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T|H|A City Loft Hotel @ Ekkamai, Bangkok

The lovely work of art

One of the highlights of any trip got to be the accommodation. Even though we rarely spend any time awake in the room while overseas, the thought of checking in to a hotel with pretty layout and fresh sheets never fail to excite me!

On my recent trip to Bangkok, we’ve decided to book a hotel in the Sukhumvit area, which known to be the longest road in Thailand where most hipster cafes and attractions were, and specifically one that was accessible to get to Ekkamai and Thong lor, as these areas were where most cafes can be found.

The boy found this hotel called THA City Loft Hotel, which met all the above criteria. If you’re traveling on a budget, yet do not want to miss out on the full hotel experience, it seems like you could have a win-win situation at THA, as it cost us just S$56/night! That makes it just $28/person X 3 nights, less than $80 on accommodation on the entire trip! 

Read on to find out more about what they offer!

Location

Photo 15-2-16 2 30 29 pmLocated on Ekkamai, Sukhumvit 63, THA was more accessible to the different cafes and hipster areas than I imagined. More tips and coverage of the things you can find within the radius of the hotel in the following segments.

Here's the resident tuk tuk

Here’s the resident tuk tuk

The only downside about the location of the hotel, however, is that it takes about a 10-15 minute walk back from Ekkamai BTS station, a rather daunting fact after a long day of shopping. However, the hotel do provide one-way free tuk tuk service hourly out of the hotel to Ekkamai Station.

The Lobby

The exterior of the hotel was already instagram worthy. I could imagine myself posing for my daily OOTDs there, but too bad I not thick skin enough. Photo 15-2-16 3 31 41 pmOnce you walk in through the tinted glass doors, you’d be greeted with extremely high ceilings and the beautiful wall of green, complemented with the natural light flooding in. I could not stop snapping pictures excitedly around the relatively tiny lobby because everything just looked so good and cosy with the dark walls.

The reception

The reception

Check in at the counter if you’ve placed your bookings online, and you’d have to pay the reservation fees up front + a 1000 THB deposit!

Beautiful ceiling mounts

Beautiful ceiling mounts

Flanking the left of the lobby is their resident Restaurant Bar – Snobbish, and right, their cafe, Light Loft, which sells.. Light bulbs, of course, and COFFEE!

Snobbish Bar and Restaurant

Snobbish Bar and Restaurant

Light Loft

Light Loft

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Look at the cool lights they sell! You could play with them in the store!

Look at the cool lights they sell! You could play with them in the store!

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The Cafe part of Light Loft

The Cafe part of Light Loft

My pretty good Matcha Latte from their cafe

My pretty good Matcha Latte from their cafe

The Room

THA has 5 levels and houses only 64 rooms, which I thought was great as it feels like a small and knitted community, where the staff recognizes almost all their guests.

Greeted with ceiling ornaments once you step out of the lift

Greeted with ceiling ornaments once you step out of the lift

The corridors of each levels are a little dim, but I thought it was rather exciting in this way!

The corridors of each levels are a little dim, but I thought it was rather exciting in this way!

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What an awesome play on the shadows!

What an awesome play on the shadows!

I love THA already, even before entering the room!

There are 3 types of accommodation: Standard, Superior and Deluxe.

We went for the Superior Beam which consists of one King sized bed and a standalone shower. All rooms include:
Mini bar refrigerator
32-inch flat screen LCD TV with CABLE
Electric kettle, coffee and tea sachets
NUMEROUS power points (so you don’t have to fight to charge your gadgets)
WIFI (thank goodness, one gadget per password issued. 1 password/pax)
Water heater (which can get irregular bursts of hot and cold water)
Shampoo and body soap dispenser
No razor, toothbrush and toothpaste provided

This is my view once I open the door

This is my view once I open the door

The lovely work of art

The lovely work of art

THAT very comfy bed

THAT very comfy bed

Tea and coffee, as well as a electric kettle provided

Tea and coffee, as well as a electric kettle provided

The toilet was rather spacious

The toilet was rather spacious

But oddly shaped, so I could only take pictures in awkward angles like that and split them up

But oddly shaped, so I could only take pictures in awkward angles like that and split them up

The room can be a little cramped and small if you choose the room with the king sized bed (as you can see from the awkward cropping from my pictures), but it was adequate for us. I especially loved the painting on the walls, which is intended to depict the Bangkok lifestyle. A super comfy place and cosy place to live in, I can’t believe it’s only S$56/night!

Services, facilities and F&B
✓ FREE Wifi
✓ Daily housekeeping service + replenishing of complimentary water
× No room service, bar snacks, mini bar beverages
✓ Laundry (payable per type of garment)
– Different rates ranging from underwear to tops to bottoms to socks, from 10 THB to 40 THB per piece
✓ GYM (Located between level 1 and 2)

YIKES. Eerie looking color and that elbow sticking out from the mirror. I'm sorry, I was tired from working out

YIKES. Eerie looking color and that elbow sticking out from the mirror. I’m sorry, I was tired from working out

A small space - 1 treadmill, 1 bike and 1 bench + free weights ranging from 5lbs to 20lbs

A small space – 1 treadmill, 1 bike and 1 bench + free weights ranging from 5lbs to 20lbs

✓ FREE one-way Tuk tuk to Ekkamai BTS

Here's the daily tuk tuk schedule

Here’s the daily tuk tuk schedule

Things to do around the hotel

I mentioned that THA was surprisingly convenient, Why? Besides the 2 resident food establishments within the hotel, just across the road, you could find:
Starbucks Coffee (just facing THA)
BIG C Supermart (A SUPER HUGE SUPERMARKET, with EVERYTHING you need)
Massage Parlor
$2 Mart

If you walk towards Ekkamai BTS, which would take you about 10-15 minutes, you’d find some gems along the way. Abundant street stalls aside, there are already a handful of cafes along the way, I’ve only visited a few of them as we had finite stomach space. There is also a 7-11 store just a 2-minute walk away!

7-11

They have TONS OF YUMMY CUP NOODLES and special chocolates like these in 7-11

They have TONS OF YUMMY CUP NOODLES and special chocolates like these in 7-11

They've got SHIBUYA TOASTS from 7-11

They’ve got SHIBUYA TOASTS from 7-11

Cafes/ Food establishments (towards Ekkamai BTS; arranged from nearest to THA to furthest away (i.e. nearer to Ekkamai Station))

1 minute walk away - PEACE Oriental Tea house. Legit Japanese grade matcha and teas.

1 minute walk away – PEACE Oriental Tea house. Legit Japanese grade matcha and teas.

2 minute walk away with 3 other cafes in the same area. This place has its own beans, and that's why we visited them instead of the rest.

2 minute walk away with 3 other cafes in the same area. This place has its own beans, and that’s why we visited them instead of the rest.

5 minutes away. Park Lane Mall - Omu Rice. Check out @explodingbelly for the lava egg video.

5 minutes away. Park Lane Mall – Omu Rice. Check out @explodingbelly for the lava egg video.

Head to the inner streets from Park Lane, you'll find lots of establishments as well, including Fill in the blanks and Shugaa

Head to the inner streets from Park Lane, you’ll find lots of establishments as well, including Fill in the blanks and Shugaa

This is Shugaa, opened in Feb 2016, the prettiest cafe I've ever been to.

This is Shugaa, opened in Feb 2016, the prettiest cafe I’ve ever been to.

Lots of street food along the way, including some Korean and Thai restaurants. This was from the eatery just below the BTS

Lots of street food along the way, including some Korean and Thai restaurants. This was from the eatery just below the BTS

You could also access Thong Lor from THA instead of Ekkamai, but that requires some navigation from Google Maps and quite a lot of walking (~20 minutes). There are cafes along the way as well like Patisserie Rosie, which sells super pretty bakes and you could window shop while walking towards Thong Lor.

This is The Commons at Thong Lor, the newest "mall" in the area, which is basically the BKK version of Pasarbella

This is The Commons at Thong Lor, the newest “mall” in the area, which is basically the BKK version of Pasarbella

Opposite The Commons lies the brand new addition to Rocket Coffee bar (Feb 2016) - Rocket X S72 - CRAZY PRETTY

Opposite The Commons lies the brand new addition to Rocket Coffee bar (Feb 2016) – Rocket X S72 – CRAZY PRETTY

We also took a 20 minute walk to the famous Sukhumvit 38 for street food, and then another 30 minute stroll back to the hotel. IT'S SO CONVENIENT AND WALKABLE! Alternatively you could get a tuk tuk too!

We also took a 20 minute walk to the famous Sukhumvit 38 for street food, and then another 30 minute stroll back to the hotel. IT’S SO CONVENIENT AND WALKABLE! Alternatively you could get a tuk tuk too!

These were what we explored within the vicinity of THA, and found it REALLY accessible! Even the cab ride back from SIAM night market cost us only 80 THB (S$3+, with meter)!

I don’t usually write hotel reviews but THA was too good to be true for me, and I thought I just had to share it with everyone! Definitely recommend this place, explodingbelly approves.

For more pictures on my trip, check out #explodingbennybkk on Instagram! Yes it’s BENNY not BELLY, because my boyfriend is called BENNY. HAHA.

How to get there
Ekkamai 6 Sukhumvit 63
Phra Kanong Nua Wattana Bangkok 10110

Contact
http://www.tha6.com/

Tel+662-7140888 Fax +662-7140999

 

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