Hotel review: Maduzi Hotel Bangkok

Compared to other regional capital cities, hotels in Bangkok have one of the lowest average daily rates. With the wide variety of accommodation choices, it’s a buyers’ market where visitors can have their pick of room for the night at the right location, with preferred facilities, and at an acceptable price point.

Maduzi Hotel is one of my favorite hotels in the Bangkok when I’m in the city for business. Location-wise, the hotel is situated near the Sukhumvit Asoke intersection, putting both the BTS Skytrain Asoke and MRT Subway Sukhumvit stations – as well as Terminal 21 shopping center – an easy five minute stroll away.

However, with no swimming pool nor on-site spa, a small fitness room, and a sole restaurant/bar that is not open 24 hours (nor Sundays for that matter), Maduzi is perhaps not the most suitable for families with children or leisure travelers.

For anyone that can work around the above restriction, the hotel offers many plus points. Other than location, the boutique hotel comprises just 40 rooms housed in seven floors; allowing for a cozy ambiance where staff recognize guests and vice versa. Measuring 49 to 53 sqm (527 to 570 sq ft), even the smallest studios are spacious and well laid out to spend a week easily without feeling claustrophobic.

Other perks include flexible check-in/out times no additional charge from an early 6 a.m. arrival to as late as a 6 p.m. departure, and the breakfast that comes with the rates can be taken in the privacy of your room.

The non-assuming 7-story building sits  on the corner of New Ratchadapisek Road and Sukhumvit Soi 16.

The non-assuming 7-story building sits on the corner of New Ratchadapisek Road and Sukhumvit Soi 16.

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Cozy circular bar near the entrance, open from 4 p.m. to midnight.

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The restaurant, located the ground floor. Note that the restaurant (plus corresponding room service delivery) is closed on Sundays.

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The oversized 240cm (94”)-wide bed in the majority of rooms is probably the largest I’ve slept in.

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Walk-in wardrobe with plenty of storage space.

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Two each of snacks, juice, and soda, plus plenty of drinking water, replenished daily in the mini-bar on a complimentary basis.

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In-room coffee machine with Bon Cafe coffee (three pods generously replenished daily) plus tea making facilities.

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Dedicated work station in every room with complimentary wired and wireless internet property-wide. Some rooms are also equipped with a printer/scanner.

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Marble bathrooms with deep soaking bathtubs and branded toiletries are pretty sweet.

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Small fitness room on the “I” (second) floor.

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Not sure how to operate any of the in-room machinery? Refer to the comic book-esque manual.

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Where else can you get get your complimentary breakfast (6 to 11 a.m.) delivered to the room if you would rather stay in your robes instead of heading down to the restaurant?

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Chef’s set lunch (11:30 am. to 2:30 pm Mondays to Saturdays). The three-course meal costs less than THB400 (US$12) and includes a choice of salad/soup, fish/meat, plus seasonal fruits.

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The hotel restaurant is closed on Sundays. Coffee Alley, located adjacent to Maduzi down Sukhumvit Soi 16, is a good choice for coffee and snacks in its lovely little garden.

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A 24-hr Foodland Supermarket further down on Sukhumvit Soi 16 is less than a two-minute walk and features a casual eatery open around the clock. The restaurant’s name is “took lae dee”, meaning “cheap and good”, which about sums up the Thai/Western dishes on offer.

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