A disclaimer before you think I have extremely bad taste:
We didn’t choose this hotel. It was part of a travel deal for Bangkok that we bought and we had no choice but to go along with it. If you’ve read my other hotel reviews, you’d know this is something we would not have chosen in a million years.
Ok moving on with this post, so here we are in a dodgy street in Bangkok – and there’s our hotel.
We arrived at the hotel late morning, and not surprisingly our room wasn’t ready. So we were told to wait in the waiting area for 30 minutes. Of course being a digital media addict with no access to the internet all morning, I just had to ask for the lobby wifi password. I remembered checking on Agoda that wireless and LAN connection in rooms are chargeable, but they didnt say anything about public areas.
Ladies and gents, it’s chargeable too. By the hour. Pfft.
So we waited and waited for 30 minutes, browsing Japanese fashion magazines for men and getting bored real fast (both of us have short attention span)
And then we were told there’s a room available, but there’s no windows – and if we’d like to take a look. If we don’t like it, there’s another room coming up in 10 minutes (with windows). Perhaps because we just needed something to do, we went to take a look at the windowless room. It was mightily depressing and so we turned it down, went down to the lobby and waited out another 10 minutes.
Are you getting the feeling that I’m showing all the pleasant photos of the lobby to delay showing photos of the room itself? It’s okay, you’re right. Plus I did think the lobby was quite presentable. White is so my colour. The above photo was the breakfast area.
And then our room was finally ready. I always hate putting up ugly things, but we need to do this review. So here we go.
First of all, even though there’s a window, there’s no view. Second of all, for some reason this room with the window is bigger and less cramped than the windowless one earlier. But it was still depressing. Never have we wanted to get out of a hotel room so badly (this was a record breaker, because we’d normally faun and awe and take 30 minutes taking photos of a beautiful room). But this is what it is.
The sink is outside the bathroom. And this was practically the first thing we saw when we came in. Mood killer, to be honest.
They did however provide toiletries, which was quite a surprise but before you get too happy – please bring your own toothpaste. Funny how there’s a toothbrush, shampoo, shower gel but no toothpaste!
The bed was probably the most depressing part of the room. It’s actually made up of 2 beds put together, and at the very front of the bed it was really hard and felt odd where the two beds meet. It wasn’t exactly a comfortable bed (as you can imagine) and while there’s big water marks on the entire left wall from the bed (near the phone), on our last night there, the aircon leaked and wet one side of the bed!
Well the bed faces the dressing table and a tv that was on the wall. Sorry, really wasn’t in the mood to take photos. And one more thing, look what I found on the dresser!
Never have I been in a hotel room that has condoms in it, and they are not FREE either. Oh god, the room couldn’t feel anymore sleazy than it did at that moment. I think that was the last straw in pushing us out of the room and into the madness of shopping.
I think this would be our last time purchasing a travel deal. We enjoy the process of choosing hotels, seriously. I think that’s our favourite part of planning a holiday. And though we did have a really good time in Bangkok and actually made the best of the room, somewhere in the back of our minds, we know we could have gotten a decent hotel at a decent price – if we had the choice.
But if you are the sort that goes for value and don’t bother about aesthetics, this hotel is for you. Breakfast is provided, not fantastic but still something. You can check out more details on this hotel here.
My Hotel Address:
70,70/1-4 soi Petchburi
15 Petchburi RD.
Phayathai, Pratunam, Bangkok,