Well, with the airport less than an hour away, there sure are some fancy perks of staying in the bustling Pratunam area of Bangkok.
Talking from experience, I have thoroughly enjoyed my stay at hotels in Pratunam on each of my trips besides the times I have stayed with my friends at their residence in Sukhumvit.
Be on a Shopping Spree:
There is never a dull moment especially when you are staying in this area. During the day, no matter how much time you spend- you shall still be left wanting for more at the Platinum Fashion Mall. What’s more is that a newer building of the mall has been developed as well.
From clothes to bags to shoes to accessories to beauty products-this one is an absolute haven for girls and from the point of convenience- there is a floor where you can leave behind the love of your life or even better if he is not accompanying you, then take back something for him from that floor.
One of my personal favourite shops is the Pink Pvssy for their gorgeous and stylish clutches.
Handy Hacks for the Platinum Fashion Mall:
1. If there is anything particular you have in mind- seek their Help Desk and they give you the exact shop numbers dealing with the requested category of products.
2. Their food court is a must visit, there are ample choices and you would get a very affordable meal.
3. Carry a big empty bag as you land up shopping enough to stress your arms and hands- a bag with wheels would be a true blessing.
And, for the tech-savy, just few steps away is the Pantip Plaza.
As you step out of the Mall, do grab a slice of Pizza at Crispy Pizza or a Japanese Soft Serve at Demi Concept or how about some Mango Sticky Rice?
Some of the other malls not too far would be:
Almost a 10 minutes ride away would be the very well known MBK Mall and then not too far from MBK are the Siam Malls for all the branded shopping.
And must mention my current favourite- Central World.
And, as the sun sets down- the streets of Pratinum also liven up further with the night markets. My recent most discovery was the Neon Night Market- it was quite fun and casual.
However, a market I truly recommend for the evening would be Asiatique The Riverfront which though would be about half an hour away from Pratunam but would be totally worth the visit. There are plenty of shops, amazing restaurants by the river, live entertainment and there is just this fabulous festivity in the air.
Hotels at Pratunam, My picks would be:
–Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel- you would love their breakfast and land up clicking umpteen pictures here for sure!
–The Berkeley Hotel-the room size is a complete luxury and we thoroughly relished all the dishes we ordered in our rooms. The location for me was perfect.
When looking for hotels, make sure you cross-check that it is not too in the interiors or isolated as then you would be far-off from the action.
Just about five minutes away from the Platinum Mall is this cute place called Hungry Nerd. From their pasta to their burgers- I have always loved everything here.
Another favourite place in this area which we love for desserts is the B Story Cafe.
Hope this information comes handy and connectivity isn’t really an issue with Grab, regular cabs, tuk-tuk and so on.
Wishing you an ever amazing trip to Thailand!