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Atlanta Hotel

#259 of 858 Hotels in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 24 December 2013

I will echo what others have written. When you first arrive all the "SEX TOURISTS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED" signs - with the amusing references to "catamites, junkies and degenerates" - seem a little intimidatingly strident (do read the beginners' guide to Bangkok in the lobby, it's quite entertaining). But after a couple of nights passing through Sukhumvit and the...

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Reviewed 20 December 2013

I was really not sure what I was letting myself in for, having read the Atlanta's website and a few reviews, but on a recommendation I booked in there. I'm a young single man and I was concerned this might go against me. The whole place sounded insular and paranoid. What I experienced was nothing like that. The staff are...

3Thank total_walker
Wurzburg, Germany
Reviewed 1 December 2013

I arrived at the Atlanta after a two month travel through Japan and Thailand, with a sick wife and a just recovering infant in tow. After reading some reviews, I feared we would be turned away on grounds of being a "borderline sex tourist case" on the doorstep, because my wife is of Sri Lankan descent, although being adopted german,...

1Thank pkxl2
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 26 November 2013

This hotel is pretty decent considering it's price and location. Located at one of the busiest part of Bangkok, it is east to get to anywhere although it takes around 10 mins to walk to the nearest BTS. With the next soi as a red light district this hotel sure feels extremely safe and extremely clean. The rooms were big...

1Thank Alan Z
Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 23 November 2013

We spend 3 nights in Atlanta Hotel. It is good value for money, small rooms but clean enough. We had ones with aircon and balcony. I give "very good" for the vintage atmosphere and pool onsite, where we could swim after the whole day in Bangkok. The staff was OK, hotel is peaceful and quiet. Nice breakfast before longer trips...

1Thank pank77Warsaw
Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 November 2013

We stayed in a budget room, due to backpacking the room was ok, it was very old style but the balcony was cool and the room just had what you needed (hot shower and comfyish bed) we enjoyed our stay here the food is cheap but not that great. They have some turtles out back and a nice little garden,...

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New Zealand
Reviewed 16 November 2013

If you want luxury don't come here. If you want clean, basic and functional rooms at an amazing price then this could be the place. This is a no frills place to stay but it does provide all the amenities, just in a slightly different way to the norm. If you don't have a sense of humour, then don't come...

2Thank poohtravel
Lismore, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 6 November 2013

Atlanta hotel was a recommendation. Location was fantastic and fairly quiet in a busy part of Bangkok. Quite a bit out-dated. Whilst rooms were good value, there were many 4* or 5* hotels available in same location due to economic downturn globally. Restaurant food good quality and good value.

Thank Matilda E
Reviewed 5 November 2013

The Atlanta Hotel is well known for several things: Bangkok's first hotel with a swimming pool. An enclosed garden area in an inner city hotel. A strong focus on preserving its original décor. Signs – perhaps more than necessary, about not welcoming sex tourists or complaints about the hotel. A reputedly encyclopedic menu in the restaurant – and a restaurant...

12Thank EarthlingOnline
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 11 October 2013 via mobile

I've stayed a few times here since the late 90's and it has changed little, despite the cheaper single rooms in desperate need of some attention (beds attached to walls are also attached to the room next door walls, so good luck remaining still while asleep). Yes, the lobby is charming, a faded glamour of a bygone era. But they...

9Thank jheffward

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With a mix of shopping malls, hip bars and food stalls lining both sides of Thailand’s longest road, you’ll rarely encounter a dull moment along Sukhumvit. While the main road itself doesn't offer a lot in terms of entertainment, it's the adjoining 'sois' (alleys) where the magic happens. Popular spots are soi 11 for a lively night out, soi 4 for naughty nightlife and soi 21 for world-class shopping at Terminal 21. It's hard to cover everything this area has to offer in on day, so be sure to take your time. Sukhumvit is heavily congested with traffic during day and night, so getting from A to B is most convenient using the BTS Skytrain right above it.
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The historic Atlanta Hotel in Bangkok is, literally, untouched by modern pop culture. Walking into The Atlanta is like walking into another world, a long lost world. Most of what a guest sees and hears is old and classic - and authentic. ***The Atlanta Hotel in Bangkok, founded in 1952, features many superlatives, notably, the most photographed and oldest unaltered hotel lobby in Thailand, the first hotel swimming (diving) pool in Thailand, the largest selection of Thai vegetarian dishes in the world, a unique jungle-like garden right in the middle of Bangkok. The western menu features dishes made in the 1950s style - dishes that were on the original menu of The Atlanta, and prepared in the same way. ***The historic Atlanta Hotel in Bangkok has strict policies: sex-tourists, drug users, trouble-makers, and undomesticated people are not welcome. Any of these found on the premises are dealt with summarily. Because of these strict policies, The Atlanta Hotel has many detractors or even enemies. The Atlanta Hotel upholds its principles and policies without compromise. As of 1st September 2013, smoking will no longer be permitted anywhere on the premises. ***The Atlanta Hotel is also home to destitute cats and terrapins. Injured and abandoned cats seem to find their way to The Atlanta. Many are rescued from elsewhere. There are at the time of writing 36 cats. Some live in an enclosure on one side of the garden; others live in the staff section of the hotel. The terrapins are all rescued and saved from loss of habitat. There are at the time of writing 27 terrapins. They live well in and around the pond of the jungle-like garden of The Atlanta. Two staff are employed full-time to look after the animals, and visiting vets often volunteer their services, which The Atlanta welcomes. There is a celebrated drawing by a regular guest of The Atlanta of the lobby featuring cats lying on the round sofa. The caption reads (in Italian), "Cats, the real guests of The Atlanta." Guests of The Atlanta are typically animal lovers. *** The Atlanta, being at the bottom of a lane, has no passing trade. All our guests are either regulars or friends of regulars. The Atlanta has many returning guests who have been coming to The Atlanta since the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and, of course, much later. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Atlanta Hotel

Address: 78 Soi 2 Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok, 10110, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Bangkok > Sukhumvit
Price Range: $32 - $122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 59
Also Known As:
Atlanta Hotel Bangkok
Atlanta Bangkok
Hotel Style:
#153 Romantic Hotel in Bangkok
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