Royal President Bangkok
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Finally arrived in Bangkok it’s a crazy, in your face city which is a bit overwhelming at first; there are so many smells (from cars, motorbikes, food being cooked on every walkway, street corner), sounds (traffic, building works, from Thais demanding that you take a ride in their tuk tuk or buy a suit from their shop) , sights (lots of very …
Last day in Thailand. Sent some stuff home, got a haircut and met my friend Natti, who I knew from Ko Phi Phi and happened to be in town too. She showed me the amazing Grand Palace and the temple of Wat Pra Kaew with its famous Emerald Buddha. Had dinner in a quiet alleyway away from the bustling Khao San Road. Letzter Tag in Bangkok. Schickte ...
... We carried on walking higher and higher until eventually we were level with the clouds. We could see the camp we were headed to but because we were walking across mountains we had to zig zag and up and down hills to get there. On the way we saw a farmer who must have been about 70 years old. He was working in the rice fields then for the final stretch of the walk joined us carrying a massive plank of wood over his head. He walked non stop at speed all the way to the ...
... walk to get from one end to the other, on one floor, but it has about five-six lanes of shops on each floor as well, it's bloody huge and it's got everything known to mankind for sale, either above or under the table. You want it, you can get it, this is Thailand, the land of smiles. But beware and be warned, MBK is pickpocket heaven and you need to be careful and have your wits about you when you are flashing money about. You will also get ripped off a beauty ...
... very good evening entertainment! Now i am a member at the gym there but i didnt realise quite how many students are also members there there should be a law against this. Its quite disturbing trying to do exercise let alone in public LET ALONE with a queue of pupils in my face. Not only that but i happened to be teaching and acting out slang in their lesson during the day which i can imagine must have been funny and so they were shouting yooo waaasssup and then someone ...
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Von wegen königlich!!
Ich habe für meinen Aufenthalt in dem Hotel zwar nichts bezahlt, aber bedaure, dort übernachtet zu haben. Das Zimmer, das ich bekam, hatte überhaupt keine Ähnlichkeit mit dem auf der Website abgebildeten. Obwohl ich ein Nichtraucherzimmer verlangt hatte, schlug mir der Gestank von Zigarettenrauch entgegen, als ich auf mein Zimmer kam, absolut ekelhaft. Das Zimmer war sehr alt, die Tapete löste sich von der Wand und roch seltsam. Die Aussicht war schlimm, auf der Website hieß es, das Zimmer sei auf den oberen Stockwerken, meines war im dritten Stock und zwar gegenüber einer Parkgarage. Um 7:00 Uhr in der Früh rückten sie die Möbel im Nachbarzimmer um und verursachten einen Heidenlärm. Man kann auch hören, wenn die anderen Hotelgäste in ihr Zimmer kommen oder es verlassen. Das Personal war nicht besonders freundlich und der Wachmann dachte, dass meine Freundin eine Nutte wäre und bat sie, ihm ihren Zimmerschlüssel zu zeigen!!!
Stayed at this hotel for free, but wished that I didn't. The room that I got was nothing like the one that was pictured on the website. Requested a non-smoking room, but I was hit with the smell of cigarettes, once I got to my room, absolutely disgusting. The room was very old, wallpaper was starting to peel, and had a very strange smell to it. The view was the worst, web-site said the room was on the top floors, mine was on the 3rd facing a parking garage. Also at 7am the would rearrange the furniture in the room next door, and was very loud. You can also hear the sound of other hotel guest coming a leaving their rooms. The staff wasn't very nice, and the security guard thought that my girlfriend was a hooker, and asked to see her room key!!!
Royalement nul !!
J'ai séjourné dans cet hôtel gratuitement mais je regrette. La chambre dans laquelle j'ai séjourné ne ressemblait en rien à celle qu'il y avait sur la photo du site Internet. J'ai demandé une chambre non fumeur mais j'ai tout de suite senti l'odeur de cigarette dans ma chambre. J'étais vraiment dégoûté. Ma chambre était très vieille, le papier peint se décollait du mur et il avait une odeur étrange. Mais le pire c'était la vue. D'après le site internet, la chambre était à l'étage supérieur. La mienne était au troisième étage et faisait face à un parking. A 7h du matin, quelqu'un dans la chambre voisine s'est mis à bouger le mobilier, il y avait un bruit pas possible. On entend également les autres clients de l'hôtel rentrer et sortir de leurs chambres. Le personnel n'était pas très agréable et l'agent de la sécurité a pris ma petite amie pour une prostituée et lui a demandé s'il pouvait voir les clés de sa chambre !!!
Avoid like the plague
Horrendous. Looked ok in the pictures, seemed to be a decent location and price....on arrival, staff were wildly unfriendly. Room was a disgrace - the 'suite' was, in fact, a filthy bed-sit. Everything was dirty - bathroom was disgusting, kitchen was horrendous, floors etc were filthy. Surrounded on all sides by building sites and leering workers. We complained and were moved to an identical and equally dirty room the other side of the building. We decided not to stay and went to inform staff that we were leaving. They charged for one night's stay anyway, despite the misrepresentation of the hotel online. Other guests were having the same argument with staff at the same time. As other reviewers have noted, the place appears to be for rent by the hour, and is down a dark and dodgy alleyway. Not to be recommended under any circumstances - one of the worst places I've ever seen (and not cheap given the state of the place). Staff couldn't care less.
Royal President a Good Bet
I stayed here in mid January 2006. The best thing about the hotel is it's location- inbetween the Nana and Asok BTS stations. Be careful walking down the small lane to the main street though- it's poorly paved and the traffic can be pretty heavy at times.
The hotel features a nice restaurant, where you can get a good buffet breakfast (American and Thai choices)- my favorites were the fresh fruit platter and the congee with pork. The hotel also has a small gym (cardio and weight machines), a pool with jacuzzi, and a small lounge area (open in the evening).
The hotel room was just as pictured on Expedia. I stayed in the deluxe studio- it featured a small fridge, electronic safe, and HUGE bed and bathroom. I'm not kidding- this bed could've slept 4 comfortably! There was a bit of wear and tear to the room- the carpeting and the bathroom fixtures come to mind.
Bottom line- the Royal President is a charming hotel, with a top-notch English speaking staff, who's location cannot be better for the Bangkok traveller. I would stay here again without hesitation.
Stayed at this hotel 5th to 15th October 2005 having seen details and pictures on Expedia website.
What a shocker when we arrived. Pictures of rooms etc totally different to reality. The saphire suite we booked was in seperate wing - the court wing - accessed by a long dark alleyway and through an underground car park. The suite was dirty, dismal and less than acceptable so we refused it and ended up in a smaller room in the main building almostequally as grotty.
Good bits - large clean beds and friendly staff!!
Bad Bits - where to begin?? Rooms desperately need total refurbishment, Hotel used by most of "business clients" as brothel. Building work on 3 sides almost 24 hours per day.
Don't go, don't believe details on Expedia. Bangkok has lots of lovely hotels and this is not one to remember!!!
Don't go by the pictures
This hotel has 2 wings. The older wing is across the street and houses the larger apartments. We made the mistake of getting the larger apartment. The room had a slight damp smell. The hotel staff is cold and not friendly. The tour desk person was a cheat. The reception and gym/pool is in the new wing, so you maybe better off getting a regular room.
The hotel is close to good shopping and walking distance to the subway, skytrain and "cabbages and condoms" restaurant.
My husband and i were in Bangkok for 5 days in Jul 2005. We stayed in their deluxe studio. The overall experience was average.
Cleanliness - I'm a little of a clean freak. The cleanliness standard of the studio is acceptable. Sheets are fresh. Bathroom is spacious and clean. Toilet bowl and bathtub is clean. The floor is tiled instead of carpeted thus no problem of dirty carpets!
Location - The only disadvantage of this apartment is their location. It is situated between Nana and Asoke BTS. Although not a long walk from the BTS (about 10 minutes), we wished it was nearer when we were returning from a fruitful shopping trip. :D Certain parts of the walk back to the apartment (a short distance) was pretty difficult as there was no proper pavement. Has to be careful of traffic when walking on the road.
Service - Our encounters with the staff was good. But we saw a female staff who was pretty rude to another guest. Standard of service depends on the individual.
Recommended? - If your main transportation mode is BTS & MRT and you plan to do loads of shopping, then not really recommended. If not, the apartment is good value for money. If you are a clean freak, like myself, this place is safe! :P