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Vabua Asotel
Ranked #415 of 849 Hotels in Bangkok
Winnipeg, Canada
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42 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Super”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2012

I stayed in de luxe rooms, or suite rooms, a few dollar extra and you get a big room aand also a quit room!!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Bangkok, Thailand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2012

The price is very reasonable comparing to the facilities and service provided. The big shopping mall is just 10 mins away. They have free shuttle to pier, which is very comfortable for the travellers who travel by taxi boat to avoid traffic. The restaurant offers variety of food and the food is very delicious. I would come back to stay here again and would highly recommend this hotel to everyone.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank asawin11
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Sipalay Phillipines
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23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2012

Living in and travelling through this area of Bangkok I have stayed at the Vaboir many times, most recently in December of 2011. For what you get it is good value for a few reasons. If you only need to stay for a night or so in Bangkok and you do not want to go to the tourist areas of Bangkok, you will save a lot of money. The taxi ride to Ladprao 130 will be about half as much as going to Suhkumvit Road (no tolls need be paid to get to Ladprao 130 and it is closer.) Additionally, the hotel itself is most certainly at least 1/3 cheaper than anything comparable in downtown Bangkok. Lastly, while it is not the most leisurely or scenic of sois or roads in Bangkok, it affords one a more authentic view of Thailand. Within a few hundred meters are many good but cheap eating options that again, will be much cheaper than if you are downtown. A restaurant I like very much is directly across the street from the Vaboir. the The Vaboir itself has decent food and a nice eating area outside and inside, though I have found the food to be ordinary for the money. Still, all in all, if you just need to spend a night or so, this area of Bangkok is a good option so long as you do not want to visit or experience the tourist areas of the city.

Room Tip: If you are a light sleeper do try to book a room off of the main road.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Denver, Colorado
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24 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2012

I have stayed at this hotel 3 times. For the price, its a actually worth. Here are the pluses:
1. Security: Full time security guards plus access to elevators is limited
2. Professional staff: This hotel takes pride in customer service. When you walk up, at least 2 people greet you. When they are processing paper work, you are offered a seat. This is true Thai Hospitality.
3. Walking distance to a huge Tesco and Mall (during day)
4. Easy to get to from the main aiport (simply take the City Express train to Hua Mark Station, get off and take a 145 bus going to Vejthani Hospital. The hotel is a few blocks from the hospital).

Negatives:
1. Its not in downtown BKK. If you are a night partying person, this is not it. If you plan to do sight seeing, it will be bus ride (15 minutes) to Hua Mark staton and a City Express train into the city
2. Noise: There is bar on the 1st floor. If you get the side near the bar, you will hear them playing. You can always be asked to be moved.
3. Quiet at night: This is a working/middle class neighborhood. The clubs cater to the Thais and there are few night activities. Hence, use your judgement. I would not be venturing around late cause there are not many people outside. Its a safe neighborhood but the sparseness at night means its wise to be in your room

Room Tip: Ask for a room that is not near the side with the bar. If you hate noise, this is a must.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank praiseworthy2012
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Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2012

Despite I booked my room on the wrong date, the lady at the reception was professional in solving.

I booked a twin deluxe room. It is very clean. Only thing to fuss about is the slightly dusty floor. It is quite roomy and furnishing is quite ok. Balcony is basically just for smoking since it is filled with hot air from the air con compressor unit.
The cons are basically no free wifi, no safe box, no kettle and low power water heater.

The bar below is really a very good place to chill and listen to good music. Food is average.

Seven-Eleven is about 100m away only and a big shopping mall known as "The Mall" is just a short taxi ride away.Impressively the hotel provides a tuktuk that you can request the bellboy to bring you to main road, Thanon Ladprao, for free.

For really local everyday food, there are many hawker food along Thanon Laprao between soi 101 and 101/1 at night. Ladprao 101/1 is quite a laid back place with a small cafe and a good vietnamese eating place for breakfast or lunch.

If you want to try something very local and away from the central glitz, this is a good place to try.

Room Tip: If you are an early sleeper, choose a room that faces the South so that you can avoid hearing the mu...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LinnieFan
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Thailand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2011

We love this hotel,it cute room and the executive room is large and clean,non smoking room,wireless and good service.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mickey S
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2011

We used the Vaboir Lodge as a stop over hotel before heading to our central Bangkok based hotel and it served its purpose well. Nothing out of the ordinary for hotels of this price in Bangkok if you know what to expect but non the less the staff were welcoming and checkin was a breeze. The rooms were of average size, clean with a small wetroom bathroom with electric shower which was not as modern as the bedroom itself. Room was air conditioned and proved to be effective. Small balcony offering uninspiring views but always nice to have some outside space. A free bottle of water provided with additional varied items(!) For an extra charge. We had complimentary wifi, had to ask at Reception for the code as is always the case in Thailand, Thai law doesn't allow anonymous internet access. The Wifi service worked a charm. There are 2 PCs in the main lobby to use also. The restaurant that is part of the hotel offered a huge choice at good prices and the quality was good. The bar also provided live entertainment. Cannot comment on the breakfast as we left early. Taxi transfer from the airport was around 30 mins and 200bht. Our transfer to the centre of Bangkok was another 30 minutes (due to the usual heavy traffic). The bellhop was very helpful with arranging a taxi, printing the location on a map of our next hotel for the taxi driver - great job there! Overall would recommend for a night or two. There is a local store (7-11) and a few restaurants a few hundred metres away.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Vabua Asotel
Address: 392 Soi Ladprao 130, Ladprao Rd, Bangkok 10240, Thailand (Formerly Vaboir Lodge)
Region: Thailand > Bangkok
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #415 of 849 Hotels in Bangkok
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Vabua Asotel 3*
Number of rooms: 350
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