The Luxx is a tiny modern hotel just off the busy Silom road. I stayed there for 4 nights and have the following comments.
What I liked about the Luxx:
The service was extremely friendly and helpful. My requests (see below) were always answered and acted on extremely quickly and with a smile. Help was volunteered even when I had not asked for it (eg calling me a cab to take me to the airport, lending me an umbrella on a rainy day....)
Location (off Silom Road, which is in my view, not a very pleasant road at all) was fairly useful - 5-8 mins walk to the nearest skytrain stop (Chong Nonsi) and only 30 mins by taxi to airport. Nearby were plenty of cheap local massage places (open till very late) where I went for foot massages at the end of each day.
The hotel was extremely quiet. This is not a buzzy place. There were other guests there but I never saw any of them.
Décor was modern and to my taste. Nice big comfy bed, nice widescreen tv and dvd/cd/vcd player (there was a small selection of films free to borrow in the hotel lobby).
Bathroom was a bit narrow but the wooden bath, although it looked odd, was very comfortable (I liked the warm feel of the wood) and, being deep, came in handy on the occasion I overheated so much that I needed to soak in a cold-water bath to cool down.
What I disliked:
There was not much of a view. My room was recessed from the street - Decho Road in any case is a bit dark and gloomy.
The air conditioning system was extremely loud and I had to switch it off while watching television.
The staircase/corridors looked a bit grubby (stains on carpets).
Upon my arrival, I found several things not quite right in my room: one lightbulb was broken, the safe did not function, the bath did not close – all these details were fixed promptly on request but ideally I would have liked not to have to ask for them to be fixed in the first place!
Of course as this is a small hotel the amenities are few. As already stated, no room service (apart from breakfast), no pool, no elevator.
I am unsure as to whether I would stay there again but must say it was good value for money (BHT 3,500 (GPB 40) per night for a studio room, including VAT, service charge and breakfast). However the bottom line is that Bangkok was a challenging city for me to visit and I think next time I'd rather pay more and stay somewhere with a pool and/or by the river . However if these considerations do not matter to you and you do not want to splash out on one of the big hotels by the river, then I do recommend the Luxx.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hidden from many but familiar to the most discerning travelers, this luxury city-centre hideaway is a perfect point for exploring Thailand's capital city. With only 13 rooms and suites, there is no pool, no gym, no bar, what it lacks in size, the exclusive LUXX certainly makes up for with Space, Style, and Privacy. ... more less
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