Darjelling boutique hotel review by a regular guest
I stay at Darjelling boutique hotel whenever I visit Bangkok on short trips. Before I talk about this hotel, let me set the context. It is located behind Condo Citi smart. As soon as you enter Soi 18, you’ll see the entrance to a Condominium next to 7-11. Go inside the gate and drive to end and you’ll see Darjelling boutique hotel a green color sign. It is literally a short walk away from Terminal 21 mall and is surrounded by the best selection of food Bangkok has to offer.
Rating 4.0 out of 5.0
Darjelling boutique hotel
390/35-36 Sukhumvit soi 18,
Is it in anyway connected to Darjeeling India?
The name Darjelling certainly sounds very Indian and it definitely attracts a lot of Indian guests. I’ve seen many Indian guests while waiting to check in. However, This hotel is owned by a Lithuanian. I would love to know how or why it is named Darjelling. The staff are Thai, They speak some English. I’ll find out and update this section on why the name.
Facilities and price is it reasonable
It is a fairly small hotel. It has a lift. The rooms are old but clean, ok for the price. They don’t have a restaurant or food service. Tea and coffee are available at the front desk. They give 2 bottles of water free. All the rooms have a mini bar, fridge and some snacks. The bathrooms have a bath tub. Hot and cold water in the sink and bath. you get free soap and shampoo along with towels. All the rooms are air-conditioned. It has a designated place for smoking.
I always book this property on Agoda, The normal price is THB 790 to 890 after discount. The price varies so check online
does Darjelling boutique hotel offer 24 hour Check in
No, they have check in and out times. They may be flexible, call them in advance. I had to wait till 12:00pm to check in. In case you want to check in really early book the previous day as well. For the usual price it doesn’t seem to be a lot.
How friendly is the staff?
The staff can speak some English. Yes they are friendly. You can’t expect 5 star service. I asked for a tea and the woman at the front desk told me it is cheaper at 7-11 please get it from there. It took me by surprise and I realized she was just too lazy to make the tea. By the way Tea is priced at THB 40 pretty reasonable. so you get the point. I have some unsolicited advice for Indian nationals. The front desk won’t be able to give directions or be of much help if you ask them for directions or how to get somewhere unlike in India. The staff has limited ability to speak in English. If you are from USA or other English speaking countries you may describe this place as a budget/ backpacker hotel.
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