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Buddy Boutique Inn
3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   66 Chakkapong Rd. Taladyod Pranakorn, Bangkok 10200, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #73 of 467 Bangkok B&B and Inns
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Really nice place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

I stayed in hotel on 24 February. Hotel is really nice, clean, polite and helpful staff at reception. I got up late, they didnt charge me extra for late check out. In hurry to get to the airport i forgot some of my belongings in the room. I came back on 28 Feb and picked up my things. I would like to say thanks very much to staff. This experience will makes me to return to this hotel when I come back to Bkk. Adam

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CRM_officer, Guest Relations Manager at Buddy Boutique Inn, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
Dear Adam16936,

Thank you very much for staying at our hotel and for writing a review of your experiences on Trip Advisor.

We really appreciate your kind words about our reception staff and we are pleased to read you felt they went ‘the extra mile’ for you.

It was nice to know your stay was a positive experience and we look forward to your next visit.

Kind Regards

John Pettengell
Group Guest Service Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Stayed in room 603
I was looking foward to this hotel since this was my second time visiting bangkok, it is Located in the heart of Khaosan road with clean rooms. and within walking distance to all the sights, hotel is located in one of the oldest sections of bangkok. At first I was dissapointed that I had recieved a room with no windows because when I tried to book I was shown a superior room with windows. I later realised that this was a blessing in disguise!!! this room with no windows, after all the relentless music and crazy atmoshphere of Khaosan it became my private sanctuary of peace, and quiet due to no windows it became soundproof.

I highly reccomend staying here. It was clean, conviently located and stylish. the Buddy group owns more properties which I will stay in the future. There was much more to this story and experience because of the wonderful staff and management. words can not express my gratitude and happiness. I look foward to returning and rebooking this hotel. THANK YOU Buddy Boutique Inn!!

Tip.. skip the fancy resteraunts and check out the neighboorhood for street vendors very delicious!!!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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CRM_officer, Guest Relations Manager at Buddy Boutique Inn, responded to this review, March 12, 2013
Dear TMFreckles,

Thank you for taking the time to post such a wonderful review of your recent stay at our hotel on the traveler’s guide Trip Advisor.

We are all delighted to read you had such a pleasant and relaxing stay here.

As you mention in your review Khaosan Road can be pretty crazy at times and we are glad you enjoyed our distinctive, quiet sanctuary rooms away from the hustle and bustle.

Thank you again for your very kind recommendation and the whole team is looking forward to your next trip to Bangkok.

Kind Regards

John Pettengell
Group Guest Services Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013 via mobile

Stayed in this hotel just for 2 nights.. and we booked it randomly same day.. Hotel location is good if you want to stay near kaosan road.

Hotel is modern, big, fresh, clean.. seems like newly built. Reception is well accomodating.
We got the room with window and small balcony (5th floor) literally infront of other hotels and restaurants.

The room was perfect... BUT you cant have a perfect sleep during night.. because of the loud music from bars and people singing karaoke.

They have cable tv but no english program just thai.

I would suggest to take rooms without windows because probably its peaceful during night time.

I would definitely go back here especially if im in bangkok just for a short time. :)

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CRM_officer, Guest Relations Manager at Buddy Boutique Inn, responded to this review, March 12, 2013
Dear 7923,

Thank you for choosing to stay at the Buddy Boutique Inn on Khaosan Road and for taking the time to write this review.

We are pleased to read you liked the large modern rooms and found our reception staff to be accommodating and helpful.

We are sorry if the outside noise detracted in any way from the overall positive experience of staying here.

Regarding the cable TV channels this point has been raised recently and it is something we will be looking to address in the near future.

Once again I would like to thank you for staying at our hotel and we hope you will return again soon.

Kind Regards

John Pettengell
Group Guest Services Manager
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

We stayed here at the start of our trip, and liked it so much we booked it again for the last two nights we had in Bangkok after visiting the south. The rooms came with our flight tickets so it was a very pleasant surprise!

The building is clean and modern, and the staff very friendly and helpful. They even remembered us when we came back, which was really nice.

Our room, a superior one, was large, clean and fitted out with everything - TV, AC, DVD, fridge, etc. We didn't want for anything.

It's a great location, just around the corner from Khao San Rd, so you're right in the middle of things without being too much in the middle of things.

The one drawback was the noise. This is mostly due, I suspect, to the fact that the room had a small balcony which was accessible through a shutter type door, so even if you close it, there's still plenty of gaps for the noise to come through. Why they didn't put a normal door in is beyond me. However, we used earplugs and it was fine. It's not deafening at all, it's just when it gets late, the bass goes up and it's just definitely there.

The cheaper rooms are on the other side of the building and have no windows, which might make it a bit concrete-box-ish, but then - I presume - would mean you have no noise at all, and considering how much time you actually spend in your room while in Bangkok, it might have been wiser to take one of these. Then again, we didn't see them so can't say for certain.

We really liked this hotel and would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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CRM_officer, Guest Relations Manager at Buddy Boutique Inn, responded to this review, March 14, 2013
Dear Lara M,

Thank you for staying at the Buddy Boutique Inn and for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review of your time here.

We are pleased you found our hotel rooms to be pleasant, clean and modern looking.

It was a pleasure to welcome you back and it always provides a good feeling for our staff when our previous guests return later on in their holidays as it shows they were happy with the hotel and had a good stay.

We look forward to your next visit to Bangkok.

Kind Regards

John Pettengell
Group Guest Services Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Stayed in this hotel only one night and were positively surprised by its modern look and feel and new and clean conditions. We stayed at a couple of places around khaosan road and this one is really good value for money. Apparently we booked a superior room as it did have windows and even a little balcony. Late at night it got a bit noisy from the nightclubs but I guess that is just what you have to expect from staying in this neighborhood. It was definitely quieter than some rooms of its sister hotel buddy lodge which is directly on khaosan road. We had a good stay and would come back.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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CRM_officer, Guest Relations Manager at Buddy Boutique Inn, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Dear SarahSydney2011,

Thank you very much for choosing to stay at the Buddy Boutique Inn and for taking the time to write a review of your experiences on Trip Advisor.

We were delighted to read you were surprised by the modern feel of our small boutique hotel and that you felt it represented such excellent value for money.

As you point out in your review the Khaosan Road area can be quite a lively, vibrant place and we are pleased to note that any noise you experienced did not affect the quality of your stay.

We look forward to your next visit to Bangkok.

Kind Regards

John Pettengell
Group Guest Services Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013 via mobile

Close to the Khao San Road craziness, without being right ON that busy street. Very friendly, reliable staff. Clean rooms. Nice hot showers with good pressure. There WAS one night out of the 4 we spent there where we didn't sleep AT ALL because of the loud club music coming from the bar around the corner. It IS noisy here from the clubs, but it's to be expected because of the location so close to Khao San Rd.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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CRM_officer, Guest Relations Manager at Buddy Boutique Inn, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
Dear Some Dood,

Thank you very much for choosing to stay at the Buddy Boutique Inn we were delighted to read you enjoyed such a great four night stay with us.

We were also pleased to read you found our staff to be friendly and reliable and made the most of a relaxing hot water shower in our new modern-looking rooms.

As you mention in your review Khaosan Road is a busy, bustling area and at times it can be a little noisy at night, but the associated street life could be considered part of the charm of this incredible Bangkok area.

We hope to see you again next time you come through Bangkok.

Kind Regards

John Pettengell
Group Guest Services Manager
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Toronto, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Their website mentions nothing about rooms not having windows. This is deceptive advertising. The hotel was unwilling to refund my fee when I complained and asked to check out. Reception staff became unfriendly and defensive at this point. Avoid at all costs!

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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CRM_officer, Guest Relations Manager at Buddy Boutique Inn, responded to this review, January 9, 2013
Dear Fidelio 750,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Buddy Boutique Inn on the Trip Advisor website.

We are very sad to learn of your disappointing experience, for which we can only offer our sincerest apologies.

We had no intention of deceiving you on our website and we are very sorry if you felt misled. Our boutique inn has two different classes of room Standard Rooms which do not come with a window and Superior Rooms which do.

Since your review we have briefed all the team members involved regarding your comments and we have seen to it that measures are now in place to ensure every guest is provided a professional & courteous service.

Thank you again for choosing to stay at the Buddy Boutique Inn.

Kind Regards

John

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Address: 66 Chakkapong Rd. Taladyod Pranakorn, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Bangkok
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #73 of 467 B&Bs / Inns in Bangkok
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Buddy Boutique Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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