Le Fenix Sukhumvit
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We are back in Bangkok after a 3 ½ ride from Ko Chang. Yesterday checked into a French owned hotel called "Le Fenix" on Soi 11(Soi means a small road in Thai) which just happens to be across the street from our old Soi 8 address. After sundown, we went walking the streets looking at the shops, street vendors and for a place to eat dinner. At night …
... around. We said we didn't want to but he said that no matter what he had to go for gas so we had to wait. So then we went and looked around and obv git harassed to buy as much as possible which was OK cause this was actually something we wanted to do cause its only £88 for a tailor made suit so pretty OK. When we left and met the tuktuk guy he went Inside and talked to the tailors obv getting something for taking us there.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Le Fenix Sukhumvit Bangkok
Booked into this hotel since it is still relatively new and looked ok on the website.
We booked Le Fenix based on the recommendations in Tripadvisor. We arrived at about 9:30pm, and recieved two rooms in a hall adjacent to the restaurant - not ideal. We tried to get other rooms but the ony other rooms were smoking rooms, so we decided to stay in the rooms we got - a good decision, since they were on the third floor and we had quick and easy access by stairs into them. Walking through the restaurant was a bit wierd, but the smiles of the employees as we walked by more than made up for it. The staff was friendly and helpful all through the room selection process and the entire stay.
Nice, funky hotel
Cool, funky hotel. Great colors, unique design (L-shaped windows!). Firm bed, soft pillows. Best of all, a great location. Just across the street from the Q Bar, round the corner from Bed Supperclub.
The Nana BTS station is a 5 minute walk away.
The only complaint is that the staff was a bit aloof.
PS: There's a Samsung LCD TV in the room!
I stayed at Le Fenix for five nights with my extended family with members ranging from 11 to 75 years of age. They all loved Le Fenix, especially its contemporary cool design, friendly and helpful staff, and decent facility and room amenities. The no-refund rate I got online at their website was about $60 USD per night for either double or twin.
As other reviews have stated, the location is good, the rooms are comfortable, and for now, the rates were good. It's likely that the rates will go up over time. It's not hard to see that the newness of the room and facilities will fade rather quickly. When I booked over the internet, I wasn't asked for a smoking preference. When I arrived I asked for a non-smoking room, but they had planned to put me in a smoking room. They changed rooms, but I had to wait about 15 minutes while they had the cleaning staff go in and make sure that the non-smoking room was cleaned and ready for check in. The staff were very apologetic, and seemed eager to make sure that my request was accomodated. The king room I had was quite roomy, and very clean. The taxi had a bit of trouble finding the hotel, but that seems a rather common occurrence in Bangkok. Overall, I had a very comfortable stay, and would stay again.
New and sleek
I spent 7 night the opening week of this brand new boutique hotel managed by Accor.
The Hotel is perfectly located if you are looking for the hip restaurants and clubs and is also very quiet.
There is a garden yoga class which is incredible to start the day.
The rooms are small but very functional, huge LCD TV.
Aircon was a bit noisy....
really happy for the value, excellent deal especially if you bargain directly with the hotel desk for long stay.
Food is average + for breakfast.
Only issue, the service was average because the hotel was in its first opening week. However staff were really trying hard.
The pool on top is great.
As I write, I am spending my last night for a 4 nights stay in this new hotel. As previous reviewers had mentioned, the location is ideal. It's right at the end of Soi 11, where you turn left , it's at the corner.
Loved Le Fenix
Stayed for 3 nights at the brand new Le Fenix Sukhumvit along Sukhumvit Soi 11. Hotel is cool, young, and hip from its amiable staff to its architecture and interior design. Rooms are a bit on the small side but the nice design makes up for its size. Hotel is at least a 10 minute trek to the BTS station at Nana so its location may not be ideal for those who would rather not walk through the mayhem of Soi Nana. Breakfast at the hotel's cool signature restaurant was simple but filling. At around US$60 per night, this hotel presents exceptional value. Will surely stay again when I visit Bangkok in July.