the LiT Bangkok Hotel


Some time ago, I was fortunate to spend about a week at this Bangkok hotel. The hotel is located in a dark but quiet soi just opposite the MBK shopping center, and is a 4,5 star hotel according to hotel-reservations websites such as for example hotels.com. If you dread walking the side street to the main street, at any time of the day, the hotel offered a continously operated, free tuk-tuk ride as well.†


The first great thing you will notice about this hotel is the polite and corteous staff. Actually, one thing that seems to stick to my mind several months after checking out from the hotel, is the doorman in particular, which at each return back to the hotel, welcomed me with a perfectly executed Thai “wai” and a truly genuine “Welcome Home”. This small but crucial gesture, always made me feel so welcome after a day out in the warm, busy city. Reception is a sit-down reception, and the staff always appeared more than eager to make you feel welcome and well taken care off: if you wanted to spend time with reception staff, they were never in a rush, and always listening patiently to all requests and answering questions as best as they could.


The hotel was also very clean overall, as well as modern and picturesque (which is a big deal for any hobby-photographer out to get some great shots). The rooms are best described as “different” from the normal square shape, with some inventive solutions. Rooms are categorized as “Extra Radiance Room”, “Different Degree Room”, “Full Spectrum Suite”, and “Triple Luxe Suite”. I stayed in a Different Degree Room. The bed and high quality linens and pillows was perfect for my tastes. With the hotel making top marks in so many aspects in my book, there was only two things I did not particularly like: the door to the bathroom is not an actual door, but instead a heavy curtain, and secondly, there is hardly any view from the room, as it is obscured by exterior detailing.†


The hotel provided me with free parking in the basement, and had a relaxing pool area, with a great pool bar (I have got to mention the poolbar). I loved spending the late afternoons pool-side because it was always so quiet and because the poolbar-attendant made some pretty wild tasting cocktails to dampen the thirst for something exotic and fresh. Sadly, that time, I did not get to try out their spa or their gym, but from appearances they looked very nice. Oh, and you have a coffee maker in the lobby where you could make yourself a free cup of coffee (or tea)!†


Location wise, the hotel is perfectly situated near several major malls with endless dining, shopping and entertainment choices. BTS Skytrain station “National Stadium" is just a short walk away, at the main street, which gives you the access you need to most of Bangkok.†


In closing, I know without hesitation that I would stay there again, provided a great deal was presented to me. The images below are a selection of some iPHONE and DSLR images taken during the one week stay at the LiT Bangkok Hotel.†











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