The Krungkasem Srikrung Hotel is located about 150 metres walk from Bangkok Hua Lamphong train station if you use the canal bridge and 350 metres away if you go by road.
Closest Hotel to the Train Station
It is the closest hotel to the train station and probably the oldest: the owners told me the hotel has been operating for around 50 years and it retains a lot of its original features. If like me you like old hotels with lots character and a back story then you will enjoy staying here.
Getting there from the Train Station
To get from the train station to the Krungkasem Srikrung Hotel you simply exit the station on the right hand side (if you are coming out from one of the platforms), cross over the road, then go over the bridge pictured above and you have arrived at the hotel.
Its the perfect place to stay of arrive late on a train or plan to depart on an early train. The Krungkasem Srikrung Hotel is also located on the edge of the historic China Town area.
Three Best Things About This Hotel
There were three things I really like about this hotel. Firstly, it is great value for money. It is basic, but clean and comfortable, and for a fraction of the cost of other hotels in Central Bangkok. Secondly, I like the location: its close to transport links, the exciting China Town area of Bangkok, and the views from the hotel room are spectacular.
Thirdly, I like the hotel because it has so much history and a style of hotel management which provides a glimpse back in time to a more civilised era in Thailand’s hotel trade.
The hotel is managed by the two mature Thai ladies who run the reception desk. Everything at this hotel is run and managed meticulously and systematically. They have even a system where the ladies at the reception can turn the air-conditioning on and off as you collect or deposit the very large hotel keys on your way in or out of the hotel. Makes perfect sense.
They run this hotel very well and keep the room prices down by not wasting a penny if they can avoid it.
Rooms at the Krungkasem Srikrung Hotel
Although not luxurious, the rooms are comfortable. The beds are soft, the air-conditioning work, the free WiFi internet is reliable, there is a balcony and the bathrooms have hot water.
Amenities at the Krungkasem Srikrung Hotel
The rooms also all have fridges with some very cheap canned drinks and beer for sale and satellite TV. There are not many English or other foreign language channels, but there are some. The room has tea and coffee making facilities as well as soap and shampoo on the bathroom.
This is enough for a comfortable stay and better than you might expect for a budget hotel. The rooms are also large enough not to feel claustrophobic.
Breakfast is Included in the Room Price
The room price includes breakfast which is served in a charming dining room by the reception. The breakfast consists of a buffet with toast, butter, jam, tea, coffee and fruit juices served as a buffet. You can also order ham or sausage and fried eggs or omelette as part of the free breakfast. Perfect for a light snack before you head off for the day.
I liked the breakfast here and I enjoyed sitting in the very pleasant breakfast room which has some interesting features like an indoor gazebo.
Good Budget Hotel
This is real value for money hotel. Budget prices, but decent rooms and great service. It is the go to budget hotel for somewhere to stay near the train station, it is also a great choice for somewhere to stay near Bangkok’s China Town. The Yaowarat Road, and its great restaurants like T&K Seafood, are 5 minute walk away. I will come to stay here again if I want an overnight rest stop near China Town and the train station.