First impressions were not good. From the outset this hotel appeared to be a nice and inexpensive option. However they certainly make up for it with all the added extras that they charge you for. They asked me for a deposit of 300 baht when I checked in but never said what it was for. The few complimentary items that they provide are two small sachets of shampoo, a small bar of soap, and 2 bottles of water. The tea and coffee is not even free! In the room there is a price list for every single other item there - even pictures from the walls and the rubbish bin! Laundry facilities are dearer than I have seen in other places. Wifi is only free for one device and I only found out about it because I asked at reception - no one volunteered the information. Not ideal for two people with laptops and smart phones. Around the lobby and bar area are signs advertising free wifi in these shared zones but I was never able to connect to it. Also, the restaurant does not allow you to charge meals to your room, instead insisting that you pay with cash. They also tack a 10% service charge onto everything that you order (right down to two measly cappuccinos), which I did not find appropriate considering the service was not that good and the food certainly wasn't either. Tipping should not be compulsory; I have not encountered this anywhere else in Thailand. It put me off wanting to order from the bar. Instead, we bought food and drink at the nearby 7/11.
Hot water in the shower is variable and the pressure diminishes the hotter you turn it.
The staff do not speak good English. I had many questions about things, but no one could understand me so I gave up in the end.
Oh and don't get me started on the bar entertainment. Tip: bring earplugs and ask for a room as high as possible to drown out the screeching.
All in all, I found the hotel to be a bit tacky by being so eager to rip customers off.
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