The Adelphi Suites Hotel offers accommodation similar to serviced apartments, and has not been open long, but seems to have had a stronger than expected response from tourists and business people. What impresses guests most about the hotel is not just its prime location in the central business district, or the short 3 minute walk to Nana BTS station, but more importantly, its new, modern, spotless rooms offering a wide range of facilities, some
of which cannot be found in other hotels, such as broadband internet access and microwaves.
Guests traveling in family groups will not be disappointed by the size of the rooms,
and the room rates are not expensive, as the standard of the rooms seems higher than the cost. Guests say that
it’s essential to make reservations a month in advance during the high season.
Guests also remarked on the hotel’s good quality service, saying that the hotel staff offers a fast, friendly service.
The hotel offers a high level of facilities, and guests are always satisfied, whether it be with the fitness centre, appealing new facilities or the Internet service in the lobby area. The only exceptions are the swimming pool, which is quite small, and the insufficient number of sunbeds, although those with experience staying in downtown hotels would understand the hotel’s spatial limitations.
Pros & Cons
|Located in the central business district, 3 minute walk to Nana BTS station.
||The swimming pool is quite small.
|New, modern and clean rooms.
||Limited choice on breakfast.
|More space in the rooms.||
|Free broad band internet in the rooms.||
|Fast and friendly service.||
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The surrounding area
This was the first time that the editor team had had the opportunity to explore the other
side of Sukhumvit. There seemed to be fewer tourists on this side, and various renowned luxury
hotels, such as the Sheraton Grand Sukhumvit, Landmark , JW Mariott and many others,
stood out noticeably. Although the hotel that we were about to visit was not five-star,
based on the comments of guests, it could probably be classified as high-end.
Sukhumvit Soi 8.
Sukhumvit Soi 8
We entered Soi 8, the location of the Adelphi Suites Hotel. At the beginning of the road
were various shops, mostly restaurants, and we had to walk on the road to avoid the street
vendors on the footpaths. The hotel was very easy to get to. The hotel entrance is just
a few steps into the road off Sukhumvit, and only 3 minutes walk from Nana BTS station.
The Hotel Building
From the outside, the hotel is a brand new 17 storey modern hotel with a futuristic design,
which no doubt leads many to guess correctly that it has only recently been opened. In fact,
it was just opened at the end of 2007.
The hotel lobby
When we walk into the hotel, the first thing that we must admire is the design of the lobby area. Although it isn’t very large, it’s well arranged and comfortable, not too restricted. The modern interior décor, whether in terms of the front reception area, the guest sofas, the fresh aroma, the soft lighting in tone with the glazed tiling, or the soft soothing music in harmony with the atmosphere, all add much to the hotel’s charm. However, what we were especially interested in was the accommodation. After speaking to the hotel staff, we learned that most of the hotel guests were European or Japanese, and consisted of both tourists and business people.
The front reception area.
Internet access in the lobby area.
The hotel offers 93 rooms, classified into three different types: Studio, 1 Bedroom Deluxe and 1 Bedroom Executive, situated on the 5th to 17th floors. The selling points of the hotel are its spacious rooms and facilities, similar to those of serviced apartments, which include kitchenware, microwaves, TVs, DVD players, refrigerators, irons, personal safes, sofas, broadband Internet access and many more.
The Studio Room
We will start with the most inexpensive type of room, the Studio, available with a King-size single bed or a European-standard twin bed. This 36sq.m room should be sufficient for guests traveling alone or as a couple, and as previously pointed out, offers a wide range of facilities. There is also free broadband internet access in each room.
The Studio is designed to appear long, so it can easily be divided into its various sections: the living area, kitchenette and office corner.
View from the Studio room window.
Living area in the Studio room.
The Studio bathroom has an attractive, stylish design and is quite large. It includes a shower cubicle and a chic, stylish hand-basin and tap, but unfortunately there is no bath.
Shower cubicle in the Studio.
The Deluxe & Executive rooms
Now, let’s visit the 1 Bedroom Deluxe and 1 Bedroom Executive rooms. The additional features in these rooms are the
washing machine, personal living area, and extra space. These two types of room have a similar range of amenities, and only differ in respect of the size of the living area in the 1 Bedroom Executive, which is more spacious. This, of course, is reflected in the higher room rate.
1 Bedroom Deluxe
1 Bedroom Deluxe
Living area in the 1 Bedroom Deluxe
Living area in the 1 Bedroom Executive
Kitchenette in the 1 Bedroom Executive.
All types of accommodation offer King-size beds, and both bedrooms and living areas are equipped with LCD TVs and free broadband Internet access. These two types of room are very good value for families and long–stay guests.
1 Bedroom Executive Bathroom.
Shower Cubicle & Bathtub in the 1 Bedroom Executive.
And now to the bathroom, which is decorated in the same style as the Studio bathroom, but is larger and more spacious, divided into shower cubicle and bathtub areas.
Another attraction that we would like to mention is the attractive city view, as the hotel is not surrounded by tall buildings (except the rooms on the right hand side of the hotel), so there is a clear view of the city.
View from the 1 Bedroom Executive
We could not help thinking whether this was the reason that, whatever part of the building we were in, there were transparent glass windows providing a city view. The hotel staff told us that one of the design concepts was to use light to illuminate the colour scheme inside the building,
thereby also helping to reduce global warming.
The hotel facilities
The hotel facilities, in our opinion, are not its strong point, as the hotel is not very large and there are limitations on space. At the front of the hotel, half of the 16th floor is designated to the swimming pool, and the other half is used as a fitness centre, situated at the back.
The swimming pool
The fitness centre
Guests are no doubt satisfied with the fitness centre, as it is sufficiently spacious and offers a wide range of new exercise equipment. Furthermore, the 16thfloor provides a great view of the city, especially on the swimming pool side.
the Rojo Restaurant
We would like to end by commenting on the Rojo Restaurant, which is used for the buffet breakfast, and serves Latin-American style cuisine after breakfast. The restaurant’s opening hours are 6.00am to 10.30pm.
The Rojo restaurant
The Adelphi Suites Hotel tour has come to an end, and we sincerely
hope it will be beneficial for travellers looking for a place to stay. Most importantly,
we would like to thank the Adelphi Suites Hotel and hotel staff for allowing us the opportunity
to visit, assisting our tour, and providing much helpful information for travellers. If we has
printed any erroneous information, we apologize in advance.
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