With so many dismal guesthouses, dirty hostels, and overpriced hotels out there, it’s a breath of fresh air to find a clean, friendly, and reliable place to lay my head when I’m traveling. In Bangkok I found just that, a cheap hotel that was consistently clean, in a great location, and with the friendliest staff I encountered in all of Thailand. So what do you do when you find such a hotel? You keep coming back.
There’s plenty to eat in the area with the Gateway shopping mall just down the street and Ekkamai Road just a few blocks further, which has more food and several options that cater to Westerners. Additionally, convenience stores are located on either side of the hotel and a small supermarket is just a block away for more food and toiletry options.
Rooms run around $35 per night and include an en suite bathroom with a separate shower (with frosted window - be warned), a King sized bed with spotless linens, flat screen TV, and wireless Internet fast enough for Skype calls. Breakfast is free and the lobby area is a well-designed space for enjoying a cup of coffee or doing work on your laptop. Unlike many budget hotels, the rooms are cleaned daily and thoroughly. I never had an issue with cleanliness in my many visits.
It’s pretty apparent why I kept coming back to the DS67 Suites, in spite of Bangkok offering countless options for accommodation. Other hotels and guesthouses could really increase their customer base with just a few tweaks to their business. Offering reliable Internet and clean rooms goes a long way with the budget traveler, but more than that, a personal touch can go far with the tired traveler and with everyone blogging, writing and reviewing these days, good service can be big business.
|Address: 1497/1-2 Sukhumvit 67 Road Phra Khanong-Nua Wattana|