Starting with the good points, the hotel is a 5-10 minute walk to BTS station down an alleyway so is quiet at night, roof top pool and affordable room rate ($50/night) for a superior room (note no view with this room). I didn't get the breakfast after reading some of the reviews on here so can't comment. Free parking and tuktuk to the end of the road was helpful.
Unfortunately the wifi was hit and miss and would drop the connection or just stop working. There's two access points per floor and changing to the other one resolved the issue but was annoying having to change back and forth. There was a thunderstorm on my last night and the power went off twice, when they restore the power all the lights in the room turn on for a few seconds and go off. This happened at 2am and 4am and woke me up. I'm aware the hotel cannot control a power cut but the lights shouldn't come on when the power is restored. The pool bar was never attended and I tried the cloud nine sky bar one night at 7pm and it was empty and no cushions to sit on. The rooftop bar is great, maybe they could hire a part time bar tender and make it look like a proper bar?
Lastly, the room walls are paper thin and you can hear every time someone is trying to plug something in a room next door or they are watching TV. For some reason the TV volume doesn't go any quieter than 6 which is too noisy in my opinion.
Note: They are currently doing refurbishment work although this is meant to be completed by June 5th. Lastly, the lift is sooo slow.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Solo Sukhumvit 2 Bangkok offers a blend of Eastern and Western hospitality in an atmosphere of timeless elegance, beyond stylish accommodation. Solo's best attributes is its perfect location, located in the heart of Bangkok at a "sweet spot" in Soi 2 Sukhumvit Road, minutes away from Sky train Ploenchit station that allows convenient and fast access to all key destinations at downtown. It is easily accessible to the expressway which allows direct links to Don Mueng and Suvarnarbhumi International airport. Every possible convenience has been introduced in all Solo Rooms including modern décor, wooden flooring , flat screen cable TV , mini bar, private bathrooms equipped with rain shower, an electronic scale, espresso machine and other features that will cater to the convenience of our guest. Hotel Solo also exhibits a stunning outdoor rooftop pool, free Wifi, laundry services , tour desk and a free shuttle to the Sukhumvit Road.Additional Hotel Facilities include an all day restaurant at Sala Di Solo with an expanded lofty patio and a Rooftop Bar - Cloud 9 where the guest can enjoy cocktails and coffee under the stars. ... more less
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