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“An oasis of pleasure”
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Babylon Bangkok
Ranked #92 of 742 Bangkok B&B and Inns
Reviewed 31 October 2011

Beautiful decor and excellent facilities, including the gay sauna, gym, swimming pool, bar, and restaurant. Close to the centre, a five minute taxi or motorbike ride will take you to Soi 2 and 4, where the gay bars and clubs are located.

Stayed: September 2011, travelled solo
3  Thank TeeGeeLondon
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Reviewed 9 September 2011

Very BASIC room. Two single beds, a desk, 2 safes (one didn't work and the other had a keypad that didn't seem to like me, so I never used it). No fridge or water supplied like other hotels. The Aircon worked well.
Communal shower for the floor , which is opposite the laundry, (bit disturbing to come out of the shower and have a female cleaning up the area!)
The only lift of the hotel lift travels to the 6th floor, and you then have to carry your bags to the other floors, via steps.
For the price, better to find a place nearby that would be about half the price, even if you do get a free pass to the Spa.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled solo
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14  Thank kevg_za
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Reviewed 15 August 2011

The word "iconic" is overused these days, but surely it can safely apply to the world-famous Babylon sauna/B&B in Bangkok. Now in its 25th year, Babylon is undoubtedly the best-known gay venue in Asia and perhaps among the most famous in the world. But what is less known is that Babylon is as well-suited to relaxing getaways as erotic adventures. Its lush garden setting gives Babylon an oasis quality even as bustling Bangkok hums and roars around it. It's barracks and suites are uniquely appointed in the unmistakable Babylon-aesthetic style, as well as being comfortable and surprisingly quiet. Breakfast time rarely fails to produce interesting and unexpected connections with travelers from around the world, and the food and service are of a great standard. Overall, the staff are friendly and competent (most of them are not gay, but it is the kind of place where sexual orientation barely warrants mentioning). The sauna itself is huge and clean (by international standards), and includes multiple steam rooms, a spa pool, an outdoor bar, as well as abundance of private rooms and showers. There is also a pool, gym and a second bar/service area in the section of the venue that comes to life in daylight hours.

The restaurant on the first floor is something of a hidden gem, serving an eclectic fusion cuisine ideally suited to the international crowd that congregates at Babylon. The food is well-priced and surprising in both quality and variety.

The review that mentions a lack of security and an alleged incident involving a money-boy is utterly incompatible with my experiences there over several visits. It has all the hallmarks of fiction. Babylon is unfailingly safe and moneyboy-free. You will be well looked after.

Don't be put off by the seedy quality of its counterparts abroad. Babylon is a unique and uniquely welcoming place.

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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled solo
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3  Thank PhilQuin
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Reviewed 13 August 2011

My only complaint is that on my first visit,I go lost in the sauna etc areas. I had to ask where the particular areas were. I never new they had a swimming pool on my first visit. More signs should be displayed after you leave the changing rooms pointing you to the different places. After finding areas I had a good time. Did not stay in the hotel. My hotel was in walking distance and only 400bts a night with all facilities. Ray from New Zealand.

Stayed: July 2011, travelled solo
1  Thank Rayko
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Reviewed 28 July 2011

What an excellent service and level of facilities provided in the garden suites of this very popular asian Gay Sauna and B&B. The barrack rooms with shared toilets have a good level as well, but the garden suites are just over all the expactations at that price level!
10 000 Bahts total per week for two people in the garden suite including two breakfasts and two free sauna tickets daily.
This was our third visit in the same facility and the service is always in the very high level. Helpful and smiling staff, clean and high level facilities (no pests, no smells) and safe environment with the most beautiful gardens I´ve ever visited. (no wonder, because there are 40 gardeners working among the total 120 Babylon staff).
Babylon food is also worth a kind word, but in generally the food around Bangkok is good and moderately priced (sometimes almost free!)
When visiting the Babylon B&B, please ask Mr Sak a short tour in the facility and in the garden.
And do take into account that the hotel price is not including any sexual act with the staff. Please do respect those Thai people. Not all the people in Thailand are living for a prostitution, even if they give you their best smiles!!!

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Babylon Bangkok

Address: 34 Soi Nandha, South Sathon RoadSoi 1, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Bangkok > Sathorn
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #92 of 742 B&Bs / Inns in Bangkok
Hotel Class:3 star — Babylon Bangkok 3*
Number of rooms: 64
Also Known As:
Babylon Bangkok Hotel Bangkok

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