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    Is This Place Any Good ??

    Staying at the Miami Hotel in Sukhumvit Rd.Near Nana Plaza any body stayed there ? good or bad ? only there 2 nights,Fridat & Saturday.

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    its a very old hotel.

    i stayed there in the eighties and it was a cheap rundown mess, reeking of sleaze, which was its main attraction, but it had a bed a shower and a pool and a coffee shop with girls, so it wasnt all bad. it has probably had some updating since then.

    it was midway between a short time hot sheet hotel and a one star fleapit with bad tempered and unhelpful staff.

    its well located for sukhumvit shopping and nightlife, and if all you need is a bed for a night or two and dont need 5 star facilities, or even 2 star facilities, then it should be fine, but the ritz it aint..... unless, as i said, it has been seriously updated.

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    only there 2 nights a mate booked it only need a crash pad wont be there much should do the job.I can stumble back from nana pretty easy thats the main attraction.don't fly in until 9 friday night and then out of there sunday should be ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobo746 View Post
    Staying at the Miami Hotel in Sukhumvit Rd.Near Nana Plaza any body stayed there ? good or bad ? only there 2 nights,Fridat & Saturday.
    Never stayed, but recognize the name. Old, old hotel, with a mixed, but generally bad, nasty reputation. Favourite of off duty oil rig guys and whoremongers if I remember correctly.

    Suppose it depends upon your general feelings about hotels. Anyway, this should link to some reviews:

    Miami Hotel (Bangkok, Thailand) - Hotel Reviews - TripAdvisor

    What you paying?, maybe some can suggest better for the same price.

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    ^ 900 a night read the reviews it's what i expected not looking for class good enough to get the head down for a couple of hours thanks nid

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    some of the reviews from trip advisor link above.

    seems like it hasnt been refurbished since the eighties and the staff are even grumpier. ok for lonely planet people though, 2nd review.


    The Miami Hotel is a sleezy hotel. It could be charming but especially the Chinese owner is a pain. He got very aggressive when I complained at the reception that the cleaners woke me up in the morning again (knocking at my door, trying to open it with a key) and that my complaint to the staff the day before obviously had no effect. Besides that: The rooms are very basic, the tv and the fridge are both in very bad shape. The phone does not work, sometimes the aircon fails. There is a constant buzzing noise from some electrical wires in the room, which is extremely annoying. Housekeeping is very poor, one time I ran out of toilet paper. So, basically you get a 900 Baht deal, add another 100 Baht for internet, which should be included I believe - don't expect something great. And, of course, never mind working ladies coming in and out the hotel, since it is in one of the bigger red light districts of BKK.

    Stayed October 2011, traveled solo



    My boyfriend and I stayed here for two nights as we had to stop in Bangkok for a few days. We found the hotel in the Lonely Planet guide and I'm glad we stayed here. The room was large enough, and we were very excited to have a bath (after two months of traveling and only coming across cold showers!). There was a television with plenty of channels, although there were only a few English channels which were both news. The hotel also has a pool which was lovely to be in given the heat of Bangkok. When it came time for us to move on the hotel staff also helped us to sort out further travel arrangements, and we found them useful and helpful during our stay.

    Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple


    We spent some time in Bangkok as my wife had to have surgery for her sinus problems whilst we were on our 2 month holiday in Thailand. We found the Miami hotel advertised on the bottom of a curry house leaflet where we all ate some days before. The price for two adults and one child was 1200 bahts & the marketing on the leaflet was fantastic. We checked in and the staff seemed very unfriendly and hostile. When we got to our room on the third floor, the first thing we noticed were the vintage air conditioner units blasting away like rocket engines. They had no controls on them so I presume they were operated from the reception desk. The beds were very soft and uncomfy, I awoke at around 1am the following morning with something sharp sticking in my back. My daughter and myself were covered in bites from bugs or some insects. I awoke my wife (who is Thai) and asked her to telephone down to the reception to change the room. The Phone in our room did not work, but just crackled. We all got up and decided to go down to the reception. The lift did not work so we took the stairs. We saw 60’s signs saying Love, peace etc. The lady at the reception desk argued with me about changing the room and said we would have to wait until the morning. My wife spoke in Thai and the receptionist got a porter to change our room. The second room was even worse. Lights held on by one thread of wiring, fridge did not work, beds soft and uncomfy and a Whirling / Grinding noise coming from the Air-conditioning units that had no controls on them. I could not wait until the morning when we all checked out.

    We asked a taxi driver to take us somewhere and he recommended the Star Suite on 81 Sukhumvit Soi 15 . For 1100 bahts for three of us it was the best value accommodation in Bangkok for luxury , good customer service. I wished we found out about this place first

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    I have very fond memories of the Miami. It was the first place I stayed in in Thailand back in 1981 on a four day visit as a naive 20 year old. My friend and I were basically hijacked by the hotel's minivan at the airport and delivered there. A succession of hotel staff came into my room - janitors, maids, and assorted street urchins -made themselves completely comfortable and asked me whether I'd like a girl, a boy, a ladyboy, drugs etc. Totally sleazy which was what BKK was all about as I was soon to learn. I loved it.


    I went on a sentimental journey back there about 7 or 8 years ago. It smelt and felt rancid and decayed and just the same as it was with 25 years added on.

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    Is Miami Hotel any good?

    The only good thing about it is that it's the quintessential sleazy, run-down, roach hotel, which doesn't make any attempt to be anything else. If somebody asked me for a recommendation on the lowest-of-the-low hotel in Bangkok, I'd either direct them either to Miami in Sukhumwit area, or to one of the 300 baht-per-night semi-brothel hovels down in Yaowarat. Miami does have some perverse appeal in this way, if that's your cup of tea.

    If you want any semblance of comfort, safety, cleanliness or hospitality, go elsewhere, almost any option is better (including staying at a short-time hotel overnight).

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobo746 View Post
    ^ 900 a night read the reviews it's what i expected not looking for class good enough to get the head down for a couple of hours thanks nid
    No probs. Another place worth rembering is the, well essentially short time place on the soi off soi 3. Bugger if I can remeber the name, penthouse, or peek in, or something (the one near the begining of the soi, not the completely drive in short time place further towards soi 11). Think it is 850 a night. Or so I heard. Cough.

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    I stayed there in january for 2 nights. The hotel is dated and the room was clean but basic. Its a bit of a dive but i have stayed in plenty of worse places. The location was great for Nana etc. I would stay there again at a push but there are cheaper and better about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breny View Post
    I stayed there in january for 2 nights. The hotel is dated and the room was clean but basic. Its a bit of a dive but i have stayed in plenty of worse places. The location was great for Nana etc. I would stay there again at a push but there are cheaper and better about.

    Such as ?

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    The only other place ive stayed on the Sukhumvit Rd is the Citypoint hotel, Its only a five minute walk from the skytrain. Its very clean and in a good location, Soi cowboy is 15 minutes walk away. Other than that maybe try Kho san road. A nice place just of it is called Thai cosy hotel, its got a travel agents, cafe. But i got a room with no window which was a bit crappy but its cheap. Hope this helps.

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    ^ always useful to share knowledge.

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    Yes indeed. I wish i would have used TD before i came to LOS.

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    Built in the 60s,it looks run down from the outside hope inside is in a better state.
    Should have stayed in the PB or Honey House,when you want to eat something head down to Terminal 21 on soi 21 some good places to eat ground,4/5 floors.
    http://www.terminal21.co.th/index.ph...ore_content/30
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    I can suggest an excellent deal on a much better hotel nearby (on Soi 11) for you or anyone else who wants to stay near Nana. Le Fenix Hotel on Soi 11 is the 1222 Baht "mystery hotel" on Wotif dotcom. Excellent hotel and a real steal at that price. I've stayed there many times.

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    Try Top Inn or Ever Rich Inn on Suk, right on the main drag, closer to Nana and comfortable enough. Just walk down the street and check others, as well.

    When I get downtown, sometimes I just walk in and check them out for future reference.

    Miami really does look like shite, but I could survive a few days there. I like the Ambassador, but the prices have gone up over the years. Used to be the best deal in town.

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    ^ I stayed at ambassador maybe 15 years ago, already starting the long descent into shit hole with poor, aggressive "service"

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    Quote Originally Posted by klong toey View Post
    Should have stayed in the PB or Honey House,
    Yeah, I've stayed in Honey House 2 on soi 20 (Or 22, can't remember) a couple of times and by the sound of things is better value than the Miami. 700 aircon, free wi-fi in room, western tv channels and an ok restaurant downstairs.

    First night I ever stayed in Bangkok I stayed above some girly bars on the Suk Rd junction with soi 1. Noisy as fuck as there was girly bars on the ground, hotel on first and a club on the second floor. Got about an hours sleep max. Been knocked down since then, unsurprisingly.

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    Is that place still there, the Raja? now that is a shit hole between soi 2 and soi 4

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    Quote Originally Posted by FarangRed View Post
    Is that place still there, the Raja? now that is a shit hole between soi 2 and soi 4
    Now that IS a shit hole. Made the mistake of staying there one night a couple of years ago. Roaches EVERYWHERE in the room. Fucking disgusting.

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    woraburi at the end of soi 4 is better for about 850
    golden palace on soi 1 was about 600, also better
    i think the short time place on soi 3 was playboy; no idea what itcosts above your dignity and good repute

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