My Pride, My Thai part 16: LiT Bangkok Hotel


After a wonderful time at Kanchanaburi, and on my way back to the city with the worlds longest city name, I was notified that there was a problem with my next reservation. Because the problem was not my fault, but the hotels fault, I decided that instead of trying to sort it out, I just cancelled the booking and made a new booking at another place instead. If the hotel is not able to process my booking as agreed upon earlier, then they are most likely not worth spending time and money at. That is the beauty of competition I suppose.†


To read:†My Pride, My Thai part 1: The Preparation†(opens in a new tab).†

To read:†My Pride, My Thai part 2: The flight†(opens in a new tab).†

To read:†My Pride, My Thai part 3: The arrival†(opens in a new tab).†

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 4: The first morning (opens in a new tab).†

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 5: Big C (opens in a new tab).†

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 6: Bangkok (opens in a new tab). †

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 7: 200 THB to heaven (opens in a new tab).

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 8: Bangkok - Ubon Ratchathani (opens in a new tab).†

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 9: Being a celebrity in Thailand (opens in a new tab).†

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 10: From Sisakhet to Sakon Nakhon (opens in a new tab).†

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 11: Sakon Nakhon (opens in a new †tab).

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 11-B: Coffee Love at Sakon Nakhon (opens in a new tab).

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 12: The long drive to see the King (opens in a new tab).†

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 13: Hua Hin Inbox (opens in a new window).

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 14: Returning to Kanchanaburi (opens in a new tab).†

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 15: The luxurious resort (opens in a new tab).†

A quick search landed me on what I thought could be the perfect location very near MBK mall (Mahboonkrong), and that had an offer a bit too hard to resist. The name of the hotel was LIT Bangkok Hotel, a fairly new and very modern hotel. Finding it wasn’t too hard either because it was located in the same general area I had called home for a decade and a half. I know if not all, then most of the shortcuts, roads and narrow back alleys in this corner of Bangkok. I did however go against a one-way street leading to the hotel, but in my defence, it had been a two way street before, and it would have taken me 30 minutes extra to come in from the correct street. That is part of living the bad boy life: opposing traffic signs living on the edge (not that I normally do that).†


When I drove up to the hotel, I drove straight into the garage, and the security man could not have taken the bags out of my trunk any faster. The reception at this hotel was extremely courteous and polite, and this place would quickly become a piece of serenity in midst of chaotic Bangkok for the next week. By the name I had checked in, had a delightful tropical juice welcome drink and was shown to my room, the bags were already neatly tucked away in my closet. Efficiency had been taken to a new level.†


The first thing I did when I eventually arrived at my room was to throw myself down on the bed, quickly realising that this was a very comfortable one in my humble taste. In the next days ahead, I would come to the realisation that the nights I spent there, I really slept very well. Lots of pillows and great, very comfortable bedsheets… perfect for sleeping! †


They have several different types of room, and the room that I had requested was a so-called “Different Degree” room. As mentioned, the bed was absolutely amazing, one of the best hotel beds I had ever slept in. The view from the room was sadly nothing to write home about as it was covered behind large exterior panels with tiny open squares. I loved the shower area of the room, which also had a bathtub, but the lay out of the entire room was very unusual. I didn’t particularly fancy the bathroom without a door, just a heavy hanging curtain. Not really my taste of coffee if you are to spend time in the room with someone. The mood lights in the room was awesome at night, while the work desk and the wardrobe was as could have been expected.†


Something that really made my day each and every day, was as soon as I arrived back at the hotel after a busy and warm, sweaty day out, the door man always greeted me with a friendly and very genuine “Welcome home”… and that was such a great feeling when you had been out for a long day soaking in sweat over and over again many times. It did feel like coming "home" every time.


The public areas of the hotel, the pool, the gym, the restaurant and bars were all superclean, and well above average standard and actually felt a bit luxurious. I did enjoy many hours of play in the pool, or in the beach chair in the water at the side of the pool (a safe way to avoid ants in your beach chair: not that I saw any ants at any time, anywhere). The drinks at the pool bar was reasonably priced, and very delicious. I quickly found my favourite drinks, and the bar attendant quickly also learned my selective and special tastes and preferences. I don’t think I got a king's treatment at any time, but I did feel I got treated like a crown prince perhaps. It was amazing.†


This hotel is a great venue, very much because of it’s hospitality and friendliness. The staff is well rehearsed, polite and genuinely service minded, even when I tested them with somewhat unusual requests.†


The LiT†Bangkok Hotel was just perfect for me: clean, calm and at the same time very picture-perfect modern.†


I have no doubt in my mind, I will very likely prioritize coming back to LiT Bangkok Hotel again in the future as this hotel has now officially recieved it’s official seal of approval by your Captain.†























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