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Bangkok Palazzo Hotel Review

Updated on April 20, 2012

The Palazzo Hotel in Bangkok's Huay Kwang district is another highly recommended guest friendly hotel. Even though the Palazzo is situated near a cluster of naughty massage parlors for men, the location of the hotel is not as seedy as most would think since none of the red light district activities take place outside of the the massage parlor grounds compared to the naughty nightlife variety in the Sukhumvit district.

The location is not considered prime for tourists standards. There are no Starbucks, no McDonalds or large department shops within walking distance. What you will find near the Palazzo hotel are businesses that mainly cater to the locals. Which is a benefit. You will find cheaper Thai foods, particularly on the streets filled by hordes of locals sitting on cheap plastic chairs.

The only drawback is that all menus are in Thai. However there is one big popular seafood restaurant called Somboon Seafood with English menus. You can find Somboon right on the Huay Kwang intersection by the MRT subway exit #3. This is the same exit that will put you closest to the Palazzo Hotel.

The Palazzo hotel is mostly popular with bus loads of tour groups from Asia. Fortunately the hotel is big enough to handle a fast influx of guests without making an individual guest feel claustrophobic.

Standard Room at the Palazzo Hotel Bangkok
Standard Room at the Palazzo Hotel Bangkok | Source

A Review of Palazzo Hotel's Superior Room

Just by the sound of the hotel's namesake you can already sense that the hotel's theme is Italian inspired. One look at the lobby and your suspicions will be confirmed. It's not a grand lobby by any sense but the large chandeliers, marble floors and columns will leave you without doubt.

However the superior rooms are not overly decorated with the same Italian flair. It's basic, clean and at 32 square meters the rooms are large, which is the case when I booked a night's stay at one of their superior rooms. The bathroom is big and sparkling clean as well. My room was colorless and uninspiring but fully functional. There are other room types where it looks more lively but I didn't get a chance to look at one this time.

There were plenty of channels on the television for English speakers especially news stations and they do charge for Internet connections.

The one thing that did bother me though is that there were no non smoking rooms available at the hotel at the time. Actually another thing that I wasn't too thrilled about was the hard bed. The bathroom was big and roomy with a rain shower head and little small bottles of shampoo and soap. Directly outside of the hotel is a 7 Eleven convenience store so you can pick up toiletries and snacks from there if you need to.

The Palazzo hotel is a good place to stay if you're looking for a very clean budget hotel that is close to Bangkok's MRT subway station. It is a quiet area for the likes of tourists but if you take a 10 minute walk to Huay Kwang intersection you will see an aspect of Bangkok's locals that you will never see in major tourists centers.

I paid about $35 USD (no breakfast) for a one night stay at the Palazzo Hotel. Though you can get a slight discount if you book for more nights through Agoda.com. This is a good hotel choice but I particularly another similarly priced hotel right next to the Palazzo called the Hip Hotel which I also reviewed.

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