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Sawasdee Smile Inn

35 Soi Rongmai, Chao Fa Rd | Phanakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
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    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a road away from Khoa San Road but also down it's own nice little road which was less busy, quieter but had everything Khao San had. The receptionist wasn't particularly friendly but the rooms were clean we had air con and a tv which had an English channel. The bathroom was incredibly small managing to give the toilet... More 

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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

First off, the positive: The hotel is in a prime location if you're a young traveller; a stone's throw away from Khaosan road and the party districts. Aside from that, everything else is terrible. The worst being a smothering musk/smell that the hotel seems to generate. You can smell it in the lobby only for it to grow more pronounced... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This place is gross, the staff were lazy to help us check in and the room was about the size of a broom closet. Fortunately it has an excellent location near all the markets which makes up for the dollars spent. Compared to the rest of south east Asia, you get a lot less bang for your buck in Bangkok.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Me and my friend stayed here one night before as we were stopping over in Bangkok, this was by far the most disappointing backpackers I've yet to experience. The room was hardly big enough for two backpacks, the blankets and pillows were questionable but as we were exhausted we didn't end up making a fuss. The toilet in the room... More 

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Nouméa, null, New Caledonia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Ok, even if I don't need comfortable bed, huge bathroom, cheap prices, nice staff; this motel sucks!! All of the staff are mean, the beds are small & hard, pillow are bad, bathroom aren't clean 2/day. Some room haven't windows. The restaurant is closed whenever they want. But it's a good location, lots of shops around, khao san road pretty... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The hotel room smelled really bad! Opening the window and putting on the air conditioning did not really help. The bathroom was old worn down and dirty. If stayed in places that are much cheaper, bigger and newer. I left after 2 night although I had payed for 4. The rude staff was terrible and I just took my loses!... More 

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SawasdeeHotels, Manager at Sawasdee Smile Inn, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Madam Thank you for choosing Sawasdee Smile Inn as your home in Bangkok and for taking the time to share your experience with the TripAdvisor community. On behalf of hotel management , Please kindly accept our sincere apology regarding your dissatisfaction with our facilities & services during your stay we hasten to apologize for the inconvenience caused .... More 

Warsaw, Poland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Never, ever again. We booked this hotel for our last night in Bangkok. We were planning to take as much as we can from this night so room conditions were not that important for us. But what we saw in this hotel exceeded worst scenarios. The room was dirty, the bathroom full of fungi, leaking pipes, no hot water although... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

Location is OK . More to quiet side . HOWEVER ... what u see in any reservation website , its not REAL !!!!! Dirty , smelly , clamp toilet , aircon leaking . Worst of all they required a deposit of 500 baht for what ? They say Thais is a friend of smile , where that's smile? Rude ,... More 

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SawasdeeHotels, Manager at Sawasdee Smile Inn, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Madam Thank you for choosing Sawasdee Smile Inn as your home in Bangkok and for taking the time to share your experience with the TripAdvisor community. We would like to take the opportunity to thank you for taking time and trouble to inform us about your experience. It is only by these kind of comments that we are... More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Don't think I saw one staff member smile here they barely even look at you! Only stayed two days. We stayed on 3rd floor, no lights so hallway is pitch black at night. Bathroom light didnt work and shower and toilet leaked. The one socket in the room was at the far top corner of the wall at the ceiling... More 

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SawasdeeHotels, Manager at Sawasdee Smile Inn, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Madam On behalf of hotel management , Please kindly accept our sincere apology regarding your dissatisfaction with our facilities & services during your stay we hasten to apologize for the inconvenience caused . Please, rest assured that remedy actions are under way to avoid reoccurrence of similar situations. We would like to take the opportunity to thank you... More 

Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India
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83 reviews 83 reviews
30 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

For the money you pay, the place is absolutely okay! The most reviews here must come from 1st time bangkok visitors, don't book this place if u expect 3 to 5 stars, this is a classical bangkok guesthouse with all his positive and negative sides. Nostalgic feelings, like bangkok 15 years ago. I like it!

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Dear Sir, Madam Thank you for choosing Sawasdee Smile Inn as your home in Bangkok and for taking the time to share your experience with the TripAdvisor community. We would like you to faith in our services & product improvement and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Sawasdee smile inn , Bangkok , Thank you for a... More 

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