Of the four hotels we stayed in during our 3-weeks in Thailand, the Phranakorn-Nornlen was our favourite. We chose this hotel because we liked the philosophy of this small family run hotel's web site. We were not disappointed, it is a unique, quirky and bohemian experience in the most fabulous way, quite unlike anything one might expect to find in a huge and hectic capital city.
We were delighted by the very friendly and helpful staff, nothing was too much trouble and all the staff we met were cheerful and happy to help with local knowledge of places to visit etc.
The hotel will arrange transport to and from the airport if you wish, we had 6 people in our party and an air con minibus cost us 900bts. The hotel also provides several computers with free internet access for guests.
The beds are the typical hard Thai beds, and the rooms are a bit spartan but contain all necessary bits and pieces for the weary tourist i.e. good air con, shower and fresh, clean, crisp linen and towels. (see the many photo's of the hotel on tripadvisor, they are a good representation )
The tariff is Bed and Breakfast, the breakfast is a real highlight, one never knows what to expect, it is different every morning and always delicious and adventurous for us western types.
The hotel is close to Bangkok's centre, it's is an easy walk to the water taxi dock; the boat ride is the easiest and cheapest way to get around, the cool breeze is welcome and one gets a good view of the city from the river. There is a 7-11 shop on hotel street corner for convenience items, most things in Bangkok are very cheap except alcohol.
The Phranakorn-Nornlen is well worth 5 stars for the unique and friendly experience it extends to tourists in Bangkok. It is a budget hotel furnished in a quirky style but the friendly, attentive service is of the highest standard. We just wish there was a Phranakorn-Nornlen in all the destinations we visited in Thailand.
If we go back to Bangkok we will definitely stay at the Phranakorn-Nornlen again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dear guests: Please be advised we are not associated with any online travelagents. We only accept reservations via our website and our Facebook fan page Phranakorn-Nornlen Hotel We are a small hotel situated within Phranakorn district ( Old Bangkok), with the concept of slow life, we hope to bring your trip and rest apart from the usual hectic environment. Learning to respect the way of nature and living among real life community are one of experiences you cannot easily find in this rush and bustle world. Here at PN we don't just offer a place to stay, but we offer experience as well. Please booking from our website only. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Phranakorn Nornlen Hotel Bangkok