was in bkk from feb 9-14 for an ultimate frisbee tournament, so essentially we were outside the majority of the day (after 7am) and even during the evenings because we went to parties. the room for us was a place to keep our stuff and clean up after games, and well sleep as well, with whatever time thats left to sleep ;)
the guesthouse was very very close to the sukhumvit road, almost at the corner, and maybe just a bit more than 5 mins walk to the nearest BTS rail station that can take you to all the significant places along sukhumvit. an example is the Siam Square/MBK mall area (30 baht) where we practically did all our economy shopping (lots of great finds! - clothes, gadgets, food). at night go to Thong Lo station (1 stop away) and off to sukhumvit 38 to visit the dozen or so food carts where you can eat really good thai food -- check out staples such as pad thai, and tom yam. of course there are dozens upon dozens of other destinations across sukhumvit and the nearby locales, and these will be very easy to get to via the BTS or taxi from where the guesthouse is located.
The owner Max is very accommodating and pleasant, and is quick to suggest places to visit and how to get there. i have not seen him more than 2 times on our 5-night stay (because we were hardly there during daytime) but he'll immediately be friendly and helpful anytime you approach him. He'll give you traveler tips too, on how to save bahts when you go around (he taught us a cheaper/faster way back to the airport).
the bar downstairs serves relatively cheaper drinks too, though we did not have the chance to sample the scene while we were there.
the dual room where we stayed had a big queen double mattress and was pretty comfy. the airconditioning takes a bit to cool the whole room, but theres a dandy ceiling fan that can do a preliminary job. the satellite tv was next to worthless though because it only had non-english channels, so i can only suggest to leave it on the fashion tv channel where they dont talk and at the least they can keep you company while you fall asleep. the room had lots of drawers and cabinets to stash all your stuff, just dont forget to bring them home with you. theres a safety deposit box but we couldnt work the directions. im pretty intelligent so im quite sure its not about my understanding of the directions posted on the safe :p
the comfort room i was hoping was better, but it did its job so i wouldnt really complain. what it had was a nice hot shower, and a functioning pair of sink and throne, and that was that. you really just did your business and went off afterwards to more fascinating things.
if i had to complain, it was just about a couple of pesky mosquitoes that took all of 5 minutes to hunt down. the air was stuffy in a room that maybe wasnt used for a couple of weeks, so i guess a couple of bloodsuckers can be expected
this rating and review is calibrated to the taste of a backpacker and adventurer, and indeed if youre the kind who doesnt mind the low-key ambience, youll find that the mhc guesthouse is a very comfy and convenient home-flavored place to stay, in contrast to the usual posh multistar hotels that business trips will put you in. you get to save a whole lot too, which you can spend on your shopping/eating adventures, thats maybe probably why youre in Thailand in the first place :)
overall, quite a good and economic stay and i would be hard-pressed to consider other places when i come back.
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- Upmarket guesthouse in Sukhumvit Bangkok. Very close to the skytrain and many amenities. Very clean, convenient, comfortable and very competitive. Soi 28 is a quiet no-through street. Many buses on Sukhumvit taking you to all the shopping centres. Emporium Shopping Arcade is only a short walk away, with lots of restaurants, night life, etc. ... more less
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