Arguably, the Nana Hotel in Bangkok is one of the most popular hotels in Bangkok. Obviously, the main drag of this hotel is near the Nana Entertainment Plaza, which is 4 floors of sex and drink, and a car park outside the Nana Hotel full of independent prostitutes. There are a lot of mixed reviews about this place which make it almost impossible for anyone to decide whether or not to stay in this hotel. But most of them would agree, Nana Hotel is one of the most popular friendly hotels in Bangkok. This means that a registered guest does not have to pay an additional fee or a carpenter's fee to bring an unregistered guest for a one-night stay.
How do I know that? After living and working in Bangkok for more than five years, I have become an unofficial tour guide for friends and friends of friends etc. They all ask me in the end, "Is Nana Hotel a good place to stay?"
My honest answer at the time was "I don't know, I live in an apartment." Since I knew that I would be asking this particular question over and over again, I decided to follow my friends (or guinea pigs) and see in person what the hotel looks like from the inside out.
Nana Hotel is located in Sukhumvit Soi 4, in a mixed commercial area doubling red light. Dozens of independent prostitutes gather in the surrounding areas, especially outside the Nana parking lot. This is definitely not a place to bring your family, especially children and grandparents. However, I see them often, most of whom are Europeans who are not very vigilant about such glasses. You can easily reach Sky Train at Nana BTS Station, a 5-minute walk away. Sky Train will easily take you to other attractions in Bangkok.
Now, I'm not sure exactly the date the hotel was built, but it's safe to say that the 1970s were the first thing to come to mind. The lobby is often filled with types of backpackers, young people looking to plant their oats and scattered by many older people who are looking for a company they have never found in their homes. Once I saw a group of Australians wearing rugby. Are they actual athletes is a completely different topic. It is clearly far from the days when the hotel first opened. I have read previous reviews that reception staff are rude and hateful to check-in guests.
After living in Bangkok for a while, I know the reason. Thai society follows a strict social system that is class-based. The better you look and present yourself, the more respect you get. So, if you are dressed in elegant clothes while heading straight to the pool, forget a lot of talk about the beautiful and beautiful Thai smile. I am not saying that you should dress like your address to an important business meeting. Nice clean button shirt, squeeze pants and clean shoes and you will see your respecting meter arrive. You will get a better chance to score points or a room in perfect condition. By the way, this is true in any hotel in Asia, probably everywhere.
It works over and over again whenever my friends check in. They don't always get a room upgrade, but they do get rooms that have never been asked to change the room or find questionable carpet stains.
The rooms here are the basics of absolute bare. After all, the Nana Hotel is in the budget category. Bed and color TV with international channels, mini bar and decent clean bathroom is what you get for around 1400 THB including taxes and free breakfast buffet. Free daily newspaper is a nice extra touch. Housekeeping there worked well, or as best as possible, after all they had to clean after the guests' passion for drunk half the time.
Nana Hotel does not offer much facilities for guest use, just a sufficient fourth-floor swimming pool and free Wi-Fi in the lobby. In the lobby, you can also find Angel's # 39; nana Disco, a frequent freelance hangout. And since the women enter for free, you'll find a lot there. Definitely worth a visit.
The last word here is that the Nana Hotel in Bangkok is a good choice for you if you want to mess around and have fun. But I do not recommend staying here throughout your entire trip. It is better to stay there for 3 nights, enjoy the nightlife and move to another hotel in a quieter area. This is what I suggest to friends who come to visit me in Bangkok as an unofficial tourist guide.