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posted by The Bangkok Consultant
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The SK Boutique Maha Nakhon Hotel is ideal if you need a night or two near Bangkok Railway Station, either when you arrive or are leaving, especially if your train is leaving early in the morning.
It is literally right outside Hua Lamphong MRT Subway Station (exit 4). This hotel is only 10 minutes’ walk from Chinatown (and the river taxi). A basic room for the night is around 800 baht, and the staff are a friendly bunch who speak good English.
The basic room may or may not have a fridge (mine didn't), and the bathroom is clean but could do with some tiles. All in all, if you're planning to travel by rail this hotel is all about location location location.
Beware there’s no lift, so if you’re not keen on stairs either ask for a room on a lower floor or avoid this hotel. Hong Kong Noodle restaurant is right across the street, which is handy if you don't fancy walking all the way to Chinatown for dinner.