Are Serviced Hotels Better in BANGKOK?

If you’re looking to stay at a really nice serviced hotel for a little bit of an extended stay in Bangkok, this is the video for you. Combining all of the services you’d expect out of a 5-star hotel with a ‘homey’ feel, Emporium Suites is an amazing place to shack up while you’re in the Big Mango.

Video Transcript

So this pin is probably the most convenient location of anywhere that Haelee and I have ever stayed in Bangkok this is the Emporium Suites By Chatrium and it’s literally like a 20-second walk to the Phrom Phong BTS where you have the Emporium shopping mall you have a courtier shopping mall and you can walk there indoors when the malls open so even if it was pouring rain you can walk and jump on the BTS really really conveniently this is a serviced hotel so it’s like a cross between a hotel and an Airbnb and it’s a really great option when you’re in Bangkok Haelee and I’ve been staying here for the last three weeks let me go in I’ll show you the room that we’re staying in and you can consider it an option if you’re ever stopping through Bangkok. Oh this is our lovely cleaning lady here.

She’s been amazing you’ve been very nice to us thank you so much yeah she’s uh her and Haelee have gotten along great she’s been in uh every day while we actually get her every other day but uh she’s been a very friendly Haelee likes to use her tie and they get along great so this is our place on the 34th floor and that’s an impromptu example of one of the real benefits of staying in a serviced hotel you get room cleaning just as if you were in a hotel as little or as often as you like so the other advantage is that it’s it’s this one in particular is a lot bigger than a hotel room you can see it has a whole kitchen here it has a laundry here oh you can see my maple leafs underwear well that’s embarrassing but if you wanted to do some cooking you could there’s a dining table for four right here and then there’s a big living room with a nice tv nice selection we’ve hooked up our apple tv but they do have a nice selection of movie channels and whatnot better than most hotels gorgeous little living area again they have all the amenities so we’ve been doing some ironing excuse the place but it’s been lived in like I said we’ve been here for three weeks and here’s the bedroom it’s a nice uh king-size bed bedding’s super comfortable and then over here they have a desk area this is where I edit all the videos little chair to sit on and check out that view of Bangkok it’s absolutely spectacular and then just over here we have a nice bathroom water pressure’s great everything’s uh really really top-notch in here this place is quality it’s certainly not the cheapest place in town but the quality is amazing in here so this is the Emporium Suites By Chatrium you can filter all the different categories hotels restaurants bars attractions activities there’s a little filter tab right in Teenee and you can just filter uh just hotels and accommodations if you want to see just restaurants you just highlight that button if you want restaurants and nightlife you can highlight multiple filter buttons at the same time so this has been our place we’ll show you more places they’ll be in Teenee whether it’s Bangkok, Samui, Phuket or Chiang Mai I don’t know you’re gonna have to look around search that Teenee map and have some fun and if you’re ever looking to splurge a little bit and stay in the most convenient location in Bangkok definitely check this place out we’ve loved our three weeks here!


Additional Information

Bangkok, Thailand has some of the most epic shopping anywhere on earth. Many of these massive mall complexes would put their counterparts in Europe or North America to shame. The Holy Grail of Bangkok shopping is IconSiam. This is a newly built architectural masterpiece located right on the east side of the Chao Praya river across from central Bangkok. It has anything and everything that you could think of. Whether you’re looking to purchase something from a luxury brand like Gucci, Chanel, Fendi, Rolex, etc. or simply want a basic Tee from Uniqlo, this place has it all. You can even buy a Ferrari right in the mall if you’re looking to spend some serious coin. There’s also an epic food court on the ground level of IconSiam which features all sorts of tasty Thai treats that you can get at street food prices. One thing that’s actually quite common across many Bangkok shopping centres is to have at least one or two food courts that act more like Thai markets than they do a typical eating area. The food in these areas are both tasty and cheap. The reason that these exist is because the developers or owners of these massive shopping complexes want to drive as much foot traffic as possible inside of their real estate. So, they give significant rent breaks to the vendors that would normally have to compete for space in an outdoor market. What ends up happening is that residents find a specific vendor or restaurant that they like, and make it a weekly routine to go and enjoy some food from that specific location, inside of whatever mall it exists in. The food courts inside of these malls actually become attractions on their own, resulting in more foot traffic inside of the mall.