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Baan Chantra

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120/1 Samsen Road Bangkhunprom Phranakorn, Bangkok 10200 Thailand
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#25 of 1,067 B&Bs / Inns in Bangkok
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Baan Chantra is a privately owned and run establishment located just a few blocks away from the famous Khao San Road. Originally built in 1936, this renovated historic home offers a unique and personalized travel experience with a touch of local flavour. The owners pride themselves in the quality of their accommodation and wonderful service they offer. Beautiful traditional Thai home - Enchanting guest rooms featuring wooden decor. Quiet, friendly atmosphere - Convenience of library/study room.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Fax / photocopying
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Wifi
Coffee shop
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Desk
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Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Thai
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Gina wrote a review Jan 2019
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This is a small 6-room bed and breakfast. Simple, elegant and very clean. The staff (only 2 in the day and 1 at night) were exceedingly helpful. You could tell that they were eager to please and will provide you with adequate answers to your questions. The room that we stayed in was small but comfortable enough for my husband and me. Although it is near to the very busy Samsen Road, it didn't bother us and the traffic noise was barely audible as it was very well insulated. I had to contact the credit card company in the US urgently. I had problem calling the toll free number using the hotel phone and after numerous attempts by the front desk, the staff contacted the owner of the hotel who personally drove over an hour to the hotel at 8 pm to allow me to use her mobile to contact the credit card company. Of course, nothing was resolved by the credit card company but we are so grateful for the care and supported afforded us. Thank you Kulthida!
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Trip type: Traveled with family
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Madka_Moska wrote a review Feb 2017
Gdynia, Poland70 contributions23 helpful votes
The beginning wasn't great. Lady at the reception looked like nervous that we showed up :))) she asked ask for our credit card to copy and was suprised we said no :). But this first misunderstanding was overcome and then everything was very good. Building itself is very beautiful, location is great (but if you are a light sleeper expect problems at night). Room is big with extra space. Problems? The bed is very hard and small (while travelling with daughter we sleep with her in one queen bed with no problem - here we had one), breakfasts are rather small but ok. Don't take fruits - they were old. Generally we were satisfied.
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Date of stay: February 2017Trip type: Traveled with family
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JohnRustenburg wrote a review Jan 2017
Rustenburg, South Africa28 contributions6 helpful votes
We were greeted by friendly helpful staff. The accommodation was neat and clean; well situated within walking distance of all the major attractions but away from the bustle of the major tourist streets. Freshly prepared simple but adequate breakfast and really fabulous coffee. A laundry around the corner did our washing overnight at a very reasonable price. Many Thai restaurants surround the hotel with simple to elegant cuisine.
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Date of stay: January 2017Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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scotbet wrote a review Dec 2016
Oakland, California24 contributions18 helpful votes
A year later, my partner and I still reminisce about our time in Baan Chantra. Of the three places that we stayed in Thailand, Baan Chantra is the one that actually brought us into Thai culture. The traditional teak house is beautiful (but watch your step on the wooden stairs! Polished steps+stocking feet=slippery!) Every single person working there was exceptionally warm and helpful. In fact, my positive feeling began before I even arrived. I had initially thought that my flight arrived at 12 PM, but it actually arrived at 12 AM, so I needed to book a hotel for one night earlier than I had originally thought. The manager was very helpful in finding another room that was open and then moving our luggage for us the next day. When we arrived, well after midnight, two staff people were waiting to welcome us with orange juice and face towels. It was the easiest and most gracious welcome I've ever gotten at a hotel! During our stay, other staff people helped us with things like finding the correct bus stop,negotiating taxi fares, and recommending less-touristed restaurants. It felt like they were trying to make our stay in Bangkok as enjoyable as possible. As for the breakfasts, DEFINITELY get the Thai breakfast. We ordered it every day, and the staff paid attention to what we liked. It seemed that it got even better as the days went by. The only downside was that our front-facing room had a lot of traffic noise. I'd suggest trying to get a room around back if possible. . Although the room I had booked for our stay was not available for the We arrived after midnight but were still greeted by
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Date of stay: January 2016
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goatboyuk69 wrote a review Nov 2016
Scotland13 contributions18 helpful votes
There's nothing actually wrong with this place but it's priced like a 5 star joint up on Sukhumvit Road when it's actually a fairly ordinary doss house near Khao San Road. It has no amenities over and above the absolute basics, isn't very well furnished or presented, has very nice staff but nothing beyond what you'd expect but somehow expects you to pay sixty quid a night. I was a bit disconcerted by it really. A deeply ordinary slab of a bed in a fairly ugly room on a horrible and very noisy street for what you'd pay for a top hotel in Bangkok. What are people praising? No amenities- not even a hairdryer or wifi- and you'll be lucky to sleep through the traffic on Samsen Road. Save your cash and stay in similarly basic places in Banglamphu which are near identical but lack this places pretensions.
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Date of stay: November 2016Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from sabai-sabai1965, Owner at Baan Chantra
Responded Nov 9, 2016
Dear goatboyuk69 Thank you very much for your review. Your comments will help us improve ourselves. Yes, you are right to say that we are "basic" We believe in Thai basic way to be the best i.e. simple but clean, take care of our clients like family members, full amenities in room (key card access, in room safe, in room shower room with toiletries, free tea and coffee, free breakfast and free wifi) Wifi is provided free of charge both in room and all around the house. (Wifi password has be stared clearly in the welcome letter in your room) Hair dryer is provided upon request. If we had known your concern, we will then try our best to provide that immediately. We will be more careful next time Regarding the noise from the street, we wish we could solved this problem completely. We had fixed the double glazed window on all rooms facing Samsen Road. However, with the wooden structure of an old 90 year old house like us, the noise can still come in a little. That is the reason why we normally offer the discount from 10-30%. We recommend our clients who need a quiet room to choose either a standard room downstairs or the Deluxe room at the back of the house. We are so sorry that Baan Chantra did not meet your expectation. Best regards, Kulthida
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PRICE RANGE
$62 - $67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
baan chantra hotel bangkok
LOCATION
ThailandBangkokBanglamphu / Rattanakosin (Bangkok Old City) / Ban Phan Thom / Phra Nakhon
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Baan Chantra
Which popular attractions are close to Baan Chantra?
Nearby attractions include Jack Armani Suit (0.1 miles), Aman's Fashion Tailor (0.2 miles), and Wat Bowonniwet Vihara (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Baan Chantra?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Baan Chantra?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Baan Chantra?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Baan Chantra?
Conveniently located restaurants include Konnichipan, Snooze Coffee House, and Green Garden Cooking School.
Does Baan Chantra have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Baan Chantra offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Baan Chantra?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Baan Chantra?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Thai.
Are there any historical sites close to Baan Chantra?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Grand Palace (1.2 miles), The Chakri Group (Phra Thinang Chakri Maha Prasat) (1.0 miles), and Phra Sumen Fort (0.5 miles).