- Free Wi-Fi in all rooms and common area
- 10 min. walk to BTS Chong Nonsi, BTS Surasak and MRT Silom
PAST IT'S HEY DAY BUT AN OK PLACE TO STAY
Stayed here for 3 nights at the end of my trip through Thailand and it was my 3rd hotel in Bangkok. We booked on the strength of no bad reviews and beautiful photos on websites. The room themselves are large, and have a nice feel to them. The wooden floor is smooth cool, and I quite liked the dark furniture and feature wall. Although the photos are very cleverly taken I'd say they still give a good indication of the room and it felt clean although a little dark. It is however a little past it's prime, my mirror had lost some of it's surface and had black patches, and the cushions on the couch had some seams split. Breakfast is delivered to your room at a time requested as there is no restaurant and wasn't too bad Asian standards. Some bacon, a slice of ham, an egg, coleslaw, toast and jam with a plate of fruit and glass of cordial. All up it wasn't too bad for 999 baht a night, but the group of us felt there was little passion from the staff, particularly in comparison to the other 11 places I stayed out throughout Thailand. My bathroom felt like it was from a couple of decades ago, and there was large quantities of mould growing in the grouting around the tiles on the wall in the shower (understand it's impossible to get rid of without putting new in) and there was pinky/orange mould growing in the corners where it looks like it's been cleaned without oomph. The bathroom smells damp and mouldy so could do with a serious clean. The mirror had been cleaned to about 2/3 of the way up as it was streaky at the bottom as if done with cold water, and the top was spotty as if not cleaned and there was cobwebs in the top corner of the roof. Despite this it didn't feel DIRTY, just as if it was a quick clean rather than a scrub. I did overhear another guest ask reception to re-clean their bathroom while I was at reception. But I will say that it was the hottest shower I had in 3 weeks and had good water pressure There was also a mixup with breakfasts so it pays to be very clear with staff. The first day they sent one rooms half an hour early, and forgot our second room's breakfast. It was very quickly delivered on request. The second day I hadn't requested breakfast, and had both the do not disturb light and sign up but they spent maybe 2-3 minutes knocking with me requesting they leave me to sleep before they rang to insist they delivered my breakfast. I kept saying that I wanted to sleep and not be disturbed and they were very set on delivering breakfast at the time they had the day before. Our room cards also stopped working after two nights but it was a quick fix to get it set up again at reception. As per other reviews it's down a couple of narrow dark streets in a quiet area of Bangkok, but is maybe 10 minutes walk to the BTS
GOOD ROOM, GOOD SERVICE, GOOD AREA.
The Heritage Sathorn kind of feels like it's down a backstreet, but it's a good backstreet! Feels like a safe area with a nice school and hospital nearby. The 7-11 is close enough, there's also a atm and fruit and vege stalls at the end of the street. The Skytrain is nearby, within walking distance. The bathroom smelled a bit "muddy", as did the water. At first I thought it must just have been Bangkok water etc but we stayed elsewhere in Bangkok at the end of our stay and the water was fine. The bed was comfy (we found most beds in Thailand to be very hard, but this one wasn't so bad). The room was pretty dark, alot of dark wood and not very bright lights. The aircon worked well and wasn't too noisy. The glassed in balcony was nice, the windows slide right open so it's not like an incredibly hot sun trap, we moved our chairs out there and had breakfast out there (which was quite nice - an egg, bacon, ham, a sausage, toast and jam, and juice) If your up for a short cut to the skytrain go right when you head out the doors, and then right again at the end of the street. You'll pop out on the main road. The hotel has no restaurant for dinner, if you feel like heading out for dinner, try the "Blue Elephant Restaurant" on that main road http://www.blueelephant.com/bangkok/index.html we had a fantastic meal here, it's actually a cooking school, incredible service. We even saw the security guard out the front feeding a stray dog which was a nice change from some of the other treatment of street dogs we saw! Would stay again and recommend to anyone, only downfall is other than some interesting/verging on scary "food" stalls, the only decent place to eat is the Blue Elephant (as far as I saw).
It's about 5-10 mins walk down Sathorn Soi 13. Take the 90 degree right turn at the end and it's on the right just before where the soi takes a 90 degree left turn. Total walk to Surasak BTS is about 15 mins. Sathorn Soi 13 is fairly quiet, mostly residential (large condos) with a major hospital and college also on the street. The nearest 7-11 is at the corner with Sathorn Rd itself: quite a walk to quickly get something. The room had a few mini bar items for sale. My room was 1 floor up from the ground and a good size: a large studio apartment with queen (or larger) bed, sofa, table, chairs, fridge and various cupboards. It also had a glassed in balcony. Judging by the grey marble/granite stone on the floor it looked like an older style building that has been fairly recently refitted: the cupboards seemed fairly new. There is also a glassed in balcony. Even in the daytime it was quite dark - needed the lights on. Internet was by cable only, not a huge inconvenience but it means you can't lie on the bed and surf the net (unless you have a very long cable!) The TV was a new LCD 32" offering a small selection of cable channels including the BBC. There were some technical issues during my week long stay: for the first couple of days the internet was down for a few hours each day. The rest of the time it was reliable and one of the best connections I've had in a hotel in Bangkok. The door key is a magnetic card that slides into the door lock (typical of many hotels). My key stopped working and the reprogramming machine was down for a few days. Therefore I had to ask someone every time I wanted to get back into my room! As there was always a staff member available to provide access it was no big inconvenience.
LUXURY IN SUBURB FOR A GOOD PRICE
We were here for 2 days. Took us 45 minutes from Kao San Rd by taxi, so you are indeed far away from the centre. Taxi costs you about 200 bht. Very friendly staff, good breakfast and best of all: luxury rooms with enormous soft & clean beds and a clean bathroom with tub, for a very good price (we had a good deal via booking.com- 1250bht / 2 days). There is a nearby nightmarket with many food stalls, with only Thai people to drink your beer with. The airport is also quite nearby (20 min. by taxi). So if you're looking for a good place your budget wouldn't allow you in the centre of Bangkok, this is your deal!
BIG ROOMS BUT LITTLE BIT OLD. GOOD PRICE.
Good price value hotel. Nothing special but ok. Rooms are very big but a little bit old. Rooms have great view over bangkok.