Akyra Thonglor offers luxurious long stays based in the middle of Thonglor, close to many conveniences and handy to shopping, restaurants and bars.
For our review series of long term stays on Thonglor, we take a look at Akyra Thonglor, situated in the Eight Center, mid Thonglor. It’s a 142 room boutique 5 star hotel that offers long stay and short stay to it’s mix of leisure and business travellers. Being boutique allows the hotel to implement it’s unique vision of a comfortable stay. It tends to marry chic with comfort, with rooms that utilise space efficiently giving all the necessities for a great stay, whilst ensuring a feeling of roominess is ever present. Modern design features aplenty pervade the hotel, giving it an edge in terms of the stock standard large chain hotel, there is a sense of ownership in the approach and design. Around the hotel, you are sure to discover dozens of the most interesting bars and restaurants, that are all close at hand. Additionally if shopping is your thing, Thonglor will not disappoint!
The lobby is somewhat compact, feeling more like a place to check in and then continue your journey. There is a free shuttle to the BTS Skytrain station down the road. Attached to the hotel is Eight Thonglor Mall with a bunch of restaurants and cafes that can serve the needs of the hungry quite well. Also, good to note is a supermarket that’s open 24/7 in the same building.
We also had a chance to try their restaurant, note that they do have a quite good business set lunch with shuttle service and are more then willing to accomodate spice levels customized according to taste. They are offering Westernised portions that are generous and ample. Starting with the appetisers, we tried the Mushroom Soup which has lovely presentation, is a dense, with a peppery flavour, the lemongrass coriander and galangal leaves rounding out the balance for a unique taste. Next were the spring rolls – nice tangy brown sauce, healthy chunks of vegetables, and of note the rice paper is gluten free.
For our main dishes we tried the Otto burger, tasty looking buns, thousand island, cheddar and Arnold’s burger meat. All replete with homemade pickles. Really a delicious treat.
We also had opportunity to try Tuna Poke.
Dinner is from 6pm, with last orders 10:30pm. Lunch from 11:30 till 3:30pm with a Set Menu.
There are plenty of amenities to make your stay pleasant, a 24 hour gym is available with he latest equipment. A lovely lap pool for outdoor fun, or just hang around and order food, whilst its not the biggest pool you will see in Bangkok, it still has its ambience and charm come sunset. The gym has hardwood floors, is open 24/7, and has Life Fitness machines.
Suite 1 – One Bedroom Residence
Our first look was the One bedroom residence, well suited to a lovely stay with everything that is needed. Plenty of space to hang out in, or even get some work done. Its even possible to entertain, with a decent sofa and dining table, should you have guests over. Preparing your own meals are also a breeze with a compact but quite usable kitchen.
Suite 2 – Two Bedroom Residence
The 2 bedroom suite can be described as having spacious rooms, being nicely decorated and the beds are super comfy. Combined this with the friendly staff and a clean room its sure to satisfy. The fantastic beds may indeed lead you to say “And I never slept so well as in the Akyra Thonglor.”
Suite 3 – Three Bedroom Residence
Newly-designed these accommodations feature hardwood floors, contemporary art and furniture, and an overall feeling of comfort and pleasure. Most likely induced by the feeling of independence and service bundled together, with kitchenettes and full kitchens, in-room washing/drying machines, and large balconies that look over the surrounding streets, you can be as self reliant as you choose to be. Water, fruit, coffee/tea, are all complimentary.
Monthly rates start from 130,000 Baht a month, please note to check the rate as it depends on current promotions. Guests are a mixture of long-stay businesspeople, knowledgeable tourists and out of town thais which makes it feel like you’re in the thick of it. The central location, provides access to all that Thonglor as to offer, from daytime shopping to its quite trendy night scene, long stay with Akyra will give you access to a slice of life that once tasted, will be hard to give up!
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