I'm so glad I read the reviews of this hotel at Tripadvisor before making reservations for our 6-night stay in Bangkok. We couldn't have picked a better hotel (boutique hotel?) for a comfortable, quiet oasis in the bustling city of Bangkok.
First off this is not a luxury hotel complete with all the amenities of home. Second, the location is not in the midst of tourist attractions which are fairly easily reached by express ferry (a 10 minute walk to the pier from the hotel) or by tuk-tuk or taxi for a moderate fare. These two inconveniences (if you want to call them that) are more than compensated for by all the other qualities of this hotel.
The staff is extremely helpful and knowledgeable, the food delicious (not your typical continental or American breakfast) and wholesome, even the coffee was good, the premises and decorations are most interesting both in the courtyard and in the rooms. The bathroom was sufficient with a shower, sink and flush toilet and the bed comfortable (I do like a hard mattress). The room was pleasantly comfortable, temperature wise (good airconditioner plus an overhead fan) but no chair for sitting. No closets but shelving for clothing and some hooks with a couple of hangers. A CD player with some wonderful new age music, a telephone but no tv (who has time to watch it anyhow) and no mini-bar. 2 bottles of water were supplied every day and you could always get ice from the restaurant when it was open.
Free Internet is available in all the rooms (wifi) and there were 3 iMacs next to the lobby for those without their own computer. Massages were available on-site also but not much privacy! And did it hurt! Not your gentle massage but I loved it anyway.
A free walking tour was included - a visit to a wat (temple) followed by some thai snacks (lunch really). Quite unexpected.
We will definitely stay here the next time we visit Bangkok.
- 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