Bangkok Hotel Lotus Sukhumvit
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Not a Place for the Family Feb 15, 2010
Placed in the heart of bustling Bangkok and walking distance from both the BTS skytrain and the Emporium Shopping Center, Novotel Lotus can definitely be described as centrally located. Unfortunately, the hotel is also located in the heart of a fairly seedy area, thus making it not ideal for the family vacation. Combined with that and some bizarre practices by the hotel, I can not openly recommend this hotel when there are much better options available.
In it's central Sukhumvit Soi 33 location, surrounding the hotel are numerous brothels and bars with scantily clad women sitting outside. The hotel itself is literally surrounded on either side by such establishments. While this might not affect the single or business traveler, this might prove to be a turn-off for a family (though ironically enough, the hotel prides itself in being a family oriented establishment).
A single traveler or businessman might also find some aspects of this hotel somewhat bizarre and uncomfortable. Apparently it is a hotel practice to view and hold the identification of lady accompanying a man up to his room, no matter what the relationship between the two might be. According to the hotel this is "to ensure that the guest is not responsible for any damages to the room while the lady is present." In Lehman terms, they think the woman is a prostitute and want to hold her responsible if she freaks out and starts breaking things. Needless to say, this can cause offense to women accompanying the men. The only way around this is to sign a waver as a guest saying that you yourself will be responsible for said charges.
Service itself in the hotel is lacking and communications can be difficult between the staff and guests when speaking English. Though the lobby is nice, the upstairs portion of the hotel seems quite out of date and has an "antique" smell to it. For a 4-star hotel, the rooms are very quaint and leaves something to be desired.
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Bangkok Hotel Lotus Sukhumvit Overview
This four star hotel accommodation is located right in the midst of the hustle and bustle of downtown Bangkok. Sukhumvit Road connects the Novotel Lotus Hotel to a variety of shopping and entertainment centers in the immediate area.
The hotel is just a 30 minute drive from the international airport and can be accessed through major expressways and thoroughfares. The Expressway is just ten minutes from the hotel.
The Novotel offers 224 spacious and comfortable rooms in different configurations. The hotel offers standard amenities and facilities in each of the rooms.
A number of points of interest are located within easy walking distance of the hotel, including the famed Emporium Shopping Center. On-site, guests will find multiple restaurants that cater to a variety of different tastes, ranging from casual to formal. A number of restaurants are also located nearby as well. A fitness center, sauna and massage treatments are included in the amenities offered by the Novotel Lotus Hotel.
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