One afternoon after a 12 hour flight from Europe, I ended up at Bangkok Airport with a 6 hour a transit stop and desperate for somewhere to have a shower and sleep. Fortunately I discovered Louis’ Tavern, a 24 hour hotel inside the airport which offers rooms for long haul travellors.
Getting to grips with Bangkok Airport
Bangkok Airport isn’t for the faint-hearted. I finally manage to deduce, after endless traipsing up and down the artic floor space and getting lost on the multiple floors of duty-free shopping, bars, restaurants and massage outlets, that the Emirates Lounge is on concourse D.
Unfortunately I’m now held up on concourse C as a potential security threat and this impasse is cutting into precious sleep time. The thought of bunking down on the floor for the next six hours isn’t tempting. I ditch the offending water bottle.
Louis’ Tavern: A hotel inside Bangkok Airport
On concourse D I get directed to Louis’ Tavern on concourse G by a helpful Emirates receptionist (the Emirates Lounge only has bar and lounge facilities and is for business or first class passengers, though I can pay a reasonable fee for two hours’ use of the facilities).
The incongruously named Louis’ Tavern isn’t a ramshackle watering hole as the name suggests but a 24 hour hotel inside the airport offering rooms for long haul travellers. Bangkok Airport is one of the busiest airports in Asia, so a set up like Louis’ Tavern is a very smart move on the part of it’s owners, Mastermind Consultants Ltd.