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“starts ok, ends badly”
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Discovery Lodge
Ranked #819 of 1,245 Specialty Lodging in Bangkok
Bangkok
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“starts ok, ends badly”
Reviewed January 31, 2010

I stayed here for 3000baht for one month which was very good while doing a nearby TESOL course, however the bathroom leaks everywhere, I was fighting a roach and ant infestation, my toilet blocked up easily, the supposed serviced aspect was a joke in 1 month it was cleaned only once properly and the sheets changed on request one other time, the contact given by the college has not been here for 9 months and the new bloke running the show drinks too much and works too little, he left one student stranded at the airport after arrival, as he was busy drinking. "Recently refurbished rooms" hahaha where from the dump ? Wi-Fi access, yeah if you are within 3 rooms of the office, also the pictures on the web site are of one nice room my mate had, the rest look like old brothel rooms which they are, love mirrors above the bed do you ? My couch was literally collapsing, and the "nice balcony to relax and sunbathe on" Is the driveway around the block, where cars and motorbikes constantly drive past. Lastly after the one month special price through the college, it goes up 5000Bht to 8000 baht for a dump with cold showers and poor aircon hahahahaha, we bailed as soon as the 1 month expired. Also I would hardly describe the place as secure I climbed through my own "locked" window once after forgetting the key. Oh and not to forget the holes in the door and walls and the filthy walls, this were poorly patched and the room quicly painted after i complained politely, Don't get me wrong It was a cheap place to stay for a few weeks, but much of what they say and show on their own website is absolute rubbish, I only expected what was advertised and nothing more.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 20, 2008

I've been staying - off and on - at Discovery Lodge, ever since a 3-month stay in 2006 to take a nearby TESOL course. For a first-timer difficult to find, but several nights there reveal on-site/nearby internet cafes; delicious food [I pay B20-30/meal] at "under-the-stairs" stalls; eclectic but manner guests; and - most of all - the person who keeps it all together [including free, spontaneous BBQs] is manager/owner, "Nina": considerate, kind, intelligent, worldly, practical. Taking the Chiang Mai train this week back to The Lodge for a couple of days.

  • Liked — Nina - and all the advice [including medical] she holds in her head
  • Disliked — Location: in the North, between Hwai Khwan and Sutisan MRT, tedious to get to the centre
  • Stayed June 2006, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 15, 2007

I am currently doing a TESOL course in Thailand, (bangkok) and was looking for accommodationj for 4 weeks. The school recommended the Discovery lodge as it was handy.
I thank them for their recommendation.

Although on the other side of town to the backpacker crowd, the prices here at the lodge would definitely suit travelling couples.
Each room is fully airconditioned, a huge bed, a huge bath (spa / jacuzzi) and a large lounge with fridge.
The whole place as wireless internet, but if you aren't carrying a laptop, there is also free internet access in the office.

There are 31 rooms, mostly filled with travelling westerners. Eaqsy access to the subway, a 5 minute walk, easy access to supermarkets, a 5 minute walk, easy access to entertainment - just jump on a train or call a cab.

The rates are soo cheap. I am paying $175USD for 4 weeks, that is USD8.7 per night. The rooms are serviced every 4 days.
Electricity is billed seperately and there is a washing machine and dryer available for 30 baht (80 cents US)
The management are very friendly and accommodating.

All in all I would recommend this place if you wanted to escape the standard Bangkok Backpackers but still pay very budget rates.

  • Liked — the value for money and room size
  • Disliked — older building
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled solo
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Property: Discovery Lodge
Address: 234 Rachadaphisek Road, Bangkok, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Bangkok
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Ranked #819 of 1,245 Specialty Lodging in Bangkok
Number of rooms: 25

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