Family friendly vintage guest house in Old Bangkok
I can only add to all of the positive comments posted by other guests. This guesthouse was always a pleasant place to return to after long days of sightseeing. The staff is so very friendly and helpful, the rooms are unique and clean, and the patio area is the best place of all of our hotels in Thailand. You'll love the carefully prepared breakfasts while you listen to birds singing along to the gentle Thai music playing in the background. The guests are not exclusively European, which makes a nice mix of visitors. Highly recommended.
Visited with family for 2 nights in December. Usually my mum and I aren't fans of the city but after our first night at Phranakorn Nonlen we immediately wished we'd booked longer. The rooms were comfy and quirky with really nice design touches.
The guesthouse has so much character and the staff are fantastically helpful. Whatever you are planning to do in the city be sure to pop in and chat to the staff at reception before you leave - they have thought of everything and have pre-prepared Thai language cards with the names of tourist sites and directions to the hotel for you to show the taxi drivers. Useful as you will probably need to get taxis into the town for sightseeing.
Breakfast was delicious and the homemade juices were a lovely touch. The staff even sent us off with a little packed breakfast when we left for our early flight in the morning. Just another example of the really personal service that the guesthouse provides. Be sure to pop up to the rooftop bar for a cocktail before you leave. The perfect way to relax after a busy day in the city!
A great base for exploring the city. Would stay again.
We arrived at 1AM after a day and a half flight from Boston; a driver picked us up and when he turned into a dark alley we were surprised! We were given a welcome drink and taken to a room with a large, comfortable bed. In the morning, we were delighted to see the open area breakfast room where delicious lattes were served, along with the choice of a Thai or western breakfast. We loved the place -- so authenthically Thai, not like staying at a western-style hotel at all! It was easy enough to get to the places we wanted to visit in Bangkok and truly a respite from all the chaos of the city! At night we enjoyed the rooftop restaurant, (though there weren't too many choices for dinner). Very slow pace! I had my first Thai massage there, it was an incredible experience. Highly recommend this place!
What a wonderful place in the middle of the city! I actually don't want to write too much for fear that it will become too popular :) From the sincere staff to the pleasant sights/smells/sounds/tastes to the positive vibe all around, we felt like we were family and fit right in! Not exactly walking distance to main attractions, but def can walk to pier to catch ferry easy or taxi to go see main areas. Plenty of street food close. It was a great way to start our trip and we still think of PN after being back for a month now! Thanks for taking care of our mind, body and spirit!
We arrived here at nearly midnight exhausted after a long journey on the train so we were grateful for a huge bed and a proper single bed in a connected room. The whole place is decorated in a fun and quirky style. It took a couple of days to get into the groove of Phra-Nakorn as it seemed a little impersonal at times, there is a large turnover of guests. The walls are thin so if your room is next to a family with children you know all about it. The hallways are dark if the lights are not on. The breakfast doesn't have a menu as such, you will be offered a Thai breakfast (savoury) which at first seems offbeat with the combo of flavours but was always delicious, the rest of the breakfast offerings were very French in style, (not sure about scrambled eggs with pancakes though!) What we loved the most was cocktails on the rooftop garden and BBQ night overlooking the golden Buddha and fireworks on the Kings birthday, spectacular! Old Bangkok is a good place to stay as the Chao Praya river is an easy 10 minute walk and ferries leave regularly much better than getting caught in the traffic.