We stayed in the Royal Ivory at the beginning of March upon our arrival in Bangkok and now in April before our departure. The Royal Ivory is obviously an old hotel. The tiles/grout in many areas of the bathroom are moldy but, considering what she had to work with...our maid was efficient and kept the room very clean. (Strangely enough - we were assigned the same room - #310 - for our second stay.) Upon arrival in our room for the second stay, we found it smelled intensely of smoke...might not be a problem for you smokers but - we aren't. We mentioned the odor to the maid the next morning and she thoroughly cleaned and sprayed making the room "habitable" for us.
The room does have a "mini-bar" although it is not something we use. However, it is nice to have a small refridgerator and the hot pot and complimentary coffee.
The #1 amenity for us is the free wi-fi....drawback: you must go to the front desk daily for a new username and password...something new since our stay in March.
Breakfast buffet: always a nice selection of items however things are usually lukewarm at best and we have tried the buffet at different hours. It's always the same - barely warm food. Everything is kept in "warming trays" however, we've never seen the burners underneath the trays lit. There is an nice omlette station...so you can get eggs that are hot!
Definitely liked the pool the LEAST. Once again, it is obviously old. (That should not necessarily be a bad thing.) The pool water is cloudy and the pool tiles are cracked, missing pieces, moldy and sprouting a fuzzy growth of who knows what! My judgment: good place to enjoy the sun but not a healthy place to enjoy the pool. You could not pay me to go into this pool! If it not giong to be cleaned and maintained regularly, it should be CLOSED.
Location: Quiet area further back on Soi 4 - although maybe not an area for families with children....many bars and questionable "bar girls" as you walk up the Soi to Sukhumvit - adult Location is within reasonable walking distance to Nana BTS station - big plus.
The staff we have had contact with have been friendly and helpful. One word of advice: if you've paid in advance, make sure you have your payment voucher for check-in. Both stays we've been asked how we will pay....they never seem to have the payment infomation.
We've traveled in many other countries...staying in various hotels, guesthouses, etc. For the price we paid for the Royal Ivory we were happy with our stay (with the definite exception of the pool). Good value for the money but book online or you will pay more!
Would recommend to friends without children due to the "adult" area location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located walking distance to Bangkok’s Central Business District of shopping malls, office buildings, dining and entertainment outlets. Royal Ivory Bangkok also offers a free shuttle service to Nana Skytrain station, Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre and Benjakit Park. Royal Ivory offers three types of rooms; Superior, Deluxe and a Presidential Suite. Rooms are contemporary in design with tea and coffee making facilities, satellite and cable TV, internet connection, a kitchenette (deluxe only) and more. The Presidential Suite has two bedrooms, a lounge with Plasma TV, dining area for 6 and more. Other facilities of the hotel include a swimming pool and a restaurant where you can enjoy a delicious meal, play a game of pool or watch a football match on the wall-mounted TV. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Ivory Bangkok Hotel Bangkok
- Royal Ivory Hotel Bangkok