Have you ever experienced staying in 3 different rooms in 1 boutique hotel with 36-themed-room-choices, impeccable service, accessible location at a very affordable cost? Those ideal qualities are absolutely difficult to find in one accomodation but very possible. Ask TripAdvisor. 😉
When Tina and I decided to revisit Bangkok for our weeklong Hari Raya holiday from work and Gabby from school, we narrowed down the list of hotels that we thought would best cater to our budget and needs. From the existing blogs and tripadvisor reviews available online, we finally made a choice a few months back, to book at Mystic Place Rooms in Bangkok for a 4D3N accomodation.
I immediately received a response from Mystic Place after I reserved a room by emailing them directly. That was an early-plus-points for the hotel and left a very nice impression of the team. Customer service to me, should never be compromise at all times, regardless if it’s expensive or otherwise.
Fast-forward to August 18, 2012, Saturday, we arrived at Mo Chit Central Bus Station in Bangkok from Penang-Hat Yai route (I’ll have a separate blog post for our trip on this series) at 6AM, Thailand time (Thailand ‘s clock is an hour late of Malaysia’s & the Philippines’). We took a taxi cab from the bus station to Pradipat Road where Mystic Place is located. The trip took less than 10 minutes only for a fixed rate of 150 baht (most of our taxi fares in this Bangkok holiday were metered except for this).
It was Taz who’s on duty at the reception when we arrived. He welcomed us warmly and knew my name even before providing him my passport for check in. We didn’t expect either of the two rooms we reserved to be available at that hour since I didn’t notify them of an early arrival. Nonetheless, luck was on our side after learning from Taz that there’s one available room for us to check in and to freshen up. With assurance that our luggage and bags will be transferred to our chosen room at 12 noon despite we’re out, we’re grateful to avail of the early check in at a reasonable additional charge of 500 baht.
After we checked in at the reception, we’re led to our temporary room passing via the breakfast nook, computer lounge and to the stairs. Because the two buildings of Mystic Place only have 3 floors, there’s no lift; but it’s not a big deal and wasn’t a hassle to us; seeing the quirky designs in each level actually made the going up and down the stairs more interesting and healthy actually! 🙂
The lounge and breakfast area has that charming atmosphere; it can put anyone into relaxed mood instantly.
I personally liked the fact that Mystic Place features functional recycled arts and materials. Case in point – those handmade curtains, they’re made of plastic red beads and old pages of newspapers and magazines…
The package we availed for 4D3N accommodation all in Superior Rooms plus the additional charge for early-check-in was only less than 6000 baht and it came with complimentary services :
- Tuk Tuk Shuttle to BTS, MRT and Chatuchak Weekend Market
- Cable TV
- Fast Wireless Internet Access all over Mystic Place
- Breakfast (7AM-10AM)
How wonderful was that? It’s a steal if you ask me.
We’re happy even with the breakfast they provided. The buffet spread had fried and scrambled eggs, BACON (honestly, this made our Bangkok stay glorious!!!), sausages, ham, noodles, fried rice, a vegetable dish, cereals -much to Tina and Gabby’s delight, choices of bread with jams and garlic butter spread (it’s our favorite!!!) plus fresh fruits, yoghurt, free-flowing juices and a cup of coffee. We had buffet breakfast for 2 mornings and on our last day, a set meal was offered and something similar on the spread. Everything was delicious! 😀
Now, the rooms.
Availing of the early check in at another room that we did not book only made our experience even better. Besides the expected 2 hotel rooms to try, we ended up sampling 3! 😀
Our Mystic Place Rooms in Bangkok # 1 : Room 408 (No name yet)
Obviously, Gabby was overjoyed. 😀 He tried to pose as meditating…
Then I asked him jump onto the bed, he obliged effortlessly…
Then his personal bliss or must be the room suddenly possessed him! Tell me, this boy has pure talent! hehehehe! 😛
All the 3 rooms we had have split-type air conditioning units. You don’t get that in other budget or even other boutique hotels, much more in backpackers inn, do you? 😉
Let the photos speak for this room with no name yet…
How do you like to take warm or cold shower with those eyes on the planks and Marilyn Monroe watching you? 🙂
Here’s my family after few hours of rest and freshening up, all set to go to Chatuchak Market! (It will be on a separte blog post!)
FREE shuttle tuk tuk service to Chatuchak Market and/or BTS Train station. The ride only took few minutes; it certainly spelled convenience!
As we value location in choosing hotels other than affordability, Mystic Place is 10 minutes away by foot and less than that by tuk tuk or taxi cab from BTS -Saphan Khwai Station. From there, BTS took us to a few malls and sites we visited.
After a little shopping for good finds and great eats in Chatuchak Weekend Market, we arrived at the reception of Mystic Place and was informed that our luggage and bags were already transferred by the very reliable bellboys to our reserved room. This was our second room! 🙂
Our Mystic Place Rooms in Bangkok # 2 : Room 403, TRASH CHIC
Again, we love the fact that rooms in Mystic Place has those split type air conditioning units! Comfortability at its best! The beds also have a great size (could pass as king-size beds or maybe larger than a bit), it’s even bigger to fit the three of us; perhaps Mystic Place thought of the length or height of non-Asian tourists. We love it! Now, how do you like the interiors made up of recycled materials put together to come up with Trash Chic Room?
The walls were made funky and edgy with those sacks of rice in various local prints. Also remarkable things were those side tables made up of crumpled soda cans on the left, and on the other side, crumpled Heineken beer cans.
The bed cover laid over the immaculate white comforters and sheets were made of various colored zippers…
Despite this room is located roadside, we’re never disturbed by any noise whatsoever. A small veranda opens from the room to a view of the busy Pradipat Street.
The doors in Trash Chic…
The advocacy of recycling and artistic expression continue to to the toilet and shower. That small bag made of sack of rice contains the toiletries. They provide the essentials like conditioning shampoo and body shower gel in pleasant scents, comb, toothbrushes and toothpaste, shower cap and cotton buds. Hot and cold shower is available too! What more can you ask for?
Rooms also have 2 bath robes in atypical prints. Tina and I tried these on; she even posed as Sadako in one of the photos I have yet to post publicly. 🙂
The only downside of Mystic Place for Tina and I was the lack of sachets of instant coffee; we’re coffee lovers more than tea drinkers. Tea making facilities and complimentary bottles of drinking water were there but no coffee. 😦 Good thing we brought some and bought Gabby a few sachets of instant chocolate drink at the nearby convenience store.
Our Mystic Place Rooms in Bangkok # 3 : Room 201, TROPIC COOL
This is the toilet of Tropic Cool room and if you go few steps up, you’ll find its shower (go find the shower curtain in the next pic) Cool eh? 🙂
Mystic Place Rooms in Bangkok also has Mystic Cafe located adjacent to the breakfast nook and lounge; it offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. We enjoyed one dinner here (food photos on separate blog post soon!)
As for customer service, the team of Mystic Place exceeded our expectation. They deserve a salary raise, in my humble opinion and Mystic Place should keep them forever. They define Thai hospitality and honest service. Imagine Nok, the lady receptionist with very chic short hair and high heels, hailing a taxi cab for us in the street due to the absence of the bellboy who probably was busy tending to other guests. As mentioned earlier, the male front desk receptionist, Taz was also warm in receiving us despite we arrived early in the morning. Transferring from one room to the other was never a problem too; we only needed to pack and prepare our things at night then they took care of carrying them to our next hotel room. And because their tuk tuk driver was not around for some reason on our last day, they offered to call and pay for our tuk tuk to shuttle us to our desired destination.
What do you think of Mystic Place Rooms in Bangkok?
As for us, we give it our thumbs up and Gabby his high jump, hehehe! 😀
To the very friendly team of Mystic Place :
Taz, Nok, Ploy, Sun, Joy, Elle, Vut,
Thank you, for making our entire stay in Bangkok
pleasant and memorable!
We hope to come back soon!
~Doc Gelo, Cristina & Gabby 🙂
MYSTIC PLACE ROOMS IN BANGKOK | 224/5-9, 224/11-18 Pradipat Rd., Phayathai, Bangkok 10400, THAILAND | Check out the location map and other details of the hotel –> HERE!
This Bangkok 2012 Blog Series includes :
- Our Bangkok Hotel : Mystic Place Rooms in Bangkok
- Our Sunday at the Grand Palace
- Wat Pho or the Temple of the Reclining Buddha
- Thai Food Porn
- Penang-Hat Yai-Bangkok via bus
- Chatuchak Weekend Market
- Malls in Bangkok