When choosing to travel to one of the most visited cities in South East Asia, it is important to stay in a good hotel.
Bangkok is a bustling metropolis, which can be overwhelming at times. However, in the land of smiles there are always plenty of places you can seek relief from the heat, and crowds.
During our recent trip to the city, we choose to stay in the ultra chic and new X2 (Cross to) vibe hotel. A hotel targeted toward the millenial traveller.
Located in the up and coming On Nut area, X2 Vibe is perfect to rest after exploring the city.
Accommodation options at X2 Vibe
X2 Vibe is a large hotel, with multiple accommodations options. There are 266 rooms ranging from standard to superior, as well as a penthouse suite.
We stayed in a standard room, which at 28 metres squared, was larger than most rooms we have stayed in.
Standard room Facilities
Our room included a kingsize bed, with the most comfortable mattress and sofest pillows. There was a large workstation, and a seating area. We had a fridge with complimentary water, tea and coffee making faciities as well as a comfy bathrobe and slippers.
The bathroom was spacious, with a walk in shower, included toiletries and a hair dryer.
During our stay, we got a sneak peek of the recently opened Penthouse Suite.
This is a 3 bedoromed suite, over two levels, with a spacious kitchen and lounge included. Perfect if you are travelling as a group.
If you have had a long day exploring the city in the hot sun, then the Yan Spa is the perfect place to retreat to. Yan Spa was recently refurbished and offers a number of treatments to rejuvinate you.
We opted to have a 90 minute full body massage, which finished with an Indian head massage.
It was the most incredible treatment and we left feeling very relaxed.
Pool and fitness centre
As well as the incredible spa facilities, you can spend your afternoons relaxing by the poolside.
There are several lounger chairs, a small bar (Vibar) and even a mini putting green.
If relaxing is not your thing, then there is a fully equipped gym on site (needless to say, we didn’t do this as wanted a more relaxing stay)
If you’re a keen fitness bunny, then good news is the X2 vibe has a newly opened boxing corner. This is situated next to the main recption area. It has one large punching bag, and two sets of gloves.
Food @ 4K Cafe
One of the great things about the On Nut area is that it is full of incredible places to eat. However, if you don’t feel like venturing out then the on site 4K cafe and bar will be able to cater to your hunger pains.
There are a number of tasty options on the menu, from local thai food, to pizza and burgers.
Breakfast is served in the 4K cafe, and had an array of options to choose from.
My one top tip is to get up nice and early to get a good spot. On the weekends, it gets very busy just before breakfast finishes at 10.30am.
Live like a local with X2 vibe:
Whilst staying at X2 vibe, you should go out an explore the local area of On Nut.
Luckily, X2 vibe has made this easy for you by putting together their ‘live like a local’ guide.
This downloaded map can be used on the go, and helps guide you to the best local hot spots.
Two of which I visited and recommend (are obviously food related!):
The W District
The W District is branded as the new creative space, and is short walk from Phra Khanong BTS. It is a super trendy area with accommodation, shops and restaurants. We choose to visit to eat in the open air restaurants. It had a seriously cool vibe with festoon lights and several food trucks. On the weekends they also have live music.
As we had spent the past 10 days eating rice and noddles for breakfast, lunch and dinner we took the opportunity to have something different, so went Greek. It was incredible, and not too expensive. We got a meal and drink for 240 Thai Baht.
I never thought I would be writing and recommending a Tesco on my blog. In the UK, Tesco is a standard supermarket and not somewhere I would look forward to visiting.
However, in Bangkok the Tesco Lotus is where all the locals go to shop. It is a huge store, and whilst we were there we saw about 3 other tourist.
Within Tesco Lotus, they sell everything from clothing to electicals and exotic fruits.
The food court is also a really great place to visit for cheap food.
Load a card from the cash card desk, and explore a range of local foods for super cheap prices.
We got a curry and rice for 60 Thai Baht. Just as a side note, some counters (mainly the dessert bars), accept cash only. Whereas the hot food counters is all cash card based.
We had a wonderful time exploring a different area of Bangkok and can reccommend staying at the X2 vibe hotel.