aru-hito Accommodation Reviews
Bangkok HOTEL review: Atrium Boutique Hotel
During my 3 week trip to Thailand, this was by far my favourite hotel.
Upon arrival we were greeted at the taxi and our bags loaded onto a carrier by the hotels' bell-boy (not a luxury we were expecting). The staff at the front desk were extremely helpful and well-spoken and we were comfortably in our rooms in no time.
The view was amazing, the room absolutely gorgeous and the facilities, fantastic. The room contained a small fridge, electric kettle, wardrobe, DVD player and TV with over 90 cable channels. We were also provided with free tea and coffee, pajamas, toiletries and towels.
A free buffet breakfast was provided every morning and the food was absolutely wonderful. We ate at the hotel for all our meals which were delicious and cheap.
I will definitely be staying there again and highly recommend it to anyone staying in Bangkok.
Chiang Mai HOSTEL review: MD House
Located right in the heart of the old city, MD House is a wonderful little hostel.
Comfortable, clean and friendly, with free breakfast, internet and pool facilities, and they are more than willing to cater for additional needs (such as extra towels or a DVD player) for a very fair price.
The only issues with MD House would be the extremely unsatisfying shower head (the flow is weak and thin, cleaning long hair is impossible) and the paper-thin walls. I was on an upper-level and could hear other rooms' conversations clearly through my wall and a friend staying on the lower floor complained that sleeping-in was impossible due to the clarity of the hotels' shrill ringing phone.
Except for those minor issues however, a lovely hotel and well worth a stay.
Bangkok Hotel review: Tonaor Place Hotel
Stayed here for 3 days and it was the least favorite of the 5 places across Thailand we stayed during our 3 weeks trip.
The room was very nice and clean for the first day, but the room was not cleaned at all during the duration of our stay and so was quite dirty by the end.
When we arrived in Bangkok, no taxi driver knew the way to the hotel and it was a stressful and frustrating experience getting to and from the hotel the entire stay. It was quite a drive into the CBD and there were not any attractions within walking distance. Come to think of it, there was not anything interesting in walking distance except the railway station
The room's walls were paper thin and every night my travel partner and I heard cat's fighting in the alley beside the hotel. Not the most pleasant experience.
The host could not talk english correctly if at all (I wasn't sure) and it was a frustrating ordeal trying to organise to stay an extra night.
Would not recommend.
Phuket Kata Beach Hostel review: Southern Fried Rice
Nice place, friendly host, GREAT food.
Stayed in the 3 person room. Beautiful place with plenty of room for the 3 of us.
Not far from Kata and Karon beach and nice people in the immediate area. Host more than happy to help you with planning activities for your stay and the food is so nice (and cheap with your 20% discount) you won't need to go anywhere else for your meals.
Phuket HOSTEL review: Siam House
Five minutes away from the beach, fairly quiet rooms despite the busy location, nice comfortable rooms and the best host that I had during the entire 3 week trip.
The host was extremely helpful without being intrusive and was always ready to help with planning activities for our stay. When I broke out in a rash from an allergic reaction, he organised for a taxi to pick me up and take me to an english speaking doctor he knew. When I didn't return as quickly as he thought I should (I walked home instead of taking a taxi back) he went out on his own motorbike to try and find me. A beautifully kind man and as said, the best host I had during the entire 3 week stay in Thailand.
The place had free internet, was 5 minutes (if that) from Patong beach and had all the basic necessities. If looking for nice, friendly, basic accommodation in Patong, this is your place.