There are 3 things which are most important to any place I stay at, The Bed, the Bath and the fulfillment of key services promised by the hotel. [In my case, internet connection is usually quite critical since I need to check on my work mails.]
I will often find a compromise for these along with location and price.
I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights when in Bangkok.
Summary: If you are looking for a budget hotel and willing to overlook lack of internet, you should consider this hotel. It has a decent breakfast for the price, a really attractive location which would save you even more money traveling from the airport. You will get average staff service at best but do remember that this is not some up-market 5 star hotel and I have no complaints about the staff. (The hotel staff outside the reception do their job mostly as if they have got a grudge against you but they do it and that's most important.)
Details to my summary are highlighted below:
Location: The hotel is about 10 minutes walk from the train station which is connected directly to the airport. This is a very good advantage if you do not mind a short walk.
Bed: Totally acceptable. Bed was firm, clean and sheets were changed everyday. I am quite happy with them.
Bath: The bath was reasonably clean for the type of hotel but the water for the shower was inconsistent. The water pressure changes even during your shower and this was also reflected in the ever changing temperature of the water.
Key Services: One of the reasons I booked at this hotel was for the free wifi service. For the entire 4 days I was in the hotel, there was no wifi in my room. No cable alternative either. When I asked the staff in the front desk, they gave me no answer except to tell me that the access point was spoilt for my level and that they will try to fix it. I was willing to overlook this and not kick up a fuss seeing that I was on a holiday instead of a work trip but this would be completely unacceptable if I had work to do.
Staff: The only staff who smiled at you were the front desk. You will find that the room service and restaurant staff gave you a look as if you owed them something. To their credit I want to stress that this is only surface level, they will do their job. [Remove your plates, clean your room, bring your water etc.]
Other points: The buffet breakfast was acceptable to above average given the price of the hotel. Hotel is completely non-smoking for rooms which is an advantage for those who do not smoke.
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- Also Known As:
- Ecotel Bangkok Hotel Bangkok
- Ecotel Hotel Bangkok
- Bangkok Ecotel Hotel