Just like in Singapore the hotels are huge in Bangkok. When the owner of the newly opened Volve Hotel Bangkok went to the municipality to register his hotel they were like: ‘a hotel with 28 rooms? Are you serious?’ Yes, he was. On the place where he and his family grew up, he build a hotel with modern Scandinavian like rooms and a big connection to the local community.

The coolest area in town

Volve Hotel is located in the coolest area in town called Thonglor. Easy to reach with the subway. Which is the best way to get around town as you’ll be stuck in traffic for ages if you take a taxi. Just like the rest of Bangkok the area of Thonglor is huge. I thought it’s easy to walk everything, but also because of the temperatures, it’s best to take a scooter-taxi or take the local bus. When you arrive at the hotel the staff is not only welcoming you with a refreshing drink but also with a beautiful illustrated map of the nicest spots to go.

View over the city

As said there are 28 rooms all with a beautiful view over Bangkok or the local area. There are four different room types. Even the smallest is already 22 sqm so you’ll be having a lot of space. I’ve stayed in the second room categorie: the deluxe corner. There’s a couch, a good bed, a table to work on and a nice bathroom. The view however is the best part. With windows from ceiling to the floor you’ll be able to stare out over Bangkok for hours.


Waffles for breakfast

There’s also a spacious lobby wit a modern design, but with local touches. Such as the long communal table  which was saved from the former tenants. Don’t forget to look at the local paintings in the stairway: they resemble Bangkok and have a cat in every painting. In the basement you will find the breakfast area which will soon also be open for lunch and dinner. I really liked the waffles and fruit salads for breakfast. A good way to start the day!


Check out: volvehotel.com  








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