What can I say..... the Rama or Baan Siri or 4 Dance Studio or Restaurant Live Band Bar... ?
As with most things Thai, this simply did not know what it wanted to be. Was it a Hotel, a Dance Studio, a Bar and or Restaurant or, whatever, we didn't know?
Be warned, you are outside of Bangkok Central and as such you are cut off from the world. You have to pay for the internet and it isn't cheap at 500 Bht for 500 minutes, it isn't fast either! The views are frustrating, especially if you are facing Bangkok Central. We stayed within the Hotel itself, not having the courage to try the huts (cottages) on site, given the reviews on here.
On a plus note, it is very near to Hua Mak City Line Station and until the end of 2010 all trips on the line are 15Bht, both ways. Sadly, the hotel does not provide shuttles into or out of Bangkok Central and as such you are left to fend for a taxi home, which can cost more than it did to get into the city.
There are no Western restaurants in the surrounding area and, if you do want to eat, you have the overpriced aforementioned restaurant. The food is nothing special and costs quite a bit. My advice, walk out of the complex, turn right and keep walking for 15 minutes, there is a McDonald's, Pizza House, Supermarket, KFC and others to choose from. But, it is not the real Thailand that you might want or expect.
On the plus side, the staff are friendly. Although, why they employ four people to chaperone breakfast when not one lifts a finger is beyond my comprehension? There is a limited egg station, whereby the eggs happened to be undercooked every time I ordered some. And make sure you check the expiry dates on the dairy products. Some of the yoghurts were out of date.
The room was spacious, so much so our voices echoed and the air-con noisy. Keep it on mid, that way the drone doesn't eat away at you all night. The bathrooms were clean-ish but the showers were a little on the pathetic side.
TV was a no go, there were very limited English channels and the reception was laughable.
The decor was terrible, circa 1970s.
The pool was OK, but full of bugs and needed a clean, .... scum around the edges etc. The gym was hot and under kept and overall tatty, to say the least.
The only plus point was the laundry option. At 50Bht, you can do you own laundry and hang dry your clothes. Make sure to check the hotel folder for details if you are staying.
Whilst all these things niggled us, it was a comfortable stay on a budget. There were no bed bugs and the bed was big and comfy (note: we prefer harder beds to soft). It simply wasn't the best choice given our circumstances and requirements.
For an overnight airport stop, it would do. For anything else, check elsewhere and move your focus towards the city.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Vacation is valuable,make the most of yours.Welcome to the Bangkok Rama Hotel & Spa. Set away from the city noise & pollution, this charming 3 star is a resort with extensive facilities that include a swimming pool, cottages, lovely gardens, free welcome WiFi hour and pets are welcome(with extra charge implied).Unique tropical gardens with floral and fauna walk ways surrounding 64 well appointed cottages, an idyllic stay that will call you back again and again. Supremely comfortable individual spacious cottages, excellent facilities and all with private terrace. The cottages are a short walk to a swimming whirled pool, most interesting above 3 stars concept and restaurant with Thai & Chinese fusion menu. This concept of a resort style accommodation is unique to Bangkok City; attract discerning international guests year after year. Here, you are in the quiet tropical surroundings yet easy access to Suvarnbhum internation airport and about 20 minutes to the inner Bangkok. This is the perfect vacation spot for couples or families and we also have especially fitted out cottages for the elderly or physical challenged guests and for those bound to wheel chair, the cottages have sliding doors and fitted with grab bars for toilet and shower. Cottages & gardens that offer real comfort and warmth with tropical style cottage set in stylish retreat from the world.Our hotel rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable and have all necessary amenities required. We also provide excellent security service that patrols the property 24 hour a day and have CCTV that cover all the premises, hence, insuring our guest will feel safe and protected. ... more less
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