WE LOVED IT AND HERE’S WHY
Maitria Hotel Sukhumvit 18 is a smart and centrally located hotel for guests who know their way around the city and would prefer a more understated place to stay than the more touristy accommodation options on the riverside. Just 600 metres away from the BTS Skytrain and MRT Underground on Sukhumvit Road Soi 18, this hotel offers excellent transport options and many recommended restaurants and bars in the immediate vicinity. Terminal 21 Shopping Mall is just around the corner for all your shopping needs and two of Bangkok’s finest parks are also within walking distance.
Location is the obvious selling point, but there is far more to this neat hotel than meets the eye. We personally reviewed this property and have compiled our 10 Reasons to Stay at Maitria Hotel Sukhumvit 18.
1. Feel Like a Bangkok Local
From the apartment-like suites to the muted front of the hotel and its downtown, residential location on Sukhumvit Road, visitors here can feel more like an expat or native Bangkokian than a tourist. Walk to the BTS Skytrain 600 metres away or go jogging in Benjasiri Park just like a local.
2. Sleep Like a Starfish
Massive king size beds with goose feather down duvet and a pillow menu mean bedtime can’t come soon enough. Stretch out all your limbs in the sea of crisp white linens for a truly relaxing sleep.
3. Play Golf on the Roof
Not your average hotel facility, but at Maitria Hotel guests can brush up on their short-play on the rooftop putting green. Putters and balls are available from reception.
4. Perfect for Gluten Intolerant Vegans who Don’t Like Salt
Every guestroom and suite at Maitria Hotel has a kitchen so if you have any restrictive eating requirements you can prepare yourself a feast in the comfort of your room. All rooms have electric stove, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, hot water kettle and large refrigerator.
5. Need Help? Ask the Lifestyle Guru for Advice
With a concierge on reception (called a Lifestyle Guru) you can be assured that any information you might need or tickets you want booking can be handled quickly and easily.
6. The Perfect Business Base
Complimentary Wi-Fi, in room work station, free tea and coffee in the lobby and just 5 minutes’ taxi ride from Queen Sirikit Convention Centre are just some of the reasons why this is a smart place for business travellers.
7. Practice Your Foreign Languages with Multi Lingual Movies
With a widescreen 42 inch TV and movie channels in English, Thai, Hindi, Korean, French, Russian and Japanese, guests can see the best of world cinema and brush up on their foreign languages all at the same time.
8. Breakfast like a New Yorker
Breakfast is served at Metro Café on the ground floor. It has a concise but well prepared spread of multi regional cuisine, however it’s the western options that we like best: freshly prepared omelets, baked treats, cheese and cold cuts and freshly brewed coffee – sure to power you up for the day!
9. Catch a Suntan by the Pool
A slate grey plunge pool and sundeck on the top floor offers the perfect place to top up your tan after a morning of shopping or exploring.
10. Feel Like One of the Family
It’s a cliché, but it’s true: staff members here show enough warmth and personality to make guests feel like a long lost relative – maybe not a brother or sister, but still the genuine emotion is there.