Loy La Long Hotel
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Got off the plane in the Savarnabhumi Airport late at night, got a taxi, and were immediately faced with billboard after billboard of English/ American advertisements. That actually didn't surprise us, but we were surprised to see such nicely kept, developed highways taking us to the city. After being in Chiang Mai, where the roads were very sub- …
... we always manage a detour or 2 when we go anywhere. Needless to say the rest of the afternoon we didn't move far, lounge bed - pool - lounge bed. That night we went back to the Pier and ate at a Japanese restaurant and had an early night.
The next day we went straight to the pool and didn't move all day. We had cocktails on the rooftop, then had dinner at a local Thai restaurant, (more like an open kitchen where we ate on ...
Mallory and I arrived at our hotel around 12:30 a.m. Friday morning (about 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning back home). It was raining when we got in, with a ton of lightning. I guess that's to be expected because it is rainy season here. Our hotel is great, but we're not really ...
... to turning this into a food blog) at a peaceful-looking restaurant - far back from the road, open air and almost concealed by a huge variety of trees and ferns. The owner was friendly and eager to chat, explaining that he had backpacked all over Thailand in his youth. He charged us 'Thai price' and for this, and his enthusiastic conversation, we later returned to give him one of the tiny keyring koalas we have brought along as thankyou gifts.
... of which there were many. The area was very similar to Mexico primitive construction and lots of downtrodden housing. We arrived to find the airport so much bigger than it seemed the night before. It was really nice and had countless places to eat, all looked inviting. On the way we also saw the "Airport Hotel" in the basement, by our subway station. We'd been had by the touts and the information kiosk on the 4th floor ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Great hotel, great staff.
Only complaints are it's location (it's a bit off the beaten path, let's just say that) and the thin walls....very self conscious of any noises we made coming in late at night. It had an intimate feel.
I'm a fan of practicality over pretty decorations, and so that's why I gave it 4/5 stars. The bathroom mirror in the blue room was at a strange angle and hard to use to put my contacts in or put on my make up, or style my hair.
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