I'm an American expat who now lives in Thailand and when first arriving in BKK and making plans to stay for long term, I lived here in this serviced hotel/apartment.
After moving to another province, I still return to this hotel every April for the annual Songkran (Water Festival/Thai New Year festival). Why? Although the location CAN be difficult for taxis to find, I personally think the hotel is quite decent. It's not too far from MRT stations and also not too far to the center of BKK including many of the sights to see in the City of Angels. It's also close to some of the big shopping centers that can also be found near the heart of the metropolis.
Personally, I always liked this place. It's on a very quiet street, the ac works very well, the hot water is always plentiful, and the rooms are usually quite clean (as they are cleaned virtually everyday unless puts the tag on the door saying otherwise).
There are also plenty of motorbike taxis that wait just outside the driveway if one needs a quick ride somewhere, and if one walks out the driveway, takes a right, and then the next right on the nearest road, there's a convenient 7 Eleven to buy snacks, drinks, and meals to bring back to your room.
* I don't necessarily suggest taking a taxi that is sitting outside the hotel though as these drivers may rip you off. If you need a taxi, just ask reception to call for one.
Also, if one were to walk out the driveway again, turn right and walk ALL the way down to the other end of the road, and there is an exchange booth for those who wish to exchange their currency.
The prices at this hotel are fairly reasonable too compared to say a bigger hotel located even closer to the city center.
There is also a small coffee shop on the ground floor and open from 7am to 10pm, and there is also room service that is available from 7am to 9:30pm both of which are offered every day.
Internet access however is not free and one must pay from a selection of prices in order to get an internet card depending on the length of time for their usage. For those staying long term and would like to have their clothes washed, there's a small laundromat located in the apartment complex behind the hotel.They will clean and dry everything for you for a small fee and usually have it ready by the next day neatly folded and packaged in a bag.
All in all, this hotel/serviced apartment was the place I called home for almost a year and the place to which I always flock to when going to the water festival of every April.
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