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Royal Express Inn Bangkok
Ranked #502 of 728 Bangkok B&B and Inns
Reviewed May 13, 2012

To start out this is my 3rd vacation in Bangkok/Thailand and have stayed at many hotels in Thailand over the years. The location is top notch. It in the center of all action but quiet enough to get sleep when you need it. Very close to Skytrain which is a big plus.
The hotel is old, but has be renovated. My room had a air conditioner leak so I was getting wet going in/out of bathroom.
The staff were friendly by could not speak a lick of English which compounds any problems I had. I received someone else's wake up call very early one morning and never received the call I was looking for another morning (good thing I was already up and about or I would have missed my fight.) I was also charged for a towel which was damaged (ripped and stained) and placed in my room by the staff. They ordered me to pay 300 Baht and I ended up paying 150 Baht.
I was to meet a friend at this hotel. He was arriving later the day. When he arrived he found his room had been rented away and he ended up staying at a hotel all the way at the end of Soi 8 (1km away). He had booked his room with credit card and through travel very established travel website but that did not matter to the staff (who couldn't speak any English). Talk about frustrating.

Room Tip: Pay for the larger room for more space and comfort. The smaller rooms are very cramped.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 9, 2012

Stayed here booking last minute due to change of plans.
Very farmiliar with bkk but stayed here mainly due to excellent location.
On the plus side,it is nice and quiet,the rooms are new,clean and well organised.
On the down side,they are very small,there is no windows so very dark,but the worse thing was my experience on checkout.
Thought it strange there were a few scruffy thai men waiting on reception who sprung to life when I announced checkout as there was no mini bar ans I had paid in advance.
20 seconds later a small towel with minor shampoo stain was prodeced and I was ordered to pay 50 baht before I was allowed to leave.
When i expaliained that this would come out in the wash I was told should pay 150 baht to take it away.
Didn't want to cause scene over small amount so paid and left.
Will not be staying again as there are plenty of nicer places to stay in BKK

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 16, 2012

Excellant location, newly renovated, quiet rooms, friendly staff, low rates, good value

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 29, 2012

Stayed at Royal express Inn in bangkok. The pricing was extremely inexpensive but the location is excellent for travellers and the rooms very cofortable, clean and great value for money. Although there were no windows in the room the aircon worked perfectly and the central location in a quite street off sukhumvit was worth the stay. Would definitely recommend for people travelling who do not want to spend lots of time and wasted money on luxury accomdoation.

Room Tip: There is no lift so you need to walk up the stairs.
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 15, 2011

we stay over their for 4 night, it was quite ok as the hotel situated near to NANA BTS and very good environment , you can also enjoy good food next to the hotel.

room is dark, you must on light whole day,

we got very good room rate that is why we stayed in this hotel.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Ashaque H
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Reviewed September 30, 2017
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Room Tip: Mirad la habitacion antes de pagar.
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  • Stayed: September 2017, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 29, 2017
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Stayed: January 2017, traveled solo
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Address: 4/3, Soi Sukhumvit 8, Sukhumvit Road | Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Bangkok > Sukhumvit
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #502 of 728 B&Bs / Inns in Bangkok
Price Range: $23 - $30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Royal Express Inn Bangkok 2.5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Brand new inn is situated on Sukhumvit Soi 8. Royal Express Inn has 19 cheerful, modern & cozy rooms, with all rooms featuring a comfy king size-bed, wall-mounted flat screen TV, ensuite bathroom and complimentary wireless Internet access. It is only 50 meters from Nana BTS Skytrain Station & within an easy walk, a plethora of dining and entertainment venues, street stalls, banks, shopping centers and much more. ... more   less 
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