It's a few minutes out of the way, but far quieter than the regular tourist spots.
That means no touts trying to proposition you as you walk down the street to the hotel, but it also means you have to taxi or tuk-tuk in and out of the place. The BTS is a modest walk away, and if you can gather the attention of the staff they will, begrudgingly, take you there in the hotel's tuk-tuk. Taxis are a pain to hail, and I had to go get my own after waiting 20 minutes for a hotel-approved one to be available. (Taxi mafia at play? IDK.) We took a taxi to MBK, which should have been a short drive, but the taxi driver, who was part of the Hotel-Approved service that queues up on the hotel's property, decided to take the scenic route, until I called him out for it.
The taxi problems cost this hotel about a half of a rating point.
Otherwise, the hotel is exactly what you would expect from an Asian Courtyard, which is to say it's a step or two ahead of its cousins in the USA.
The property is new, the rooms well appointed, the beds firm.
I'll come back for the value, and the clean room, but not for anything else - and I will beware of the Taxi drivers!More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking