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“City Oasis”
Review of Buddy Lodge Hotel

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Buddy Lodge Hotel
Ranked #185 of 858 Hotels in Bangkok
kmclifford
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“City Oasis”
Reviewed 9 March 2014

We arrived in Bangkok, and the taxi dropped us off on the end of Khaosan Road and we began to walk along the busy street trying to find the buddy lodge. The road is short and so even though the buddy lodge was on the other side, we were quickly able to find it and check in. The entrance is off of the main street and hustle and bustle which was nice.

We were greeted by wonderful front desk staff who were able to answer all of our questions.

We stayed in room 409 with three people. The staff had placed an extra roll away in the room already. The room was clean, with fresh bedding and towels. We had a Juliet balcony but the view was only of other buildings. We didn't plan on spending a lot of time in the room so it was exactly what we needed. We were able to sleep comfortably with ear plugs, being on the main road it does have a small amount of noise into the late night.

The internet worked very well in the hallways, front desk area and the pool but within our room we had a hard time keeping a strong enough connection. We were able to utilize it for our needs.

The pool was a nice surprise. In the middle of a busy city, the buddy lodge pool is a rooftop oasis. Nice lounge chairs, excellent ambiance and a wonderful bar staff. We truly enjoyed relaxing during the day in this spot.

The location was stellar, just steps away from all the action of Khaosan Road.

Overall price, location and comfort this hotel was excellent and we would stay again.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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CRM_officer, Guest Relations Manager at Buddy Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, 12 March 2014
Dear KM Clifford,

Thank you so much for choosing to stay at the Buddy Lodge Hotel and for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review of your experiences here.

On behalf of the whole team I would like to thank you for your kind words regarding our staffs high level of customer service. At our hotel we understand that when travelers first arrive in a large city such as Bangkok they need and rely on good, solid information on how to get about or what to go and see.

As you mention in your review the Khaosan Road area can be very busy, especially at night time and it can be a little overwhelming if you have just arrived. Our hotel is located in the Old Town of Bangkok and is near by to a lot of interesting cultural sites. We are also only a short taxi ride away from other city areas such as China Town, Silom or the Chakuckak Weekend Market.

We would like to recommend that next time you visit this part of the city you try our exciting " Chic Buddy Tram Night Tour” which visits many of the nearby historical city landmarks. This remarkable night tour offers a unique perspective to exploring Bangkok’s past in a very different setting to the usual day tours.

We hope to see you again in the near future.

Kind Regards

John Pettengell
Group Guest Services Manager
gsm@buddygroupthailand.com
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 8 March 2014

Outstanding is the care of the Service Manager, and all his front desk staff.
Even with somewhat limited language skills on both sides,the communication was always pleasant.
The cleaners do a fantastic job, we liked the rooms, the pool, and the gym.
The coffee shop for breakfast could do with a bit of an overhaul .

SB

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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CRM_officer, Guest Relations Manager at Buddy Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, 13 March 2014
Dear SB,

Thank you for choosing the Buddy Lodge Hotel for your recent stop-over in Bangkok.

Everyone here was delighted to learn you enjoyed a pleasant time during your stay here. We really appreciated your kind words and I am certain they will inspire our team to continue providing high quality customer service to all our guests.

We all hope to see you again in the near future.

Kind Regards

John Pettengell
Group Guest Services Manager
gsm@buddygroupthailand.com
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

It's not the cheapest place you can stay on the Khaosan Road but the hotel is very clean, the security is great and the location is very central. I stayed here about seven years ago and returned for the convenience of it all. The hotel had maintained its integrity and the service was solid. I would recommend for anyone looking for a clean, comfortable and reasonably priced hotel in Bangkok.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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CRM_officer, Guest Relations Manager at Buddy Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, 6 March 2014
Dear Tamara D,

Our sincerest thanks for taking the time to write an on-line review for the Buddy Lodge Hotel. Our Management Team take great care in reading and reacting to helpful reviews such as yours.

Your compliments for the hotel are very well received and make us proud to have had the opportunity to welcome you here as a guest.

We also really appreciate your recommendations to all future travelers about the location and nightlife surrounding our city hotel.

We hope that you will have the chance to visit us again soon and we thank you once again for your review.

Kind Regards

John Pettengell
Group Guest Services Manager
gsm@buddygroupthailand.com
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 25 February 2014

We stayed at buddy lodge at the beginning of our stay in Bangkok and ended up enjoying it so much that we came back for a few days at the end of our trip around Thailand as well.

Good location, right in the middle of Khaosan road. Perfect for people who want to completely immersed in Bangkok's backpacker district. Hundreds of bars, market stalls and street food venders line the road - plenty of options. Noisy at night until about 3, so unless you plan to be out joining in the fun during the evenings it might be best to pick a hotel slightly removed from the road. However we stayed in some nights, and despite the noise, still managed to get to sleep at a reasonable time.

Great staff, especially in reception. They remembered us the second time and were very welcoming and asked as all about our trip - great customer service.

Good facilities. The roof pool is a huge bonus and you don't feel like you're in the middle of Bangkok! Poolside bar and sun loungers available. Very clean and comfortable rooms. The associated travel agents is very useful, especially when booking taxi to airport.

All in all a great hotel, only drawback being how noisy it is at night. However, you can't expect much else from a hotel right in the middle of bangkok's busiest backpacker strip.

  • Stayed February 2014
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CRM_officer, Guest Relations Manager at Buddy Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, 6 March 2014
Dear Lucytravelsss,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your time at our Khaosan Road Hotel.

Our whole team were delighted when we saw your message and we really appreciate your kind words about our staff’s customer service. At the Buddy Group we always try to put the customer first and all our staff are prepared to go that extra yard to help our valued guests.

We hope that you will be able to return back to see us again in the near future.

Kind Regards

John Pettengell
Group Guest Services Manager
gsm@buddygroupthailand.com
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Reviewed 24 February 2014

John the Front Desk Manager is excellent. A great problem solver and good listener.
The hotel is getting even better as it upgrades its rooms. I have stayed ther for many times over the past years. This year was even better than before.

John Lund

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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CRM_officer, Guest Relations Manager at Buddy Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, 28 February 2014
Dear John L,

Thank you so much for your Trip Advisor review, we really appreciate your kind words and sentiments.

Our team work hard to try and keep all our guests happy during their stay and it is always nice when one of our returning friends says that the customer service and hotel facilities have improved on their previous trips.

It was a pleasure meeting you again this year and I look forward to your return in February 2015.

Kind Regards

John Pettengell
Group Guest Services Manager
gsm@buddygroupthailand.com
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 February 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for the last 2 night of our honeymoon. It was clean, comfortable and very reasonably priced. The location was fantastic and the added bonus of a pool was just the icing on the cake. It's not a luxury honeymoon get away buts it a great hotel for a couple of nights stop over and a lot better than some if the other more expensive hotels in the area. It can get quiet noisy due to the location of the hotel but if you request a room at the back it's quiet. This is a fab budget hotel.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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CRM_officer, Guest Relations Manager at Buddy Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, 25 February 2014
Dear Danielle S,

Thank you for staying at the Buddy Lodge Hotel during your recent trip to Bangkok.

Everyone here was so pleased you chose us for your honeymoon and that you went onto enjoy two great nights stay here.

Khaosan Road is the perfect starting point for any trip to Thailand as it is so colourful, vibrant and truly comes to life in the evening.

Congratulations on your recent wedding and we hope to see you again next time.

Kind Regards

John Pettengell
Group Guest Services Manager
gsm@buddygroupthailand.com
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San Luis Obispo, California
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Reviewed 20 February 2014 via mobile

My girlfriend and I spent 3 nights at the buddy lodge. Our room was clean, safe, and quiet. The rooftop pool gave us a place to cool off during hot Bangkok mid-days. John, the manager ensures a positive stay and runs his staff well.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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CRM_officer, Guest Relations Manager at Buddy Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, 28 February 2014
Dear CB006,

Thank you very much for choosing to stay at the Buddy Lodge Hotel.

We are pleased to read you had an enjoyable experience and were impressed with our large colonial style rooms.

It was a pleasure having you stay here once again and we look forward to your next trip later this year.

Kind Regards

John Pettengell
Group Guest Services Manager
gsm@buddygroupthailand.com
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Property: Buddy Lodge Hotel
Address: 265 Khaosan Rd. Taladyod Pranakorn, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
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Region: Thailand > Bangkok > Banglamphu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#140 Business Hotel in Bangkok
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Buddy Lodge Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 76
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located within the shopping and entertainment streets of Khaosan Road, Buddy Lodge is your best refuge of a cozy hotel where guests can return to a quiet relaxation away from the entire bustle of the tourist street market. The historical core of Bangkok where most of the tourist attractions are found just around the corner and one can walk to visit Bangkok’s most popular tourist attractions, The Grand Palace, The Golden Mount, The Temple of The Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), The Temple of The Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho), The Democracy Monument, and many other cultural sites in the Bangkok City Old Town. Buddy Lodge offers the most convenient location and comfortable facilities for travelers to the popular Khaosan Road and visitors to the famous historical places of Bangkok. ... more   less 
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