Hello my loves, can’t believe it’s already end of January 2018! Early Jan was a whirlwind of unforgettable travels in Thailand. Finally home for a good few weeks, I have now to document my adventures before entering the second month of the year! I was in Thailand over the new year eve and stayed in 3 different hotels and today I would really love to share the one that I have stayed for most of the days when I was there – Modena By Fraser Bangkok. This will be a long post as I have too much goods to share and I hope you will take away something at the end and enjoy yourself if you happen to visit the hotel!Modena By Fraser Bangkok was opened in 2016 and the building and facilities are fairly new. The hotel is enviably set in the heart of the business district of Rama 4 Ratchadaphisek, opposite the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center. It is also close to famous Khlonh Toei market and not forgetting to mention that MRT station is just right at its doorstep (Exit 1) and Terminal 21 is just a stop away! The hotel has also introduced tuk tuk service where your trip are made more convenient!
Steeping into the building makes me feel home and refresh despite the busy schedule I had earlier.
This clearly shown that Modena By Fraser Bangkok has achieved their objective by allowing their guests to transit as smoothly as possible into their “new home”. The lift lobby acts as a conversation starter where the bright yellow and white container walls along each floor resembles the shipping scene of the nearby Klong Toei Port. On top that, I really wanted to highlight how careful the hotel is, to distribute a sleeping pack that helps guests to feel relaxed and recharged for the day ahead.
Upon checking in, I took a tour around the compound. property. A key uniqueness of Modena by Fraser Bangkok lies in its art and design pieces, which not only draws inspiration from the surroundings, but also complement the local environment. For example, the enlisted award-winning designer Ploenchan ‘Mook’ brought all she had learned within her 20 years of experience in interior design to create Modena by Fraser Bangkok’s masterpiece, ‘Took-a- Tuk-Tuk’ – a huge textile piece that takes pride of place in the lobby. The monochromic treatment and staggered panels lend a kinetic flow to the depiction of Thailand’s iconic mode of transport.Besides, most of the other “Thai touches” at Modena by Fraser Bangkok come courtesy of a selection of simple and clean pop art graphics that adorn guestroom walls. Clearly inspired by local scenes, images include stylish and brightly-colored paintings of motorcycle taxis, and market vendors carrying traditional woven baskets.
Modena By Fraser Bangkok also leverages on energy-efficient technologies as part of its commitment to environmental sustainability. Many of the home grown vege and fruits can be found here.
In addition, groceries used are also locally-sourced to minimise carbon footprint while supporting local farmers. I’m really impress by how a hotel values its CSR at the same time enables the guests to enjoy truly authentic cuisine in the region.
Speaking about their food. YUMZZZZ!! Their menu is really memorable and playful. From light, refreshing appetisers, to colourfully-presented and satisfying main-courses prepared by their talented chef and I just couldnt ask for more!
I am so excited to see what they serve for breakfast EVERY morning and to be honest, Modena By Fraser Bangkok never failed my tummy!
Besides, they have also introduced something special for lunch and make sure you try them out if you have time cuz i did and its really good at a very reasonable price!
If you need a clearer view on the menu, here you go!
Their soft shell crab is my favourite!!
Apart from this, there are also ala cart menu available and you can always call for room service. There are some menu that you can take a look.
Moving forward to their room.There are a total of 238 rooms available in the fully furnished property offers a range of Superior room and Studios at a very reasonable price.
Superior room: 22-28sqm
The room comes in 2 choices. (1 double bed/ 2 single beds)
A very decent superior room indeed. Besides, if you are booking for 2 rooms and wish to connect the rooms, here you are!!
Studio Premier (with balcony): 42-49sqm
I really love the idea of how you can enjoy your bath tub time while watching the tv in the living room! haha
The room comes with a mini kitchen where travellers are able to make their own cooked food in the room.
Studio Executive: 42-49sqm
So I have choosen to stay in this room type. It is pretty much similar to Studio Premier.
I really enjoyed my time in the room because I love how the big mirror provided beside the entrance ( if you realise in the photo) and I think is was just awesome for me to take a look at myself everytime I walk out of the room! haha. self conscious abit. Personal image okayyyy LOL
The view from the bathroom is really a boom! I loveeeee it so much and to be honest, I always take my own sweet time in the bath tub. For guests who are abit shy, you can always wind down the curtain and cover it. As for me, great views > shy.
However, to be on the safe side, I did put on my bathrobe until I get in the water. LOL
By the way, did you guys realise that each room comes with some simple pop art graphics? Its all inspired by the local environment and I love how they are catering to socially-concious guests who want to connect with the city’s environment and and culture at every possible touchpoint. Apart from the room, Modena By Fraser Bangkok also provide facilities and services such as :
LaundretteSelf service launderette makes everything so convenient. Follow the steps as directed and you are good to go!Because even the fabrics are provided. yayyy
Coffee & Cider Bar
The bar is so relax in connected communal zoned that are perfectly great for catching up or chillaxing with friends.
Opening hours : 11.00 am – 01.00 am
(Last order at 00.30 am)
Fully equipped 24/7 gym
To me, the hotel promotes happy balance of creatures comforts in a relaxed fuss-free environment by providing this lovely space for their guests to workout during their free time.
The equipments are fairly new and in very good condition.
Me trying hard to workout but my intake of food is always > workout. LOLL
Steam and Sauna
There are also lockers available to keep your personal belongings.
Sparks @ M
There is also a meeting room for rent with any preferred set-up. Feel free to send them a request if you wish know more about the meeting room!
MOST IMPORTANTLY, there is complimentary high-speed Wi-fi Access and that really life much more easier because i bet everyone knows how important the role of Wi-fi plays in our life right.LOL
In a nutshell, for me, I really enjoyed connecting with nature during the stay through the provincially-sourced amenities, prominent displays of local artwork in the premises, a herb garden and fresh local produce at the all-day dining restaurant.
If you are paying a visit to Thailand, I would really recommend to consider Modena! For further info, feel free to check them out at :
website : http://bangkok.modenabyfraser.com
See you in next post and thanks for reading!