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“The Budget Shopper Choice” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Vista Express
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4/41-47 Soi Petchburi 19, Petchburi Rd | Pratunam, Bangkok 10400, Thailand (Formerly Four Seasons International House)   |  
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Ranked #292 of 764 Hotels in Bangkok
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“The Budget Shopper Choice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Located right in the middle of Patunam market, we do really have to rely on the description of other reviewers to find the entrance, which is indeed well covered by the stalls. However once familiarized, locating will be a breeze, especially when it is wonderfully next to the wholesale market and opposite Platinum fashion mall. It indeed cater for the wholesale shoppers such that there's even a luggage weighing machine at the lobby.
No issues with security despite in a busy area; card access is required to enter the building at night.
Staff performance is good too. The gentlemen at night shift is well spoken in English, and the day shift lady is helpful.
The room price is attractive too, having at around 50% of the other more established competitors in the area (i.e. Berkeley, GLOW, Centara Watergate, etc)
However, you can see where did the savings go, with a less comfortable bed, sub-optimal lighting, noisy air-con, intermittent wifi strength, etc.
If you are not so particular and would like to spend more on buying rather than on the accommodation, then Vista Express can be in your shortlist.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This hotel is centrally located at the heart of wholesale market of Bangkok for apperals.
Very easy to access to major shopping malls like Platinum Mall, Central World and many more.
One disadvantage of the hotel is light in the room is not enough. You will find it is very dark at the night is hard to do some reading if you wish. Wifi is ok sometimes but certain room is very weak in reception.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I went to Bangkok with one thing on my mind: bargain hunting. And this hotel is the perfect place to stay at. It's just a few streets away from Platinum. Just go down the hotel building and there already are stalls selling clothes. We used to get up early to shop at the morning market, then go back to the hotel for breakfast and to leave our purchases, and go back out for more shopping.

The place is clean and well-kept. The staff are very accommodating, especially when my mom lost her cellphone. They helped us in looking for the phone all over the room, they even got back the dirty bedding by our request since it might have gotten stuck there.

It has comfortable beds, flat screen tv, hot and cold shower. I liked the buffet breakfast as well, I love the dried fish. :)

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Just a quick 5 minute stroll across the street to the infamous Platinum Mall -- cheap wholesale clothing and bargain prices. The rooms are neat and may seem cozy until you sink in for a night's rest. The air conditioning is extremely noisy, making you feel like you're sleeping next to the train tracks where there is train after train all night long. While the showers are hot, the shower area drains painfully slowly and fills right up with water in literally 2 minutes. You are guaranteed to not have a satisfying shower. While linens are clean, the room, overall isn't well cleaned.

If you're trying to vacation and get away from your worldly troubles, this is not the place to stay. But I've stayed here twice, and both times because I was on a shopping mission.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Location is at its advantage. In front of platinum mall.. cab and tuk2 everywhere. However far from bts station. Ard 15mt walk.. need to consider if you travel on bts.
Room good.. air cond cold.. hot water functions well. Overall a good stay.

Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The hotel is conveniently located near the Platinum mall, the IT mall and it is in the middle of Pratunam market, It will be perfect for Shopping enthusiast. There is also a 7 11 store near the area.

The hotel was clean and cozy, the staff friendly and helpful. Highly recommend

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 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 May 27, 2014

The hotel is in the mid of the Pratunam wholesale mkt. Just out from the hotel lift you can start shopping. Just 5mins to Platinum Mall and Big C.

Hotel room is spacious and clean. Except they only have rain shower. Those who need to have the usual shower head that can remove from the wall might not like the rain shower. The aircon is abit noisy if u turn on to full blast... if its at 24 degrees and above its fine. The reception and bell staff are polite. Overall I like this hotel and will stay here again on my next trip!

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Address: 4/41-47 Soi Petchburi 19, Petchburi Rd | Pratunam, Bangkok 10400, Thailand (Formerly Four Seasons International House)
Location: Thailand > Bangkok
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #292 of 764 Hotels in Bangkok
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Vista Express 3*
Number of rooms: 77
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Vista Express opened its doors as a downtown sanctuary in September 1998, formerly known as Four Seasons International House, in the heart of Bangkok’s Pratunam garment district. With impeccable service, traveler’s favorite amenities, and accommodations, comfort awaits each privileged guest of this contemporary non-smoking central Bangkok hotel.Hotel Vista Express guest rooms invite rest and relaxation. This magnificent Bangkok hotel is the quintessential antidote for busy travelers. Service at Hotel Vista Express is uncompromised, from morning to night. Full complimentary continental breakfast is served daily, while room service is also conveniently. Though situated amid the vibrant, teeming activity of Pratunam and Rathaprasong area, inside, Hotel Vista Express offers a tranquil sanctuary to its guests. The hotel’s convenient location is only a short ride or walk to famed Bangkok attractions such as Erawan Shrine, Central World, Platinum Shopping Mall, Siam Square, fine restaurants and cafes.The stylish Guest Rooms of our Hotel Vista Express are infused with modern sensibility and sleek design, yet stay true to the playful, original spirit and culture of Hotel Vista Express.Whether traveling for business or leisure, you will be delighted by our comfortable rooms and warm hospitality. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
4 Seasons International House
Four Seasons International House Hotel Bangkok
Four Seasons Bangkok
Bangkok Four Seasons

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