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Hotel Review (Bangkok): Unmatched Luxury in Thong Lor, Adelphi Forty-Nine

April 9, 2016


Adelphi-Forty Nine, as the name suggests is a fully appointed suite located on Sukhumvit Soi 49, in the much more upscale district of Bangkok. Situated in between Thong Lor (600 metres away) and Phrom Pong BTS, this 86-room newly designed serviced residence is worth its weight in gold. We’ve previously never actually stepped foot into this part of the country mainly because there are already a thousand and one things to do in the city area. Sure, untapped and trendy hotspots like these are a pleasure to discover and what’s more they’re much quieter from the usual bustle we get in Bangkok.

Inching closer to the foot of the property, we were greeted with a 7-storey high-rised building with its apparent logo in plain sight. Fitted with blue-green tinted glazed windows, the property boasts a strong formal exterior yet a reasonable one as Adelphi Forty-Nine is one of the only few high-rised buildings in the area (which means that the heat-absorbing glass provides more effective sun control, reducing glare and keeping the interiors cool). We were of course excited to head up to the rooftop to get a panoramic view of the city!

Don’t be mistaken by its formal exterior as on the inside is a soft friendly centre with excellent service and superior facilities. A welcoming and polished lobby lounge, the check-in process was smooth and efficient with the usual order of business.

Hotel Lobby

Hotel Lobby

Hotel Lobby

We were given the One-Bedroom Suite and upon entering we were taken aback by the sheer size and space of the room, 50sqm to be exact! The suite room is fitted with a living room area, kitchenette, washing machine/dryer, mimicking a typical home away from home. Complete with everything you need including an entertainment DVD player and two 40” Digital LED TV in the living room and bedroom. In relation to the design aspect of the suite room, the room uses a good range of neutral tones of brown and grey, which is carried through to their furniture choices of a lavishly cushioned L-shaped white sofa. With an accent table (which doubles up as a dining and workspace area) it significantly pulls the room together promoting an area of conversation and relaxation.

Adelphi-Forty Nine_One Bedroom Suite_KitchenKitchen

The kitchen comes with a full range of kitchen appliances (cutlery, cooking equipment, toaster), cutlery and a refrigerator. It definitely feels like a home with all these items well stocked.

That’s not our favourite part yet as beyond the living room is a luxurious queen-size bedspread with one of the most spacious and comforting bathroom area. We aren’t kidding when we say it is one of the most comforting and spacious bathrooms you can find, because it really is.

Furnished with a bathtub, the shower area also comes with a rain shower head and an automated toilet seat (with added features of heated seat, water pressure etc.), promising a fantastic shower experience. Trust us when we say this but each night after a day of shopping and exploring, boy did we feel rejuvenated and relaxed to come home to this. Adelphi Forty-Nine really takes personalized service to a whole new level.

Swimming Pool

Not forgetting the infinity swimming pool located on the rooftop, giving you a wonderful view of the city skyline. Fitted with shower facilities and pool side chairs, the only thing missing was a rooftop bar to accompany the loungy atmosphere.

Gym

An indoor gym facility is also available adjacent from the pool, and has everything required for a cardio and strength workout (barbells, stationary machines, treadmill etc). Both the swimming pool and gym are opened from 6.00am – 10.00pm daily.

Open all day, the Monsoon Café & Restaurant housed in the hotel makes for a great place for guests to indulge in an International Cuisine.

Adelphi-Forty Nine_Restaurant InteriorInterior of The Monsoon Café & Restaurant

Exterior of The Monsoon Café & Restaurant

A Luxurious Breakfast Spread

Breakfast is served daily from 5.30am – 10.00am at the Monsoon Cafe & Restaurant located on the first level. The breakfast buffet spread is one to indulge in, serving up a fusion of western choices such as toasts, ham, bacon, pancake etc., and Thai style dishes like green curry and basil chicken. No breakfast is complete without eggs, and here we get to choose a variety of styles served directly to our tables. We enjoyed our breakfast at the outdoor seating, such a relaxing way to start our day.

As the hotel is roughly 5-8 minutes walk from Thong Lor BTS, the hotel extends their concierge services by providing a daily shuttle service to and fro, as well as to the nearest hospital – Samitivej Sukhumvit.

Aside to the pleasant stay at Adelphi, our main reason for choosing the hotel was its close proximity to nearby cafes, restaurants and bars. The front office staff was really helpful with guiding us on the places to try nearby, and even provided us with a map with its exact location and outlet name. Our main mode of transport was through a metered taxi, which was convenient to flag down in the area. Though it is also equally possible to walk as the places were all located just streets apart. Just a day of exploring and café hopping is never enough, so here’s a number of places to visit if you’re only here for only a day, or read our review of top café places in Bangkok here.

Soi Sukhumvit 49
1. Rocket S49 Coffee Bar (Piman 49)
2. Gute Bakery (Piman 49)
3. KATI (if you’re craving for a traditional Thai food place) (Piman 49)
4. Starbucks (The 49 Terrace)
5. La Bottega Restaurant (The 49 Terrace)
6. UFM Fuji Super (Supermarket)
7. Villa Market (Supermarket)
8. Broccoli Revolution (newly opened vegetarian restarurant)
9. Paperoom Cafe By SIFA (A cosy brunch place with traditional Thai food and handy paper crafts)
10. Peko (Think Japanese dishes with Hokkaido influences)
11. Saigon Recipe (Vietnamese dishes)

Behind Thong Lor BTS station (Soi Sukhumvit 38)
1. A row of street food and snacks come alive at night
2. Toby’s (Typical brunch place, good coffee, homely interior)
3. Hands & Hearts (Black and white minimalistic interior with great coffee)

Soi Sukhumvit 55
In this area, you are just within walking distance to many cafés such as Audrey Café & Bistro (Soi 11), The Commons (Soi 15), Maki Maki Sushi (In between Soi 5 and 7), J Avenue (Soi 13).

1. The Commons (Maygori, Roots, Roast, Jona Waffle)
2. J Avenue (Maisen, Greyhound Café, Iberry, Au Bon Pain, After You)

Ekkamai Soi 10
1. Perhaps Rabbit

Setthabut Alley (61 Sukhumvit Road)
1. SHUGAA Room for Dessert
2. Counting Sheep Corner
3. Fill in the blank
4. Quays

Supermarket
1. Big C SuperMarket (Nearest at Ekkamai) Read review of What Not To Miss In Big C here.

Overall, I strongly recommend choosing to stay at Adelphi Forty-Nine if you are visiting the Thong Lor / Ekkamai area, a perfect and comforting retreat for both short and long stays.

Adelphi Forty-Nine
Address:
16 Sukhumvit 49, Sukhumvit Rd
Klongton-Nua, Wattana, Bangkok 10110 (Map)
Contact Number: +66 2 662 7575
Email: info@adelphi49.com
Website: http://www.adelphi49.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/adelphifortynine/

Article by Keith and Xue Wei
Photos by Xue Wei

* This was a media invite and is written in collaboration with Adelphi Forty-Nine.

With lots of love,
Xue Wei
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About the Author

A foodie at heart, Xue Wei’s passion for food and travel translates to her daily snippets of her affairs on her blog and Instagram. A quality that’s reflected in features like her ‘Best Matcha-places to go’ and ‘16 Must Eat Taiwan Food’ in collection, where she hunts out the best hits in all of the places she’s been to. When she isn’t chasing her love for food and adventure, she enjoys photography, travelling, volunteering and spending quality time with her family.

Keith Jonathan

Keith Jonathan

A thrill-seeker and adrenaline junkie who makes the best of his creative misdirection in his narrative. When he’s not chasing the dream of a wanderlust adventure, he enjoys spending his time dabbling in unsolved mysteries, conspiracy theories and paranormal pursuits.
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