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Bangkok I

I AM FINALLY BACK!
The recent Bangkok trip has been great.
It was supposed to be a 7 day trip, but due to some last minute decisions,
we extended our trip and it became a 11 days one.
It was my first time staying in Bangkok for so many days.
And as to why I was there for such a long time, I shall reveal it in my next post! 🙂

For now, I just wanna share some of the places I visited in Bangkok and also a nice hotels I stayed in when I was there.
If you’re reading this now and will be travelling to Bangkok soon,
hope it would be of some help in your itinerary planning too!

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We tried out two hotels in this trip and both were absolutely fantastic – different and unique in their own ways.
The first boutique hotel we visited was TENFACE Hotel at Phloen Chit area.
This cosy little hotel has about slightly under 90 rooms so it is a great choice for us
because we didn’t want to stay in the usual big hotel chains.
The boutique hotel is relaxing to be in and everyone in there always has a smile on their faces!
We liked it!

The best thing is – the rooms were really pretty and spacious!

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We stayed in the one bedroom suite, it comes with a spacious living room with balcony!
The decor is pretty much very modern looking with a bit of traditional twist here and there.
The entire hotel is designed around a traditional Thai legend,
that explains the many painting, sculptures and wordings all around the premises.

The room is self sufficient with coffee machine and all the usual things you need in the perfect hotel room.
We were also pleasantly surprised that they had even prepared a bucket of ice for us in the room when we first checked in.
Nice touch!

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Each room comes with a little wooden box with all the hotel information you need.
In there, you can also find information about where to go, what to eat around the area and in the city.
The box also contains cards with the hotel address in Thai and directions to the hotel
so you can just show your taxi drivers the card instead of explaining the location of the hotel every time you board a cab.
On top of all that, there is also a one-day BTS card and a calling card you can use.

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We were also given an iPod where you can go down to their lobby area to download movies and music from their system!
That’s totally awesome!
A and I didn’t get to try out the movies though because all the channels on the cable were sufficient to keep us happy.
Heh!

The bedroom is also super comfortable with a huge bed with 4 fluffy pillows!
I LOVE the bed!
Can I have such a pretty bed for my own room in future please?

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There are also different kinds of pillows you can choose from.

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The bathroom is spacious too.
I am super anal about bathrooms and cleanliness of the area, so this one definitely passed my standards.
The toiletries are all of spa quality!

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We walked around the hotel a bit to have a little tour and we liked what we see.
There is a cute little dip pool (which we didn’t get the chance to have a little dipping in),
and also a nice restaurant designed to match the theme of the hotel.

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As we head out for our first stop of the day, we realized that the hotel
actually provide free tuk tuk to the nearest BTS station.
We were a little worried at first because we heard the nearest station is quite a distance away,
but the tuk tuk service solved it all!
The pretty tuk tuk will bring guests to and from Phloen Chit 24 hours a day.
You can use the calling cards they gave to call for the tuk tuks to bring you from the BTS station.
The ride from the hotel to the station is about 3 mins? Very near.

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The first stop of the day was Terminal 21.
I read a lot about this mall and I was really excited about it!
It is designed to look like an airport and every level in the mall is made to look like different cities.
It was right next to Asok BTS station, super convenient too!
LOOK! It really looks like an airport, doesn’t it?

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What I heard about this place is that the toilets at each level all have different designs,
and ALL of them are elaborately designed with details to suit the theme of each storey.
So the first thing we reached the mall was to go right up to the highest level and start checking out their toilets.
Call us crazy. Hahaha!

San Francisco Pier 21 toilet, everyone. Cute right?

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We saw SO many people camwhoring in their toilets. Lol.
Next up is the San Francisco City toilet.

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On the ‘Istanbul’ level, we can find a middle east looking restroom.
As you can see in the picture below, even the toilet attendant is dressed to theme.
Attention to details man!

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And one of my favourites, London toilet!
Look at the subway train they designed. So adorable!

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Tokyo!
This one looks like a frigging Japanese restaurant. Haha!

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Other than these, there is also Rome and Paris in the mall.
I shall leave those for you to find out on your own! 🙂

Lunch was at this cheery and colorful looking restaurant that served Thai food.
I had been itching for good Thai cuisine couple weeks before we set off for Bangkok
but A insisted that I should NOT eat any Thai food since we will be heading there soon.
I have to say – I AM SO HAPPY when I can finally have my Thai food fix!

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We like this mall!

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For dinner, I brought A to this restaurant I read about online.
It’s called TUBA – a furniture/design restaurant where all the furnitures in the restaurant is actually for sale!
Interesting right?
The decor is really cute!
Many of the furnitures didn’t match at all, but when they were put together,
they somehow still looked very pleasing on the eyes.
I love this place and to top it off, the food there was REALLY good!
They serve Italian, Thai and some fusion stuff.
Dinner with drinks came up to about 800 baht for us. Pretty worthwhile for such good food if you ask me!

Enough of the words.
Here are some pictures so you can get a better idea of what I’m talking about.

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This lamp is really THAT big.

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The place is double storey and there are really a lot of tables in there.
I heard it might get crowded during weekends so we were happy it was almost empty when we were there that early evening.
The thing about this place is, the entire restaurant is smokers-friendly.
So if you’re bringing babies or if you can’t stand smoke, it might be a bit of a problem for you.
STILL, for the absolutely good food, I’ll have to say, the little bit of smoke is definitely worth it!

TUBA Restaurant
34 Ekkamai Soi 21
(Off Sukhumvit Soi 63)

We returned to the hotel room and it was all cleaned up.
To top it off, we were given a fresh fruit plate and some snacks from the hotel.
This is what I call hospitality. 🙂

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Will be back to introduce other places I visited during the Bangkok trip and to share my Bangkok itinerary!
I also did something to my teeth while I was there, shall tell you more in my next post.
Peace xx

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Peggy is an independent blogger from Singapore who has a penchant for impromptu travel plans and good caffe lattes. She is the co-owner of two little cafes, The Tiramisu Hero and Butter My Buns, and hopes to be able to see the world someday; one stop at a time.

12 Comments

  1. dropletsloves says

    hi peggy…thanks for sharing your bkk trip details.
    if i know about this boutique i shall go for it….looks damn awesome and the
    services seems gd ttm….
    when you going to update your bkk trip ? cos im flying this sat.
    hopefully u will post it by this friday then i can use some of the place for my
    itinerary. 🙂

    gd day ahead!!

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    • sixpegs says

      per – The photos in this post are taken using the iPhone! :p

      dropletsloves – you’re most welcome! 🙂 Will post everything about the Bangkok trip before Friday! Stick around k! 🙂 Enjoy your flight and BKK trip too!

      fel – Mine is working fine actually. You having any problems with yours?

      jas – It’s not very far. By BTS only 3 stops away? It’s faster by train, traffic can get quite mad there.

      shirley – I think it’s good to go after 7pm 🙂

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  2. jas says

    Hi

    i will be going bkk a week later and staying at e tenface hotel as well. would like to check with ya is it very far to travel from hotel to town area those shopping malls?

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  3. shirley says

    hi peggy, what’s the recommended time n day to go to talaat rot fay?

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  4. Siao Wen says

    the mall is sure interesting! if i go again i’ll go visit! haha thanks for telling the world!

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    • sixpegs says

      Siao Wen – Hey dear! You’re welcome 🙂 Be sure to visit Terminal 21 when you’re there!

      Amelia – Hahaha. Health is important too! Hope my prayers are answered too.

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  5. kaiwen says

    Hi Peggy! 🙂 I will be going to bkk soon and im staying in tenface too! wld just like to ask, hw did u travel from the airport to the hotel? bcos the hotel is pretty inaccessible, how did u tell the cab driver? thx!!

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  6. Sheryl says

    Hey Peggy!

    Do you remember how you made your way to TUBA Restaurant (nearest BTS/Taxi?) I’m going to BKK next Wednesday and would like to visit some different and cool places other than shopping areas 🙂

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  7. teng08 says

    hey !
    thanks for the great info on your bkk trip.
    stumbled across your blog while doing research for my bkk trip in oct.. definitely putting tuba restaurant into my itinerary after viewing your blog 🙂

    keep up the great work and love the pics.

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