Volve Hotel at Bangkok's liveliest neighborhoods, Thonglor

Bangkok is famous for the amazing food and vibrancy which far outclasses any other city. What I like most is shopping in Bangkok as it offers many wallet-friendly shopping hubs which caters to all genders and ages. Some of my favorite shopping places includes Platinum Fashion Mall, Chatuchak market, Talad Rot Fai Srinakarin and Big C Supermarket. 

In my recent trip to Bangkok, I stayed in Volve Hotel located in one of Bangkok's liveliest neighborhoods, Thonglor. Thonglor is home to urban community malls such as The Commons and J Avenue, local eateries such as Khua Kling Pak Sod, Bo.lan and Khao, to the best places to sip an old fashion (feel free to ask the hotel for direction).

Volve Hotel have 28 guestrooms and conveniently located 3 minutes walk distance to BTS skytrain station (Thong Lo). Volve Hotel caters to the segment of explorers that do not wish to have the cookiecutter, hotel chain stay, but instead are chasing for curated comfort in the heart of the hustle and bustle. The hotel was designed for the guest that wants to acquaint himself with a local roastery down the road, one who pops out for street food in the morning and knows his way around the skytrain. 

Exterior look of the hotel

Check in counter
The staffs are friendly, helpful and they speaks fluent English

Welcome drink- Thai Lime Tea. Very refreshing!

There is a adjoining cafe called Herringbone

Hotel lobby area and cafe seating area. 
The hotel lobby doubles as a cafe which welcomes local coffee aficionados in the neighborhood.

Guests can use this space to do their work or do some reading while enjoy the food and drinks from the cafe.

There are some board games provided in the hotel for guests to play too.

The hotel also have a little souvenirs corners at the lobby for guests to shop. 
Rooftop garden- There are lot of greenery here and perfect place for guests who want to do some workout/ yoga in the morning.

Deluxe King Room
This is the room where I stayed for 2 nights. It was comfy and spacious.
There are 1 power outlet on each side of the bed with usb charging ports as well.
Over at the desk area, there are 3 more power outlets.

Deluxe King Room
Deluxe King Room - Working desk 

Beautiful illustrated map of the places to check out around the hotel

Deluxe King Room- en suite bathroom
Slippers and Hair dryer provided

Exclusive bathroom amenities provided by New York based personal care brand Malin+Goetz

Complimentary Minibar
Local snacks, potatoes chips, tea and coffee

Breakfast area
It's cosy and comfortable

Semi-buffet- guests get to order their main from the menu.

Artisan Jams
Egg Benedict- delicately poached egg sitting on top of an English muffin, drizzled with a glorious hollandaise sauce.

Volve Hotel's Design: A reinterpretation of Sukhumvit’s heritage homes 

Inspiration for the hotel’s design was taken from the heritage homes of Sukhumvit area, what used to be a resident area for many of Bangkok’s aristocratic families. Volve Hotel is essentially indie heritage. It is not a large chain hotel nor does it aspire to be. 

In the changing times of localized travels and boutique residences, Volve Hotel’s management believe that hotels need to offer more than a comfortable bed within four walls. 

Historically, family homes were built using materials such as terrazzo and brass on the floors, materials which are now limited to government offices. Volve Hotel has chosen to use these materials for the corridors and stairs, modernising the terrazzo with unique geometric patterns. Each room number was individually engraved using brass and embedded within marble to create a fusion of traditional and offbeat. 

The design is brought to life by Mr Pitiphat Chongsomchit of design firm Private Scale, and with him comes a striking boldness. The smallest details intricately woven into the hotel is a homage to classics fifties retro and contemporary fashion. 

Art plays an integral part in bringing the hotel to life. Guests can enjoy the works of up-and-coming local artists, each piece expresses a fusion of East and West. The hotel showcases the digital collages creations of Mr Nakrob Moonmanas and Ms Thomthong Chaijinda, a blend of east meets west which reflects the cosmopolitan character of Thonglor. Both artists express a sense of humour through their work, with tongue-in-cheek western references woven in with Thai heritage, juxtaposing Thai icons with global figures on every floor. 

A Local Infused Gathering Place for Like Minded Wanderers 

Volve Hotel is intended to be a comfortable gathering place for experienced explorers of the world, those with a pulse on the ever-changing glamour of globetrotting, those who understand what it’s like to pack-up and jet off somewhere new, to fully be immersed even if for a few days. 

Mural map of Thonglor in the onsite restaurant
The hotel’s mural map of Thonglor in the onsite restaurant reflects this. Thonglor is ever-changing, as the streets constantly see new restaurant openings and pop-up bars. Each neighbourhood favourite has been tried and tested by the Volve team, and each has its own twist of Thonglor, whether it’s a unique dish only served at dinner, or a special bar nestled in between ramen shops that only regulars would know of. 

Guests can exchange stories or travel tips over the hotel’s breakfast of classic Thai pan eggs or pancakes, and contribute to the growing list of hotspots on the Thonglor mural. 

Cheap and good food near Volve hotel

During our exploration around the neighbourhood of Volve Hotel, we found a food court selling cheap and good food. I did a research and found out this place used to have a food market along the street Sukhumvit Soi 38 serving delicious street food for decades, but now reduced the number of stalls due to construction work around the area.

Sukhumvit Soi 38 is now more like an indoor food court but still serves excellent authentic Thai street food. 
You can easily walk from the hotel around 5 minutes. The operating hours is from 5pm till late. best go before 12 midnight.

Some of the must order include the internet famous Mango Sticky rice and the tasty juicy Satay (meat skewers).  If you looking for cheap delicious and fresh street food in Bangkok, this is definitely a place not to be missed.

Overall review of Volve hotel:
The hotel's staffs were friendly and made us feel like family. The room are clean and that is the most important thing to me when I go on a travel. I would definitely recommend everyone to try this hotel and stay here again on my next visit to bangkok.

Volve Hotel Bangkok 
26/1 Sukhumvit 53, Klongtan Nua, Wattana Bangkok 10110, 
Thailand Tel (Front Desk and Reservations): +66 2 000 1000

How to get to the hotel:
The easiest way to get to the hotel would be to get a taxi or Grab. For Grab, just search "Volve Hotel Bangkok", and the driving directions in Thai is below:

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If you're using the public transport, the closest BTS skytrain station is Thong Lo, they are about 3-5 minutes walk away.