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“Rikka Inn - Not a bad option on Khao San Road.”
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Rikka Inn
Ranked #358 of 867 Hotels in Bangkok
Hong Kong, China
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“Rikka Inn - Not a bad option on Khao San Road.”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

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.

Pros:
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.

Cons:
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.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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We would like to thank you for your valuable feedback. We would like to apologize for any inconveniences occurred during your stay. We appreciate your comments and we will do our best to improve our service to keep our reputation.

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Penampang, Malaysia
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

This hotel is located at Khaosan Road, a brilliant location where you can find almost everything. The room is moderate and the staff are courteous. Not recommended for light sleepers because street noises may appear at night as it is located exactly in Khaosan Road.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Management4You, Manager at Rikka Inn, responded to this review, 11 May 2014
Dear Guest,
Greeting from Rikka Inn

We would like to thank you for your nice and valuable feedback. We hope to meet you again in the near future. We appreciate your comments and we will do our best to improve our service to keep our reputation.

Thank you

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St. John's, Canada
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

I stayed here for 3 nights and can't say anything horribly bad about the place. It's nice enough. The rooms are clean, the check-in area is nice and there's a rooftop pool on Khaosan Rd. However, the wifi really sucks and the bathroom/shower area is completely open (think traditional Asian washroom) So when you're showering you're getting water all over the toiletbowl and sink. It's an okay place to spend a short stint in Bangkok (and you certainly can't beat the location) There's fabulous Pad Thai out front, you're right next to 7 Eleven and a little bar/restaurant called Is Orange across the road is great (we ended up using their wifi most of the time) But don't expect too much!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Management4You, Manager at Rikka Inn, responded to this review, 11 May 2014
Dear Guest,
Greeting from Rikka Inn

We would like to thank you for your valuable feedback. We would like to apologize for any inconveniences occurred during your stay. We appreciate your comments and we will do our best to improve our service to keep our reputation.

Thank you

Best Regards
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

Central location, on Khaosan Road, near day/night markets, lots of restaurants and tourist central. Close to the river if you'd like to take the boat upstream. Staff are polite and courteous. Didn't spend too much time in the room, but it was good enough. Clean sheets, clean bathroom (cleaned daily). Good place to stay if you're not looking for frills :)
Little cafe on ground floor has fantastic coffee! 7-11 just under the hotel. Everything needed is within reach

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Management4You, Manager at Rikka Inn, responded to this review, 11 May 2014
Dear guest,
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We would like to thank you for your valuable feedback and spending your time with us. We really appreciate your nice comments and hope to meet you again with us in the near future. We will do our best to improve our services to keep our reputation high always.

Thank you

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

We stayed here for one night at the beginning of April as we wanted to be in the heart of Khao San Road. It really was perfect for this. We arrived at 6am and the receptionists did their best to ensure we could check into a room as early as possible rather than waiting around. The rooms are as you would expect for the price you pay, and yes there is noise at night but you would only expect that being situated on Khao San Road. Would definitely stay here again if I return to Bangkok. Check out the side streets away from Khao San Road for a bit more of a chilled out vibe!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Management4You, Manager at Rikka Inn, responded to this review, 11 May 2014
Dear Guest,
Greeting from Rikka Inn

We would like to thank you for your valuable feedback. We appreciate your nice comments. And we will do our best to keep our reputation. Hope to meet you again in the near future.

Thank You

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Reviewed 23 April 2014

The location of Rikka Inn couldnt be better if you are wanting to be a part of the buzz of Khao San Road. The pool is really nice but it could be left open later into the evening. The rooms are clean and comfortable but our room didnt have any sort of view. All in all we enjoyed our stay at Rikka Inn.
The bathroom/toilet is very small and you can shower while sitting on the toilet. This is a bit frustrating because everything gets wet when in the bathroom when you take a shower.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Management4You, Manager at Rikka Inn, responded to this review, 11 May 2014
Dear Guest,
Greeting from Rikka Inn

We would like to thank you for your valuable feedback. We would like to apologize for any inconveniences occurred during your stay. We appreciate your comments and we will do our best to improve. And we will do our best to keep our reputation.

Thank you

Best Regards
Rikka Inn management
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

You can't beat rikki inn for it's location, on khao San road so easy to get to most places. It's a little bit back off the road so we didn't have problems with noise. The roof top pool is a real bonus in bangkoks heat!

  • Stayed April 2014
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Management4You, Manager at Rikka Inn, responded to this review, 11 May 2014
Dear Guest,
Greeting from Rikka Inn

We would like to thank you for your nice and valuable feedback. We appreciate your comments and we will do our best to improve more to keep our reputation. Hope to meet you in the near future.

Thank you

Best Regards
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Property: Rikka Inn
Address: 259 Khaosan Road | Phra Nakorn, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Bangkok > Banglamphu
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#61 Best Value Hotel in Bangkok
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Rikka Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 86
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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