I am flying to Nepal with an overnighter at Bangkok. I land at 10 pm and leave at 10.30am the next day, so no time for any sightseeing. I briefly considered roughing at the airport overnight, hard floor vs a soft bed. Hmmm hard choice, I’ll do the grown up thing and stay in a hotel.
Since it is literally a flying visit (excuse the terrible pun – heeee!!!!) I decided it’s best to stay close to the airport. It is not worth the hassle of staying somewhere more central. The traffic in Bangkok is probably the worst I have experienced, it is definitely a close call with Delhi. Sometimes I find accommodation on arrival, but as I am landing quite late at night I feel it is safer to have somewhere pre-booked.
With that in mind I did some googling and came across the Convenient Grand Hotel for 1375 Thai Bahts (approximately $42 AUD/ £28) on Wotif. Cheap and cheerful (it is going to get cheaper from here on, budgetting $20-25 per night in Nepal – gulp!!!), but for such a short visit all I really need is a bed to crash. I could have found a better deal with a bit more research, but I get free transport between the airport and the hotel, so overall sounds ok. Also the reviews were reasonable on tripvisor - this site is worth checking out to find out how other travellers rate hotels.
Ask me in a few weeks if I agree with them…