I first discovered Old Bangkok Inn in February of 2006. I'd read an article about the inn in a magazine on my flight from Koh Samui, so when I landed in Bangkok I called and booked the Jasmine room. I enjoyed my stay so much that recently went back to Thailand and stayed there again.
When you arrive at Old Bangkok Inn, you will receive a warm welcome and a cool glass of tea. After filling out a form indicating your breakfast preference (a much better option than the standard buffet breakfast), you are shown to your room.
I have only stayed in the Jasmine and the newly added Rose room, so I cannot speak for the others. The rooms look exactly as they do in the pictures on the website. Both are nicely appointed and like all of the other rooms, they each have a free, high-speed internet connection AND a computer!
In the morning when you come down for breakfast, food is brought to your table as soon as you take a seat. A word of caution: On my first morning at the inn, I made the "mistake" of eating all of the food placed on the table. The following morning I had what seemed like twice as much food! It was like I was at my grandmother's house and she was worried that I wasn't getting enough to eat. In fact, staying at the Old Bangkok Inn is like staying with family -- the ones you actually like. It is small, comfortable and everyone is exceedingly friendly and helpful. If you need a recommendation for a restaurant, activity or if you just need a taxi, Nantiya, her son Jirayu (Joey) and her staff are ready to help. They will even write out directions in Thai for you to give to your taxi driver. When you return to your room at the end of the day, there is even a hand-written note along with a "pillow gift".
Staying at the Old Bangkok Inn was definitely the highlight of both of my trips to Thailand and I look forward to staying with them again in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Formerly known as the award-winning Old Bangkok Inn, which was recommended by Conde Nast, The New York Times and TIME magazine, Old Capital Bike Inn is a boutique 10-room heritage bike inn set in Bangkok's yesteryears. Owned and operated by the same family of Old Bangkok Inn, we are located a stone's throw from Bangkok's major historical landmarks. What's new is we now offer free rentals of our fleet of restored vintage bikes as well as free night bike tours for our guests. We are a green and socially conscious establishment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Old Bangkok Hotel Bangkok