Bangkok has been sprouting up loads of cheap and boutique hotels in the past years. I mean I love staying in lavish hotels which comes with damn solid brekkies in the morning, good facilities and amenities. But I was up in Bangkok for a couple of days on my own and hence wanted a hotel which is comfy and yet affordable. Hence out of the thousands of hotels offered on Agoda.com, I chose this hotel cos it looked pretty good on the booking site and it has self-laundry facilities which I love (So I can wash all my clothes before I head back!). My reviews as follows:
Hotel – I booked the King Bed Room for only SGD$45++/night which comes with breakfast. Room is huge and bathroom is huge. Slight problem is, the King Bed Room I booked is right in front of the lift lobby and the laundry area. I dunno if all King Bed rooms are like that but it can be quite noisy if you encounter chatty tourist groups, especially those inconsiderate ones who would talk and laugh loudly past midnight. The room I was in was also pretty hot during the day when the sun shines directly into the room. The curtains help a little but you can still feel the heat. But it’ll be alright at night. So if you’re out during the day and back at night, then it’s ok. I remember there are no amenities, hence would be better you equip those yourself. No free wifi in the rooms but available at the lobby and password can be obtained from the reception counter.
Service – Front desk staff are helpful in helping you to settle in. Spoken English is alright, good enough to understand.
Location – Very good location in the city. Ratchatewi BTS station is just 10-15mins walk away when you turn right after you exit from hotel and only one train station to MBK. If turn left, you will find loads of delicious street food. (http://eatwithroy.com/2012/08/06/street-food-petchburi-soi-10-bangkok-thailand/)
Breakfast – Breakfast is provided by the one and only coffee house and pretty good for the price of the hotel. Don’t have too high expectations and you’ll get by. Lunch or dinner at this coffee house is also an option, local Thai dishes at affordable prices and taste very good. (http://eatwithroy.com/2012/07/07/bangkok-city-hotel-coffee-house-bangkok/)
RTS (Return To Stay) – I might but there are so many choices!
Overall – Overall stay is good though but traffic in front of hotel can get pretty bad during peak hours.