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“Not good for the money!”
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Smile Inn
Ranked #263 of 695 Bangkok B&B and Inns
Reviewed December 10, 2012

I was very disappointed in this place. We booked through Agoda as we were flying from far away. Read a bunch of reviews to book something just for a few nights and then find something on foot as you get a better deal. Well, we didn't listen as we booked this place for 8 nights.

The location is good as it's very close to a market so getting morning meals is really cheap and delicious (turn right when you step out of the hotel and continue straight past Bo Bae Tower). Also good for taking buses if you can learn to do that.

However, it was way overpriced. The rooms do not look like in the pictures, the hotel is older and more used on the inside. We paid almost $30 per night through Agoda (including the taxes), but afterward we found a WAY NICER HOTEL for $16 a night. There is no hot water - just cold. The fridge had some mold on the inside. The shower was just a shower-head in the bathroom so everything gets wet when you take a shower. The windows do not close properly so bugs get in through the gaps. Also, the windows provide no insulation against the noise from the outside. There is a loud speaker (and we were on the 4th floor) blasting who knows what early in the morning. Also, there are many tuk tuks, cars, and loud motorcycles which travel down Damrong Rak Rd from early on in the morning. Bring earplugs!

By the way, do not book through Agoda as they charge a terrible rate for all hotels. The hotel that we are at now, paying $16 a night for three weeks (VAT included), is priced at $40 on Agoda (then add VAT to that, too).

Room Tip: Make sure you print the map to show the taxi as nobody knows where it is by neither hotel name or ad...
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

My wife and me stayed here a few nights in November 2012. Picked this hotel because of quiet location (thanon damrong rak) and still nearby old city center. Booked via agoda, notified the hotel we would arrive extremely late (1.30am); prompt reply (top!). When arrived, only night guard waiting for us, had to call (sleeping) receptionist, check-in happened quickly enough though.
Stayed at first floor, quiet. No traffic noise, etc. (top!)
Key card security, night guard = safe feeling. (top!) (when going upstairs, mind your head)
Cleaning of room could be slightly better, but when we told the receptionist, got clean sheets etc.
Upside: quiet location (nearby Golden Mount and city center, nearby Khlong Sean Seab express boats), nice room, friendly personnel.
Downside: the cleaning of room was not 100% perfect, not all days the reception was staffed, the offered breakfast is best to be ignored in foodheaven-BKK: good options in the neighborhood - streetfood stalls with breakfast for 30-40THB. Hotel is difficult to find for taxi drivers but when telling Bo Bae tower usually not a problem.
Would love to stay here again!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank yellsaurus
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Reviewed May 16, 2012

Stayed here for two nights. The rooms are very new and very modern and clean. Got AC, TV, Fridge, and a very clean Bathroom. Staff was very helpful and booked a cab for the airport. Has a key card entry and very safe. From the City center to here a cab would cost you 50 bath and a tuk would be 30. Nearest BTS sky train is National Stadium. Easy to find. Print a map and show to the driver that's the best way.

Room Tip: All rooms are new and same furniture. Think IKEA ones :)
  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank jayan_uk
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Management response:Responded June 21, 2012

Thank you very much for your helpful reviews. We are very happy to hear from you and hope to see you at Smile Inn.

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Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: August 2017, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: March 2017
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Reviewed February 9, 2017
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Room Tip: Straßenseite oder im Inneren des Hotels
  • Stayed: February 2017, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 2, 2017
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  • Stayed: December 2016, traveled with family
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Thank Constanza P
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Address: 136-138 Damrongrak Road. Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Bangkok
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Ranked #263 of 695 B&Bs / Inns in Bangkok
Price Range: $15 - $28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Smile Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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