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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.