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Hotel Review: LK Metropole Executive Summary: Hot garbage for easy mongering Gripes: There's no breakfast buffet now, not even on weekends. It's a choice of one of six egg dishes from a menu. BUT... came with so many sides (fruit plate, bread, salad) that I had to start telling them not to bring more than I could eat. (I hate to see food wasted.) The juice is fine, the coffee from a dispenser is awful. At check-in they gave me a room with a broken lock on a balcony door. They asked if I wanted to wait while it was fixed or change rooms. I wanted to unpack and start mongering so changed rooms. Waited a few minutes, went to the old room, got my stuff, shifted to the new and there were four maids prepping the room... and a maintenance guy showed up to fix a broken balcony door lock on this room, too. WTAF? Tipped all the maids and the mechanic, wanted a shower, ran the tap... it's coffee! Every tap in the room had to be run for ten minutes to clear the rust. That odd smell... especially noticeable on the first day, abated a good deal over the next four days. I think it's some weird brand of pest control product. Can't be sure. I didn't get cancer yet. I think. The original room had one of the two bathrobes that it was supposed to be equipped with. The replacement room had none and I had to remind them. Not the hotel's fault but the douchebags in the room next door had their hallway door open 16 hours a day so the hallway was constantly hot and full of TV noises. Kudos: Reception is entirely used to taking a freelance girl's ID, calling up to the room, and sending her up to your room, so meetings in the lobby are not required. Greet your new toy wearing a bathrobe! This is good. Very good. Proximity to LK Metro is definitely a plus. Literally less than 200 steps to the farthest bar. Stagger home at your leisure. No deposit against damages is required. It's styled as a serviced apartment so the minibar is empty save for the free water. Housekeeping, suitably bribed at 20 baht per worker per visit, had no problem with a mid-day towel reset and eventually just left 4 bath towels. No noise whatsoever through the walls. Smoking on the balcony is allowed. Overall score: Meh. The freedom to play dial-a-hooker without putting on shoes and leaving your room is a plus but the overall value is still pretty poor. Rooms and common areas are well past due for a refurb. Location is pretty bad for anything except LK Metro and Soi Buakaow. No idea how to get back from Soi 6 or Walking Street at night with a companion. WIR: Probably not. There are enough good deals in the area from better venues to make this a one-and-done experience. I'd maybe change my mind on that if there was a refurb done, including better bathroom, but I doubt they'll ever spend the money to do it.