NANA PLAZA

As Bangkok’s biggest red light district in terms of pay for play options, the areas surrounding Nana Entertainment Plaza (NEP) is hard to compete against.

NEP is where the heart of the districts activity is centered around, buzzing with many popular go go bars such as Rainbows 4 and Angel Witch.

Thai hookers are up and down parts of Sukhumvit Soi 4. Russian prostitutes are right across the road on Soi 3. African street walkers are on Sukhumvit 7/1, muscling out what was once a Thai hooker stronghold.

There are a lot of small beer bars and popular pubs all over the area and especially along Sukhumvit Soi 4 to pick up ladies, particularly right inside Nana Plaza’s courtyard beer garden.

Ladyboy freelancers are all over Nana district too. Though it’s a safer bet to bar fine one from a ladyboy go go bar inside NEP for safety reasons. There are ladyboys working around Sukhumvit road and on Soi 4 with the intent of robbing and cheating.

So there are many places to pick up prostitutes but bar fining a bar girl from NEP is the path that most tourists seem to follow. Because bar girls inside go go bars are wearing bikinis so guys can have a better idea on how the ladies look in the nude. And some bars do have girls dancing topless

Rainbow 4 for example has 2 dance stages and the stage on the left is the one where ladies dance topless. So when you go there ask for a seat by the left stage for a much better viewing pleasure.

All bar girls have a numbered badge pinned either on their bikini or g-string. So when you find a lady you like just tell the waitress the number and they’ll pull the lady off the stage to sit with you. When she does the rule is to buy her a lady drinks for her time.

Go Go Bar Girl Pricing:  To take a girl out of a bar you have to pay a 500 or 600 Baht bar fine first to the bar or club the girl works for in Nana Entertainment Plaza. The rate that you pay for play is totally separate and depends on Short Time or Long Time.

There are quite a few other factors that will affect the asking price from bar girls. For example the way you look, your age and your ethnicity are some examples of those factors. Below are general rates for pay for play.

Entrance of Nana Entertainment Plaza located on Nana Soi 4...
Entrance of Nana Entertainment Plaza located on Nana Soi 4…

Greeting you when you pass beneath the monstrous ‘Nana Entertainment Plaza’ entrance sign is a mass of glowing neon signs, yelling at you from all directions. Shouting even louder than the neon is the intriguing cast of upfront characters who will try and accost you. Despite appearances, it’s all light-hearted and unthreatening. On the ground floor are mostly open-air beer bars to choose from. The shows and the A Go Go Bars like Lollipop, Pretty Lady and Red Lips are located on the first floor. Staff here will step into your path and will try to drag you in for a look with a wicked laugh.

Ascend up the escalator to the first floor and it’s mostly go-go bars. These include Spankys, Carnival, Angel Witch, Fantasia and Rainbow 3. Rainbow 4 is one of the biggest, with a busy mix of westerner and Japanese spectators. G-Spot, Cassanova and Temptations are among the most popular for their dazzling ladyboy shows. Angel Witch, on the left, with its rock theme shows is also a big hit. A lot of thought and energy clearly goes into the costumes and performances here. For relative calm, head for Big Dogs bar on the left corner of the entrance. This is a humble watering-hole, with beers and a raised terrace view onto the street and alleyway.

Short Time (1 hour but negotiable) will cost you between 1500 Baht to 2500 Baht. In some instance if the girl knows she is attractive and quite popular she may stay firm on a 2500 Baht or more asking price. You’ll also have to pay for a short time room which costs 300 Baht to rent for the hour. There are 2 short time rooms for rent. 1 hour is the norm but you can ask for 2 hours instead. It doesn’t hurt.

Make sure you buy your own condoms. The one’s available at the short time hotels cost more and are industrial strength which means it won’t be comfortable. Two short time hotels are on the 3rd floor. Both charge the same rates. To save on having to rent a short time room you should stay in a hotel near Nana Plaza instead. It’s much more practical. And cleaner too.

Long Time (Overnight) obviously cost more because you’re taking them out of the bar the entire night. Otherwise they can earn more doing multiple short times with different customers. The asking rates range from 2500 Baht up to 5000 Baht for long time. Again there are factors that will affect the price quoted, such as how much money she’s made already for the night as well as how she’s feeling. After all bar girls want a break as well since most work 6 days straight every week.

Here’s a tip, you can wait until the 2am closing time and ask the bar girl to stay with you for long time to save on the 500 Baht bar fine. Usually you take the bar girl back to your hotel for long time stay. Technically a bar girl cannot make side deals inside of her work place. So keep your secret deal  just between the two of you.

You should make sure the hotel you’re staying in won’t have an issue with you inviting a Thai hooker to your room. Because there are hotels that will charge a joiner fee if you invite non registered hotel guests.

 

Guest Friendly Hotels in Sukhumvit . Sukhumvit is one of Bangkok’s most exciting and convenient areas. Many excellent restaurants and world famous nightlife areas like Nana and Soi Cowboy make Suhkumvit one of the best places to stay in Bangkok. Sukhumvit is also Bangkok’s hotel capital, with hundreds of hotels in all price ranges and a wide variety of hotels that offer free access for guests.

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We’ve listed all guest friendly hotels in Sukhumvit, categorized by the Nana area. The hotels listed below are around Nana (Soi 1 to 4).

Sukhumvit Soi 1

Legacy Express Bangkok  ***

The Legacy Express Bangkok is located on Sukhumvit Soi 1, close to Phloen Chit and Nana BTS station. Rooms have modern furniture and are very clean. Free Wi-Fi is provided in all rooms. Affordable rooms make this one of the best guest friendly hotels close to Nana Plaza and Sukhumvit Soi 11. Guests can join free of charge, but may need to leave their ID card at the reception.

Rating: 7.7 out of 10

Skyy Hotel  ***

Skyy Hotel is located on Sukhumvit Soi 1, close to Phloen Chit and Nana BTS station. Rooms are modern, comfortable and clean. Free Wi-Fi is provided in all rooms. Low prices make this one of the best budget guest friendly hotels on Sukhumvit Soi 1, although dining in the hotel is not very good. Guests can join free of charge, but may need to leave their ID card at the reception.

Rating: 7.3 out of 10

Sukhumvit Soi 2

iCheck Inn Sukhumvit  ***1/2

iCheck Inn Sukhumvit is located on Sukhumvit Soi 2, close to the nightlife at Nana. Rooms are spacious and offer great value for money. Free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms and in public areas. iCheck Inn Sukhumvit is modestly priced and can suit almost any budget. Guests can join free of charge, but may need to leave their ID card at the reception.

Rating: 7.1 out of 10

Aspen Suites Hotel Sukhumvit 2  ****

Aspen Suites Hotel Sukhumvit 2 is located on Sukhumvit Soi 2, a short walk away from Nana and Phloen Chit BTS station and close to the nightlife on Soi 4 and Soi 11. A small four star boutique hotel, Aspen Suites has nice rooms and great facilities, including a swimming pool and gym. Free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms. Perfect for people that want to be close to Nana and have a medium budget. Guests can join free of charge, but may need to leave their ID card at the reception.

Rating: 8.0 out of 10

Majestic Grande Hotel  **** (Recommended)

Majestic Grande Hotel is a large four star hotel on Sukhumvit Soi 2, a short walk from the BTS station at Nana and Phloen Chit and near the bars and nightclubs on Sukhumvit Soi 4. Rooms at the Majestic Grande Hotel are modern and luxurious, with free Wi-Fi. The hotel has a nice swimming pool and a fitness center for guests. Another great choice in close proximity to Nana that’s great for guests on a medium budget. Guests can join free of charge, but may need to leave their ID card at the reception.

Rating: 8.4 out of 10

Hotel Solo Sukhumvit 2  **** (Recommended)

Hotel Solo is a boutique four star hotel on Sukhumvit Soi 2. The hotel is close to Nana and Phloen Chit BTS stations and conveniently located in general. Built in 2009 and renovated in 2013, rooms at Hotel Solo Sukhumvit 2 are clean and have modern furniture and free Wi-Fi. The hotel has a rooftop pool with nice views of the neighborhood. Rooms are mid-priced, making Hotel Solo a good choice for people with medium budgets. One guest can join free of charge, but may need to leave their ID card at the reception. Extra guests (above two people per room) pay an extra 1,000 baht surcharge.

Rating: 8.2 out of 10

JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok  ***** (Recommended)

The JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok is a five star luxury hotel on Sukhumvit Soi 2. One of Bangkok’s best luxury hotels, it has a great location close to Nana Plaza, Sukhumvit Soi 11 and other popular nightlife areas. The hotel is also a short walk from BTS Nana. Luxurious facilities and nice rooms make the JW Marriott Hotel a good choice for people that want five star luxury. Guests can join free of charge and up to three guests can stay in each room, but may need to leave their ID card at the reception.

Rating: 8.9 out of 10

Sukhumvit Soi 4

White Orchid Inn Nana 1  **

The White Orchid Inn Nana 1 is a cheap two star hotel on Sukhumvit Soi 4. With a good location close to Nana Plaza and Nana BTS station, it’s a good choice for people that want to be close to nightlife. However, the rooms aren’t very clean and the furniture is very worn. Not a good choice unless you don’t plan to spend much time in your room. Guests can join free of charge, but may need to leave their ID card at the reception.

Rating: 6.1 out of 10

Boss Suites  ****

Boss Suites is a clean, comfortable four star hotel on Sukhumvit Soi 4. Rooms are large, sunny and come with free Wi-Fi Internet. The hotel is located on Soi 4 but is quite a long walk from Nana BTS Station, making it better to take a motorcycle or taxi. Guests can join free of charge, but may need to leave their ID card at the reception.

Rating: 7.5 out of 10

Ibis Bangkok Nana Hotel  ***

The Ibis Bangkok Nana is a comfortable three star hotel on Sukhumvit Soi 4. It’s one of the most convenient hotels in the area for visiting Nana Plaza and other nightlife along the soi. Rooms are clean, simple and comfortable, with free Wi-Fi and modern facilities. The hotel has a free shuttle to take guests to the BTS station. One of the best low-cost hotels on Soi 4. Guests can join free of charge, but may need to leave their ID card at the reception.

Rating: 7.8 out of 10

Woraburi Sukhumvit Hotel  ***

Woraburi Sukhumvit Hotel is a popular three star hotel on Sukhumvit Soi 4. The hotel is comfortable but not brand new, although rooms are in good condition and look and feel clean. The hotel has a rooftop pool with good views of the skyscrapers along Sukhumvit Road. A free shuttle is available to and from Nana BTS station. Guests can join free of charge, but may need to leave their ID card at the reception.

Rating: 7.2 out of 10

Majestic Suite Hotel  ***

Majestic Suite Hotel is a three star hotel located right on Sukhumvit Road, between Soi 4 and Soi 6. Since it’s just around the corner from Nana Plaza, it’s one of the most conveniently located hotels in the area for people that want to be within walking distance of nightlife. Rooms are clean and comfortable with free Wi-Fi, although road noise can be a slight annoyance. Guests can use the swimming pool and fitness center at the Majestic Grande Hotel, which is nearby. Guests can join free of charge, but may need to leave their ID card at the reception.

Rating: 8.0 out of 10

Omni Tower Sukhumvit Nana Residences  ***1/2

Located on Sukhumvit Soi 4 a short walk away from Nana Plaza, Omni Tower Sukhumvit Nana Residences are conveniently located close to the area’s best nightlife. Apartments are modern and comfortable, with free Wi-Fi and high quality furniture. Omni Tower Sukhumvit Nana Residences has a swimming pool and gym for guests. Guests can join free of charge, but may need to leave their ID card at the reception.

Rating: 7.1 out of 10

Parkway Inn  ***1/2

Parkway Inn is a boutique three star hotel located on Sukhumvit Soi 4. Rooms are simple but comfortable and the hotel’s location makes it a great place to stay if you want to enjoy the nightlife on Soi 4 or elsewhere in Nana. The BTS station at Nana is a short walk away. All rooms include free Wi-Fi. Low prices make this ideal for budget travelers. Guests can join free of charge, but may need to leave their ID card at the reception.

Rating: 7.0 out of 10

The Dawin Bangkok Hotel  ***1/2

The Dawin Bangkok Hotel is a three star hotel on Sukhumvit Soi 4. It’s less than five minutes walk from Nana BTS station, making it ideal for people that want to travel along the Sukhumvit Line. Rooms are modern and spacious, with good furniture and free, reasonably fast Wi-Fi. The hotel’s common spaces and rooms are very clean. The rooftop pool has a great view over dense and busy downtown Bangkok. A good choice if you’re looking for a combination of quality and value in a great location. Guests can join free of charge, but may need to leave their ID card at the reception.

Rating: 8.3 out of 10