We stayed at this hotel for one day and one night. The people at the reception desk were very nice and helpful. Quick process to check in and the luggage was handled swiftly.
Supper and breakfast were included in our package. Supper was a real treat in Thai cuisine, a bit spicy and hot for Americans and Europeans, though. Breakfast was also good with several choices. The rooms were spacious enough and the beds comfy.
Our only concern was the location: a bit rundown neighborhood and far from BTS or Metro Stations. Avoid taking tuk-tuks or unscrupulous taxis in this area or anywhere in Bangkok: either too much pollution or scam attempts from drivers who will offer you a discount provided they take you to discounted jewelry, taylor or silk shops. Avoid those by all means and get out of the taxi as soon as you can. Please keep in mind that Thai people are generous and well-meaning, just stay away from those that want to take advantage of your lack of knowledge of Bangkok.
If you must take a taxi, budget traffic jam time for your journey, make sure the driver knows the place where you are going and that he will take you there, negotiate the price before getting into the taxi, or just ask for "meter, please". Most taxis are equipped with tables that tell you how much you should pay by distance, by time, etc.
The metro, the BTS and the Sky Train (the latter going to or from the airport) are by far the best ways of transport to move around Bangkok. Just make sure you have enough change for the rides. The day pass also exists, so decide what fee you want to take.
This hotel, however, has many bus lines go nearby, so if you are comfortable with traffic and have lots of time, you might as well enjoy this very, but very cheap means of transportation from the hotel.
At the time of our arrival, the hotel shuttle or tuk-tuk were not available so we decided to walk around to do some grocery shopping: two grocery stores nearby, the one closer less expensive than the other. A lot of traffic early in the morning and in all directions.
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