After saying goodbye to my A380, it was time to check out Bangkok. I chose the cheapest SPG hotel I could find, and ended up paying about $60 for the Aloft Bangkok Sukhumvit 17. It ended up being an awesome value!
I found my Emirates chauffeur very quickly after clearing customs. Emirates had provided a fast track card for the experience, and I’m so grateful for it. It likely saved me over an hour in line.
I was escorted over to an older Mercedes for my 30 minute drive to the Aloft.
The street immediately surrounding the Aloft is bumping at night. Lots of folks on the streets, lots of loud bars.
I was greeted warmly at check in, and went straight up to my room for some sleep. I was happy to learn that I was upgraded to a suite. An Aloft with a suite? Sweet!
When you first entered, there was a large living room with tables, chairs, and a couch facing a flat screen.
There was a long hallway into the luggage area and bathroom beyond.
Connected to the bathroom area was the main bedroom, with king bed. This part looked pretty much like what you’d expect out of an Aloft.
I went promptly to bed. The next morning, I got up and explored the city. It was a pretty, if humid, day outside.
The Aloft takes up an entire tower- my room was on the 30th floor, so it had excellent views.
Before heading out, I checked out breakfast at Crave on the 8th floor, which was free for me. For whatever reason, I still got my Platinum points welcome amenity of 250 points (it’s less at Aloft and Element hotels).
The breakfast spread was amazing. There were several station surrounding a central preparation area.
There was also a fresh juice station, where you could have a custom coffee made by a barista.
After breakfast, I checked out the rooftop pool on the 10th floor, which isn’t normal for an Aloft.
The gym was nice as well.
The lobby area was also nice, with an arcade machine and pool table, as well as a bar area and “grab and go” food stand.
For $60 dollars, I definitely got my value out of the Aloft Bangkok. With the suite upgrade and free breakfast, I was a happy camper.
One thing that I did not check out at the hotel was its rooftop club, which takes over Crave at night. I was alone, and exhausted, or I would have checked it out!