Where to Stay in Bangkok, Thailand: Bangkok Patio

Last Updated on July 30, 2021 by Tina

The island of Phuket in Thailand reopened to vaccinated foreign visitors without quarantine requirements on July 1. And if the reopening is successful, officials say that they will open nine more popular tourist destinations in Thailand, Bangkok included. With that said, I am sharing here a review of Bangkok Patio, and a video of the 2 bedroom unit we stayed at so you can include it in your options on where to stay in Bangkok, just in case you are planning to visit when it reopens.

We stayed in Bangkok Patio last year before the lockdown when my then-boyfriend had surgery in Bangkok for his Brachial Plexus Injury. (I included the link to his blog here just in case someone might be in a similar situation. He shares in his blog his experience with the injury, and his road to recovery.) After 2 days in the hospital, we stayed in Bangkok Patio for about 10 days.

Bangkok Patio Location

Bangkok Patio has a great location. It is a 5-minute walk to the Sanam Pao BTS Station. If you love shopping, it is in a perfect location as Sanam Pao BTS Station is just 4 BTS Stops to Siam Discovery, Siam Paragon, Central World Plaza, and Siam Square. It is 3 BTS stops to Chatuchak Weekend Market, one of my favorites in Bangkok.

Its location has easy access to expressways and going to Suvarnabhumi Airport takes around 30-40 minutes only and around 25 minutes to Don Mueang International Airport (DMK).

There are many cafes and restaurants around the area. Right across Bangkok Patio is Abloom Cafe where we had our lunch almost every day. They serve good food and what I love is that they have different types of cheesecake. Every day we try a different one. How I miss eating there.

Cakes at Abloom Cafe
Cakes at Abloom Cafe

Phaya Thai 2 Hospital is less than a 15-minute walk to Bangkok Patio. And if I remember it correctly, my ex was supposed to have his surgery at Vichaiyut Hospital which is just 2.1 kilometers away from Bangkok Patio. But during that time, covid cases have already been rising. The hospital suddenly wouldn’t admit patients coming from Singapore, so he ended up having his surgery in a hospital almost an hour drive from Bangkok Patio. And we only found out about the new hospital when we were at the airport. He still had the same surgeon though, the best one so it was all good.

Victory Monument
Victory Monument is 3.4 kilometers away from Bangkok Patio
Sanam Pao BTS Station
Sanam Pao BTS Station is a 5-minute walk from Bangkok Patio

Popular landmarks such as Wat Arun, Temple of the Emerald Buddha, The Grand Palace, and Jim Thompson House are less than 7 kilometers away from the property.

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Bangkok Patio Features

Bangkok Patio

Bangkok Patio is a seven-story apartment building with 44 apartments (studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedrooms). All apartments are fully furnished and have air-conditioning. There is free wifi but we didn’t use it as we found it a bit slow. Instead, we bought a Thai sim card and used it to connect to the internet. Units have a private balcony. The property has 24 hours security. It has ample parking and has a shuttle tuk-tuk to Sanam Pao BTS.

This is the front desk of Bangkok Patio. You can leave your bags with them before or after check-out and they’ll cover it with a net and store it in the area near the elevator.

We were not able to try out the facilities in Bangkok Patio, but we were able to check them out. Bangkok Patio has an open-air swimming pool and kid’s pool, a sauna and steam room, and an exercise room.

Bangkok Patio's open air swimming pool
The open-air swimming pool. Photo from Agoda.
The exercise room of Bangkok Patio
The exercise room.Photo from Agoda.

Bangkok Patio Rates for Serviced Apartment

You can stay at Bangkok Patio for short term and you can also rent a unit for a year. If you are renting for a year, the terms of payment is 2 months deposit and 1 month rent. In 2019, their rate for a studio unit is between 30,000 to 40,000 Baht per month. A 1 bedroom unit costs between 35,000 to 45,000 Baht per month and a 2 bedroom unit is between 50,000 to 60,000 Baht per month.

For short term stay, you can check their rates in Agoda. My ex booked our stay through Booking.com but when I was checking the website last night, they don’t have Bangkok Patio there anymore. It was probably due to the pandemic.

CHECK ROOM RATES HERE

Bangkok Patio’s 2 Bedroom Serviced Apartment

We stayed in a 2 bedroom serviced apartment. The unit is good for four people. It has a kitchen, a dining table, a living room, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and 2 balconies. The unit is very spacious. Check out this video to see the whole unit:

Near the main door is a cabinet where you can keep your footwear
Near the main door is a cabinet where you can keep your footwear

The Kitchen

The kitchen is fully equipped with a refrigerator, a microwave oven, an induction cooker/stove, an electric kettle, and kitchen utensils such as plates, knives, cups, glasses, etc. Also in the kitchen is a fully automatic front load washing machine.

The Living Room

The living room has a couch and an LCD TV with satellite. There is a sliding door that opens to the balcony. The space between the kitchen and the couch is the dining table that could fit four people.

The dining table
The dining table

The Rooms

The smaller room
The smaller room

The unit has 2 bedrooms, a smaller one without a bathroom, and the master’s bedroom with a bathroom and a balcony.

The smaller room has a queen-sized (I think) bed, a closet, and a dresser with a stool. The bathroom across the smaller room has a hot and cold rain shower set. It doesn’t have a bathtub.

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The master’s bedroom has a bathroom, a closet, a king-sized bed, a dresser with a stool, a flat-screen TV, bedside tables with lampshade, and a balcony. The bathroom in the master’s bedroom has a bathtub. The beds and pillows are soft and comfortable.

Inside the closet, there is a safe where you can leave your passports and other valuable items such as cash.

There is a sliding glass door in the room that opens to the balcony. On the balcony, there are drying racks for clothes.

The view from the balcony of the master's bedroom
The view from the balcony of the master’s bedroom
You can watch the sunset at the balcony
You can watch the sunset on the balcony
Towels are provided
Hand towels and toiletries
Hand towels and toiletries are also provided

Bath towels, face, and hand towels are provided. They change it every two or three days. Toiletries such as liquid soap, shampoo, and toothbrushes are also provided. They clean the unit every other day.

Where to Eat and Where to Buy Grocery Items

As mentioned earlier, most of the time we had our lunch and sometimes breakfast at the Abloom Cafe. For dinner, we order food from Grab Food. There is also a menu of Thai food in the unit. You can choose what you want and then call the reception for your order. Then they will bring your order in your room. We’ve also tried it and the food was actually good.

For our groceries, the first time, I went to Victory Mall which is just one BTS Station away from Sanam Pao. The second one, we ordered online. I think it was through Grab also.

Overall, I would say the apartment is great. It is very spacious and in a very good location. We had a very comfortable stay there. And I don’t remember hearing any complaints from my then boyfriend during our stay there. My only issue which isn’t really a big deal is the shower temperature ( the water was alternating between hot and cold). Also, water pools around the upper edges of the tub when showering, which drips onto the bathroom floor.

I highly recommend it to people going to Bangkok who would be staying there for a longer period of time. And I think it is perfect for families spending their holiday in Bangkok.

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