Decent rooms, surly staff
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Rambuttri Village sprawls over two large buildings just back from Soi Rambutri and near the corner of Chakrabongse, within a three-minute stumble of Khao San.
Apart from the excellent location, everything about the place is mediocre and the value isn’t great, but it’s a huge property that does assure you some creature comforts. The courtyard restaurant between the newer and older building is a fine place to relax with a drink. Rooms come in a bunch of different types, though all are quite cramped; the “junior double” starts at a mere 15 square metres and even the “deluxe family,” which runs well over 2,000 baht, comes in at only 25 metres squared. The superior double that we peeped wasn’t too inspiring: bland tile floor, small TV, mini-fridge, basic hot-water bathroom and large window and view only of a connecting roof. Much better are the rooms in the newer building with small balconies, newer furnishings and wood accents. All rooms come with safety boxes and there’s a small swimming pool to be enjoyed somewhere. The guy who showed us around seemed annoyed and rushed, and the brusque receptionist was not much better. The place also has lots of nit-picking rules and makes you leave a 1,000 baht deposit at check in. An attached plaza comes with the usual tailors and travel offices, plus a modern cafe/bakery. Though we didn’t get exact quotes, rates should drop slightly in low season.
By David Luekens
Last updated on 3rd February, 2016.