Wednesday, June 12, 2013

THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE ...

...HOME!!  In this case the home away from home!  

I did blog about Vincent's Restaurant in Bangkok's Sathorn district several times before. I had never stayed there but for my recent trip I finally booked a room in his small Hotel, hence the full name of Vincent's Restaurant & the 7 Rooms. 

For a change, I will start with the negative sides on this post: 

1) I hated leaving the place at the end of my three week stay

2) I put on 2 kg from all the yummy food I ate at Vincent's place. 
3) can't think of anything else 

So, with this out of the way, I can focus on the positives! And there are plenty of them covered already by other guests on TripAdvisor and other databases. This of course is my own personal blog based on my own experiences. 

I booked a small room for my stay. But it was surprisingly big compared to the rooms I have had in Singapore at a much higher price. So, as long as my huge suite case fits in without blocking my way, I am already happy. Plenty of drawers and hangers in the room and finally a large enough safe which even holds my laptop. It is also mounted and not just loosely sitting in the closet like in other hotels and in a position which allow me to read the instructions and use it. In other hotels I had to crawl on the floor with a flashlight to even find out how to use it. 

Bed was super comfortable (I like it hard!!). Room was clean with a nice wooden floor and not one of those nasty carpets. The building the rooms are in is not a newly build house. It is quite old, but it has a lot of charm. However, it is not a fancy and unpractical boutique hotel, if you are looking for that. It is "just" a practical room which on the other side makes me feel like being at home. 

The TV programs contain everything I wished for! Literally!! I HAD TO WATCH Vettel win the F1 race on one night and I HAD TO WATCH Bayern München win the champions league. And I was prepared to go to some stupid sports bar in the middle of the night for that, but to my surprise, I had it all in the comfort of my own room!

The price of the rooms is quite attractive and the staff even makes sure you get fresh fruit every day. But the bathroom amenities are naturally  limited at that price. Most of us bring our own brands anyway. 

The WiFi connection in the Hotel is free and it is one of the best I have ever had in any Hotel in Asia. For an online junkie like myself it was a really big plus!!

I have blogged about the restaurant and the food before, so I will not go into that detail again. But what I will say once more, is that I felt like being part of a family and being welcomed from the first minute I stepped into Vincent's place until I had to check-out.  As a result, I have cancelled my already booked hotels for the rest of the year and booked myself into this really nice and cosy place in Bangkok, called Vincent's!








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