Brenda’s Short Travel Guide to Bangkok:
We flew into Bangkok’s Don Muang Airport on Air Asia from Kuala Lumpur. The flight took almost 2 hours. The flights cost us $75 one way for all 3 of us. If you’re flying internationally from another continent, the airport used is called Suvarnabhumi International Airport.
We took a taxi from the airport for $20 into the Lat Phrao neighborhood (on the outskirts of the city center), which took us about 45 minutes.
Where to Stay:
Dusit Thani in Bangkok is a legendary 5-star luxury hotel located in the Silom area. It has remained at the top of the luxury end of hotels in Bangkok and we had the pleasure of staying there for 2 nights. If you’d like to read about our experience in more detail here is: The Dusit Thani – A Legend in Bangkok.
At the time of this writing, the Dusit Room was 6,800 Baht a night excluding fees and taxes, which is about $191 USD a night.
This was the first time we’ve chosen to stay at an AirBnb because we were going to stay an extended time and Bailey was really keen on having her own bedroom and actually so were we. We chose Jaz’s apartment after many listings because it accommodates up to 3 people and it had a pool and wifi. Also, after reading many great reviews, we chose to book it. Jaz met us right at the front of the building after she directed the taxi driver on how to get there. She brought us up and showed us around the apartment and the building. She also greeted us with a basket of fruits, some snacks, water and juice!
The apartment is painted mostly white and with touches of wood. It was perfect for a hot city like Bangkok! It has an awesome balcony and a coin operated washing machine (each load is 30 baht), which was a welcome addition. Jaz has thought of every detail, we never had to purchase any essentials, she provided plenty and a very nice touch is she messaged us almost every day to let us know the events around the city! Last and most importantly, it’s super clean.
Then there is the coffee shop and the mini mart downstairs on the third floor, which were both great and inexpensive. The pool and the gym were both also fantastic!
Here is the link for this apartment: The Room at Lat Phrao with Jaz.
Here’s a gift: $20 credit for your booking.
And a few more pictures from us. You’ll see plenty in the airbnb website but most of the pictures don’t give the apartment justice. You’ll have to see it for yourself.