Silom near Lumpini Park, restaurants, BTS and offices is a great place to stay with many hideouts!
Silom is a road every Bangkok resident knows for its many faces. During the day people goes to the many offices scattered around Silom and its sois, but at nighttime this is a complete change with the night market, pubs and restaurant welcoming everyone, tourists as residents. As for tourism, there are also a large choice of hotels on that road.
As mentioned and due to its many faces Silom shows a real mix in population. You can cross office workers walking near backpackers while some wealthy thai people are preparing for a dinner in one of the 5 stars hotels.
There is a large choice of condos near Silom, you can find some very luxurious ones in soi Convent or Pipat (between Silom and Sathorn), but also very affordable ones.
Silom is another main road in Bangkok so you can experience heavy traffic at peak time there, but at other time it is usually quite easy to avoid the traffic. At nighttime there will be police roadblocks to check for drunk drivers but that would not create additional traffic as it happens late evening when traffic is already reduced.
Having a condo near Saladaeng BTS station is a guarantee that you will be able to find plenty of restaurants around, easy access to Lumpini Park and Shopping. This is certainly one of the most popular BTS stations in Bangkok. Further down in Silom the Chong Nonsi station can give you access to sois between Silom and Sathorn, but also to the BRT.
Central Silom (in Silom Complex) is one place where you could get most of your shopping done with a supermarket included in the mall and many other shops and restaurants. For more big shopping centers you can definitely take the BTS and stop at Siam where you will find everything you want between MBK, Siam Paragon, Central World and all other shopping malls.
A Villa Market is also located on Silom soi 5 / Pipat, and a Foodland on Patpong which both provide very good quality food product and import.
In need for a hospital? You can choose between some of the best available in Bangkok there! Chulalongkorn Hospital is of course one that is most visited by thai and foreigner alike. The Bangkok Christian Hospital welcomes everyone as well, and the BNH offers some of the best services you can find in town!
A short walk to Lumpini Park is a good way to evacuate all the city stress, and you will be able to find many activities like paddle boat, jogging, tennis or aerobics. Many sporting facilities are hidden around the area and certainly in your condo too with a fitness club. Silom night market at Patpong will also provide you with clothes and items you could be looking for to decorate your place, send to your friends or just for your own.
Talking about restaurants and bars, you will not have to go much far again! Some of the best japanese food waits for around Patpong, Zanotti (italian) on soi Convent and some other concept restaurants like The Anna Restaurant & Art Gallery on soi Pipat. For bars, between DJ Station on Silom soi 2, The Balcony on soi 4 or Molly Malone's you will surely find a great place to enjoy some drinks between friends. There are also of course some disco club if you are looking for dancing.