Pool in the hotel lobby, but don't expect to go swimming
This budget hotel makes you feel like you are in Thailand and not just another generic hotel.
Massage beds in the hotel
I booked this hotel after my friend recommended it. immFusion is actually a chain of hotels around Thailand, but the one in Bangkok certainly has the most character.
There are several pluses about this hotel
1. The lobby
This is a very lovely location to relax and chill. Pity the pool is too small to swim in.
The hotel lobby is a nice place to chill
2. The price
Around $30 for a standard room with breakfast for two.
3. The breakfast
immFusion provides a great breakfast combining Thai, Western and Chinese elements. While their other hotels lack the atmosphere they also all have an excellent breakfast. Better than other hotels I stayed at for the same or higher price.
4. The location
It is away from the main tourist strip, but right near a subway station, street food, supermarkets, night market, convenience stores and massage salons (you know the type that actually do massage). You get right into the real Thailand without hordes of tourists. The subway takes to you quickly and easily to the train station, airport and tourist destinations.
5. The service
Just the same excellent service I received everywhere in Thailand.
There were a few negatives
1. The rooms
The rooms are only okay, but don't match the beauty of the lobby and lack the same Thai elegance.
2. The noise
If you are in a room on a stairwell it is fairly noisy. Admittedly I checked in really early and this was the only room available. If you have the chance try and get a room away from the stairwells.
I would return here, in fact, I have returned to this hotel. Nice experience for a tourist on a budget. I also like being in the heart of the culture without being surrounded by tourists.
1594/50 Sukhumvit Road (Close to Sukhumvit 50 and BTS On-Nut station)
Prakhanong, Klongtoey, Bangkok.
Tel : 66 (0) 2-331-5555