Dinesh is a very nice guy. He was quite helpful with directions and information ahead of our arrival. It took hours to find his place though but I suspect the driver couldn't read.
The place is spacious, furnishing is quite dated and there is only one aircon which resides in a bedroom. The apartment is hot with the exception of the one room. For us, it was unbearable. We never slept there. We found accommodation at the Marriott and left.
I spoke to Dinesh. He seemed to understand and verbally said he would refund us which I think would be appropriate since the place does not have appropriate climate control. I subsequently received a message from him saying that he tried refunding me but was unable.
Well, I didn't sleep there, Dinesh seems like a nice guy, I struggled finding his place, he was unreachable and couldn't assist us, the furnishing is dated which isn't obvious from the pictures, there isn't suitable climate control which my travel mate couldn't handle in his room (nor would I if I lucked out and got rooms without air), and Dinesh offered a refund and later rescinded his offer which I personally would never do to a client. Also, the mere fact that he offered the refund shows that he understands the issue. Noone travels intending to be uncomfortable.
Bangkok however is Great!!!!
Before checking in, Dinesh was very helpful in messages, which was quite nice considering we made a last-minute reservation. The accommodations were great, very spacious and plenty of bathroom space to go around for a large group. The furnished kitchen was also a plus. Overall, a good experience, except Dinesh mentioned that he would be out of town so we should go to the receptionist at the front desk with questions, but the whole time we were there, we didn't see anyone staffing the front desk. Would recommend though, especially if you have a fairly large group!
Dinesh was great to work with the whole time. He emailed us directions from the airport to the apartment written in Thai (which really helped the cab driver) and came down to welcome us in person.
The location can't be beat; it's set on a pretty park in the heart of Sukhumvit and a 5-minute walk from the skytrain. There's also some great restaurants nearby. We recommend Bo.Lan.
The apartment was totally clean and well-equipped for 3 couples with private bathrooms in each room, plenty of common space, free wi-fi, and a huge kitchen. The interior is perhaps a bit more dated than the pictures suggest, but it's unquestionably a better choice for a larger group compared to similarly priced hotels. You can't beat this deal.
This appartment even surpassed our biggest expectations. The place is huge: open living room, three bed rooms with seperate bathrooms, kitchen + bar and much more to discover. Everything is nicely furnished and perfectly clean.
Dinesh the owner as well as the resecption and security stuff where very welcoming.
Also Dinesh as is a
1. Dinesh is a gentleman and fabulous host. He was gracious and hospitable before, during and after our stay.
2. The apartment was amazing and a bargain at $180 a night -- three bedrooms with their own bathrooms, separate air conditioning control (important in Bangkok), and queen size beds.
3. Dinesh and his family own the building and live there; he clearly treats his people well, since the security guard came and found our taxi when the driver couldn't find the address and lead him back to the building. (It's not easy to find, but is in a great place, across the street from Queen's Park and near the Skytrain.)
4. I'd stay here again and would have an even better time if I stayed longer. It is total self service and we didn't stay long enough to really provision the apartment and service ourselves, so it was really just a place to sleep and shower in between adventures in Bangkok.
If anyone is looking for a well located gem in Bangkok, this is it. Our host, Dinesh, was available and incredibly helpful for all our needs including setting up Wi-Fi for us upon our arrival! We were there for a big family event so it was so nice to have a spacious apartment (ALL the rooms have en suite bathrooms!) to come home to. Now that I have found this place and Dinesh I will probably not choose to stay anywhere else. Highly Recommend!