Several Marriott Quarantine (ASQ) Hotels In Bangkok Are Now Bookable Online, Significant Price Drop!

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As I discovered last night Marriott now offers properties in Bangkok, Thailand that serve as Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) Hotels to be booked directly on their website.

There has also been a significant drop in price from the first listings available for those hotels which makes it more affordable now to stay at a branded hotel for two weeks and earn status nights/points in the process.

While the process of having to stay in a quarantine facility – even at a very nice hotel – isn’t great and rather dull for a two week period, being able to do so at a property where you can expect a brand standard for both accommodation and food makes it more bearable.

Earning status credits and points throughout the whole ordeal also gives a little sweetener to the whole situation.

While searching through the current offers for Marriott hotels in Thailand I noticed some properties had listed a notice saying for quarantine bookings one should select a 15 night period to be displayed relevant rates.

I was surprised to see that prices had in fact dropped by a lot:

64,800 THB are US$ 2,150 for the standard room at the Le Meridien, US$3,600 for the Avantec Suite during a 15 day stay with all meals and medical services included. That’s not too unreasonable in my view plus the Le Meridien offers another 10% off for those who hold a long term visa for Thailand.

Another alternative would be the Marriott Courtyard or the Aloft in Soi 11:

While there is no way you would get me into a tiny room at the aloft for two weeks, their suites are actually a very good deal. Especially the ones that have a balcony / patio with jacuzzi (prices for those are steep though).

Conclusion

Good that these quarantine hotels are now bookable online. Some of their rates have come down by as much as 20% since they were first introduced, likely as they figured out that the original pricing was a bit over the top and there wouldn’t be such a run on ASQ facilities as originally expected. It’s still a lot of money and I don’t expect too many people are taking this offer up except in case they repatriate to Thailand for a long time or the company is picking up the tab.

I would definitely look for a hotel that has sufficient space available to actually live there for half a month and in my opinion a regular room won’t cut it. Especially without a balcony or patio. A few people have asked me about these hotels and I always recommended to watch a few youtube videos and ask the property questions in advance. Being able to sit on a balcony might make a big difference for some, especially smokers (often times stating that you are a smoker is the only way to get a balcony room).

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