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AsiaHopping Reviews: D&D Inn Bangkok

 
 

Khao San Road is one of the busy streets located outside Bangkok city centre. A haven for backpackers and budget travellers, this street is almost complete, boasting massage parlors, street food vendors, souvenir shops, bars, clubs, fast-food establishments, and more. Khao San Road is frequented for its good prices, there is a wide range of accommodation offered, from dormitories and hostels to mid-range inns and boutique hotels.

As a budget traveller, who is still a bit picky about a comfy bed and a spotless bathroom, I headed to the D&D Inn. This budget hotel offers a good price for standard rooms to family rooms. The price of the hotel room even comes with free breakfast and access to the rooftop swimming pool. Although during the time of my stay, construction was on going, my trip was still quite pleasant.

Upon arrival at Khao San Road, I immediately saw the D&D Inn signage. This hotel has its own plaza with tourist agencies, antique shops, tailoring stalls, and even a tattoo parlour. An ATM is conveniently located right outside the hotel entrance. The front desk employee was very polite and spoke good English. It was easy to discuss the rates and other information about the hotel.

The lobby is quite simple, it has a few couches where visitors can wait for you. Visitors are allowed inside the hotel but they are quite strict with the visiting hours (they are not allowed past 10PM). During our first night, my friend and I went back to the hotel past midnight and actually got held up at the front desk, they asked for our room number and checked their records before letting us go inside. But after that incident, they didn’t bother us anymore during the coming nights.

As part of the hotel was under construction, there wasn’t a lot to see on the first floor. There was just a staircase and an elevator. The rooftop was a different story though. At night, it becomes a relaxed hangout for hotel guests. The swimming pool was well-maintained and is quite large.

The room I booked was a Superior Room with a double bed. The compact room was simple and clean. There are no closets but there is a hanging rod. A mirror with a small ledge is on the left side of the bed and a small nightstand, which has the telephone, is on the other side. There are only two power outlets inside the room, so this may be a bit of a trouble for travellers with many gadgets.

The bathroom was simple and clean. The sliding door was lovely with its artsy design, although it was a bit hard to open. The sink and toilet were modern and the hot and cold shower worked just fine. Instead of the usual toiletries of small bottled shampoos and packets of soap, a small dispenser is located at the shower area. I think this is a good idea as it is environment-friendly.

Since the hotel was being renovated, breakfast was served at the restaurant across the street. Breakfast was simple with the usual toast, spreads, fruits, and salads. Nothing really special but was enough to get you going through the day. Before leaving for Bangkok city centre, I just left a “Please Make Up Room” sign at the door. I came back to a clean room with fresh towels and fixed bed.

There isn’t really much to complain about with the D&D Inn. Maybe just a few kinks like the weird air conditioner (it was either too hot or too cold), the jammed bathroom door, and the unpleasant surprise visitor (a tiny cockroach).

Maybe after the construction is done, D&D Inn will be able to offer better value for your money.



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