After working in north-east Thailand and a short holiday in Laos, I came back to Bangkok for a few days before flying home. This time I wanted a contrast from the wooden villa in the old town where I’d stayed before, so I chose a modern apartment in the up-and-coming and very hip district of Thonglor.
Thonglor is the area around Soi Sukhumvit 55, and its side streets, which runs north off Sukhumvit Road and is within the larger Watthana neighbourhood. It has its own Skytrain station so you can get to many places easily. My map here.
I stayed in a serviced apartment in the Aspen Suites www.aspenbangkok.com.
I live in a block of flats myself because I love having a good view out of the window at different times of day.
The complex also had a small but decent gym which I was in dire need of after eating my way around two countries! The clincher though was the infinty pool. Video here.
Just the spot I needed for a spot of R&R.
The other reason I stayed in Thonglor is because it has lots of good restaurants…