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LiT BANGKOK Hotel
Ranked #65 of 844 Hotels in Bangkok
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Istanbul, Turkey
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“Good price for location and quality...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2012

Location was very good near to shopping malls like MBK about 5-10 minutes by walking. Rooms are ratherly big and comfortable. Rooms have different style, especially bathrooms. Breakfast is Thai and European style together commonly enough. There is an ice crash workshop against to hotel's gate. They make a bit noisy while cracking the ice in every morning. It will be useful to choice the room upper floors.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank guzelil
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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
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2012

My husband and I come to Bangkok for business every 2nd month and have already stayed at many hotels. We spent here 3 nights and were quite happy with this place:

1.) the breakfast is qualitatively outstanding but lacks some variety in my opinion. Their freshly made eggs (scrambled, fried, Omelette) and the oat meal are delicious!

2.) the staff is well-trained, friendly and helpful.

3.) the rooms (well, at least our room) have a weird shape (very long) and we felt as if the architect chose style over functionality. The "door" to the bathroom is a curtain and the wardrobe opens to both sides (bedroom and bathroom) - so you better trust your roommate to not come in ;-)

4.) their pillows are not the greatest. Having a pillow menu would really add a lot to this hotel.

All in all, a good place where we might also come back.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
5 Thank Birgit235
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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 465 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2012

Summary

There is nothing really wrong with the LIT – except maybe the architecture and lay out of the whole place. It reminds me of somewhat of a W-hotel executed on a budget.

During my last few trips I have done some exploration with the newly opened properties in Bangkok. And as well those that have for some reason not clear to me received very high rankings on Tripadvisor.

My favourites continue to be:
1. Hansar for it good location and excellent rooms and service
2. The Suhkothai for it amazing architecture and really nice rooms with no oddities
3. Ananatara despite its remote location the boat ride is nice and they have balconies which I so greatly miss in many other hotels in Bangkok. The pool in Anantara is the best in Bangkok.

I do not subscribe to Sheraton Grande Sukmumvit as being on the top list. Nor do I understand the riverside properties (e.g. Chatrium, Shangri-La, Mandarin Oriental; Millenium Hilton) being on top of the list. The Peninsula has great views over the city and a great pool which speaks on its favour.

I am waiting for the W bangkok to open in fall 2012. That should bring the level of BKK hotels to a grand new level - I hope.

Location and the building

LIT Bangkok is located on a side street with local flavour opposite the humongous MBK Mall. All the major shopping centres are just a stone through away. The area used to be, along with Khao San Road, a backpackers Mecca. There are still many cheaper hotels and hostels in the area – and LIT is bit of an eyesore in comparison to the other building in the area. The building is ultra-modern, as if a space ship had dropped out of the skies. Architecturally to building is rather odd. The outer shelf with holes in it, are obstructing the views from many of the rooms. It is a low rise building so there is not much to see anyway but I’d think many of the rooms are quite dark as well because the outer shelf lets only a little light in.

Rooms

As the prices of the LIT were reasonable I reserved the most expensive “Full Spectrum Suite”. This strategy has worked in many cheaper hotels and the Suites tend to be much better furnished that the other rooms. I was places in room 316 with a view to on one hand the Soi Kasem and he entrance of the hotel. The pool could as well be seen from the room. The oddness of the hotel continued in the room as well. The room layout is not that one is used to. First there is no foyer but at the entrance where you have a kitchenette. No cooking facilities but a proper sided fridge and a kind of a bar. No windows facing other than the “inner yard”. On higher (4th, 5th, 6th and 7th floor) Full Spectrum Suites there would be more windows facing as well the alleyway. The back wall in my living room areas wall a solid wall tilted in a 30 degree angle outwards. Round shower with glassing in the middle of it all. The bedroom and bathroom were a bit more what one would expect. Two TVs, too narrow sofa to sit in. Orange and grey colours with dark wood flooring in the living room, striped orange grey striped fitted carpet in the bedroom.

The WIFI is free but rather slow – only two computers per room are allowed for free.

Pool

The pool is small compared to many other properties in Bangkok where I have stayed in. As well it is mostly covered and receives sunshine only in the mornings Access to the pool is from the lobby. You enter a small inner courtyard where there is a circular staircase to the pool are. It’s open from 6am until 10 pm. Having to enter the pool through the lobby as odd as many other features in this hotel.

Grounds

There are no grounds to mention except the elevated terrace with the swimming pool on the second level and the inner courtyard on the ground level

Getting there and away

LIT is conveniently located close to the National Stadium BTS Station. If you want to use the Sukhumvit Line, that means changing in the next station. The National Stadium Station is the end station for the Silom line thus making it easier to get to the Silom and Riverfront area than to Sukhmumvit where there are at least for me more places to visit. Having been to Bangkok way over 20 times the convenience pays more that the major tourist sights. However there is some major tourist sites just on the next side street, in addition to the myriad of shopping opportunities: Jim Thompson House (a must place to visit while in BKK and on the other side of a Klong (waterway) Suan Packard Palace – as well an interesting site to visit.

Room Tip: There is something which is badly wrong with the design of the whole hotel. The personnel is trying...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
13 Thank Timo R
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Singapore, Singapore
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34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2012

Just returned from a 3 nights stay at the Lit Hotel Bangkok.
It was an impromptu shopping and food trip with my spouse.
Sent an email to the hotel the night before and got a reply very early the next morning.
Called them from Singapore to give them credit card details to confirm the booking.
We got a special rate inclusive of breakfast for two, room upgrade and minibar consumption of 111THB per day.
Also offered by the hotel is a 10mins complimentary food massage for two if we bring the foot cream provided in the room to the spa at the lobby level.

We arrived early at 1pm and was checked into the room right away because the upgraded room was ready. 
Standard check in is at 3pm and check out by 12noon.
The hotel staff are really friendly from the start.
It's a small Thai boutique hotel and you can really feel the Thai hospitality here.
Very personal service that you won't experience if you stay in one of those big international chain.
What I really like about the hotel is the sense of tranquility and calmness when you step into he lobby away from the madness of the city. It's like stepping into a spa resort.

The whole hotel is designed by a Thai designer and it's certainly different from the conventional hotel room designs.

Our room, the different degree room is divided by a curved wall separating the sleeping area from the toilet, shower and bath area.
A heavy curtain covers the access to the bathroom from the room with the toilet bowl just at the entrance of the bathroom.
Then you walk along a long narrow corridor to the sink,shower and bath area.
Water pressure is good.I love the rain shower.
The sleeping area is not big with a king size bed, a study desk near the window and a small round table and chair.The bed is comfortable and 4pillows are provided. The whole setup is very cosy.

We got an opportunity to view the other two room types, the full spectrum room suitable for honeymoon couples and the triple luxe suite, good for families.
We were really impressed by the full spectrum room especially the circular glass shower and the adjoining bathtub. Very romantic and very luxurious!

The triple luxe suite is really huge with a big sitting area, long sofa and the sliding doors to the sleeping area can be closed off if somebody wants to watch television and not disturb your sleeping room mates.
The triple luxe suite can sleep up to a family of four (smaller children though)
because it only comes with three single beds, two joined together and one on its own.
There is only one full spectrum room and one triple luxe suite per floor.

Breakfast consists of cook to order eggs, French toast or pancakes with your favorite toppings. They even have eggs Benedict's and all egg white omelette with mushroom and tomato fillings for the health conscious. 
The buffet consists of cereals, breads and pastries, Thai offerings like fried noodles and fried rice, soup, rice porridge with condiments and salad plus fruits.
The noodles and rice are fried with different ingredients every day and there are different variations of rice porridge and soup every day as well so guests staying for a few days are not bored by the same breakfasts day in and day out.
Staff will take your order for coffee, tea or hot chocolate once seated. I love the many variety of fruit juices, especially the pineapple juice.

It's an ample breakfast. In fact, we have to stop ourselves from eating too much at breakfasts so as to save space for lunch.

Hotel location is good too. Less than 10mins walk to MBK and National Stadium BTS. If you are not up to walking, the hotel does provide tuk tuk ride to MBK. You can call for the hotel tuk tuk to pick you up from the same drop off point on your return trip.

All in all, we enjoyed our stay in this hotel and will not hesitate to come back again for a return stay. 
Being located in a small soi and yet within walking distance to the shopping area, the hotel's location is perfect for a quiet, restful sleep and yet not too far from shopping and eating.

Upon checking out, I was pleasantly surprised when they asked me if I wanted to pay in Thai baht or Singapore dollars.
The exchange rate offered wasn't too bad so I opted to pay in Singapore dollars.

My only regret? Not staying longer in this hotel!

Room Tip: Go for the full spectrum room if you want to splurge a little!
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
7 Thank YKim
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Paris
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19 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2012

Our usual hotel was full and after the fantastic reviews on the LIT and its location we decided to book our 3 nights stay in March. Overall, a disappointment if compared to the number of quality hotels in Bangkok. But let's bear in mind hotel was recently opened so staff still need training and as a family, this was definitively not an appropriate choice. Feel that the hotel is trying too much to be high tech. Breakfast choice is tiny but does the trick.
Pros:
- Rooms are spacious
- Location, location, location => especially for shopping
- Minibar package part of the room rate
Cons:
- Staff still needs training as of March 2012 (check in was slow, "concierge" too noisy/curious, housekeeping missed fine details, booking a spa treatment was difficult)
- Very limited food choice and expensive considering quantity/quality
- Swimming pool not accessible for wheelchairs/baby strollers (can only be reached via staircase)

Hotel is best for solo/couples/friends travellers who want easy access to BTS and fantastic shopping choice.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank FrenchGlobetrotter
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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): ₹ 5,698 - ₹ 12,468
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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