"itch bed sheet, not friendly staff"
06/19/14 Putri P Makassar, Indonesia
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.
"Not for fussy travellers"
06/13/14 isasqw Singapore, Singapore
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!
"Horrible Experience at The Period."
05/01/14 xteeee Singapore, Singapore
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?
"Delightful room and experience"
04/27/14 RaeLeeWP Singapore, Singapore
Planned a 10th year anniversary trip with my best friend and decided it was to be a crazy holiday for us, hence, where better than Bangkok for shopping and clubbing followed by a trip to the Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan? We decided to stay at The Period Pratunam because of the ideal location - being near to the shops! There was a variety of options for meals in the vicinity as well. The only downside was having to walk in and out of the small road to get to the anywhere. I named it "the death walk" because apart from being small, it was rather dangerous, cars and larger vehicles would squeeze into that road. We just had to be careful is all! Reception were all smiles and we received the expected warm and friendly Thai welcome. The staff were helpful and did the best they could in checking us in quickly and helping to bring our luggage up. They were great in helping to get us a cab and speaking to the driver at one time so that we got to the right destination. :) The room was surprising, it was very small, but they had the most amazing bath room ever (despite THAT being small too). We had booked the Superior Room (Eternity), requesting for twin beds, but got one with a double bed instead. We decided to keep the room after seeing it as we were concerned that the twin room would have absolutely no space at all seeing that it was already so tight with the double bed. No joke - there is no space between the bed and the shelve that held the in-room safe and "minibar". That being said, the stylish and minimalistic design in earth tones made up for the lack of space. Very cleverly designed to provide all a guest would need in the most efficient and beautiful way possible at an affordable rate. As a frequent traveller, who could ask for more?
"Cheap and near to the shopping heaven!"
Upon arrival, the hotel staff greeted us and carried our baggages into the hotel. They were very helpful at all times. The room was decent, considering that it is a budget hotel. The big plus of staying there is, it is within the walking distance to Pratunam St and Platinum Mall! It was a memorable stay and would love to go there again!
"Good for everything"
Great location for shopping aholic helpful staff Nice and cozy room budget we are a group of four.first I just booked 1 Deluxe room 1440bth for 3 people with the extra fee is 900 bth.total 2340bth/1 night .Then we came with four so we take 2 room.the receoptionist is very kind and helpfull : he showed me the room first, if we argree we can stay in 1 room with the extra fee is 900bth/1 person.But the room is too small for 4 of us.we decided to take one more standard room with the price same to online price 1360bth/1 night.Next to the is hotel is 7/11 store new open.Good for everything, highly recommend, still come back ^^
"Good Food. Clean and Comfy Rooms. Accommodating Staffs."
03/25/14 Leslian_Era Imus, Cavite, Philippines
Stayed here for our family Christmas get-away last December 2013 in BKK. I chose this primarily because it's few minutes walk to Platinum Mall (shopper's haven I tell you) and the Pratunam District (more shopping). They have clean and spot less room and toilet/bath. It's basically a new hostel so the rooms, bathrooms, facilities are new and clean. If you're planning to stay in BKK in tight budget, do check out The Period Pratunam. It's a 5-minutes walk to the Platinum Mall and Pratunam market. There are also restaruants and cafes near The Period Pratunam but they also serve food if you don't feel like strolling. I'm giving it 8 postcards out of 10! =)
"Comfy and Friendly Staff"
01/27/14 Elizabeth K Malang, Indonesia
Staying for two nights at this hotel. The room is a bit small, but beds are quite big and comfortable. Very nice modern interior. Staffs are friendly and informative, speak English quite well. Breakfast is good enough though not so many variation. Close by with Ratchadewi BTS station and major shopping malls in Bangkok. New 7 11 is next door.
"Conveniently located, spotlessly clean"
01/26/14 Michelle C kuwait
Lovely little hotel tucked down a side street in the centre of Bangkok. Great service with lovely breakfasts. Rooms are a bit small, but are cosy and well equipped. I love hot showers and this hotel ticked that box perfectly! Great security with a smart card for entering room and elevator. Within walking distance to Platinum Mall, Petchburi Rd and the street markets. A great place to stay if you want to shop or, be close to the action but away from the hustle and bustle.
"Will keep returning to this hotel!"
12/20/13 Shyaan Singapore, Singapore
Clean rooms, clean beds, nice little shower... Though the place is small, I love that it is cosy and has everything I need. The cleaners always do their best to tidy the rooms for me to return to after a day out. Service at the reception area is also fantastic, staff are really helpful! Only downside is that it is located in a small alley and you'll have to walk a little more to get there. Most drivers don't know the hotel unless you tell them it is in Phetchburi 15. New 7/11 opening there soon though, so it may become more convenient to buy necessities and less deserted at night. Stayed there twice and will continue to do so! :)
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