Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road, Thailand

by Tuesday, February 6, 2018

The Concierge at Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road is Apilak Krajokroop. He was born and grew up in Bangkok and has been working at Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road for two years. The unique design of the hotel attracted him because, he says, the hotel’s design is so different to other hotels in Bangkok. “Every detail of the design has its own story”, he says. He also loves the food at the hotel restaurant, ‘Metro On Wireless’ because, he says, “It is just like having real street food with tasty flavours, right here in the hotel”. But what he loves most is the stunning sunset view from the infinity pool and CHAR Rooftop Bar. “You won’t want to leave!” he warns us. I’m prepared to give it a shot. You? Let’s find out more…

Apilak Krajokroop.

Most popular request…

The most common request is for a high floor to enjoy our spectacular views of Bangkok. We also get a lot of people asking for honeymoon or birthday surprises!


Favourite locale when enjoying a day off…

My favourite local place on day off is ‘Chatuchak’, the world’s biggest weekend market, about 30 minutes from the hotel on the BTS (Skytrain). It’s a must see for any visitors to Bangkok where you can buy almost anything at a bargain price – but beware, you easily spend a whole day exploring the maze of stalls! 

Best coffee…         

Over the past few years Bangkok has really embraced the coffee culture, and new cafes are appearing all over the city. My choice is Gallery Coffee Drip, located on the first floor of the Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC). As the name suggests, the emphasis is on drip coffee made from single origin beans from places like Doi Saket. Great for a morning caffeine boost!


Where we must go for lunch…

I’m biased, but our hotel restaurant ‘Metro On Wireless’ brings the very best of authentic Thai dishes and international comfort food in a great atmosphere.


It’s a rainy day outside but we want to explore, what we should do…
 

There is plenty to do around Bangkok on a rainy day – which is especially important during rainy season! Shopping is almost a national pastime and Central Embassy, the ‘temple’ of everything branded, is just across the road. A little further down the road is Central World.

No trip to Bangkok would be complete without a Thai Massage, which is perfect for a stormy day. There are plenty of places to get a great massage near the hotel, and we can point you in the right direction.

Of course, the concept of Hotel Indigo is around the neighbourhood story, so you can spend some time learning about the local neighbourhood and enjoying the design and artwork inside the hotel itself.

For example: In the atrium on every fourth floor, there is an art installation backed by a panel of old timbers, which are actually real sleepers from different rail tracks in Thailand. These not only look interesting but also in Thai the sleepers are called ‘supportive wood’, which is believed to bring good luck for the residents.

And there are paintings of cats and dogs in different postures adorning the wall in every corner of the guestroom floors. Why?  At nearby Lumpini Park, there are always a large number of cats, so we see them as ambassadors of the neighbourhood. Also, for Thai people, they represent livelihood of a residence.

Finally, the façade features a pattern that is designed to be morse code. From top to bottom, it reads ‘Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road’

An absolute must-do or must-see before leaving Bangkok… 

If you want to see the Bangkok ‘beyond the stereotypes’, visit the Artist’s Village in Khlong Bang Luang. We will be happy to arrange a transfer into this area of Bangkok where it seems that time has stood still for hundreds of years! Experience a green oasis in the middle of hectic Bangkok, where you can relax, take a deep breath and see the world go by. It’s a great place to take your kids.

For something a little more touristy but equally ‘must do’, the Grand Palace in downtown Bangkok is not to be missed, in particular if you are visiting our city for the first time. Take a boat from Saphan Taksin down the river and you can see the famous Temple of Dawn on the way and when you arrive at the Grand Palace, prepare to be mesmerised by beautiful temples and by the stunning buildings that house part of the Royal court.

And, of course, you must Bangkok’s famous street food! Simply follow your nose: food stalls are everywhere. I’d suggest eating somewhere with large numbers of locals eating, it’s the best way to avoid an upset stomach. The chances of finding a new, extraordinary taste are incredibly high and you will really miss out if you don’t try it!

Anything else we should know when visiting Bangkok…

Use Public transport. If you’re planning on sightseeing in a lot of different areas in Bangkok in a short amount of time, use BTS or MRT. It’s fast, clean, and airconditioned!

Dress up for temples, dress down for the beach. You need to be fully covered for your temple visits. In fact, be prepared to remove your footwear for many places too. It’s completely acceptable to dress down at the beach.

Thai food actually tastes quite different than what you’re used to. Food here tastes quite different than what you know from Thai restaurants back home. But get ready – it is the tastiest food you’ll find anywhere!

 

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