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Close to BTS Hotel

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Close to BTS Hotel

We are both 67, strict budget travellers and our plans are to shop at MBK and J2JK . They both have excellent BTS access and we need a budget hotel ($30?) within a 5 to10 minute walk. The neighbourhood restos must have some "non tourist" food menus. Our diet is the key to staying healthy as is avoiding the mid day heat.

We have stayed near J2JK weekend market, but for example, the quality and cleanliness of the food courts at Big C left much to be desired. Everything else was convenient. Never stayed in the Sukumvit area. Our hotel room must have a King Bed or 2 twin beds, fridge and Wifi and a Thai or western breakfast would be nice to have.

Any personal experiences and recommendations can be messaged if you prefer.

Thanks

Dennis

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1. Re: Close to BTS Hotel

Try the Salil hotel on soi 11. Its a 5 min walk to NANA BTS

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Check out Starry Place off Soi Rangnam near Victory Monument. Gets rave reviews and I think its cheapest daily rate is 750 baht. http://www.starryplace.com/

Soi Rangnam and neighbouring Victory Monument are full of restaurants, eateries and street food, including one of Bangkok's best seafood places, Kuang Seafood: eatingthaifood.com/2011/… and a quite wonderful Isaan restaurant, Lan Isaan Lom Yen: eatingthaifood.com/2011/… And then there are the boat noodles: travelfish.org/blogs/… Victory Monument is a nexus of street food: …asia-city.com/restaurants/article/victoriou…

At Victory Monument, you're minutes from Chatuchak and MBK on the BTS. It's Bangkok's biggest transportation hub.

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3. Re: Close to BTS Hotel

for prices and location check these sites -

hotelscombined.com

asiatravel.com

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we found the food court at centralworld spotless and were very happy to eat there. Even better visit The Loft at Central Dept store (at chitlom station).

lots of small restaurants in MBK adjacent to the food court (which is also fine).

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5. Re: Close to BTS Hotel

Thanks SueInWalesUk. We have beento Central world and The Loft. Our preference is food options like you find at MBK, which is less upscale and more for the Thai palate. We will continue to use these places for lunch. However for dinner , we need our meal a short walk from our hotel. At our age we get easily dehydrated in the heat. Also I forget to mention that we spend 4 weeks in Thailand and we do not use street food in our meal plan. That's why the MBK, Central World and the better eateries at Big C (some far from BTS) work well.

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Thanks bill2p. I will check out Victory Monument. I have taken tihe BTS over the top of the circle. It immense traffic and size tends to be over powering. You are right. it sits smack in the middle of MBK and the week end market.. I will check the links and see what the walking distances are.

BTW it is not the walking distance by itself that bothers us.The airconditioning of the BTS after the walk in the heat is the final straw! In cool weather walking 5km is no sweat, as we do in Chiang Mai.

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7. Re: Close to BTS Hotel

yes one vote for Salil too. You can also try On8, Woraburi Sukhumvit too.

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