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Suvarnabhumi Ville Bangkok Spotting Hotel Review

by Matt Falcus
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Ian Moss recently visited the Suvarnabhumi Ville Hotel near Bangkok’s main airport and sent in this report. He describes the hotel as a “spotter’s dream”, so we’re keen to bring you the information below.

The hotel is 8 minutes drive from the airport. The journey costs around 140 baht for a taxi, or there is a shuttle bus which costs 120 baht.

The hotel has two parallel blocks with a swimming pool in the middle, and the blocks are 4 floors high.

Naturally the top floor is best for views, with room 4342 reported as the best room for spotting.

All of the rooms have balconies, which makes spotting even more pleasant, and easier for photographs. This picture shows how close aircraft are without the use of a telephoto lens.

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Another great feature of the hotel is the open deck on top, where you can relax and also watch the action. Ian reports that if it is raining, simply go to the floor below where there is shelter, and enjoy the views from the open ends of the building.

Nearby there are two 7/11 stores which are great for stocking up on food and drink supplies.


Suvarnabhumi Ville Hotel

9/9 Moo 7 Soi Kingkaew 64, Kingkaew road, Rachathewa, BangPhli Samut Prakan, BANGKOK THAILAND 10540

Website: www.suvarnabhumiville.com


Thanks to Ian for the report.



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Stefan June 29, 2018 - 1:26 am

Thank you for the report. I am going to stay there for my next BKK visit.
Which is the best time to take picture from this hotel?

Matt Falcus June 29, 2018 - 7:16 am

The hotel faces east, so afternoons are better for photos.

Rafal June 30, 2018 - 10:42 am

Be careful with this hotel. The management don’t understand the spotting concept. I’ve stayed there twice on one trip and both times I had to fight with the staff to let me go on the deck during the day. They wanted 5000 Bahts deposit for damages (idiots). And both times I had an escort!!! Employees would seat there with me while I was taking pictures. They make you sign the form that all pictures that you take are hotels property. Most employees are rude. I wouldn’t recommend this dump. Stay at nicer hotel and walk to the canal to take pictures.

John Millar November 30, 2018 - 11:24 pm

Any updates on the hotel?

ian moss January 17, 2019 - 8:26 pm

I think this mr rafals message comment is talking through his back side . numerous times I have been here. and I know guys that have been also . never had the trouble he is saying he has for what damages can be caused I dont know unless he is throwing chairs or tables off the roof terrace. the staff there are so good and helpful, but you cant help everybody in this hobby ‘

Suresh RV April 11, 2019 - 12:53 am

Suvarnabhumi Ville Hotel is excellent spotting place…In room no 2424 you can spott from the bed ….

Eric Y June 5, 2019 - 6:03 am

Can I go if I don’t stay in this hotel? What if I’m willing to pay a bit to go up there? Thx guys

Dorapilot August 6, 2019 - 8:05 am

The most important info is missing in this report: which focal lenghts are needed to spot from there?

Rafal January 13, 2020 - 10:22 pm

Mr. Ian Moss. I’m not talking from my back side. Just click on the link on this site for the hotel’s web site and you will see that the first thing that opens is NO PHOTOS WITH MIRRORLESS AND TELEPHOTO LENSES OF THE AIRPORT. It’s a poor translation from Thai which is “Do not take photos of the airplanes or the airport”. I’ve been actively spotting for few decades and I take this hobby seriously. I’ve never been asked to do those things like I did during my TWO stays at this property. Since then I only stay at Phoenix hotel and then I take taxi afternoon and spot from the canal side. This hotel has huge potential but employees working there are the nastiest I’ve encouraged in Thailand. If you want to spot from your room and don’t take pictures of the airplanes then you can stay here, but if you are after pictures then expect to be harassed.

Frank Taylor January 16, 2020 - 7:40 am

Will be staying here twice in April,have talked my family into it so hope there is no hassle with taking photos as I will be spending long periods doing so,my wife refuses to stay at the Phoenix again,need some help please

Frank Taylor January 16, 2020 - 6:05 pm

To answer my own question,after sending an email the reply was no large lens only mobile phone allowed,so will leave the family here and the Phoenix it is for me.Always pays to ask,

Ingo Mahn April 16, 2021 - 10:44 pm

I’ve been there 2016, 2018 and 2019 and we have never problems to go on the Roof to spotting planes. Everybody in this hotel is very friendly and aroind the clock yoi can go on the Roof to spotting planes.
I think a 200 mm lens are enough but i rhink it is better when you have a 300 mm lens.

Greets Ingo


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