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“If you want sleep look elsewhere”
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Rikka Inn
Ranked #358 of 867 Hotels in Bangkok
Bugibba, Malta
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“If you want sleep look elsewhere”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

We stayed in many budget hotels throughout our 4 week Thailand trip within a range of 800 - 1200 Baht, but the room at Rikka Inn was by far the worst. Usually we manage to get a good deal with walk ins but were charged 1150 Baht per night for a twin and their website is showing a rate of 1050. So if you plan to stay there than book before. Our superior twin was definitely not superior. The room smelled really mouldy and felt humid. We opened the windows and put the aircon on full blast and after a few hours the smell subsided and it was ok again - only to leave the room and come back at night to have the same issue again. The room was so so small, it felt claustrophobic. I'm a light sleeper and despite ear plugs could only manage 3-4 hours a night at best. Don't get me wrong, I'm aware it's Khao San Road. I don't mind street noise/music at all, slept through all of it in Haad Rin Nok actually, but the hotel is of a low quality build and the walls are paper thin. You hear your neighbours talk, cough or even drop something on the floor. The only air ventilation in the bathroom is an opening near the ceiling where you can hear the hallway. First time having a shower I heard voices I was shocked and didn't know where they were coming from, it sounds like someone is next to you. If you can hear them I guess they can hear you, too?? Not a pleasant thought. The people that stayed at the hotel had constant parties in their room and hallway, up to 8:15am in the morning. One night we came home at 2am and saw a teenager rolling around the hallway floor half naked. Pool was always busy we never got a chance to test it. People were smoking around it lots which put us off anyway. No drinks and food allowed up there, no pool bar. Pool closes at 9pm so not too bad like other hotels. Only positive was the staff. They were the first ones to not hassle you over the room deposit and didn't try to charge us things we never consumed. Check in and check out was hassle free and friendly. I wouldn't stay there again though.

Room Tip: We had 306 - a tiny twin room that smelled really mouldy.
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  • Stayed June 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. And we will do our best to keep our reputation.

Once again, thank you for staying with us and sharing your feedback.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

I have no complaints. Rooms were clean, decent size and nicely decorated. Hotel is located smack bang in the middle of the Koh San Road so easy access to bars, restaurants and the market. Swimming pool was a little unclean and had a high level of chlorine in it but it was still nice to have the option of jumping into the pool to cool down. I would definitely stay again- good value for money.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Management4You, Manager at Rikka Inn, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
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We would like to thank you for your valuable feedback. We apologize for inconveniences that occurred during your stay. We will do our best to improve. Thank you

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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Reviewed 9 June 2014 via mobile

Not a bad hotel. Considering the location you can't hear the noise from the street at all which is great. You could however hear drunks coming in at 5am. The staff were as helpful as possible but their English is pretty poor so don't expect many very practical answers. If you're looking to stay on Khaosan Road this is a good option... Impersonally wish I had done my research... Next time I will be staying as far away from that road as possible.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Management4You, Manager at Rikka Inn, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
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We would like to thank you for your valuable feedback. It was pleasure to have you with us. We appreciate your comments and we will do our best to keep our reputation high. Thank you

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Hakuba-mura, Japan
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

First impressions were that this hotel looks a lot better in the photos than in reality, but overall not bad for a budget option.

Our room (418) was pretty rustic, the shower had absolutely no pressure, the bed was rather hard, and the air-con hummed - but I suppose you get what you pay for, and for $30 a night I suppose it wasn't too bad. Free wifi was pretty hopeless though with no stable connection.

The winning feature of this hotel is definitely the rooftop pool. A massive relief with all that humidity. Also located on Khao San Rd is a plus, if that's what your looking for. Had no issue with any noise from Khao San - which was because the soundproofing.

A 7-11 type convenience store, foreign exchange, and boots pharmacy at your doorstep also adds points.

Average stay, but once again not bad for a budget option.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Management4You, Manager at Rikka Inn, responded to this review, 14 June 2014
Dear Guest,
Greeting from Rikka Inn

We would like to thank you for your valuable feedback.We would like apologize for the inconveniences that occurred during your stay. We appreciate your comments and we will do our best to improve. Thank you

Best Regards
Rikka Inn
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2014 via mobile

Right amongst the action of kaosan Rd. Cheap, clean rooms and friendly staff. Roof top pool puts it above other similar accommodation in the area for the same price. The tuk tuk drivers and suit sellers out the front are a bit annoying but that's just kaosan Rd.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Management4You, Manager at Rikka Inn, responded to this review, 14 June 2014
Dear Guest,
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We would like to thank you for your valuable feedback. It was pleasure to have you with us. We appreciate your comments and we will do our best to keep our reputation high. Thank you

Best Regards
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Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2014

Located in the back packer's heart of Bangkok, this hotel offers good value for money - but stops short of service with a smile. The rooms are ok, not the finest or cleanest, but perhaps on par with what you'd expect in return for that money. It can be noisy at nights as it's right on the main party road - so just something to be mindful of if that's not your scene!

Oh, and the rooftop swimming pool...don't be fooled by the pictures. You'll want a shower within 5 seconds of getting in ;)

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Management4You, Manager at Rikka Inn, responded to this review, 14 June 2014
Dear Guest,
Greeting from Rikka Inn

We would like to thank you for your valuable feedback. It was our pleasure to have you with us. We appreciate your comments and we will do our best to keep our reputation high.Thank you


Best Regards
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2014

I stayed at this hotel for two days in May!
the hotel is clean and pleasant with a nice pool. The main thing is the location which is great.
You step outside of the hotel and you are near al of the temples, restuarants, markets and food stalls. Then at night the Khaosan Road turns into party district and there are street parties buckets and shisha galore!
The only one thing is that they make you pay if you want to leave your baggage for the day after check out in the hold room which is a bit annoying!
I would recommend staying here if you are looking for a great location as apposed to luxury, its no Hilton! But would definitely stay here again on my next trip to Thailand!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Management4You, Manager at Rikka Inn, responded to this review, 6 June 2014
Dear Guest,
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We would like to thank you for your valuable feedback. It was pleasure to have you with us. We appreciate your comments and we will do our best to keep our reputation high. Hope you meet you again in the near future. Thank you

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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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