On our 6-day Bangkok trip, we used Roomorama for our apartment stay. We love using Roomorama because it gives us value for money. We can have a 5-star-hotel-like amenities but with the price of a guesthouse. I think I have evolved in our accommodation choices from years of traveling. Before, it’s okay for me to just book the cheapest room as long as it has a bed, airconditioning, and ensuite bathroom. Now, I have a lot to consider such as the location, how comfy is the bed, bathroom size, environment, nearest 7-Eleven or supermarket, security, room size, etc. I’m looking for a more comfortable stay but still within our budget. In Bangkok, there are a lot of affordable hotel accommodation to choose from, I’m so tempted to book a hotel in the Pratunam area so that I can go shopping any time of day. But I knew that Jeff won’t like the area that much so I looked for other apartments available in the site.
The Nest Apartment in Thailand
I found The Nest Apartment, located in a newly built modern condominium which is only $35 or 1,100 baht per night. Convert that to peso and it’s around Php 1,500. Look at the amenities we enjoyed for just Php 1,500.
I love the fact that the apartment stays true from the photos shown in the site, unlike other accommodation which use wide angle lens to make their place bigger. In fact, The Nest Apartment really exceeded our expectations. I just love all the Ikea furniture around.
Since the apartment is in a condominium, Ideo Mobi, guests can enjoy all the amenities in the condo such as the swimming pool, fitness gym, and game room. We love hanging out at the garden or at the lobby.
The place is very convenient because it is just a few steps away to BTS On Nut Station. From there you can get anywhere like Siam, National Stadium station, etc. Just across the condo is a big Lotus Tesco store where you can do your grocery, McDonalds and KFC can also be found there if you’re craving for fastfood. But if street food is what you’re looking, then there are plenty of them in the area, you’ll never go hungry. And if you’re too lazy to go to Lotus, the condo has MaxValu convenience store at the ground floor, they also offer hot meals, sushi, salad and fruits.
On some days, we just sit on the bed, look out the window and watch BTS trains (so weird to watch trains from the 23rd floor) pass by. It’s so relaxing to just watch the sunrise and sunset through the large glass window. The bottom pic shows the big Lotus Tesco store, it’s like our SM Hypermarket.
I only have good things to say for The Nest apartment, we were supposed to stay only for 3 nights, and then move to a hotel in the Pratunam area and feel like a tourist, but we felt at home in the condo and we decided to stay put. We paid for our remaining 2 nights to the person in charge, Khun Ek. We met him on our first day, showed us the place and gave his number in case we need help. He came back when he picked up our payment for the next two nights and on our last day, helped us in getting a taxi to the airport.
Next time, however, I shall ask for two keycards. The condo’s security from the lobby, elevator access requires a keycard. If you have separate agenda for the day or if someone comes home late at night, you have to fetch him from the lobby because he/she can’t access the elevators.
- From the airport, you can ride the Public Bus No. 552 going to BTS On Nut at the Transportation Center. It’s only 25 baht, travel time is 45 minutes.
- We took a metered taxi to the airport on our flight back, fare is 219 baht, travel time is 30 minutes.
- BTS fare from On Nut going to Siam station is 42 baht.
Read more about our Roomorama stay in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.