I had an appointment scheduled at Bumrungrad Hospital and stayed three nights at the FuramaXclusive Sukhumvit. I was a little concerned because of some of the comments on TA, but I wanted easy access to the hospital and the hotel provides such access. I did not experience the kinds of problems mentioned by others.
I arrived a little after midnight and my check-in went smoothly. I had a deluxe king room on the sixth floor and found a large and clean room. Some may say that it showed a little age. Sometimes I would hear noise from the street, but I had no neighbor problems. My AC worked fine and I saw no insects during my stay. My room had a microwave, large refrigerator, dishes (plates, bowls, glasses, and utensils), iron and board, safe, hair dryer, kettle, complimentary two bottles of water per day, coffee and tea. There was even a 136 kg scale for weighing myself and/or my luggage. There was a very small balcony that was not meant for sitting. A person looking for western TV would not find the TV channel selection very good; a consideration if you are going to have a long recovery period after a procedure at Bumrungrad. My room was properly serviced daily and the usual complimentary toiletries were provided. The mattress and pillows were very Asian firm, and that is why I gave a lower score for sleep quality. As I have found in many hotels in Asia the bathroom floor did get a little wet when I showered.
The staff was always helpful and pleasant. When I checked out they offered a metered taxi or a flat fee taxi for 500 TB to the airport. I have previously done the negotiation thing (e.g. who pays the tolls) with “metered” taxis and have decided life is too short to worry about small change and now just go with the flat rate.
I did not eat any meals at the hotel. If you don’t want to walk far for food and/or coffee, the hospital has a Starbucks on the Sky Lobby floor of the international clinic and on the first floor of the main hospital. Also, there are some decent food establishments on the second floor of the main hospital, and the establishments in the international clinic are accessed from the Sky Lobby floor. I had Starbucks coffee and my breakfast at the establishments accessed via the Sky Lobby.
I also had two very good 1.5 hour foot massages at Boonsita Massage. Exit the hotel, make a right, cross the street and then walk towards Sukhumvit Road. But, before Sukhumvit on the left will be Boonsita Massage. It’s a little secluded so look for a large tree. They advertise classical Chinese style foot massage (not stick style). I noticed that Bumrungrad employees frequent this establishment.
If I have another appointment at Bumrungrad I will not hesitate to again stay at the FuramaXclusive.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- FuramaXclusive Sukhumvit - A Unico Collection, is ideally located in the heart of Bangkok’s Central Business District and easily accessible to the rest of the city. Shopping, food and entertainment are abundant in the area and the future City Airport Terminal in Makkasan will be built nearby, where the high-speed rail links to the Suvarnabhumi Airport. Venturing further out is made simple by using the BTS skytrain – Siam Central station, which is only two stops away, is linked by skybridges to the Siam Paragon, Siam Centre shopping malls and Siam Square. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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- Furamaxclusive Sukhumvit Hotel Bangkok