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“Great location and cheap”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Pranee Building

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Pranee Building
Ranked #316 of 615 Bangkok B&B and Inns
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58 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great location and cheap”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2013 via mobile

Great place to stay if you're on a budget and don't want to be near Kao San rd. it's next to the sky train which is a great way to get around and nearby buses service all the main tourist sites at about 13 baht.

The owners were a great help giving us local transport directions to places, their drinks fridge was dirt cheap and they had cheap Internet cards for the communal area (although you could get free Internet at most stores in the nearby mall).

  • Stayed April 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Cairns, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2012

I have been staying at Pranee many times over the past 10 years and always find it clean , the management efficient and staff honest.These are very important factors when travelling..It is unpretentious and the location is so central that I always return to stay here again..I look forward to my next stay here,I am always made most welcome.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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3 Thank garry s
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bandung
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37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2012

I'm not too picky, just need a place to sleep and taking a bath, so this place is perfect, because with less than 500b/nite you get a quite big room, shower ,fan room in siam area, just 1 minute walk to 7/11, 2 min to BTS ,3 min to MBK/BACC, and 5-10 min to siam square/siam paragon.

eventhough the hotel is old, very basic, but overall is clean, the owner lady is nice, and if you have a thing for old motorcycle, on the garage you will find classic motors such as ariel, norton, etc.
don't forget to eat at the restaurant , very cheap and tasty meals !

Room Tip: lower floor, because no elevator !
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
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Bay Area, CA
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71 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2012

As I get older, it's getting harder to stay at the Pranee Building. It's old. I stayed in 2005, and returned five years later, and not a single thing had changed, including, I imagine, the sheets. No updating. No maintenance. It's a worn down, slightly better than a backpacker-style place with good (though loud) air conditioning (but not in every room) for prices that are hard to beat for a major city like Bangkok. I love the location, across from MBK and right down from the end of the Silom line of the Sky Train (National University Station, I believe). But, the beds are old and not of great quality, the furtniture looks like it was dragged off the street by people who left it, and it generally has a dusty feel to it.

Don't get me wrong: I love Pranee, but it doesn't have the level of comfort that I'm starting to require as I get older. During my last trip to Thailand, I stayed at the Pranee three times. I also stayed elsewhere and paid more for better accommodation. That said, these folks are reliable. When they take down a reservation, they honor it. I've never had a problem with them, and they've always come through. I would simply like a better bed. And maybe even some blankets.

The restaurant attached to the Pranee is also servicable. It's not going to wow anyone, but it gets the job done and is always a base-hit.

I prefer places like the Pranee and Siam Square to any of the types of places up in the Khao San area. I could also like Sukhumvit, though I've never stayed there. For what it is, it's unbeatable. Most of the folks reading this, however, will likely have outgrown this style of accommodation long before arriving.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
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Chonburi, Chon Buri, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2012

It's very suitable for backpackers because the room has only a bed with no TV and fridge but When you check in you will see like a original small hotel in Bangkok (very antique thai style and little scary) but for backpackers very perfect!!

Room price
Room with fan 350 baht
Room with air 400 baht

For 2-3 persons , and it also free internet on downstairs
Room style like Thai houses bedroom around 1990s to 2000s
Room type : Small studio!
Enjoy!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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3 Thank Ryanharmy
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Cleburne, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2011

The location is really the main draw to this hotel. The accommodations themselves are very basic, Thai-style - 500 baht per night. If you don't plan to spend lots of time in your room then this is perfect. If you're expecting luxury and amenities, then this probably isn't the place for you. The rooms were clean, neat, and had hot water showers and AC. One oddity - the bed sheets were more like terricloth towels. I wasn't sure whether to use it for the bath or to sleep on it. There isn't an elevator so keep this in mind if you have a lot of luggage. There are a couple computers on the ground floor with internet for a small fee, but no wi-fi in the building, though you may be able to pick it up from the surrounding area. On the ground floor there's also a decent little restaurant with Thai meals from 30-70 baht. There are two entrances - one on the main street where the restaurant is. And right next to the 7-11 convenience store - great for snacks, bottled water, or incidentals. The other entrance is on a side street and you have to use this one after the restaurant is closed - again something to keep in mind if you come in late. Don't panic if the main entrance is locked! Just go around to the one on the side street.

The hotel is directly across the street from the National Stadium BTS station, so tremendous convenience for getting around that way. Also extremely convenient from coming directly from the airport to the hotel on the BTS - again if you don't have massive amounts of luggage, which we didn't. It's right in the middle of great shopping with MBK, Discovery, Siam Paragon, the Bangkok Arts & Culture Center, etc. It's a real gem for location and I'll stay there for future visits for sure.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2011

best and very economic, food stall down stair , close to MBK

can you confirm a booking again now for
check in 13 June 2011 Mon
check out 15 June 2011 Wed
Mitch Johns
send confirmation to robinp67@hotmail.com

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
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Property: Pranee Building
Address: Ton Sai, Bang Lamphu Lang, 10600 | Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Bangkok
Hotel Style:
Ranked #316 of 615 B&Bs / Inns in Bangkok
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Pranee Building 1.5*
Number of rooms: 26
Also Known As:
Pranee Building Hotel Bangkok

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