I was so pleased I knew this hotel from previous visits. During the recent demonstrations when mobs thronged the streets our taxi was unable to get us to the hotel where we had booked near Khaosan road. We decided to take the BTS to the King Royal (it is precisely twenty paces from the stairs of the BTS to the entrance to the hotel) and hope they had a room open, which they did.
I have stayed here on a few one night stopovers when visiting Bangkok en route to Laos, Cambodia and Bali. When you land as Suvarnabhumi, take the train from the airport on the Silom line and jump off at Surasak.
The price is very reasonable and the rooms are large and clean with a coffee station in the room. There is a rooftop pool and a jacuzzi- ideal for a quiet drink after a long airplane journey; just mind how you step on the decking which is loose in places!
There is a shop to the left of the entrance of the building where one can buy beverages. One word of warning: there is only the Blue Elephant Restaurant next door - which is a gastronomic experience and often booked out, so be prepared to have to take the train or a taxi to find any other restaurants as this hotel is in the financial district - just big office blocks around the area or take a walk down to the Taksin Bridge to get a ferry. The area by the bridge is a bit dodgy at night as homeless people and dogs seem to sleep there.
Breakfast may or may not be included in your internet booking - just check when you book - and is quite plain but adequate however they really need to spray for the odd crawling insect in the breakfast room!
All in all reasonable and convenient.
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- Also Known As:
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