This review was written in my head at 4am our first night after my wife yelled how she hadn't slept at all. We vowed never to write a bad review but in light of the situation I felt compelled to.
After leaving Palace Place which was a terrible experience, we came to Le Canal in hopes of some good rest. Wrong. They first put us in room 1 which faces the main road. The first red flag was when the attendant asked us if it was too loud. Seeing that we had already booked two nights on Agoda and it was the last room I didn't feel as though we had a choice. We accepted mainly because we were just too tired to try our luck somewhere else(due to the Chinese new year everywhere was sold out).
This is where the first star comes in, the bed was comfortable.
But after listening to what felt like cars, bikes and tuk tuks in our room I went downstairs and asked with heavy sarcasm if there was a room with a waterfall in it. I was promptly offered another room towards the back and given two sets of ear plugs. Second red flag. We said ok because anything was better than room 1. After dinner we returned to realize that the back room offered was smaller and closer to the football field which was used until midnight and the traffic noise was still an issue. I felt very bad for my wife who already wasn't feeling well and now couldn't sleep. At some point pure exhaustion took over and we slept off and on until the first of many guests started closing the doors.
As a contractor by trade, I couldn't understand why a brand new hotel was so poorly insulated. Every shut door racked our room and increased the size of the knot in my stomach. To add fuel to the fire there were two families that insisted on communicating at a level just below yelling on our floor first thing in the morning.
Another issue was we gave our laundry to the front desk at noon the first day and were told it would be ready in the morning. When I went to retrieve it the attendant said it wouldn't be ready till the afternoon and they charged us 230 baht for the same amount that our last hotel charged 80. This was the icing on the cake.
It just reconfirmed that you get what you pay for. Oh, but wait, we paid 1450 baht a night so that isn't true. More than any other hotel on our month long trip.
Needless to say we were very disappointed with our stay.
p.s. the second star was for the caramel macchiato the next door coffee shop served. the best I've had
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