Hotel Name: Art Hotel Hua Lamphong
Address: 428-430 Rong Mueang Road, Bangkok, Thailand.
I stayed at the Art Hotel Hua Lamphong in Bangkok. I booked it mainly for its proximity to Hua Lamphong, the main railway station of Bangkok. I had an evening train to catch and I wanted to have a room in the day time before the trip. I got a private room with shared bathroom for the rate of 450 THB ($13.17 USD), which is a good deal for Bangkok.
When I booked the location seemed familiar to me, and it turns out that I have stayed here before when it was the Train Guesthouse. The hotel/guesthouse was still in the process of transitioning and renovating when I visited.
My single room had a double bed and it was comfortable. a window view, air conditioning, and a sink.
The room was spacious enough and it had a cupboard to store items. There was only one power outlet though, so having a travel power strip is useful in this situation. There is free wifi at the hotel and I had a good connection during my stay.
The shared bathroom was small and cramped. The toilet doors are right up against the seat, and there is a little space between the shower and the wall. I noticed that one of the womens bathrooms was being completely renovated, so hopefully they are going to renovate the mens as well.
A free drinking water supply is something every hotel should do instead of having bottles.
And as the name of the hotel suggests, there is artwork all throughout the hotel.
There is no breakfast service here, but there are plenty of traveller cafes nearby.
Overall this was a good place to stay if you are looking for a budget room in Bangkok. Even if you aren’t getting the train this is one of my recommended neighbourhoods to stay in Bangkok. It’s close to the MRT Blue Line, putting you within 10 minutes of Sukhumvit Road, and you can walk to the Chinatown/Old City area from here.