Wednesday, 23 May 2012 16:07

Posted by : SillyBunny Couple(London)

"Bargain 3 Star - The View Is Worth Every Penny!", October 20,2009.

I really like this hotel! Yes the decor is a little dated (it could do with some fresh paint and carpet) but it's not run down, dirty or in disarray in any way and for a 3 star I think it's quite a gem. The staff are very pleasant and helpful in that typical Thai way and it was no problem to ask for extra pillows/towels or directions/tips etc.
My partner and I stayed here twice one the way out and back from Cambodia (2 months apart). The first time we stayed in a standard room on the 18th floor. The room was large and clean, great view, the air-con was excellent (as in arctic) and everything was in working order. Matresses in asian countires tend to be like ironing boards with a towel over them but this matress was very comfortable and the bedding clean and new. The shower functioned perfectly and toiletries and towels were topped up daily.
When we returned, we pushed the boat and paid £50 per room per night for a Suite. Again, the decor was a bit old looking but the room was HUGE and as a corner room, had two walls to look out of the massive windows at the view of bangkok city and the old town.
The location is good for Chinatown but you will need to get tuk-tuks to the central area to explore. This didn't bother us though as they are fun and cheap.
More than anything though is the SKYLINE BAR. On the 24th floor is a roof top bar in and outdoors which takes in about a 270 degree view. Fantastic that you can pay so little and stand up there with Singha and spot all the temples you have seen that day.
All in all, for the price you pay, definately a bargain if you're on a budget!

From : http://www.tripadvisor.com/members/SillyBunny

 

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