This was my second time at Loy La Long and I really can't say enough good things about the place. The staff are just wonderful. Friendly, interactive (but they leave you alone if you aren't interested in interacting), attentive. It feels more like you are staying at a friends house, than at a boutique hotel. My first stay there was so great, there was no question I would stay there again on my return to Bangkok for my honeymoon.
The washroom in the blue room has been upgraded to a shower stall (used to be an old (quaint) wooden tub) which is nice. There is also now a mini fridge.
As other commenters have mentioned can be a bit tricky to find, because there are no big signs and it does feel a bit strange to have to walk into what feels like a temple area, all the way to the back and down a little alley. As long as you know where you need to be on a map, and are aware that you are actually looking for the temple and not an obviously marked hotel you will be fine. It is about a 10-15 minute walk from Hua Lampong station. People in the neighbourhood seem accustomed to pointing travellers in the right direction.
The location can't be beat, it is truly an oasis in busy Chinatown. The street food nearby is amazing, and they have a wonderful breakfast selection (included). When I asked them to make me their favourite dishes for dinner, it was some of the best food I tasted on this trip.
If you want an authentic and personal Bangkok experience instead of staying in a faceless hotel, this is absolutely the place for you.
Be sure to pick up the Nancy Chandler maps they sell there, they are the best maps of Bangkok I've ever used (and I tried a few) even though they look like cartoons.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Loy La Long (LLL), a new Bed & Breakfast located in Bangkok Chinatown area, on the riverfront of Chao Phraya river. Founded in April 2011.Feel a touch of Bangkok realistic riverside livings with our nice wooden house with 7 different-style-of-decorating rooms.LLL is a place to experience a side of Bangkok tucked away behind the Neon billboards of modern Bangkok. A place where time stands still~~~We are not part of big chain or 5-star hotel. With limited of rooms and guests, we put more care and service our guests like friend to friend or a member in the house.Room Amenities:*Non smoking rooms*Breakfast included*Key card access at the main entrance*Upstair & downstair balconies with Chao Phraya river view*TelevisionLCD Plasma Screen with International Satellite*DVD/CD Player*Air-conditioner*Hot & warm water maker*FREE book & DVD rental*FREE towel*FREE soap, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, shower cap*FREE daily drinking water *FREE Wireless ... more less