The Novotel is just adjacent to Ploenchit Station on Bangkok’s Skytrain so is very convenient to the rest of the city, including Siam Square, which is just a couple of stops away. It’s also central for walking. If you feel like heading out on foot, you can walk south down Wireless Road towards Lumphini Park or walk east to Sukhumvit Road’s bars, restaurants and shopping.
The basic rooms are a little cramped at around 300 square feet but have very comfortable beds and modern bathrooms. Some have nice views of the city, too. You will, however, pay for extras such as bathtubs and wireless internet. Since the hotel just opened in the Spring of 2012, everything is in excellent condition and spotlessly clean.
Though common spaces in the hotel are also small, there is a beautiful outdoor swimming pool with a nice city view and a fitness center, too. Sunday Jazz Brunch at the Novotel is much nicer than you’d expect at a four star hotel in terms of selection of quality of ingredients and has live music, too.
One of the reasons the Novotel is such a good value is that there aren’t many inexpensive hotels in the area that aren’t small guest house style accommodations or located in areas that aren’t very family friendly (Sukhumvit Soi 4 and the Nana area in general have a handful of inexpensive chain hotels but the neighborhood, with its go-go clubs and bars, isn’t very comfortable for sightseeing families). The only downside is that the hotel is very popular, especially with regional tour groups, so it may be a little crowded when you visit.