When I walked into the wooden foyer, I'm sure my backpacked dropped a few inches as my shoulders relaxed and manic BK was left outside. Pool is a godsend and at 4pm it’s the only place to be. Poolside towels are provided and replenished regularly. Food, very similar to the European versions of Thai food and not such a shock for fussy children. I must confess to being extremely lazy and eating in the hotel a lot because it was just so much easier than dragging my tired humidity- drained carcass out to eat and it was reasonably priced at around 250 BHT for two mains and drinks like Singha beer around 60 BHT. Food waiting staff are very smiley even though they put in long hours they’re really attentive but their English is not that great so best stick to the script. Reception were really accommodating, changed our room for us, looked after my laptop, took care of my laundry (it came back ironed!), changed towels in room, air con , balcony with deluxe room, minibar, writing desk, clothes hanging space, a token bit of decorative Thai wood bedhead, in house phone, free wifi which worked well, clean overall but a piddly shower letting ithe room down. There’s a super little courtyard for cocktails or perusing your guide book of choice or making friends or simply drifting off under the fairy lights of the little spirit houses thanks to spirits from Scotland. Best of all, the breakfast. I’ve been in SE Asia 7 weeks now and ate local fare for the first few weeks but now to get a European style breakfast at a mid-price/budget hotel is joyful. It’s an extensive buffet of yoghurt, fruit, cereal, juice, ham, sausage, bacon, delicious Thai roti, French toast, scrambled eggs, banana fritters, tea, coffee and more. Cheap bread sadly. The location is handy for the 7/11, just turn left out of the front door, go about 50 yards and cross the road by going under the bridge and the store is on the busy intersection. If you go down the 7/11 street, you come out near Democracy Square, Wat Ratchanadaram and the tricky to cross intersection where the tuk tuk opposite gather round the tiny entrance to the quayside where you can catch a river ferry into town - Siam Square for shopping or Jim Thompson house. It’s really quick, about 10 minutes, about 10 BHT, pay on the boat. The Golden Mount is also within easy walking distance of this hotel. There’s storage for many a suitcase and backpack after check out/before check in, the hotel has a cross section of all ages but mostly seems to attract Europeans, Americans and Aussies. It’s near the backpacking district but not in it and is very much an oasis in a run down area tailored to the clientele rather than the locale so don‘t expect an ‘authentic’ Thai experience. Also, to be balanced, I should warn you that currently there is building work going on on the top floor - floor 5 with the hammering beginning at 8.30am and finishing at 6pm - not a problem if you’re out and about but worth bearing in mind or checking with management when the work is due to finish. Overall, good value compared to European prices for the same.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Thai style boutique house, we offer over 40 different well decorated Thai style rooms, all of which weed pieces are renovated of ancient gold teak wood passed from over 100 years. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lamphu Tree House Hotel Bangkok
- Lamphu Tree Hotel
- Lamphu Tree Bangkok