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“Excellent hospitality”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of LiT BANGKOK Hotel

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LiT BANGKOK Hotel
Ranked #70 of 852 Hotels in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
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“Excellent hospitality”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2012

The LIT have given me the time of my life and made my holiday a huge success. The hospitality services are beyond excellence..you name a thing and you have it in front of you within 10 mins. The stay is comfortable as well as enjoyable...

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2012

The hotel is new and stylish (stayed in Extra Radiance room type). It is convenient located in walking distance to BTS "National Stadium" train station and close to major shopping malls in this area of Bangkok.

The staff is friendly, efficient and does the outmost to make a comfortable stay. So if you are not bound to big hotel chains and like the modern architecture, it’s the place to stay and offers great value for money.

Room Tip: The hotel is non smoking at all (even at the pool). Great for non-smoker, maybe not recommended for...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2012

Pros:

Brilliant, new rooms: Note that the "Extra Radiance" rooms are actually better that the "different degree" (even though they are priced lower). The "different degree" rooms have got wonderful and big bathrooms, but the rooms per se feel a bit cramped. On the other hand, the extra radiance rooms have got brilliant lighting effects, in-room bath tubs and spacious rooms.

Excellent facilities: Very comfortable beds and pillows, excellent shower pressure, very very new and clean rooms

Great service: The service was very prompt and effective. There was always someone who would be there to help you out. Very quick check-in and check-outs.

Perfect Location: MBK mall is a 5 min wasy walk away (around 200m), and so is the Skytrain Station (National Stadium)

Cons:

Views: If you are looking for good views outside the rooms, you would be disappointed. The location is such that views are limited, if any. Moreover, this is not a very high-rise hotel having lots of floors.

Breakfast: Breakfast is okay. They need to have more varieties

Swimming pool: Swimming pool is only medium sized.

Overall, the hotel does not look very big, but the facilities, the room decor and service are excellent! A definte 4 star deluxe hotel

Room Tip: If you have to choose between Extra Radiance and Different Degree, take the Extra Radiance room (eve...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2012

The Lit Bangkok is an interesting modernist addition to the hotel scene as it delivers strongly on one aspect that I find matters most to me: service quality.

A taxi ride from the airport to the hotel without the notorious congestion is about 25 minutes and cost about 400baht including toll charges. The hotel is relatively new and hence the cab drivers may not be familiar with its location. As a result, it may be a good idea to take an email printout from the friendly reservations department and they were very prompt to reply my queries.

From the front door security to the porter and the check-in personnel, there were nothing but sincere smiles and greetings. We experienced this throughout our stay. This room was bright, clean and spacious with a separate living room and is suitable for a trio of friends (like us) or small families. The beds were wonderfully plush for sleeping in after a full shopping day. The bathroom had two sinks (great for saving time) and a separate tub and shower room. The daily breakfast was competent, with the requisite American style options and you can order your eggs any style. Wireless Wifi was also provided for the duration of our stay.

In terms of location, the hotel is situated on a small lane off the main road that leads to the National Stadium sky-train station, which is a short 5 minute walk away. Staying off the main road meant we could have a quiet night without a lot of traffic noise, which was nice. The famous MBK centre is just across the road from the lane (you can cross the road by using the overhead bridges that also link to the National Stadium station and other shopping malls). Siam Square and the large Paragon mall are all within a walkable distance thereon from the MBK centre.

Undoubtedly, the Lit is in serious competition with several other newer or more luxurious hotels that dot the city. However, I feel that they have distinguished themselves with a consistently excellent customer service throughout our stay. If they keep up this exemplary standard and offer competitive room prices, the hotel should be pretty popular with the tourists in time to come.

Room Tip: The Triple Luxe suite is a good option for small families or a group of friends on a getaway.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2012

Stayed for 3 nights at The Lit in an 'Extra Radiance' room.

Room...
Immaculate. Comfortable. Really cool lighting!

Food and Drinks...
Lovely bar area, cocktails were superb (and buy one get one free), food excellent. Breakfast also very good.

Spa...
We were given a free ten minute food massage which was great. My husband used the steam room and gave it the thumbs up. I had a manicure which was excellent...

Location....
The hotel is based a 5 minute walk from lots of major shopping centres and Jim Thompson House. Bit further away from Grand Palace area but can easily be reached in cab or tuk tuk (which the hotel will call for you).

All in all, a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2012

We found a great deal for this hotel on an internet-site and booked it. The taxi driver had a little problem finding it, since it opened recently.
We got upgraded when we checked in and stayed in one of their different degree rooms. the bed was incredibly comfortable, i haven't slept so good in a long time! it was a little weird not having a door between the room and the toilet/bathroom but you got used to it :)

the design of the hotel is cool, a lot of odd angels and cool lighting. there was a nice poolarea, but with all the shopping we had no time to take a swim.

breakfast was great, loads to chose from and superb service.
the location couldn't be better, you walk to MBK/Siam in 5minutes and there is also a BTS-stop there.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank Jasmina S
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Hong Kong
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2012

I knew this hotel from tripadvisor as it ranked twenty something. This is a very new hotel with friendly staff and modern design. We stayed in the Full Spectrum Suite for four nights. The room was big with a spacious living room. We got our complimentary honeymoon bubble bath set up, champange and snacks, which made our stay extremely romantic. The lighting of the bathroom was impressive. The bed is comfortable. We can borrow the DVDs from the reception. The staff (Mr. Bob) also helped us borrow the latest DVDs. The swimming pool is with appropraite height and size. The breakfast is okay, it would be better if they serve soup noodles as well.
Location: very close to BTS (5-min walk), Siam Paragon and MBK. It would be more convenient if the hotel is near BTS as the road traffic is always busy in Bangkok.
Cons: The service in the restaurant (BCDE) was not that good compared to the hotel reception. When we went to the restaurant for breaksfast, the waitress told us that many tables were reserved. But it turned out to be vacant during our breakfast time there. She said the tables were reserved for 'outside guests'. We really doubted and were angry about this.There is a spa in the hotel but it is very expensive compared to other big brand spa in bangkok. The slippers in the room are made by rattan, which were definitely uncomfortable and may hurt your foot. So you'd better bring your own slippers.

Room Tip: The Full Spectrum Suite on the 3rd floor is the biggest.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about LiT BANGKOK Hotel

Property: LiT BANGKOK Hotel
Address: 36/1 Soi Kasemsan 1, Rama 1 Road | Wangmai, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 , Thailand
Location: Thailand > Bangkok > Siam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#21 Business Hotel in Bangkok
#45 Spa Hotel in Bangkok
#51 Family Hotel in Bangkok
#62 Luxury Hotel in Bangkok
#63 Romantic Hotel in Bangkok
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — LiT BANGKOK Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 79
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
LiT BANGKOK Hotel offers an enviable location that combines authentic Thai charm, premium service and the convenience of central city living. It's a mere five minutes walk to Bangkok's major malls such as MBK, Siam Paragon, Siam Discovery, for shopping, dining, and entertainment - as well as outstanding city attractions and landmarks including Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre, Jim Thompson's House and The National Stadium skytrain station.All 79 rooms are designed to furnish guests with a superior stay via surprising architectural features and a plethora of thoughtful design details. All rooms feature flat screen TVs, DVD player, mini-bar, and ambiance lighting.The hotel also offers guests a superb spa, fitness-centre, pool, restaurant, room service and the hotel's unique 'Fiesta Steppe' chill-out zone, a great space to drink in the local atmosphere with a glass of your favorite tipple. ... more   less 
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