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Royal Bee Aparthotel

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by Rota (subscribe)
Still out and about
Published October 30th 2015
A budget hotel near Don Mueang
A lot of people are new to the idea of the aparthotel, but they are becoming increasingly common. They are what the term seems to suggest - a combination of hotel and an apartment. You can book and stay in the way you would a hotel, or you can arrange to live there long-term and be charged at lower rates.

I chose the Royal Bee Aparthotel for an overnight stay, after arriving on an international flight at the nearby Don Mueang airport in Bangkok.

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Royal Bee Aparthotel Foyer

The Royal Bee Aparthotel has the usual facilities you would expect - a bathroom, wardrobe, bed, televison and a refrigerator. Bottled water is also provided.

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A spacious room

However, you don't get a kettle, so that can be a drawback. There is a 7-eleven directly opposite the aparthotel so this helps make up for the lack of kettle as you can get instant coffees there. Also handy for picking up frozen meals (they do heat it up for you), snacks and toiletries.

It is hard to find completely quiet places to stay in Bangkok, in light of the bustling and busy place it is. Yet I had no complaints at the Royal Bee Aparthotel.

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A nice bed

There is also a very small balcony, but it is not big enough to make it practical. And like most places within Bangkok, there isn't much of a view.

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Surprisingly quiet despite its location along this street

On the same note, the room that I booked had a window. This is great, because it let in natural light and a breeze. Windows in hotels is not a given in Thailand, so this is a definite point in this place's favour.

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A nice bathroom

The bathroom has a wide mirror, sink and a shower stall with shower curtain. Towels are provided.

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Modern design, art work and a chair to lounge in

Check-in was simple, as was check-out, and the receptionist was happy to arrange a taxi for me on the spot. A deposit of 500 baht is required at check-in, but this is refunded to you when you return your key.

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Wall art provides a more homely feel

As far as proximity to Don Mueang Airport goes, this hotel is close. There are no hotels in the immediate vicinity of the airport (except one), and each requires you to take a taxi to get to it.

The Royal Bee Aparthotel is an affordable drive of around 20 minutes by taxi from the airport.
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Why? Cheap and quality accoommodation near Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok
Phone: 66 (2) 972 4600
Where: 35 Soi Phaholyothin 69, Phaholyothin Rd., Kwaeng Anusaowari, Khet Bangkhen, Bangkok 10220 Thailand
Cost: Refer to the website for current prices
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