Bangkok is one of my favorite cities in the world because of its rich culture and colorful atmosphere. Last September 2, 2014, I went to this “Land of Freedom” for the fourth time! Tune Hotels is sponsoring my 5-days accommodation and its located in 7 Sukhumvit Soi 14, Sukhumvit Road, Sukhumvit, Bangkok.
I took an early morning flight on Tuesday and arrived at Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) around 9:30am. Since I’ve been to Bangkok 3 times in the past, I know it’s best to take the train from the airport to the hotel because it’s way cheaper and faster than taxi. Click the link below to see how I breezed my way from the airport to Sukhumvit and arrived in Tune Hotel Asoke around 10:20am:
I alighted from the Sukhumvit MRT station and just 100 meters away, I easily spotted Tune Hotels Asoke with its distinct red and white colors.
When I entered the hotel, the friendly staff greeted me by saying “sawasdee” with a slight bow, and with the palms pressed together in a prayer-like fashion. It’s like “mabuhay” in the Philippines, it’s a welcome greeting and it’s also used in saying goodbye which kinda mean “good luck.”
Beside the reception is a mini coffee shop where you can buy coffee and snacks.
There’s also a “selfie” corner where you can take a picture of yourself on an e-postcard which you can send right away to your email and social networking accounts like Facebook and Twitter.
At the left side of the reception are two elevators that will bring guests to up to 7 floors.
There’s also a Tune Shop where you cam buy necessities that you forgot to bring. There’s also tune Hotels souvenirs available like mugs, t-shirts, umbrellas, baseball caps, etc.
And in the corner, there are two PCs connected to the internet for guests.
Like with the other hotels, check-in time in Tune Hotel Asoke is 2:00pm and my plan was to leave my luggage at the reception, go to the nearby mall to eat lunch and roam around and return to the hotel to check in. However, the friendly receptionist of Tune Hotel Asoke said that the room is available and she will allow us to early check in.
So she gave me the key to room 515. This is the same key that I used to activate the elevators for security. As you can see, only checked-in guests have access to the elevator to reach their assigned floor and room which is kinda similar to the system in five-star hotels and it gives extra security to the guests.
I tapped the key to the scanner located at the left side of the door to enter and inserted the key to the power system voila, the lights, ceiling fan and aircon immediately went on!
As early as 11:00am, here I am on my 5-star bed in my room to rest for a bit before taking my first lunch.
From my window you can see the majestic Grande Centre Point Tower and Terminal 21, the hippest shopping mall in Bangkok (in my opinion).
And check out the toilet, it’s squeaky clean. It’s being sanitized everyday! It has one important feature that other budget hotels don’t have: the high-pressure, heated Power Showers.
And just like what Jessica Soho said, we Pinoys don’t just wipe. We wash! Good thing that another distinct accessory in every Tune Hotel is that they have a bidet spray in the toilets.
Another must-have for me: the hair dryer!
And here are some hangers for my outfits:
Beside my bed is a collapsing table where I put my laptop. The wifi, which is good for up to 3 devices, was unbelievably fast it feels like DSL. It’s available 24/7 since we checked-in!
And there’s the safe box or what I call my “laptop bedroom” whenever I go out.
TV is also important to me because I love watching foreign commercials. And in my room, there’s a Samsung 41 inches LCD TV which has a USB slot for video that’s why I did not miss two episodes of Big Brother US!
So as early as 12:00noon, I was able to eat lunch and start my first tour.
Here’s how I spent my first day in Bangkok: I rode the Tuktuk, went to see the Grand Palace & Wat Prakeaw and roam inside this awesome and hippest mall in Bangkok, Terminal 21:
So when visiting Bangkok Thailand, I highly recommend Tune Hotels in Asoke for the following reasons:
- It’s very affordable. You only pay for the amenities that you need.
- It’s just 100 meters away from the the Sukhumvit MRT line and the Asoke BTS Skytrain station.
- It’s just 100 meters away from Terminal 21, the hippest mall in Bangkok.
- There are lots of restaurants in the area frequented by foreigners.
- It’s only 20 kms away from the airport which can be navigated by trains.
- It’s near Villa Market Sukhumvit, Soi Cowboy, Robinson Sukhumvit, Cabbages and Condoms Restaurant, and Tops Supermarket.
- It has all the five must-have things you need to look for in a hotel: 1) 5-Star Bed 2) Power Showers
3) Convenient location 4) Clean environment 5) 24-hour security.
TUNE HOTEL ASOKE BANGKOK
7 Sukhumvit Soi 14, Sukhumvit Road, Sukhumvit, Bangkok, Thailand 10110
Book via Agoda.com