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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Ambassador Hotel Bangkok Review

The Ambassador Hotel is one of the biggest guest friendly hotels on Sukhumvit Soi 11. Though its massive towers and massive convention halls are impressive, the hotel's real claim to fame is a well known club deep in the underbelly of the property.

A medium sized club in the parking basement of the hotel called Club Climax has made the hotel popular for guys who want to find Thai freelancers in the Sukhumvit area without venturing too far.

Club Climax is an after hours club and is one of the best place to find prostitutes in Bangkok after the massage parlors and go go bars have closed. And since the Ambassador Hotel doesn't charge extra fees for inviting ladies back to guests rooms is just an added convenience.

Keep in mind Club Climax has a 200THB cover charge which includes one drink ticket. And you may be asked by security for an I.D. whether you look old enough or not. And the club will stamp your hand as proof of payment for the night. So men can take a girl up to their room and come back down to the club afterwards. Freelancers inside usually have a 1500THB short time rate.

There are 760 rooms, divided amongst the main building and a separate tower. The standard rooms are all located in the main building. And all of the higher end rooms are located in the tower wing.

171 Sukhumvit Rd., Soi 11
The difference between the 2 building is that all of the economy rooms are in the main building. While the bigger yet slightly more expensive rooms are in the tower wing.

As I mentioned the hotel is huge and mainly caters to tour groups and plays host to big conventions too. So it's no surprise that the hotel has seen a lot of use.

Even though the hotel has been renovated back in 2009 there can be a portion of rooms that have seen better days due to the volumes of guests.

The economy rooms in the main building have seen the most wear and tear because that's the space provided mostly to large groups of bused-in tourists. A standard room in the main wing cost around 1700THB and the room size is 25 square meters. So not too shabby.

However a superior room in the tower wing cost around 1800THB to 1900THB and its size is 35 square meters. And that's not bad at all for a few hundred Baht more.

The Ambassador Hotel is a recommended hotel for guys who prefer Thai freelancers because it's close to Thermae Bar and Q Bar. And Lolitas is a popular BJ bar right across Sukhumvit road on Soi 8. And it's a great convenient hotel right in the heart of Sukhumvit and between Nana and Soi Cowboy go go bars. And they don't charge joiner fees so it's a big plus. Below is a email confirmation from the hotel reservation office:
Dear Mr.Jim,

Greetings from Ambassador Bangkok Hotel!
We are pleased to inform you that the joiner was free of charge.

Best regards,

Sine A. (Ms.)

Reservation  Department
The Ambassador Bangkok
171  Sukhumvit 11,
Klongtoey, Wattana,
Though it's a hotel with a lot of mixed reviews you can also find a lot of discounts too since it still is a 4 star hotel due to so many guests facilities such as a swimming pool and a big fitness center. So there's a little trade off.

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