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“Over rated” 3 of 5 bubbles
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LiT BANGKOK Hotel
Ranked #65 of 846 Hotels in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore, Singapore
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63 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Over rated”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2012 via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights at the hotel recently. Way too over rated. Here's why:

1. The buffet breakfast spread is embarrassing for the price they charge. Other cheaper hotels offer way better breakfast.

2. The design of the room, especially the toilet, is rather odd. There is no way of using the basin without getting yourself splashed with water.

3. The number of tv channels they have is too little. Should have subscribed to more channels.

4. The hotel lobby is also poorly designed. There are no proper sofas for you to sit while waiting for the taxi. You only get stools, which are really uncomfortable because there is no back support.

5. They wanted to charge me 200baht for the laundry bag - nothing fancy, just a normal laundry bag which you can find in many hotels. Now this is a first for me in all my years of travel. I don't expect to be charged for the laundry bag in a hotel with so much hype.

I can probably think of more. But I think the above points are sufficient to show why I think the hotel is way over rated. There are better hotels nearby which offers more value for money.

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Vindik
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2012

My family and I stayed here for two night on the 25th and 26th of April and we thouroughly enjoyed ourselves. From the moment we arrived we were greeted by very friendly and professional staff. Check in was smooth and easy. We were shown our rooms and we loved what we saw!!! Fresh modern, clean and spacious. The hotel is really quite small so it has that boutique feel about it. The breakfast was beautiful and the dinner even better. They had a lovely outdoor bar and pool area and a fantastic spa. We had a couples massage and it was by far one of the best we have ever tried. The location of the hotel was perfect.! A two minute walk to the sky train and MBK. All in all a fantastic experience. I would not hesitate in recommending this hotel to anyone!!!!!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Hayleyandmicky
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2012

my wife and i have stayed in many hotels in Bangkok,and we really enjoyed our stay here,easy to find opposite the national stadium stadium soi one,any taxi driver can find it,in a small but very quite safe street.the room was very cleverly designed.pool and gym fine.food in hotel good breakfast could show a little more imagination, staff all 5 star

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank yentocs
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2012

I really like going to independently owned hotels - because I am the manager of one. I prefer their unique style to bland and predictable chain hotels.
I have visited the LIT on two occasions - once with my wife, the other time with my best friend - and both times I had a great experience.
The rooms are nice and and have a great layout. I really appreciate that someone tried to come up with a creative layout.
The LIT is full of nice little touches that make it a very nice and welcoming hotel and it's location is amazing. You are five minutes from the BTS station so even during a busy day you can always return for a quick shower.
I live in Thailand and have stayed in over 40 hotels here and I can confidently say the LIT is excellent value for money.
The staff is nice, smart and speaks quite good english. They also have a very nice tradition of surprising the Guests at sun down with a glass of champagne in the lobby.
All in all: nice and quiet rooms, unique design, friendly staff. LIT is a great place to stay.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank Robert M
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Perth Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

Great location for our 3 day stay in Bangkok. Loved walking down the Soi to get back to The Lit - food carts, ice works, laundries- a less touristy view of Bangkok life. The staff are cheerful and helpful and one of the breakfast staff had a smile which made my soul smile. She was a hospitality gem. Its a short walk from The Lit to all the Siam shopping centres, Jim Thompsons house and about 20 minutes walk to the electronics mall and Platinum wholesale market. Easy access to other areas with the Skytrain. We used the hotel transfer service from the airport but for our return we had a short taxi ride to Praya Thai station and caught the Airport Express train. This arrangement was recommended by the hotel staff and was quick and easy.
The Lit is a boutique Thai owned hotel. We had 2 different degree rooms which had eye appeal and were quiet refuges from the heat and hustle of BKK. The beds were really comfortable and everything is clean. The breakfast buffet is adequate and eggs can be cooked to order. I had a couple of very tasty omelettes and enjoyed a guava juice and a surprisingly good coffee every day. Don't expect the type of buffet you get at the big brand hotels. The pool is small but good for a cooling swim and we hadn't come to BKK to lie around a pool. We had a foot massage at the Spa which was good and if we had more time we would have indulged in other treatments. Overall The Lit provided us with a lovely stay and we would be happy to stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Torvie
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Additional Information about LiT BANGKOK Hotel

Property: LiT BANGKOK Hotel
Address: 36/1 Soi Kasemsan 1, Rama 1 Road | Wangmai, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 , Thailand
Region: Thailand > Bangkok > Siam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#21 Business Hotel in Bangkok
#41 Spa Hotel in Bangkok
#51 Family Hotel in Bangkok
#58 Luxury Hotel in Bangkok
#63 Romantic Hotel in Bangkok
Price range (per night): ₹ 5,549 - ₹ 12,368
Hotel Class:4.5 star — LiT BANGKOK Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 79
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
LiT BANGKOK Hotel offers an enviable location that combines authentic Thai charm, premium service and the convenience of central city living. It's a mere five minutes walk to Bangkok's major malls such as MBK, Siam Paragon, Siam Discovery, for shopping, dining, and entertainment - as well as outstanding city attractions and landmarks including Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre, Jim Thompson's House and The National Stadium skytrain station.All 79 rooms are designed to furnish guests with a superior stay via surprising architectural features and a plethora of thoughtful design details. All rooms feature flat screen TVs, DVD player, mini-bar, and ambiance lighting.The hotel also offers guests a superb spa, fitness-centre, pool, restaurant, room service and the hotel's unique 'Fiesta Steppe' chill-out zone, a great space to drink in the local atmosphere with a glass of your favorite tipple. ... more   less 
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