<![CDATA[Time to change our lives - Reviews on Hotels/Hostels]]>Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:42:05 +0500Weebly<![CDATA[THAI COZY HOUSE]]>Sun, 08 Jan 2017 11:41:39 GMThttp://mabitravel.com/5/post/2017/01/thai-cozy-house.html
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Well what can i say about Thai Cozy House......it does exactly what is says on the tin. Cozy family atmosphere, clean, far enough from Kaho san road to not here the music or the be around the large crowds of drinkers but close enough to walk there in under a minute if you wanted to see the carnage! 
    As soon as we walked in we where greeted by a lovely couple of reception staff who made us feel welcome and right at home instantly. We discussed the price of the room and the man on the left took us up to show us our room. The room was exactly what we wanted. Clean double bed and a private bathroom with shower and he said it was 1000 Baht a night, so 500 each which we were happy with that. He then proceed to tell us to book online and we might save a few hundred baht which we did! £32 for 2 nights was all we paid, £8 a night each. There was wifi available which was ok to handle your phone or tablet but not to update the website or anything requiring a wide bandwidth. He was very honest and accommodating. He was such a lovely man and me and Abi now consider him a friend. He spent a good few hours talking to us outside when he had finished a 12 hour day and would always pop over for a chat if he saw one of us. He just helped us as much as he could. He organised the taxi for us to the airport, suggested good places to go for cheap and generally checked up on us to make sure we were ok and comfortable. If he could he would. The building itself was clean and had a laundry service. There was a restaurant/bar literally built within its walls and a lovely roof terrace bit to smoke and chill. They are open 24 hours a day and the location really is perfect. We loved staying here and would definitely come back. 

My rating is 9/10 if you have a little more to spend than a real budgeting back packer.  Its not expensive by any means but its not the cheapest either (for budgeting backpackers) but you get what you pay for.

Hopefully we will see them again.

Matt.


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<![CDATA[HOTEL ROYAL BANGKOK CHINATOWN]]>Sun, 08 Jan 2017 06:23:42 GMThttp://mabitravel.com/5/post/2017/01/january-08th-2017.html

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 Hotel Royal Bangkok Chinatown has cost us £92.58 for 2 nights in a deluxe room  (with no window).
 Its situated in the heart of China town and surrounded by markets and street food stalls and the hustle and bustle of a busy city.  Its very clean and the staff are very polite. The other guests are friendly too, we have already made a few friends and got a good contact for Abi regarding her remote work from a friendly American. I know his  name but you never know whos funny about that kind of thing so more respectful to just say friendly American. The food here is great and reasonably priced i think (compared to England) - Great steak and chips with a coke cost a little over a tenner. It also has a great outdoor roof bar with infinity pool with great views of Bangkok. Drinks are a few quid and again its all clean and friendly. As soon as you step outside the hotel you are surrounded by Chinese market stands selling everything from pigs head to shark fins.....the last i dont agree with but we are in Thailand so thats the way it is. 
   The rooms are spacious and nicely decorated and its quiet inside, you cant her any another guests and the beds are really comfortable....really comfortable. The room we stayed in had no windows which is disorientating in the morning. We only stayed 2 nights but we was happy with it.

For a Hotel that should of cost £220 for 2 nights i rate this 7/10.

Sorry for lack of photos we are getting used to doing this :-)

Matt

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