Ramada D'MA Bangkok
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Above average, good value
i stayed at d'ma for 7 days this past january and was very impressed. while the immediate area is not the best, the hotel is centrally located to most anything you want to visit in bangkok. the service was very good as was the breakfast buffet. the total package was a very good value. i am planning another trip to bangkok soon and will certainly consider d'ma as a first choice.
Excellent comfort and location
I spent a good 3,5 weeks in the D'MA during the shooting of a documentary film in Bangkok and found it be an enjoyable experience and a great place to relax after the long and intense days. From its location it's easy to reach any part of the city we needed to reach by taxi, tuk-tuk or SkyTrain and it's at a walking distance to shopping areas.
Staying for such a long period of time, I had time to get to know the staff, which were friendly, service-minded and thorough. The nicely lit 8th floor pool and gym area served well as an energy-booster. The high rate of five is especially thanks to the wide range-breakfast served every morning, delicious.
I enjoyed it and recommend it.
Accomodations here were nice. Not 5-star, but definitely above average. Very clean rooms and bathrooms, but beds are quite hard. Didn't like that. But this seemed to be much more common in Thailand than most places, as we didn't get one soft bed in any of the 4 hotels we stayed in. Extremely friendly and courteous staff.
Best part of the stay here was the breakfast. Excellent buffet. Dinner buffet was good, too. But the breakfast is great, and free. So if you're staying here, be sure to get up for it.
Location's a bit of out of the city center, but cabs are so cheap it really doesn't matter. Wherever you're staying you'll have to take a cab to wherever it is that you go anyways in Bangkok so this wasn't much of a problem.
So yeah, I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.
I stayed in the D'MA Pavilion Hotel Bangkok from 30 Dec 2004 till 3 Jan 2005. It has a good location from the Airport and business area. But for a four star hotel, I was insulted and treated poorly, worse than a three star, if not lower.
On the first day, one of the duty manager, was so rude when I asked him for ice. Later when the room service staff delivered the ice, it was in a tea pot, and he told me to quickly take out the ice and return him the teapot because they did not have enough teapots. There weren't any ice-buckets available. In my room. there's no coffee-maker nor hot water facility. No mini pantry. They did have wee stocked a mini bar of water, beer, alchohol and soft drinks. On the desk, no pen insight, forget the writing pad. No newspapers delivered to the rooms. The carpet is old and dirty and full of dark stains. The TV is also an old 80's model. In the bathroom, no cotton buds. No toothbrush. No toooth paste. The drainage in shower stall was choked and the the water floods up and overflows out all over bathroom floor everytime I take a shower!!!!
The second day, I had to mix my medicine in water, so I called the room service again for a spoon, since there weren't any in the room. The staff who answered the call was very rude. He told me to order something from the menu and he will deliver, but a spoon was against the hotel policy. He didn't even give me a chance to explain my situation that I need a spoon to mix my medicine. So that night I had to use my tooothbrush to mix my medicine in water. In my "four star" hotel. I had never felt so insulted.
In the gym, there's only one weights-machine and it's broken. But gym attendant was very friendly, he tried to help me fix the machine, but it was in a bad condition. Out of two tread-mills, one is out of order. The pool area is nice place for tanning. But nobody want to swim because the water was very cold. If the water in the pool is heated, it would be wonderfu, for a small pool. In the locker room, I was told that the lockers can't be used because they were not maintained and there weren't any locker keys. However, there's a nice suana that does work.
The restaurants are okay but hardly any customers. The complementry breakfast buffet (ABF) was very disappointing. They had very few variety. The orange juice taste like very sweet cordial, not fresh juice. There are only three variety of fruits served in the buffet: pineapple, watermelon and honeydew.
For the price I paid, I'm not staying in this hotel during my next visit. I love Thailand and her people, this was my sixth visit but not my last.
The hotel is great if you want to sleep well, a little out the way but still central and easy distance from sky train station,but most get a cheap taxi everywhere.
Hotel rooms were very clean and tidy, note superior rooms have a bad view you face the hotel next door (wall) not great,deluxe & suites have a city view..if you aint fussy then have a superior view if you aint worried about the view, only difference between superior & deluxe is the view thats it rooms are still the same...worth noteing.
The swimming pool & fitness centre is great and you get a free sauna, the resturant is very nice great food, the breakfast is very european with mixture of chinesse food..good mix
The staff are very helpful and make you stay very relaxed....
Would stay again...this is my honest review...
Did the job
This place was OK, it was cheap clean and safe.
The room was massive, the bathroom equally so - as I booked it 24 hours before leaving, I can't really complain that I had a view of a wall.
The staff have been most helpful, if a little confused by our requests to forward on some clothes we left behind to different locations on the rest of our trip.
It is a little out of the way, but not massively so, and all the taxi drivers and tuk tuk guy knew where it was. Besides, based where it is, you get to experience some of the sights and smells of this great city the moment you step out of the door.
I doubt we'd book it again, but as a last minute thing, and just for somewhere to crash between shopping, eating and sight seeing - we enjoyed it.
Sorry, we spent too much time exploring Bangkok to sample the restaurant, or the pool, but the one breakfast we managed to get to was pretty good
Good hotel, bad location
The hotel itself is clean and very nice....the location is terrible. I felt very far away from anything I would want to see or anywhere I would want to visit or shop.
Also no taxi driver in Bangkok knows where this hotel is and the staff forgot to mention this when helping to plan any outings. If you stay here do not forget to carry "taxi" cards with you available at the front desk!!
Stayed here as part of a 4 day weekend tour originating in Hong Kong. Rooms were clean, roomy, and everything seemed to be in good order. The hotel was centrally located, and the restaurant was more than adequate. I would definetly visit again!
I really wanted to like this hotel, but however it ruined my birthday which I actually spent it on looking for other hotels to switch to.
I've just only returned from Bangkok and found their standard of service
Air-conditioning was not working, yet the staff made no attempt to inform,
pacify nor offer apologies for the inconvenience until when queried on the
The rooms were poorly designed sparsely-furnished. It gave me an impression
that the connecting doors were installed prior to deciding which rooms
should be suites, deluxe, superior, etc. Even the suite room had a
connecting door that was actually 2 halves of a door to be opened from both
the lounge/kitchen side and the bedroom itself - poor design planning.
I spent my first day in Bangkok looking for alternative acommodation and
checked-out on my second day to another hotel.
Worse was upon checking out, the D'MA staff refused to give me any
acknowledgement to waive the charges (to the travel agency) for the rest of
the three nights booked in advance at the hotel - not even a partial refund
as a gesture for the inconvenience caused.
Not central. But Overall Impressive
We choose the D'Ma when we booked a great package deal to Bangkok through Exepedia. The D'Ma was an "upgrade" and upon return, we feel well worth it. We paid approximately $35.00/night to stay at this hotel in the city center (Pratunam district).
The hotel itself provided quite adequate rooms with great views of the city, and good amenities such as a pool on the 8th floor roof and a sauna and workout area. The hotel has 2 restaurants serving from 6am-11:00 pm plus room service.
The hotel was within walking distance (as long as you don't mind a good walk) of the city's new Skytrain (Chitlom station) and a bit of a more hike to the Metro subway (Lophburi). Lack of easy access to public transportation was one downside, though you can always try to figure out the bus system which is easily accessible. Finding a metered taxi was never a problem.
A great Thai restuarant, Tom Yum, is located down a soi within a few yards walking distance.
The staff was extremely friendly and mostly helpful when not trying to upsell you. The restaurants provided decent food (especially buffet lunches) at reasonable prices for Bangkok.
The clientele is mostly tour groups and businessmen.
If we were staying for a week in Bangkok we would stay here again.