We stayed here several nights while exploring Bangkok. The hotel was well located for us. It is on a canal, but that canal is not used by the ferries. It is just a few blocks from the river and then a short walk to one of the river ferry docks. We took the river and canal ferries several times to get around that part of town, where most of the sights are. The hotel arranged for a canal tour for us and that was interesting. Otherwise we didn't use the hotel tour desk and I am not sure that they had the best selection of tours besides some of the standard ones. We walked several times the few blocks down to the Kosan rd area. The street above it and below it are the better options for shopping. Coming back from the weekend market we took the sky train to the river and then the river ferry to the dock nearest the hotel.
GOOD SIZED CLEAN AIR CON ROOM WITH LARGE EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM. SAFE FIXED TO FLOOR, DESK, WIFI AND SOFA BUT NO DRAWERS OR WARDROBES! ON 5TH FLOOR WHICH WAS QUIET. ELECTRICITY TRIPPED OUT EACH MORNING, BUT EASY TO FIX.
The hotel is getting on in age now but it is in great condition .
The hotel is spotless and the staff are excellent .
The pool and gym are very good , swimming in the pool you would not know you are in BKK , it is so nice and quiet .
The room we had was very quiet .
Of course, if you choose to stay in Khao San Rd, you can't ecpect quiet environment and silent nights. But my room was opposite to the road and could rest good enough. A little bit poor breakfast. Annoying wi-fi: quite poor signal, had to login every time I got connected and the account expired every three days.
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Tara Place deserves all the positive reviews it has been getting, if you want to experience the old town but you like your luxury atmosphere this place is perfect, walking distance of the cheap tours, massages, food etc but not a hostel at all, very modern with unbelievably helpful staff I highly recommend this hotel. After staying here I moved to another hotel in the new part of town though, I advise if this is your first time in Bangkok investigate your areas carefully, a split trip was ideal for me!
Pro's: Great location about 10-15 minutes walking from Khao San Road. Located on Wisut Kasat Road which is quite quiet. Clean, modern room for very little money. Wifi works excellent. Good spot to spend for a few days in Bangkok.
Con's: None that come to mind! Rooms are small, but this was not an issue for us.
Kayleigh from Boston, MA
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I loved this hotel and in particular the wonderful staff in the dining room. The hotel is very well kept with a beautiful pool and large, spacious and well appointed rooms. It's near Koh San road but in a quiet locale a bit away from the main area - so if you'd like very quiet nights - this is a great place for it. Food is excellent in the dining room and the staff always greats you with a smile and care.
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