My husband and I stayed in the new building. Upon our arrival from the airport, a young man immediately helped us get our suitcases from the street into the hotel. At reception we were greeted with fresh fruit juice and friendly staff at the front desk. After chek-in, two young men took us and our bags to our building and up to our room. Our Deluxe room was smaller than it seemed from the pictures on the internet. It was, however, very nice and clean, and it had a great balcony. We were on the top floor and on the night it rained it was super audible; it did not bother us, though. The room has A/C that is activated by placing the room key-card inside a slot on the wall. Actually, that is how the power is turned on in the room. The bathroom does not have any air conditioning, and it is pointless to leave the sliding doors open because one wall has windows that have only shutters that let air from the outside circulate. The shutters are locked from the inside. Some bathroom toiletries were provided, it might be best to have some of your favorite neccessities with you, though. The towels were a little ragged on the edges, but were nice and clean. A wardrobe is also in the bathroom, a little odd, we thought. Inside there were two umbrellas and a safe. In the room there is a generous queen size bed with comfy sheets, a mini bar, flatscreen TV, & kettle. No hairdrier. Each day we received two free bottles of water. A great bonus was that there was an elevator in this building. At the main hotel is where the huge buffet breakfast was served. Everything from banana pancakes to fried rice to fresh fruit, etc., etc. One note, the coffee the staff brews is incredibly strong! We like espresso, but the java at Lamphu was stronger than that. Not bitter, just insanely strong. We ate dinner at the hotel once, it was good, but nothing to rave about. One thing to keep in mind, the hotel is in the old part of Bangkok, amidst the crowded streets, the food stalls, and traffic jams. It is also within walking distance of many of the famous sights. Kieep in mind that if a (usually) young man who speaks suprisingly good English comes up to you and tries to tell you that you can not go somewhere because of some reason (like flooding, this time of year) DO NOT believe him. These guys may flash a newspaper in front of you with floodwaters or something else plastered on the cover, but it's a SCAM. If you are ever in doubt, turn around and go back to the hotel and ask. On a good note, there is a little place called Cafe Primavera, 56 Phra Sumen Rd. we had the best pizza there outside of Italy.
- 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