We have just returned from Bangkok and spent our 5 nights at Baan WangLang Riverside. We had booked the Panoramic Suite (from hotel directly) and felt that it was just not really worth the money.
The response was swift during the booking however things were different when I asked them about the cancellation (I made my reservation last year)) in the event that the protest in Bangkok worsen and in case air lines cancel our flight. No response from them although I sent a few reminder after my initial email. And when finally they replied, nothing mention about the cancellation!
We booked airport pick up with the hotel as many taxi drivers are not familiar with the place. Guess what, the limo driver lost his way and it was his first time taking deal from the hotel! It took us almost 2 hours to reach our destination!
The "suite" is merely a bigger room with view. Very small bathroom and bathroom door (smaller than those in Hong Kong), no shelving for you to place your toiletries etc. Noisy air cond compressor, limited TV channels etc. For those who wish to wake up late, you may want to consider to have room away from the river as boats will wake you up early in the morning (with their noisy engines).
We were on the 5th floor and 342 Bar was just above us. We didn't have a good sleep throughout the stay. Staff dragging furnishing (pass midnite), people jumping etc causing loud noise and we can feel the vibration.
Service-expect basic service. Although, we had feedback (3 times, on different days and to different people) the noise from the bar above our room, nothing much was done.
The hotel is far away from the major shopping belts, taking taxi may not be a good option, as it will take about 1.5hours. Next best alternative will be taking the boat to the Central Pier and get on to BTS. However, do note that the last boat will end it service at 9.30pm from the Central Pier (do check). We missed the last boat by 10mins, ended up taking taxi from the Central Pier which cost 150baht and 45mins!
There isn't much eatery (especially during the night) nearby the hotel, unless, you don't mind having your meals at the roadsides stalls. Do avoid Black Canyon Coffee at the WangLang Pier, it was the worst meal we had, uncooked Chicken, salty soup and a big fat rat running across the counter!
Breakfast-a real disappointment. Usually hotels in Thailand serve very good breakfast but not here. We took egg and 2 mouthful of noodles for the 1st day, a cup of lukewarm coffee on the 2nd and had breakfast at the local shops for the rest of our stay. Food were cold, staff more interested to play with their phones etc.
We probably wouldn't be back to this hotel again as there are other better option around.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Baan Wanglang Riverside is a newly established boutique hotel, situated by Chao Phraya River in Wanglang area - between Siriraj Pier and Wat Rakang Pier, which ensures a convenient connection to many of Bangkok's most famous tourist attractions. Standing amidst the lively vintage Wanglang Market (best known for its savory local food). Baan Wanglang Riverside is beautifully hidden away in a serene ambience of riverfront haven. ... more less
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