Being a happy-go-lucky group of people, we went ahead booking this hotel even after the bad reviews on Tripadvisor, thinking that the hotel shldn't be so bad as to really host customers and cockroaches in the same room. I was fairly pleased with the location of the hotel, as it was located in the heart of the city, but 15 minutes walk away from Bangkok shopping heaven Platinum Mall.
We were greeted by friendly hotel reception with an interesting Thai accent. Remember that we are happy-go-lucky? So here I was thinking, "Hey this hotel is not that bad after all, I'm so glad tripadvisor managed our expectations so this is a pleasant surprise!"
The reception processed our booking and we were given the keys to a hotel room. We opened the door to our hotel room and to our everlasting dismay, we noticed cockroaches everywhere! On the dressing table, on the floor, we tapped the bed and several cockroaches scuttled out. I fought back my horror and we went downstairs to request for a change of room. This time the room was still crawling with cockroaches, albeit not as much as to make me request for another room change. I settled down and hoped for the best, thereafter, I went to inspect the toilet. It was a really old toilet with a malfunctioning tap and shower head. This I could live with, if not for the previous cockroach scare. But I must say I haven't seen such an old toilet before.
The very next morning, I woke up happy and alert and ready to take on the day. Therefore we went down to the breakfast room happily, thinking to have a hearty breakfast before we start the day. To our alarm, we spotted a humongous cockroach sped past the breakfast tables. The plates were not covered, and our sixed legged friend must have eaten its fill. We were not about to take its leftovers. So we went to the other table where the trays were covered and were treated to a gorgeous meal of stale eggs and tasteless sausages.
That was the only time we took breakfsat at the hotel in our three day stay in Pratunam City Inn.
The rest of the stay was filled with mildly scary cockroach incidents too uninteresting to put in this space.
To cut this long horror story short, travellers, DO NOT stay in this hotel. It is a nightmare. Its only saving grace is its proximity to Platinum Mall. And trust me, there are other hotels similarly near, and much cleaner.
PS: Oh we had requested for a pesticide spray during our stay at Pratunam City Inn, but the staff apparently did not care about our requests, as we kept seeing those creepy crawlies appearing everyday.
PPS: STAY AT UR OWN RISK.
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