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Swana Bangkok Hotel
Ranked #354 of 867 Hotels in Bangkok
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Not a 4star hotel”
Reviewed 18 January 2014 via mobile

This hotel is old cramy and noisy. The 4star in tripadviser is a fraud.
Don't come near it if want to enjoy your stay in bangkok.
It is an open bilding in the center, the street is in your room, and the facility's is tarable.
Breakfast ashamed the place. And you seat to eat in a parking lot.
Don't go there.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 9 January 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights. Was more than enough. Noce hotel with clean tasteful decor. Spacious rooms with comfy beds, rather small bathrooms, forget swinging a cat you can hardly turn around. Wifi all round. Horrible location though very rough area, but then if this hotel were in a better location the price would be a lot more! Staff rather unfriendly and rude at times. Good value for money if you're prepared to get Tuk Tuks and taxis to get anywhere.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Level 6 Contributor
135 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2014

Despite looking a bit grim from the outside and being on an odd, busy road, this hotel is still good as the rooms really are nice. The hotel is quiet, just 10 minutes from key tourist areas, Baglamphu and Thewet.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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1 Thank Ablingdon
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58 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2013 via mobile

The hotel in itself and its amenities are good. It is clean and pleasant with large rooms and a small but ok bathroom. The hot water is uncontrollable sometimes hot sometime cold but neither right! The bathroom door opens onto the toilet seat we suggest they install a sliding door instead of a traditional one. Room had good ac tele and mini bar and room service. The location is next to a busy road under a under pass - taxis are a must really.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bedford
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Swana Bangkok for 4 nights. We arrived at midnight and staff checked us in promptly and the portor carried my bag 4 flights of stairs for me as there wasn't a lift.
Room was clean and had a fridge, tv and aircon. It was quiet and couldn't hear the traffic from below. It was cleaned every day and there was complementary water tea and coffee. The only problem was the shower. It wouldn't stay warm for very long it was either too cold or burning hot and leaked through the shower door onto the floor, the tap also leaked but it was only a minor problem.
It's about a 15-20 minute walk to Koh San and restaurants. We would probably stay abit closer if we came back. At first we thought the area didnt look very nice but it was fine and we had no problems. There are Often Tuk Tuks and taxis driving past so easy to get to other places. I was happy and thought it was good value for money.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
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38 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2013

We have found the swana Hotel because we wanted to stay in the Samsen road area and everything was full. Actually this district is our favourite one in Bangkok. It´s very traditional,very low houses (no skyscapers), children are playing in the streets, much streetfood and stil enough guesthoses and restaurant.

If you want to go down town, walk 15 Min to the pier, take the boat to sathorn pier and hop on the skytrain.

The rooms at Swana Hotel have very nice funiture, comfy bed, TV, fridge.
For us it was the kind of room, we we really enjoyed resting.
Staff was friendly and professionel. I think the price is for what you get very fair (agoda cheaper than walking in).Furthermore it was very quiet and night, good sleep. And it´s safe, there is always staff around and they have a nightguard.

As I wrote before, I think the district is very interesting. And it´s not true, that restaurants are fare away. Take the mainentrance, turn left and than immediatley again left. Follow the road after 2 minutes you find the next guesthouses. Walk the little roads there (Samsen Sois) and you find plenty places to eat.

We would always stay at Swana again.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Fabi E
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 July 2013

We stayed at the Swana hotel for 5 nights. The hotel is a 15 minute walk from Khaosan or 5 minutes on a tuk tuk. The hotel is very clean and well maintained. The rooms are modern with comfortable beds and a great shower. We found this hotel to be good value and more comfortable than some others in the same price range. The reception staff don't speak much English but will help if they can. There is a tourist info centre a few doors along if you need further help though.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Property: Swana Bangkok Hotel
Address: 332 Visuttikasat Road | Bannpantom Pranakorn, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Bangkok > Banglamphu , Old City
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#57 Best Value Hotel in Bangkok
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Swana Bangkok Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 55
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Also Known As:
Best Western Bangkok
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