It was quite a few years since I had taken a vacation when I decided to plan a trip to Bangkok. I took along my parents and sister, as I felt that this would be a great opportunity for all of us to spend some quality time together. Instead of opting for an expensive hotel booking, I chose a vacation rental since I wanted a home-like atmosphere and because we could all stay together instead of winding up in separate hotel rooms.
And that made our family holiday extra special.
Family bonding time in a spacious “home”
We enjoyed sitting together revisiting old jokes and catching up on new events in everyone’s lives. My little daughter walked from one person to another completely enjoying the company and the space. We would have our meals together at the dining area and hang out.
My 3 year old daughter is quite fussy about food and having a kitchen helped us rustle up quick meals for her. Travelling with children also often mean more dirty laundry. Having a washing machine saved us a whole lot of hassle.
Centrally Located with a view
Our Bangkok apartment was centrally located and therefore shopping, eating out and getting around was super easy. And we loved the glorious city views. We spent a lot of time at Asiatique The Riverfront. While my sister and mother set out to satisfy their shopping cravings, my daughter enjoyed the puppet show.
My wife and I are foodies and there were many great restaurants within easy access to the place we stayed. We enjoyed some great Pad Thai and Tom Yum Goong (Prawn soup) at the Siam Paragon. My daughter really enjoyed Kidzania at Siam Paragon. Getting everywhere was so easy as most places were within walking distance or we could hop on the BTS stations were just minutes away from where we stayed.
Spacious Bedrooms and Separate bathrooms
When you are travelling as a group, having your own private space to relax in makes a huge difference. We loved having our own separate bedrooms and bath areas.
Friendly Helpful Hosts
From the time we landed we enjoyed the warmth and hospitality of our host. An airport pickup pre-arranged by our awesome hosts ensured we didn’t have to hassle or bargain over prices in a new country.
Our host Dr W greeted us at the lobby and walked us through everything we needed to know about her home. Her English was impeccable, which put us at ease about how we would communicate our needs during the stay. She was extremely gracious and hospitable during our entire stay in Bangkok.
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