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Welcome Sawasdee Inn
Ranked #514 of 670 Bangkok B&B and Inns
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Dont believe their website photos !!”
Reviewed 29 January 2012

Cramped, dingy, dirty. Nothing like what their website photos show. Holes in the windows, shower/toilet area only barely big enough for the toilet to fit in. Would only recommend it for an emergency 1 night stay. A slight step up from sleeping in the gutter but only just !

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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KhaosanArea, Area Director at Welcome Sawasdee Inn, responded to this review, 4 April 2012
Dear Ravin Nutter,

On behalf of hotel management , Please kindly accept our sincere apology regarding your dissatisfaction with our facilities during your stay , we hasten to apologize for the inconvenience caused . Please, rest assured that remedy actions are under way to avoid reoccurrence of similar situations.

We would like to take the opportunity to thank you for taking time and trouble to inform us about your experience. It is only by these kind of comments that we are able to constantly improve our services and standards.

We would like you to faith in our services & product improvement and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Sawasdee on Khaosan Road , Bangkok , we remain.

Yours sincerely,

Daranee Thipsathien, Ms.
Area Director
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2012

We booked this hotel as a "landing spot" to begin our vacation exploring Bangkok. The pictures online are NOT this hotel...this hotel is beyond filthy, trash in the halls, moldy smell, stained bedding, the smallest rooms ever, a shower that you would have to sit on the toilet to use, with wires hanging above the shower head?! The clerk at the counter even suggest we check the room before we take our luggage up as "we might not like it". She was right.. We left our luggage in the room at the risk of getting bugs or being stolen. This place is awful! We walked about a block away and checked hotels until we found the New Siam II a hotel that is new, has a pool, an elevator, a restaurant, is clean, safe, near the water access, and has great helpful staff! All this extra for only $8USD more! Please do yourself a favor RUN! New Siam has 3 locations in this area as well - see http://www.newsiam.net

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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KhaosanArea, Area Director at Welcome Sawasdee Inn, responded to this review, 4 April 2012
Dear Jmkalksne ,

On behalf of hotel management , Please kindly accept our sincere apology regarding your dissatisfaction with our facilities & services during your stay we hasten to apologize for the inconvenience caused . Please, rest assured that remedy actions are under way to avoid reoccurrence of similar situations.

We would like to take the opportunity to thank you for taking time and trouble to inform us about your experience. It is only by these kind of comments that we are able to constantly improve our services and standards.

We would like you to faith in our services & product improvement and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Sawasdee on Khaosan Road , Bangkok , we remain.

Yours sincerely,

Daranee Thipsathien, Ms.
Area Director
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Warsaw
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Reviewed 31 December 2011

Hotel is not the best but also the worst.
A hot shower, no worms - can not look, but clean.
Price may have to be lower. It is important to view the rooms, because they have better and worse. Perhaps you can find in the same price something better - worth looking.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
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KhaosanArea, Area Director at Welcome Sawasdee Inn, responded to this review, 4 April 2012
Dear Bart Smurf ,

On behalf of hotel management , Please kindly accept our sincere apology regarding your dissatisfaction with our facilities & services during your stay we hasten to apologize for the inconvenience caused . Please, rest assured that remedy actions are under way to avoid reoccurrence of similar situations.

We would like to take the opportunity to thank you for taking time and trouble to inform us about your experience. It is only by these kind of comments that we are able to constantly improve our services and standards.

We would like you to faith in our services & product improvement and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Sawasdee on Khaosan Road , Bangkok , we remain.

Yours sincerely,

Daranee Thipsathien, Ms.
Area Director
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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2011

This place is just terrible. No windows, bugs in room, horrible bathroom...a nightmare. The staff was absolutely unhelpful and did not want to give us our money back...moreover they were cheating! We gave them 500 bahts for 1 night and they wrote 450 on the paper and kept the rest...Never more!!!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Jana K
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KhaosanArea, Area Director at Welcome Sawasdee Inn, responded to this review, 4 April 2012
Dear Jana K,

On behalf of hotel management , Please kindly accept our sincere apology regarding your dissatisfaction with our facilities & services during your stay we hasten to apologize for the inconvenience caused . Please, rest assured that remedy actions are under way to avoid reoccurrence of similar situations.

We would like to take the opportunity to thank you for taking time and trouble to inform us about your experience. It is only by these kind of comments that we are able to constantly improve our services and standards.

We would like you to faith in our services & product improvement and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Sawasdee on Khaosan Road , Bangkok , we remain.

Yours sincerely,

Daranee Thipsathien, Ms.
Area Director
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Reviewed 13 December 2011

Stayed with 2 friends and no its not the best place but its cheap for just somewhere to crash. The room was pretty small and the bathroom tiny. There is probably better places in the area for the same price...

  • Stayed January 2011
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Thank GS7
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Duesseldorf
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2011

We chose this hostel because we wanted something inexpensive in a good location for two nights in Bangkok in November 2011. On Hostelworld the rating of this place was not too bad so we decided to give this place a try.
On arrival, staff were confused and not very friendly. In order to get to our room on the third floor we had to walk through long hallways all of which were stuffed with random rubbish. Given the fact that we webt there shorlty after the flooding it would have been perfectly ok for the ground floor to be essy, however, this did not change on any of the floors. The room was NOT anything like on the photos. When we put two normal 70 litres backpacks on the floor there was not enough space to walk past the bed to get to the bathroom. Also, the entire bathroom (including walls) was covered in mould in all colours. We were then shown two other rooms that were exactly as dirty, including mould. We didn"t even stay the first night and demanded all the money back, which after some hestiation we received. Previously, the hotel owner had tried to refer us to a substitute hotel, which we declined.
The only positive thing about this hotel is the location....it is close to Khao San Road and restaurants. The price was low (around 20 Euros for a double room), yet still far too much for the stinking shoe boxes they rent out. For the same money you can do much better in one of the numerous places that are within walking distance from this mouldy rip off place.

Kind regards,

Anne Pabel

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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2 Thank AnnePabel
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Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
Reviewed 25 October 2011

Pros:
- none

Cons:
- small room & really old bed
- broken window
- thin wall = lots of noise
- old, dirty a/c
- unfriendly staff

After staying a single night at this hotel we moved to another hotel nearby.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Regin L
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Property: Welcome Sawasdee Inn
Address: 5-7 Soi Rongmai, Chao Fa Rd. | Phanakorn, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Bangkok > Banglamphu
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #514 of 670 B&Bs / Inns in Bangkok
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Welcome Sawasdee Inn 1.5*
Number of rooms: 69
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A 15-minute walk from Khaosan Road, Sawasdee Welcome Inn provides free 24-hour receptionist with English speaker . It features eastern vintage’s lobby and free wifi in public area . All rooms are simple décor equipped with air conditioning and flat screen TV , offers mixed dormitories with a shared bathroom and rooms with a private bathroom. Sawasdee Welcome Inn is 300 metes walk to the Grand Palace and Chaopraya river and easy access to get public transportation to downtown. ... more   less 
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