Take A Nap

On November 23, 2013 by Novita Karana

To have a good sleep at cheap and clean room is one big thing for me. We chose Take a Nap that recommended by @Wisnude and @ThailandYuk.
Take A Nap is family hostel located at central Bangkok, the location is 5 minutes walk from BTS Sala Daeng and MRT Sam Yan. This hostel close to night club, Patpong street, and Surawong Street that always live at night.
From BTS Sala Daeng, don’t exit at the first gate. You should walk straight until you see Starbuck on the left and then take exit to walk on the road. See my map with dot line. At first time, we exit at first gate. Guess what? We must dragging the big suitcase across the night market (the light green square), where the road has lot of cables and we have to lift our suitcase when met the cables. :))

Which room should you choose?
They have around 30 rooms that have different designs and themes. I chose Line Thai Room, for this first visit. Line Thai is cheap enough, 800 bath (November 2013) for a night with all you can eat breakfast and their super speed wifi. The room locates at 3rd floor beside the lift. I read on tripadvisor, if you bring big luggage, you should choose room that can be reached by lift. The room on second floor use stairs.
Line Thai has very big bath room with big mirror, the bath room area is same with the bed room area. They provide towels, hanger, soap and shampoo (i really like the lavender shampoo, smells good). The bed is comfortable enough and they change towel everyday. :)
The air conditioner was cold, and also there’s a fan on room.
Television only has local channel with Thai language, but it’s ok because we don’t have time to watch television.
You can’t smoke inside the room (will be fined for 10000 bath), but you can freely smoke on outside the hostel, there’s two table and chair for smokers.
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The Environment
You will find KFC, Subway, Pizza Hut, Mc Donald, 7 Eleven on your way to this hotel, when you exit from BTS Sala Daeng.
They provide heater jar without mineral water at your room. If you want to buy cheaper mineral water (Singha or Chang), buy at 7 Eleven for 7 bath on your way back to hostel. If you don’t want heavy carrying stuffs, you can buy on Take a Nap, they sell mineral water on the fridge (15 bath) :p
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When you walking from MRT Sam Yan, you will meet 2 places that sell food, and some foodstall near the temple.
The one is chicken rice stall with man in green shirt as an icon, and 1 cafe Too Fast Too Sleep.
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Since the menu on the table is full written in Thai, i just tell the waiter that we want chicken rice. One portion chicken rice for 40 bath, and Crystal water for 10 bath, it’s pretty cheap. We got two glasses full of ice cube. We choose mineral water Crystal that they put on the table. Crystal’s packaging looks like teh botol in Indonesia, but it very easy to open, you just pull the white plastic near the cap.
And this is the Too Fast Too Sleep cafe that i shoot from outside, we don’t have time to drop by there, maybe next time.
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KFC. Google says that Thai KFC has chicken rice with green sauce (pic will upload soon). We ate KFC twice, because it cheaper than Indonesia. All menu will show in Thai Language. We just pointed at the picture that we want to but (we tried all menu that have green icon). One rice package comes in 59 bath (around Rp.22.000) with chicken, rice and coke. We tried all of them, one package come with cucumber :9 One chicken dish that you should try is the one that has devil beside it, 2 pieces for 31 bath (around Rp.11.500).(see the icon). You don’t need to buy mineral water. Ask the cashier that you want glass of ice, cashier will give you for free. You can refill the glass with mineral water at the table, for free.

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What’s for breakfast?
They provide all you can eat breakfast everyday. The breakfast menu are bread with some jams, cereal (koko cruch, corn flakes), sunny egg fried, sausages (i tasted 2 kinds of sausages), and the main course. Main menu is different everyday. We got fried rice, macaroni, vermicelli on our 5 days stay here. For the drink, there’re orange juice, milk, coffee, tea, and mineral water. The staff will refill the empty jar. One more thing, all breakfast are halal.
We ate breakfast at activity room with one pool table and television.

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How to make a booking?
I made my booking room by email, not from website. You don’t have to pay downpayment when you booked by email. I paid the room when i arrived at Take a Nap. Just email them at takeanaphotel@hotmail.com, mention your name, your passport number, cellphone, and the night you want to stay, and the type of the room. They will reply soon :)

If you plan to stay here, don’t forget to make a print of this page http://www.takeanaphotel.com/map.php
Taxi drivers hard to read latin font, you need to show them this map with Thai language. They will smila and say “i got it” :)

You can see their rooms here http://www.takeanaphotel.com/. Let’s take a nap :)
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13 Responses to “Take A Nap”

  • Reni

    Mba. aku prnh coba book via email koq mrk ttp minta DP 15% yah. kmrn tu mba wktu book mrk ttp mnta jaminan nomor kartu kredit gak? thx

    • Hi Reny. Aku waktu book via email tidak memakai jaminan kartu kredit. Kita email emailan dan admin berkata bahwa ketika datang langsung membayar cash, dan mereka tidak ada money deposit sama sekali.

      Apakah peraturannya sudah berubah, ya Ren? Dirimu mencoba memesan via emailnya kapan? Atau coba bilang bahwa aku (Novita) juga pernah memesan via email dan tidak perlu membayar DP.

      Semoga membantu ya Ren :)

  • Reni

    Oh gtu ya nov, gw wkt tu ngimel kira2 bln oktober klo ga salah. ntar gw coba imel lg deh. tu beneran take a nap rekomen n strategis yah? Soalnya bru prtma kali ke thailand nih, jd msh bloon mana2 :) masih lama sih prginya thn dpn. oyap klo mo nanya2 blh kan.

    • Reni, coba aja email lagi, apakah bisa tanpa DP seperti aku :)
      Take a Nap oke banget, strategis Ren. Kekurangannya cuma dindingnya tipis, tapi okelah. Kamar Line Thai oke Ren, besar.
      Akupun juga baru sekali hehe. Nanti kamu jangan langsung turun di Sala Daeng ya, ikutin jembatannya sampai liat starbuck di kiri baru turun. Kecuali kalau barang bawaanmu ndak banyak, bisa turun langsung sambil liat liat pasar malemnya :) Tapi harganya harus ditawar setengah sampai 70%nya.
      Boleh boleh Ren hehehe aku masih banyak postingan yang belum diposting :p

  • Reni

    Ok deh, makasih bgt yah infonya.. kmrn dibangkok brp lama n rutenya kmn aja? ditunggu lo postingannya, itu petanya bkn sndri yah? mayan ngebantu loh, jd ada gambaran gtu :)

    • Kemarin 6 hari 5 malem Ren. Hehe iya itu iseng iseng petanya aku buat sendiri. Iya nih lagi nyicil nyicil posting per tempat.
      Ohya tulisan cacingnya nanti diprint Ren. Pak supir tuktuk dan supir taksinya gak ngeh kalau dikasih liat peta bahasa latin :)
      Kamu backpackerankah? Kalau kamu bawa koper yg gede, exit dari Sala Daeng aku saranin pakai tuktuk (bayar 30 bath) / taxi (meternya start dari 35 bath) ke Take a Napnya.
      Ah senangnya, aku udah kangen Bangkok lagi pengen kesana lagi belanja :)

      Nah, itinerary aku itu dibuatin sama @Wisnude dan @ThailandYuk. Aku bilang mau ke A, B, C, D, E, nanti dia bantuin arrange rutenya yang enak dan gak muter muter :)

  • Reni

    iya, backpakeran tp klo baca postingan chatuchak kyana bakal bwa koper, klo ga beli koper disana :), tu foto yg sma resepsionis beneran koper yg kamu bawa segede itu?? OOh bs yah mnta tolong ma @ThailandYuks, wkt tu prnh mnta contoh itinerary sih sma @ThailandYuks, dikasih contoh iten ma lap. keuangan mrk. Oke2 brati bs mta tlng ma mrk bantuin bkn itinerary. Asik..asik. Mksh yah infonya cici :)

    • Wah kalau backpackeran cocok deh di Take A Nap hehehe. Iya di Catucak juga aku awalnya enggak prepare belanja banyak, pas sampai sana jadi kalap :))
      Iya Ren, aku berangkat 12kg, pulang 24kg. Kamu jangan lupa beli bagasi aja buat pulangnya kalua mau belanja banyak :))
      Iya, bisa Ren, kamu minta saja buat di arrange sama Inu. Aku sampai arrange beberapa kali hehehe.

  • Reni

    mba, aku mo imel take a nap nih, rencananya mo nginep di kamar 4 beds room kmu tau ga kmr itu diakses pke lift ato gak? :)

    • Wah kalau yang 4 bed rooms aku kurang tau Ren, coba saja ditanyakan di emailnya, apakah akses liftnya bisa mencapai kamar yang Reni pengen:)

  • Reni

    kmrn abs imel booking kamar di take a nap, tp koq mrk ttp mnta deposit yah, haduh pusing dah, pdhl dah pake nama si mbaknya :(

  • reniyulianti08

    Sory bru bales mba mey, aku dah booking akhirnya pake cc temen sih.. hehe.. lg mo bkn itenerary nih ntar mo tanya2 yah :)