The Tawana Bangkok

80, Surawong Road Si Phraya, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500 Thailand
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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See why so many travellers make The Tawana Bangkok their hotel of choice when visiting Bangkok. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a charming setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

The rooms offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a minibar, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

The Tawana Bangkok features 24 hour front desk, room service, and a concierge. In addition, as a valued The Tawana Bangkok guest, you can enjoy a pool and a lounge that are available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Chinatown - Bangkok (1.3 mi) and Jim Thompson House (1.4 mi), guests of The Tawana Bangkok Hotel can easily experience some of Bangkok's most well known attractions.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Sirocco Restaurant, OPUS Wine Bar, and Lenzi Tuscan Kitchen, which are some Mediterranean restaurants that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

Bangkok is also home to The Human Body Museum, a popular natural history museum that is not too far from The Tawana Bangkok.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at The Tawana Bangkok as you experience all of the things Bangkok has to offer.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Massage
Salon
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Shops
ATM on site
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
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English, Thai

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828TJA wrote a review Mar 2020
Everett, Washington387 contributions227 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Room was clean, internally quiet but some street noise, friendly helpful staff. Excellent location a short walk to a large park and night market.

Breakfast had an array of food choices but the line to request an omelet was too long and instead of having self-service coffee we had to leave the dining room and go to an adjacent room to request it, a nuisance.
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Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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groovedigger wrote a review Jul 2004
Los Angeles, California61 contributions234 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Convenient mid-range hotel just a stone's throw away from Patpong. Very clean and comfortable, but nothing spectacular.

If you're going to be drinking or doing other things until late at night in the Red Light District, this is one hotel that is walking distance from the action ... so no need to haggle for a taxi at 4am.
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Marc H wrote a review Sept 2014
Thailand38 contributions37 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Being a regular traveller to Bangkok I stay at a variey of localities to get a feel for different parts of the city. The Silom-Surawongse area is one of my favourites. Having stayed at the Tawana Hotel once many years back I decided it was time to re-visit. The hotel is nicely located, is quiet, clean & inviting. The staff are friendly. Sadly, the Tawana Hotel uses little gimmicks on its guests to rack up the bill. For example - Not advertised by Tawana, not publicized anywhere one gets hit with a surpriseTHB 1000- JOINER FEE if you bring back company after an evening on the town. Hotel security is on the prowl after 6 p.m.at the entrance, in the lobby, in the stairwells, outside the lifts.....the main focus is calling out to 'farang' who are bringing back company. This struck me as odd in Thailand and moreso Bangkok where in 7 out of 10 instances the norm is for visitors to have company late-evening. Even if one wants to hit guests with USD 25- to USD 30- JOINER FEE its important to have this publicized on ones website. It is called honest business practise. Not so with Tawana Hotel, Bangkok as other gimmicks soon showed -
- A one page photocopy of my online airticket to Phuket incurred a charge of THB 20-. Having stayed elsewhere in this fair city and photocopied maybe 2 or 3 pages (to include onward hotel booking & car hire) its the first time I paid a hotel I was staying at for a 1-page photocopy. Once can understand if a guest is asking for more than 2 or 3 pages and therefore incurs a cost. As part of building goodwill towards guests a free one-page photocopy is not going to break the bank for Tawana Hotel - or thats what good business commonsense should say.

- Withdrew cash from the ATM of Kasikorn Bank located in the Tawana lobby. I I hold an account with Kasikorn Bank and therefore avail free ATM withdrawals no matter where I go withinThailand. Not so here, Tawana Hotel charges guests a fee of THB 15- per withdrawal. Talk of building goodwill by milking your guests at every opportunity one gets.

One never knew what surprise charge Tawana was going to come up with next for even the most petty service. One can be forgiven for imagining that only 1-star and 2-star hotels behave like this. Sad.

So long as your aware of the hidden charges, Tawana is a nice place to stay at. Average but a nice place.
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Date of stay: September 2014
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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SF Guy wrote a review Feb 2020
San Francisco, California830 contributions260 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The positives are that the hotel is located near lots of good restaurants, shopping and entertainment with clean rooms.

The bad is that if you book you must specify “non smoking” which was not an option on most booking websites. I spent an evening in a smoke filled room on a smoking floor, who knew hotels still allows smoking.

But the worst part was they had bad internet connections. I kept getting booted off the WiFi and having to re-login In dozens of times. If you need good internet this isn’t the hotel.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Marc H wrote a review Oct 2021
Thailand38 contributions37 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The lobby is beautifully maintained, as is the swimming pool area. Sadly this is not so with the rooms. We booked into a superior or standard Room and noticed that the hotel has fallen on hard times. Torn sheets, dated fittings, daily room clean only if one telephoned and requested, indifferent staff, unhappy faces......How much worse can it get.

The hotel is crying out for rooms to be updated, modernised and maintained. At the present the rooms have fallen into sad neglect and staff training is urgently needed - to restore what was once a quality, top class hotel.

We loved the Tawana and have stayed there quite often in the 90s and early part of 2000s. Was once a great place to spend a few days at. What we experienced this month October 2021 is a shock.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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grandpapapa wrote a review Feb 2005
Pennsylvania1 contribution12 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel has plenty of problems. First of all, the rooms are old and are in serious need of renovation. The air conditioning only went down to 23C and it hardly came out of the vent. It made for a very uncomfortable sleep.

Don't let the picture of the pool fool you, it's plain gross! Not near enough seating for those hot days. And, the ony time you get sun is between 11-2 as the sun peeks through the buildings.

Breakfast was another disaster. Besides finding a roach in the bread basket, I was introduced to a mostly picked through selection of funky sausages, fatty bacon, and undercooked eggs.

This all stems from very poor top management. The under staff surely tries hard and all were very nice. However, the general manager and his immediate staff have contempt for their employees and for the guests needs.

I would rate this a 2 on the scale of 1-10 only because of the nice labour staff.
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Meander21698 wrote a review Nov 2005
UK1 contribution11 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
the hotel is well situated for the gay areas and BEWARE don't take anyone back to your room or a fine/fee of BHT1000 applies, the safe inside your room is chargeable if seen to be used ! and no wireless WiFi but you require broadband it costs a fortune ! if you were to have 1 guest and internet access it costs more than the room cost in the first place,
one of the door men was very scrummy, so that made up for things with his pleasand smile !
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Date of stay: May 2005
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
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GordonLau wrote a review Jun 2013
Hong Kong, China156 contributions107 helpful votes
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
This is my business trip to bangkok and I stayed in Tawana for 2 nights. When I arrived to hotel, Wow, it is quite disappointed with the old style lobby, like in 70's.

Services is good and when I reached to the room. I can say that it is more than my expectation in room only. Not much modern facilities, but room is clean, linen and towel is new. I have nice sleep in it.

Moreover, it is located near the patpong night market. 7-11 and cheap massage are nearby. Breakfast is okay but a little bit crowded of people.
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Date of stay: August 2012
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Choose a high floor to have a more quite environment because it is located near night market
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TravelCriticAsia wrote a review Jul 2008
Asia1 contribution9 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
If you look at the Tawana Ramada while riding in a Tuk-Tuk or taxi, you may quickly dismiss it as plain, but if you look closer and actually stay there, it actually has a very nice elegant charm to it.

I stayed there recently after a horrible night at the Montien hotel next door (which I will write in detail later) that made me move out of the Montien in anger, and I was so happy with the Tawana even though it was 500 Baht cheaper.

The Tawana has just gone through some sprucing up. From the side of the hotel along the Surawong road, you can see people enjoying a cuppa in the italian restaurant through the glass. The lobby, I think, just had all the wood painted in white, or restored with a matt new varnish, and all the chrome polished. It has some European look and charm, but not so much to the extent that you feel it is pretentious and overbearing on you. In fact, with the friendly welcome of the staff, you do feel much at home.

The rooms are quite well appointed, with some thoughtful touches. The safety box is fitted into the wall at shoulder level (I'm above average) and so its much easier to take my stuff in and out compared to most hotels at hip level. The bathroom amenities are done in a cute yet not cheesy way - clear plastic small cups sealed on the top that you can peel off and use.

Somehow, after that disastrous episode at the Montien hotel, the Tawana Ramada felt like a real gem. Even walking down the corridor to the room, the beautiful lamps along each side of the walls are perfectly placed apart and makes the atmosphere feel warm and safe. Let's hope they use energy saving bulbs.

Breakfast is interesting - Not a super long buffet selection, but enough. What I love are their frenchtoasts. Really coated with enough eggs on a medium slice of medium square piece of bread, fried just crisp but full of flavour. You do have fresh thai orange juice (not the cordial type) which I welcome, and the regular hams, bacons and fruits. Oh, the only improvement is if they have a egg station to make on order. But as it is, you can't complain much because ready-made fresh fried eggs, poached eggs and scrambled eggs are already available. The decor in the restaurant is also quite unique. Small round orbs adorn the length of the wooden lattice of cornices that surround the ceilings. Its a bit strange, and in another decade would look really dated but now with a new white coat of shiny paint, they look ... well... charming and quite interesting.

This hotel pipes relaxing music during breakfast and in the lobby. I love the music channel in the hotel room (don't ask me why). I put it on while I am doing the email, and listen to it (instead of watching the TV) which trying to nap or take a rest. Unfortunately, the music channel stops at midnight - no doubt in case the guest falls asleep and to save energy. But why not just another hour or so, so that we can have a blissful sleep with sweet dreams?

Overall, its a local thai hotel with character, built with European-stylish look with friendly staff. Breakfast can be improved with 2 or 3 more dishes, but I can see the counter is already maxed out with the serving trays, so maybe they can setup a bigger selection of breads and cheeses at another table perhaps.

I think by itself this hotel is great value for money. If not because of the horrible experience at the Montien, I wouldn't have had the chance to discover this sweet little gem. You just have to sit and look around and listen quietly to experience the Tawana Ramada.
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Date of stay: July 2008
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Benter wrote a review Apr 2005
Toronto, Ontario2 contributions8 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I was a little worried after reading the review just prior to going to Bangkok but when we arrived the hotel was fine. Our room was great, the food was fine and hotel location was perfect. Would recommend this hotel and stay there again the next time.
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Date of stay: March 2005
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Answer from albertavisitors
Medicine Hat, Canada42 contributions7 helpful votes
Check on line or at the hotel's web site.
JohnRNN6 asked a question Jan 2017
Northampton, United Kingdom11 contributions13 helpful votes
Can you tell me please if there are tea/coffee making facilities in the rooms. Many thanks
Answer from la_speranza
Hong Kong, China833 contributions297 helpful votes
There is, it's the usual standard ones. If you prefer drinking your tea or coffee in a mug, do bring your own. If you're fussy about your coffee or tea, make sure your bring your own supplies, I always do wherever I travel.
Doncalky asked a question Mar 2016
Louisville, Kentucky38 contributions6 helpful votes
How close is the nearest stations for subway and sky train? What is the name of the stops?
Answer from la_speranza
Hong Kong, China833 contributions297 helpful votes
For Skytrain the nearest is Sala Daeng A bit closer option is subway and the stop is called Silom Chose your transportation carefully depending on where you want to go.
Answer from la_speranza
Hong Kong, China833 contributions297 helpful votes
I'd go with taxi which really is inexpensive and cut out a lot of hassles, unless you are very familiar with Bangkok, it's not worth the few baht you saved, it's not London or Europe, relax...a little money goes a long way and buy you a lot of conveniences
Answer from Anthpalmer
Sydney, Australia46 contributions15 helpful votes
A taxi is the best way to get there. Make sure the driver turns the meter on! It's also good to have maybe 100 Baht note for the tolls. I Think first toll is 20 baht & second is 50 baht. I think at that time of night you will have a very fast trip into the city.
Zaid M wrote a tip Jul 2019
Maldives168 contributions48 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"4th floor is smoking allowed"
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Pete wrote a tip Jun 2019
Dubai, United Arab Emirates42 contributions59 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Opt for 6th Floor rooms and never take a Smoking Carpeted Room."
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Zaid M wrote a tip Jul 2018
Maldives168 contributions48 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Higher floors are more quite."
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oldFordfan wrote a tip May 2018
United Kingdom83 contributions52 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"fine if you smoke-if you don't.....look elsewhere"
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terrygparrott wrote a tip Apr 2018
Farnborough, United Kingdom375 contributions193 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Away from lifts is less noisy."
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
265
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Tawana Bangkok
Which popular attractions are close to The Tawana Bangkok?
Nearby attractions include Hollywood Fashion House (0.04 km), Excelsior Custom Tailors (0.2 km), and Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute) (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Tawana Bangkok?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Tawana Bangkok?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Tawana Bangkok?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Tawana Bangkok?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Tawana Bangkok?
Conveniently located restaurants include Latest Recipe, Ruenton Restaurant, and Ciao Pizza.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Tawana Bangkok?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does The Tawana Bangkok have airport transportation?
Yes, The Tawana Bangkok offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Tawana Bangkok?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Tawana Bangkok offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Tawana Bangkok?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Thai.
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