can anyone please help?I am looking to go to Bangkok around Aug and I want to know which hotel I can stay at, a good central location with easy access to their MRTs (equivalent to Orchard maybe) - my budget is around $76 per night - someone fairly nice (preferably not Asia hotel though).Thanks everyone!
Anyone stayed in Grand Watergate hotel before? I need to chose between Samran place and this hotel. Read the reviews and found this hotel not bad, any better suggestion? I will travelling with my girl friend, we only need a decent and safe place to sleep as most of the time we will do shopping.
According to the blog, she and her friends had hopped into a red-coloured taxi flagged down by the hotel concierge, on the evening of their third day of holiday in Bangkok.
She said they were wary of taxis that "asked for a fixed rate (which was usually more expensive than running the meter)" so hence chose their cabs carefully.
This driver agreed to use the meter and so they got in and asked to go to the Kao Shan night bazaar.
During the journey, however, the cabby repeatedly tried to persuade them to go to the night market found at Patpong instead, a famous red-light district in the Thai capital.
Despite his claims of Patpong being near and fun, the blogger felt differently and they declined his offer.
"After zipping around a few streets, we were told to alight because 'we have reached our destination'." she said.
The fare? A whopping 2550 Thai baht ($106) which left them shocked.
She glanced out the vehicle window and read a sign saying "Patpong".
"The fare surge was ridiculous and I totally had no idea how the driver did it," she wrote.
They refused to pay the exorbitant bill, dropped some 100 Thai baht ($4) instead and got off. The group stormed through the Patpong night bazaar and found another cab - a pink-coloured one - which eventually took them to Kao Shan market.
"The driver was listening to English music and could somehow understand the ordeal weâ€™ve just been through."
"Pink cabs are the most reliable, the other coloured cabs like those yellow/green/whatever ones, youâ€™ve got to judge."
Do the cab colours in Bangkok really determine their trustworthiness? Read on to find out.
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Hi, we're back from BKK trip yesterday.. I would advise those going to BKK to be wary of the tuk tuk & other taxis beside the pink color one. Coz we are always over charged by the tuk tuk and brought to wrong destination by yellow cab. From my observance, I felt pink cab is the safest one.
The tuk tuk will charged you 20 baht to plantium mall (from baiyoke) which is actually a very short distance away..but u must go visit a jewellery shop before u reach plantium mall..when we refused..he said then 200baht if we wanna go platinum mall.. they can all eat "shit" pardon me ya.. but I was feeling very angry..there are a few more instances..
1 day before we flew home, we ask the tuk tuk to bring us to platinum mall again..he told us that he bring us to a fashion mall opp platinium mall and we are already on his tuk tuk..and u noe the fashion mall which he claimed is a small tailor shop..it's not a FASHION MALL and it's not exactly opp platinium mall..we wasted some time in there listening and pestering by the sales staff there..when we told the sales that we wanna think about it..he said all sort of stuff like "once customer is out of the shop, they will never return back..and he never trust those customers telling him that" and he said further that "Asian ppl are not rich and so he offer a very good deal..better deal than to those Ang moh" hey WTH, he is obviously turning his customers away by saying all these..anyway the so-called "good deal" he gave us is 4900baht for a suit,pant,shirt & a tie..but I told my hubby to "eng chiu" him only..the more he talk, the more I can't stand explaining to him coz he never give us a chance to say our piece so I walk out of the shop but my hubby still stand there trying to explain..which I felt it's not necessary..anyway he said enough to turn me off liao..then after we board the tuk tuk..we tell the tuk tuk guy off for bringing us to such place and wasted our time..he kept quiet..and dropped us off opp platinum mall instead of beside the mall..
Another experience is we told the yellow cab that we wanna go to a night market but he said evening time have traffic jam..so he bring us go eat authentic thai food, we told him we wanna try those street food, not restaurant type..but he eventually bring us to a thai chinese restuarant and the bill came up to around 1000 baht for 1 tom yam kung,1 pineapple fried rice & a plate of vegges..hey the yellow cab did not ask us for the cab fare too and disappear instead of waiting for us and he also never appear at our hotel to pick us up to go night market.. so that should say enough for the "experience" we had during our bkk trip...nevertheless..it's a great place for shopping and spa massage.. just TRY your best to hail PINK cab instead of tuk tuk or other color cabs..
It depends where you actually are. Yesterday i changed money in close Nana Station. But when i was at Asok station (see bts map) i found a good rates in Terminal 21 - shopping center. I am located close 51 Sukhumvit Soi 26 in one hostel and there was one exchange place close to the bank too.