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Family friendly vintage guest house in Old Bangkok
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If you're looking for a nice place to stay in Bangkok, or searching for a Bangkok Boutique Hotel, there are so many choices that it may be hard for you to decide among them. If your focus is not big chain hotels, but smaller, charming, vintage, kids friendly or “green” hotels that offer unique decor, delicious breakfast and attentive services, as well as a good value, Phranakorn Nornlen is an option you should consider. We are a small hotel situated within the Old Bangkok district, near the Grand Palace, Reclining Buddha, Khaosan Road, China Town and the river shuttle stop at Thewet Pier.

Family friendly vintage guest house in Old Bangkok

Love this place

by PN guests :) on 02/22/14

This place is more than a hotel. We felt so at home and the staff were superb. A lovely atmosphere with lots of social space to hang out - chairs, tables, benches, raised platform with day beds and cushions, upstairs night time roof restaurant, childs play room (a fantastic find!), great area, walking distance to the river, great massages, lovely quirky rooms, tasty quick food, lovely breakfast, mini bakery, fresh fruit on sale... I mean I seriously don't have a bad word to say. Stay here! We stayed in the family room which was two separate rooms; double bed in one room and single bed and a huge day bed in the other. Little balcony too. Suited are needs perfectly. For those who are not mobile - no lifts so expect to walk up the stairs (or ask for first floor room). Very family friendly , lots of families with kids so my two year old always had some kids to play with plus the staff were super lovely with him.

The most cosy and beautiful hotel I have ever visited

by PN guests :) on 02/22/14

Phranakorn Nornlen is not just a place to stay. It is an experience in it self, beautiful, cosy and very inspiring. I stayed there with my husband and 3 kids december 13 and again january 14. I am in love with this place and it's motto "have a slow life". A perfect "home away from home", especially for families with children, but I would also stay here as a couple or a single traveler. The service and staff are world class - so nice and helpful!! The place is very clean and everywhere you look the decor and interior is creative and beautiful. We loved the CD player in the rooms with music that fits the place. We also loved the rooftop terrace, the playroom, the wallpaintings - well just everything about the place. A little tiny thing to improve is the breakfast. The "Thai-version" was good, but for the kids the "continental version" with eggs and pancakes was boring after day number 2. We would have liked options with fruit, yoghurt and vegetables. Lunch and dinner was good though. We liked the area too. There are not many tourists and you get to see "everyday life in Bangkok". A walk to the standing Buddha, the food marked and the Tewet pier is nice and a must. Ask in the reception and they can draw a little map :-) All in all: Don't hesitate to stay here!!

A very,very,very special place !!

by PN guests :) on 02/22/14

What a find ! We loved staying here ,in fact we are going back in march ! it is a little oasis off the beaten track down a side street and as you enter the gates you are transported to a bygone era ! The public space is so airy and light,charming and relaxing with quirky shop fronts from long ago,gentle music wafting around and charming,smiley girls and boys to aid you in anyway.The decor is fantastic ,hand painted murals on every wall,so creative ! The room was perfectly adequate ,we were on the first floor so able to get wifi in our room. The view from the roof terrace was lovely facing a stunning standing buddha of 45 metres !
Breakfasts were very quirky , but eggs are available too and lovely fresh juices.We also had lunch and dinner there.It is a little way from the action but easy to reach the river ferry stop and taxis,tuk-tuks etc.We both had an outstanding massage too ,really good ! We are very much looking forward to returning soon.

Great place, great food, great people

by PN guests :) on 02/22/14

Thank you for a wonderful stay. We loved the decor and murals.
Friendly staff, closeness to the flower market and the river boats to get to the reclining Buddha.
Family friendly and fantastic. The public space is charming. only Stairs no lift to the 2nd and 3 rd floors. Restaurant on top floor with great views. Basic menu using the organically grown veg garden on the roof. They have their own bakery and make cosmetic products, have a massage parlour and kids play areas.

Really good

by PN guests :) on 02/22/14

This guest house cum hotel had all the things one would like to see in a hotel. The hotel was full with latest and well maintained furniture. The items were chosen in a very accurate manner and I must say that the hotel was something that made my visit perfect. The best thing I liked in the hotel is the system followed to entertain clients. We were not pushed to restrict our stay and even we were given some discount on rentals. The hotel is a perfect place to have good warm nights and make the most out of your trip. We had a recreational trip to celebrate the good exam result of my son. He really deserved a gift from me after performing in such a brilliant manner and passed the exams in flying colors. What better gift would be than having a trip in Thailand?

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