Nap lounges: Three spots in Bangkok to catch some quick shut-eye

Photo: Power Nap Lounge/ Facebook
Photo: Power Nap Lounge/ Facebook

Power Nap Lounge, the first cafe in Bangkok dedicated to and designed for napping, recently opened at Interchange 21 tower, in the business area of Asoke. Power Nap Lounge is a quiet escape from one of Bangkok’s busiest neighborhoods, outfitted with hammocks and massage chairs for people who want some quick shut-eye.

Prices start at THB190 (US$5.7), which will get you either 30 minutes on a massage chair or a full hour on a hammock. Not enough? Pay another THB100 (US$3) for double the time.

Upon entering, staff will tell visitors to change into Power Nap’s provided socks (they’re new) and dolphin slippers before they can enter the nap room. It’s a way to boost the comfort level of the place, but mostly it’s about maintaining hygiene.

Coconuts Bangkok popped in to give the place a try, and found the nap room itself to have just the right ambience — relaxing white noise plays in the background, echoing gently across the dark room. Each napper is provided with a fluffy blanket to keep cozy.

Photo: Power Nap Lounge/ Facebook
Photo: Power Nap Lounge/ Facebook

When your time’s up, the staff will welcome your conscious self back by brewing you a cup of coffee — it’s included in the fee, and you can choose what kind of brew you want. After that, you can be off on your merry way.

Preeyanun Areevijit, the owner of Power Nap Lounge, said that the concept primarily targets your average white collar worker. They comprise a huge group of people with disposable incomes and busy schedules, yet who, for the large part, don’t have memberships to fancy lounges or elite clubs to unwind at during the day.

We also asked her why she chose to have hammocks rather than traditional single beds —  Preeyanun said the idea was to create a new relaxing sleep experience for Thai people.

So, there you have it. If drinking coffee after coffee no longer gives you the energy you need, then here’s another (probably healthier) way to recharge.

Photo: Power Nap Lounge/ Facebook

FIND IT:

Power Nap Lounge, basement floor of the Interchange 21 tower, Asoke Intersection, Khlong Toei Nuea, Khet Watthana.

Open daily, 7am – 10pm

BTS Asoke

 

Or if you’re a little far away from the Power Nap Lounge, we have a couple other options:

Nap Lab

Photo: Nap Lab/ Facebook

Nap Lab is a co-working space that’s built to provide a work-sleep balance: Here, they have a nap station equipped with mattresses, lots of pillows, and small bedside tables (because you still need to get some work done, after all).

Like most co-working spaces, Nap Lab has a per-hour rate, starting at THB150 (US$4.5) for a four hour session. Aside from the mattresses, Nap Lab also has traditional working desks, low tables, a coffee station, and an adult-sized slide for those who feel the need to perk up another way.

Monthly memberships and discounts for students are also available.

FIND IT:

Nap Lab, Soi Chula 6, Wang Mai, Pathumwan

Open 24 hours

BTS National Stadium

 

Nap Sleep Salon

Photo: Nap Sleep Salon/ Facebook

For those who might be feeling a little spendy, Nap Sleep Salon offers a head massage (during shampoo and conditioning) and a pampering hair treatment — during which you can take a nap.

There’s a pretty extensive selection of salon services here, though a popular option is the 30-minute hair wash, massage, and blowout package, which starts at THB600 (US$18) at the Rama 9 salon and THB900 (US$27) for their upscale Sathorn location. The longest treatment — the Elite — lasts two hours and includes a scalp treatment, an hour-long head massage, and another 20-minute massage targeting arms and hands.

Best option, we think, is the Elite Everyday treatment, which includes at 50-minute head massage and runs at THB1,500 (US$45).

All treatments come with a blowout, too — which means we can say we woke up like this… for real now.

FIND IT:

Rama 9 branch: First floor Siam Condominium, Rama 9, Huai Khwang, Huai Khwang

Open Tuesday to Sunday, 9:30am – 8:30pm

MRT Rama IV

Sathorn branch: Soi Narathiwas 7, Sathorn

Open Tuesday to Sunday, 9:30am – 8:30pm

BTS: Chong Nonsi


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