In reading this review, please bear in mind that we paid only $25 per night for this property. More-over that included an airport shuttle transfer both ways, and a free breakfast for two. At that price-point, this was a fabulous stay.
Transfers: We arrived at about 2100. We had called ahead, and were told to find the contact person at Gate 4 on Second floor. It took us perhaps an extra minute to find the person, because the person had a resort name on paper - not as professional as some of the others. But the person we met was very courteous. We were told we may have to wait for 15 minutes for shuttle, but it actually arrived within 5 min. The transfer took 10 odd minutes and the driver helped in loading/unloading luggage. For the return transfer, there are set timings (once an hour) that we had to choose from. We changed our mind about the shuttle timing, and the hotel had no concerns accommodating us. The driver again was very courteous, got a trolley even before we could get down and loaded up our luggage on it
Location: The hotel is situated in a narrow lane and it can create a few apprehensions about the quality of the hotel as you are driving in. Moreovere there is the railway track, the airport link sky train right behind it, and the Bangkok-Chonburi express way a few meters away behind. This does create high noise levels everytime a train passes, or a heavy vehicle speeds on the express way
Check In : The check in is through a small window, kind of dealing with a service counter - so do not expect an open spacious reception. The process itself was smooth and quick. Our rooms were on third floor (ground + 2) and in absence of elevators, the staff carried our somewhat heavy luggage up the stairs.
Rooms: The hotel looks new (or has a fresh paint coat) and has fairly spacious room. We had requested for and got a room with a queen size bed and there was considerable moving space in the room. The bathroom on the other hand is surprisingly small, with the shower area just being a niche which is less than a foot (30 cm) deep and about a foot and half wide. It has an instantaneous water heater which worked quite well, though the pressure could have been better. The basin has no hot water - but given Bangkok temperatures thats a non issue. The room has an air-conditioner, ours kept creaking as if it would fall any minute - but other than that it worked well. There is a 30 inch LCD television - but the channel coverage has the same issues as any business hotel, I couldn't find anything I wished to see. The room could do with better sound proofing. We could hear every taxi/shuttle arriving. We also had a slightly boisterous group check in late in the night and we practically heard them all through arrival, check-in and their settling in their room.
Restaurant & Food : There is a Karaoke bar which was empty - so not sure if anybody actually uses it. The restaurant is neat and nifty - has a few tables outside next to a water trough with fish inside. We had a dinner on arrival, and the price was reasonable and the food quite tasty. The american breakfast was greasier than I would have liked, but what the heck it was free and quite filling. We also had a miscommunication with the staff on one of the breakfast (vegetarian, expecting museli, got eggs) - but I have had that experience elsewhere in Thailand and the only way to be sure is to point to the item wanted on the menu card
Business Center / Pool / Sauna / Massage etc : Has a few computers set out in a small garage like area - did not use them. The pool is more like 4 bath tubs arranged next to each other, so its not really meant for a swim. There is a sauna that may accommodate two - though not sure as to how its billed. There is a fish tank, which doubles up as fish spa if you are the kind who would wish to experiment at this location
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