The Bavana was is an older hotel that was probably glorious in it's heyday. It still presents well if not a bit dark and dated. Located on Surwong Road across the street from the famed Dukes Tower, its very near the intersection of Rama IV and a block over from the BTS on Silom Rd. Its easy to miss though as the first floor of the hotel is also a café and bar. The hotel check in desk is at the back of the café. The staff was very friendly and courteous. Also nearby are shops, a mall, massage and one of Bankoks famed red light districts. The night market is a few steps away as are some great food venues including and Australian steak house offering a nice (but pricey) break from Asian fare.
The hotel room faced the street and was a bit noisy until around midnight when traffic and activities settled down. The room itself was clean but like the hotel, a bit dark and dated. Beds were very firm as is typical in Asia and bed linens were clean and plentiful. The room windows, facing a busy road were quite dirty and obscured the view of the rather interesting building (Duke Tower) across the street. The windows did open wide though if one wanted to look outside. The AC worked well enough and was quiet. The bathroom was very large and spacious. The shower curtain was not quite large enough though, and it was impossible to take a shower without soaking the floor. Fortunately, the floor was properly pitched toward the drain and dried very quickly.
The Bavana is an very good value for the budget traveler and offers a great location for exploring this section of Bangkok. I will stay there on my next visit to the city without hesitation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bavana Surawong Bangkok Bed & Bistro offers a comfortable stay and friendly staff with great location in Bangkok. Centrally located, walking distance to Thaniya, Patpong and Silom Night Market where guest can enjoy shopping, party, drinks & dining. Skytrain (Saladaeng Station) and Subways (MRT Silom) are just few steps away. We also offer 24-hour check in service, free Wifi , free luggage storage and safety box in room. ... more less
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