Monday, June 29, 2009

an evening at Bangkok Black Canyon Coffee

I am a coffee lover so visiting Black Canyon Coffee at Bangkok is a must!! After check in, I went to one of Black Canyon Coffee branch inside Indra Mall. I'm going together with Riverbird (just finished from work). He is die hard fan of coffee too.

Black Canyon Coffee is a very successful, homegrown chain of coffee houses that was established in 1993 and become one of Thailand's most popular restaurant chains, and serves more than just coffee. Black Canyon Coffee has many branches throughout Bangkok and all over south-east Asia including Malaysia too. Black Canyon also has an extensive food menu from sandwiches and salads to steaks, soups and stir fries and also an extensive section of the menu devoted to Thai dishes.

List of the "Black Canyon specialty" items on the menu

Variety of design on the tender foam

My "Love" design cappuccino :)

served together with tea and biscuits

smell good!!

stir it up

dirty cat :P

riverbird order "Black Canyon Iced Coffee"

Black Canyon Iced Coffee make from milk mixed with the old "Black Devil" and poured into glasses over crushed ice. What special about this iced coffee is a two-straw drink, something to be shared with your sweet heart or with your favorite group of yuppies. But weird... Riverbird seem finished it all alone without share it with me....

act cool with his company shirt -__-''

Tom Yum Prawn Soup with Rice Noodles taste delicious

Northern Thai Sausages with Lemon Grass A very popular snack from Chiang Mai in northern Thailand.

"A drink from paradise....available on Earth"

300baht for the bills. What a great evening at Bangkok! :)

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Boiyoke Boutique Hotel, Pratunam Bangkok

Okay, gonna blogged about where I'm staying during my Bangkok trip.

Before check out from Nawarat Hotel


As what I mention before, I'm moving out from Nawarat Hotel to Boiyoke Boutique Hotel that centrally located right in the heart of Pratunam shopping area and surrounded by daily night markets that sell from souvenirs, clothes, foods, watches and etc. Very convenient location for the shoppers and easy walking distance to BTS Sky Train (around 10 mins) at Phayathai Station to major shopping centres, Siam Square, Siam Paragon, MBK Center and Pantip Plaza. I'm going to stay here for 3days 1 night. Yippee....

I booked the room 2 days before I'm leaving to Bangkok through PYO Travel. Highly recommended to book through here because the price are much more cheaper and the service is fast and good. I got my superior room with breakfast for RM131 per night. Total for 2 nights, RM262.00, which is within my budget. :)

Welcome to Boiyoke Boutique Hotel!!!

view from the main entrance

view from outside the building

main entrance

daily night markets
lots massage shops around

Indra Mall retail & wholesale garments

I reached there 1 hour earlier before check in time, 1400hrs. And they allowed me to check in immediately without waiting. :)

1300hrs Bangkok time

24 hours reception
staff is always willing to help

modern decoration and pleasurable ambiance

After checked in, they give me some coupons to enjoy certain discounts in the Baiyoke sky hotel. And they even upgraded me to Deluxe room without having to pay for extra. Yahoo...

from superior room to deluxe room

:( too bad I didn't bring my swimming suit

Swimming pool at Boiyoke Sky Hotel
Located on 20th floor

It is an advantage that the hotel is under the Baiyoke group and free of charge to utilise the facilities in Baiyoke Sky hotel and enjoy 50% on the buffet lunch/dinner at 76floor with great view.


Guest discount for meal set

BB Coffee Shop
open daily 11.30 am - 0200am

Lunch time

I like this table corner

Phad Thai + Guava Juice = 99 baht

I like Thai chili
lagi pedas lagi syok

and I like this poster too..

Pool table 20baht per game

Reading area at Internet cafe

with some local and Japanese magazine
got newspapers also

I like this wall paper :)

Internet cafe

have to pay for the internet usage

Lobby to the lift

Let's go to the room :)

Deluxe room
nice and neat retro decor

super comfy bed
snap my pic using self timer -___-''

88 channels of cable vision... awesome!!
Tea/Coffee making facilities

sofa for relaxing

basic toiletries:
Toothbrush and paste, cotton buds and shower cap

The bathroom is clean but the bathtub was leaking :(

digital safety box provided

Refrigerator with complimentary
2 bottle of mineral water everyday

got WIFI but so sad with the charges..
unreasonable price :(

the most important they provide hairdryer...
Thanks GOD!! no more
siau lan

relaxing on the bed

door lift that attract my attention :P

Buffet breakfast served every morning is wonderful but could use slightly more variety or you will end up choosing same food after second day of stay.... I'm not fussy about the food, so there is not a problem with me. :)

open daily from 06:00am till 10:00am
make sure don't go around 8am, damn crowded

coffee and tea & juices

varieties of foods

found lots of Japanese dishes also

Hello, I'm Onigiri also known as omusubi

Filled with tuna, taste nice

fried eggs in many shapes

My lovely breakfast

delicious chawanmushi

strawberry yogurt

chicken porridge

Thai noodle

freshly cook for you

oishi but spicy


Miso soup, one of my favourite

I will bring you home...put in my bag ya
end up from triangle shape to oval shape :P

Map to Boiyoke Boutique in Thai

Boiyoke Boutique Hotel
Address: 120/359 Rajprarop Rd.
Thanon-Phayathai, Rajthevee,
Bangkok 10400

For taxi tel: 02 251 8255 -8

Remember to print out the map to the hotel location in Thai language so that you wont get lost... but no worry, although Boiyoke Boutique tucked right behind the more popular Baiyoke Sky, it was alright considering the cheap cost of stay. Seems like all taxi drivers know the location of the hotel. Location was fantastic and I would recommend this hotel for any budget traveler.

I'll definitely book a room with Baiyoke Boutique again when I come back to Thailand :)