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“Prival location, but convenient to TBS station”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Tenface Bangkok

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Tenface Bangkok
Ranked #192 of 852 Hotels in Bangkok
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Taipei, Taiwan
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“Prival location, but convenient to TBS station”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2012

Very prival location at little lane, hotel will pick you up to Ploenchit TBS station when you got out and come back. they will provide 1 phone sim card and one-day TBS pass for free.
Good price and have good service, but near train rail, it will have noise if you sensitive for sound.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

The hotel is very clean and my room on the sixth floor has a balcony with no obstructions looking out on the city, at night it is a a great feature to have.
The hotel provides a tuk tuk to the nearest BTS station a short way from the hotel.
The welclome pack with a pre paid sim & BTS travel card are a nice touch to get you organised quickly to start your Bangkok experience.

  • Stayed February 2012
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

When you first think about boutique hotels affordable might not be the first word that comes to mind but Tenface had some excellent promotions going on from their website in February when I visited. If you stayed three or more nights, the room rate significantly dropped. I paid almost 1/3 more than the cost of Tenface to stay in a no-frills resort in Railay. Breakfast was also included in the special online pricing from the website. Did I mention my room could've easily accommodated upwards of 6 people? It was huge for a solo traveler.

The first thing to note about Tenface is that you get conflicting views when you are trying to see the location on Google. For some reason, the image shows as being closer to Siam Square which it is not. Tenface is two, BTS (Bangkok's sky train system - and very efficient one) stops to the east of Siam Square. You can call Tenface and ask that the tuk-tuk come and pick you up (or drop you off, depending on the direction of your travel) from the motorcycle station out front of the Novotel. The tuk-tuk is entirely free, it's just that it won't always be there when you are. The tuk-tuk also runs 24/7 - despite reading differently elsewhere. Do have a way to contact Tenface once you've arrived to the motorcycle stand, buy a SIM card for your phone at the airport, OR wait to check in when you are given a SIM card for free as part of your welcome kit.

So what Tenface lacks in proximity to the city centre it makes up for in the form of your welcome kit. The reviews below are true - you get an iPod and docking station to call your own for the duration of your stay at Tenface, a pre-loaded SIM (I think 15Bath worth of calling/text time), a day pass for the BTS (use it on the day you plan on using mass-transport regularly), a hotel card in both English and Thai, with map (ideal to pass off to your taxi driver) and an extra assortment of toiletries - I assume to take home if you're keen. Tenface does supply additional toiletries. However a mild gripe that the cleaning staff are not good about refreshing the toiletries or supplying additional ones once they've been used up. I stayed five nights and only once did I get a new set of cotton buds, shower cap, body lotion/shower gel during that entire time. Not the end of the world, and certainly not a reason to decide not to stay at Tenface.

If you need some ideas about neat/interesting things to do in Bangkok, the Tenface t.v. channel is mildly addicting. There are little cards with the information printed on them that also come as part of your welcome kit, with each of these *interesting* venues mentioned on the t.v. channel. This comes in very handy when trying to re-create the activity. I was able to do three of them - and would have done more but ran out of time.

Some additional notes:
**The food at the hotel apart from the inclusive breakfast is on the steep side. Tasty and diverse food (even breakfast - catering to an Eastern OR Western diet). But do beware, alcoholic drinks are an outrage price-wise. Local beer costing as much as 250% what the going rate is from the 7-11 around the corner.
**Swimming pool gets no direct sunlight anytime of day mid-February. Water is a delightful temperature and hardly anyone using the pool - day or night.
**You are given four bottles of water as part of your room rate. Generous for 1-2 persons as the tap water in Thailand is not very palatable, unless you enjoy the taste of dirt.
**Jr Suite rooms have a Nespresso. If you have your own capsules at home, bring 'em. Tenface charges 161Baths per capsule. Tea bags and Nescafe sticks are free of charge and come with the room, along with a tea kettle for boiling up that "tasty" tap water.
**If you're keen to walk, you can get to the BTS station in 15 mins or less
**There is a clean, neat, patio/cafe/restaurant (called La Tartine) right near the BTS station that has a happy hour from 5-7pm, with local beers as cheep as 50Bath! Nice place to stop if you're waiting for the tuk-tuk. You will see the chalk board advertising said happy hour as the tuk-tuk drops you off at the BTS station.
**All rooms come with A/C - remote operated, and a bit loud.
**Rooms on the main floor (first floor) are noisier
**Jr. Suite comes with two balconies
**If you are a person who requires lots of daylight, Tenface might not be right for you. It's a very peaceful, calm feeling but the rooms are very darkly lit. Lots of options to turn lights on, but even the idea is calm and dim.

Enjoy your stay at Tenface!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2012

Only stayed in Bangkok for three days in December of 2011, but our two nights with Tenface were great. Had read the different reviews here on TripAdvisor as well as different online articles and for us the deciding factors were the unique design, inspired by Tosakan – the legendary tenfaced guardian, the extras provided for each guest, and the price for all the above. If we wanted to stay at a hotel with unique features of similar ilk in other places we’ve visited we would be paying significantly more. We also prefer to stay in places that don’t have the same mass produced feel you can get in many other hotels where one room feels exactly the same as others you’ve visited in different countries / cities around the world.

Kai the concierge and the Tenface staff were fantastic with us, we had an early morning bike tour booked on our last day in Bangkok, after showing them where we needed to be the staff helped book the most efficient transportation at that time of the morning (peak hour Bangkok traffic) to ensure we got to our destination on time – and for a reasonable price. We checked out that morning and returned in the afternoon to collect our luggage, on hearing that we were taking the night train to Chiang Mai, Kai encouraged us to relax at the hotel for the afternoon, take a shower (including more complimentary bath / shower products), before he took us on the Tenface tuk tuk to the BTS making sure we knew which stops to get off at including the MRT, and the best access points when travelling with luggage.

We used the Tenface tuk tuk several times during our stay and never had a problem calling and booking or having to wait too long. Would stay here again when visiting Bangkok. Thank you Kai and friends for making our stay in Bangkok so comfortable!

Tips: As a previous reviewer mentioned and we found to be true when travelling around Thailand – “All I would say to people that have any troubles – SMILE – be nice to people – in Thailand being kind and courteous to people goes a LONG way!”

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2012

Massive suite and good beds and altho the location is odd, they supply a free tuk tuk service to take you to the bts station which is well located for everything. The interior is very well designed altho in some areas will need a repaint soon. Staff are generally v good altho I didnt like the hard sell (local suits and shirts) while waiting for room.
Downsides, the tuk tuk service can be v slow to pick you up and if you don't have a laptop/tablet and need internet, the antique ibm supplied by hotel is next to useless.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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Property: Tenface Bangkok
Address: 81 Soi Ruamrudee 2, Wireless Road | Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Bangkok
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#120 Business Hotel in Bangkok
#123 Family Hotel in Bangkok
#146 Romantic Hotel in Bangkok
#153 Luxury Hotel in Bangkok
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Hotel Class:4 star — Tenface Bangkok 4*
Number of rooms: 79
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The urban sanctuary inspired by Tosakan, the ten-faced giant from the epic Ramakien. Embodying a fusion of passion and wit, Tosakan signifies the essence of wisdom. With ten pairs of eyes, he saw beyond the norm. With ten faces, he consumed extensive knowledge, creating unique perspective on life. At TENFACE, we've taken a modern path from this inspiration. We're your source for the lowdown on all the cool, out of the way and simply yummy spots in Bangkok. Get a taste of the local lifestyles and see the city with fresh eyes. This lust for life and devotion to knowledge moved us to craft every facet of TENFACE to push the boundaries of the senses. The reasons to stay here are many, only one will matter to you: LIBERATE YOURSELF AND EXPERIENCE A LIFE LESS ORDINARY. ... more   less 
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