Direct links (= no middle man rates) to over 300 Thailand Hotels & Bangkok Serviced Apartments web sites w/ email addresses

Thailand Historical Maps (pre-colonial to WWII)      Thailand Road Maps       Thailand Train Routes w/ schedules

Baiyoke Hotel: restaurant on 82nd floor & ultra classy bar on the 83rd. Glass walled gym, spa & outdoor pool on the 20th.

See to the Gulf of Thailand on a (rare) clear day.

  • Hotels with lowest internet discount rates & location!!  + Links to 30 Thailand Hotel Booking Agencies.

  • Travel with your laptop? Links to 100 Thai Hotels / Bangkok Serviced Apartments w/ Free WiFi

July, 2009: Thai tourism / hotel booking is down.  Global economy, H1N1, .. Riots!  incredible deals!

TIP: Email your chosen hotels / serviced apartments ..  ask for "their best rate on your choice of room" .. we've gotten a 20+% reduction from (almost) every hotel / serviced apartment we've contacted via email. 

  • Thais are not offended if you POLITELY negotiate.

 

December 2008:Visa Changes for long term Thai visitors (more than a 30 day tourist) such as Retirement or Marriage Visas.  A 30 day tourist entry permit is automatically issued at the airport with no pervious paperwork .. 30 day tourism remains unchanged & smooth as silk.

  

 

When I checked into the 5 star hotel I told the desk clerk that I had a special request, "Can you assure me that the porn channel is 100% disabled?"

"No," she snapped "it's regular porn ... you sick bastard"

Diving Paradise Koh Tao

   

Koh Tao: Chumphon Diving Resort  Ananda Villa   Simple Life Resort  Mango Bay resort   Jamahkiri Spa  Charm Churee Resort  Koh Tao Cabana  Buddha View (700Thb)   Koh Tao Viewpoint   Koh Tao Famous House (1200 Thb w/ AC) Siam Society Beach resort (Chumphon 2KThb villa) Haad Tien Koh Lak(10k)   Thipwinarm Resort   Sea Shell Sairee Beach Koh Tao   &  Nangyuan Island 

Gulf of Thailand Ferry service     Koh Samui  << >>  Koh Phagan <<>> Koh Tao  <<>>  Chumphon  ferry service  + multi day speed boat based diving trips

Phuket: $12. night / $60 week w/ A/C

& 140,000Thb Island Villas /  Spas.

& 125,000Thb City View Suites.

or a 500Thb Chiang Rai Cottage

The right value / location / amenities provides a major vacation enhancement.

 

+ Surfin' Thai Hotels for specials & amenities is fun!

There are many small islands in the Andaman sea north of Phuket

Many small cottage based resorts are on these islands.

If you are a on scuba / snorkel vacation & plan on diving the Simian Islands we highly recommend you stay in Khao Lak.

Diving Paradise Khao Lak

  • ALMOST ALL speed boat transportation to the Simians departs from Thap Lamu Pier Khao Lak. .. or Surin Island from Ranong

  • Thap Lamu is (minimum) 1.5 hour (packed) van ride (each way) from Phuket / Patong Si. 

  • High speed boats get you from Thap Lamu to Simian Island National park (400 Thb entry fee) in about 70 minutes.

Khao Lek Hotels:  Khao Lak Sunset (1000 Thb)  Khao Lak Tony Lodge (900 Thb)  Khao Lak Enerald Luckanawasdee Beach Resort  Motive Cottage resort  Merlin Resort   Palm Galleria  Laguna Resort   Khao Lek Ramada  Khao Lek Golden Palace   Mokin Tara   Koh Yao Village  Khao Lak Marriott  Haadson resort  Briza Khao Lak  Sarojin Phag Na  Suwan Palm Resort  Khao Lak Bay  Khao Lak Bhandari Resort  La Flora  Greenview Resort  Wannaburee Resort  Khao Lak Sea View resorKhao Lak Youth Hotel (350 Thb!)  Khao Lak Diamond resort (13,000 Thb)  Khao Lak Resort (19,000 Thb)  Khao Lak Orchid  Khao Lak Paradise (14,000)  Khao Lak Palm Hill resort

Phuket Island to Koh Yao to Krabi via speed boat

In the Golden Triangle region

3 day 2 night elephant treks w/ mosquito nets, porters & bamboo rafting 7000Thb ($200) all inclusive. 

Longer Hill Tribe treks are available.. up to a week, miles from any pavement!

 

 

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Thailand The Land of Smiles.  General Information about Thailand. Thailand History.  6000 years from the world's 1st bronze age culture to 21st century economic status and political enviroment. Thailand Medical Tourism:  Globalization that benefits the individual not the globalized corporation Bangkok Thailand where the Ancient Far East has melded with the 21st century West. Issan The archaeology & culturally rich Easter Region of Thailand Chiang Mai and The Golden Triangle Region of Northern Thailand Thailand Islands & Beaches are recognized to be some of the most beautiful on the Planet Thailand is a shoppers paradise.  From custom silk clothing, to electronics, to Asian antiques .. it's all in Thaialnd Thailand Gyms.  Your best Thai souvenir could by your professionally designed exercise program. The right Thailand Tour Guide will make your vacation the most memorable of your life Thailand offers quality hotels from unbelievely inexpensive to 6 star opulence. Thailand English Language Newspapers by region Bangkok offers world class entertianment venues .. from down home music venues to world class resturants. Elephants are the national symbol of Thailand.  The Thai people love Chang Thai massage is theraputic & quite wonderful .. be sure to experience Thai massage.

 

Bangkok Thailand Hotel Links

  1. Old Bangkok:  in room computer
  2. Bayokie Revolving restaurant77th floor.
  3. Nai Lert Hotel (Grasshopper's last.. 3.5k)
  4. Naria Hotel (Silom Road . favorite hotel bar)
  5. Novotel Siam(Siam Sq best disco)
  6. Novotel Lotus(Sukhumvit 33, artist bars)
  7. Zenith(next to Bumrungrad)
  8. Atlanta Hotel(Sukhumvit 2, family friendly)
  9. Bourbon Street (Cajun food)Sukhumvit.
  10. Asia Hotel Direct crosswalk to BTS!
  11. Grand Tower .. 3 Bangkok locations
  12. Grand Tech Tower
  13. Riverfront Residence
  14. Riverside
  15. Bossotel
  16. Royal River Hotel
  17. Honey House Sukhumvet
  18. Lebua  Chao Praya view
  19. Soi 11 Hostel quite cul de sac 480Thb
  20. LeeLa Near Bumrungrad 1300
  21. Alexander Lad Prao 2k
  22. Emporium Suites 6500 Free WiFi
  23. Windsor Suites 2000
  24. Asia Hotel Siam Sq / Phantip
  25. Peninsula (6 Star)Chao Praya
  26. Oriental (6 Star)Chao Praya River
  27. Shangri-la (6 star)Chao Praya River
  28. Sukhothai Spa Indulgence 14k
  29. Bailey Suites Suk 1600 free WiFi
  30. Royal Asia Sukhumvit Free WiFi
  31. John's Hostel 200Thb Free WiFi
  32. Boutique Bedrooms  OnNut WiFi lobby
  33. Chateau BangkokLupiniFree WiFi
  34. Soi1Guest 300Thb Free WiFi
  35. The Bedrooms OnNut Free WiFi
  36. Watana 500T DinDang Free WiFi
  37. Bangkok Suite T750 Free WiFi
  38. Livingstone's Soi33 Free WiFi
  39. De MocKhao San Free WiFi
  40. Om Yim Silom T600 Free WiFi
  41. Plaza Athenee Suk T8000 Free WiFi
  42. City Suite, KasonR T750 FreeWiFi
  43. Omyim Lodge SilomT990FreeWi-Fi
  44. Pathumwan Princess w/Tantara Spa
  45. Trinity Hotel Silom 1700 Kitchen
  46. CenturyPark victory monument 3k
  47. Landmark(Sukhumvit8)
  48. Ambassador(Sukhumvit 11)
  49. Woriburi Sukhumvit4 1400
  50. Dynasty Hotel(Sukhumvit 2)
  51. Nana Hotel(Sukhumvit 2)
  52. Buddy( Khao San Road)
  53. Trang( Khao San Road)
  54. Viengtai( Khao San)
  55. granddiamondbkk
  56. stablelodge
  57. presidentpark(Sukhumvit)
  58. gracehotel (Muslim)
  59. majestic(Sukhumvit 2)
  60. PresidentChain(Sukhumvit)
  61. Sawasdee ($12 Bangkok)
  62. pshotel.com
  63. Bangkok Golf & Spa
  64. Promenade
  65. centrepoint
  66. sheraton(Sukhumvit6)
  67. amari
  68. chateaudebangkok
  69. emporium(Sukhumvit 24)
  1. Pecth Tower Ekkamai 2 381 2053
  2. Thai apartments
  3. Craig's list (be careful, many scams!)
  4. River Breeze river view 22k month
  5. Sarasinee Mansion 8000 Thb month
  6. BetterThanGucci
  7. GrandTower($100mth)
  8. Residence($250mth)
  9. Sathorn View  6ooTbr night 10K month
  10. Ravipha  6k Thb week
  11. 21 Living Victory Monument14K
  12. Novel Place 14k
  13. The Victory 20k  Phayathai
  14. Laurel Suites Victory Monument 40k
  15. PR Place 10k Phayathai
  16. Sitara Place 10k Ratchada
  17. VP Tower 10k Victory monument
  18. CBR US Management CB Richard Ellis
  19. Lake Point (35kThbSukhumvit16)
  20. Jasmine(40K Sukhumvit 23)
  21. Grand Pres.(32K Sukhumvit11)
  22. P. Mansion 9000 Lad Prao
  23. House By The Pond 20K Suk Soi22
  24. Star Apartments. Free WiFi & TV 17k
  25. PMS Locator Service  Apts 15k - 200k
  26. Greenery House 9000 LadPrao WiFi
  27. Watana Mansion  Ratchadapisek
  28. BangkokCity18K Free WiFi
  29. bosstower10KRamaIV Free WiFi
  30. Rembrandt Suk Soi 20 45000
  31. Apartments(100s)manyw/Free WiFi
  32. Nana BTS Apt 20K LCD TV 081-5656-180
  33. Varindavan .. monthly 18k free wifi
  34. siamrealestate.com
  35. Trinity Apartments Silom 2BR 35k
  36. Oriental Suites 16Thb
  37. Diamond Ratchada 6K week 13k month
  38. PK Garden 20K
  39. P Mansion 10k
  40. Shangri-La Suites 22K
  41. Sathorn Terrace 18K
  42. 21 Living Place  weekly 7k monthly 14K
  43. Bangkok Living 15K + linens
  44. The Delicate 550 night 15 day minimum
  45. Athena 15k
  46. Marco Polo 15k week 33K month
  47. Green Bells 13k Ekamai
  48. Lupini Residence 27k
  49. Sailom Apartment 7.5K
  50. Phet Park 650night 11k month
  51. BU Place 1200night
  52. RompoMansion 700day10k
  53. 38 Mansion Thong Lor
  54. Suwanni Place 11k
  55. acuterealty.com
  56. sabaai.com
  57. hamptons.co.th
  58. mrroomfinder.com
  59. bahtsold.com
  60. kkeasyhome.com
  61. Soi 4 11KThb
  62. Sathorn 10kThb
  63. ON Nut 14kThb
  64. besthome104.com
  65. bangkok-home.com
  66. MLS Bangkok
  67. siamhomecare
  68. thaiapartment.com
  69. kobayashi(Japanese)
  70. savvyproperty.com
  71. propertynextstation.com
  72. mettasiamproperty.com
  73. homedd.com(Thai)
  74. homeandi.com (Thai)
  75. thaihomeguide.com(Thai)
  76. Doobarn.com(Thai)
  77. baan2u.com (Thai)
  78. baanchao.com
  79. Korat Apartments(Phone #s)
  80. Bangkok Rentals
  81. nakornthong.com
  82. House in Fruit Orchard Chiang Rai 3000
  83. Chiang Mai Home 10000
  1. Hostel Brokers 100Thb up
  2. LateStay.com
  3. Apartments
  4. Mr. RoomFinder (good guys)
  5. Hotel Thailand(click map)
  6. Thai Info.net
  7. BkkPages
  8. 2Thailand.com
  9. sawadee.com
  10. Bangkok.com
  11. eHotel
  12. evehouse
  13. Bangkok.com
  14. phuket.net
  15. Issan Hotels ($15 Buri Ram)
  16. amazingsamui ($10 huts)
  17. directrooms.com
  18. thaihotel.com
  19. Phuket Hotels
  20. phuket.com
  21. asiatravel.Thailand
  22. thaihotel.com
  23. directrooms-thailand
  24. asiatravel.com
  25. asiarooms.com
  26. thaihotel.com
  27. thailandhotels.net
  28. asiahotels.net
  29. planetholiday.com
  30. gothailand.com

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Thai Hotels generally have an interesting & incredibly efficient bath room accessory.  A 'kitchen sink like sprayer on a hose' on the wall next to the toilet.

  • A roll of paper is provide .. but the washing while on the 'throne' is .. better.

  • The more 'western' a hotel is the less likely it is to have this accessory.

  • Thai plumbing supply shops have 'spray attachments' that fit Western plumbing ..  if you wanted to take one home ..

  • A wonderfully functional 'guaranteed conversation piece' souvenir ... 

  • I now have sprayers at my house.

Thailand The Land of Smiles.  General Information about Thailand. Thailand History.  6000 years from the world's 1st bronze age culture to 21st century economic status and political enviroment. Thailand Medical Tourism:  Globalization that benefits the individual not the globalized corporation Bangkok Thailand where the Ancient Far East has melded with the 21st century West. Issan The archaeology & culturally rich Easter Region of Thailand Chiang Mai and The Golden Triangle Region of Northern Thailand Thailand Islands & Beaches are recognized to be some of the most beautiful on the Planet Thailand is a shoppers paradise.  From custom silk clothing, to electronics, to Asian antiques .. it's all in Thaialnd Thailand Gyms.  Your best Thai souvenir could by your professionally designed exercise program. The right Thailand Tour Guide will make your vacation the most memorable of your life Thailand offers quality hotels from unbelievely inexpensive to 6 star opulence. Thailand English Language Newspapers by region Bangkok offers world class entertianment venues .. from down home music venues to world class resturants. Elephants are the national symbol of Thailand.  The Thai people love Chang Thai massage is theraputic & quite wonderful .. be sure to experience Thai massage.

Power Zone is THE GYM .. Same Same  Venice Beach Gold's Gym

 where Bangkok's workout warriors train!

 

Weekend retreats

.. near Bangkok

Kwai Raft Hotel River Raft Cottages

  1. River Kwai Bridge 1500 Free WiFi

  2. Elephant Camp 1500elephant trek

  3. River Kwai Mansion RiverView AC420

  4. Botanic Garden Raft Cottage AC1500

  5. EcoValley Lodge 1200 KhaoYaiPark 

  6. Kwai Jungle House  450AC

  7. Golf Course View Room  900 w/golf

  8. Palm Garden  650AC Khao Yai Park

Phuket / Thailand Islands Hotel Links

  1. Coconut Village (Phuket)
  2. Reef View Koh Samui,900Thb FreeWiFi
  3. Reef View Samui, 15kmth.5kwkw/WiFi
  4. BreakPoint (Phuket)
  5. BANBUREE Medical Checkup Spa&WiFi
  6. Ayara Resort Kamala 28,000! Private pool
  7. Layalina Hotel Kamala 6000
  8. Orchid Residence Patong 700
  9. Sawasdee Apartments Patong 800
  10. Thaveewong Sap Inn  Patong 1000
  11. Sandy Beach Patong 600
  12. Patong Beach Hotel 1200
  13. Bangla Bungalow Bangla Road
  14. Riviera Resort Patong 700
  15. Family 1 & 2 Patong 800
  16. M's Guest House Patong 800
  17. Kamela Regent  800  20k month
  18. Cape Sienna Villas Kamala 11,000
  19. Kamala Beach Estates Kamala 3500]
  20. Aquamarine Resort & Villa Kamala 5000
  21. Kamala Beachfront Kamala 2000
  22. Print Resort Kamala 1800
  23. Kamala Dreams Kamala 1500
  24. Honey House Patong Si 1200
  25. Patong Lodge Patong Si 1200
  26. Toy Residence Patong Si 950
  27. Seven Seas Patong Si 700
  28. Baramee Hip Hotel Patong Si 700
  29. Phuttasa Residence Patong Si 600
  30. The Bird Cage Patong Si 850
  31. Moon Inn Patong 700
  32. Lamai Guest House Patong 600
  33. Lami Hotel Bangla Road 700
  34. Somsak Mansion Bangla Road 900
  35. Chada Patong Si 500
  36. karon (600 Thb Karon Beach) Free WiFi
  37. Bay View Delux HUT Koh Chang 600
  38. Phuket Rooms Free WiFi 9K month
  39. Kamala Regent 6000 per week  WiFi
  40. Andaman Condo 2000Thb
  41. Shanti w/private fish pond / waterfall!  750
  42. Lawan 12k month
  43. Mansion Hotel 700Thb
  44. Patong Villa 2500Thb Hill Free WiFi
  45. Villa 500thb
  46. Patong Tower
  47. Grace Garden 1500Thb w/ in room jacuzi
  48. Sunny Point 28,000Thb night w/private pool
  49. Pacific Club (Karon Beach) Free WiFi
  50. Burasari 4000 Patong Spa Free WiFi
  51. K-Hotel Patong Si Free WiFi
  52. SouthernFried (Phuket)1500 Free WiFi
  53. BaseCamp Phuket. 500 Free WiFi
  54. LittleBuddha Phuket 500 Free WiFi
  55. Nirvana Spa Phuket 600 Free WiFi
  56. Safari Beach Phuket Free WiFi
  57. C.C. Bloom 2600 seaview Free WiFi
  58. Mermaid 600 Free WIFI
  59. Boutique Spa Koh Chang 1900
  60. Beach Front Koh Chang 6000
  61. Sea View Delux Koh Chang 2500
  62. Casa Brazil Phuket Karon 750 w/AC
  63. Karon Village sea view 2500
  64. Holiday Karon 700
  65. Karon Whale sea view 1500
  66. Karon Princess sea view 1400
  67. Krabi Emarld Island T1600
  68. Fritta Villa Krabi T3000
  69. Tubka Resort Krabi T49,000
  70. PhiPhi Resort 500 Phi Phi Island
  71. Banyon Tree Phuket All inclusive1500.
  72. Amandara Spa 1400KhaoLakIslandSpa
  73. Kho Khao Spa 1700 / Private Island Spa
  74. Good Dream House (100Krabi) FreeWiFi
  75. Samui Peninsula Spa 4k location location.
  76. Long Island Spa Massage / Treatment
  77. Sai Thong Beach Samui seafront hut 900
  78. Samui Hideaway Luxury Spa
  79. Laem Thain Resort Koh Tao 300
  80. Jamahkiri Spa & Resort KohTao7500
  81. Tropical (Patong Si)
  82. Phuket Airport Hotel $30.
  83. tharapatong
  84. patongbaygarden
  85. Club Med (Phuket)
  86. Hua Hin Amari 1000Thb
  87. Chomsin HuaHin  850 THB
  88. HuaHin TopMark 750 THB
  89. HuaHin Thipura 1360 Thb
  90. HuaHin Royal Asia 2000Thb  Free WiFi
  91. Mantana HuaHin Free WiFi
  92. Leng HuaHin FreeWiFi
  93. Avenue HuaHin Free WiFi
  94. TienTong HuaHin Free WiFi
  95. Chalelarn HuaHin Free WiFi
  96. Baen HuaHin Free WiFi

Pattaya Hotel Links

Due to extreme crime on tourists we do not recommend Pattaya

  1. Pattaya Center Hotel
  2. Arcela Lodge 1200
  3. White House 1300
  4. Queen Victoria 500 Free WiFi
  5. Top Mark Hua Hin 600 Free WiFi
  6. Euro Guest House Hua Hin 1000
  7. Pattaya Garden 600 Thb Free WiFi
  8. PMS Locator Service  Apts 15k - 200k
  9. Amara Hua Hin 1000
  10. Sanya Pattaya 700 Thb Free WiFi
  11. Lake Mabprachan Resort,Chon Buri Free WiFi
  12. MP Mansion Jomtien Beach 600 Thb Free WiFi
  13. pattayaroom(600 Thb Pattaya)
  14. TenTong House (200 Thb Hua Hin) Free WiFi
  15. Hua Hin Six Senses Spa

Issan Hotels

& North Thailand Hotels

The Teak House above rents for 17, 000 Thb (US$400, Euro 325 per month)

  1. Surin: Farang Connection
  2. Lai Thai (Chiang Mai)
  3. Montri Hotel (Chiang Mai)
  4. Pornping w/ CM's Best Disco T1800
  5. Rose Guest House T80 ($2.)
  6. Julie Guest House  T70 ($2.)
  7. Chiang Rai Cartoon Hotel slow site T900
  8. Kaeng Riverside Kayak the Mun River 800thb
  9. White House T400 Thai Boxing/Muay Thai School
  10. People Place 1400
  11. Galare Guest House T900 Organic Restaurant Free WiFi
  12. Europe Guest House Khon KaenT150Free WiFi
  13. Pajjsin Khon Kaen T300 /T3000($75) month
  14. HowChow T950  Country side resort!
  15. Ban Chang Hotel Udon T1200
  16. BB Resort Udon T550 Free WiFi
  17. Udon Thai House T600 Free WiFi
  18. TopNorth C M 800Thb w/ Airport transfer
  19. Chiang Mai Tarin T900
  20. Your Guest House T400 w/AC
  21. Parimi T400 w/ AC
  22. Karinthip T24,000
  23. Chiang Mai Phucome T900
  24. Chiang Mai Airport T650 w/WiFi
  25. 16 Room Bed & Breakfast 1500 w/WiFi
  26. Heritage Resort Spa 3k Chiang Mai
  27. Chiang Mai Gate T950
  28. Chiang Mai Plaza T2200
  29. Jirung Health Resort 30,000 24Hour spa!
  30. Fern Forest Resort Villa 2000
  31. Santitham Guest House T700
  32. Awana House T450
  33. Red Hibiscus T800
  34. Chiang Mai Holiday T1800
  35. D&G Naturalist Resort.Central Thailand, 2kThb
  36. Imperial Mae Ping T4000
  37. Bulan Buri T1500
  38. Chiang Mai Spa T2800
  39. Baan Deva Montra VillaChiang Mai2400
  40. Wellness Spa 6000w/Spa Free WiFi
  41. Suan Dok T750
  42. Bossotel T1000
  43. Star Hotel T1300
  44. Suriwongse T1500
  45. Tri Yaan Ya T3500
  46. Chiang Mai City Hotel T650
  47. Paddy Field T850
  48. Buri Guest House T1600
  49. Scorpion Bamboo Boat Cottage T1500
  50. Udon ($16.)
  51. Prince (700 Thb Chiang Mai) Free WiFi
  52. Simathani (1800 Thb Delux Korat )
  53. Rachaphruk, Korat 1500Thb
  54. Viang Bua Mansion Chiang Mai Free WiFi
  55. The Garden Chiang Mai 450 Thb Free WiFi
  56. Chiang Rai cottage 500 week

 

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Choosing the right / perfect hotel is fun .. & vacation enhancing..  Often our suggested hotel will be better located, 1/5 the price w/ better amenities and personalized Thai Smile Service than the western chain hotels.

Choose Wisely to Benefit Greatly...many special opportunities & activities are available   but NOT available universally. 

Decide on a Bangkok area or Thai region you are interested in .. 1 or all ..

Phuket Island is very different for Chiang Mai or Pei & equally different from Bangkok ..

Travel light to the country side on a train .. take the deluxe railway ..  private room cars w/2 beds & sink & picture window .. wake up at dawn with the Himalayan foot hills out your picture window.

Or travel to Phuket or Koh Samui or Phi Phi .. .. dream islands.

  1. If you are going to travel trans-oceanic to visit a place .. study it.

  2. Ideas.  Very few persons who have not been to Thailand know of the diversity of recreation opportunities.

    1. Multi-day elephant treks in Chiang Mai / Pei. 

    2. Scuba / deep sea fishing from the Island & Beach Resorts.

    3. Assorted and varied shopping opportunities

  3. Books obviously can contain more information than web sites .. not as current information, but lots of it .. few web sites have several 100 pages of text.

  4. Think about activities you enjoy .. Beach Sports, trekking, sight seeing, scuba, antiquities, golf .. shopping .. resort luxury spa?

  5. A convenient central location is worth a lot for activity logistics! .. In Bangkok ALWAYS consider proximity to Sky Train & Subway stations .. you can save literally hours a day using the ultra modern skytrain & subway over taxi.

  6. Then narrow your choice down by price.

  7. Factor in the value of amenities, extras that add to enjoyment .. like free WiFi, free breakfast, free transit to the BTS / Subway .. offer air port pick-up.

  8. In Thailand usually there is a room upgrade for 100Thb or 300Thb .. often there is a major improvement in your environment with this few Thb / $5 / 3.5EU upgrade

24 hour room service?

Don't forget jet lag .. you will be up at all hours of the night for a couple days.  A room service fruit plate at 4AM .. or coffee ... or a cheese burger w/ fries.. or curry ..&  cheap!

a former Peace Corp volunteer's photo journal of an incredible adventure, a bus trip across Europe & Asia in the '70s .. quite an adventure

worth a look!

Mike has now retired to remote Thailand ..

Mike's web site has everything from Issan restaurant reviews to an Issan web cam to directions for building a Koy pond!!

Mike is a most interesting dude that did it his way!

Bangkok Weather Forecast  Current Bangkok Thailand Time   Wi-Fi / Internet Hotspots in Bangkok / Thailand

  • A complete list of Thailand Hotels.. no web site links.  Telephone & Fax #s, managers name & street address.

  • Bangkok coffee shop / resturant/  Wi-Fi hot spots.

  • The Peninsula.. The Oriental.. true 6 star

  • Thai beach areas have 15,000 BT ($350.) per-day resorts adjacent to 900 BT ( $20.) per-day hotels.

  • On Phuket, the $300 per day hotel guests have to walk past my favored $22. hotel to get to the beach!

  • Thai hotels usually have a 'flow activated hot water system'.

    • A wall mounted water heating device without reservoir tank, heats water in line & on demand as it flows to the faucet.

  • 1000 BT or $25., will secure a little nicer & more centrally located hotel.

  • Often 900 BT Thai hotels are immediately adjacent to 5000 BT / $100.+ "Marriott / Hiltons".

  • 2400 baht, $60.00, will get a multi room Thai Hotel suite & true luxury.

  • 15000 BT ( $350. ) per month will get a very nice multi-room serviced apartment.

  • Even the most moderately priced Thai hotels have full amenities!

    • The 'Thai hotels' are often '90% built out' in teak wood.  Teak floors, doors, furniture, cabinets...Beautiful!

  • Therapeutic massage, room service meals & laundry are usually available even at the most economical hotels.

    • 1 hour 'Wat Pho Temple style' therapeutic massage in your room for 400 BT ( $9. )

    • Excellent meals delivered to your room for 180 BT ( $4. )

    • 500 BT ( $12. ) will get laundry for 2 for a week done.

  • The infamous Vietnam era  "US Army R&R Hotel" ( for you nostalgic Vietnam vets ) is now the 'mid level' Ambassador Hotel on Sukhumvit.

  • The 'old' BOQ / BEQs ( Bachelor Officer Quarters / Bachelor Enlisted Quarters ) are now the Windsor Hotel on 'Suk' Soi 20 and the Rajah Hotel on 'Suk' Soi 4.

On Phuket you can get a house near the beach  for a month for what one night at Club Med costs.  

Thai Hotels near the beach are under 700 baht, $20. per night as low as 400 baht, $10 per night. 


  • 110/10 Thaweewong Road
    tel 344211
    fax 340718

For 22000 baht ( $600. )per month you can have a 2 bed room high rise apartment with a sea view in Pattaya or for 500 baht, $15, per night you can have a small hotel room near the beach. 

Check out these Thai Newspapers, in the classified section for bargain apartments or hotel rooms.  

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