Review: Rikka Inn Khaosan Road

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Hotel: Rikka Inn

Date: May 2nd, 2016

Room: Standard Double Room

Overview

A recent trip to Thailand saw us land in Bangkok. We decided to do as most people and spend a night on Khaosan Road. After the recommendation of a friend we decided to stay at the Rikka Inn. We arrived at the hotel, as a group of three who had 2 rooms booked. Everything went smoothly and we checked in and headed out. We came back later and the boys took a dip in the pool. It was already dark so my advice is always look around for restrictions or warnings for the pool. At this hotel they are behind you as you come in so a few people, including David, dived in a bashed their heads off the bottom of the shallow pool.

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Khaosan from the Rikka Inn rooftop

Location

Rikka Inn is right in the thick of it on Khao San road. There are likely cheaper options on streets nearby. We decided, however, to stay on the actual Khao San road since we were newbies and would be jet lagged on arrival. We found many bars around, plenty of places to eat. There were lots of awesome people around and everyone was very friendly. It is easy to get a Tuk Tuk to the airport or any of the sights which are all within a reasonable distance of the hotel.

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Rooftop pool at Rikka Inn

Sleep

Honestly? I have no idea. I was very drunk and cannot really remember getting into bed. However, I woke up refreshed and ready to get back out so it cannot be all bad. The beds and room were clean and comfortable with no bed bugs. That is enough for me.

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Clientele

I don’t remember meeting anyone else who was staying in our hotel. Most people go for the more popular D & D nearby. However, that being said, I think a safe bet is that most people who stay here are backpackers and travelers. They are typically starting or ending an epic trip.

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My favourite part

I loved the location of the hotel. We couldn’t get any closer to the action. The same can be said for all of the other hotels nearby though. I did really love the rooftop pool, even though I never got to go in it. I liked the recliners nearby and loved looking down onto the madness on Khao San road.

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Checking out Khaosan

My least favourite part

Unfortunately the hotel adverts or staff did not tell us that even though we had booked for beds (as a group of three) we could not invite someone to use the spare one. We happened to make a friend and asked them to stay when it got really late to save them making their way back to where they were staying. In the morning this resulted in harassing phone calls and us being forced to leave stupidly early in the morning.

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18 Comments

  • OK, I will remember this place if I want to get drunk in Bangkok then I would book a stay in this area 😀 But for comfort and peace, sounds like this is the area not to be. 😀

  • I am saving this hotel for future trips! I like that its right on Khao San road and everything is within walking distance much better than being further out.

  • Oh no, I’m worried about those heads bashed on the bottom of the shallow pool! Is everyone okay?! Other than that, it sounds like you had a great time!

  • When I was in Bangkok, I didnt consider staying in Khao San so i can get some peace and quiet. That said, Rikka Inn looks like a good choice for those wanting to ne close to the action. Plus it has a rooftop pool!

  • I love Kho san Road in Bangkok. This place looks like so much fun! I think I am a bit old for this, but sounds like a fun experience.

  • Reading about your least favourite part, I initially thought it shouldn’t have been a problem and that the staff could have handled it better. But then again, I guess I understand the need for the rules to not allow unregistered guests staying in the room particularly considering the location of the hotel.

    • If they had bothered telling us we wouldn’t have minded abiding by the rules. But rules need to be shared with the guests

  • You were brave to pick Kho San Road for your first stop! I couldn’t imagine sleeping there – the noise goes on until all hours. But then again if you’d been drinking and were jet-lagged I can see how it may not have been as issue! And in our experience, swimming pools in Asia tend to be lacking in the safety signage department – but I’m sorry David bashed his head!

    • Ha well all was well in the end! I am unsure how we managed but honestly we didn’t find it an issue any of the times we have stayed there

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