Banking on Bangkok

After three blissful days back at our favorite resort in Koh Samui, it was time to leave the relaxed island life behind and head to the fast-paced capital for our final three days in the country. And I was excited for what was in store — starting with our hotel.  As I began to search for hotels around Bangkok I knew that I wanted to stay in the Sukhumvit District because of its reputation for great night-life, luxury hotels, many restaurants, and plenty of shopping options. This district is known to have a little bit of everything which made it the perfect location for our stay.

I turned to the typical hotel search engines and before long I realized that there were two other websites that were slightly more competitive in Thailand — Agoda.com and TravelPony.com — these two websites had prices anywhere from $10 to $20(USD) lower than their competitors, and we eventually made the decision to book the U Sukhumvit on TravelPony.com.

Bangkok at Night

Sukhumvit District at Sunset

We choose the U Sukhumvit for the location as well as the amenities: a rooftop pool with extended hours, a 24-hour check in policy (that’s right folks, if you check in at 4pm, you don’t have to check out until 4pm the next day–a traveler’s dream), free wifi, and best of all, daily breakfast was included in the price. And get this… breakfast isn’t just served between the hours of 6am to 10am, it is served ALL day. That’s right my friends, if you miss the standard breakfast time because you booked an early morning tour, you can order breakfast later in the day and eat it poolside, or you could eat in your room, but if you had the choice, who wouldn’t want to eat poolside?

U Sukhumvit

With all of these amenities and an incredibly modern (and BRAND NEW) building, would you believe that we only paid $60 a night? Thailand for the WIN! Upon our arrival we were greeted by a friendly staff and a complimentary welcome drink of our choice from the mini-bar. We even used the complimentary hotel Tuk-Tuk multiple times to get around the area. Want to go shopping at Terminal 21 a few soi’s (streets) over? No problem! Need a lift to 7-11 down the street? Hop on in! It was a nice touch in a city full of pricey pink taxis and tuk-tuks for hire.

Our first Tuk Tuk Ride... complimentary at the U.

Our first Tuk Tuk Ride… complimentary at the U.

Bangkok

U Sukhumvit Bangkok

The beautiful restaurant

Rooftop pool in Bangkok

Relaxing area near the rooftop pool

TravelPony.com uses word-of-mouth as their advertising strategy to keep the prices low; so when you book a deal you can announce it via your social media platforms such as Facebook or Twitter, or you can take their “Pony Promise” and promise to tell a friend or two about their website.

Not going to Thailand? Check out TravelPony.com for hotel deals near you. And if you use the link I’ve provided you’ll get $35 off your first purchase.

So tell me, what hotel are you booking with your discount? Have you tried TravelPony.com?  

8 Comments

  1. August 21, 2015 / 5:18 AM

    Great pictures! All sounds amazing and a 24 h check in option really is a dream come true 🙂 I noted down the websites, thanks for sharing 🙂

    • August 23, 2015 / 3:58 PM

      Thanks, Kristina! 🙂 The 24 hour policy made me so excited. Hope you’re able to find a good deal soon!

  2. August 24, 2015 / 5:43 AM

    Such great photos! You managed to get some nice blue skies, rather than the grey smog that hangs over Bangkok most of the time. Another reason why early mornings can be the best time, before it gets too hot and humid too. Love reading your posts!

    • August 24, 2015 / 12:34 PM

      Thanks for the compliment on the photos!! We were lucky for the few days that we were in Bangkok. My post about our tour around the Grand Palace is coming up hopefully this week and we had incredible skies that day as well. 🙂 Thanks for always stopping by and commenting, sure appreciate you!

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