August 2012. Difficult to find, stuck at the end of an alleyway, off two very busy streets. Front desk staff have problems understanding English. I don't speak Thai. Bed in double room 'hard as floorboards with thin foam on top'. Room was quiet to sleep in at night. Front desk not aware of broken mirror in the room. No hot water and front desk took note but did nothing about it. Kitchen in the room - who wants to cook when on holidays ? Tour brochures at front desk I was told no longer valid. Same tour by the hotel double the price. I declined. Chinatown, I feel is ok for a few hours trip in the day / evening when you are staying somewhere else where there is more of a nightlife, from a single traveller point of view. Chinatown has mainly food stalls and small shops. They do know how to cramp things into small spaces. Felt safe walking alone at night and day. To see anything else is a drive away and tuk tuk drivers will try to rip you off. They say they are Buddhist ! I don't recommend staying in Chinatown or at Check Inn for more than one night if you have to. Communicating in English a problem at a lot of places in Thailand. This very much a problem at Check Inn.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Check Inn Chinatown is located in the heart of Bangkok's Chinatown district. It is the main business area for textile, gifts, souvenirs and gold markets. The streets are filled with restaurants and stalls that will allow you to eat till you drop. The food stalls are conveniently opened 24 hours a day.The location also situates you close to the Chaophraya River, making it easy to access the historical tourist section of the city and also visit the Grand Palace, Wat Arun and the world famous Golden Buddha.The Hua Lamphong MRT station is close by, making it extremely convenient to access all major areas of the city. Public transportation and Tuk-Tuks are easily available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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