I've stayed in this hotel in total for 3 nights. It's a small hotel with only 5 floors, hidden in a soi off the main road, at minutes from the BTS Asoke. Walk to the other side and find Emporium. The thing about this hotel is: it's good value especially because of the location. Asok is at a crossroad of the BTS and the MRT so wherever you want to go, it's very convenient and you don't need to get stuck in Bangkok traffic with taxi's and all that. Asok itself is a great area because there are so many restaurants, shops and entertainment venues at walking distance.
The rooms are well-designed during a renovation some time ago but the teeth of time have eaten at them, so the floors may be cracked and there may be all kinds of minor defects. I had: a water heater that didn't work (but was repaired by the staff), some smell on the 5/F (all over the 5/F), some disturbance with aircon, and some noise on the roof due to a central motor or so.
So it's probably better to avoid the 5/F.
If you can accept some possible minor defects and are not too picky about a perfect finishing (that has worn off), it's good value especially when the price drops below 1000 baht, considering the fantastic location.
Most hotels in this area charge 1,500 up so I would still stay here for the reason that the rooms are reasonable and the location is simply fantastic.
Unfortunately, in all rooms you can smoke, so sometimes you have to put on the aircon for a while to get rid of old smoke.
The hotel is small so expect less formality than in a big hotel. The staff is also less well trained, but you can go to their kitchen and heat up a lunch in the microwave or so.
It seems cheaper to book through an intermediary rather than to go through Darjelling's own site.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This recently opened gem of a small boutique style hotel is the first of its kind in Bangkok. Attention to detail and style ensure that this property stands out from the crowd. There are only 20 rooms, 5 on each floor, which are all furnished in the most exquisite style. The hotel is only 200 yards from the Sky Train station at Asoke. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Darjelling Boutique Hotel Bangkok