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 …
... and looked up to see a couple of furry rodents scurrying along the headboards and make its way into the bathroom – the bathroom where we spent the vast majority of our time due to Salmonella-gate. So now, not only did we have to worry about whose turn it was it to throw up, we also had to do a medley of knocks on the bathroom door before barging in to scare these animals so that mid-puke one of them wouldn’t scamper above our heads causing us ...
... away, but someone got a picture with there camera so we all saw that! We then carried on up the creek and got into the truck to go back to camp. We was soo tired but we went to the evening entertainment before dinner, dinner was soo late though! Not till 8pm! We watched a video about the jungle then watched some little girls do Thai dancing, then we had a cooking lesson before dinner, after dinner we went back to the tent to ...
... that as there were elections yesterday there was no alcohol available for the whole day. I never have to go this long without beer at Harveys.
Anyway, now the real adventure starts. We fly to Middle Earth this evening and I can't wait. Mainly because I've seen they're showing Monsters University on the plane.
Lizzy you say things now.
Unlike for Ian, this has been my first time ...
... a birdcage in the shower. The latter slightly unusual but we'll go with it. You can even request for them to catch a fish from the huge indoor pond in the lobby and place it in your room as a pet during your stay. Definitely doing that in the morning as I miss my animals so much.. mainly my horses and doggy, not sure a fish is going to cut it but hey, we're travelling, we've got to take what we can get!
As soon as we got in this evening we literally changed shirts and ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Royal President Bangkok
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.