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The Ecotel Bangkok
Ranked #627 of 866 Hotels in Bangkok
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Level 6 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Good location”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

We stay here for 3 nights in December. We took only the breakfast from the hotel. Unfortunately it is the same type of Menu every day so much so we did not want to have the breakfast on third day. Some days fruit dishes were over (2 days). Mind you this by 8.30 am. At least for the next half an hour these things were not replaced!

I want to do my online checking for the flight. For that matter hotel staff was not helpful. They asked me to go to an internet cafe.!

We are much satisfied about the rest of the things.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

We booked a twin room during the Christmas season so the rates were a bit higher than normal. The room on the 3rd floor was adequate in terms of size and amenities.
Basic toiletries like shampoo, conditioner, shower cap, cotton buds, towels were provided in the bathroom.

However, the jug kettle,standard in most hotel rooms, was absent. But they kindly brought up a thermos of hot water, if you ask, at no charge. This we did twice a day to make a our coffee and tea. We brought our own tea bags/coffee sachets.

There was a safe deposit box in the room but you had to get the key from the reception. There was no charge but if you lose the key, it will cost you 2,000 baht.

There was a tour desk at the reception which we made use of to book a city tour of the the Marble temple, the Golden Buddha and the Reclining Buddha. Taxis outside the hotel will charge you a flat rate for your destination so it is advisible to walk a bit further to flag down a passing cab which goes by the meter. So much cheaper too. Taxis generally cost less than the tuk-tuk, which also goes by a flat rate. Be warned - some taxis will quote you a ridiculously low fare, but they will detour to a jewellery, gemstone or silk shop to get a commission from these places, then only they will take you to your final destination.

At the entrance of the hotel, turn left and you can walk along a narrow street to the main road, Rajpraprop. Pratunam Market, Pratunam Complex, Indra Square which is a complex next to the Indra Ragent Hotel are all situated here, 20 minutes away, not 5 minutes as some reviewers said.

We tried the buffet breakfast once, which cost us 200 baht. There was quite a variety of choices ranging from Western, like eggs, sausages, chicken ham, to Oriental like congee, fried noodles to Vegetarian, juices, coffee, tea, fruits, cookies, cakes. I think it is good value for money.

The hotel has two restaurants located next door. One offers Western food and the other Thai. There are also plenty of cafes and eating shops nearby. Street stalls were plentiful but we were wary of trying of those.

One disadvantage of this location is that it is quite far from the BTS Sky train station or the Airportlink. From the airport, we took the Cityliner, which is a commuter line, to the Rajprarop station, costing 40 bahts. Journey time was 30 mins as it had to stop at every station. From the station, we took a taxi, costing 60 bahts to the hotel, total 70 bahts each. This was possible because of our light luggage. You can also take the Airport Express to the Makkasan station (150 bahts), then a taxi to the hotel. The express line takes only 17 mins.

However, for our return trip, due to our heavy bags, we took a taxi, which we booked from the taxi service stand, outside the hotel, costing 400bahts (each 200 bahts). Don't mind paying more for the convenience.

Bangkok is really a shopping and food paradise. Since there were two of us, we found it easier to eat at the food courts in Indra Square and Platinum Mall. You can try so many varieties under one roof at reasonable prices.

Good location, comfortable room and cheap rates - this sums up the Ecotel. Will stay here again if we do decide to return to Bangkok.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

We stayed here because it was one of the few hotels in bangkok that actually had a 4-person room. This hotel is good if you just want a place to sleep in a fairly busy neighborhood and you can walk a lot. Closest shopping is Pratunam clothes market 5 minutes walk away. Taxis in the area will try to swindle you by quoting fixed prices. Skyrail and metro are a good 20 minutes walk away. I agree with other reviewers that area restaurants are overpriced and empty. Better to hang out in nearby Sukhumvit or Chidlom.

I stayed in 2 rooms at this hotel. 3 nights in a 4-person room (344) and 1 night in a 2-person room (343). 344 was clean, comfortable and in good shape, with a window on the street. I echo other reviewers' comments that the beds are hard (but hard spring beds are found everywhere in Thailand) and the bathrooms are not cleaned very well. One cool feature is a central control panel near the bed for all light switches and AC. Staff were indeed less helpful than Thai people usually are, and it's not just the language barrier. They are a bit impatient and eager to get rid of you rather than solve your problem. I had to call 3 times to ask about laundry prices as the operator kept answering the wrong question then hanging up on me.

The biggest issue we had was when we wanted to switch to a 2 person. The front desk lady we spoke with (a manager type, didn't catch her name) quoted us a higher price than what we were finding online. She said she could not match the online price and told us to book it online. When we booked and came back to show her the confirmation screen on the laptop, she refused to give us the new room until her central office confirmed that our booking came through (which could have been 30 minutes or a few hours, who knows). My husband had to scream at her in front of everyone for her to finally give us a room that we could move into immediately and get on with our day. I was really disappointed by this as Thai people are usually so courteous and kind, and the other staff at Ecotel were indeed politer.

Room 343 was dirtier, with splashes on the wall by the trash, mould in the shower, a REALLY musty smelling bed that stank up the whole room. So...overall, be careful about this place.

Room Tip: Rooms facing street have better view but street sounds all night.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed December 25, 2012

One of the travel agent based in Chennai booked this hotel and I need to say it's one of the best budget hotels that you could find in the heart of the city. Me being a vegetarian found many Indian veg hotels near by (few yards away).
Just perpendicular to the hotel you have good number of shopping malls. One is the Indira Market.

The breakfast served was pretty good. Rooms, Beds and toilets are maintained very well.
All in all I will recommend this hotel to one who is looking for a budget accommodation.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed December 23, 2012

The main good thing of the hotel is location and tariff. Room service and bake fast was excellent. Main markets, shopping malls are very close to the hotel and there are plenty of indian restaurant near.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level 6 Contributor
205 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed December 21, 2012

This hotel is quite new, clean, friendly staff and location is good. Just 10 minutes walk to most of the shopping malls, especially the Platinum Shopping Mall...endless shopping spree for the ladies and men, too. However the free Wifi is only available at the Lobby area.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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Timisoara, Romania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed December 11, 2012

We booked this hotel because was refered by one of our friends.the hotel looks very good, clean, the breakfast is very good taste and you have many from what to choose. The location is also good. You have tailor shops, shopping mall, massage etc. The internet is working fine. We booked 2 nights at the beggining of our trip and 1 night at the end. The last night, we received a deluxe room instead of standard room, which was a very pleasent suprise from them. The deluxe room is bigger, but the standard rooms have also enough space. In conclusion is a very good deal for price, room, quality and location. For trips please ask for Mr. Som at the taxi office in front of hotel

Room Tip: Corner suites are large and quieter
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Ecotel Bangkok
Address: 1091/333-4 New Petchburi Road 35 | Rajthevee, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
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Location: Thailand > Bangkok
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Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #627 of 866 Hotels in Bangkok
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Hotel Class:3 star — The Ecotel Bangkok 3*
Number of rooms: 155
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