One of the most important tasks when traveling to train Muay Thai in Bangkok is to find a place to stay. Due to rising land prices leading to space constraints, not every Bangkok gym provide accommodation unlike on Phuket.
When it comes to a pleasant travel experience, it’s all about location. Bangkok is notorious for its frequent traffic gridlock and getting stuck in a jam is a daily affair. One of the best ways to get around the city is to use the convenient network of skytrain and subway. There is a number of top Muay Thai gyms located near to skytrain or subway stations. So it makes sense to be based in a hotel located with easy access to the stations.
There are some other factors to consider when choosing a hotel such as nightly rates, facilities, service, and accessibility to amenities in the area. There are so many hotels in Bangkok that doing some research will go a long way in a more enjoyable vacation.
For those looking to fit in some sight-seeing while training Muay Thai, or just generally an ideal place to stay in Bangkok, here are some of the top hotels:
1. Aspira d' Andora Sukhumvit 16
Less than 3 mins' walk away from YOKKAO Training Center Bangkok is this charming boutique hotel. The Andora hotel has simple yet tastefully decorated rooms. The beds are amazingly comfortable here and the daily housekeeping ensures the rooms are freshly clean. Its strategic location offers quiet nights for a good rest and yet close enough to the action of downtown Sukhumvit just a leisurely 10-min walk away. After a hard day of exploring the city and training at the gym, there isn't much to ask for. For those looking to train Muay Thai at the YOKKAO gym, this is the best option available.
2. Renaissance Bangkok Ratchprasong Hotel
Renaissance is located in an auspicious position behind the famed Erawan shrine in the heart of Bangkok. Compared to competitors Grand Hyatt and Intercontinental in the area, Renaissance has a price edge. The 5-star hotel boasts 324 luxurious rooms with modern decor. It’s a favorite among all visitors to the city from business travelers to families and couples. It is only minutes away from Chit Lom skytrain station which is linked along the stretch of Siam shopping district via the covered skywalk way. There is no debate that this area hosts the best shopping options in the whole of Thailand.
3. Solo Express
Solo Express is a budget hotel in On Nut that sits on the edge of Sukhumvit district. The area is a favorite spot among the city’s expat community. On Nut offers cheaper rental, cheaper massage, cheaper food, but close enough to downtown Sukhumvit for all the shopping and fun. There are several Muay Thai gyms in the area just a quick taxi ride or train ride away.
For its price and location, Solo Express punches above its weight. Bright, clean, airy rooms at a fraction of the price. This is a great budget option.
4. Le Méridien
Silom is the city’s most well-known financial district which houses many international bank headquarters. There is no shortage of hotels here, which cater to business travelers but also tourists in the city. It is a convenient area with links to the rest of the city via skytrain and subway. Silom itself has enough offerings to be self-sustaining including malls, eateries, and a few small Muay Thai gyms to burn off the excessive calories. The internationally-renowned Le Méridien Bangkok upholds the brand’s reputation with 5-star facilities and service. The staff is well-trained and the rooms are beautifully done up. Only thing to note that it is located near to the infamous Patpong night market and notorious nightlife, which might either deter or encourage visitors to choose it as a base.
5. Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit
Pullman is situated strategically in the heart of Sukhumvit with access to every amenity and entertainment imaginable. The hotel is minutes away from the Sukhumvit MRT and the Asok BTS stations for easy commute. The area is stacked with malls, food options, fun, and more than a handful of Muay Thai gyms to train at. It is also worth mentioning that the hotel is just minutes away from the weekly MX Muay Xtreme Friday fight nights at GMM Grammy Studios. The hotel itself is a standard 5-star establishment with excellent city views in the higher floors. Rooms are modern and comfortable. Pullman is a pick that can hardly go wrong.
6. Hotel Clover Asoke
Hotel Clover is a great and cheaper alternative to Pullman with all the same geographical perks offered by the latter. The quaint boutique hotel has stylish rooms with individual themes, a lovely rooftop pool to chill at, as well as warm service from the staff. It’s also a short 9-minute walk from the YOKKAO Training Center Bangkok and the Benjakiti park. A top value-for-money option.
YOKKAO Training Center Bangkok
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For an ideal vacation that balances Muay Thai training and taking in the sights of Bangkok, there is no better choice than YOKKAO Training Center. The renowned camp offers authentic, world-class Muay Thai training under experienced trainers, as well as private sessions with legends like Saenchai and Singdam. After a hard session or full day of training, the surrounding area offers a wide selection of creature comforts to end off the day. Massages, local and international cuisine, shopping malls, and a variety of entertainment options.
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