The Cottage Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel was next on my list of hotels to visit to see if it is suitable for a Bangkok Airport layover.
As usual I made my booking via the Agoda website and during the booking process made sure to fill out the “special instructions” section.
This is where you can add your request for the Bangkok Airport transfer and add free text if needed.
I added my flight number and arrival time into the relevant box and ticked the non-smoking and big bed options.
I also selected a room leading onto the swimming pool and the two way airport transfer.
It wasn’t the cheapest option, but I wanted to see what it was like.
Whilst there are many visitors to Bangkok that want to travel as cheaply as possible, there are also those that don’t mind spending a little more, so I would like to give a fairly balance approach to the places that I try out.
After completing the booking process I printed out the Agoda Hotel booking confirmation form and filed it in my travel folder.
The arrival at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport went smoothly; in fact the plane was 30 minutes early.
It was a Friday afternoon and the immigration queues were a little longer than usual with about 6-8 people waiting.
After passing immigration and collecting my bag from the baggage carousel, I proceeded out through Customs into the arrival hall.
On the right hand side there are the hotel greeters from the 5-star Bangkok hotels and then the second line hotels.
At my first pass of walking past all the signs I couldn’t see the sign for the Cottage Suvarnabhumi Hotel, so I asked and was directed over to the other side of the barrier.
My escort was located near to Gate 4 and had a sign with my name on it that I hadn’t seen. He immediately called the van on his phone and asked me to wait.
In the same place was the lady from the Regent Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel who had met me previously.
As I stood there and looked around I recognised a few more of the people from previous visits.
Not surprising really as that is their job and they come to Suvarnabhumi Airport every day and wait to meet arriving passengers.
I started my stopwatch and waited.
After 12 minutes the silver van arrived, smartly labelled up with the Cottage Suvarnabhumi Airport on the side.
My bag was loaded and we set off on the short drive as I was the only passenger.
In no time at all, we passed the Soi with the Regent Suvarnabhumi Hotel and the Ivory Suvarnabhumi Hotels that I had stayed at previously, and then we passed the Paseo Shopping Mall before turning left into Soi 20.
About 50 metres into the Soi we stopped outside the Cottage Suvarnabhumi Airport hotel entrance.
The total travel time was 8 minutes from Bangkok Airport to the hotel.
There were a couple of guys on reception who gave me a big welcome and both spoke good English.
Someone brought me a welcome drink and I filled out the guest registration form and checked-in and was taken to my room.
The room faced onto the pool area and by opening the sliding door I could go onto the pool decking.
Out on the pool decking were various bean bags set out to relax on and it all looked very inviting.
The room itself, was clean and tidy with parquet flooring.
I noticed that the bed was two singles pushed together rather than a double bed, there were two free bottles of water, a fridge without mini bar, and no safe.
Wireless internet was available, but you had to purchase a ticket from reception to get the password.
The toilet and shower were clean but quite compact with very little room to put a wash bag.
Towels, soap and shampoo were provided as expected.
The curtains were thick enough to keep out the daylight, but there were no net curtains, so people swimming in the pool can see straight into your room during the daytime.
Because the room was facing inwards onto the swimming pool there could be noise during the day from children swimming, so that is factor to consider.
There were no people swimming during my visit and the room was actually very quiet and because the hotel was located off the main road, I doubt that any of the rooms would suffer from road noise.
The Cottage Suvarnabhumi Hotel is located on Soi 20 about 10 minutes from Bangkok Airport and about 100 metres away is the Paseo Shopping Mall where they have a range of fast food outlets, a night market and Thai massage.
It is an easy walk to the small shopping mall and night market.
I did notice this hotel was actually constructed as a hotel, rather than an apartment building converted to a hotel, so it has a lobby, games room with pool table, a cafe, and also the rooms come fitted with sprinklers.
There is very limited car parking space, but as they are targeting the overseas visitor this is probably not a concern to most people.
The swimming pool area is nicely set out and the foyer and interior areas are tastefully decorated.
The room next to mine was an interconnecting pair, so if you are a family of four then you can all stay together.
The Cottage Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel is a nice budget hotel located close to the airport.
With the added benefit of the swimming pool and the free return transfer to the airport it is very popular with travellers.
The reception staff were very pleasant and spoke good English and the hotel is within walking distance of the Paseo Shopping Mall, so there is something to do in the evening.
The rooms are attractively priced and I think the swimming pool and availability of interconnecting rooms would make this hotel appeal to families travelling to or from Krabi or Phuket with a Bangkok Airport layover, or those looking for a little more than somewhere to have a quick sleep and shower between flights.
There was no road or aeroplane noise and the curtains kept out the light, so sleeping was uninterrupted.
You can see more pictures and book the Cottage Suvarnabhumi Hotel with Agoda Bangkok.
Round trip or one way transfers are available and wi-fi is now included.
Expect to pay USD 28 - 40.