I really like the Pratunam area because of the shopping. I could go into any of the malls or market any time of the day. While looking for hotels, budget was the main concern as well as value for money and location. I emailed the Residence Rajtaevee Hotel a month prior to ask about their rates. They were really competitive at 1350 Baht a night for a Superior room good for 2 including breakfast at the time of booking. They didn’t require a deposit at the time of booking. I just had to reconfirm a few days prior and show them the email at reception.
We took a Taxi from the Poipet border and the lady driver couldn’t find the hotel because it was on a side street on the main road. When we finally saw the sign of the hotel, we had to go around to find a way to it and we just ended up being dropped off on Petchburi Street and walked to the hotel.
Check-in was a breeze and I paid for our whole stay. We were told to get our breakfast vouchers every morning. Then we were shown to our rooms which were on the second floor, close to each other. This was our room.
Bed was very comfortable. Some of the furnitures have seen better days but they’re still good. The aircon looks old but it’s temperature controlled and it’s very powerful. This was our old school TV and desk.
There were free bottled waters in the fridge which were the glass ones. We didn’t read the instructions and menu which were inside the desk that the plastic bottled water were being charged 20 Baht and we drank like 4 of those. What a waste. They’re only 10 Baht at the 7-11 close by. There were huge closets on the other side of the room but we never really used them.
Breakfast was surprisingly good. I’ve been to other small hotels in the Pratunam area and they only make you pick something from a list for breakfast but this hotel offers buffet style breakfast and it has ample selection. I wish I took pictures but I didn’t. I never bring my camera. I only took a picture of my plate on my phone. Expect the eggs, sausages and other things to be available everyday but they change up 2 or 3 main dishes everyday. The boys who were healthy eaters really enjoyed it.
We enjoyed our stay in the hotel. It does feel like a real hotel instead of a hostel. There are a few things I didn’t enjoy like the location. We were always in Pratunam instead of Petchburi side so it might have been better if we stayed in the middle of Pratunam, closer to the markets and street food. I had to pay for internet connection. I got the one hour one for 120 or 150 Baht, I think. I wish they had the information on the large desk next to the TV so we would have found out that the plastic water bottles were not free instead of the information tucked inside the drawer. But all in all, we had a really enjoyable stay. Service was good and rooms were clean.