Now you'll have somewhere to rest on those long delays.
Suvarnabhumi is the latest of Thailand's aiports to be sexed up with sleep pods. Following the new sleeping quarters at Don Muang, now Bangkok's main airport has followed suit with Boxtel Thailand (02-134-9626, www.fb.com/boxtelthailand).
The 12-room sleep-box hotel is run by a young entrepreneur named Pongthorn Laohavilai, who began working on the project mid last year before finally opening just one week ago on Apr 1.
Forget old-style of hotels: this place feels more like a cafe, with the sleeping boxes built around a common area which is all dangling plants, pastel walls and natural woods. There are two different room types, square and rectangle, both of which have natual wood interiors and the same four sq meters of space plus free Wi-Fi.
Without much promotion, the hotel has already received 80 guests in its first week thanks to walk-ins and recommendations from aiport officials. Pongthon says he doesn’t intend to compete with airport hotels like Novotel, but rather to offer a budget choice for travelers who want a short nap before their flight.
The rate is really quite pocket-friendly, with two-hour stays priced at B600, while additional hours start from B280 with no limit to how long you stay.
Boxtel Thailand is located on the B floor of the Airport Link Zone.