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Royal Rattankosin Hotel
Ranked #715 of 891 Hotels in Bangkok
Reviewed February 8, 2014

We stayed at the Royal Hotel for 3 nights when first arriving in Bangkok from the UK. Very convenient for Khosan Road and night food stalls. Makes a good base for central main attractions. Rooms basic and clean although décor is dated and in need of refurbishing. Staff helpful. Breakfast included and very good - lots of choice, both Western & Thai. Rooms at back very quiet. A good hotel for the price.

Room Tip: Asf for a room at the back overlooking the swimming pool
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 22, 2014

This is a late review. I booked a twin room for five nights at the Royal Bangkok Hotel during my trip to Bangkok with my niece. The online rate was ridiculous low and considering the hotel's central location I did not hesitate to here. The twin room was OK though they can still improve on the lighting to give it a more lively atmosphere. The buffet breakfast was very good with lots of delicious food. Just like us you will surely leave the dining area with a heavy tummy and fully satisfied.

At the ground floor the hotel has a foreign exchange counter and a tour desk. We booked the day tour to the Floating Market, Samutprakarn Crocodile Farm and Zoo, and a wood carving shop. The following day we rented a car with driver for the full day trip to Ayutthaya. We spent more time at the hotel at the end of our City Tour since some major attractions can be reached by foot from the Royal Hotel Bangkok, and the rest by a short tuktuk ride. There is also an outdoor swimming pool at the hotel where you can refresh at the end of the day.

Notwithstanding the mixed reviews my experience at the Royal Hotel Bangkok was pleasant and I will consider staying here again on my future trips to Bangkok.

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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 22, 2014

I stayed at this hotel one night on my own and one night after I joined a tour. I’d stayed here three times previously. The hotel shows it’s age, but the room I had was spacious and clean. The bed was a little hard for my liking. There was a desk, a wardrobe and large bathroom with a shower/bathtub combination. Lighting was good and the air conditioning strong. It’s convenient to the Grand Palace, National Museum and other sights. Wifi is available in the lobby for a charge of 150 THB for 2 hours (didn’t use it). Didn’t use the TV. Breakfast was very good with a combination of Thai and western food. As before, a decent place to stay at a decent price.
If you’re coming from the airport you can take the City Line train to the Phaya Thai station and take a taxi from there. Take the elevator to the ground floor and walk out to the street. There are usually taxis waiting; if not, one will be along in a few minutes. Make sure the driver knows where the hotel is and make sure he uses the meter.

Room Tip: Rooms on the street side are noisy. Ask for a room away from the street.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

I was here to meet a tour group. The people at the front desk were not that helpful. Internet is VERY expensive. I heard they tack on a huge fee if they call you a taxi. The room was fine, nothing fancy. Breakfast was very good. I suppose if you are just in Bangkok of a day or so and want to see the sites in this area, which are great, then this might be better than some of the other places on Khao San.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

Room not really nice. If we compare prices with other places, it's expensive. Really nice with included breakfast. Place in the middle of historic area in Bangkok, really good, quiet but close to popular places


  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

We didn't have a choice on where to stay as we went to Thailand on a tour. If you do have the choice on where to stay in Bangkok stay well away from this place.

Yes the location is brilliant, which makes it even more shocking why the place is so awful.

Simply put the entire building is dirty, we had two rooms both were disgusting and filthy, the second stank of sewers!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in Bangkok for 3 nights and booked a package with transfer, tours, ... which included this hotel.

The staff was nice and friendly. The breakfast was good, not many things to choose for "western style" but what the offered was good (toast, fried egg and ham).

The location is really good, close to Khao San road (5 min walk) but still quiet.

Rooms were clean but little old with some damage on the walls . Air Con worked very well - but no wifi.

Pool is nice to relax after hours of sightseeing but quite small.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Additional Information about Royal Rattankosin Hotel

Address: 2 Ratchadamnoen Klang, Bangkok 10200, Thailand (Formerly Royal Hotel Bangkok)
Location: Thailand > Bangkok > Banglamphu
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#276 Luxury Hotel in Bangkok
Price Range: $31 - $82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Royal Rattankosin Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 300
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Also Known As:
Bangkok Royal Hotel
Royal Hotel Bangkok

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