Another objective review from FattM. As always, your experience may vary.
I needed a last minute room in Bangkok a week ago and I'd read a number of good reviews about MHC. I was also tired of staying in the dreary, dirty place that I'd been twice before that I won't name but that you can probably work out from reading my reviews.
Anyway, my main priorities when choosing a place to stay in Bangkok are price, location, and cleanliness. I want to pay 1,000 baht or something very close to it. I want to be no more that about a ten minute walk to the BTS or MTR. And I want to not sleep with bedbugs or roaches. Call me picky if you want. That's just how I am. MHC was more than acceptable on all counts.
Comfy beds. Yes, you may find that two mattresses on a bed is strange. But it's not impossible to deal with. Just keep it in mind when you get out of bed to use the toilet facilities at 2:47am because it'll be a longer drop than you're used to.
Very cold beer very available downstairs. (Their website says a pint of Heineken is B120 but I think it's more like B150. Whatever...Still, maybe they should change that).
Very clean. No mould on the walls, no insects in the room. Fresh towels and a decent sized shower. I can't say the same for other places in Bangkok.
Quiet. It's far enough off Sukhumvit to be pleasantly pleasant but not far enough away to be a hike to get to.
Every place has Bads. Even The Four Seasons has Bads. It's nothing personal. This is a "review" site, not a "fawning advertisement so I can get a free room next time" site.
MHC isn't as close to the BTS as it says it is (5 minutes). It's pretty close, but it's not that close. Just keep it in mind. The closest station is Phrom Phong and it's about a ten minute walk. A ten minute walk isn't an issue for almost all people.
The stairs in MHC are pretty steep and there's no elevator. It's not a big deal, but just be aware if you're coming in after several beers or if you have creaky knees. More importantly, be very aware if you're still a bit legless in the morning. It's not MHC's fault- it's more down to whoever built the building.
The question always is "Would I stay here again?" The other question is "Would I recommend it to my friends?" And in both cases the answer is "For sure." Online bookings are easy to make through their website. The guy who owns the place is helpful and clearly keen to keep up the place's reputation. Although I didn't test this, the place seems to be "guest friendly"- but just keep it down a bit, okay? And remember that the steepish steps could be a challenge to "guests" wearing high heels or platform shoes. And the price and cleanliness are right. Checking in and out is hassle-free but be aware that they want the room charge paid up front and in cash so don't show up with just a credit/ debit card.
All in all, if they'll have me, I'll definitely be staying at MHC again.
Oh, and the WiFi's pretty fast.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Upmarket guesthouse in Sukhumvit Bangkok. Very close to the skytrain and many amenities. Very clean, convenient, comfortable and very competitive. Soi 28 is a quiet no-through street. Many buses on Sukhumvit taking you to all the shopping centres. Emporium Shopping Arcade is only a short walk away, with lots of restaurants, night life, etc. ... more less
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