For first time travellers to Bangkok this guide offers some insight and useful information to know:
Currency exchange is widely available at both Suvarnabhumi International Airport and Don Mueang International Airport. Currency exchange is also available throughout Bangkok City at all major locations and banks. You are required to show your passport every time you exchange money in Thailand. Currency exchange is also available at Novotel Bangkok Ploenchit Sukhumvit.
LOCAL SIM CARDS
For those wanting to stay connected while staying in Bangkok on a local sim card, pre-paid sim cards can be purchased in the arrivals hall of both Suvarnabhumi International Airport and Don Mueang International Airport. Local Sim Cards can also be purchased at most major shopping centres and 7/11 Stores thoughout Bangkok. To purchase a local sim card you will need to submit your passport when purchasing.
TRANSPORT FROM AIRPORTS TO CITY
Taxis are readily available a both airports for direct travel to Bangkok City and the Hotel. Alternatively the hotel offers guest a door to door limousine transfer for those who wish to arrive in style!
Guest arriving at Suvarnabhumi International Airport can also take the Airport express train to and transfer at Phaya Thai station transfer to the BTS Skytrain network. The hotel is access via Ploenchit BTS Station.
Convenience stores are located thoughout Bangkok City at all major locations, including 7/11 stores and Family Marts providing a wide range of amenities.
AUTOMATIC TELLER MACHINES
Foreign ATM Cards can be used at many of the local Automatic Teller Machines thoughout Bangkok allowing ready access to cash. Check with your bank to see what affiliate banks are located in Bangkok.”