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Lamphu Tree House
Ranked #153 of 858 Hotels in Bangkok
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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“Beau-teak hotel!”
Reviewed March 19, 2012

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.

Room Tip: Currently avoid floor five if at all possible due to building work.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 14, 2012

The lamphu tree house is a great place to stay if a little over priced , good walking distance from Khao san road which was nice , Staff was very helpful and the pool was great to relax in after a hard days sight seeing . Had a great bar which had a lot of live music on at the end of the ally where the hotel is . Tip is to print a map of where the hotel is before your leave your country as not many drivers know where it is , That goes for a lot of hotels in bangkok tho !

Room Tip: Print of a map to find hotel .
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 14, 2012

We stayed at the Lamphu tree house at the beginning and end of a 3 week holiday in Thailand. Coming back was like coming home. The reception is very nice, the pool is a fantastic bonus in sweaty Bangkok. And the staff are great too, and are very helpful with advice for getting around and places to see.

Their food is also very tasty, and reasonably priced, and cocktails are super!

The rooms are quite basic, but bed is very comfy... the bathroom kinda leaked a bit, but we were too busy going out and enjoying ourself.. nearby there are lots of cool bars and places to get streetfood.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 13, 2012

Very good service, clean rooms, easy access to Khao San Road, away from the huddle and bussle of city noise as it is situated on a river bank down a local alley way.

  • Stayed March 2012
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Snowdonia National Park, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 12, 2012

We spent 2 weeks in Thailand in February, arriving in Bangkok and spending 1 night at the Lamphu Tree House. We pre-booked this hotel based on Trip advisor reviews and were not disappointed.

After a 13 hour flight and with inevitable jet lag looming we were very pleased to be able to check in early (we checked in at around 8am), as we didn't fancy having to aimlessly explore Bangkok for a couple of hours.

We paid about £30 for the room, which was good value (particularly to have the confidence of a clean room and a decent night's sleep. The staff were friendly, the room was big, clean and well equipped, the bathroom was clean and tidy and the breakfast was good. No complaints whatsoever!

Location wise it was very good too, 5 min walk from the Khoa San road, but far enough way to avoid the noise, hustle and bustle.

Overall, the Lampu Tree House was a good start to a fantastic holiday!!

Room Tip: I believe we went for a "Superior" room, and were not located in the main building, but in...
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Reviewed March 12, 2012

We stayed at Lamphu Tree Hotel for 2 nights before heading off to Koh Lanta in the South.
I recommend that you print out the map the hotel provide as most Taxi drivers seem to have trouble finding it. Just ask them to drop you off at Wanchat Bridge and its just one minute away down the canal path. (Never pay more than 70-80 Baht for a Taxi ride in Bangkok and always insist on the meter, many will pretend it doesn't work or try and charge 200 baht.)
The hotel lobby and reception is really nice, and the hotel stands out in the otherwise shabby neighborhood. We did not stay in the main building, but had to walk 3 mins to the 2nd building.
The walk isn't great, but the hotel itself is really nice and well decorated. Free Wifi and two free to use PCs at the entrance.
Our room was great, clean and well furnished. The bathroom was nice, and we had a room safe which was very important for us.
Its a 10min walk to Khao San Road, or the Pier to catch the boat to Wat Po, Grand Palace etc.
All guests staying in the 2nd building need to make the short walk over for breakfast or to use the pool. The pool is a nice size, and it is usually quiet and easy to take a quick dip to escape the heat of Bangkok.
Breakfast was very nice, and we stuffed ourselves each morning and did not need to eat again until the evening.
On the day we checked out we had a long wait until we had to catch our train south. The hotel staff had no problem with us using the pool and relaxing in the main hotel for the day whilst we waited. You can also store bags in the luggage room.
Great mid range choice for a few days in Bangkok. One tip for Bangkok, go up to the Sky Bar in Sirrocco, it is breathtaking.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 12, 2012

My girlfriend and I stayed at the Lamphu Treehouse during our first few nights in Thailand. The pool is great, there is wifi all over the hotel and as far as breakfasts go in Thailand it was one of the better included ones we had at this room price. It's about an 8 minute walk to khao San road and is right near a 7-11 it's quiet, safe and a calm oasis in hectic Bangkok. Definitely recommend as a jump point for any trip in Thailand!

  • Stayed February 2012
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Property: Lamphu Tree House
Address: 155 Wan Chat Bridge, Prachatipatai Rd. | Phanakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Bangkok > Banglamphu
Amenities:
Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#95 Family Hotel in Bangkok
#101 Romantic Hotel in Bangkok
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Lamphu Tree House 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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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