Bangkok Sathorn may be a busy business district but it’s not to be passed up on if you’re a traveller with a penchant for hip restaurants, trendy bars and upscale shopping. If you plan to explore what this district has to offer, a conveniently located hotel should be your topmost priority. One such hotel in Bangkok’s Sathorn district is Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sathorn.
All About Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sathorn
Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sathorn has 184 rooms, each providing utmost comfort and smart amenities that will make any guest jump for joy. Free Wi-Fi? Check. An ergonomic work station for writing all those travel stories? Check. Universal power plugs? Check.
Modern and contemporary, this Bangkok hotel lets that theme trickle down to its facilities and amenities. Busy travellers who need to shuttle from one attraction to another will find the hotel’s Grab & Go breakfast option an irresistible perk. And if you’re a light packer, you’ll be pleased to know that they have a self-service laundry room to ensure you have fresh new clothes every day.
But what truly sets this Bangkok hotel apart is the fact that it is near a BTS station. In fact, it is only a mere 3-minute walk away—less if you’re an especially fast walker—from the Chong Nonsi BTS Skytrain Station. This makes it particularly advantageous for travellers who like to venture into new places on their own. Because of its strategic location, we’ve rounded up all the Thailand attractions that are easily accessible from Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sathorn.
Nearby Bangkok attractions
King Power Mahanakhon
One attraction that should be on your list of places to visit in Bangkok is King Power Mahanakhon. You don’t even need to ride the train for this because it’s only a short 5-minute walk away from Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sathorn.
At King Power Mahanakhon, it’s all about the thrill of the height. On the first floor, you can try the ParadropVR™ City Flyer which mimics the feeling of paragliding.
Up on the 74th floor, you’ll find an indoor 360-degree observation deck. Meanwhile, the 75th floor is where you can climb the Hydraulic Glass Lift which offers a higher panoramic view of Bangkok. It also the access point for more thrilling activities on the 78th floor.
The real experience begins on the 78th floor where you can test your nerves at one of the world’s largest glass trays. Standing at a dizzying 310 meters, adventure seekers will have a blast taking in the city from a bird’s eye view.
Besides the glass tray experience, don’t forget to check out the 360-degree outdoor observation deck.
Photo Courtesy of IconSiam
No modern, fashion-forward traveller can let a day in Bangkok pass without checking out one of the latest malls in the city—IconSiam. From the Chong Nonsi BTS Skytrain station, simply get off at the Krung Thonburi BTS Station, take Exit 1 and ride the shuttle van to IconSiam.
More than a shopping destination, the IconSiam is a bright and imposing wonder of a landmark that stands tall along the Bangkok River. It’s a mixed-use attraction which is divided into three main sections. IconSiam is the main one, the riverside section is called IconLuxe while the section facing the street is called Siam Takashimaya.
Besides exciting retail stores, IconSiam is also home to fascinating events, varied dining options, wonderful entertainment, dazzling spots for some local art and culture, and more. Indeed, exploring IconSiam is an experience in itself that no tourist should ever miss.
Bangkok is indeed a city that takes shopping seriously. Aside from the iconic IconSiam, there is also another Bangkok attraction bound to draw you in with its awesome array of activities, shopping and more.
Asiatique: The Riverfront combines a mall, a street market and a fancy dining experience by the river in one. With all those awesome experience in one area, why not swing by, right? Located on Charoeun Krung Road, Asiatique will make you feel like you’ve gone back in time because of its historical theme. In particular, of King Chulalongkorn’s reign from 1868-1910.
If you’re travelling with family, everyone will find a little something they can enjoy. There’s a zone for kids, pubs for men, shopping for ladies, and just plenty of beautiful riverside views, especially during the sunset.
Lalai Sap Market
Now if you really want to dive into what everyday Bangkok shopping really is, then head to Lalai Sap Market. It’s a few minutes’ worth of walk away from Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sathorn.
A hidden bazaar obscured by narrow alleys in Silom, Lalai Sap Market is a mish-mash of stalls, sidewalk vendors, mini-malls and food courts. As such, expect a sundry of items when you take a stroll. From snacks to clothes to souvenirs, they all converge here. Once you’re wonderfully lost within the maze that is Lalai Market, you’ll forget that it’s actually in the heart of the business district of Bangkok.
With all these Bangkok attractions accessible by foot or by train, Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sathorn is indeed one hotel in Bangkok perfect for exploring the city. Book your stay now and experience it for yourself!
Location: 51 Soi Pipat Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok, 10500 Thailand
Contact No.: +66 2 6602800