"New, clean hotel but hard to find due to location."
Pleasant and friendly staff, always ready and willing to help. Hard to find the hotel when you leave and come back by taxi or tuk tuk. Had to use my own phone gps on several occasions to help drivers. Upper interior of hotel is very warm, no ventilation. Rooms were clean and comfortable but again no ventilation. Air conditioner took ages to cool down but likely due to our room having the full sun on it most of the day. Room was only cool at night. Room needed more furniture as in some drawers, a bigger table and a chair that was sturdy to sit on. Service was great. Room was maintained by staff regularly and efficiently. Very handy to Chatuchak Markets and train station. Was advised to use the back entrance to make it easier to walk to the markets but getting through the back entrance was a bit of an obstacle course itself. Overall, the staff, service, cleanliness, age and condition of the hotel was great but the location lets it down.
If there is one market in the world you must visit, it’s Chatuchak! Monkeys, cowboys, coconuts and pretty much anything else you could ever imagine is here. It demands a day of your time, and although you’ll be exhausted when it’s finished, we guarantee it’s worth it.
Located in Northern Bangkok, handily next to the BTS and the MRT, Chatuchak is only open on weekends and initially its sheer size and popularity can be overwhelming. The best advice we can give is to just get stuck in. If you see something you like, buy it because you won't find it again no matter how hard you try. For sheer spectacle head to the animals section of the market to see everything from fighting fish, parrots and monkeys. Or if, like most people, it's clothes you're after then check out the two vast sections of new clothes made by local designers and vintage clothes dating back decades. Battered old trainers, worn out jeans or unique t-shirts can all be bought here for reasonable prices. Back at your Chatuchak hotel brush up on some of your bartering skills before you hit the market and you might save a fair bit.
Chatuchak is also great for more homely purchases. There is a modern art section full of exciting paintings and sculpture. Furniture, plants, books, lights and anything else decorative are also crying out to be shipped home. As this is Thailand, there is of course food and drink available everywhere you look to keep the energy levels up. From our Chatuchak hotels it’s also worth heading to the nearby food market, Or Tor Kor, brimming with deliciousness, and the retro market Talaad Rot Fai.
From your hotel near Chatuchak market there is more than enough shopping to overload on.