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Finally back in Bangkok and it doesn't feel like 3 months ago that we were here. We're staying in a completely different area to the previous visit to get a different feel to the city. We're staying in the more business area, with lots of malls and skyscrapers.
After the usual saga of accommodation mix-ups we settled, and planned some …
After a long flight I arrived at 6.45 AM in Bangkok! Taking a taxi to my hotel has been quite an adventure; I thought traffic in Amsterdam was chaotic.......but I made it safe and sound!! All I did today was walking around in the Ko San Road area and tomorrow I will take the night train to Chiang Mai! Not much to share yet, but hopefully I will have some fun expierences and nice pictures to share with you by the end of this ...
... guest house offering breakfast and a rooftop pool, however on arriving we find that the pool is closed due to refurbishing so is not open until the end of February.
We quickly checked in, showered after almost being up for 24 hrs and went out to have our first Singha Beer which is a nice local beer, next on the agenda was a Thai Yellow curry for dinner, finished with a nice 1hr Thai ...
... the massage on the way to the room but we got a bit confused as to what room we was in and we tryed two of the wrong doors before realising we was up another floor! Was soo funny! We then went on a walk to find a shop to get some snacks and drinks, we found a 7/11 and it was soo cheap! When we got back we went for dinner, shared a lovely pizza and had banana split for dessert, was very ...
... understand that we did not want to have Rio deported back to the U.S., we wanted him deported to the closest country that he could apply for and obtain a Thailand visa. Part of the issue was that his situation was the same for many close countries. He needed to obtain a visa before entering. So we had to narrow down what country would accept a Mexican without a visa. After some time Rio found that Muslims have ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGrand Watergate Hotel Bangkok
We pre-booked and paid for this hotel well in advance. However when we arrived they tried to put us in a twin standard room. I went down and complained, saying we booked a double. They insisted they were full and could I wait until the morning. They said we could move to a Deluxe double but pay another 300 baht! At this point I said this was unacceptable and it would be good service to give us the room without paying extra. After calling her boss, the receptionist agreed but practically throw the room key at me and walked off in a strop!
The new room ironically was next door - and EXACTLY the same, except it had a double bed. Well no not a double bed.. 2 singles pushed together with a double sheet over the top!! I couldn't believe the cheek of it, but didn't have the energy to argue anymore. The TV didn't work, and they never got it fixed, even after continuously asking them. The mattress's were rock hard and the pillows were like stones, I had to have them changed as I had terrible neck ache from the first night trying to sleep on it. Again, I had to ask 2 different times to 3 different people. Their English is so poor I had to go get the pillow to show them! They also have a nasty habit of laughing at you when they don't understand, and giggling and chatting in Thai about you when you're stood right there!
The air con in the room is deafening as the entire unit is inside and it was almost worth not having it.
Worst of all besides the awful facilities, was as previously mentioned the awful staff. We asked one morning if they could call us a taxi - it was Songkran and we didn't want to get wet on our way to a fancy meal. They said they couldn't. Are they completely incompetent?? I believe so.
The location was good near the malls and skytrain. The place is uncomfortable and overpriced - depends how desperate you are for the location as to whether you can deal with staying there.
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