Hangin’ in the Garage
Bangkok has no shortage of unique little hotels—from lavish and elegant boutique stays to down-to-earth themed hotels. If you like tiny hotels that go heavy on motifs, MeStyle Garage Hotel in Huaykwang is definitely worth a look. There’s been a subtle trend recently of venues mimicking the vibe and aesthetic of garages, and MeStyle, as a hotel, embodies this trend. Its lobby walls are plastered with crinkled brass, an empty car chassis sits chopped up behind murals of funky garage shops in the waiting area, and there are seats and tables made out of what look like old tires. In general the place really nails the garage vibe—minus all the oil, clinking noises and tools laying around.
Room-wise, each space is slightly different in layout and design, but they all feature funky-chic decorative touches: heart-shaped car wires as wall decorations, motorcycle mirrors as tissue holders, and exposed metallic bars and pipes across the walls the ceilings. If all of that themed decor isn’t enough for you, there are six “experience” rooms—one on each floor. Each one stacks a new theme on top of the normal garage items in eclectic ways. There’s a “Safari” room with jungle-inspired animal murals and a fake animals hanging on the walls, a “Casanova” space with BMW murals and steampunk-esque touches, and a “Into the Wood” room that kind of feels like a hipster’s cabin in the Canadian forest.
The venue isn’t a hostel, but it positions itself as a social hotel and uses its second floor and bar, 53Cafe and Bar, as the main communal areas for guests to meet. The bar sticks to the garage and automotive theme—there’s a painted van in the center and neon lighting throughout. In terms food, expect riffs on Thai and Western dishes like spicy larb burgers (B290), shrimp and mango entrees and strawberry banana milkshakes (B140).
For more information
53 Pracha Rat Bamphen 7 Alley, Huaykwang. MRT Huaykwang. 02-275-8855
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