Clean and modern hotel, close to transport
Posted Sep 29, 2015
FX Hotel is a good option if you are in transit from Suvarnabhumi airport because you catch the airport link to Makasan station which is about 4 minutes walk from the hotel.
However I arrived from Don Mueng and had to take a taxi (about 400 Baht incl tolls) as there is no convenient public transport to this area.
Make sure you print a map or get directions in Thai because it is not easy to find. I asked the taxi driver to drop me at Makasan station because he didn't know this hotel (Makasan is mentioned as "across the road" on the FX hotel website) and walked the streets for almost 2 hours before I found someone who knew English and knew of the tiny street the hotel is located on, and then had to catch another taxi to get there. Not really the hotel's fault, but don't assume people know where this hotel is.
I arrived at 7am and had to pay an extra 700 Baht to get access to the room (which was ready). The other option was to sit and wait until 2pm so for me it was worth it but I think this charge was very high considering I was paying 900 Baht per night.
Location is not great - yes it is close to transport - but its an industrial area and no real options for food for dinner, no street food vendors, no restaurants. Reception said to take a train 5 stops to find street food which is odd for Bangkok. I had to eat at 7/11 each night.