I booked my stay 2 months ahead of my intended stay as i was interested in not only the location, but also the "Free" wireless internet.
I was pleasantly surprised that the walk from the Airport link station to the hotel was only a few minutes walk as compared to the animated map that looks forever to walk. It's only a junction away and with the SOI 12 road sign just outside the main road, there's no way to miss the hotel. Those lugging their BIG luggage will need to be aware of the uneven walkpath along to the hotel.
Another thing that made me smile was when i reached there, it was only ~1030am which was way earlier then i expected, they allowed me to check in and get my stuff unpacked. But it was also the moment that i realised they have discontinued the "FREE" wireless internet. I didn't expected that when i paid for the stay.
But fret not, the charges for the usage isn't at all sky high and you can buy it for an hour or for 24 hours and the condition allows the user to access the wifi till the last min of their purchase during their stay there. I didn't pay for the wifi as there were internet cafe a few blocks away which offer a cheaper alternative. Only draw back is the privacy.
For this hotel, there's no shuttle service to anywhere but they willingly help you to get a cab.
As for food, my package came with the breakfast. i must say, it's a very simple ala carte breakfast but i really like the Porridge or Rice with Soup. Overall it's not outstanding but for the price i paid, i'm not asking for more.
The room i had was facing the entrance of the hotel, the problem lies with the fact that every single morning, there will be packs of dogs around the area barking at around 6-7am, making sleep almost impossible unless you have ear plugs on. This goes on for an hour or so, probably due to feeders in the area or something..
Service wise, they will make up your bed without you telling them after the first few requests. The reason why they are doing that was, they are still printing the "DO NOT DISTURB" tag. The counter girls aren't really good with english, the manger-ish looking guy speaks well but might take some hand signs and stuff.
Overall i'm happy with my stay except the fact that there's not many familiar eateries in the area (like Mac or Starbucks) except 7-eleven. Note: the Food store near the Junction doesn't have any english wordings on the Menu.
Well that's all i've for you guys... i won't mind staying there but for the lack of convenient eateries and communications, i'll prefer going back to the last hotel i stayed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- BANGKOK CITY HOTEL NEAR PRATUNAM. EASY ACCESS BY AIRPORT RAIL LINK. BUDGET FRIENDLY HOTEL Perfect hotel to start exploring the city of Bangkok. Located right in the heart of Bangkok at Ratchaprarop Road, yet in a tranquil district of Pratunam - popular shopping arcade. Free Internet WiFi is available.Stay in downtown Bangkok with the starting budget friendly rate for the boutique hotel in Bangkok. Hotel de Bangkok is a boutique and cozy city hotel near Pratunam local shopping arcade & airport rail link at Ratchaprarop station. The unique design of Thai contemporary adjoining with the atmosphere of Western blended well together giving Hotel de Bangkok a warmth and friendly ambience. This lovely Bangkok hotel is also exceptionally positioned in one of the finest Bangkok locations near Pratunam shopping arcade where guests can easily access to several Bangkok attractions including markets, Platinum shopping mall, King Power Complex, night entertainments and etc. Thus, undoubtedly Hotel de Bangkok is the perfect place to stay for leisure, business, take a rest or long stay. All offers are certainly budget friendly including our fine culinary at Bistro de Bangkok Restaurant. ... more less
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