Sourire @ Rattanakosin Island
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Jurel and I got married on July 27, 2013. On July 30, we left our homes in Guam for Bangkok, Thailand. Our first stop was a short layover in Osaka. From there, we transferred airlines from United to Thai Air. Thai Air is amazing and we looooove their service and their airlines! I wish we could fly them ALL the time.
My favorite part of the …
... long $6 massages that are available all over. I love all the street food here that is cheap, delicious and made to order right in front of you. We had Pad Thai Shrimp. It only cost a couple bucks and it was goooood. But where did they get the baby shrimp the size of my pinky nail to put in it? I couldn't even eat those lil babies. We ended our day with an early dinner on the top of our hotel overlooking the city. The only thing I need to complete my day is a skillet cookie...mmm ...
... the airport and someone came up to me and asked, "What hotel you stay at?" I showed him and he took me to the van to my hotel. Easy as that. The van was flash but had a banged up bumper.....it didn't take me long to realise why. The roads are quite narrow if you are not on the motor way and there are NO rules. It was 2am...On my way to the hotel I saw three people on one moped and about 10 stray dogs with big bushy tails wandering around the streets. When I got back ...
... etc. The demonstrations that day were peaceful and it appeared to be more of a party like atmosphere with stages and music. (Although this peaceful atmosphere would change in a couple weeks as the election approached). The demonstration was to try to get the current prime minister to step down and resign before the election on the 2nd of February to be replaced by an appointed peoples council. They feel that she is a puppet acting on behalf of her brother, Thaksin (former ...
... green vegetables cooked in oyster sauce it was amazing! We had breakfast included so once we were up we arranged for our laundry to be done for us that day and had food which was so nice either fried or scrambled egg...no more curry for breakfast woo! Then we decided just to wander around and explore a bit attempted to go to the grand palace but it takes 2 hours to go around and we we only ...
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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.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.