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Buddy Lodge Hotel
Ranked #176 of 881 Hotels in Bangkok
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Quiet and elegant colonial hotel in the heart of kao San road. The rooms are clean and the staff is polite. The swimming pool on the roof is perfect for relaxing after a hot day of walking and shopping. The rooms are confortable and very well kept, they're are hardly silent, due to the noise coming from the street, so you may want to ask fo a room on the quiete side of the building. The travel agency is very efficient, trustworthy. I had been here two years ago the hotel has improved since then. Expecially the new manager is very kind and efficient, he did his best to make us feel comfortable, give us good advice about how to move around town and to solve our problems. A special thanks to him and his team! :)

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Thank laGeorgette
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CRM_officer, Guest Relations Manager at Buddy Lodge Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2013

Dear La Georgette,

Thank you for your message and delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us.

We do hope that we have the chance to welcome you back on your next visit to Bangkok.

With best regards and grateful thanks.

John Pettengell
Group Guest Services Manager

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Reviewed July 27, 2013

This hotel is where myself & my partner started our 5 month travelling trip & it was a great place to start. We wanted to spend slightly more than usual backpackers so it's not cheap but reasonable.
The overall stay was pleasant with comfortable beds with a mosquito net.
The bathroom had running hot water all day & supplied toiletries for all needs.
The roof top pool was great to relax on & got very busy.
Overall our 5 nights made our first stop to Bangkok very enjoyable!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank lydshep
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CRM_officer, Guest Relations Manager at Buddy Lodge Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2013

Dear Lydshep,

Thank you for your lovely and thoughtful comments about our hotel, we were overjoyed to hear you had such a pleasant stay here.

Your kind words about our boutique hotel will be shared with all our staff, who I am sure will be pleased to read them.

We look forward to welcoming you back.

Kind Regards

John Pettengell
Group Guest Services Manager

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Reviewed July 24, 2013

We spent three nights at this hotel at the end of june. lovely big bed, great bathroom. Didn't use the pool as it was been refurbished. Fantastic location On Khoasan Rd . The only negative point that there was coffee in the rooms but no kettle.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Del1269
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CRM_officer, Guest Relations Manager at Buddy Lodge Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2013

Dear Del1269,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our hotel and providing us with some very valuable feedback.

We are glad you liked the colonial style of our rooms and made the most of our prime location at the heart of the Khaosan Road.

As you mention in your review we unfortunately had to undertake a major renovation of the hotel’s swimming pool area during your stay. We tried our best to inform our guests this work was taking place in advance and offered our in-house guests an alternative pool at our sister property the Hotel De Moc.

Currently all our Deluxe rooms come with tea and coffee facilities, but we do not offer this option in our Superior rooms. Sometime in the near future we will be reviewing this policy and looking at the possibility of adding this facility to all our rooms.

Thank you once more for choosing our hotel and we hope to see you again on your next holiday to Thailand.

Kind Regards

John Pettengell
Group Guest Services Manager

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Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

I have stayed at quite a few places in the Khao San Rd area and this place is the best so far! The price reasonable, rooms clean and comfortable with good amenities, and with a room away from Khao San rd - a good nights sleep.
The staff are all very friendly and helpful and even charged our ipad for us at reception while we are out (as the power in the room goes off when you are not in it). The only thing was the time it took to check in and check out - it all seemed a little confusing and overly complicated for staff and took ages!
Will definitely stay again - I will just allow more time for check in and out so Im not so rushed!

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Thank Wilp33
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CRM_officer, Guest Relations Manager at Buddy Lodge Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2013

Dear Wilp33,

Thank you for choosing the Buddy Lodge Hotel located at the heart of the exciting Khaosan Road area of Bangkok.

We are overjoyed by your comment on us being in your opinion the best hotel in this area!

We apologize if the check-in and check-out procedure seemed overly complicated. For every guest room as part of our check-out process we have to ask our Housekeeping Department to check both the mini-bar and room appliances.

We have recently appointed a new Front Office Manager and one of her tasks will be to look into this issue and see how we can improve this important hotel service.

We wish you all the best and hope to see you again in the near future.

Kind Regards

John Pettengell
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

We travelled with kids and Khaosan Road chaos can be a little overwhelming at times. Buddy Lodge offers a bit of respite from that chaos.

This is an old building but you can see that some effort is being made to maintain it! The rooms on the 2nd and 3rd floor are really nice - we had inter-leading rooms and a big balcony off each. Because of the noise from the street we had rooms that faced into the centre behind the hotel - horrible view but quiet at night - which was what we wanted.

Pool area is really nice.

Perfect location for exploring Khaosan road and within walking distance of river and Grand Palace. Loads of fast food outlets on the doorstep if that is your thing.

Can be difficult to get a taxi to take you back to Khaosan Road in peak traffic. Can usually negotiate a fixed price at those times though.

Room Tip: 2nd and 3rd floor - not street facing for least noise!
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Liesl W
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CRM_officer, Guest Relations Manager at Buddy Lodge Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2013

Dear Liesl W,

Thank you for staying at the Buddy Lodge Hotel and for taking the time to write a few words on Trip Advisor relating to your recent stay with us.

We were delighted to read you and your family had such an enjoyable stay at our busy city hotel. As you mention in your review the Buddy Lodge is well located right at the heart of Khaosan Road, the famous backpacker street, featured in popular films like ‘The Beach.’

We are also pleased you liked the hotel's connecting Deluxe rooms. These rooms are ideal for families as they have doors which can open up and form one large connected room.

Our hotel has recently undertaken a major renovation of our 5th floor swimming pool area. We have replaced all the wooden decking and made a massive improvement on the general appearance of the pool area. We believe that our pool area is now the perfect retreat for our guests who are looking to to relax, take in some Thailand sunshine and get away from the Khaosan chaos below.

We hope you will choose the Buddy Lodge again in the future.

Kind Regards

John Pettengell
Group Guest Services Manager

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Reviewed July 19, 2013

Great hotel, clean and friendly service. Lovely rooftop pool and bar. Located in lively area of Khao San road. Not ideal choice for families, if you want some peace and quiet. Breakfast was very average.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Rana K
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CRM_officer, Guest Relations Manager at Buddy Lodge Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2013

Dear Rana K,

Thank you for staying at the Buddy Lodge Hotel, our whole team were very pleased to read you were happy with all the different hotel facilities we offer.

We are currently in the process of reviewing our breakfast menu and are planning to make some significant changes in the near future.

Thank you once again for staying and we hope to see you again on your next trip to Bangkok.

Kind Regards

John Pettengell
Group Guest Services Manager

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Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights, perfect backpacker lOcation , right next to mc Donald's on kohsan rd but once you'd enter the hotel you wouldn't think so.. Beautiful rooms and best pool that I've seen anywhere.. Oozes class.. The manger was an English guy who was extremely helpful to us , it's a no brainer if your looking for somewhere to stay in Bangkok .. Just book it

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Thank Dan L
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CRM_officer, Guest Relations Manager at Buddy Lodge Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2013

Dear Lucey Dan,

Greetings to you from the busy city of Bangkok.

Thank you for taking the time to write a short review of your recent time at our hotel, we really appreciate your kind words about our location, pool and customer service.

Thank you also for your kind recommendation to other travelers to book our hotel if they are going to Bangkok.

See you next time.

Kind Regards

John Pettengell
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Address: 265 Khaosan Rd. Taladyod Pranakorn, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
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Location: Thailand > Bangkok > Banglamphu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#140 Business Hotel in Bangkok
Price Range: $46 - $67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Buddy Lodge Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 76
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located within the shopping and entertainment streets of Khaosan Road, Buddy Lodge is your best refuge of a cozy hotel where guests can return to a quiet relaxation away from the entire bustle of the tourist street market. The historical core of Bangkok where most of the tourist attractions are found just around the corner and one can walk to visit Bangkok’s most popular tourist attractions, The Grand Palace, The Golden Mount, The Temple of The Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), The Temple of The Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho), The Democracy Monument, and many other cultural sites in the Bangkok City Old Town. Buddy Lodge offers the most convenient location and comfortable facilities for travelers to the popular Khaosan Road and visitors to the famous historical places of Bangkok. ... more   less 
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