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Rambuttri Village Inn & Plaza
Ranked #282 of 849 Hotels in Bangkok
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“Good for the price!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2011

I've stayed here twice now. My first visit was in 2009 and the second in 2010.

I love the location on Soi Rambuttri, chilled out but 2 minutes from the madness of Khao San Road. The street is lined with great little bars, resturants, stalls and food vendors. A 7/11 and a pharmacy is right outside.

The guys from the tailors shop outside the hotel can get annoying. They don't take no for an answer and are persistant - "Wanna buy a suit?"!

I've never had any problems with the staff. I don't expect 5* service when paying budget prices. They have always been friendly and helpful. I managed to block the toilet one day and they unblocked it without any issues.

The rooms are very clean with hot showers and the aircon units are reasonably quiet. Soundproofing isn't great - the only negative thing about the hotel. Expect to get woken up! Other guests can be noisy and the cleaner has the most annoying ringtone on her mobile which seemed to ring about 10 times every morning and she'd never answer it.

Excellent pool area on the roof. I used the showers here to get clean before the overnight train to Chiang Mai.

The hotel will store your bag on the day you check out. You get given a numbered ticket and a secrity guard is stationed outside the bag store.

Room Tip: Top Floor
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  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with friends
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1 Thank portex
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Quezon City, Philippines
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33 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2011

I was hesitant at first to book this inn based on some bad reviews here. However, when I was there, the staff were fine and cordial. Most of the time it was Caucasians that keep on shouting and demanding things. It seems that they didn't know how to ask kindly and didn't know what they were booking.

ADVISE: THIS IS NOT A 4-5 STAR HOTEL SO DON'T EXPECT IT TO BE ONE.

Pro: Cheap.

Rambuttri Village Inn & Plaza is located in Soi Ram Buttri, one block away from Khao San Rd. The place near nightlife yet far enough to be quiet. Food stalls, money changers, and massage parlors are abundant.

There's a pool at the top of the inn but closes at 6PM.

Rambuttri Village Inn & Plaza is also near Phra Ahrit station for a boat ride in Chao Phraya river. It's a tourist heaven. You can walk to several interesting place like the National Museum, Grand Palace, Wat Pho, etc.

Luggage can be stored for 20-40 baht for those that check out at noon/earlier but have a later flight.

Cons: There's no breakfast included in the room rate. Only complimentary water is given. 1000 baht is required for deposit but seems standard in the area and will be given back upon check out.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Milton Keynes
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2011

You get what you pay for this was a budget hotel so a bit on the tired side; lots of backpackers coming and going but a good place for a couple of nights break. Room was basic, sheets had seen better days but they were clean enough. The pool on the roof was excellent just what the doctor ordered after a long day sightseeing. The location was excellent, just off the Khoa San lots of bars and places to eat and so much street life a great place for people watching but not too loud. A Tuk Tuk tour including the Grand Palace, Reclining Budda etc was well worth the 40bht we were charged.

Room Tip: Asked for a quiet room and were not dissapointed
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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Cel56
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Hong Kong, China
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57 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2011

You will see signs posted all over Khao San road of this "affordable resort in the heart of Khao San." Aside from the rooftop pool (closes at 6), there is nothing that can justify calling this a resort of any kind. The staff certainly don't make you feel like you are at a resort.

Pros: Very convenient location, room air-conditioners work (possibly too well. When they are on the room is freezing, when they are off the room is sweltering), rooms were acceptably clean. Rooms have a safe. Rooftop pool has a great view of the surrounding area but you better get up there before 6 before they lock it down.

Cons: Though you are far enough from the noise of Khao San, expect to be woken up by any noise in the hallways above and below your floor. The walls conduct sound very well. Rooms are small and prison-like. No-wifi (unheard of in this part of the world). DO NOT EXPECT THAI HOSPITALITY AT THIS HOTEL. As said in other posts, the staff seem to go out of their way NOT to smile or to be helpful in any way. They have worked out a scam by which no manager is ever on duty, therefore no one will take responsibility for any issues that arise during your stay. We had this problem, as did other guests who were staying at the same time we were. Don't underestimate how much this can effect your stay.

This all being said, Khao San is not famous for having nice hotels, just cheap ones. I've looked around at other rooms there in the past and they all compare with this one in terms of in-room comfort. Its unfortunate that they can't find helpful staff to work there. I have never been to a hotel where the staff seemed to effect the overall "hotel morale" as it does at this hotel.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank expat_in_hongkong
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2011

+ location ( Rambuttri street is better than Kao San Road)
size of the room is enough for a couple days in Bangkok (Deluxe rooms)
swimming pool
free water
safety box in the room
7 eleven (minimarket) / exchange money / restaurants VERY CLOSE BY

- no shower curtain (I guess this is common in Thailand)

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Linda_London_UK
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Chicago, IL
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2011

This hotel is very near Khao San Road, close to the action but far enough away to avoid much of the noise. Hotel has an elevator and a swimming pool on the roof. The room was fairly clean, the AC worked fine, the water was hot, and the shower water pressure was OK. Room had a small wall/ceiling-mounted tube television and a free in-room safe.

Cons:
While the bed linens were "clean", they were stained with various bodily fluids.
The walls are paper thin and the other guests will probably not be considerate of their noise level.
Pool closes at 6pm.
The front desk staff and security are, at all times, seemingly overwhelmed. Do not expect so much as a smile from them.
You have to pay in advance for your entire stay in cash.
They ask for a 1000 baht "key deposit" and will not return it unless you show the slip of paper they give to you at check in.
They will say the manager will be there "tomorrow" if you are having a problem. "Tomorrow" never comes as everyday guests (including us) wishing to have an issue resolved were told the manager was not there but would be in sometime tomorrow.

I can recommend this hotel to someone who is looking for a basic room near Khao San Road. Ask to see the room first before checking in and expect absolutely zero assistance beyond a basic cleaning of your room once a day with a new towel. Once you give them any money (except for your key deposit), you will not get it back.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank shadesofgreyus
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Sihanoukville
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2011

The standards of customer service here are truly disgraceful. Not even a hello or a smile from either of the ladies at reception should have warned us to take our business where it would be appreciated. They pretty much just gave us a look like we had crawled out of a gutter covered with rotting garbage.

The rooms also look nothing like the photos on the website.

There are so many better places in Bangkok that will actually make you feel welcome and give much better value for money at this price. I highly recommend that you look elsewhere for your lodging.

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jessuardo
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Property: Rambuttri Village Inn & Plaza
Address: 95 Soi Ram Buttri, Chakkra Phong Road | Phra Nakorn, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Bangkok > Banglamphu
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
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#61 Best Value Hotel in Bangkok
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Rambuttri Village Inn & Plaza 3*
Number of rooms: 150
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