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 …
... tuk home which is soooo fun but it is only a 15 minute walk away...wouldn't want to travel much further on one of them!! You don't even have to tell the driver where to go..... because there are only 5 farang (white people of western descent) in this town and we all live in the same place!!! They did yell a each other a bit... I think they were fighting over who would take me....but I don't really know.... I also got my laundry washed, dried and ironed for 70 baht ($2.40) When we walk ...
... want which was cooked in front of you. Gemma had a Spanish conversation with the Spanish chefs of course! I had Mexican, beef tacos and gemma had an Indonesian curry. We got a tuk tuk back and had we were wrecked after walking around the shops all day.
Yesterday we dandered around Khao San looking at all the stalls. We went to a bar for lunch and managed to catch the Floyd mayweather fight. I had hot and soup and it was horrible. Ended ...
... however did spot a Starbucks out the window!! Must tell Bobby) Mission tomorrow is locate Starbucks for late morning coffee!! This afternoon has consisted of sunbathing and swimming (and booking out hotel for samui Friday!) I have a nice brown (reddish) arm with a hand mark of where I've slapped sun cream on... Great stuff. Excited for a good nights sleep and lay in. Limited to English channels so we are on CI channel! Living it up & living the dream! ...
... the rest of the night with his head wrapped around the toilet. After Bangkok and before the riots started to become worse we headed North to Ayuthaya and then to Sukhothai. Both of these places are still fairly built up and not as picturesque as I had imagined. But they had some nice temple ruins in, which we hired bikes and rode around. From Sukhothai we headed to Chiang Mai. It is full of backpackers in Chiang Mai and everything is laid out for ...
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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!!!
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 !!!
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.
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.
Stayed at this hotel 5th to 15th October 2005 having seen details and pictures on Expedia website.
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.