Park Hotel

, Bangkok, Thailand
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Park Hotel

, Bangkok
3 star

Rooms: 139

6 Soi 7, Sukhumvit Rd - Bangkok - 10110 - Thailand Hotel Website | 2-255-4300
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3/10
Don't even think about it
Submitted by: Gilles in 25/04/07
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: Netherlands
  • Traveller type: Young Couple
Skip this one, tourist trap! The staff treats you like a cockroach.. Correction.. The cockroaches in this hotel get a whole lot of better treatment than the guests...

I really don't get it. We were driving around in a cab looking for a decent and clean hotel in Bangkok to shower and clean up and stay one day in Bangkok to conclude our vacation. The driver took us to this hotel and it had a fancy looking lobby, nice swimming pool, fitness room, massage service, restaurant and at a first glance gave us the impression that it was among the better of hotels, the more that they charged us 1700 baht which is a lot more than other hotels in that area charge for a room. Once we were in our room we started to notice that the rooms don't seem to get any maintenance whatsoever. The ceiling light didn't work, the a/c looked like it's from a third hand market, the carpet is full of stains and cigarette burns.
The ceiling tiles in the bathroom are all crooked and the shower is mounted on the wall at a position that you have to sit on your knees to get your hair wet. But worst of all, when you go lie down in your bed don't be surprised to have cockroaches crawling all over your head. They are everywhere.. the only counter measures the hotel apparently takes against these creatures is putting a lot of white poisonous powder along sides of the walls where the beds are so you have to hunt them down one by one yourself. But roaches aren't even the worst thing in this hotel... the staff is. A few examples:

- After a shower and change of clothes we wanted to go outside for a drink and gave the room key to one of the clerks behind the reception and this guy started barking at us that we were supposed to give the key to the person sitting next to him.

- My girl friend went up to the reception to ask for a box of matches and she was told by the female staff member: "no have".
So she asked if anybody maybe had a light or anything and all 4 staff members completely ignored her pretending to be really busy with paper work.
Then she sort off got pissed off and said: "nobody?".
Then one of the male clerks stood up en opened up a drawer loaded with hotel matchboxes and gave her one without saying anything....

- we were actually supposed to fly that same night but we already knew that our flight was overbooked so there was a chance we would fly the next day so we paid for a full day and night. This was something they said they were familiar with.

Regrettably the flight was full so we had to come back from the airport and stay the night anyway in our room.
When we came back to our room the stuff we left behind we didn't want to pack but still needed in case we would have to spend the night anyway had disappeared. Things like slippers, hand soap and some drinks.

We notified the staff that stuff was missing from our room and asked if they might have stored it somewhere else.
all of the sudden the woman who denied us the simple box of "no have" matches started to apologize in fluent English and assured us that the hotel would compensate. She actually said that she would send out someone to buy the 'magically disappeared items' the next morning. We told her that it really wasn't necessary to do so since the items were of relatively little value but she insisted.. (We actually never heard anything about it anymore and I still wonder what happened to it.)

anyway, all of the sudden she was really nice and at that point one of the other staff members spoke to her in Thai which we couldn't understand but the words "blab blab blab" in his sentence gave away that he was actually telling her not to be nice to us.
We were baffled.

When we finally checked out, we got our 1000 baht deposit back as a single note so we asked if he would be so kind as to change it in some smaller notes. This guy looks at us and says with a total poker face: "no have".
Right.. As if a hotel with 140 rooms doesn't keep change around... we decided not to budge and asked him if he was really really sure with a look on our faces like we weren't leaving even if the world would end.

This helped.. All of the sudden he had a drawer full of banknotes. He gave us two 500 baht notes.
Then we decided to get the hell out of there.

By the way, they have a taxi service to take you to the airport and the will charge you 1400 baht for it. A taxi meter in front of the hotel takes you there for aprox. 180 baht!

I've been in a lot of hotels and never experienced anything remotely like this except for another hotel on Koh Samui where they charged 2500 baht for a room and started cursing at us in Thai because we decided not to eat in the hotel restaurant itself.

Sorry if this is quite a long rant but I really hope that hotels like this go out of business the sooner the better before they manage to really ruin peoples holidays.

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Do not stay here!! Do not stay here!!! Booked a single and got two single beds in a dated dirty place. Receptionist "Poo" is probably the most hostile person I've met in a long time. Rooms have bed bugs and stay clear of the breakfast!! Better to move down to Soi 11 or so. Soi 7 is borderline "Ho" central. Only good point is the BTS at end of Soi 7. Woudn't stay again if they payed me!!

Shopping JJ Market If you are flying in and out of Bangkok for your Thailand vacation and plan on shopping, shop at the end of your trip at the weekend JJ market. They had EVERYTHING there at lower prices. Do it at the end of your trip so you don't have to carry around all the stuff you buy throughout your whole trip. Plus, the domestic flights only allow very little weight on the baggage so those early purchases in Thailand can end up costing you more if you plan on flying around the country.

Taxis and Shopping Avoid touts in "Arrivals" at the airport. Just outside airport entrance doors are controlled, safe, public taxis at half the price to your hotel. Look for taxi queue. Taxi price fixed for you at a reservation desk, and you don't wait long (5 minutes or so) and you'll be paying only about half the 'tout' price. Good shopping at Multi-level, escalator-driven Robinson's Department Store, Sukhumvit Road, in addition to thousands of street-stall sellers all over Bangkok. Many thousands of bargains for the astute buyer.

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  • Address: 6 Soi 7, Sukhumvit Rd - Bangkok - 10110 - Thailand
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