Would you think it possible to find a hotel where guests were offered comprehensive in-room facilities, modern and new utensils, exceptionally large room space, including kitchenette and living areas, free wireless Internet access, incomparable cleanliness as well as reasonable room rates? Would you believe that all of these have featured in guests’ comments about their wonderful experience of staying at the FuramaXclusive Sukhumvit.
Location is also one of the top priorities for guests. The hotel is situated not far from shopping and nightlife venues, and Soi Sukhumvit 1 offers a short-cut to Bumrungrad Hospital, a distance of only a few minutes walk. In addition, the hotel is near the toll way, which offers faster access to Suvarnabhumi and Don Muang airports.
Services and breakfast
Some guests complain about the lack of variation in breakfast, however, in contrast, the service is very well-received by guests, and could be called ‘as friendly as can be’. In other words, the staff provides sincere, attentive service in a polite and friendly manner. Many travellers who hear this accolade will be willing to try out this small but fantastic hotel.
Although the hotel may not provide many facilities, which are located in restricted areas due to the small size of the hotel, this may not be the main objective of guests who choose to stay here, since facilities are not often mentioned by guests. Most often alluded to is perhaps the swimming pool, which is rather small but impresses guests with its design and peaceful surroundings.
Pros & Cons
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After visiting many hotels in the Sukhumvit area, most that we present are medium to large in size, so this time we have decided to find a small hotel recommended by former guests. The FuramaXclusive Sukhumvit should please travellers looking for a boutique-style hotel with suitable room rates.
The surrounding area
The hotel’s location in Sukhumvit Soi 1 is not bad at all, as it lies in the Nana area, a centre for restaurants, tourism and shopping, which is particularly popular among tourists. The FuramaXclusive Sukhumvit would be an especially suitable choice for those looking for accommodation not far from Bumrungrad Hospital, as it is within 5 minutes walking distance. The walk from Phloen Chit BTS sky-train station, the nearest to the hotel, took 10 minutes according to my calculations. The hotel is located not more than 500m into the side-street, which is lined on both sides with shops of various kinds, such as minimarts, translation companies, tour operators, laundry shops and so on. However, this street isn’t as busy as Soi 3 or Soi 5, and is therefore relatively quiet in comparison.
The Hotel at a Glance
The hotel’s exterior is designed in the style of a modern condominium. Its height and size are perhaps not the hotel’s strongest points, as it stands only 10 storeys high and offers only 98 rooms in total. The ground floor is designed as a shopping venue, and the lobby is on the second floor, differing to other hotels whose lobbies are located on the ground floor. Customers may use the outside stairs or elevators to access the lobby if they wish.
The Hotel Lobby
Even though the lobby seems long and narrow, and not as grand as in large hotels, its design and decorations help to create a pleasant atmosphere, especially if you sit and relax on the velvet sofas in the reception area, which give a soft and luxurious feel. Wherever you look, the hotel is sophisticated, and the lobby is an appetizer for what the hotel has to offer.
The main course can only be the accommodation. The rooms here are classified into 3 types: Superior, Deluxe and Corner. After visiting each type of room, we found that the similarity between the Superior, Deluxe and Corner rooms was their modern, elegant and stylish interior decor. All rooms offer new and appealing amenities, and are well-designed. On the subject of cleanliness, we would have to say that the rooms were spotless, and free from dampness. This kind of comfort makes us feel like we are staying in our own home. The rooms are full of amenities, like serviced apartments; for example, a 29″ TV, refrigerator, kitchenette, sofa, tea and coffee-making equipment, iron and ironing board, safe deposit box, work desk, bathrobe, hairdryer and so on, which all make the room seem very good value. There is also a small balcony from which guests may enjoy the view outside, although as far as we could see, the view is ordinary, since the hotel is not very high and located on a side-street. If you would like a better view from your window, you must choose a room at the rear of the hotel, from which you can see as far as the toll way without the obstruction of tall buildings.
The bathrooms are all the same, whether in terms of size or design. All rooms provide baths and comprehensive amenities.
The Superior Rooms
Now let’s explore further, and consider how the various types of room differ. One obvious difference is the varying room sizes. Superior rooms have an area of 35sq.m., and are located on the 3rd floor to the 10th floor, the hotel’s top floor.
The Superior room is the cheapest and most common type of room in the hotel, with 78 rooms available.
The Deluxe and Corner Rooms
Deluxe rooms have an area of 40sq.m., and are slightly more expensive, while Corner rooms are the largest with an area of 45sq.m., all of which are located in one of the corners of the hotel.
Both Deluxe and Corner rooms are located on the 3rd to 7th floors, and are few in number.
A window view from a room at the rear of the hotel.
If you asked us to comment on which type of room was the best and offered the most value,
we would have to say that they were all equally good, as the standard and quality of all room types is the same. However, if we consider room space, Superior rooms are more suitable for those travelling in groups of two, while the Deluxe and Corner rooms for those travelling in groups of 3 or as families.
If the hotel facilities were a dessert, the selection would be limited, but the service would be free. Although the facilities are few in number, and the space allocated to them restricted, the benefit of being able to use them free of charge is greatly appreciated by guests.
The first facility that we visited was the swimming pool, which was not very large but beautifully designed, offering a suitable level of privacy for relaxation. In addition, there is also a fitness room with a capacity of around 7-8 guests, a sauna and a steam room.
The La Cuisine Restaurant
We then proceeded to the 2nd floor in search of a relaxing cold drink at the La Cuisine Restaurant, the only eatery in the hotel. The La Cuisine is open 24 hours a day and seats 60 guests. The buffet breakfast is available from 6am to noon, and the restaurant offers an excellent atmosphere and comfortable surroundings.
To add one final point, the free wireless Internet service may be accessed throughout the hotel,
and those who don’t bring their own laptops may rent one at the front reception on this floor.
We must bring our visit to the FuramaXclusive Sukhumvit Hotel to a close; however, we sincerely
hope that our review will be beneficial for tourists looking for a place to stay in
the heart of Bangkok. Most importantly, we would like to thank the FuramaXclusive Sukhumvit Hotel
and hotel staff for allowing us the opportunity to visit, assisting our tour, and
providing much helpful information. If we have printed any erroneous information,
we apologize in advance