I had hours to kill at Don Mueang airport and I desperately needed to catch on some sleep.
I visited the newly opened Sleep Box on level 4 of Terminal 2.
Prices start at 1000 baht for the first 3 hours and 200 baht for every additional hour.
Or you can take the whole room from 9pm to 6am for a flat 1800 baht.
What I liked about the room was that it is super convenient for travellers like me, especially if you have a long transit and would like to catch some sleep or to take a shower. I went for a 5 hour nap and paid 1200 baht.
The television in the room wasn’t channel-ready but that’s not what I booked the room for.
What I hated though, was that the walls are paper-thin so you could hear the airport announcements going on and on, so it isn’t really a peaceful and quiet sleep. Another thing was that it runs on a central air-conditioning and I am quite comfortable even in 20-22 degrees celsius, but I think the temperature during my stay was probably around 16 degrees celsius or so. I was freezing inside the room but thankfully the blankets and duvets were quite thick.
I took these photos when I checked out of the room and was telling myself that there are definitely better options elsewhere.
Unfortunately on the day of my return, I missed my flight and it wouldn’t make sense to book a night’s stay in the city and return the next morning for my re-booked flight. The taxi journey to and fro would already cost me at least another 600-700 baht. I decided to give Sleep Box another chance and I took the option for the overnight stay.
The airport announcements were relentless and the air-conditioning made me feel like I was stuck in a blizzard. Never mind, I thought, maybe taking a hot shower would help. The water was only slightly warm so I turned the water heater to the maximum.
Nope, that’s room temperature water at most.
I guess next time I’ll only book my flights to depart/arrive at Suvarnabhumi instead. At least I know I’ll be more comfortable sleeping on the benches there.