Last Updated on January 7, 2023 by Tina
Now that there are no more entry requirements in Thailand, you are now probably planning a trip to the Land of Smiles. If you are looking for a place to stay in Bangkok, I recommend Bangkok Patio. Bangkok Patio is a seven-story apartment complex located in the center of Bangkok. It has 44 modern decorated studios, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments. 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.
We stayed in Bangkok Patio in 2020 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 to 10-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.
Phaya Thai 2 Hospital is less than a 15-minute walk to Bangkok Patio. And if I remember 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’s 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.
Popular landmarks such as Wat Arun, the 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 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 a shuttle tuk-tuk to Sanam Pao BTS.
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 Rates for Serviced Apartments
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 payment terms are 2 month deposit and 1 month’s 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.
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:
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 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.
The master bedroom has a bathroom, a closet, a king-sized bed, a dresser with a stool, a flat-screen TV, bedside tables with lampshades, and a balcony. The bathroom in the master 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.
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 reception for your order. Then they will bring your order to 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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