Located as the name suggests beside Thapae gate where there is everything you need - shops, 7/11 and a pharmacy. The lodge is tucked away down a quiet street so getting to sleep was no problem unless you had the noisy fans on - bring airplugs! It's also within walking distance from various temples and sights and you can always walk onto the main street and hail a Songthaew and go anywhere you like within the city.
The staff were warm and welcoming and gave great recommendations of good activities to do in the city - just ask for directions twice or thrice!
The hotel itself was beautiful and clean. The dining area was set in a garden and there were good breakfast options including delicious lassis.
I would definitely stay here again - I loved the staff and had a very comfortable stay!
I booked "lux-double" room (as a solo traveler), but the room had a lousy air-condition, was overheated and you hear every noise from the corridor. - Reception takes a pant for the key (500 bath), which you are supposed to get back, when checking out. As I had to leave to the airport at 7 am, there were nobody... - I had to wait nearly 30 min. until somebody arrived and nearly missed my domestic flight. You can find better...
Impolite, illegal behavior”
No respect to our requirement of paying at check out and force us to pay. Take our valuable staff while we were not in the room. We called police. Thanks to police men taking good and fair action to protect us.
Great location,clean and friendly.”
The first thing we noticed soon after booking was a really helpful email from Pinky at the Thapae Gate Lodge. It was about the taxi cost from the airport to the location and directions. We arrived quite late about 10:30pm and were greeted by Pinky and Hugo with a refreshing cold drink and whisked up to our room.
The rooms are a bit small, but that was expected. The room was spotless clean and the furnishings were new and bed very comfortable. We stayed on a little longer than expected and were given great info on everything from where to find a good doctor, to tips on going to immigration to extend our visas, help with long term rentals etc. We appreciated their kindness and would recommend this property to others and will stay again.
No, not recommended!”
You can get both better and more cheap! The ”lux room” has lousy air condition, 1,4 m2 balcony ( could be used 1 hour early morning). & they take deposit 500 bath for the key and when you have to leave in the morning there is nobody at the reception to return you those 500 bath!
Budget AC Double Room
Gutes Hostel in der Altstadt ”
Bad (Dusche/WC) sehr klein, Zimmer sonst aber super. Es gab sogar einen kleinen Außenbereich. Personal war freundlich und hilfsbereit. Alle Sehenswürdigkeiten in der Altstadt gut zu Fuß erreichbar. Mosikitonetz wäre nicht schlecht gewesen.