I’m always on the look out for fresh, well designed hotels as I travel through out Asia. While luxury stays at 5 star properties are a sometimes welcome experience, my tastes tend towards the inexpensive and eclectic; places that can cater to a modern wanderers needs (wifi and good refreshments are a necessity for a short work stay). Self-described as a chic hotel offering hip and yet avant-garde designs for modern day travelers, the On8 Sukhumvit opened recently and first impressions are that it represents a welcome addition to my list of short stays in Bangkok. It’s a small cosy hotel with only 40 rooms all of which are nicely detailed and outfitted with faux leather accents, timber designed ceramic flooring and the latest in-room technology including wireless Internet access and 32” LCD TV. The whole property is non-smoking.
On8 looks like a welcome respite from the excitement that surrounds Sukhumvit Soi 8.