This midrange Novotel lying in the thick of the Siam Square shopping area has been around for ages but manages to keep up appearances. The marble and glass lobby leads to an expansive lounge, complemented by soft sofas. Pastel tones carry over into relatively spacious rooms. Wi-Fi comes free for corporate guests, but others pay a small hourly or daily charge. If the more than adequate Chinese or international restaurants are beyond your budget, head outside where there are a bevy of cheaper noodle shops and a variety of Western diners from local pizza parlors to donut chains filling up Siam Square's packed backstreets. In contrast to the many five-stars close by, Novotel offers considerably lower prices but comparable extras such as nonsmoking and meeting rooms. The hotel's facilities, including its busy bars, attract a mix of midrange travelers and executives, but the popular disco (famously) tends to attract a sleazier crowd.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Highly Recommended 2010