very nice rooms, staff tried to cheat us twice
Posted Jan 10, 2017
we stayed here for 3 nights. the rooms are very nice, and breakfast is good.
staff was bad twice - a trip to ayutthaya and a taxi to airport.
with the trip, the bell-boy "helped" us, charlie. he tried to sell us a private taxi for the entire day, for 3000 baht (from tripadvisor - 2000 is what's recommended but 1500 to 2800 is okay). the annoying thing is that he told us that everything in ayutthaya closes at 3pm, and also when we asked about the alternatives, he said that a train to there cost 500 per person per way. which means that for us (a couple) both ways its 2000 so already not that big of a difference. the thing is that from a quick check on the internet we found that these both are lies. charlie tried to sell us one of his friends to be our driver, and so he wants his friend's workday to be as short as possible. that's why he said everything closes at 3pm so we rent the taxi until that time, even though in reality everything closes between 4:30 to 5 pm. also, a train does not cost 500. it cost 15-20 baht. we ended up closing with another bell-boy, wilson, for a taxi from 8:30am till 6pm for 2500 baht (for both of us together). the driver was okay and knew his way around ayutthaya, but he kept falling asleep on the wheel.. scary.
the second bad thing was the taxi to BKK. the driver didnt want to turn on meter so i had to argue with him about it (its a law). when i wanted to pay, he didn't want to give me change, gave me less change on purpose, and ended up cursing us