Royal Asia Lodge Hotel Bangkok3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
I use to be a repeating customer of this Hotel as it's really well located in the quite part of Soi 8, and has a 24H free tuk tuk service to Sukhumvit road. But unfortunately the structure became worst year after year. Rooms are really old, toilet looks dirty, Air cond it's extremely noisy, breakfast it's no more good as when it was on top floor, and price are still the same. For the same level of price you can choose much better option on sukhumvit area now.
Recently we stayed in this hotel. The front desk staffs are very rude. Everyday the breakfast menu is same. Bed sheet in the room is very dirty. Behavior of front desk officer is very rude and they are not gentle. I will not never recommend anyone to stay in this hotel.
Pros - Cheap, great location, tuk tuk to the end of the street. Did I stay cheap? Cons - OLD ROOMS and I mean OLD. TV barley works or gets stations. Staff can be quite unfriendly and not caring, the tuk tuk driver is very unpleasant and clearly hates his job. Will not even speak to you sometimes.
This hotel is situated on soi8 Sukhumvit Road. It is at the top of a side street. Making it quite at night for a good sleep. The Room are basic nothing fancy. No view to speak off. They have a small swimming pool next door on the roof of another hotel that you can use. Breakfast is basic toast, eggs fruit juice. This is a nice hotel in a busy city.
I booked a 3 night stay on Royal Asia Lodge and they would not honor my reservation. After a 23 hour travel from Los Angeles to Bangkok I was so tired to argue with them. I had to pay cash to spend the next 2 nights. The manager was very unprofessional when asked that what he was doing was fraud by advertising one rate online and then giving you a different rate when checking in. He got mad saying that I should not use that wordl.The hotel is listed as 3 star hotel when it is not even a 2 star hotel. They offer free breakfast with you stay.When the tickets for breakfast were requested they would not give them to me. The hot water to take a shower is not hot. They have old TVs and water splashes out of the shower. Over all I had a terrible experience with them.
We didn't expect much anyway, because we only choose it for the location (which was good btw) and it included breakfast. But, in hindsight we would've rather pay a bit more or stay in another location. The hotel staff were unfriendly and unwelcoming (really, they didn't even try). Rooms were old and so is the rest of the hotel actually- it was also a bit smelly. Breakfast was horrible, only some slices of pinneapple and watermelon (even those tasted old). Other than that some white toast, and an egg station. The egg station sounds great, but the guy that made a fried egg for us (you can choose omelet, fried eggs and scrambled eggs, without any extra ingredients) dropped his spatula on the floor and continued to use it to make our eggs. Maybe he didn't realize wd saw this from our table, but it was disgusting (the egg station is even location outside). Oh, and WiFi barely works as well, which can be a bit frustrating. Some good things: location is quite good, they bring you with a tuktuk to the main road, and housekeeping made our bed every day.
Recently stayed in this hotel, since got a nice deal through an online travel agent. Stayed for three nights.Until the online process it was nice but once reached the hotel, the ground realty is different. First impression; reception staff screaming on two Chinese guests who have booked online but the hotel staff didn't check the online booking and blocked a room for them. It was then definitely the guests mistake why they have booked at this hotel! Finally went to my room after checking in. Tried to operate the safe but couldn't and it got locked. Called up the reception staff for assistance but got informed that it could happen only the next day since the Manager only knows how to deal with that. Every time went to open my door the key card didn't work. Had to go down to the reception to help me out except for my last night. There was no hot water on the first night at the bathroom. Tuk tuk driver seemed to be doing a favour and somewhat pre-occupied with facebook. Only the housekeeping staff was polite and nice, rest all were rude.The tone of the receptionist changed towards me once I started talking to her in the local language. She got a mellow tone by then. So, shall we assume that the guests coming to the hotel must speak the local language to get a better treatment! Hope the management could answer it precisely. Finally on my check out day receptionist and security/driver comes and keeps knocking on my door because I didn't pay the rent of my one day extension the previous day. Then I told them if it was not convenient for them to get my dues cleared at check out instead of waking me up like this. And again at 12.00 noon one more guy comes and bangs on my door just to let me know that my check out is at 12.00 and somewhat wanted me to be obliged since it was the starting of his day at job and also that he will charge 100/- extra per hour from 12.00 noon onwards. I tried to show him the reservation which says check out from 12.00 to 14.00hrs and check in at 14.00hrs, because nowhere it is mentioned about any charges within that check out duration; he told that he has told me about that and "that's it" However the safe was not fixed during my stay and I didn't follow up also purposefully to see if they could crack their slumber to come and fix the issue! Only the continuous tuk tuk service was worth. Will not recommend anyone for sure. This is it...
This hotel met expectations again by whittling down the price and not stumbling on any of my major deal points (air-con and the hot shower worked, and only one insect was observed in 7 days). Even though it doesn't take much in powers of observation to see it's flawed and slowly getting more so. The long delayed renovations that'll throw it into another price category are still in the offing, so for now it's probably the best-located place in the low $20s per night with private rooms in the entire city...check the travel sites and you'll find the pricing peers are either much less central or make no bones about aspiring to at least a star level lower. That's the good news. The bad news is that you have to willfully overlook stuff like the linens or towels that are being used well past replacement dates, or lighting that won't hit on every bulb, or ancient CRT TVs that have little theft risk because you couldn't give them away to a thrift store in the U.S. I usually have to reprogram TVs and add back channels while there, a consequence of an unfortunate purchasing decision many years ago. Staff is a tug-of-war between aloofness and helpfulness, but still generally does OK. I'll miss the included breakfast most days but might get some watermelon pieces or scrambled eggs on some days. Toast is a big deal to many guests, and with one of the toasters you had to stick a fork in the toast to pull it out (something I let the staff do). That's a metaphor for the state of maintenance of a lot of things. But it soldiers on, like so many of the customers. You're not getting older, you're getting better. Well, maybe not by most measures, but you're taking your time in falling apart. But part of being a successful cheap Charlie is knowing what you can hang with and what truly goes too far. For those people it'll be a sad day when the place gets renovated but prices double or triple as a result. Well-located hotels that are $20 range but long in the tooth (yet tolerable) are in limited supply. If the walls could talk maybe they'd talk of weird memories like a first trip to fifth base, or a night with a mouthful of Singha spit out down 8 floors hitting a guard so long, long ago. Or not. Memories can cloud up. Signs of age get rebranded as "character." This place remains not one for everyone, and the overly sensitive should really pay the extra and stay at one of the newer places on the same street. But for those who can handle the small stuff it's still a good money-saver.
I booked this place believing that I would have a deluxe double room with en suit bathroom. Not the case. The property is not as advertised and in my opinion should be removed from any booking site. The majority of staff are poor to say the least and don't really identify with the care of residents, having to stand at the reception awaiting your key is not acceptable in my view, whilst admin duties are completed and akin to being naughty at school- not what I paid my money for. I lasted an hour and went to a bar 5. Det, where a member of staff took me to a fantastic hotel just 75m away. Ok I lost some money but the place is modern and much better than my original booking. Avoid if you can!!!! If in this area check out the Hotel Hope - same street - similar price - and much, much better.
Although the rooms are in desperate need of updating, especially the bathrooms, the Royal Asia is still good value for money. A short tuck tuc ride from the BTS station at NANA, or a pleasant 10 minute stroll. Lovely quiet location. Breakfast has really improved since my last visit and is now served on the patio rather than inside on the top floor. The staff were polite and helpful.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- 24-hour front desk
Located in Bangkok Central Business District within 2 miles (3 km) of Siam Paragon Mall, Royal Asia Lodge Hotel Bangkok is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights such as Pratunam Market. The 66 rooms at this 3-star lodge include refrigerators, minibars, and electric kettles. Located centrally in Bangkok, it's also close to Siam Square and MBK Center.
English breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.
Royal Asia Lodge Hotel Bangkok's 66 rooms are air-conditioned and provide refrigerators, minibars, and electric kettles. TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Other amenities include free bottled water, safes, and phones.
Guests of Royal Asia Lodge Hotel Bangkok enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas. Free offsite parking is included with your stay. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
44% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 428 reviews