Alternative State Quarantine Hotel in Bangkok

Alternative State Quarantine Hotel in Bangkok

Note as of 30th April 2021: The 7 & 10 days quarantine stay is still applicable for those with COE issued before 1st May and arriving before 6th May. From 6th May 2021 onwards, the 14 days duration will apply to all arrivals. Guests with the new 14 days package will have three Covid-19 (SARS-COV-2 RT-PCR) tests.
As per the latest Thai government announcement, garden walk access has been cancelled for all in-house guests from 1st May onwards. All new arrivals will not be able to leave their room throughout the duration of their stay.

For those who call Thailand home, 2020 has made getting back from overseas complicated. Everyone has had to accept the new normal of Covid-19 era travel, with all its restrictions. Right now, returning to the city of Angels is a multi-step process. First, you must prepare all necessary documents to secure a spot on a flight to Bangkok. Then, decide on the best alternative state quarantine hotel in Bangkok for your needs.

What is an alternative state quarantine hotel?

These facilities are Thai government-approved hotels or sometimes service apartments. As a result, they are able to welcome overseas guests to spend their mandatory quarantine period with them. They are also commonly known as ASQ hotels. Nowadays there are different variants available, too.

  • Alternative Local Quarantine Hotels: Known as ALQs, they are hotels or service apartments located in provinces outside of Bangkok.
  • Alternative Hospital Quarantine: Stays at AHQs occur when guests choose to spend their quarantine period in an actual hospital instead.

How it began

The amount of rooms available has been increasing every month to ensure that there is an alternative state quarantine hotel in Bangkok room for everyone who needs one. This is a far cry from the early days of April 2020. Fun fact: Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort Bangkok was the pioneering ASQ property! It started with a self-quarantine package aimed at professionals working in Covid-19 affected industries. This new model featured collaboration with the resort’s medical partner Bangkok Hospital. Its launch came with intense public interest, leading to the team to reach out to the Thai government. This started a collaboration with the main ministries involved until the hotel was approved to run what is now the current ASQ model.

Looking for the perfect alternative state quarantine hotel in Bangkok

To start with, be clear with what your must haves are. This step is key towards as pleasant an ASQ stay as possible, whether it’s for 7, 10 or 14 days.

The following are key things to think about:

  • What is the perfect size room for you or your family? Do you need a clear separation between living and sleeping areas? What about working desks and extra chairs?
  • Are you particular about your culinary experience? Do you have any strict dietary restrictions?
  • What is your activity level? Once you can access the hotel’s relaxation areas, how much space do you expect to have? Will you need to rent any fitness equipment?
  • Do you need fresh air every day? Not all ASQ hotels have balconies with each room type available.

ASQ at Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort Bangkok

If you’re to spend so much time indoors, it makes sense to ensure your surroundings are appealing. Choose Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort Bangkok as your ASQ hotel for a hassle-free stay. This alternative state quarantine hotel in Bangkok is constantly adjusting itself to best meet guest needs. But the main reason for its ongoing popularity is its best asset: Space.

Rooms start at 42 sqm. and come with their own private balcony, which guests can access from day 1. The full-board food menu is made fresh in-house every day. It constantly rotates from a selection of over 150 dishes. Guests can choose from a Western or Asian choice for each of their meals. There are special menus available to cater to those with dietary restrictions or for those with children and toddlers. For very tailored requirements like halal food or regional cuisine, guests are required to pay an additional charge.

The oldest tropical garden in Bangkok

But the true highlight comes for many after the first Covid-19 test. From that point onwards, you can access Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort Bangkok’s renowned tropical garden. Spanning over 1.2 acres of space with centuries old trees, it’s a place that will make you forget you are in Bangkok. One full loop is already 350 metres. Another popular spot is the waterfall area, which has its own koi carp pond and a resident population of colourful fish.

Things to do during ASQ

If you’re not planning on working during your ASQ stay, it’s a great opportunity to try something new. Think of it as a reset, or a pause button from your normal routine. Guests have been able to start new hobbies, try a new fitness routine, or even learn new languages.

Explore more inspiration here:

  • Read up! Every guest enjoys complimentary access to the Pressreader application via the hotel wifi. Pressreader features over 7,000 online magazines and newspapers.
  • Get fit. The hotel has a wide variety of fitness options available. Make use of the complimentary yoga mat in every room! Guests in the Wellness Suite even have access to a stability ball, foam roller and resistance bands. There is an activity booklet with exercise ideas provided for all guests. For serious fitness aficionados, guests can rent fitness equipment during their stay. Options include upright or spinning bikes, rowing machines, dumbbell sets and more! A more low-key option is using the daily garden walks after your first negative Covid-19 test to get some steps in.
  • Take time for yourself. Whether it’s meditation or indulging in your favourite media, be sure to rest and recharge.

As you can see, planning the best alternative state quarantine hotel in Bangkok stay is possible. All it needs is some research and some preparation to ensure you’re as happy and healthy as can be.


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Terms & conditions

This Alternative State Quarantine hotel package is subject to government established regulations for the health observation for all arrivals to the Kingdom of Thailand, inclusive the seclusion in the room during the entire stay. Exceptions to the 7 days | 10 days | 14 days stay duration will apply to selected countries as per the latest official announcements. Additional charges for hospital stays or services beyond the package offerings may apply.


Alternative State Quarantine Hotel in Bangkok
2 Wireless Road, Lumpini, Patumwan, 10330 Bangkok
Tel: +66 2 666 3333
Fax: +66 2 666 3334

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