen. 🙂

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. L’Appart opens daily from 5:00 pm at the Champagne Bar, and dinner is served from 7:00 pm.

Sukhumvit Road

 photo Snap 2017-06-15 at 14.45.32.png A birds eye view.

 Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

 photo Snap 2017-06-15 at 14.44.34.png An excellent hotel & rooftop bar close to Nana Station.

Farewell from The Soffitel

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

Location

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

Click this link for a 360 degree view from  Rooftop Restaurant Bar Sofitel Bangkok

 

             

When I’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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Central Embassy Shopping Mall Bangkok

May 17, 2016 by David Herd

Central Embassy Shopping Mall Bangkok

Central Embassy Shopping Mall Bangkok Central Embassy Shopping Mall Bangkok in Chidlom is full of high end designer stores, all the famous labels are here.  There is direct access from two sky train stations, Chidlom and Ploenchit. It is also connected to Central Chidlom which is their flagship store.

Amazing architecture

Central Embassy Shopping Mall Bangkok Everything about Central Embassy oozes class & luxury, some of the many labels include Versace, Gucci, Prada,  Givenchy and many more, in other words it’s way above my pay grade. 🙂

Prada

Central Embassy Shopping Mall Bangkok From memory according to Merryl Streep the devil wears it. A great friend of mine in Australia often refers to his wife as “The Prada Princess”, that’s ok because he can afford her expensive tastes.

And the beat goes on

Central Embassy Shopping Mall Bangkok I remember visiting the spot where Versace was shot dead in 1997 on the steps of his Miami home. Fifty is way too young to die.

Central Embassy Shopping Mall Bangkok 

Central Embassy Shopping Mall Bangkok The prices at the bakery reflect the surroundings.

Harrods bakery

Central Embassy Shopping Mall Bangkok Now here is a familiar name from good old London town.

Shop till you drop

Central Embassy Shopping Mall Bangkok A word of warning to my male friends, don’t tell your wife about Central Embassy Shopping Mall.

Central Embassy Shopping Mall Bangkok, Dean & Deluca

Central Embassy Shopping Mall Bangkok A great place for coffee and cake and lots of other goodies.

Dean & Deluca Central Embassy Shopping Mall

Central Embassy Shopping Mall Bangkok There are many branches in Bangkok including EmQuartier another favourite mall of mine.

VW cocktail car

Central Embassy Shopping Mall Bangkok There are many of these converted VWs where I live in Pattaya, what a great idea. No way you could do it in Australia, far too many ridiculous rules and regulations. 🙂

Central Embassy Shopping Mall

Central Embassy Shopping Mall Bangkok Central Embassy Shopping Mall has a great feel about it, uncluttered and luxurious, I have a lot more to investigate on my next Bangkok visit.

 Great design the Park Hyatt

Sukhumvit Road Ploenchit Another wonderful design the Park Hyatt hotel above Central Embassy is expected to open late 2016. Central Embassy will be hoping they will bring potential customers as their traffic since opening has been disappointing.

Get a great room rate at the Park Hyatt through THIS LINK.

One last look

Central Embassy Shopping Mall Bangkok Thanks for visiting my Central Embassy Shopping Mall Bangkok photo blog.

When I’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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Long Table sky bar Asoke Bangkok

May 17, 2016 by David Herd

Great Bangkok bar

Long Table sky bar Asoke Bangkok Long Table sky bar Asoke Bangkok is located on the 25th floor of the Colomn serviced apartments in Soi 16 Asoke. Walk in the door and this is the fabulous view of Bangkok. Obviously not as high as many of the Bangkok sky bars but still offers an incredible view of this great city. Photo credit Asia Web Direct.

Use THIS LINK for a great rate of around $80 USD + tax for a 62 M2 serviced apartment.

Grab a seat beside the pool

Long Table sky bar Asoke Bangkok Happy hour is 5 pm to 7 pm, you get 2 for 1 drinks so two cold beers will only cost you B210.

 The Sheraton and Terminal 21.

Long Table sky bar Asoke Bangkok

Only a ten minute walk from Asoke station which is beside Terminal 21 shopping mall.

Looking towards Sathon.

Long Table sky bar Asoke Bangkok

Best to arrive before sunset to fully appreciate the changing view as the sun sets.

Video before sunset

Even though it is only the 25th floor the view is exceptional.

Terminal 21

Long Table sky bar Asoke Bangkok

One of the best Bangkok shopping malls, lots of low price restaurants.

Sathon at sunset

Long Table sky bar Asoke Bangkok

One of my favourite pastimes is to watch the sunset over the Big Mango while sipping an ice cold Carlsberg.

On come the lights

Long Table sky bar Asoke Bangkok

The city starts to light up, this was Sunday May 15 2016, during the week the view is better at night as more lights are on in the buildings.

 The Sheraton on Sukhumvit and Terminal 21.

Long Table sky bar Asoke Bangkok From Asoke station a walkways takes you straight into Terminal 21.

Bangkok at night

Much more spectacular at night.

Long Table sky bar Asoke Bangkok

Long Table sky bar Asoke Bangkok There is actually a Red Sky bar in Bangkok, it is one of the most spectacular views in the city, just follow THIS LINK.

Lets look inside

Long Table sky bar Asoke Bangkok The excellent bar at the Long Table restaurant.

Long Table sky bar Asoke Bangkok

Long Table sky bar Asoke Bangkok The décor is terrific and the happy hour make the drinks very affordable.

It is a very long table.

Long Table sky bar Asoke Bangkok It is easy to see why they call it the Long Table sky bar Bangkok.

Long Table sky bar Bangkok          Long Table sky bar Asoke Bangkok          Long Table sky bar Bangkok

I’m not sure if there is anything like this anywhere in the world.

Put Long Table sky bar Bangkok on your bucket list

Long Table sky bar Asoke Bangkok As you can clearly see the décor is rather spectacular.

 Entrance to Long Table sky bar Bangkok

Long Table sky bar Asoke Bangkok Thanks for visiting my Long Table sky bar Asoke Bangkok photo blog.

When I’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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Central food hall Chidlom Bangkok

May 16, 2016 by David Herd

A wonderful Bangkok food hall

Central food hall Chidlom Bangkok Central food hall Chidlom Bangkok is quite fantastic, smaller perhaps than other bigger malls close by however the quality and presentation is first class.

Central food hall Chidlom Bangkok

Central food hall Chidlom Bangkok Central has several department store branches in Bangkok, Chidlom however is their flagship store and attracts many expats and “well to do” Thai shoppers.

BBQ duck is delicious at Four Seasons

Central food hall Chidlom Bangkok It does not get much better than this, there is another branch just up the road at the Siam Paragon.

Four Seasons Central food hall Chidlom

Central food hall Chidlom Bangkok So many great food choices here and so little time. 🙂

Did I mention the choices?

Central food hall Chidlom Bangkok The number of restaurant choices here is staggering, there are over 50 listed here, there are even cooking classes you can attend.

Catering for the Germans.

Central food hall Chidlom What a terrific display at this speciality Bavarian food stall, you just have to buy something.

The displays are so inviting

Central food hall Chidlom Bangkok It really is a pleasure to shop or eat here, everything is presented beautifully.

The meat counter

Central food hall Chidlom Bangkok Grab a trolley and shop till you drop. 🙂

For all you seafood lovers

Central food hall Chidlom Bangkok A selection of salmon to die for, get your dose of amiga 3 here.

You will need some wine as well

Central food hall Chidlom Bangkok If you can’t find something that suits you here you are just not trying. Wines from all the great regions of the world are on sale here.

Central wine celler

Central food hall Chidlom Bangkok Many years ago in Sydney Australia I owned a liquor store, believe me it was nothing like you see here. In those days I would store my favourite reds until it was the right time to drink them and what an incredible difference that made.

I sometimes visit friends of mine in Australia who have a vineyard, now that is a lot of fun, follow this link to see what I mean.

Central food hall Chidlom

Central food hall Chidlom Bangkok The Central seven story building is dwarfed by a number of modern buildings opposite on Sukhumvit road.

Thanks for visiting my Central food hall Chidlom Bangkok photo blog. Incidentally you can walk directly into the neighbouring Central Embassy which has  has one of the best cinema’s in Bangkok, plus many upmarket labels including Versace, Gucci, Prada,  Givenchy and many more, in other words it’s way above my pay grade. The architecture will knock your socks of. 🙂

iCheck Inn Soi 11

Central food hall Chidlom Bangkok

When I’m in Bangkok I like to stay in Sukhumvit Soi 11, above 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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Bangkok Budget Sukhumvit Hotels

April 4, 2016 by David Herd

Bangkok Budget Sukhumvit Hotels

Bangkok Budget Sukhumvit Hotels Bangkok Budget Sukhumvit Hotels are very good value in this part of the city. I place these hotels in the under B1,700 category, which is under $50 USD.  The photo above is on Sukhumvit close to Soi 4 Nana.

Without a doubt AGODA is the best online Hotel booking site.

Lets check out the Dynasty Inn.

Bangkok Budget Sukhumvit Hotels

The Dynasty Inn is in Sukhumvit  Soi 4 Nana, a few meters from the infamous Nana Plaza. I can highly recommend this 2.5 star hotel because I have stayed there probably 50 times in the last 20 years. For lots of information regarding Nana Plaza  check out my blog.  

Dynasty Grande

Bangkok budget hotelsJust around the corner at 21 Soi Sukhumvit 6, Sukhumvit Rd is the more upmarket Dynasty Grande, very good large rooms, I would rate it 3 to 3.5 stars. Rooms are around 2,000 Baht per night or $60. Bear in mind that is the same rate at Centre Point in Silom which is a much better hotel. The Dynasty however is a good choice for those who can’t resist the lure of Nana Plaza. If you use this link you can sometimes get a room for B2000.

View of Soi 11 from Mulligans

Bangkok Budget Sukhumvit Hotels

Citadines hotel is a great location in Soi 11 Sukhumvit to stay in Bangkok, right in the middle of the action. Mulligans 24 hour Irish pub is on the ground floor.

Citadines Bangkok budget hotels

Bangkok Budget Sukhumvit Hotels

The rooms are compact and nicely laid out including a kitchen if you like to prepare some food.

I-Check Inn Soi 11

Bangkok Budget Sukhumvit 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.

Hotel Icon

Bangkok Budget Sukhumvit Hotels

The Hotel Icon is a short walk to Nana Plaza and Ploenchit Sky train. It is quite new and in a good location.

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Woraburi Bangkok budget hotels

Bangkok Budget Sukhumvit Hotels Located a fair distance down Soi 4 Nana, they provide a shuttle to Sukhumvit every 30 minutes. Make sure you book a superior room, use this link for a great price.

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Nana Plaza area is good for Bangkok Budget Sukhumvit Hotels

Bangkok Budget Sukhumvit Hotels On the ground floor are mostly open-air beer bars to choose from. Girls will try to tempt you in for a drink or a game of Jenga but not much really happens here, however it is where I prefer to drink and watch the passing parade.  The shows and the A Go Go Bars with naughty names like Lollipop,Pretty Lady and Red Lips are located on the first floor.  Girls here will step into your path and will try to drag you in for a look.

Thanks for visiting my Bangkok Budget Sukhumvit Hotels photo blog.

iCheck Inn Soi 11

Bangkok Budget Sukhumvit Hotels

When I’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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