Khob khun ka, Roomorama

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.

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complete with modern appliances for cooking and laundry, clean towels, dishwashing liquid, hand soap, etc. We can’t ask for more.

The bathroom

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working hot/cold shower

The bed

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Queen-size bed, perfect for a family with a toddler in the middle

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.

Location

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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.

The view

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Great view morning and evening

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.

Fast Facts

  • 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.

Comments

  1. I will consider this place sis 🙂 great review!

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    Badet Reply:

    Thanks sis!

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  2. What a nice place you got there. I’m going to BKK tomorrow and booked via Airbnb naman. 🙂

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  3. IDK but I just bookmarked this. hahaha! I am really moving forward to visit Thailand!

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  4. Winner ang price ng condo na ‘to! Way cheaper than most hotels, with hotel-esque amenities. The view from your room is gorgeous, too. 🙂

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  5. Wow that is a very good rate for a nice unit for a week’s stay! I’ve never been to Thailand and never used services like this (Airbnb, Roomorama). Will check this out next time we have travel plans.

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  6. I didn’t know may ganitong option na pala. Super like! I miss Bangkok-the food, the coffee, and the shopping most of all! How was it going around with your kid? I’m afraid kasi na magwala sa pagod ang toddler ko lalo na mainit mag-ikot.

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    Badet Reply:

    Hi Nerissa, Gwen is 3 years old. Our itinerary is very relaxed that’s why it’s also easier for us. Usually halos half-day lang kami nasa labas, and my husband will just go on his own at night. Para makapag-nap din si Gwen in the afternoon. The Ergobaby is also our savior, she still wants to be carried, and mas gusto rin namin yun kesa stroller, para easier to move around.

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  7. It’s my first time to learn about Roomorama. The apartment looked great and convenient with all those amenities mentioned. It’s just like living in your own house while staying for a vacation in another country. If ever we go to Bangkok, I would suggest this to my parents. You’re fortunate that the place has got everything like in an arm’s reach away. Indeed, you won’t go hungry! 🙂

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  8. What a beautiful apartment, and it’s such a great deal, too! My husband and I are big fans of Thailand, and spent months and months there, but we rented in Chiang Mai where the prices are much lower than Bangkok. I think Thailand is one of the most beautiful places on Earth!

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    Badet Reply:

    Oooh, I think I’ll put Chiang Mai on my list of must-visit places too.

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  9. Fi Ní Neachtáin says:

    I’ve never heard of Roomorama before but I’m glad I now have. That accommodation looks great and how amazing that it was so cheap too – that’s always a plus! It’s great to have those luxuries available when you’re travelling. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. this looks like a great place to stay! I’ve always wanted to visit this country, and I think I will use the service that you did! It sounds like a great way to save money, but also have a great time! Thanks for posting!

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  11. oh wow, love the look of the location and I am so amazed at the price of the room. I do not believe you can find anything that is morethan decent enough for £30 ($35) in the UK am sure the best I could get is a travelodge which if am honest is good enough. I absolutely blow by the price and the view is breathtaking

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    Badet Reply:

    Yeah, Bangkok is one of those places where your money goes a long way.

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  12. So I have never traveled outside of the US. For 2015 I told myself I have to at least go one place outside the USA (gotta get my passport ASAP). It would definitely be a cultural experience and thanks for sharing your review about Roomorama!

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    Badet Reply:

    How about trying out Roomorama within the US? They have available accommodation there too.

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  13. Thank you so much for sharing. I have to say that is a beautiful place and the views are gorgeous. I always like to stay in places that are close to shops because I love shopping.

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