Travel Blogs from Bangkok
... into resturants and tell them to go home and shopping malls were evacuated in Bangkok where some of my other friends were. Also school got closed for Friday which freaked me out a little. The curfew is still going now but it shouldn't last much longer (hopefully) as most people say the curfew was really just a way to let people know that the Military had taken over and also to keep protesters under control. On Friday schools were closed and things were a bit ...
... issue. In fact, we had been extrememly luckily to not have any stomach/food issues on the trip so far! A lovely surprise that we both appreciated.
Accepting the fact at we could not afford the nice room we were currently in, we looked for a cheaper room. And we definitely found it. We booked ourselves into a hotel that had okay reviews and looked clean enough. Everything was fine; the bathroom was nice, the bed comfy, the neighbours not TOO loud... until ...
We have had enough of temples for a short while and didn't want to see the grand palace in Bangkok so we decides to have a wander around the town and to the main shopping district. By this point on the trip we are craving some western food and so we decided to head towards the international food court in the MBK centre. First things first we had to find it. According to the map it should only be a 20min walk ...
... been walking off my tired feet. Did some excellent fine dining last night for $30.00, and this morning did the famous boat noodles in Victory Square for a late breakfast...six bowls plus some stewed beef, all for $3.45. I'm definitely hitting different ends of the spectrum here....and tomorrow morning, I head out to the island of Koh Lanta for four days. This town is a trip. I lucked into an exciting time to ...
... into my room for the night. I went for a brief wander around the Bangkok madness and then hit the hay at midnight. I was hoping to sleep for 14+ hours but I was awake after 8. So many exciting things to do and eat in BBK, I couldn’t lay in bed longer. Today I ran some errands and went to the Temple of the Dawn (aka Wat Arun) via river ferry. The good news is I have escaped Christmas here. People are always buying **** (so that is not affixed to any holiday) ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsNarai Hotel Bangkok
Historical Traveler Reviews Narai Hotel Bangkok
Clean and reasonably priced, but don't expect a warm welcome from the front desk
The Narai Hotel served our needs for a Bangkok hotel quite well. It was reasonably priced, the room was nice and clean (the housekeeping staff was lovely), and the breakfast buffet was pretty good. We decided to go for the Deluxe room, and we were quite pleased with the big bed and very functional space. However, we were a bit disappointed by the reception at the front desk - we'd heard such wonderful things about Thai hospitality and were surprised by how busy and overworked the cashiers seemed to be. If we'd only stayed in Bangkok during our trip, this would have left us with a less-than-fabulous impression of Thai hospitality - which would have been a terrible shame given our fabulous experiences elsewhere in the country.
I stayed in Narai with 2 other girlfriends for 3 nights in July.
I spent three nights which I had paid for in advance, which I should have just moved and lost the money. The hotel receptionist was rude, I had problems bringing my Thai girlfriend back to the hotel in the evening even though she had checked in with me. The breakfast was awful, the rooms old and smoky. I complained to the manager but he didn't even come back to me.
An all round bad experience.
Oh !!! NON
In my return journey to Europe from Australia, I spend 3 nights at NARAI hotel ( silom road ) . Back site rooms, dark, and 2 stars furniture. Bathrooms 1 star.
Breakfast restaurant, huge but the selection was big also. Breakfast was good, very good.
The pool, if you find it..., is a big hole with water...no ambiance, nothing, the gym dark and no people,its not easy to find it.
Again... no way!!
Narai good location
Good hotel, friendly staff, good location. Stayed here 5 nights, lots of metered taxi and 'tuk-tuk' (three wheeled taxi) waiting in the lobby. Nearby with many shops- crafts, food, tailors and 7-11 stores. The sky train is about 10 - 15 minutes walk. Should try Silom seafood village (less than 10 mins walk) good food, services and live cultural performance provided. Overall Bangkok is different, hot, hectic, cultural and polluted.
Loved the Narai
Fantastic Hotel,location very good too,renovated rooms on the lower floors are great.We spent nearly 10 nights in this hotel which is really a good deal for the Business and Leisure traveller
Can't really go wrong
Stayed there for one night this February and was pleased with the hotel overall. We had a suite that was quite clean (carpet was a little tired, but that's not a big deal) and well furnished. The bathroom was nice but a seperate shower stall would have been nice. The service wasn't bad, and the room service we ordered arrived as expected.
Overall, it's not the sort of hotel you'll fall in love with, but you can't really go wrong with this choice either.
I stayed at Narai few years ago (2002) for two weeks and I was surprised how good it was. It was cheap, but still a very classy hotel. Very good service and clean rooms. The breakfast was exellent with fresh papaya's and watermelons. The pool was very good and you could just dip there quickly when vevr you wanted.
The best thing about Narai was room service, wich was cheap and gorgeous. The best was the fresh fruit platter and chicken with cashew nuts. I recommend it!
Nice and comfy hotel
I stayed in this hotel for 5 nights with my husband in January 2004. The hotel is on Silom Road, so it is easy to get everywhere. The staff is very nice and friendly and I wouldn`t complain about anything. Breakfast was good and housekeeping as well. We dined downstairs one night and food was very good - a little bit expensive though... I would stay there again when visiting Bangkok!