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Welcome Sawasdee Inn
Ranked #514 of 670 Bangkok B&B and Inns
Jerusalem, Israel
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“true horror!!”
Reviewed April 10, 2012

i booked this hotel online - believing their false photos of the place. the room looked like a 1960 bangkok prison cell. the staff was careless. the toilet was gross. do not book this hotel. we could not stay there and had to go look for another hotel.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Captain Cook, Hawaii
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2012

It starts off with the unhappy receptionist who could care less if you stay or go.Then comes the trip up the dirty stairs to to dirty room.On the plus side the rooms are well ventalated because the windows are broken.My wife asked me to stuff the dirty towells in the holes in the walls to keep rats from comming in. IMPORTANT TIP!!!
insist on a room on lower floor because if the place catch on fire ,those people in the upper floors are toast.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank stacey s
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KhaosanArea, Area Director at Welcome Sawasdee Inn, responded to this review, April 4, 2012
Dear Stacey S,

On behalf of hotel management , Please kindly accept our sincere apology regarding your dissatisfaction with our facilities & services during your stay we hasten to apologize for the inconvenience caused . Please, rest assured that remedy actions are under way to avoid reoccurrence of similar situations.

We would like to take the opportunity to thank you for taking time and trouble to inform us about your experience. It is only by these kind of comments that we are able to constantly improve our services and standards.

We would like you to faith in our services & product improvement and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Sawasdee on Khaosan Road , Bangkok , we remain.

Yours sincerely,

Daranee Thipsathien, Ms.
Area Director
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2012

Cramped, dingy, dirty. Nothing like what their website photos show. Holes in the windows, shower/toilet area only barely big enough for the toilet to fit in. Would only recommend it for an emergency 1 night stay. A slight step up from sleeping in the gutter but only just !

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
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1 Thank RavinNutter
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KhaosanArea, Area Director at Welcome Sawasdee Inn, responded to this review, April 4, 2012
Dear Ravin Nutter,

On behalf of hotel management , Please kindly accept our sincere apology regarding your dissatisfaction with our facilities during your stay , we hasten to apologize for the inconvenience caused . Please, rest assured that remedy actions are under way to avoid reoccurrence of similar situations.

We would like to take the opportunity to thank you for taking time and trouble to inform us about your experience. It is only by these kind of comments that we are able to constantly improve our services and standards.

We would like you to faith in our services & product improvement and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Sawasdee on Khaosan Road , Bangkok , we remain.

Yours sincerely,

Daranee Thipsathien, Ms.
Area Director
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Houston, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed January 7, 2012

We booked this hotel as a "landing spot" to begin our vacation exploring Bangkok. The pictures online are NOT this hotel...this hotel is beyond filthy, trash in the halls, moldy smell, stained bedding, the smallest rooms ever, a shower that you would have to sit on the toilet to use, with wires hanging above the shower head?! The clerk at the counter even suggest we check the room before we take our luggage up as "we might not like it". She was right.. We left our luggage in the room at the risk of getting bugs or being stolen. This place is awful! We walked about a block away and checked hotels until we found the New Siam II a hotel that is new, has a pool, an elevator, a restaurant, is clean, safe, near the water access, and has great helpful staff! All this extra for only $8USD more! Please do yourself a favor RUN! New Siam has 3 locations in this area as well - see http://www.newsiam.net

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank jmkalksne
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KhaosanArea, Area Director at Welcome Sawasdee Inn, responded to this review, April 4, 2012
Dear Jmkalksne ,

On behalf of hotel management , Please kindly accept our sincere apology regarding your dissatisfaction with our facilities & services during your stay we hasten to apologize for the inconvenience caused . Please, rest assured that remedy actions are under way to avoid reoccurrence of similar situations.

We would like to take the opportunity to thank you for taking time and trouble to inform us about your experience. It is only by these kind of comments that we are able to constantly improve our services and standards.

We would like you to faith in our services & product improvement and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Sawasdee on Khaosan Road , Bangkok , we remain.

Yours sincerely,

Daranee Thipsathien, Ms.
Area Director
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Warsaw
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed December 31, 2011

Hotel is not the best but also the worst.
A hot shower, no worms - can not look, but clean.
Price may have to be lower. It is important to view the rooms, because they have better and worse. Perhaps you can find in the same price something better - worth looking.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
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Thank BartSmurf
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KhaosanArea, Area Director at Welcome Sawasdee Inn, responded to this review, April 4, 2012
Dear Bart Smurf ,

On behalf of hotel management , Please kindly accept our sincere apology regarding your dissatisfaction with our facilities & services during your stay we hasten to apologize for the inconvenience caused . Please, rest assured that remedy actions are under way to avoid reoccurrence of similar situations.

We would like to take the opportunity to thank you for taking time and trouble to inform us about your experience. It is only by these kind of comments that we are able to constantly improve our services and standards.

We would like you to faith in our services & product improvement and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Sawasdee on Khaosan Road , Bangkok , we remain.

Yours sincerely,

Daranee Thipsathien, Ms.
Area Director
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Prague, Czech Republic
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 18, 2011

This place is just terrible. No windows, bugs in room, horrible bathroom...a nightmare. The staff was absolutely unhelpful and did not want to give us our money back...moreover they were cheating! We gave them 500 bahts for 1 night and they wrote 450 on the paper and kept the rest...Never more!!!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Jana K
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KhaosanArea, Area Director at Welcome Sawasdee Inn, responded to this review, April 4, 2012
Dear Jana K,

On behalf of hotel management , Please kindly accept our sincere apology regarding your dissatisfaction with our facilities & services during your stay we hasten to apologize for the inconvenience caused . Please, rest assured that remedy actions are under way to avoid reoccurrence of similar situations.

We would like to take the opportunity to thank you for taking time and trouble to inform us about your experience. It is only by these kind of comments that we are able to constantly improve our services and standards.

We would like you to faith in our services & product improvement and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Sawasdee on Khaosan Road , Bangkok , we remain.

Yours sincerely,

Daranee Thipsathien, Ms.
Area Director
Report response as inappropriate
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1 review
Reviewed December 13, 2011

Stayed with 2 friends and no its not the best place but its cheap for just somewhere to crash. The room was pretty small and the bathroom tiny. There is probably better places in the area for the same price...

  • Stayed January 2011
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Thank GS7
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Property: Welcome Sawasdee Inn
Address: 5-7 Soi Rongmai, Chao Fa Rd. | Phanakorn, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Bangkok > Banglamphu
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #514 of 670 B&Bs / Inns in Bangkok
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Welcome Sawasdee Inn 1.5*
Number of rooms: 69
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A 15-minute walk from Khaosan Road, Sawasdee Welcome Inn provides free 24-hour receptionist with English speaker . It features eastern vintage’s lobby and free wifi in public area . All rooms are simple décor equipped with air conditioning and flat screen TV , offers mixed dormitories with a shared bathroom and rooms with a private bathroom. Sawasdee Welcome Inn is 300 metes walk to the Grand Palace and Chaopraya river and easy access to get public transportation to downtown. ... more   less 
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