Wednesday, March 13, 2013

A Confession... I've Been Keeping 101 Premier Massage A Secret

101 Premier Massage Bangkok on Sukhumvit soi 26
After living in Bangkok for an X amount of years, I have garnered a small gathering of degenerate friends. I met one this afternoon at a bar where we chewed the fat over a few cold ones with a fellow expat named 'Fred'. An hour later I said I had an appointment and got up to leave after a handshake and a good bye.

Well my appointment was at an oil massage parlor in the Phrom Phong section of Bangkok, not far from the Emporium Mall. A rendezvous with a beautiful oil massage girl.

As I opened the door I could smell a big stench of BO (just kidding Fred) wafting behind. It appears 'Fred' had followed me which is quite a remarkable feat if you've seen how this guy looks. Yeah, I know it's not a big deal that the cat's out of the bag. 'Fred's' the kind of guy that wants to know the best places. The annoying nosy guy that wants to know everything that is none of his business. And all the years I've known him he knows I keep secrets even when I tell everyone I don't. Well, I've been a frequent visitor of 101 Premier Massage in Bangkok.

And 'Fred' was just a little pissed that I never told him about this place I visit on a regular basis. But when he saw the lineup of massage girls he was all smiles.

This oily massage parlor is located on Sukhumvit soi 26, right past Angel Massage. Here's the directions with a map on 101's website.

Even though this shop has been written up numerous times in other Bangkok naughty red light district guides, I still like to keep certain places I go to on the low down.

Now I've been a frequent customer of theirs since they opened last September 2012. One of my favorite oil massage girls from Angels switched over to work at 101 which is why I followed. I tell you, 101 in my opinion has a lot of pretty girls on the roster. Most girls are in the mid 20's, slim with big breasts.

Barely a year old this massage parlor is gaining a lot of attention from Japanese clientele. Even though there was an incident where the police had to enter the shop it wasn't because they were being raided. It was because there was an incident between a massage girl and an unruly customer. 

Because of this incident there may have been a small rumor circulating around that this shop was behind on paying protection money. But that's not the case. So no worries, 101 Premier Massage is not a place where the boys in brown will come knockin' while the bed rooms rockin'.

They have a small menu that is straight forward. It's lotion, oil and traditional massages followed by sex with foreplay in between. That's the way I like it, simple and uncomplicated. No new seaweed extract massage or any other new scam cream is on offer to help make your testicles shinier, your penis younger and your wallet lighter.

I typically stick with the 1 hour oil massage which only cost 2000THB in a shower room. 101 has two room types, bath room and shower room. Bath room has a tub and cost a 100THB more to use.

You can also order up out call services or if you make a reservation while picking the girl of your choice in advance you can save a 100THB or so.

Shower stall
Since this shop is still new it's still in good condition. Thankfully, 101 Premiere has spent a bit extra on bed mattress. Because of the parlors condition and quality girls I have a feeling they are going to give the ever popular Angels Massage a run for the money.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Citadines Serviced Apartments in Bangkok

Spaced throughout Sukhumvit road soi's near Bangkok's red light districts are a chain of affordable apartments for long term stayers called Citadines.

Citadines operates in the serviced apartment category of accommodations  Technically, all serviced apartments are guest friendly. But that doesn't necessarily mean you can go nuts and invite a platoon of hookers to your room.

A good buddy of mine who exclusively stays at Citadines brings back 2 to 3 bar girls at a time with no one from the hotel approaching him to pay up a joiner's fee. So if you're planning to have a threesome in the comforts of your own room, Citadines is a good option because it's already close to many places to pick up Thai working girls like Thermae Bar.

I ask a lot of people why they prefer staying at a serviced apartment such as Citadines or Centre Point properties, even though they are a bit more expensive then their hotel counterparts in Bangkok.

And the answer is there are better guests facilities and amenities. Serviced properties are typically equipped with coin operated washer and dryers, a well equipped kitchenette and well maintained pool and fitness facilities. And all Bangkok Citadine properties provide Wi-Fi internet access and new flat screen and appliances.

Studio Room at Citadines Sukhumvit soi 11
Those are all valid points, especially the laundry part. If you're staying in Bangkok for weeks at a time you will want to do your own laundry. I can't tell you how many times I've lost articles of clothing when I trust my soiled clothing to laundry shops on sois. Once it's gone, it's gone and good luck asking for compensation.

Currently, there are 4 Citadine serviced apartments right on Sukhumvit road close to Soi Cowboy and Nana Plaza by walking distance. I'll list them first in order of preference:
  1. Citadines Sukhumvit Soi 8
  2. Citadines Sukhumvit Soi 11
  3. Citadines Sukhumvit Soi 16
  4. Citadines Sukhumvit Soi 23
The apartment buildings on sois 8 and 11 are both in trendy hot spots of Bangkok's nightlife. Though most of the nightlife establishments found there are mainstream with clubs, pubs and bars ticking with Thai yuppies, expats and tourists. From either one you can walk to Nana or Soi Cowboy in about 10 minutes.

The Citadines on soi 11 is close to Club Climax where many Thai hookers inside ply their trade in the basement of the Ambassador Hotel, which is also guest friendly.

Citadines 16 is the closest to Soi Cowboy, about a 5 minute walk. The last one located on soi 23 is also close to the go go bars of Soi Cowboy but require a 10 minute walk.

All of the properties provide a complimentary tuk tuk shuttle to take you to the entrance of the sois but the distances are easily traversed on foot.

Most of the people I know stay at Citadines on a long term bases, like a few weeks at a time. And they are all in prime location, close to shopping malls and supermarkets, and of course massage parlors, go go bars and Thai freelance hang out spots.

But even if you have just a couple of days to check out Bangkok's nightlife Citadines serviced apartments is a good choice guys looking to stay in Bangkok for just a few days.