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 …
... it was only a hal an hour walk but we had to stop and rest with a drink in the shade about halfway! The temples were beautifully ornate with bright colours and a huge reclining Buddha, the temples were older than the city of Bangkok! After a walk around the area (being sure to stop in the 7/11 to enjoy the air conditioning!) we got a tuk tuk back to Khaosan and did some shopping for presents and souvenirs, there is a road near to Khaosan that is full ...
... around, got some jazzy elephant trousers Thai style, picture to be uploaded. While walking past a temple, we saw a monk feeding dogs, shame we didn't have a camera! We were back in by sunset as that's when the mozzies were around. I had a look out around 10pm and there wasn't much evidence of the curfew except the bunch of tourists in the hostel sat around, most locals were still out on their scooters. Again the wifi wasn't great at the hostel, and non-existent ...
It's crazy how a one hour flight can take up an entire day! Boarded our shared mini bus and went round picking up everyone else, always depressing looking at all the amazing hotels here and comparing them to your shabby hostel. Nevertheless we reached the airport all the same and suddenly was ravished by hunger so got some food before checking in, a very sleepy ...
... San, resulting in an equally long walk back to NapPark just from a different direction, and 100 baht lighter. I've since vowed to never travel by tuk tuk as buses and taxis (on the metre) are significantly cheaper. The general rule is said to be that tuk tuk drivers will quote a price that is double the going rate, although I've had first hand experience of offers that were triple, quadruple, what I eventually paid. It's an experience you have to partake ...
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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.