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8 Hour Layover BKK

Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 6:08 am
by eisenbach
Hi all,

I need some advice. End of November I am traveling on C from Perth to Vienna via Bangkok. Unfortunately I have a 8 hour layover in BKK and I would like to use this time to rest, sleep and relax as good as possible (so no city trip).

May someone recommend lounges, hotels, quiet day rooms,...?

Arrival: TG484 at 15:05 in BKK
Departure: OS026 at 23:55
Class: (C)
Status: *Gold

Thanks so much in advance.

RE: 8 Hour Layover BKK

Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 7:19 am
by airpearl
You have access to TG's Royal Silk and Royal Orchid Lounges (there are a number of them sprinkled around; while reasonably comfortable, all offer pretty similar, albeit basic, amenities) as a Star Alliance Gold member. As your onward flight isn't on TG, I don't think you have access to the Royal Orchid Spa (which offers complimentary massage to TG's F & C class pax). A visit to SQ's Silver Kris Lounge wouldn't be a waste of time either as it has much better hot food and drinks than TG's lounges, but has no showers, which TG has.

If you need a dayroom for a couple of hours and don't want to exit the airport, there's really only Louis Tavern. It's not cheap though. A couple of hours costs the same as one night's hotel room in Bangkok.
http://www.dayrooms-ciplounges.com/

There's also the airport Novotel, which is the nearest landside hotel connected to the airport via tunnel. Rates are not cheap either. You can pre-book, but from what I'd read elsewhere, you can apparently get discounts just turning up on the day but obviously that's a risk.

RE: 8 Hour Layover BKK

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:44 am
by TonyBurr
The Novotel is expensive. There are several small hotels within 10 minutes of the airport with shuttle service. Google hotels at Bangkok airport. I do not know if they have day rates, but they are not that expensive.

[Edited 2014-11-09 17:45:37]

RE: 8 Hour Layover BKK

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:53 am
by debonair
Quoting eisenbach (Thread starter):
May someone recommend lounges, hotels, quiet day rooms,...?

Had the same problem...

With the extra perks (C-Class, G*A-status) you can use fasttrack, Priority Immigration etc. and maximize the time!

I can recommend the BS PREMIER (not the BS RESIDENCE!) at BKK - very close to the airport, small swimming pool, clean rooms: http://www.bspremierairporthotel.com/hotel/index.php