For first time travelers, we provide some useful Bangkok practical information to know;
LOCAL SIM CARDS
Local pre-paid sim cards can be purchased in the arrivals hall of both Suvarnabhumi International Airport and Don Mueang International Airport. It is also available at any 7-Eleven, convenience store though out Bangkok at a small price. You can also get one at the convenience stores near Novotel Bangkok Silom Road.
LOCAL CURRENCY & CURRENCY EXCHANGE
The local currency is Thai Baht. You can check daily exchange rates from the Bank Of Thailand website. Currency exchange booths are widely available throughout Bangkok City, at all major airports, banks, tourist attractions and shopping malls. You will be required to show your passport every time you exchange money in Thailand. There are currency exchange booths within walking distance of Novotel Bangkok Silom Road.
AUTOMATIC TELLER MACHINES
Automatic Teller Machines are available everywhere in Bangkok. Foreign ATM Cards can be used at many of the local ATM allowing ready access to cash. Check with your bank to see what affiliate banks are located in Bangkok. The nearest ATM to Novotel Bangkok Silom Road is in front of Krung Sri Ayudhaya Bank, our next door neighbour.
Convenience stores like 7-Eleven and Family Mart can be found on every street corner of Bangkok. 7-Eleven stores are the most popular convenience stores open 24-hours daily. You can get local SIM card, snacks, drinks and amenities from these convenience stores. There is one 7-Eleven near our hotel, only a hundred meters away.
220 volts AC, 50 Hz. Both flat and round two-pin plugs are used. Universal electricity adapters are available in convenience stores. However, most of the international hotels including Novotel Bangkok Silom Road provide a universal adapter upon request, free of charge.
EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS
Guests staying at Novotel Bangkok Silom Road can request for any emergency assistance by contacting our Guest Service Center at extension ’0′. In case you’re out of the hotel, please note Thailand’s emergencies: ’191′ and Tourist Police ’1155′.