The Dream Hotel offers guests a more quirky, funky experience for
its guests, but again, has an enviable location on the Sukhumvit Road
right in the heart of the action. Offering sensational value for money
for a 4-star hotel, the Dream attracts travellers from various walks
of life, from business travellers, families, and nightlife seekers
to celebrities and coach trippers, there is something here for everyone.
Don’t let that put you off, because this hotel offers a great
deal without breaking the bank and is a fantastic option for many,
if not most people coming to experience Bangkok.
As mentioned, this hotel is bang in the thick of the entertainment
district, being just minutes away from the BTS stations of Asok and
Nana, offering great restaurants, street food and nightlife to guests,
without the hassle of having to flag down one of Bangkok’s taxis
to tackle the notorious traffic jams. You can find everything in this
part of Bangkok, shop-till-you drop mega malls, little “mum
and dad” street food stalls, world-class cinemas, as well as
the usual raucous nightlife and Western-style watering holes.
Considering this hotel’s fantastic location for nightlife,
it’s bargain rates (starting at $75 a night), and it’s
guest-friendly attitude, this is a fantastic choice for male travellers
heading out for a bit of excitement. There are many notable nightlife
spots within walking distance from here, and innumerable restaurants
and street-food offerings to suit even the tightest budgets. There
are nightclubs, English-style pubs, and go-go bars within minutes
of the Dream Hotel, with the world-famous Terminal 21 shopping mall
on your doorstep if you want to indulge in a bit of retail therapy.
Despite the hotel’s discount rates, you will find that it is
in fact a very comfortable and pleasant place to stay, despite not
being quite as grandiose as somewhere such as the Okura Prestige,
which should be expected considering the disparity in prices. You
will find that the rooms here are spacious, if not huge, but comfortable,
clean, but well-decorated and maintained. The staff speaks English
and are friendly and accommodating, and will not cause any embarrassment
if you would like to bring one of your friends back to your room either
for the evening or overnight.
To top it all off, the Dream also has a fantastic roof-top pool,
a free shuttle bus to Terminal 21, a gym and spa, and a very contemporary
feel throughout, as well as above-average food choices throughout
the day. At this price, they’ve got all bases covered very well
indeed, and it is a solidly recommended hotel for any traveller, unless
you want the absolute pinnacle of opulence and luxury for your trip.
This is yet another Bangkok hotel which doesn’t put a foot wrong
and offers a lot without breaking the bank.