2 May 2017: After around 50 years in operation the exterior of the famous Krungkasem Srikrung Hotel has finally been redecorated, this time in attractive blue, white and gold colours.
Before The Renovation
The exterior of the hotel had not been the best feature of the Krungkasem Srikrung Hotel. The drab brown colours of the walls and old white paintwork on the metal work of the balconies did little to attract customers to this value for money hotel overlooking Bangkok train station.
Closest Hotel to the Train Station
According to to Google Maps the Krungkasem Srikrung Hotel is 350 metres away from Bangkok Train Station which would make the Bangkok Centre Hotel, which is only 230 metres away, the closest hotel to Bangkok Train Station. However, the Google Maps measurement of walking distance is incorrect because it does not show the canal bridge connecting the road which goes around the side of the train station to the road on the other side of the canal where the Krungkasem Srikrung Hotel is located. If you use the foot bridge over the canal then the walking distance from Bangkok Train Station to the Krungkasem Srikrung Hotel is about 150 metres, making it the closest hotel to the train station.
Book Your Room
If you interested in checking out the new paint work, or need somewhere to stay to catch an early train, then a night at the Krungkasem Srikrung Hotel will cost you from 980 THB per night inclusive of a not bad buffet breakfast. Many of the rooms have great views over the train station and the surrounding area, as well as air-conditioning, satellite TV, free WiFi and much more character than other more modern hotels in the same area. For more information see the review of the Krungkasem Srikrung Hotel on Thailand Life.