Boutique Hotel Deals

Boutique hotels are usually the places that only corporate big-shots, businessmen and their wives, IT wonderkids and heirs go to. But there are ways to find boutique hotel deals that will help you to stay like a rockstar with a budget you can actually afford.

I can often stay at boutique resorts for free on inspection tours because I run this website – but if there’s a place where I want to stay where they don’t offer me a free inspection tour, I usually use this website to find the best boutique hotel deals.

Just treat yourself every once in a while to something special – after all, you deserved it.

There are boutique hotels all over the world, but you don’t need to travel far. You could even pick one in your own city – because when you stay in a place like that, you always feel like you’re on vacation, no matter where in the world you are.

Whether you want to pamper yourself in a luxury spa and wellness resort (or it’s modern high-tech version in Japan, the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo) or find a private deluxe resort on one of the undiscovered beaches of Cambodia, it’s all there for you, and for prices that hoteliers often don’t want you to know.

Bangkok Tenface Boutique Hotel

The Bangkok Tenface boutique hotel is a great place to stay if you value high-quality service.

The atmosphere everywhere is awesome. Quite minimalistic, and each piece of decor that you find here is tastefully chosen.

There are private elevators directly to your room too, and the rooms are quiet – which is not always a given in Bangkok. And the suites are very large, so you really do have space to make yourself comfortable.

The staff here is very friendly, polite, attentive and helpful.

Getting wired in

But one of the best things about the Bangkok Tenface is their “concierge service”/entertainment guru. This guy is really wired into what’s happening in Bangkok. He knows what’s going on, and he knows the right people. Which is something that money can’t (usually) buy.

When you check in here, you also get an iPod, and they have a great entertainment system with a nice selection of movies and music. Plus, there’s a video of must-see places in Bangkok plus a map that will help you to find them on the road.

You also get a prepaid SIM card that you can put into your phone. Then, if you come back to the hotel after a day of Bangkok sightseeing you can call for the shuttle service from the BTS station and they will pick you up and drive you to the hotel for free. This shuttle service is available around the clock, so even if you come back after a night of partying out, it’s all easy.

Internet

High-speed WiFi Internet is available for free both in your room and in the public spaces of the hotel. They also have IBM laptops available that you can rent for a couple of hours free of charge (upon availability), which is useful if you’re just traveling with a smartphone but need to work a bit every now and then and a smartphone doesn’t do it.

Fitness

You can use their fitness facilities for free. Not large, but a good selection of very well-maintained high-quality equipment.

They also have a small swimming pool (2 lanes, around 20 meters long). The pool is very well maintained, but as mentioned quite small, so not really for relaxing but more for doing a few strokes.

Eating

They have a really nice restaurant called Wanara Eatery with set lunch offers between 11:30-14:30 every day. The two course menu comes at 300 baht (around $10), which isn’t cheap for Bangkok standards, but not expensive either. And the food is good quality Thai fusion food.

Drinking

The Site Bar is also nice, and can also be booked for private parties, and they have good cocktails & mocktails.

Sita btw. is the name of the consort of Pra Ram, which is the greatest love couple of the Thai national epic, the Ramakien.

Services

Of course they have a laundry service, in-room dining, you can choose special pillows if you prefer others than the standard ones for more sleeping comfort, a free Tuktuk shuttle service to the next skytrain station (BTS Ploenchit) and airport transfers.

If you’re in town for business – the business center/meeting room is always there for you.

Long Stay (30 days or more)

If you plan on staying a full month (or longer) in this great city with a friend or partner, then I wouldn’t recommend staying anywhere else than the Bangkok Tenface. Currently, they have a promotion running where you pay 50,000 THB for a full month (around 1620 USD, which comes down to 54 USD per night, and if you share with a friend that’s 27 USD per person).

Location

Just a 10 minute walk (or a 2 minute drive in the complimentary tuk tuk shuttle service) from the BTS station Ploenchit away, you’re right in the heart of a very cool place. Lots of good bars, restaurants and easy access to many of Bangkok’s attractions.

Tips

When you make your booking in the Bangkok Tenface, book on the upper floor (8th), where you also get a nice view.

You can check out their official website, their Twitter and Facebook accounts.