Experienced travelers are booking hotels in Bangkok for more extended periods. The longer stay allows them enough time to explore all corners of this vast metropolis if they’re traveling for pleasure. If they’re traveling on business, the extended stay makes more sense financially than flying in repeatedly for a few days at a time. Many of these experienced travelers book long stays at the Amanta Hotel and Residence Ratchada near Bangkok’s MRT.
Booking an extended stay at the Amanta Hotel and Residence provides you with a spacious apartment-like room for the length of your stay. All the rooms at our hotel in the Ratchada area of Bangkok near the MRT have a bedroom separate from the spacious living area and a fully-equipped kitchen. The rooms also come with a combination washer and dryer that save you money on cleaning bills when you’re away from home.
Our rooms are all furnished in a modern contemporary décor that you’ll enjoy coming home to after a long day in the office or seeing the city’s sights.
Convenience of the MRT
Travelers choose the Amanta Hotel and Residence Ratchada for the spacious rooms and features that make booking a short or long stay so comfortable. They’re also attracted by our hotel’s location near Bangkok’s MRT.
For those unfamiliar with Bangkok, the MRT is one of three interconnected rapid transit rail systems in Bangkok. The others are the BTS Skytrain and the Airport Express. These three systems serve the city’s most popular areas, plus Suvarnabhumi Airport. Visitors can land at the airport, hop on a train, get to the city, and check into their hotel room in Ratchada without ever having to sit in Bangkok’s notorious traffic.
Buying a Ticket
Buying a ticket is quick and easy on the MRT, BTS Skytrain and Airport Express. The station lobbies have maps with the stations clearly marked and the prices from your station to all the other stations served by the system. They all have instructions for buying a ticket in both Thai and English. You simply push the button on the map to choose the destination and price of your ticket.
One thing to remember is that although the systems are interconnected and the maps show the convenient transfer points, these are three different systems that each require a separate ticket. Once you purchase a ticket, you’ll see signs in Thai and English directing you to the turnstiles that lead to the train platform. You can bring any bags or luggage with you on the train, but eating and drinking are not allowed.
The trains are all air-conditioned and arrive frequently. But they’re a popular way to get around the city, especially during rush hour, so expect crowds if you travel during those times.
Popular Areas of Bangkok
The trains travel to all the city’s major tourist, entertainment, and shopping areas. If you’re visiting Bangkok for the first time, you won’t want to miss Sukhumvit Road, Chinatown and the riverfront area, plus Chatuchak and Lumpini Parks.
The BTS Skytrain travels along the famous entertainment and shopping area of Sukhumvit Road. You can hop on and off the trains all-day along Sukhumvit Road by buying a one-day pass for the BTS for THB 150. The BTS is also the most convenient way to get to Chatuchak Park and the world-famous weekend market selling all types of Thai handicrafts, goods and souvenirs.
If you want to explore the sights along the Chao Phraya River, you’ll take the BTS to Saphan Taksin station and transfer to the water taxis that travel up and down the river. A special blue-flagged tourist boat offers a one-day fare and allows you to hop on and off at all the piers along the river. This is the most convenient way to visit Bangkok’s three most famous attractions: the Grand Palace, the Temple of the Dawn, also known as Wat Arun, and the Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho.
Getting on an MRT in Ratchada enables quick and convenient access to the stately solitude of the oldest park in the city, Lumpini Park. If you stay on the train for a few more stops, you’ll arrive in another historic section of the city, the vibrant and colorful Chinatown.
Relax in Ratchada
If you’re in town on business, you may want to spend your downtime closer to your spacious hotel room and just take it easy after a long day of meetings and business.
The Ratchada area is a bit quieter and less hectic than the city’s business district. The Amanta Hotel and Residence has tropical gardens surrounding a large pool where you can relax with a cold drink. We’re also one MRT stop away from two shopping malls where you can get anything you need, and the nearby Fortune Town Mall is Bangkok’s mecca for phones, camera equipment, computers and everything electronic.
On your upcoming short or long-stay visit to Bangkok, why not do what experienced travelers do and book one of our spacious apartment-like rooms with a kitchen at the Amanta Hotel and Residence Ratchada near the MRT?