Good location, smelly canal!
Reviewed 6 February, 2020
The hotel is in a wonderful location, and there are very attendant and helpful staff.
The canal is quite smelly, which is something to be aware of as the hotel is right on the canal. Also the room is quite basic but very pleasant.
Great location - room and hotel clean. Though outside air smells
Reviewed 19 January, 2020
This is cheap and cheerful, clean and 5 mins walk to Khaosan rd, Rambuttri village, so you have peace and quiet. It’s a safe walking distant. I was a solo female Traveller and felt safe here and when I walked back home from the abI’ve two roads.
Decent secluded hotel that would have scored higher had it not been for the smell from the drains/river!
Reviewed 17 January, 2020
The hotel itself is quite good. The service was very friendly (always welcomed everytime we returned) and they accommodated our request to be on a higher floor. Our room was big and the bed comfortable but unfortunately the bathroom window was jammed open and couldn’t be closed. The location is great as it’s close to the Khao San Road and all of the nightlife but it’s secluded so it’s quiet. However the hotel is right by the river which is nice to see the fish (we also saw a massive monitor lizard) but it absolutely stinks every now and again. There are also some drains/sewers outside of the hotel which also smell, however these are all over Bangkok. We would have scored much higher had it not have been for the smell of the river and jammed bathroom window (meaning the smell came in to our room).
Nice room and location, NO Wi-Fi, smelly..
Reviewed 17 January, 2020
I stayed 3 nights here.
Firstly the good stuff, this place is reasonably priced and location is great for the tourist area 3mins walk away. This place, next to the canal, is very quiet with no external noise in the hotel at all. The room I had overlooking the canal was big, comfortable, with nice bathroom and everything very clean.
However, the smell from the canal makes eating in the open restaurant or even sitting and having a beer almost impossible. As soon as you leave you're room the smell hits you.
There is No Wi-Fi. They tell you there is, you can the see the router on each floor on you're phone with good connection but there was no bandwidth at all, my phone was never able to connect. Every time I went pass reception I asked about it, everytime I was ignored. Then on the last morning I complained again and was finally put on a totally different connection, which worked, a bit. Nowadays Wi-Fi is essential, and they don't provide it. Please don't believe them when they say they do.
The staff here are some of the most unfriendly I've ever experienced in Thailand. The last morning I had a shuttled bus booked at 8am. At 7.40am i asked about breakfast and said I eat fast. The guy behind the bar told me the chief was slow and this was not possible. There's was no one else waiting for food, 1 couple had finished eating. I was offered nothing, not even a smile. Just ignored. And the bus was 20mins late.....
The room I had, 204, was right next to some machinery in the room next door which fired up on s regular basis. I paid extra for a better room too. Earplugs essential. And the canal view is pointless unless you want to smoke.
There are so many choices in Bangkok, why bother with them when they certainly can't be bothered about you. If you just want a quiet hard bed and nothing else, then maybe give it a try. I won't be back.
Would stay again
Reviewed 18 September, 2019
Great location for tourist streets of Khaosan, and on the river with the huge fish and not overlooked. Close to the lomprayah bus stop. Rooms are good but the one I had was small for the money. Had a good American breakfast, staff are super friendly. If you get a good last minute price on agoda it's worth it.