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75 and 70 years old parents visiting: what's a good area to stay?

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hELLo,

 

I m looking for an peaceful but not boring area in BKK where my parents can stay. Likely with an easy access to taxis, tuk tuk, or Grab.

 

Since they will stay for 13 days, other thn Bangkok what other city would you suggest visiting (they dont like the beach much..)

 

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maybe better to tell us what they do like... Sukhothai is interesting for history... Northern Thailand for Lanna Culture... 

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1 hour ago, kenk24 said:

maybe better to tell us what they do like... Sukhothai is interesting for history... Northern Thailand for Lanna Culture... 

History,  culture,  

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Have they been to Thailand / Asia before? How well do you know them? They may have been more saucy before you came on the scene? They probably don't remember the '60's because they were there?

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1 hour ago, 3road said:

History,  culture,  

you might add Ayutthaya - if they don't want to go too far... but my first suggestions sound best for them... enjoy. 

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As this is the Bangkok forum, I will assume you are talking about Bangkok.  I'd suggest somewhere around Sala Daeng/Surasak.  Good transportation options, close to the river, lots of good restaurants.  You don't mention where you live.  In my experience with visitors from home, it's best for them to stay somewhere within relatively easy reach of your own location.  Makes coordinating meals and activities much easier, especially for you.

 

For an excursion: Kanchanabury.  Unique guest houses on rafts docked on the river, some very nice and comfortable.  They will certainly know of the famous bridge and railway but it is also a very beautiful area with numerous waterfalls and nature walks.

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7 hours ago, VocalNeal said:

Have they been to Thailand / Asia before? How well do you know them? They may have been more saucy before you came on the scene? They probably don't remember the '60's because they were there?

First time in TH,  I just want them to have good memories. Hopefully there are interesting daily excursions from BKk? 

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12 hours ago, 3road said:

First time in TH,  I just want them to have good memories. Hopefully there are interesting daily excursions from BKk? 

 

Nana Hotel, end of Sukhumvit soi 4. They'll have unforgettable memories.

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Some adventurous friends of ours who are in their 70’s stayed at The Deck by Arun Residence and loved it. They said the room was amazing. It’s near the grand palace but doesn’t have the facilities like a big lobby and pool. So I would go for a hotel on the river like Royal Orchid Sheraton and book them on the club floor. People love it! Any hotel on the river is good for first timers. They’ll love the buffet breakfasts and great facilities. Or, some friends of ours like the Pullman G, 188 Silom Road. You can just walk to restaurants and shopping.

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6 hours ago, Ragnarok said:

Some adventurous friends of ours who are in their 70’s stayed at The Deck by Arun Residence and loved it. They said the room was amazing. It’s near the grand palace but doesn’t have the facilities like a big lobby and pool. So I would go for a hotel on the river like Royal Orchid Sheraton and book them on the club floor. People love it! Any hotel on the river is good for first timers. They’ll love the buffet breakfasts and great facilities. Or, some friends of ours like the Pullman G, 188 Silom Road. You can just walk to restaurants and shopping.

Thank you very much)))))  I will check those hotels prices, hopefully they're reasonable, like under $50 a night 

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I would start by finding out if they are likely to be able to tolerate the rock hard mattresses that are the norm in most Thai hotels, many older people cannot. If they can't then choice if accommodation shrinks considerably.

 

Also find out if they are happy to be in a hotel or prefer a service apartment arrangement where they can prepare their own breakfast etc. This too may narrow down choices.

 

If hard mattresses and regular hotel are fine then indeed  go by neighborhood.

 

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