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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Hotel Mermaid Bangkok Review

Hotel Mermaid on Sukhumvit road soi 29

If you're looking for a new hotel in Bangkok in quiet area but still close to Soi Cowboy then consider staying as a guest at Hotel Mermaid on Sukhumvit road soi 29.

The Mermaid was completed in 2011 and just a 100 meters from Sukhumvit. Walking to Soi Cowboy would take about 10 minutes and if you walk the opposite direction on Sukhumvit towards the Emporium Mall and Phrom Phong BTS station and you hit up on a lot of popular body to body oil massage shops in 10 minutes too.

It's a nice medium sized hotel in an residential area so yeah it looks like a family friendly place to stay. But the Mermaid Hotel has a policy of allowing guests to invite prostitutes for overnight stays. So for solo travelers who enjoy the company of Thai girls don't have to worry about paying joiner fees.

However, since the hotel is on Sukhumvit soi 29 some ladies working in bars and on the streets might be hesitant to go with customers on short time. It has to do with getting back to where you picked them up. Remember, a vast majority of Thai street hookers are in the Nana red light district. So if you plan on heading down there to short time a prostitute and get back quickly to the hotel, your option is to take the taxi or motor-bike.

And even though Soi Cowboy is the closest go go bar area to the Mermaid Hotel, bar girls might be reluctant to take a 10 minute walk to a hotel.. 

So if they do agree with going with you on short time you might expect them to ask for some taxi money. Obviously you shouldn't have the same issue if you're paying for them to be with you for the night.

Studio Room

The price for a room at the Mermaid is quite reasonable. A studio room cost about 1700THB per night with taxes. It's about 30 square meters so it's spacious for 2 guests. And since the hotel is still new everything from the floor to the linens are in good condition. Free Wi-Fi internet access in the rooms too.

Though the hotel is rated with 4 stars I can't really see it. There's a nice pool, no gym though but the hotel staff is friendly and professional. In my book, it's a 3 star hotel.

As of writing, there's a really good discount for the Mermaid Hotel. Book 3 nights and you pay for 2. So the price breaks down to about 1450THB ($49USD) per night including taxes and breakfast. And that's a sweet deal. I'm not sure how long this deal will last so you should check rates at Agoda.com.

Check current rates and read more guests reviews for Hotel Mermaid Bangkok.

For your reference here is the hotel's guest friendly confirmation:
Dear Mr. Jim Hunt,

Thank you for your interest in Hotel Mermaid Bangkok.
If our guests have a visitor, it is the hotel's policy to record and hold the identification card for the duration of the visit. Further, as the host of the visitor, we expect the guest to take full responsibility and ensure that other hotel guests are not disturbed in any way. An extra charge is presently not requested.

With best regards,


Nisanart  Nooprakob
Front Office and Reservation


6 Soi Sukhumvit 29, Sukhumvit Road
Kwaeng Klongtoey Nua, Khet Wattana
Bangkok 10110


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