Rafael Mansion is a great place to stay not only because of it's convenient location near Suvarnabhumi Airport: for $20 you get a very clean, well designed, spacious and tidy room, free minibar with water, coke, tea, instant coffee and even cup noodles :). The immediate surroundings of the hotel aren't quite touristy and there isn't much to do unless you walk to the main street (10 minutes) where there's plenty of places to eat and have a drink in the evening (the hotel's restaurant closes at 10pm).
The owner's family and the staff at the front desk are very kind and helpful, making your stay as pleasant as possible. What I really appreciated was the fact that we could leave our bigger luggage at Rafael Mansion while traveling light to other destinations within Thailand. We kept on coming back to the hotel to update our wardrobe and catch another flight, so we stayed there 3 times during dec. 2011 - jan. 2012.
There's also wi fi and laundry service as well as AC in the rooms, which was great . I highly recommend it for transiting Bangkok.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking