available on 04/27/15
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The location of the hotel is good as it near the shopping centre, just walk about 10-15 mins already reach platinum mall, and BTS ratchathewi.
The room is small but still ok for two persons, no more.
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Just a stone away form the platinum mall as well as grand diamond plaza. Staffs were overall attentive and helpful. Plus they served scrumptious breakfast which i really impressed by it. Recommend for you guys if you don't mind about scale of the room is actually quite small.
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TripAdvisor reviews for The Period Pratunam
Overall rating:TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: 4Based on 55 traveler reviews
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The hotel's TV has internet so you can use Youtube as your channel since you can't understand their TV shows. It has a near 7-11 on the street, you can have your massage at Malatee just a few walk from the hotel. Accessible to Pratunam market, food stalls and money exchanger.
I stayed at the Period Pratunam Hotel for 4 Nights and found it to be well suited for people whose main purpose is to shop. The hotel is about 10 mins walk away from platinum mall and is about 15mins walk to the nearest BTS Ratchathewi. The hotel is also located along the streets of numerous massage parlour and street food, which increases its level of convenience for those who would like a good massage before returning back to rest.
I stayed at the Deluxe Room, the room might be slightly small but was well sufficient to fit our luggages and loots from shopping. The hotel staff were also extremely helpful and attentive to our needs. Well Recommended!!! One slight issue is that the walls are not as sound proofed.
excellent for location, room, breakfast with this price.
shower half way become cool water,toilet a bit stain.
room can fix in 2 adult and 1 kid.
nice envirolment and very convenient for walk around.
I stayed in this hotel from 22/11/14 to 25/11/14 with my bf. Overall it was not as comfortable as expected.
1)Toilet/Bathroom - The basin, showering walls & floors were full of stains. Big shower head was moudly as well. It seems that the housekeepers had not scrubbed or performed chemical treatment for the past 6 months. Yucks to the max for those who like cleanliness like me.
2)Hotwater system - was not working very well. There was not much diff between hot & cold water
3)Soundpoof of rooms - Terrible. We can hear other hotel guests talking, closing their doors, or dragging their luggage along the corridor.
4)Condition of room - Bed & pillows not very comfy but we were fine with it. Its a budget hotel anyway. But their furniture are running old despite being a 2 years old hotel. They do not bother to maintain.
5)Breakfast - We are given 4 sets of breakfast sets to choose from. There are bread, cereal & salards too. Yes, we need to share tables but im satisfied with the variety of food for the price i paid for.
6)Staff - Most staff could understand English but their service provided was super limited. On our last day, no staff helped us the luggage or get a cab. They were either standing around talking, watching tv at cafe or playing with their phones. The water pipe broke down so the common toilet could not be flushed. There was no signature being put up nor staff telling us not to use. There was no tissue paper as well. Cant imagine someone with a bad tummy upset using the toilet.
7)Shared facilities with backpackers hostel beside the hotel - the guests from the hostel are free to enter the lobby / use toilet. At least they have a security card system.
8)Location of hotel-Not so bad. Its about 5-10 min walk along an alley to platinum mall. Also 5 min walk to pratunam area, to cross at least 2 small junctions & walk through an alley. Personally I feel that its ok as there are massage shops around & 7-11 which is 1 min walk away.
Well im not a very fussy traveller. Im always staying at budget hotels when traveling but this hotel really disappointed me.
Actual room defer from pic online.
Location supered inconvenient, defer from map scale.
Room amenities bare min, electricity wall socket malfunction.
Staff super unfriendly n house keeping very dishonest.
I will never comeback again. Supered disappointed!
Just came back from Bangkok. I stayed the period pratunam hotel from 3sep to 10sep.
Staffs are good, they can speak English and I have no idea why some reviews said they can not. So this part many travelers can no need worry so much.
Rooms are small but cozy and nice, they don't provide toothpaste, toothbrush and cotton so I have to go to the 7 eleven just beside the hotel to buy. The bed is king size and is very comfortable. *Yay* Air con is cold enough and not noisy at all. *doubleyay*
Not enough spaces to keep our shopping loots. It has kettle, cups, tissue, safety box and also free wifi but need to re login everytime.
Breakfast is very delicious but not many choices. Cleanliness overall is okay but got one of a day I do spotted small cockroach in the room but other days the small cockroach dissapeared.
Bathroom shower is not strong enough but im fine with it as long as it has warm water.
The lobby is very nice but too small for everyone to have breakfast. U need to share table with strangers but Im definitely fine with it cos I'm friendly. Hehehe!
They provided laundry service for 100baht for any amount of clothes. *idamnlikeit* the detergent they used smells good. At the side of the door has a weighing scale to weight our bags and lauggages.
At night, be careful especially for girls. It is very dark, no lights. The alley is very narrow. Must squeeze with cars etc. So better becareful when walking on the road.
Along the alley there is an Auntie selling coffee, thai iced tea and many kind of drinks and it is cheap and nice.
I will visit again but not recommended to very fussy people. :)
Stayed at this hotel last year in September 2013 for 3 nights with my friend.
We are not fussy travelers although the room is a little small compared to the pictures.
First day, there was a problem with the shower heater, water is not hot enough.
The shower head is also not powerful enough for rain shower head.
So we asked them if we can change to another room the next day, the staff told us that they will try to help us arrange.
Next day, we went to front desk to ask for the changing of room but they told us they do not have available rooms.
So they offered to help us check the shower.
Then we left for shopping.
When we came back from shopping that night, I used another bag for shopping.
I discovered that I forgot to bring along my wallet which contains SGD$100 and my credit card that was stored in the inner pocket of my bag.
SGD$50 was missing from my wallet along with some coins, it was also my fault being so careless.
However, we did not bring up to the hotel about this matter as the hotel is so small and they have limited staff (they might know who we are and which room we stay)
We were so afraid of our safety and the room does not have additional security latch for the door, anyone can just come in with the card.
This hotel also does not have a door hanger for us to let them know not to make up room.
Will not stay in this hotel again.
we arrive early dawn in the morning, we're welcomed by a nice and cool boy staff. he offered us to wait in the waiting room until 12 o'clock for check in. but we refused coz we want to spend our time for sightseeing the shopping centre. we come back at noon, the staff already substitute with 2 ladies staff. the opposite of boy staff, ladies staff was not very friendly, fussy and always repeated what they said as if we didn't understand.
prepare 200 bath for key deposit.
we got itch when wake up, i didn't know maybe the staff didn't changed bed sheet or it had a bugs. the room was so so, smal quite enough for traveller
beware from breakfast menu, coz the staff not understand about halal food. we ordered the breakfast menu, it came rice with pork. when i try to explain about what we cann't eat. they only throw the pork meat, they didn't know the rice already cooked & mixed with pork meat. I absolutely lost my appetite and didn't touch at all.
if you're moslem and have to stay in this hotel try bread & cereal or you can find breakfast outside of the hotel. believe me in bangkok most people non moslem, you have to becarefull. not like krabi, most people in south thailand are moslem, you can easily to find halal food.
but at least the hotel not to far away from the shopping centre. if you want to survey first before booking hotel, you can find another hotel in front of the big road.
This hotel is definitely not for fussy travellers. It is small with minor inconveniences that my friend and I were pretty ok with! After all, we just a needed a clean, cool and cheap room to stay in at the end of a long day of shopping and eating.
The rooms are definitely small - you can probably fit two luggages on the floor and barely any walking space will be left. But that was okay, all we needed was a bed to sleep in! The air-con was strong and not noisy - super important as BKK is hotter than Singapore! One thing though...we only had one card so the air-con will be automatically switched off when you leave the room. This means intennnnnse heat once you step into the room. But all's good after the AC cools the room down :D
Shower was clean and had warm water as well! Albeit small, but still usable :) Breakfast was so-so. We really just ate it to fill our stomachs as we didn't want to waste money eating outside.
Location was pretty much of a hit and miss for me. It is of a walkable distance to BTS Ratchathewi...but under BKK's heat....it was a HORROR. BUT, for young travellers, this is doable! We walked to the station everyday to get to other shopping places. Platinum is of a shorter walking distance from the hotel and there are many food stalls lined up along the way :D The walk in may seem daunting but really, it was completely safe to us. In fact, the only dangers we had to look out for were oncoming traffic that were from all directions! Other than that, there were no rowdy groups of people, nothing. And mind you, we were two girls in our early twenties :)
Don't stay here if you have high expectations of budget hotels. This is absolutely for travellers who are not fussy and just need a clean room to crash after a long shopping day!
There are tons of budget lodging option available in Pratunam area, an area which is favored by travelers alike who went with the heart of shopping-till-i-drop mentality.
Firstly, I would like to pre-warn readers on this elaborated review which will be 80% different from the reviews that we (my travel partner) and I had read before deciding to book this hotel. Very different.
One word. Over-rated.
Also, we are not fussy travelers. I've been to four different budget hotels in BKK and this just can't make the cut for our future deliberation or recommendation to fellow travelers.
Arrived at approximately 10am on 25Apr, a Friday, stayed through the weekend and left on 28Apr, Monday afternoon. Ever Lasting Room. Two mid-twenty girls.
1. Check-in -
It was expected that rooms will be only ready around 2pm, so we left the luggage at their 'concierge area', really, it's just a space beside their counter. Or behind their bar. No luggage tagging or whatsoever, so your luggage are not exactly 100% safe there.
We came back after shopping at platinum mall the entire afternoon, around 5pm. Room was finally ready, and we were given one card, paying a 200 baht deposit - legit. No complains. So we had to carry our own luggage into the small elevator. By small, it fits probably two ladies, two luggage. That's it. Claustrophobic factor? Definitely.
2. Room & Facilities -
Free wifi is appreciated. There were two 3-pin sockets on the wall, but if you are charging with a 3-pin plug, there is no space to use both sockets concurrently, the design and the position of the socket is too near each other.
Apart from that, we appreciate that the room looks not far from the pictures provided on the website, it's small yes, but cosy and very clean and we liked it. Basic amenities, bed sheets and towels are clean. The bed is hard, but well - almost all beds in Thailand hotels are hard but no problem with sleep quality. Sleep till morning like a baby with no complains. AC is not noisy either.
However, when we first got in the room, it is so damn hot. They did not bother to switch on the air-con or fan outside the room and the air-con took longer than we expected to reduce the temperature. We stayed at the top level, level 6, there are 3 rooms.
We decided to get another card from the reception because we liked a cool room when we return from the excruciating heat from the outside. We called the reception and said we would like to get another room card, he paused and pondered, and we believed we had to pay another deposit of 200 baht, and so we did (we already paid 200 baht deposit for the first card) He brought up the card and we paid him cash.
- PS. Fast forward to when we checked out, there was no record of us paying an extra 200 baht for an extra card at the reception -.- and we were questioned more than once what happened, what time it happened and who we spoke to etc. They checked their records and kept telling us they did not have any records. But c'mon, we have two cards. What's the chances of us wanting to cheat your 200 baht??? We did get the deposit back, but totally felt like there was lack of communication and professionalism.
3. Breakfast -
Do not expect buffet breakfast. There are 4 choices of breakfast option, (think an egg, a piece of bacon, a tomato, done.) With 'free-flow' white bread, coffee & tea, milk, corn flakes, fruits and salad standing by the small 'bench area'.
It's not so eco-friendly to me that they give out 'breakfast card' and 'discount card' to be used on every day (saturday, sunday, monday). Why don't you just use the room card?
It is believed that the boxpackers inn adjacent to The Period shared the same kitchen and dining area. By dining area. 4 tables within the 'lobby' area, 4 tables outdoor. And there always seems to be insufficient seats to house everyone during breakfast time. You just share tables with strangers, no biggie.
4. Service -
Ah-ha. To thrive in service industry, it is expected by all guests that we receive at least the basic of basic service. No - we are not over-achievers and expect a 5-class service in a b&b/ budget hotel. Smiling, greetings, friendliness, and helpfulness - THOSE mentioned by other reviewers seem to be all missing from our experience. We were not greeted in the morning, not when we came back in the evening, not late at night (staff were watching soccer, ignoring your guests who walked by, I guess that is considered as good service in their book.) The reception in the morning has a sullen face that never wavered much. Do we owe you something?
When we were trying to boil water from the kettle in our room, we realised the previous user had burned the metal coil which heat up the water, it was burnt and thus when we tried to heat up water, there will always be black small particles accompanying the water. Which was gross and un-drinkable. We called the reception and mentioned this problem, so that they could change a kettle for us. Nope. Not do-able. There is only one kettle catered to one room and nope, there was no replacement kettle. Seriously. We had to go to the reception to get water if we want. How convenient.
5. Location -
Pratunam area has a lot of budget hotels, it is common that at first try, you need some time to get around the hotel if you haven't been there. And so we did took awhile, asking the locals and shop owners along the way for some direction. It is not entirely inconvenient to locate and it isn't that far from the platinum mall and the street stalls areas.
There is a huge 7-eleven beside the hotel, not too bad.
But all hell break loose from here.
This is the deal-breaker.
If you know where Baiyoke area, the cross junction with night market, the food stalls is, that place is safe.
There are two ways to get to The Period. One, through platinum mall, after crossing the overhead bridge, walk all the way along the main street and turn into the corner, lots of massage palors and that area is fine. You just have to walk probably 10 metres of dark road and you will be 'home'.
The other way in, is through the busy street of pratunam, the night stalls, the street stalls and walk up to a corner, turn into three dark alleys. That street is fine during the day. But dodgy and scare the crap out of us during the night.
We came back around 10pm on our third night, I've no idea why there are SO MANY rowdy guys along that area, at one of the alley. They were crowding and sitting outside of 7-eleven, there were so many of them, loud, looking drunk and rowdy, they were huge and all dudes. We were just two tiny Asian girls. They were calling us when we walked by and we had to hold hands and walked real fast while ignoring them. My friend was thinking if we need to run if they grabbed us, and I was thinking of screaming for help or fighting against them if anything unimaginable happens. LADIES, WHY PUT YOURSELF THROUGH THIS? We don't deserve this. It definitely feels dangerous. After passing that rowdy crowd, there was two more turns and there were a few more dudes sitting along the road, in a the dark area. Definitely do not feel safe from that horrible night.
With that (a whole chunk) said, we will definitely not consider this hotel again.
The reviews have being too over-rated for our liking. We were really disappointed.
There are definitely better places within the same area of the same pricing to consider.
Dear The Period, please brush up on your consistency of good service. If other reviewers have commented the staffs were nice and friendly, why do we not even have a sense of that from our stay?
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