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- 98%History Buffs
- 84%Art & Design Lovers
- 82%Budget Travelers
- 67%Family Travelers
Member Reviews (4)
- Atlanta HotelMember ofAdventure TravelersArt & Design LoversOct 14, 2013
The Atlanta is probably the most memorable place to stay in Bangkok. It’s a cheap, beautifully restored historic hotel with a pool and plans for new bathrooms with American-style water pressure by high season this winter. It’s located on Soi 2 off of Sukhumvit, but those facts, and the physical address don’t even begin to describe this place. The Altlanta describes its self as, “popular with cultured occidentals, with writers, academics, artists, cinema & theatre and other professional people, with dreamers and innocuous eccentrics, and their families, who can afford to stay at more expensive places but choose to stay at The Atlanta.” Take a look at the menu (including footnotes) in the restaurant, the shelves of books written by guests, and the black and white photos with descriptions on the big board. Better writers than I have written about The Atlanta, its history, and its owner, Charles Henn:
- Atlanta HotelFirst to ReviewOct 23, 2013
I have a thing for time-warp hotels with slightly cranky management. If you don't, obviously skip this review and move on. The Atlanta is so spectacular, I basically planned a whole second trip to Bangkok around staying there. It opened in the 1950s, and has barely changed a bit. In fact, its stellar lobby with Louis Armstrong tunes piped in seems even older. The rooms are pretty basic (some have balconies), and housekeeping can be erratic. But on the plus side, there's a lovely pool, incredibly kindly staff in the very good restaurant and a general feeling that you belong to a club if you really mesh with the Atlanta mindset. (Do you know the word "catamite"? FYI, they, and other sex-tourism-related things, are not welcome here. This might give you a sense of what they're going for...)
- Atlanta HotelOct 18, 2013
Although it's located down a somewhat seedy soi (i.e., side street, alley) this yesteryear hotel is one of my favorites for its old-fashioned atmosphere, cheap rates that encourage you to stay for weeks or a month while working on a book project, and most of all, the downstairs coffee shop with killer Thai regional food including a bible-sized vegetarian menu available upon special request.
- Atlanta HotelMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 3Feb 24, 2014
Honestly this place's historical appeal is great until you actually have to stay there. Historical apparently means they don't clean the pool, the rooms are always under construction, and a level of pompous service usually not found in SE Asia.
Also the location is pretty far away from anything unless you want a soapy massage.Recommended for:Family Travelers