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    ebathroomwindow

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    1st August, 2007
    Posts: 3

    Hello!

    I arrive in BK 8th November (flight gets in at 4pm local time). For my first night I'd like somewhere chilled and quiet where I can comfortably catch up on some sleep for 600baht, 700-800 baht at a push.
    I'm thinking maybe West Banglamphu area?

    The next day I want to do some sightseeing: Grand Palace, reclining buddha, the river, national gallery after possibly finding somewhere else to stay in the same area, if not closer to Kao Sahn Road (bit cheaper this night as I'm getting a flight to Cambodia on 10th November at 2pm, so easy proximity to a bus stop for the airport bus would be handy!)

    Shanti Lodge or Tavee guesthouse are a few of my final choices - any reviews?

    Sorry if that's long-winded it's just I'm a solo female traveller so I wanna have my first few nights in Bangkok sorted, so I can chill a bit, do a bit of sightseeing and hopefully meet a few people too! I've done sooo much research and reading up on places that I've got information overload at the mo!!

    Any recommendations would be very appreciated!

    Thank you! :)

    #1 Posted: 11/10/2007 - 20:33

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  • palo28

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    12th October, 2007
    Posts: 1

    Hey,

    Check out New Siam Guest houses around the Banglamphu area, 5 mins walk from airport bus stop, New Siam I is nice and clean and costs around 320 BHT for a room and share bathroom New Siam II has a swimming pool and nicer rooms for around 700 BHT www.newsiam.net

    #2 Posted: 12/10/2007 - 12:08

  • ashagh

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    12th October, 2007
    Posts: 1

    Try ashaguesthouse.com not the Koa Sarn Rd but if you want to chill out then this is the place. Amenities include swimming pool, free internet, free washing machines, free gym, pool room. restaurant, bar, sahe and clean. Prices are 375b for fan shared bathroom and 481b A/C pewr room. Ideal price if 2 sharing.
    Phone +66 (0) 2 271 1417

    #3 Posted: 12/10/2007 - 13:54

  • travelsalone

    Joined Travelfish
    19th March, 2006
    Location Cambodia
    Posts: 41

    I stayed at Shanti Lodge in June 2006 and liked it overall. It was clean and comfortable, and the restaurant had good food and lots of plants, but beware of a street side room - very noisy! I liked watching all the goings on in the early hours, but if you don't want the noise, bring ear plugs or ask for a back room. There is some controversy about the staff there being nice, but I found them to be helpful and pleasant.

    #4 Posted: 13/10/2007 - 23:08

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