I've stayed here twice. And I have mixed feelings about this place. The first time in 2012, and it was fantastic so I returned a second time in August 2013 and did not have such a great experience.
Firstly, the rooms are all different sizes and the first visit I was in a small but adequate room, but the second visit I was in a room that was very small and cramped. Too little space, too much furniture and very poor ventilation. I opened the window during the day to get some fresh air into the room as it had a musty smell. It was not enough to eliminate the smell and I was reprimanded for opening the window. After that I could understand why the smell, if the windows are never opened. They did have air conditioning but that only helped to cool the room, not change the air.
The room was also dusty. Although it was awkward I asked the very nice lady at the front desk to have housekeeping dust my room. To their credit, they did, but I don't feel one should have to request their room be dusted.
I love the old Thai house, but the floors creak every time someone walks, and you can hear your neighbours breathing and snoring in the room next to you.
The day I was leaving the owner booked a taxi for me. I decided to save some baht for my next visit and go with the minibus, which picked up other tourists and took over an hour to get to the airport. But I had plenty of time so it wasn't a big deal...until I realised that she had sent me to the wrong airport. I was flying with Air Asia and their terminal was located at the opposite end of the city. This was a very stressful experience! I now had very little time to get across a huge, sprawling city that was getting more congested with traffic as the day went on. I managed to get a taxi and told him to drive as fast as possible while I fretted about missing my flight the whole way there. Fortunately my flight was delayed and I actually had time to spare, but I would have preferred to have skipped that experience altogether.
On the other hand, the location is great and the staff overall is quite helpful and friendly, especially Bobby and the lady who is there in the mornings, I can't remember her name.
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