On the other side of the Exchange Tower, Sukhumvit Soi 18 marks the point where the sois of Asok start to merge into the Phrom Phong neighbourhood.
Right in the thick of it, Soi 18 eventually lengthens down to meet up with Soi 20, and is dotted with hotels and a few restaurants.
On the corner with Sukhumvit can always be found a reliable stream of motorbike taxi drivers and probably a street food stall or two as well.
Let’s have a look at the soi’s highlights…
The Rembrandt is a popular 4* hotel found around halfway down Sukhumvit Soi 18. They have a huge 9 different types of room available, including the incredible Presidential Suite which includes a 64-square metre private terrace and dining for 12.
Facilities include a wellness sanctuary and spa, cooking classes, a large swimming pool, executive lounge, gym, meeting rooms, an in-house nurse and a free tuk tuk shuttle.
As the name suggests, Tacos & Salsa is a Mexican restaurant on Soi 18 that serves up quick and delicious Central American grub and drinks. Don’t miss the Margarita Mondays…
Lean On Tree
An underrated Thai restaurant on Soi 18 that also serves up vegetarian and Western fare.
The establishment is also home to a spa that offers high quality traditional Thai massage services.
A popular Latin dance club at the top of Sukhumvit Soi 18 that has classes every day with levels suitable for both beginner and improver level.
Classes offered include Salsa, Bachata and Kizomba, and they’re generally very sociable and fun. Occasionally, party nights will be held with classes, DJ sets and a bar.
The Park Plaza has 125 rooms that appeal to both business and leisure travellers in Bangkok. Rates start from just 1,950 baht per night.
As well as a business centre, there is plenty of space to wind down, including a rooftop pool, gym, whirlpool and bar. There’s also a concierge and a free tuk tuk shuttle service.
A Thai restaurant on Sukhumvit Soi 18 that welcomes walk-ins and is suitable for large groups and families.
It’s a very colourful casual dining spot, with lots of brightly lit lanterns, jazzy tablecloths and a buzzing atmosphere.
The Royal Anand is an Indian restaurant on Soi 18 which is consistently lauded for its high quality, authentic food. They’re well known for preparing everything from scratch, which includes grinding their own spices and making yoghurts and cheeses.
There’s also a glass-fronted kitchen so you can see your meal being prepared as you wait.