We recently stayed a few nights at Rikka Inn on Khao San Road and found this to be a good option for those willing to spend a bit more to get a decent place to stay.
Reservation and Check-in: We reserved through www.booking.com and were charged in advance of our stay. Check-in was quick upon arrival.
Lobby and Lounge area: There is a clean lobby and lounge area with a lounge seat, two computers with internet. There was a breakfast / coffee shop just past the entrance as well that seemed nice, although we didn't try during out stay.
Location: Rikka Inn is right in the heart of backpack central on Khao San Road. However, the hotel is set back off the street 20-25 meters so the rooms were rather quite and away from the crowds and bulk of the noise.
Room and Bathroom: Room was quite basic but ok. There was a bit of room for luggage, small desk, fridge, a large safe, A/C and TV (although ours didn't have good reception). Free Wifi in the room was a plus. Toilet and shower worked fine but was quite spartan.
Rooftop Pool: Not a great pool but it was clean so good enough.
Bed: Mattress was quite firm. This won't be an issue for all but some who need soft beds might find these too hard.
Room TV: Most channels are in Thai and a vast majority of our channels were not coming through very clearly. In this manner, TV was a dud during our stay.
Room Temperature: We found it quite difficult to control the temperature in our room. The A/C seemed to have one temperature no matter what we put the dial at, that being ice-cold. As such, we alternated between being very hot and then freezing while we spent time in the room. Not sure if this is the case with all rooms but it reduced the quality of our sleep at night.
Overall, we found the pros and cons sort of balanced out at Rikka Inn. We really liked the location and the room prices were reasonable. However, the inability to control room temperature was quite annoying. In the end, we would consider staying here again but would look at other options as well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rikka Inn : New Budget Hotel with a Touch of Style On Khaosan Road. Superbly located right on Khaosan Road. Very convenient- shopping, dining, clubing. Breathtaking outdoor roof-top pool. Room equipped with private bathroom with hot shower, air-conditioner and satellite TV. Simple,sleek and stylish decoration with relaxation atmosphere. Clean rooms and great value. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rikka Hotel Bangkok