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Roof View Place
Ranked #327 of 859 Hotels in Bangkok
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“Is it really a hostel?”
Reviewed 9 February 2012

It is managed very well and maintained. The breakfast spread is brilliant and the hosts are very well informed about the city in general. They are very helpful and forthcoming about places, cabs, cab-rates, etc. The rooms themselves are not so big, but are just neat and enough for a few days' stay.

Also, the location makes it a bit worthwhile - at a walking distance from the Khao San Market, you can get all the nightlife you want, but also a good night's rest if you want peace in the late hours. it is also pretty close to the Grand Palace and other temples. It has decent views from the roof top, but nothing so spectacular.

On the whole, a good option to stay in in Bangkok.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2012

In 2009 I discovered Roofview Place and it is my home away from home in BKK. The staff is friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean and have everything you might need. Its far enough and still close enough to the action of Khao San Road and surroundings. I dont need anything else. The walls are real walls! I always sleep well here! The breakfast with lots of fresh fruit is like candy! Till next time in BKK! Thanx!!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 18 January 2012

Our stay at the Roof View just before New Year's was nice. The rooms were very simple, but clean and all we really needed. The beds were hard, but for the price, it was very fair. The desk staff was very helpful, the roof and breakfast were our highlights. The walls are a bit thin, so we did hear our neighbors come home late at night and party down a bit. The neighborhood is interesting and the local street food is delicious.

Tip: Take a meter cab from the airport to the hotel. Online it says that it should cost around 450 baht, but really it should only be around 250 in a metered cab.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 January 2012

Great location, about 10 mins walk from Khao San Road which is ideal if you don't want to be right in the thick of all the madness and want to get some sleep.... Off Samsen which has a lot going on for it too.

Hotel is big, decent rooms with aircon, hot water etc. Fridge and 2 free waters everyday. Really good breakfast, different selection everyday and eggs cooked to order. Western and Thai food.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 January 2012

Was put off when we first arrived but soon found the location was excellent, staff very friendly and helpful, very clean with all the conveniences required. This is only a 2 star but at the price is well worth the money. Hotel is always busy and coffee is available free 24/7. Wifi is free when working!!!! Pay internet is available in reception area. Bed are firm but clean. No lift and we were on top - 5th - floor. There is a luggage lift which was great. We had our own balcony and great air con. There is a fridge, safe and tv in room. Plenty of space. Free drinking water and rooms cleaned every day with fresh linen.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 December 2011

This hotel is priced right for what you get. About $15-25 US for a room. Don't expect any fancy service or ambiance. But what you do get is a clean room in a good location. Didn't have any issues with noise. Included breakfast is decent.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
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Hove, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 December 2011

Roof View Place is well located. Within walking distance to Khao San Road, but far enough away to be out of the way of the hustle and bustle. Away from the main road so maybe not too easy to find, but it is quiet, just print off the map before you arrive. There are plenty of small, quaint restaurants with great food to choose from within a few blocks the guest house and a few local shops selling drinks and snacks so you don't have to go to 7/11! Try and find a street seller making pancakes, amazing!

The included breakfast was really good. Freshly prepared and presented, with a member of staff to assist with hot food and replenishment. Fruit, hot Thai food, eggs, toast, salad, juice and more. The breakfast area gets a bit busy when full, but nothing to worry about if you get downstairs early. Tea and coffee is available all day. It is a buffet style breakfast so you can fill your boots.

The staff are mostly helpful, with good knowledge of local/national transport and sightseeing activities. We booked a trip to the floating market through reception and everything we were told was correct. The trip was good, it is just a shame that the floating markets in general have been totally taken over by tourists, there is little evidence of the original market left now.

Our room was fairly big with a good clean en-suite, wardrobe, balcony, tv, fridge and safe. The bathroom was quite impressive when compared to other en-suites we'd seen in Thailand. There is wi-fi on every floor but it did dip in and out sometimes. The guest house has a few floors but seems to be run well and kept really clean and tidy. A bonus for this place is that it has a lift for luggage!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Roof View Place
Address: 90/1 Samesean Soi 6, Banpanthom, Pranakorn 15000 | Soi 6 Banpanthom, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Bangkok > Banglamphu , Old City
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Hotel Class:2 star — Roof View Place 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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