Wednesday, July 11, 2012

List of Guest Friendly Hotels in Pratunam Bangkok

I always typically recommend that anyone looking to pick up bar girls and freelancers in Bangkok that it's best to stay in Sukhumvit district because it's near go go bars, massage parlors and clubs. Not to mention that the BTS Sky Trains running right along Sukhumvit is also a definite advantage for convenience of traveling around certain parts of the city.

But I can understand why guys would be in need of a bar girl friendly hotel near Pratunam market, where they buy clothes in bulk and send it back to their countries. But it's a busy district and perhaps there are many other reasons why a lot of guys would rather stay there rather then Sukhumvit.

So I started gathering some research by simply asking around and contacting hotels close to Pratunam Market. I found out that there are very little hotels with a visitor friendly policy. And I wasn't surprised though. Sukhumvit district has the most visitor friendly hotels but that's because if a hotel didn't they'd lose out on a whole lot of tourists dollars.

Superior room at Centre Point Petchburi

The only hotel that I have stayed at close to Pratunam Market is the 4 star Centre Point Petchburi 15. And I am very familiar with that property because I lived there for 3 months to be near my workplace at the time.

I stayed in a superior room which was 47 sq. m. big including the balcony. Ask for a room on a high floor facing Petchburi road because the view is much better. You can see the Indonesian embassy, Siam Paragon and MBK mall in the background. There's also a nice swimming pool and a small gym with good equipment for a good workout. And there is free Wi-Fi internet access.

And my business partner can certainly attest that Centre Point Petchburi is definitely guest friendly because a few times a month he would bar fine 2 girls at a time from his favorite bar in Soi Cowboy and take them back to his own room.

Normally you can't get away with that at your average ordinary guest friendly hotel. However, since all Centre Point properties are serviced apartments the rules are a little more relaxed. But I wouldn't go overboard and parade a bunch of bar girls and other prostitutes at any of their fine properties.

Remember to ask for a room facing Petchburi road and you'll have this view.

Center Point Petchburi is in a decent location with a lot of shopping centers nearby in walking distance. Pantip Plaza is directly opposite. Though Soi Cowboy and Nana would require a short taxi ride. But traffic is heavy along Petchburi road and a short ride to the go go bars could actually take about 30 minutes. And Pratunam Market is only a short 5 minute walk so whatever business you have there you can get there quickly.

Nonetheless it's a very good hotel and highly recommended and quite affordable with rates ranging from 2400THB to 2600THB. Check out room rates and reviews from Agoda.com for better prices and information.

As I mentioned before there are not a lot of visitor friendly hotels in Pratunam. But I found three more that you might be interested in in.

Superior room - Boutique Place
Boutique Place Bangkok
Average rates: 1200THB per night
Address: 120/126-7 Rajchaprarop Road, Pratunam
Internet access: Free

Small hotel with 18 rooms. So yes the standard rooms are a bit small but it's one of the better budget hotels near Pratunam Market. I would just book the deluxe rooms because it's slightly bigger and only 200THB more.

Standard double - Ideal Hotel
Ideal Hotel Pratunam Bangkok
Average rate: 1600THB
Address: 1/36 - 1/38 Soi Juldisa (Petchburi 19), Pratunam
Internet access: Free

This is another small hotel. Some rooms have no windows which are the cheapest ones at 1600THB such as the standard double room pictured left. And the rooms are around 20 square meters so it can be a tight fit. But to me it's a bit pricey and would rather spend my money on a slightly bigger room at Citin Pratunam on a budget.

Citin Pratunam
Citin Pratunam Bangkok
Average rate: 1500THB
Address: 88/19 Ratchapranrob Rd, Pratunam
Internet access: Free

Their superior rooms are around 24 square meters big and the location is very close to Pratunam Market if not a little hidden. The hotel is just 4 years old so the rooms are still fresh and modern. And they even provide a free tuk tuk service to take you to areas close by. I highly recommend Citin Pratunam too.

Now keep in mind even though all of these hotels are confirmed guest friendly it's best to book a room for 2 guests even though you're alone. In most cases it won't cost extra to book a room for 2 and just a technicality most hotels require.

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