Turning into Soi 49, and past the 7/11 is Adelphi 49 conveniently located down the road, only a few minutes’ drive from the posh Em Qaurtier that houses some of the flashiest brands in the world. The apartments are easy to spot and even easier to check-in with a porter to help with your baggage and an efficient staff to hand your room key over in a jiffy. Adelphi 49 is not a hotel, it’s a serviced apartment- but with benefits. Unlike most other serviced apartments where you’re left to fend for yourselves, Adelphi 49 has breakfast arranged for their guests every morning, a no-fuss pool and fitness area on the terrace, as well as an in-house restaurant for those who are far too lazy to cook (very much like yours truly).
The apartments are premium quality, including the ones that come at starting price. An open kitchen followed by a lounging area turned work station, a tiny balcony with a seating for two, a bedroom with a dresser and a stunning washroom are on the menu at Adelphi 49. The hotel is fresh and new, with staff only too eager to help. The kitchen is stocked with crockery, a kettle and microwave. There’s a separate Wifi router in each apartment and the internet works like a dream. I was fascinated enough with the washroom to mention it though- the WC seats had a hundred controls to alter the water temperature, speed and even the rhythm! Quite fancy, I gotta admit.
A warm smile plastered on their faces and a pleasant voice to greet you over the phone, it’s been a pleasure interacting with the staff at Adelphi. I’ve called them in the middle of the night asking for water, to be assured with a cheerful “Sure!” on the other line. Everyone I encountered during my stay was happy to help so genuinely, you could see their smile all the way to the moon! They won’t even push you to check out at the estimated check-out time if they don’t have guests waiting to check-in; and you can leave your luggage at the reception should you wish to head out before your late-night flight back.
Though the BTS station is a short walk away, they were happy to drive me down without my asking. I got some pretty amazing food recommendations from their Executive Assistant Manager, Preeanuj Chawla, who felt like a long lost friend by the end of my 15 minute chat with her. The entire team at Adelphi was courteous, helpful and friendly and I didn’t feel for a second that my serviced apartment was an inconvenience of any kind. In fact, it was just a hotel but with more space and more privacy to stay at my own pace and preferences.
There’s nothing about Adelphi 49 that isn’t entirely value for the money you’re paying. The base category apartments are also convenient and spacious, and come with a living area and not simply a studio apartment with a bedroom and kitchen in one. The staff is pleasant, the location is convenient and there’s a BTS station within walking distance. The hotel doesn’t overcharge for anything- neither your stay nor the food you order through their restaurant.
Price: Starting at 3,000 THB/87 USD
Book here: www.adelphi49.com/
(A big thank you to Adelphi 49 for hosting my stay. My opinion as always remains my own, and it was a pleasure staying with them!)