One night outside Bangkok – Novotel at Suvarnabhumi Airport
12 hour layover. Shower, sleep, shower, head to airport
Arriving at 1:45 am, our flight for Yangon did not leave until 12 hours later at 1:45 pm.
We stumbled around Suvarnabhumi Airport, a little dazed and confused – or have it you own way – tired and emotional. Now, we have done this trip before, and I know there is a shuttle service between the airport and the Novotel – but could we find it? No.
We ended up going down a level and getting to the hotel via underground corridors. I would not recommend this route – not a lot of people around at 2 am in the morning, and a lot of not very well lit corridors.
Anyway, we made it, checked in, and made our way to the room. A quick shower, and off to bed – exhausted. Change of clothes and essential toiletries in our carryon, so no need to open our main cases. We are seasoned travellers you know!
Don’t take things for granted
I have stayed at this hotel many times while transiting through Suvarnabhumi, so I thought I had a stock of room images. No, n-no. Don’t have them, so you will need to be satisfied with that shot of the ‘fair trade’ bathroom amenities. (other images c/- Accor Hotels).
I am going to rate this hotel, however, and the rating is not high. This is a serviceable hotel with a high turnover that is showing its age. It’s easy to get lost in, it has windows into the bathrooms, its not cheap (AU$228), but it is perfectly serviceable if you want something convenient on an overnight at Suvarnabhumi.
Summary This is a serviceable hotel with a high turnover that is showing its age. It's easy to get lost in, it has windows into the bathrooms, its not cheap, but it is perfectly serviceable if you want something convenient on an overnight at Suvarnabhumi.