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I am researching hotels in Bangkok for my quarantine stay. There would appear to be a good choice with prices starting from 29.000 baht to infinity 👀

So what's important? 

For me it has to be strong internet, edible food and a window 😁 and of course, value for money. 

Is it worth going for the cheapest place or spending twice as much money?

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30 minutes ago, Stillearly said:

I would spend more , get a room with space and a balcony and a decent view - a riverside one in Bangkok would be ideal 

you aren't going to spending any other money for those 14 days , so worth it imho 

Same requirements for me, although as long as it's got space outside and doesn't overlook a wall, the view isnt really important to me. Not sure I could do one of the 23sq m rooms with a locked window.... I would need light and fresh air, and being able to sit outside would be good.

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2 hours ago, Smiler said:

I am researching hotels in Bangkok for my quarantine stay. There would appear to be a good choice with prices starting from 29.000 baht to infinity 👀

So what's important? 

For me it has to be strong internet, edible food and a window 😁 and of course, value for money. 

Is it worth going for the cheapest place or spending twice as much money?

I think it's one of those, where you pay as much as you can afford to get what you want. A room with a balcony with a view and decent food seems to be high on my requirement, as is reliable Internet. 

If you are on Facebook,  there are several groups that you can search and join with loads of information from people that have done it and hotels touting for your custom. Good luck which ever way you go.

 

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For me, a strong reliable Internet connection would be paramount as that would be the only likely way of interaction apart from talking to myself. Decent aircon and a TV with cable. I would take a small soundbar with me too to play my favourite music. It might be a difficult choice to know whether food could be brought in from outside and taken to the door. 

Obviously the room would need to be cleaned and sheets changed. Maybe be the maid might do extras? 😁

Of course having natural light is a must and preferably a balcony. Several bottles of duty free vodka would be a must to save paying out on the mini bar. 

Plus, tea and coffee making facility

Laundry service probably unnecessary, if just hanging around in dressing gown. No point in getting dressed

A lap top with a few porn videos would not go amiss either.

I would also want 24 access to reception via room phone in case of any emergencies. 

Ohh, and a Corby trouser press😬

 

 

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16 minutes ago, Nightcrawler said:

For me, a strong reliable Internet connection would be paramount as that would be the only likely way of interaction apart from talking to myself. Decent aircon and a TV with cable. I would take a small soundbar with me too to play my favourite music. It might be a difficult choice to know whether food could be brought in from outside and taken to the door. 

Obviously the room would need to be cleaned and sheets changed. Maybe be the maid might do extras? 😁

Of course having natural light is a must and preferably a balcony. Several bottles of duty free vodka would be a must to save paying out on the mini bar. 

Plus, tea and coffee making facility

Laundry service probably unnecessary, if just hanging around in dressing gown. No point in getting dressed

A lap top with a few porn videos would not go amiss either.

I would also want 24 access to reception via room phone in case of any emergencies. 

Ohh, and a Corby trouser press😬

 

 

I believe alcohol is not allowed , although they do not search your bags

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1 hour ago, Sherlock said:

I heard that most Quarantine hotels are fully sold out and you may end up having to book one of the more expensive hotels anyway, as that maybe all that left for your dates!

TBH I am obviously concerned about a lack of choice but if availability continues to be as good as it would appear to be today, then no worries, well for the dates I am looking at anyway. 

New hotels are being added to the approved list by the week. There is even a special promo running for discounts offered at certain places - Best Western up to 10k baht off bookings made by 13/11 for instance.

Who can tell what availability will be like in a months time or even next week I guess, TIT and all that.

At the moment I am narrowing my criteria by how flexible the hotels are in unforseen date changes and how much money they need at time of booking. Seems many require payment to their banks, no cards.. 

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1 hour ago, Smiler said:

TBH I am obviously concerned about a lack of choice but if availability continues to be as good as it would appear to be today, then no worries, well for the dates I am looking at anyway. 

New hotels are being added to the approved list by the week. There is even a special promo running for discounts offered at certain places - Best Western up to 10k baht off bookings made by 13/11 for instance.

Who can tell what availability will be like in a months time or even next week I guess, TIT and all that.

At the moment I am narrowing my criteria by how flexible the hotels are in unforseen date changes and how much money they need at time of booking. Seems many require payment to their banks, no cards.. 

Just to possibly confuse you even more.... or maybe you've seen it before?

https://asq.wanderthai.com/promotion-11-11/?fbclid=IwAR0cF0do3Mf6e16QPS2YtuGkjuQdqL1gLiTWBEyj_Yd2dZc9sHghbxwK-Tg

Sale on various hotels for the next few days only.

 

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6 hours ago, coxyhog said:

I read a report by a Dutch guy of his trip to Bangkok,he stayed in an hotel overlooking the river which sounded nice.Unfortunately I can't remember the name.

They don't make em like him anymore 🙂

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8 hours ago, Smiler said:

I am researching hotels in Bangkok for my quarantine stay. There would appear to be a good choice with prices starting from 29.000 baht to infinity 👀

So what's important? 

For me it has to be strong internet, edible food and a window 😁 and of course, value for money. 

Is it worth going for the cheapest place or spending twice as much money?

To me the important things were

0. Family room for a couple with a baby

1. Space (minimum 70m2)

2. 1 or 2 bedroom suite so I could get some work done

3. Good food reviews by ASQ guests

4. A balcony 

5. Possibility to leave your room after 1st negative covid test. 

Many places ticked all boxes but only Ananatara Riverside offered a balcony out of those hotels that met my requirements. 

I did a lot of research beforehand by emailing with hotels and checking FB Groups for reviews. 

In my experience the 2 weeks went quite fast but I was busy during weekdays while bored out of my skull in the weekends without booze and entertainment other than the telly. If you get bored easily prepare for it be bringing books, a PS4 or whatever you need to keep your mind off being locked in a room for 2 weeks. 

As for cost, I'd fork out the extra if I were you to at least be comfortable with a belly full of nice food and some fresh air while you do your quarantine. 

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10 minutes ago, Esco said:

To me the important things were

0. Family room for a couple with a baby

1. Space (minimum 70m2)

2. 1 or 2 bedroom suite so I could get some work done

3. Good food reviews by ASQ guests

4. A balcony 

5. Possibility to leave your room after 1st negative covid test. 

Many places ticked all boxes but only Ananatara Riverside offered a balcony out of those hotels that met my requirements. 

I did a lot of research beforehand by emailing with hotels and checking FB Groups for reviews. 

In my experience the 2 weeks went quite fast but I was busy during weekdays while bored out of my skull in the weekends without booze and entertainment other than the telly. If you get bored easily prepare for it be bringing books, a PS4 or whatever you need to keep your mind off being locked in a room for 2 weeks. 

As for cost, I'd fork out the extra if I were you to at least be comfortable with a belly full of nice food and some fresh air while you do your quarantine. 

My mate stayed at the same place, his room had a huge balcony on 2 sides which he said made a huge difference to him for walking around, getting fresh air etc. 

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I would never go anywhere you have to quarantine for 2 weeks ... I don't care what the room, view, or balcony or food is ....

Was gonna go to Vietnam a month a go ... and yea, I would have have to be quarantined when I returned to Thailand .. no way

That is like another prison sentence for me ... live free or just die

 

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