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The Royal ThaTien Village
392/29-30 Maharaj Road, Bangkok 10200, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #34 of 502 Specialty lodging in Bangkok
London, United Kingdom
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“Stay here, it's beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

Place is welcoming and you will feel like at home, as we did.

Staff is most welcoming, they will give you advice and hints to restaurants, prices, and general information. You will feel treated like a guest, not a number.

The rooms are beautiful and large. Free water is available for the guests, as are toiletries. Breakfast is good, and prices reasonable.

The only drawback is the location, which is really convenient for sightseeing, but it lies quite far away from the metro system, and the area is still dead at night.

Not obviously their fault, though, and the neighbourhood is hectic by day and seemes to be changing rapidly. Be sure to have a look at Wat Arun which is just opposite the river!

The Deck, nearby, is an expensive yet amazing place to dine or have a drink, as you can see the temple lit at night.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

The guesthouse is very convenient located less than a block away from some of Bangkok's most significant tourist sights. So if you are looking for sight seeing it is a great place. If you come to Bangkok for shopping, than be aware that most shopping malls are not really walking distance from the guesthouse and there are probably more convenient locations in its price range.
Bangkok has been developing their public transport system with the Skytrain, MRT and the airport rail link, which has made traveling within the city more convenient. The down side is that the guesthouse is not really close to any of the stations. Nevertheless with a bus stop around the corner it is not too much of a hassle to get to a station. As I arrived by train to the main station, it was easy to catch a bus (7 Baht) to Wat Pho and than the guesthouse is located in the street with on the corner the restaurant Coconut Palm.
Although the guesthouse is located very centrally, the location remains relatively quite with no real noise disturbance in the morning or during the night. The guesthouse itself is rather small and has a small coffee bar down stairs. It should be noted that there is nobody at the reception from 4.30 pm to 7.00 am, nevertheless there is a number you can call in case there is something. The guesthouse is clean and the common areas look well maintained. The bed is not too hard and the shower has sufficient pressure. Nevertheless the room I stayed in could use a bit of new paint on the bedroom wall and bathroom ceiling. As well as there appeared to be a roster missing in the bedroom ceiling. These are just some small things, but the point which worried me a little was that there was no shower curtain which resulted in the powerpoint in the bathroom getting wet when showering. Finally the service was really good. Upon arrival I received a map with some of the highlights and the address in Thai when taking a taxi back to the guesthouse. The staff is happy to provide you with any further tips and suggestions. The guesthouse provides an airport taxi service (500 bath), but if you are more on a budget it is quite easy to get the bus to the MRT or airport line (total 75 bath).

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for three nights in August and I was made to feel very welcome. The staff were really lovely and helpful, nothing was too much trouble and they were happy to offer tips about doing and seeing things in Bangkok.
The hotel itself is situated almost directly opposite Wat Arun (Temple of the dawn) and just a few minutes walk from the pier, where you can catch the ferry across the river or the river ferry which runs the length of the river and stops at various points in the city.
I had noted from previous reviewers that they had found it difficult to loxate when they first arrived, so I did a little research first. In the end, the easiest way I found was to ask the taxi to stop at the end of the road by Wat Pho (which is opposite the pier) and then just a short walk down the street on the right, look for a restaurant named Coconut Palm and the Royal ThaTien is down that small street.
The room itself was clean and spacious. If I had any niggle, it would be that I did share my room with tiny ants who mostly lived in the doorway of the bathroom. However, they were not really a problem. For the price and location, I really had no complaints and I would definitely stay here again. If like me, you want to stay from Khaosan Road and within walking distance of the Grand Palace in old Bangkok, then this is perfect.
One major tip though: always ask the taxi driver to turn the meter on and make sure it stays on and only pay the price it shows. If they refuse, just get out and find another taxi. Negotiate and agree on a price for tuk tuks.
Another tip: Eat the street food, it's amazing and go where the locals go. That's where the best food is!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Very conveniently situated, near Royal Palace and other places of interest. Large and nice room, comfortable and clean. Free access to computers and wifi connection. Best of all : a warm and gentle welcome by people always ready to help as if they know you for years ! A very good place, highly recommandable... but only five rooms available !

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

The Royal Tha Tien Village is opposite the famous Wat Pho and close to jetty Tha Tien. Location wise and clean bed is good enough for the amount paid. Not much food after 18.00 hr and the streets are quiet but safe.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Although you won't impress outsiders with the outlook of the place ( it is in a small kind of dead end street and the entrance looks like a small breakfast spot ) you will very much enjoy the room and the people working there. Jaja, who runs the place which you could see as a luxury guesthouse, is there to help you in every way possible. She works from 7am till 4pm. After that .. she closes the frontdoors and there is no personnel around till the next morning. In the meantime you get access through your pass which opens the frontdoor. Jaja also serves breakfast ( which is not included ). The teak-rooms are wonderful.. big.....clean... and quiet. A great location too to discover the city since WatPho palace is 100 meters away around the corner and also one from Pier 8 from where you take the boat or ferry to anywhere. Which reminds me of a 50 Bath (2 dollar) streetdinner at the entrance of Pier 9 which was the best cooked chicken curry I had in Bangkok. I would come back to this guesthouse when I travel to Bangkok again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

The The interior design is stunning, especially for such a budget - decorated with shiny polished wood all through, the place look traditional and modern at the same time.
The location is also great - Wat Pho temple is not even 300 meters away, ferry to Wat Arun and river bus pier are also no farther than that, an antiques market and The Royal Palace entrance is a 5 minute walk, Khaosan Road area ("backpacker ghetto") is also within walking distance.
Both the young owner lady and the young service lady were very friendly and efficient. The small cafe in the lobby makes decent espresso, toasts, fried eggs, etc. - all for a very good price. There are also several eateries and food stalls nearby, with Thai as well as Western cuisine.
There's also a computer and a printer in the lobby, the latter may be used for free to print out your flight reservation, etc.

But the place, though being great value for money, is not perfect.
It's quite far away from any public transport, except for river bus.
The rooms are lacking bedside lamps and safety deposit boxes. We have been convinced by the owner that our belongings are totally safe because nobody but us has the keys of the room and there are cameras in the corridors, but with a deposit box we'd still feel a bit better when leaving our things inside.
The TV has 400 channels, but only 3 of them are in English, and all the 3 are showing TV-preachers. All the rest 397 channels are in Thai, Lao and, surprisingly, Kurdish.
We shared our room with tiny house ants.
There's a balcony, but no view to speak about, windows are looking at the back of a narrow side street.
There was a funny smell in the room in the first morning, probably due to logistical operations of food stores situated in the street.


Still, as said earlier, the hotel is great value for money. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 392/29-30 Maharaj Road, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Bangkok
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Ranked #34 of 502 Specialty lodging in Bangkok
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Royal ThaTien Village locates in the center of Rattanakosin Island where all the Bangkok historic must see sights, such as the Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew, and Wat Po, are situated. Ferry to the Temple of the Dawn is just couple of blocks away while the flower market and Saranlom Park are within a walking distance. It offers comfortable accommodations at an excellent value. Accommodations includes comfortable bed, air conditioner, bathroom, refrigerator, cable TV, telephone, and free internet access ... more   less 
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