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Thread: New Novotel/Ibis on Soi 4

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    New Novotel/Ibis on Soi 4

    We booked a special 2 room X 2 night Accor deal at this property as location suited our dining and shopping needs. Approx 2.5k bt per night per room seemed reasonable for a brand new hotel.

    Not only were the 19th floor rooms spacious, squeaky clean (new) and the bed soft as, but this was the quietest hotel we've stayed in for some time. And our rooms were adjacent the lift lobby. Block out curtains allowed us to sleep several hours past dawn.

    Access to Nana BTS via Soi 6 is quick and easy on foot or by hourly shuttle. Many bars and restaurants in the area but we found The Coffee Club was best for breakfast. Foodland on Sukhumvit no longer the 'go to' eatery we've enjoyed in the past.

    Novotel/Ibis is guest friendly, evidenced by Durex supplied in room and easy to slip in via either Ibis or Novotel entry if feeling shy. A rooftop bar and pool is ok, nothing special. We ate out so I can't comment on in house food.
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    Does Jo like swimming Rob ?..................I like a pool at the hotel when im staying in Bangkok
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivo View Post
    Does Jo like swimming Rob ?..................I like a pool at the hotel when im staying in Bangkok
    Only in our own pool ... soon!
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    looks pretty good...so is this a combined Ibis/Novotel Hotel now?..on the site of the former Ibis?...I assume they have used the land that was the former carpark of the Ibis?...

    If so can Ibis Residents use the pool and rooftop as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bacwaan View Post
    looks pretty good...so is this a combined Ibis/Novotel Hotel now?..on the site of the former Ibis?...I assume they have used the land that was the former carpark of the Ibis?...

    If so can Ibis Residents use the pool and rooftop as well?
    Yes combined property and I understand all facilities are shared. 2 lobbies join behind at the lifts and room card provides access to designated accomodation floors.

    I believe the old Ibis is or was a bit further down Soi 4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaptainrob View Post
    Yes combined property and I understand all facilities are shared. 2 lobbies join behind at the lifts and room card provides access to designated accomodation floors.

    I believe the old Ibis is or was a bit further down Soi 4.
    So the Novotel was built adjacent to the Ibis that was already there?

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    An interesting footnote ... Out of 6 taxis used, 5 were late model near new Toyotas. One, hailed in Soi 4 for the run to DMK, was a brand new Altis with leather seats! Each time we accelerated over 100 kmph the dashboard device would beep (also if seat belt not done up) and driver explained the new taxis were linked to Transport Dept by GPS tracker to monitor location speed and safety.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcTwoSix View Post
    So the Novotel was built adjacent to the Ibis that was already there?
    No. Old Ibis was further south. Found it on street view ....

    https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1...0.89h,0.01p,1z
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    Cheers, Rob.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bacwaan View Post
    looks pretty good...so is this a combined Ibis/Novotel Hotel now?..on the site of the former Ibis?...I assume they have used the land that was the former carpark of the Ibis?...

    If so can Ibis Residents use the pool and rooftop as well?
    It's a new Ibis on the land beside Pachara suites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anmeno View Post
    It's a new Ibis on the land beside Pachara suites.

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    ah..OK..gotcha

    so is it the corner of 4+6?...I was in Pechara earlier this year so saw this being finished....got upgraded to a one bedroom suite from an executive studio...great accom for 2.2K

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    This place looks nice. Might try and stay there for my next trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bacwaan View Post
    ah..OK..gotcha

    so is it the corner of 4+6?...I was in Pechara earlier this year so saw this being finished....got upgraded to a one bedroom suite from an executive studio...great accom for 2.2K
    Yes, corner of 4 & 6.
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    Just an aside

    One my best friend's brothers is dating a Thai girl he met in Boston

    She was asking on the phone where Ao was from and all that

    I asked her where she was from and she said Sukhumvit
    A few more questions and she was born and raised by Siam Square

    I can honestly say I never met anyone born in that area
    If they were born in Batman it's usually Bang Na or some outer area

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaptainrob View Post
    Odd that they paired the Novotel with an Ibis Styles. Styles is a level below the standard Ibis (the other one in the Soi), with Ibis Budget (previously Forumula 1) the bottom of the three.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomad View Post
    Odd that they paired the Novotel with an Ibis Styles. Styles is a level below the standard Ibis (the other one in the Soi), with Ibis Budget (previously Forumula 1) the bottom of the three.
    I think you are wrong there, Ibis Styles is a non standard product that means that the design is it up to the owner of the property.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcTwoSix View Post
    Just an aside

    One my best friend's brothers is dating a Thai girl he met in Boston

    She was asking on the phone where Ao was from and all that

    I asked her where she was from and she said Sukhumvit
    A few more questions and she was born and raised by Siam Square

    I can honestly say I never met anyone born in that area
    If they were born in Batman it's usually Bang Na or some outer area
    Slight problem there is that most Thais would know Siam Square is not on Sukhumvit Road.

    Is her name Robin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by anmeno View Post
    I think you are wrong there, Ibis Styles is a non standard product that means that the design is it up to the owner of the property.
    You may be right. Looking at some old articles it referred to All Styles as a franchisee brand, implying some independence. Thus, not sure if they communicated it to members that way or I implied it from the ones I have seen e.g. Sukumvit 50 and Nai Harn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buksida View Post
    Slight problem there is that most Thais would know Siam Square is not on Sukhumvit Road.

    Is her name Robin?
    She was born in a hospital on/near Sukhumvit
    So she answered literally when I asked her where she was born

    Then said she lived around Siam Square

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