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Hotel Vista Express
Ranked #310 of 887 Hotels in Bangkok
Reviewed 12 December 2013

We booked a triple room for three nights in Bangkok and was assigned a twin room with an additional bed. The size of the room was average and was sufficient for us to place all 3 luggages across the room (i.e. we had space to pack all our buys and belongings). However, we noticed that the room lacked some amenities we would look out for in a hotel - there was no toothbrush/toothpaste, no comb, the lighting in the room was relatively dim, the breakfast choices were limited. The location of the hotel, however, made up for it; it was right outside the Pratunam market, and opposite the Platinum mall, whenever we were tired from shopping, we could go back to the hotel to put down our shopping bags before heading out again. The hotel is also relatively near the Airport Link, and we could catch a train to and fro the airport, if you're intending to avoid the Bangkok jam - it takes only about 30 minutes by train to the airport.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Michelle L
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Reviewed 10 December 2013

Booked a standard room for four nights in this small hotel out of good reviews online and nice photos posted.
Apparently when we got there, we didn't see those good reviews matches the reality.

Location is bad, in the middle of some seedy market, even though it says near to all the malls.
We couldn't see people in reception area even in early evening.
The worst thing was that when we need to use the toilet, it was so smelly that we couldn't even open the seat cover!
We complained about that situation and when they actually moved us to another room, it didn't get better.
The decent room was just not enough for us.

We simply couldn't continue our stay there and decided to move to a well-known chain hotel to be safe, there goes 3 nights money lost, but couldn't be happier.

The rate for the room is definitely too high for the quality cuz for only around 20 bucks more expensive, we could get a nice clean room with service and situated in one of the big streets.


  • Stayed: December 2013
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Thank queenlinz
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Reviewed 9 December 2013

-Location : Just opposite Platinum Shopping Mall(5mins walk), once you step out from the hotel you are ready to shop, there are lots of street food, restaurant, convenient shop and massage place near by. The hotel is near to main road, easy access with taxi or tuk tuk but it is quite far from the BTS station.

-Hotel Staff : Overall are friendly and speak english well.

-Room : The room was okay, bed is comfortable but the bed sheet is not clean.

-Wifi : Wifi is working but slow.

Tips : If you need money changer just walk further in to soi petchburi 19, you will saw a money changer on your right side after you pass by First Hotel.

Tips : Just tell the taxi driver to stop when you saw a 7-eleven on your left after you turn in to soi petchburi 19(soi means road), you may not notice the hotel sign board cos is too small, you will see a four seasons mall which is opposite the 7-eleven and that is exactly where the hotel locates.

Tips : There's a restaurant name SABX2 selling pork leg rice and wanton noodle, something you must try, both of the dishes are famous. Here's a link about it : http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g293916-d3148646-Reviews-SabX2_Wanton_Noodles-Bangkok.html

Tips : Walk further down to soi petchburi 15 if you need a massage, there are few shops there open till late night.

Overall the hotel is value for money, if you are spending most of your time to shop/eat/explore in bangkok, this hotel will be the right choice.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 December 2013

The location is good but it will be good if there's a male companion as the male vendors can be rather annoying if you have only ladies to accompany. The room is clean, have a electric kettle but only free mineral water provided. The breakfast is seriously lousy, very limited and to my surprise.."No Bacon"!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Sharon K
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

I was very skeptical when I first booked the hotel. It was because of the travelers' feedback which were not very positive. However, I took the risk to book Hotel Vista Express although I have been patronizing the other hotel which was nearby Hotel Vista Express since 2009.

Never did I realize the location was very convenient and the hotel was cozy and quiet although it is near the mall and market. My mother was happy with my arrangement. The only comment which I would like to highlight was the breakfast. The choice of food was very limited although I paid more for Hotel Vista Express's rate when compared to the other hotel. I will be back in June 2014.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Thank polly_loopp
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

Good location, near the airport express line, center world and big C. Room was clean and comfortable. A lot of snack stalls around it. 7-11 is on it‘s opposite side to provide convenience for us.In a word, it's a good place for shopping.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Ann87885
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

Good location, clean rooms , great staff and food...Been to bangkok several times and hotel vista express is always my second home ... i even met the owner ( ms. zeny), and she was very accomodating and friendly to her guests... MABUHAY!

  • Stayed: November 2013
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Address: 4/41-47 Soi Petchburi 19, Petchburi Rd | Pratunam, Bangkok 10400, Thailand (Formerly Four Seasons International House)
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Region: Thailand > Bangkok
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #310 of 887 Hotels in Bangkok
Price Range: £35 - £70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Vista Express 3*
Number of rooms: 77
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Vista Express opened its doors as a downtown sanctuary in September 1998, formerly known as Four Seasons International House, in the heart of Bangkok’s Pratunam garment district. With impeccable service, traveler’s favorite amenities, and accommodations, comfort awaits each privileged guest of this contemporary non-smoking central Bangkok hotel.Hotel Vista Express guest rooms invite rest and relaxation. This magnificent Bangkok hotel is the quintessential antidote for busy travelers. Service at Hotel Vista Express is uncompromised, from morning to night. Full complimentary continental breakfast is served daily, while room service is also conveniently. Though situated amid the vibrant, teeming activity of Pratunam and Rathaprasong area, inside, Hotel Vista Express offers a tranquil sanctuary to its guests. The hotel’s convenient location is only a short ride or walk to famed Bangkok attractions such as Erawan Shrine, Central World, Platinum Shopping Mall, Siam Square, fine restaurants and cafes.The stylish Guest Rooms of our Hotel Vista Express are infused with modern sensibility and sleek design, yet stay true to the playful, original spirit and culture of Hotel Vista Express.Whether traveling for business or leisure, you will be delighted by our comfortable rooms and warm hospitality. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Four Seasons International House Hotel Bangkok
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Bangkok Four Seasons

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