"a very basic econo box hotel"
i travel tons and never write reviews, but i do read those written by the rest of you...(thank you)...what i look for are comments re bed comfort, internet quality, and any red flags... i am writing this one to set the record straight, as i felt a bit mislead by the prevailing view of this place. it is not that they do any thing wrong, just that it […] is a very basic econo box, not deserving at all of its aggregate score of 4.3 it is clean, this is its redeeming feature. everything else...the bed, the furniture, the AC, the bath, the internet are budget-like and devoid of any comfort or value. the bed is hard, the AC just over it, so good luck sleeping...and the internet is sub par, forget any notion of a skype phone call, let alone video call. in a land where having hotels exceed your expectations is the norm, this one is an exception, for the wrong reasons. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Convenient location, friendly staff."
Located in a residential area, this hotel offers convenient shuttle service to nearby shopping, restaurants, and MRT subway station. It is ideal for tourists on a budget that are transiting Bangkok and don't want to be near adult nightlife. It's also ideal for visitors who want to be in the Din Daeng area. Enjoy the hotel's clean and well staffed restaurant, […] or venture out to the many food stalls and sidewalk eateries that are nearby. The rooms are large and clean, and the hotel staff is very friendly and professional. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Hotel and staff excellent, location questionable ?"
The hotel and staff were excellent, very good value. Room was large and comfortable. The 5th floor had a private workout area and pool. Staff constantly cleaning , well maintained. The walkability is poor. The side streets around the hotel are what you would expect in a 3rd world country, Heavy traffic, pollution issues. You will need to use the hotel […] shuttle or taxi to malls/shops. The restaurant at the hotel was very good, you must try the oreo smoothie! With all this said I did not feel uncomfortable or unsafe at anytime, and would not hesitate to recommend this hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"It was good what we needed for."
We stayed 4 night here,simple but clean hotel.Good gym,clean pool.Receptionists speak good enough English and helpful.Genuine Expedia guest review
"A breath of fresh air, great hotel"
I was more than impressed with the hotel. Staff excellent could not do enough to help. Rooms very clean and spacious. Clean well maintained pool area. Back in a month will definitely book again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Fantastic customer service & great location"
The apartment was perfectly placed in the city; easy access to the airport and local shopping facilities. Great outdoor pool and views of the city skyline. All in all an affordable place to stayand excepational value.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Clean and bright, good service"
Excellent. Some reception staff had poor English, but all were very helpful and efficient.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Decent price service apartment with good security"
It is a decent price service apartment which is generally cheaper than most 3-star hotels in Bangkok. It provides shuttle bus to nearby MRT but without shuttle bus the walking distance is quite a bit thus will need to rely on taxis. Overall very satisfied with what I get though you need to be familiar with the route getting into the small Soi.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Superlage, sehr ärgerlich teure Internetverbindung"
Superfreundliches, hilfsbereites Personal, saubere, sehr große Zimmer, fast Appartements, am besten weit oben nehmen wegen des Ausblicks, auf Anfrage bekommt man Wasserkocher und Tassen, Pool schön groß, nicht überlaufen, das einzig ärgerliche ist, dass man pro Tag und für jeweils nur 1 Gerät 100 Bäht für das Internet zahlt. Also, wir als Paar wollen […] gleichzeitig ins Netz, dann zahlen wir 200Baht, das sind ca 5€, ungewöhnlich teuer für Thailand, dafür bekommt man schon 2 Schritte vom Hotel entfernt 4 superleckere Essen. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Великолепный отель, внимательный персонал, замечательный бассейн. Отель расположен недалеко от метро, однако рекомендую в первый раз воспользоваться бесплатным шатлом отеля.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
地下鉄ＭＲＴ駅から１５分、ホテルは高いビルなので遠くからでもみえますが、少しわかりずらいです ホテルのレストラン、周りの屋台等、食事にはこまりません、すべてのスタッフの対応がすごくいい、費用対効果の高いホテル、部屋も綺麗で、広く、バスタブ付です、また、利用させていただきますGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Oikein hyvä hinta-laatusuhde"
Upea studiohuone, todella tilava ja mukava, hienot näköalat parvekkeelta. Ystävällinen ja avulias henkilökunta. Ilmainen kuljetus metroasemalle, joka sijaitsee myös kävelymatkan päässä. Iso uima-allas ja kohtuullinen kuntosali. Puolen tunnin matka lentokentille. Todella hyvä ja edullinen valinta parin yön majoitukseksi.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
地下鉄ラマ9駅から徒歩では15～20分(早歩きで10分あまり)かかる。その上、タクシードライバーはホテルの位置を知らないので説明するのが大変(最後に乗ったタクシーの運転手が❝ラチヤダビセーク soi3 ❞と言うようにアドバイスをくれた。ラチヤダビセークsoi3を西へ入ると案内板がある。突き当たりを左、次の突き当たりを右に曲がればホテル前に着く)。スタッフはみんな笑顔で感じが良く、日本語を話せるスタッフがいた。部屋は広く清潔でバスタブがあり、価格を考えれば充分。シャワーが固定されているものしかないのが残念。基本的に設備は冷蔵庫のみ。ドライヤー等必要なものはフロントにお願いすれば貸してくれる。セキュリティボックスがクローゼットの中にあるが、小さく固定されていないので持ち運べる…。フロントから客室 […] フロアへのドアはセキュリティ管理されているので安心。南側の部屋に滞在…周囲には高層ビルがないので眺望は素晴らしい。快適な滞在でした。 Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"God valuta for pengene"
Dejlig store værelser. Lidt slidt bygning. Til den pris er der ikke noget at klage over. Rigtig god mad, masser af gode retter og mange foreskellige retter til meget fornuftige priser. Ca 50 baht for en taxi til gode shopping muligheder. Alt i alt godt ophold uden klager herfra. Dejlig pool og Gym på 5 sal.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Rahatlıkla kalınır.. (It's a good choice to stay!)"
Yataklar konforlu, odalar geniş, merkeze yakın, Fortune Avm'ye(özellikle elektronik ve diğerler ürünler için), personel güleryüzlü ve her konuda çok yardımıc oluyorlar. Başta Özellikle Kei(Key) olmak üzere tüm resepsiyondaki personel son derece yardımcı oldular. Fiyat/Kalite dengesine de bakılacak olursa, kesinlikle tercih edebilirsiniz. Location is […] ok, very close to shopping center, especially Fortuna Mall. The staff is very helpful, Mr.Kei or(Key) is bonus :) Rooms are spacious and the bed was conmfortable. Highly recommended due to: price/value. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Läget på hotellet var inte de bästa men definitivt prisvärt! Stora rum med fin utsikt! Bra komunikationer till Bangkok centrum!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
サービス・アパートを兼ねたホテルで日本人の長期滞在者も多いとのこと。 バンコク市内の地理に慣れた旅行者には良いホテルだと思う。 ホテル自体はそこそこ快適であるが、何処に出るにも、また帰ってくるのにもTaxiを使わねばならず、最寄りのMRT ラマ9世駅からTaxiでラチャダー・ソイ3が混雑時する夕刻の時間帯には10分以上かかる。 スクンビットやシーロム方面、Airport Linkのマッカサン駅に出るには道が大回り（或いはUターンが必要）になることから、BTS Victory Monumentか、MRT ならひとつ先のThai Culture Centerに出るのがスムースだろう。 因みにラマ9世通りとラチャダーの交差点は終日渋滞が激しいので空港などに向かう場合は早めの出発が必須。チエック・イン時のデポジットはカード不可でキャッシュのみ。 […] Wifiは有料である。 Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
広くて綺麗で、機会があったらまた泊まりたいです。日本人向きだと思います。 3箇所ホテルを予約した中で、一番です。Genuine Expedia guest review
goed, locatie wel te ver van metroGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I like this place - been here before. Spacious rooms - location good if you are accustomised to using motorbike taxis. Got decent gym and good pool. The downside is that the bed is really hard. All in all, great value for money. Please book online for a better deal. The rates in the lobby is rather high.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good budget hotel"
01/23/15 Anthony S Melbourne, Australia
Just checked out of BU PLACE today, and have wifi connection now to write this review. Start off by saying this is quite a good hotel for the price.....decent swimming pool and gym, including pool and ping pong table, all of which we didn't use Shuttle bus service to and from Rama 9 MRT station conveniently saves the 2 kilometre walk Didn't use the Resteaurant as we enjoyed the local street food Room was spacious.....functional......staff were friendly and helpful....convenience stores just below.....good, cheap massage places all around.. But one small blip.......had to pay 24 hour rate for wifi......when we barely used it.......when I'm travelling, mostly am out and about......and use it to make forward bookings......but saying this, there was an Internet cafe (seems they are still around) across the street All told......good no-frills place in a decent location
"clean and safe"
01/06/15 miangkamthai kyoto
the hotel is in downtown and quite traffic. however, the rooms are very clean and ground floor security is quite ok. convenient because of coffee shops and convenience store. local foods are available. kitchen is also available in the room but kitchenware is not in the room. if you cook you need to bring your own utensils.
"Not As Good As Before"
12/26/14 Dude22 London
I've stayed at BU Place on several occasions, but unfortunately things seem to have gone on a downward spiral. I first stayed here in 2009 and really had a pleasant stay. Back then I would have given this hotel a very good rating instead of the average one I have given it today. On my last visit in May 2014 I found things to have changed, but not for the better. The prices have gone up significantly while the level of service has gone down. The majority of reception staff are pleasant and very professional, but the general manager is aloof and seems to think that engaging guests in conversation or simply exchanging pleasantries with them is beneath him. If you're staying here long term then I highly recommend you take a water and electricity reading on the day you check-in. If you fail to do this, you will end up with a large electricity bill at the end of the month - as much as 4000 - 5000 baht. ($120 - $150 USD). The Thai Electricity Authority charges 2.5 baht a unit, however, BU Place charges 6 baht a unit and therefore makes a healthy profit on electricity and will make an even bigger profit if you fail to check the meter on your arrival day. However, if you're a short term stayer, then electricity and water is usually included in the price of the room and you need not worry. All serviced rooms are cleaned everyday (except Sundays) and guests are allocated two fresh towels Monday - Saturday. The Superior Studio rooms are basically furnished, but are very big and clean. The double beds are large, but the mattresses are a little hard and the pillows are too bulky. I ended up buying two pillows at the local supermarket and slept much better after doing so. Serviced rooms have LCD TV's but the cable channel selection is very poor. There are one or two English speaking Malaysian channels and the BBC News channel, but other than that it's mainly Thai, Chinese, Russian and Japanese channels. The expensive-to-run air-conditioners, which due to the oppressive heat, will be running most of the time you're in the room, are very noisy and BU Place really needs to update them. Serviced rooms have a safe deposit box and a fridge and I highly recommend staying in a serviced room on the higher floors as opposed to a non-serviced room on the lower floors. All rooms have balconies and if you have a room above the 10th floor on the swimming pool side of the building, you will also have a panoramic and somewhat spectacular view of downtown Bangkok. BU Place also has a large open-air swimming pool on the 5th floor, as well as a well-equipped fitness room, and a games room with a ping-pong table and a pool table. BU Place also offers a relatively inexpensive laundry service and they do supply washing machines for an extra 700 baht a month for long-term tenants. The hotel has 24/7 security so you will always feel secure at the hotel and there's also a 24 hour concierge service. The hotel has a coffee shop / restaurant which serves good but somewhat overpriced food and drink. Therefore, I always ate at the nearby local restaurants where you can enjoy an excellent Phat Thai for 35 baht. ($1) There's also a 24/7 convenient store adjacent to BU Place. There is an hourly complimentary bus service from the hotel to the local metro station, which will also bring you back to the hotel from the metro station if you inform the reception beforehand that you wish to be met by the bus at a certain hour up until 6pm. The hotel is off the beaten track and is located in a typical (and safe) Thai neighbourhood. There are no tourists around, but there are an abundance of very cheap and very good local restaurants within a two minute walk of the hotel. It's easy to get a taxi from outside the hotel and a ride downtown will cost you between 50-60 baht. ($1.50-$2USD). Getting back to the hotel by taxi is easy as the street where the hotel is located is well known in Bangkok. Tell the driver you want to go to "Ratchada Soi 3" and you'll have absolutely no problem getting back from anywhere in Bangkok. Alternatively, the local metro station is only two stops from downtown Bangkok and costs 18 baht for a single journey. The Bangkok metro is very cheap, very clean and offers a superb service. I will probably stay at BU Place again on my return to Bangkok.
12/12/14 varunpatial New Delhi, India
Truely budget friendly ,,staff is ready to help any time and speak english well.....thanks for making my stay awesome. I was alone and needed guidance for nearby tourist spots....front desk staff helped to provide every tiny detail to me on map and contact details also for the places..
"Great hotel with English speaking staff"
11/23/14 Emi K
My friend and I stayed for a week and felt very satisfied with the service and the friendly staff members. The building was originally an apartment later into a hotel so the rooms were quite spacious for the two of us. There was free Wifi at the breakfast lounge and shuttles that go to the nearest train station every hour. The hotel is located around a crowded area, but we had no issue with noise from outside, occasionally you can hear beeps and honks but that's a typical city life. The English speaking staffs were very friendly and greeted us delightfully with smiles on their face. If you need anything or forgot something, no worries! Family Mart (a 24 convenience store) is located right next to the hotel.
"Great hotel with pool and sauna"
06/18/14 Ayla K
Loved this hotel. Friendly staff with good English skills, unlike many other people in Bangkok. The room was huge and the beds were soft. The shower had some issues sometimes, but overall it was good. The only thing was that we had to pay for the wifi because we booked with a booking agency... That was unfortunate. But really: loved this hotel. And not even bad for the budget!
05/30/14 Teerayuth P
My family and I had stayed for months and felt very happy. The room price and accommodation are quite reasonable. I really appreciate all staff; front & back that has superb service mind and always smile to customers. There is free shuttle bus every hour which takes only 5 min. to subway train which good enough to travel anywhere in Bangkok.
"I loved the place !"
05/08/14 Jean-Segers-Maaseik Maaseik, Belgium
In April I stayed 9 nights at the B.U. Place Hotel. I loved the place: good service, great staff, simple but big room ( a superior studio at 24.7 euro/ night ) witch was cleaned thoroughly every day. The bathroom was brand new. The room provides surely enough space (42 square meters). The hotel has a nice swimming pool and fitness room. Internet costs 100 bath/day extra. The restaurant next to the hotel provides tasty breakfast for 150 to 220 bath. I also had dinner there almost every evening ( 250 to 370 bath ). The quality of the food is good. I think that the location of the hotel however is not suited for “first timers” in Bangkok. The hotel is located in a typical Thai community with few tourists, few shopping possibilities and no cafes or nightlife for tourists. But this didn’t bother me at all. There are shops ( Seven Eleven ) in the neighborhood where you can buy food and drinks. I liked the area around the hotel but for “first timers” walking the streets at night might cause some needless fear. The hotel does provide a free shuttle bus to the nearest MRT station ( Phra Ram 9 ) almost every hour. Central Plaza situated at the MRT station is a super big shopping mall. By foot the trip from the hotel to the MRT station takes about 15 minutes. The tuc-tuc costs about 50 bath. MRT Phra Ram 9 is only 2 stations away from Sukhumvit station ( AND the connecting Asok BTS station ). From here it is easy to explore Bangkok. You can also take a taxi at the hotel directly to the touristic Sukhumvit area for about 60 to 100 bath. Keep in mind that a hotel of the same quality situated on Sukhumvit Road or a Soi of Sukhumvit costs at least double. I would surely stay at B.U. Place Hotel again.
"Would Not Come Again"
04/29/14 Brian C New York City, New York
Certainly not a terrible stay, but the hotel wasn't the cleanest and the rooms were poorly furnished. Although the bellmen were incredibly nice and helped us with taxis, the reception desk was confusing at times. Also note that B.U. place requires you to place a cash deposit (as I recall, 1000 baht, which is a lot). The location was less than ideal...a far walk from the metro and not along a heavily trafficked road where taxis passed. The only thing that really redeemed B.U. place was the woman outside late at night who sold the best Pad Thai I've ever eaten in my life. The family owned restaurants along that street are all wonderful.
"Bad location, Won't visit this anymore."
03/26/14 xi0ng Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
This is a terrible stay when I holiday in Bangkok. Super hard to get taxi back to hotel. It did happen to me when I try to back to hotel from shopping mall. Most of the taxi reject to fetch instead asking a expensive price don't ever think of by meter. Is reject to fetch you back to hotel. meaning that even you have money you also hard to get the transport to back to the hotel.
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