Bangkok’s International Airport Suvarnabhumi (what a weird name!) is located to the east of the city and is considered to be one of the largest airports in the south-western Asia. Suvarnabhumi was built in 2006, and since then it is constantly upgraded; honestly, it can definitely compete with the major European airports in terms of services. The official site says that like the rest of Thailand Suvarnabhumi is an airport of thousands of smiles. However, seasoned travelers say this is not about local customs officials. So do not rush to judge Thailand by airport workers – after all they have a stressful job.
As for the accommodation options, surprisingly enough, the airport area is not oozing with zillions of places. However, there is no doubt you will be able to pick up a decent room in the price range you are looking for without virtually no problems. You will hardly face a booked out problem, neither you will run out of budget or premium options. Many of the near-by hotels offer free transfers, modern sound insulation, free wifi and dozens of other nifty features that make your travel more pleasant.
I’m now working in Shanghai and I’m travelling across Asia (South-Eastern part to be more exact) almost 100 days a year, so believe me I’m quite familiar with the local hospitality cuisine. Thus, I believe that my top5 selection will help you make the right choice (first-timers, this is the stuff for you). From budget spots to way above average options, I’ve tried to pick up the most noteworthy hotels in their categories. So let’s roll.
Best Western Premier Amaranth
This is the option for those looking to have their expectations met. A large chain representative offers moderate pricing at a quite impressive level of comfort. The price includes a free of charge transfer to the airport (a comfortable minibus will get you to the doors of the terminal within 5-7 minutes). Boasting impressive ratings at popular hotel aggregators (8.3 at booking.com), prepare a sum of $70+ dollars for a single night stay. But again, the spending pays for itself fully to my mind.
Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport
The worldwide-known hospitality brand is on my list by no accident. Located in vicinity from the airport and packed with all the brand standard bells and whistles, it is not cheap, but it is a guarantee of a decent rest. The main building offers more than 600 rooms with a variety of options (from standard to deluxe variants). This is your best choice if you are looking for an international-style type of accommodation, and that’s one of my first choices when I fly back to Shanghai tired of too local spots.
Plai Garden Boutique Guesthouse
A nice accommodation option, less expensive than conventional hotels. Normally, guesthouses are not ranked with stars, and are slightly worse as for sanitary environment, however, Plai Garden Boutique is a nice exception. The price range for 1 night stay starts from as little as $17 that includes a comfortable bed, free wifi, air conditioning, balcony and a good bunch of features you will certainly appreciate. Definitely, one of the best option for budget travellers.
Vismaya Hotel Suvarnabhumi
Frankly speaking, the affordability of this spot is something that really amazed me, taking into account the quality of service and facilities. Vismaya is a full-fledged 4 star representative with the appropriate spacey, clean and tidy rooms, friendly staff and increased level of comfort. Being close to the airport and priced just $40, Vismaya has absorbed more international rather than local peculiarities, which makes it even better choice in terms of price – value.
Sinsuvarn Airport Suite
Behold, this is the offer that can hardly be beaten. Standing out from the crowd with unprecedentedly low price (a stay is priced at as little as $20), this hotel offers wifi and airport transfer free of charge. Of course, it is a no match to Vismaya described above in terms of facilities, yet don’t forget it is twice cheaper. Importantly, a decent sound insulation is set in a place, meaning you can have a full-fledged rest.