Sourire @ Rattanakosin Island
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSourire @ Rattanakosin Island Bangkok
We stayed in room 407, which is to the right of the elevator, from July 30 to August 5.
The woman at the reception desk speaks pretty good English and is helpful when you are looking for places to visit.
When you need help, they come up right away! One night, the A/C was blowing warm air and we called it in to front desk. Within SECONDS, someone was upstairs.
You always have breakfast! Ask for secret fried rice. :)
Safe area away from the noise of Khao San Road. We always felt our belongings were secure.
Bathroom is too small. You may need to sit sideways on the toilet. I am 5'1" and fit alright, but it is really close to the wall.
Thin walls. You can hear every door shut in the hotel.
On our last day, there was a bad smell in our room. We do not know what it is or where it came from.
Elevator is tiny- 6 people max without luggage!
No Room Service
Pro & Con: One night, our bed broke- one of the beams broke so the bed was uneven. We called it in around 11PM and the husband who runs the hotel with his wife came up right away to repair the bed. We would have preferred a new room rather than listen to 45 minutes of hammering, but we were glad he came up right away to fix the problem.
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... with a pot of blue, red, green glass triangles and squares. Painstakingly, she glues a mosaic to a Buddha much bigger than herself. Two boys sand by hand old statues with flaky paint.
Some Buddhas sit in a lotus position, serene, tall and proud. Others are laughing and fat, obese even. Some have the traditional crown. Some are mysteriously androgynous.They are surrounded by saffron ...
... Then went out to dinner with Marco and Padda (Naomi's friends from uni). Got delicious Thai food and learnt how to eat it like the Thai. There was fish that you had to get off the bone and serve with greens, noodles and sauce. Oysters that you had to add lots of things to on a spoon to eat and a hot pot which had all kinds of things in it. Padda's friends were all very lovely and helped us to enjoy the meal properly. We also had a massive beer tube we all ...
... prior to departure. The train station was not busy and the cafes as well as most shops were shut so no chance to grab a decent coffee. The nice man at the information desk informed us access to the platform is 30 minutes prior to departure.
We went upstairs to the vacated coffee shop area to sit at a table and pass the time reading.
A few others had the same idea.
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... that it should only take 30 minutes. He insists its a traffic jam and we tell him to just keep driving. This feels like another scam because he wants to take us to the river taxi rather than take us all the way to the temple that is our destination. We clear the first traffic jam in a matter of minutes and we cruising at a respectable speed under the BTS SkyTrain along Sukhumvit. At some point, I notice that our driver has turned off the main road and ...
Well another trip will end soon. I've had a lot of fun. My last couple of days in bkk have kept me busy. I'm kind of a busybody in that I can't just sit in my hotel room and do nothing. I do like it here in Thailand. It affordable and I enjoy the weather and the people. The bkk traffic is another story , but a big city has big traffic so they go hand in hand I guess. I went to a local ...