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Dec 11 2014

Chillax Resort Bangkok: The Most Romantic Hotel In The City?

Chillax Resort Bangkok bills itself as “the most romantic love story that you will ever have in Bangkok.” Everyone’s idea of romance is a little difference and despite the pictures of white rooms lit up in a purple glow, we weren’t really expecting neon accent lighting in the ceiling above the beds. The hotel caters to couples and it seemed like most of the guests were of this category, but we stayed here to meet up with friends and didn’t feel the couple-ness was being rubbed in our faces.

Modern in design, yes; construction, maybe less so. But hey, Bangkok is a pricey city and Chillax Resort is a deal in a high-traffic touristy area. We were about a mile from the Royal Palace and Wat Pho, and a five minute walk from the busy Khao San Road. Chillax labels itself a “luxury boutique hotel,” but this is the first place we have stayed in Thailand that charged for ice. We were also pretty put off by the pieces of dried rose petals left on the edge of the bathtub presumably from a previous guest as well as dried toothpaste in one of the provided glasses by the sink.

 

The Room

The rooms were mostly white with silver chairs and headboard, an open bathroom (with privacy curtain) and, as we mentioned, neon lights above the bed. There was a nice desk, a mini bar and a sizable closet as well. Some rooms only have a tub and no shower, so double check before making your reservation. We also had a small balcony overlooking the busy side street below the hotel, but it was not noisy at night.

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The Amenities

The rooftop pool is small and only four feet deep, but refreshing and accented by fountains on one end. The view was mostly of abandoned buildings and construction. The seating area was crowded and we didn’t last long in the Bangkok heat. A small bar is also open during pool hours to serve snacks and cocktails.

The small gym looked nice, but when I went to use it, the doors were all open with the sun beaming directly in, so it was hotter in the room than out. It took me a while to figure out that the air conditioning required a room key to turn on which I had left in the room with Eric. Wouldn’t it make more sense to put blinds on the glass walls and shut them during the day to keep the room at least at a bearable temperature? It would have taken 20 minutes to get it below scorching. Maybe it’s not an often used space.

The Food

Breakfast was served buffet style with mostly Thai options, some fruit, salad and breads. Bacon, omelets and scrambled eggs can be ordered a la carte. We ate in the lobby lounge for our last meal at Chilllax and had a pretty good club sandwich and some red curry chicken. There are so many meal options right outside the hotel, and we recommend exploring.

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Quick Tips

  • Not quite a budget hotel, but certainly not luxury. Stay here for the location and the price.
  • Get to the pool earlier in the day to reserve a chair and beat the crowd
  • Check prices online, they often have deals that are cheaper than booking in person or over the phone
  • Visit Chillax Resort online for booking information
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Evanne Allen
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Evanne co-founded Poplar Travels after quitting her job in Washington, D.C. She got itchy feet at a young age and has never lost the urge to explore the planet. A previous museum employee, she is apt to drag travel partners into several cultural institutions anywhere she goes. She wishes she could speak every language and loves meeting new people.

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