When travelling with a dog, your choice of accommodation is rather reduced. When you type ‘pet friendly apartment Bangkok’ into a search engine, most of the top results are for long term rentals. So I end up checking various different sites. This isn’t as laborious as it sounds though. The one good thing about pet travel is that ticking the ‘pets allowed’ option definitely shortens the time it takes to select a hotel!
Many places (understandably) don’t allow pets, so I use sites that have apets allowed search option. The sites I have booked via are Airbnb (option listed under amenities), agoda (under facilites) and booking.com (under facility). Many 5* hotels will have no problem with you bringing fido along, however your wallet may just have a melt down….So in the interest of other travellers with pets, I’m going to post reviews of the places we’ve stayed with pets, good, bad or ugly!
First up is an apartment in Bangkok, 100sqm 2 bed @Sukhumvit 39 which was booked via Airbnb. The cost was 1987 baht per night for 2 bed, 2 bath with lounge and kitchen. They also have double or twin studios (no kitchen) for 1010 baht.
The apartment was as described, and actually larger than it looked in the photos. The kitchen is a Thai kitchen with electric hob, microwave, fridge / freezer and kettle. Some cutlery, pans and crockery were provided which was adequate for our breakfast needs. There’s a maid on site for check in and out, as well as issues like the wifi box needing to be re-started. I’m not sure if parking was available, the little residential courtyard was pretty full with cars each night.
What the listing didn’t mention was that it was up 3 flights of stairs with no lift. Harro and I found this to be good exercise, however as the stairwell was not air-conditioned it could leave some a little sweaty! Not a problem for us, but maybe don’t come here with a buggy or an old person…
The location is about 15 minutes (straight forward) walk from Phom Phrong BTS (skytrain) station. The nearest 7-11 is just opposite, there’s Kokando cafe underneath open 9:00-19:00, Fuji-supermarket has two branches about 15 minutes away on foot (particularly for brilliant Japanese food). There is a constant stream of taxis going past the front door should you need one.
This apartment was great value as my brother stayed too, and we could provide our own breakfast. The location also good for us (but then we have friends in the area) and close to the BTS. The communication was super-quick, clear and friendly. A spacious, affordable pet-friendly apartment that we will probably use again!