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At both the beginning and end of a tour around northern Thailand I stayed at the Royal Hotel in Bangkok. It’s quite a large hotel with a big foyer area and cafe/bar as well as a pool area. It’s old fashioned in style and the...More
Positives: Good spacious rooms, fairly decent pool, good buffet style breakfast with plenty of choice. Large hotel, great location for khao San road, the Grand Palace and all main tourist spots.
Negatives: Felt a little run down, shabby decor, in need of some TLC, busy...More
It was the last hotel we stayed in on our trip of southeast asia. It was also the worst. Staff were unpleasant (verging on rude). It was the only hotel that we had to put a deposit down on the key (and a 1000 baht...More
Close to many sites, but this place needs renovation. Tourists are constantly harassed by people selling stuff, or "offering help" in Bangkok, but the harassment starts in the hotel entrance of this hotel, where tour guides and unlicensed cab drivers wait and pray on guests...More
Large, rambling city hotel which ticked the right boxes. There's a cafe open most of the time in the reception area. The reception area was very busy but clean, as were the rooms (I stayed on 2 different dates).
It's a 10 minute walk to...More
While you’ll see skyscrapers in most parts of Bangkok, it’s the gilded roofs of ancient pagodas that adorn the skyline of Banglamphu, the city’s historical and most touristic district. Hordes of tourists flock to this area to tick quite a few must-see attractions off their to-do list, with the Grand Palace being the most spectacular of them all. Banglamphu is also home to Bangkok’s infamous tourist ghetto, centered around
Khao San Road. Visit at night to feast on road-side pad thai, cheap beers and if you’re up for it, some dancing fueled by buckets of Thai whiskey.