Upon arrival, I would suggest you have it on MapQuest, in Thai, for the taxi's. Two cabbies took me to the wrong spot. It is tucked into a nondescript alley.
Once there, it is in a very good location. I love the waterfront area around the Shangri-La hotel. Movement up and down the Chao Praya is better than hitting the streets of Bangkok. I would take a taxi from the hotel to the Shangri-La or River City Mall and have all the dining experience one would need. Along the Chao Praya, you can sail to Aquatique - a new area along the water that has dining, drinking, shows, market.
Used their laundry services. Pants were washed and ironed quickly and at a great price.
The hotel is a good value. I paid $37 plus tax per night. The room is clean, large and comfortable. Good Cable TV when you crash in your room. There is a restaurant (I didn't use it) and a food mart (very limited stuff, but usable). The staff is accommodating. I was not happy with the first room they gave me. My neighbor had his door open and TV on loud and the a/c wasn't blowing out cold air. They moved me to a better room. No questions asked.
Overall, I was happy there and would recommend it to anyone on a budget. Traveling as a single traveler, I would return there again.More
- Free Wifi
- Breakfast included