If you have followed or read our backpacking trip to four countries in 10 days, then you might have known that we had our Thailand accommodation for only 750 pesos ($15) a night! Yes! For the price, it’s very relatively cheap packed with comfort and class. And here’s our review.
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L.A. Tower Hotel Review
L.A. Tower Hotel is located in Ratchadapisek, an area in Bangkok. It is a condominium with a few rooms turned into hotel accommodation. The rooms are always clean, the restaurant below is great. The building is a little bit older but nice. The rooms are big and can catch a breeze from the balcony. This place is also very quiet, with no traffic to listen to.
Our 750 pesos ($15) / night accommodation came with a swimming pool on the fifth floor, a king-sized bed, Wi-Fi, hot shower, mini-fridge, tv set, air conditioner, and a few more. They also offer free parking.
What’s best with our accommodation was that the staff were willing to help you with anything you need. Plus, you have access to the pool anytime from 7am to 10pm, and at a 750 rate per night, it’s very rare to see accommodations with a swimming pool (it’s a huge plus for us!). We stayed for two nights in total.
At the ground floor, there’s also a bar and restaurant, a grocery store, and a laundry shop. So you don’t have to worry about food and drinks.
Establishments Outside L.A. Tower Hotel
A few mins walk away from the hotel are grocery shops, the market where you could buy a different variety of Thai foods, McDonald’s (yes, I bought some meal there!), coffee shops, and other fast food establishments.
A 15 minute walk away is the Sutthisan Station (MRT) that could take you back to Hua Lamphong to explore more of the city, Bangkok, or make a short visit to Chatuchak Market.
The Wifi, however, costs 50 baht good for 24 hours. I only availed this once as I have bought a SIM Card at the airport. I used my Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro phone for that. I recommend you buying a Thai Sim Card, it’ll help you get by on data connection for a week or more.
Staffs were amazing
The staffs here are willing to accommodate and help you anytime. We arrived 2 hours late from our check-in time which was supposed to be 2pm. Why did I say they were amazing? It’s because I lost my GoPro and they did all they can to help me. I asked them to call the train station and the train terminal to other provinces. Unfortunately, nobody has reported a found GoPro at any of the stations yet so I have to trace all my tracks. It should actually be out of their business but they did what they can especially with the language barrier.
I went back to the MRT stations we’ve been (Sutthisan and Hua Lamphong). Asked the operators in each station and even looked around. But my GoPro was nowhere to be found. I went back to where I purchased our tickets to Padang Besar, Malaysia, the Bangkok Railway Station. Luckily, my GoPro was at their keep! I was so happy they kept it! Apparently, after inquiring about tickets, I forgot that I placed my GoPro on the counter and forgot to take it with me. I actually just noticed that I was not holding any GoPro when we were near the hotel. Anyway, this is such a short story I will always be grateful for.
PS: Most of our photos and videos in Thailand got corrupted. The bedroom photo here, however, was the same bed and setup.
Here’s a short video of the pool side. Our room was on the 7th floor.
It’s truly a value for money and comfort accommodation. We had a pleasant stay at L.A. Tower Hotel. If ever you would come to Thailand and visit Bangkok, I recommend staying here especially if you wanna go shopping at Chatuchak Weekend Market.