Bangkok Overnight at the Airport Novotel

Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport

With the time change it was about 9pm local time when we got out of the BKK airport. We were heading back to the airport for a morning flight, wanted to get there early enough for the first class spa, and so decided not to head into the city and instead spend the night at the Novotel on the airport grounds.

While the in-room materials describe the walkway from the terminal, that isn’t built yet. Instead there’s a shuttle that runs every 15 minutes. After clearing immigration and customs, there’s a Novotel representative standing by door 4 ready to assist you into the hotel’s van. A quick loop around the airport access roads and you’re at the hotel.

Contra several reports, check-in was a breeze although there were curiously many forms to sign, including one for expedited checkout so I could just drop my key off n the morning and go. Although when I tried to do this they again wanted me to sign several forms. This wasn’t as easy as it should have been!

Still, it’s a nice enough hotel and right at the airport, an A+ for an airport hotel (certainly compared to the others close by, and given my desire to risk any morning traffic) although impossibly expensive for BKK… ~ US$150++ which would buy something much nicer downtown or near the river..

Next up: best flight of the trip, TG F BKK-PEK, and quite frankly this came as a real surprise to me because I haven’t been that impressed with TG’s premium cabins in the past.

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