First of all, I was expecting a shoebox sized room. But upon arrival at 402, my wife and I both exclaimed - "Ay, It's not that small!" We weren't tripping over our stuff or anything like that. I've seen rooms in London that were smaller! Rooms were cozy, all appliances worked well. The layout of the room made the room seem even more spacious.
However, if you are suffering from jet lag, bring your eye shades coz the blinds don't black out the light, so it'll be hard to catch up on sleep. It's not all THAT bright, but don't expect an eclipse when you close the blinds, that's what i'm trying to say.
However, if you were travelling with friends of the opposite sex, this may not be a suitable hotel. Simply coz the bathroom and toilet do not have locks on the doors, and the doors are just glass and plastic, so you can see the outline of the person inside. Which, well, since I was with me wife, was just fine by me ;) heh heh..
Breakfast - Simple. Cereal, toast, fruits, juice and salad. Coffee tea..Choice of eggs, 1 serving of eggs per person..
Staff - Very friendly and helpful. The receptionist Got us into the lift, before running up 4 floors to get to our room before us to open the door for us. She thought it was impolite to take the lift with guests..we told her not to be silly and held the lift for her and insisted she take the lift with us the next day when she was moving a weighing scale upstairs and again refused to take the lift with us. She said it was not proper for us to be holding the lift and pressing buttons for her when she was a staff at the hotel. We told her - we're all human. hahaha..She got in:)
The In-house masseuse was also a delightful cheerful lady! She was most helpful and friendly!
Location. Let me tell you how to get there. Simple instructions. Tell the driver : Pratunam, Petchuburi (Pronounced PET-BULLY) Soi 15. Once you enter soi 15, go straight down until you see PERIOD HOTEL on your left. Take a left at PERIOD HOTEL. On this small side road, about 25m in, is a green wall of fake grass that says METZ HOTEL in white.
If you walk in from the main road, it's a 2-3min walk in. The other reviews which said it was FAR in and a horrid location - Untrue. it's easy.
* To Platinum Mall - Out soi 15, turn left, cross the overhead bridge outside soi 19.
* To Ratchthewi BTS - Out soi 15, turn right, cross overhead bridge. Walk straight down until you see the BTS station on your left.
* To Pratunam wholesale market : Ahhhhh...this one takes a bit of navigation and familiarity. Which comes with time. Tip - Look up, use Baiyoke sky tower as a guide, walk towards it. Remember route, repeat next day. hahahaha...oh come on, you're a tourist, get lost a lil'..
No 7-11s in the soi, so do get your own provisions on your way back. The only thing you have along the small soi are massage joints. Get the older masseuses, I got a young one (not my choice) and it was brute force. The massage joint where the masseuses wear pink looked the most presentable and my wife went there twice. That's also the one nearest to Metz.
The soi (lane) is very dark, and not advisable for ladies to walk around on their own.
Here's a tip for you if you are walking back in at night. Along soi 15, make a left at boxpackers hotel instead of PERIOD hotel. This turning is lighted and there's a guard (of sorts) here. Walk in, make a right at the ONLY exit in this area and walah! metz is on your left! If you take THIS route, you skip the rats running across the dark lane and annoying hustler taxi drivers outside Metz. If you don't mind both, then by all means.. :)
Ladies at the massage joint did advise my wife that soi 15 should not be walked alone by ladies coz of muggings.
To get back to the airport, the hotel staff will head out to the main road to get a cab in for you for a small fee of THB30.
Just 1 grouse - We put the "Do not disturb sign" and went out. When we returned, we found new bottles of water and our clothes on the bed had been moved.The housekeeping meant well, but...the sign says what we mean man..do not disturb. And not like they made the bed or anything, our clothes were just stacked neatly, and moved.
But all in all, I'd stay at Metz again without a doubt.
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