I have stayed at Omyim about 10 times, since my first visit there in 2006. I really do feel this is my home from home, and I have recently started to visit other countries in the area, using Omyin in Bangkok as my base.
The rooms, I would describe as comfortable (certainly beyond basic), The rooms have all that you need, a comfortable bed, a workig, CLEAN bathroom, TV with a variety of channels including several English channels and 1 free to view English language movie channel. Air-con in every room and free wi-fi in room and in the lobby for guests.
There is also a computer terminal in reception with wi-fi, for those who leave their lap-top or notebook at home, but still want to go online.
The hotel is about 1 minute's walk from Chong Nonsi BTS and the new (and increasingly growing Bangkok railway system), Chong Nonsi is 1 station away from Sala Deung Station (This station is in the centre of the Silom gay district and also a substantial shopping and eating location). Sala Deung is also a conection station for the MRT, which is the Bangkok metro, and the gateway to the entire city.
All of the transport systems in Bangkok are enviously fast, efficeint and very cheap (they are also all fully air-conditioned, which is a real bonus).
Omyim Lodge is Gay-owned (Thai) and managed. All of the staff are extremely friendly, but they will allow YOU to dictate the level of involvement they have in your stay. They will be discreet, distant and professional, if that is your preference, equally they will chat with you, give you advice on attractions based on your wishes and have a laugh for those of us who prefer a less formal interaction.
Although a Gay-owned hotel, Omyim Lodge welcomes any guests, so long as they are respectful of the tolerant attitude of the guest house.
Omyim permits adult overnight guests, and requires photo ID of the guest, for the protection of the guest and the reputation of the guest house. This is one of only a few hotels that does not charge an overnight joiner fee.
There is a small resturant/cafe attached to the reception area, where breakfast is served and where meals can be purchased from guests and non-guests alike, until 4pm each day.
The menu is varied and has both western and Thai selections (very handy for a late late breakfast for you and your new friend)! This is one of the most inexpensive places i've eaten in, during my Bangkok vacations and the food is always very nice.
I have found my home from home In Omyim, and the fact that this guest house has a very large number of guests (or friends), who have returned time after time, really speaks volumes!
See you in Sertember guys!
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