Nice hotel nearby Phra Ram 9 MRT that made travelling easy. Hotel staff are friendly and helpful. But most of the taxi doesn't know about this hotel and quite often I had to mention nearby Phra Ram 9 MRT and opposite Central Plaza Rama 9.
The price is reasonable, very clean and comfortable, convenient in a sense that they have a complimentary shuttle to take you to places like the shopping areas. They will even give you a ride back to the hotel.can save CAB fare, FOOD- love it! and room service is really fast, they say it's 20 mins. but it actually arrives at your door earlier, the room facilities are not that advanced, like the TV is not exactly a flat screen but good enough. The bathroom? I loved the shower, the pressure was excellent, it even has a towel drier. Blow drier works very well, they have a souvenir shop which I liked. staff are very helpful and nice. Even the driver who picked me up at the airport, he couldn't speak english but he tries his best.oh and you have your own iron in the room. I would most definitely stay here again. Thank you Golden Tulip! ^_^ I had a wonderful stay!
I took the express line to Makkasan and wanted to catch a cab to the hotel but very few cabs go into the terminal. Also for some reason, the ones that did arrive didn't want to go to the hotel. It was ~4:30 pm so I couldn't understand why. Gave up after waiting 30 mins. Luckily, Makkasan is connected to Phetchaburi MRT station so took the MRT, one stop to Phra Ram 9 MRT then ~5 mins walk to hotel.
Staff were friendly, room was quite large, simple but clean. The mattress is a little on the stiff side so fair warning for those who don't like that. 1000 THB room deposit is required. I requested a late checkout and it cost an additional 500 THB, if anyone is interested. Had an oil massage (600 THB) from the place inside the hotel and it was decent. The hotel is located on a side street surrounded by houses, it's quite quiet but felt safe walking outside late at night. A few food stalls, some street food carts, 7-11 and a Pizza Hut nearby. Next to Fortune Town Mall (Tesco Lotus supermarket) and Central Rama IX so very convenient to shop and eat.
FYI, as most cabbies weren't familiar with the location of the hotel, I would suggest getting dropped off at the Grand Mercure, which is very close by and on the main road. Also most don't read or speak very good English so have the address and name in Thai handy. That saved me a lot of grief. In all, I would definitely go back as this hotel met my expectations.
This entertainment district on the MRT Metro Line caters to locals and offers everything from go-cart racing and ice skating to karaoke and Thai theater. The dance clubs on Royal City Avenue, a lively pedestrian street, are open an hour later than venues elsewhere in the city. Foreign guests can also visit the Thai Cultural Center for free exhibitions on Thai history and culture.
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