First Hotel Bangkok
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... I decided it could wait. It was nice to take the morning slow and enjoy a Bangkok lifestyle in a place more comfortable than a hotel room. Ange's place has several patios, so I set myself up in a comfy chair, meditated and wrote my blog entry. I then decided it was time to do some laundry. I have collected far too many clothes and I need to send some of them home. I like to have my bag around the 15kg mark, with some excess space in the event I do pick up ...
... of the cars though. So I'm here at 'Banglumpoo Inn', hmmm, on Khaosan Road, the hotel room is clean, it's very hot, so the cold shower wasn't an issue, I am now lying on my bed with the air con on full, at a perfect temperature, waiting for Hannah to arrive, she's at the airport so I imagine she will be about an hour and a half. We're sharing a room :) :) when she's settled we will go hunting for ...
... River! Hip-hip hurray for this!
We were welcomed onboard the "River Sun Cruise" by crew members all lined up, saluting us! Upon entering, I immediately proceeded to the front of the ship and settled at a table along the window’s edge. Others soon joined in while Michel sat right across the table from me!
Exciting times we were back in Bangkok! Our favourite city! We were defiantly feeling confident getting the BTS train lines and finding our way this time. It was like coming home staying in Nasa Vegas £9 room again, gym time, 70p meals nearby and visiting Bee Cafe for smoothies around the corner with the lovely Bee herself and her 12 year old poodle in the cafe. The new ventures we went on within our 2 days stay ...
... mnie, pad thai (makaron) z kurczakiem dla Mike’a i wybór zup i ryżu i makaronów dla innych. Do tego po roszącej się przyjemnie zmrożonej butelce lokalnego piwa Chang i wszyscy jesteśmy nieprawdopodobnie szczęśliwi. Potem idziemy na spacer po brudnej, głośnej i zachwycającej w tym wszystkim Khao San, gdzie kupić można prosto z ulicy jedzenie, ciuchy, pamiątki, zrobić sobie masaż stóp i całego ...
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Cockroach infested room
This was the first hotel we checked into during my first visit to Bangkok. The location was nice, but the room was terrible. Roaches wouldn't stop coming, we probably killed 50.. The breakfast was decent. I basically agree with all the other reviews.
i went check in to the hotel and got single beds for my rm when i asked for twin sharing. the toilet was horrible, hot water and cold water inconsistent, towels looked dusty and not promising. The tv channels cant reali be viewed. The beds bend to one side as if it broke one of its wheels. the door chain came off by which i assumed that it might be forced open before. No hot water and when i called for housekeeping, the lady on the line rudely answered me ok, without asking for my rm number,she put dwn the phone when i requested for hot water. I waited for hours, no sign of my request.
Unpleasant stay at First Hotel
Check in on 29/10/2005 and check out on 2/11/2005. When check in found out that we didnt book the hotel at all??? Then no choice have to rebook again and we suppose to stay in tower wing which much newer then main tower. But no more room at tower wing and we have to stay at main tower for the 1st night. Found out that the room very old, bathroom very old, tiles in white but with crack n dirt and bed very old and not comfortable to sleep in. I found small crockroaches running around the room. No hairdryer provide in main tower but tower wing have provide.
Breakfast not tasty and not much variety. French toast serve cold. But if you are not fussy and the hotel might suit you.
I stayed at First Hotel for 3 nights in Oct 2005.
Horrrible First Hotel in Bangkok
I stayed one nite in this hotel in June. We have a room infested with cockcroaches. Told the receptionist about it and all they did was to send a man with some bayon spray to the room. In the end, I barge down to the reception with a tissue filled with cockcroaches & demand that I have a change of room immediately! I ended up with an even smaller room then before!
Stayed here for 1 night only(thank goodness!) Check in discovered we needed 1000 cash deposit. Room was clean but was reminded of a seventies throwback in style!
Bathroom looked like it had last been refurbished many many years ago, the sink and bath were chipped , the towels were paper thin.
The walls in the room were stained , the t.v remote had no battery and the main light did not work.
Breakfast..... cold baked beans cold eggs cold sausage but toast and coffee hot!
Also had to borrow a hairdrier from housekeeping (100bht deposit)
If you are on a very tight budget it is acceptable but be warned.
I would like to warn all tourists about First Hotel in Bangkok. Generally, I find most people in Thailand to be warm and friendly. No wonder it is called the Land of Smiles. But my last experience in First Hotel showed me for the first time, the ugly side of Bangkok. One day before I check out, I ask the front staff whether I can have late check-out. He said yes. Then on the check out day itself, some very rude lady called us and threathen to charge me for another day. She refused to believe that I have asked for late check out. She said that there is NO WAY their staff would have said yes. Basically, she is calling me a LIAR. Then she said if I don't leave right away, she will charge me for another day.
First Hotel, First Lesson
I stayed at this hotel for 2 days in Decemeber 2003 which was booked through an agent. I only saw the main building so I can't talk about the Tower.
The main building is pretty much on par with the Pompano Beach Holiday Inn. 70's decor, and when I was there, we got a bit of a smell because of some painting or something going on.
The best thing I can say for this review is that if you are on a budget, this place is passable at 2 star prices. People are friendly and helpful but the main building is 30 year old shabby. Backpackers would find it adequate and anyone expecting a real hotel should look elsewhere. Of course, you could make sure you get booked into the Tower building and write up a review to go with this one.