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Chinatown Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Reception was typically brusque, asked to wait for 45 minutes with little explanation. They were run off their feet. Lobby is dirty and crowded. Lift is small and slow. The hotel is quite dated. Rooms are small, but fairly quiet and private. Functional, if a little unclean. Furnishings and bathroom are especially old. Internet service is sporadic as usage increases at certain times. Breakfast is simple, but has good options, noodles are good but were cold.

In all honesty, I really didn't expect to be let down like this on my first night here. All the other staff were very pleasant since I arrived but it only took one lady who was serving at the restaurant tonight (I presume she's the manager as she was the only one wearing a beige/brown blazer) to kill whatever comfort I initially experienced. The concierge staff were very friendly and so were the other restaurant staff. This is my first night and I'm staying here for 5 days, but I probably won't be dining downstairs anymore due to the appalling treatment received. I was tired from my journey and it was already late thus I decided to brave the crowd on the streets of yaowarat another day and just settle for a simple dinner at the lobby restaurant. From the moment I sat down, I was nothing short of polite but the said lady above had been impatient, rude ... and to top it off, she made faces at me (and she didn't bother hiding it, almost as though on purpose for me to see) when I requested for cutlery. It was hard to get the attention of the servers (I was sitting outside) and fine, not a problem if you're short-staffed.However, her behaviour was totally uncalled for and it definitely made me wonder if where the Thai hospitality in which I travelled across the ocean for, had disappeared to. Severely disappointed.

When we passed it we thought it would be expensive and not something special. Well, you have to go there. And try wonton soup with shrimps and rice with shrimps and pork. The staff was lovely and very helpful.

Right in the middle of everything. Basic clean room, comfortable firm bed,older bathroom but clean, surprised by the HOT water in the shower(rare in Asia) Great coffee shop. Nice strong coffees. (Starbucks US prices) but was needing great strong coffee so it was much needed. Ok included breakfast. We had Street food instead.

We were keen to experience Chinatown & the street food so booked here for the great location, the rooms looked good online & they had a pool to cool off in. I requested a non smoking room...upon arrival we were told we had free breakfast for the first night which was nice....our room stunk like fresh cigarette smoke it was horrid, we were moved quickly to another room but wasn't a first good impression. There is no compendium in the rooms so no information on what is available in the hotel. Most guests are Chinese and we felt we were treated differently..... first night we wanted to use the pool but it was closed at 7pm. Gutted, then the next afternoon we made it to use the pool and I asked for towels which I was told no more towels today go get yours from your room.... needless to say we left hot & angry to go back to our room without a swim.....then later in the evening around 9pm we were told we couldn't sit outside as they were closed, we said we just want to sit here we are staying here, no sorry we were told.... we couldn't wait to leave the next day, the worst place we have stayed..... pay abit more & stay somewhere else 👍🏾

We stopped here for lunch. It was very loud on the street and we were glad to step into a quiet lunch place. The servers were very attentive and the food was fresh. They had lemon soda and it was really good. The won-ton type soup that I got was also amazing. I wouldn't go out of my way to eat here, but if I was nearby I would love to eat here again.

Situated in the middle of Yaowarat, great for exploring Chinatown. Staff friendly and helpful. Room very clean, made to look bigger with plenty of mirrors on the wall. Good sized bathroom with steaming hot water. Free wi-fi in all rooms. Breakfast rather limited to a few Thai dishes, although we discovered a grill area out the back which cooked eggs to order.

My partner and I chose to stay at Chinatown Hotel because it had decent reviews, a good location in the heart of Chinatown (with delicious street food right outside the door and just a short walk to the MRT) and a good price. However, we got exactly what we paid for: the staff were generally disinterested, our "superior" room was outdated and the size of a walk-in closet, the walls were very thin, the wifi was in-and-out, and our room's location directly next to the elevator meant a poor night's sleep. After going over to the rooftop bar at Hotel Royal Bangkok across the street, we realized that it might have been worthwhile to pay a little extra for a hotel with more to it and modern amenities.

The best thing about this hotel it's the location, super close to the train station, temples, food and you can easily pick the boat with a 5 min walk. The rooms are very small and the bathrooms quite old.

Reception staff efficient and sort-of pleasant. Quick access to room. At room was first slight problem....door does not open fully, as sliding door to bathroom would be damaged. So a floor-level stopper causes door to rebound at you if you forget and open rather quickly. safe was faulty, and took quite a while to rectify. Otherwise....average sized room, clean enough. At least it had a window. Bedding quite comfortable. Breakfast fare very limited, in nice surroundings, with prompt attention by smiling staff to check if you want egg dish. Quite a bit of casual seating around foyer. Chinatown Hotel lies at the bottom end of Yaowarat Rd[one-way], near the Chinatown Arch. Buses stop out front, sign with bus numbers here, from main shopping areas. Getting bus return to shopping areas is a little trickier. But so much to explore in the back alleys, a lot is only for wholesale though. Great eating at night all along Yaowarat Rd. Quite a walk to river ferries. But can be a better method of reaching main shopping areas of Bangkok.

526 Yaowaraj Road, Sampuntawong Bangkok Bangkok

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Wat Saket
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Laundry facilities

Located in Bangkok City Centre within a mile (2 km) of Wat Saket, Chinatown Hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights such as Wat Pho. This 75-room, 3-star hotel has a restaurant and a coffee shop/café, along with free in-room WiFi. Located centrally in Bangkok, it's also close to Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha.


For your convenience, a English breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10 AM. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or entertain your taste buds at the onsite restaurant or coffee shop/café.


Chinatown Hotel's 75 air-conditioned rooms provide safes. Guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet.

Property features

At Chinatown Hotel, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, 2 meeting rooms, and free newspapers. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a terrace, laundry facilities, and a porter/bellhop.

Room options

Standard room with Breakfast

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Triple Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Connecting Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 5

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

64% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 211 reviews