Sunday, July 17, 2016

Simple life resort Koh Tao

Location

Almost opposite the 7-11 at the heart of Sairee beach you will find Simple life resort. It's a fairly large resort with good facilities. All rooms are located a bit from the main street so you will not be disturbed at night by the party people. But still the beach is just a few minutes away!


Facilities

The hotel has a large restaurant and bar located at the main street. From here you can enjoy your meal or drink while watching the business of the small island. A bit tucked away from the road is the reception area. I was welcomed with a big smile and checking only took a few minutes.


Just behind the reception a lush garden hides the swimming pool and the building with rooms. Even though it's a rather big hotel it is quiet. 


Rooms

The rooms are large and nicely decorated. There is a large double bed, a desk with fridge and a large closet to tuck away your backpack and clothes. The closet had a safe to store valuables. My room even had a small sitting area inside the room and a big balcony which also had a small table and 2 chairs.



The hotel is very close to the beach. It's just a few minutes to catch some great sunsets while sipping on a drink and listening to some tunes. The beach is packed with restaurants and bars and every night there is a great fire show. Just behind the beach and close to the hotel there is a small area with lots of shops, bars and restaurants. This makes Sairee beach a great place to relax and party.




Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Furama exclusive Asoke hotel


Location

The hotel is located within a two-minute walk to the two train stations - Asoke and Sukhumvit - that connect the BTS (aboveground) and MRT (underground) train systems. Being in the business district makes it easily accessible for guests to get around the hotel. 

Shopping centres such as Robinsons, Terminal 21 and the Emporium are within walking distance, placing shopping, food and entertainment at close vicinity. Venturing further out is made simple by using the BTS skytrain – Siam Central station, which is only four stops away, is linked by skybridges to the Siam Paragon, Siam Centre shopping malls and Siam Square.

Just left to the hotel is a great place for food. It's a local restaurant which sells street food but offer seating under a roof. 




The rooms

The 102 stylishly furbished guest rooms are spacious and equipped with comfortabel bed, tv and stereo set, minibar with coffee and tea and other amenities.

The bed was perfect. It's large and the mattress soft so sleeping is no problem at all. The bathroom is a bit on the small side with a shower in the bathtub.

The room also comes with a large balcony but unfortunately there is no view as it's blocked by another building. 

On top of the building there are 2 whirlpools and a fitness area. It's nicely decorated with some plants.



Price

I was lucky to book the room with the credits I had earned via Agoda. Therefore I did not have to pay the full price. As the hotel is located in the heart of the business district prices are on the higher end around 2000 to 3000 baht.