Plane Spotting Bangkok Suvarnabhumi

Novotel
Location: *** Connected to the terminal.
Spotting: *** No reports . The terminal area is a 5 minute walk away.
Photos: * None reported
Value: * A higher standard of hotel with prices from £90 a night
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Plane Spotting Bangkok

Siam Mandarina Hotel (Previously the Grand Inn Come Hotel)

Last update July 2019

I’m currently staying in room 541 at the Grand Inn Come Hotel. After  doing a bit of research I decided against the Kriss Residence and  Phoenix hotels for various reasons, one being the quality of these  hotels and two the fact these hotels are only good if they are landing  over the hotel when on the 19’s, so I opted for the Grand Inn Come.

I  was a little apprehensive having read a couple of bad reviews on Trip  Advisor about this hotel but my mind was put to rest when I heard from someone who had recently been and they said the hotel was fine and clean, and I have to say as soon as I opened the curtains in the room  to reveal a full airport and runway view directly in front of me I knew I’d made the right choice, plus they were landing on 01’s! Room 541 is classed as an ‘Airport View/Deluxe’ on the 5th floor.

The hotel only has 6 floors. The room is spacious and clean but still basic and has a kingsize bed. The room has a very cold fridge which is stocked with beers and soft drinks and are cheap, the room has also has a TV, working deks and chairs etc as well as a kettle with complimentary water and coffee/tea and sugar. The bathroom is clean and has a proper shower rather than a wet room like the other hotels.

The hotel has a restaurant and they also offer room service. Free wireless internet is provided, an ID code is required as well as a password which the front desk gave me at check-in, also included in the rate is breakfast. Well worth paying
the extra for the views and comfort of a hotel.

There is a Tesco express around 100m across a very busy road, from here provisions can be had for a matter of pennies. Alcohol is sold but note only between 1100 and 1400 on a weekend.

Tip : The hotel shuttle bus operates around once every 45 minutes. Take an airport taxi instead, with the great exchange rate the journey will be very cheap.

Location: ** North side of the airport on the perimeter
Spotting: *** Nearly everything can be identified from the room. Flight tracker required for distant movements and when dark. Rooms 541 and 523 are next to each other and have great views (see Dave Parker’s photos below). All movements will be seen regardless of the runway in use. Note certain inbound’s into Bangkok Don Muang can be seen from the room on clear days as they route virtually overhead at around 9000 feet.
Photos: ** A good zoom is required due to the distance involved and heat haze can be a problem. Clutter such as bushes can also cause problems with getting a clean shot. Good souvenir shots are possible.
Value: *** Excellent value, from around £26 a room per night.
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Plane Spotting Hotels are also pleased to have entered a partnership with an ATOL approved travel agency which specialises in packages for plane spotters (your travel consultant is a fellow aviation enthusiast who understands your needs). An independent travel agency can often find you better deals for your hotels as they can access travel agents exclusive deals, especially when packaged in with flights or car hire as many suppliers offer further discounts.

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Plane Spotting Hotel Bangkok Bangkok plane spotters
View from the room with no zoom applied (double click picture to expand) A shot using full zoom and a little cropping shows the result possible

Above report and photos are credited to the well travelled Paul Moiser. A good selection of photos from around the world can be found at his sitewww.worldwidespotter-pm.phanfare.com

Bangkok view from Grand Inn Come June 13-2 Bangkok KMile Boeing 727 200F HS-SCK June 13-2
 Another overview from the hotel room With a long zoom great results can be had as seen above. All Credit Dave Parker. Check out Dave’s excellent worldwide photos here

Video from an airport facing room at The Grand Inn Come Hotel. Credit Aircraft Spotter, find more great videos at The Aircraft Spotters You Tube Channel.


 

Pheonix Hotel (Former Queens Gardens)
is situated on short finals to runway 19R at the new Bangkok Airport. The management are very welcoming to plane spotters and have made every effort to make their stay as easy and enjoyable as possible. The reception will even supply you with a print out of the days timetable if requested !

The hotel has a balcony facing the approach. If you state at the time of booking what you are doing they will open the balcony up 24 hours a day so that you can see the busy night movements. As a bonus they have also agreed to allow plane spotters exclusive access to the hotel roof area so that you can have unobstructed views and photos of the arrivals when using this runway along with vies of movements from 19L (you must book directly with the hotel or through their website for this)

The hotel management realises that the hotel has potential to be up there with the likes of the Old Emantina Hotel in Athens and the Sheraton Deira in Dubai.

Location: *** Only 2 miles from the airport terminal and even nearer to the threshold of the landing runway. A airport transfer service is available to the terminal area (£2.50 for the taxi)
Spotting: *** This hotel hopes to become one of the worlds favourite spotter airports. After consulting with the owners of this website they have agreed to open up the roof area of the hotel for exclusive access to plane spotters allowing you to spot and photograph movements in peace !  From the rooftop the approach to the more distant 19L left can be seen, inbounds could be read off with a telescope, or an SBS unit would be useful. Spotters are also supplied with a list of the days due arrivals to help you plan your day.
Photos: *** A 200/400 zoom will catch most inbounds
Value: *** What can you say ! A double room from £15 a night
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Plane Spotting Hotels are also pleased to have entered a partnership with an ATOL approved travel agency which specialises in packages for plane spotters (your travel consultant is a fellow aviation enthusiast who understands your needs). An independent travel agency can often find you better deals for your hotels as they can access travel agents exclusive deals, especially when packaged in with flights or car hire as many suppliers offer further discounts.

Quote The Plane Spotting Hotels website when contacting the NOT JUST TRAVEL WEBSITE and you will be dealt with by the Plane Spotting Travel Expert who can assist you with all aspects of planning your trip.

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Above : Great approach hots from the roof of the Phoenix Hotel. Check out more excellent videos from Josue Fernandez excellent YouTube channel here


The Krissanee Residence
Location: *** Situated on very short final to Runway 19L
Spotting: *** 19 Left arrivals come directly over the hotel on short final. Aircraft on 19R arriving can be read off with a good telescope, although SBS would probably be required to tie all movements off on the far runway. The Hotel offers roof access to spotters and supplies seating, but no power points. Room 406 has reports of views of all 19L/R arrivals. The hotel is very basic but adequate for the job.
Photos: *** A 300 zoom for arrivals on 03L, wideangle for heavies on 03r
Value: *** What can you say ! A double room from £20 a night
Book: For more information and reservations please click here

Plane Spotting Hotels are also pleased to have entered a partnership with an ATOL approved travel agency which specialises in packages for plane spotters (your travel consultant is a fellow aviation enthusiast who understands your needs). An independent travel agency can often find you better deals for your hotels as they can access travel agents exclusive deals, especially when packaged in with flights or car hire as many suppliers offer further discounts.

Quote The Plane Spotting Hotels website when contacting the NOT JUST TRAVEL WEBSITE and you will be dealt with by the Plane Spotting Travel Expert who can assist you with all aspects of planning your trip.

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Miracle Hotel Suvarnabhumi Airport
This is a newly reported hotel with a rooftop pool overlooking the airport. Reviews of the hotel are mixed, with various reports of a “stale” old smell throughout the hotel. The hotel has an airport shuttle. The main attraction of this hotel would be the rooftop pool enabling outdoor views of the airport with potential distant photo opportunities.
Location: ** Located in a similar area to The Grand Inn Come Hotel featured above
Spotting: *** Confirmed views over the airfield from the rooftop pool area. Rooms on the 5th floor are also reported to have runway views. The views are similar to The Grand Inn Come hotel but at a different angle meaning that the the Grand Inn Come would be the better option , although most of the traffic should be seen from here.

The rooftop pool area has good, if slightly distant views however there is no cover. There are tables and chairs up there however you need to stand up to see over the wall across to the airport.

Photos: ** None reported from spotters, however the photos below and position of the hotel indicates that with a long lens some good shots should be possible.
Value: *** Rates from £24 a night for the room. A basic hotel, but with good spotting potential.
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Plane Spotting Hotels are also pleased to have entered a partnership with an ATOL approved travel agency which specialises in packages for plane spotters (your travel consultant is a fellow aviation enthusiast who understands your needs). An independent travel agency can often find you better deals for your hotels as they can access travel agents exclusive deals, especially when packaged in with flights or car hire as many suppliers offer further discounts.

Quote The Plane Spotting Hotels website when contacting the NOT JUST TRAVEL WEBSITE and you will be dealt with by the Plane Spotting Travel Expert who can assist you with all aspects of planning your trip.

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With a good zoom lens closer shots should be possible. This shot is taken from the rooftop pool area. Credit  Tripadvisor Another angle shows the terminal in the background. Click photo to expand. Credit  Tripadvisor

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