We have stayed at the Royal Princess over a number of years and it is great to see the hotel get a much needed facelift. Back for a 7 night say for the first time in 18 months we were pleased to see the public areas, reception, restaurant, bar and pool have had a full makeover and are now modern, clean and inviting. The pool is still big and located on the ground floor but now includes a kids pool and spa area. The gym once located in a spare bedroom is now adjacent the pool and new and uptodate equipment have been installed. Having stayed so many times management always give us a room upgrade to a deluxe room. The Deluxe rooms are a big by hotel standards, overlook the pool with an outside balcony and feature king sized or two double beds. My wife loves the two doubles as they help with the snoring problem. The room and bathroom have had a refresh too but unfortuantely they stopped short of complete bathroom rennovation which really would have allowed a 100% recommendation to everyone.
The hotel is located on the "wrong" side of town for tourism and near the UN Centre and many goverment offices so perhaps more of a business hotel. But we love that it is located where the locals live and close to BoeBae markets, Khao San Road (the backpackers area), a short taxi ride to Chinatown and near many of the most spectacular temples. Hard to find restaurants catering for tourists nearby but plenty of street food especially near BoeBae and a short taxi ride to our favourite Crown Kitchen, near the UN centre, or the highly rated Somboon for great seafood. Kick boxing stadium close too if that is your thing. Food in the hotel is good and cheap by western standards. They also have upmarket Chinese and Japanese aimed at the business man. We prefer the hustle and bustle and prices of a visit to Chinatown.
Large buffet breakfast caters both for Western and Asian and they have a range of cakes and pastries half price in the afternoon to take away that always tempt us for an afternoon treat.
On the concierge desk we have had wonderful help from Nong, Neung and Thani who make the difference between an ordinary stay and a great one.
Seven relaxing days spent by the pool and meeting friends from Phuket who came for the weekend. Free shuttle to MBK for a bit of shopping. The biggest problem was planning where to eat each night! Always seem to get a great rate from Flight Centre.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Royal Princess Larn Luang is a venerable local institution, situated in the heart of historic old Bangkok amidst sweeping tree-lined boulevards, centuries-old canals, the Grand Palace, ancient temples, and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, United Nations agencies including Khao San Road. This charming boutique hotel offers 167 wonderfully appointed guest rooms with a gracious welcome and warm personalized service A modern business centre and meeting rooms cater to guests' business needs while a shady, secluded swimming pool offers a great way to kick back, relax and refresh. The Lobby Lounge and Bar provides an excellent start to the evening's entertainment. Take a well deserved break at our Princess Club on the hotel's top floor every evening. There are four fine restaurants catering to a variety of tastes. Savour for instance The Empress's Cantonese cuisine or the Piccolo's Italian flair. Alternatively, enjoy Mikado's authentic Japanese dishes or indulge in the Princess Cafe's fine international menu. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Princess Larn Luang Hotel Bangkok
- Royal Princess Larn Luang Bangkok