Family friendly vintage guest house in Old Bangkok
Far from the hustle and bustle, yet so close to everything, we enjoyed the peace and tranquility of this hotel. The staff is always helpful and pleasant, and the breakfast bar each day different is a pure delight. The decor of the whole hotel is a step back in time very pleasant, designed with taste and originality (special mention to the CD player.) Place to visit without moderation where we go back.
We spent 3 nights in Bangkok and at Phra-nakorn Norn-Len hotel. The place is beautiful - it's so unique - great murals everywhere, quirky items everywhere - it creates a really fun and relaxing environment. There is a lovely restaurant area, a nice chill-out area (when I sat here in the evening, they brought over fans for me so I'd be comfortable) - there are mosquitoes around but they provide natural repellent in the lobby. There is also a lovely gift shop where I bought some gifts to take home.
We had a lovely welcome when we arrived - everyone who is arriving on the day is welcomed on the chalk board - and we received a free meal and drink in the restaurant - which was lovely. The breakfasts were also fun and unique - vegetarian, and very inventive and different. You can choose to have the full set that they are providing that day, or also add eggs or pancakes, and then there is toast with a lot of different jams and honey, and a fresh fruit juice of the day.
The room was a decent size with some space to keep your things. The bathroom is a wet room which was fine! The water pressure was good and good temperature. They provide you with bottled water as well as a little cd player with a cd with fun quirky music, which was fun to relax to in the afternoons or fall asleep to. During our stay, there was a festival going on at the temple nearby so it was quite loud, but they warned us a week or so before our stay by email and then during the stay, provided ear plugs and a sleep mask, if we wanted to use them. It was just part of staying in the middle of a big city with things always going on! The free wifi was good and room is just so nicely decorated - very unique.
The hotel is located in the older part of a Bangkok. The closest transport was the river boat - which we used a few times and it also leaves from Thewet Pier - where it's fun to watch the fish go nuts as bread is thrown in the water. It's very easy to get to The Grand Palace, Reclining Buddha and Riverside area on the boat. Taxis might have a bit of trouble finding the place, but be sure to ask at the reception desk for a card with their address written out in Thai. We took taxis a few times and they always got at least nearby to the place :) There is a 7-Eleven at the end of the street, so you can stock up on any cold waters or snacks. There is also a lot of street food nearby. It's a pretty short walk to the Khao San Road area and there is a great vegetarian restaurant called May Kaidee's just down the road - highly recommended.
This is a very unique and fun place to stay in Bangkok - it's a bit harder to get to the main shopping areas, Sukhumvit area, etc but we didn't mind as we were only there for a few days and also, it was a little bit hard for traffic as the protests were still going on a bit nearby so some roads were blocked. But besides taking a taxi by the protest area one day, you wouldn't know anything was going in!
Phra-Nakorn Norn-Len is an oasis of serenity. The entire team is very kind and always available when you need information. Breakfast is delicious as well as their lunch and diner. The rooms are nicely decorated and very comfortable. We have stayed 9 days and definitely enjoyed our stay Phra-Nakorn very much.
The only thing that disappointed us was the recommendations for the trips around Bangkok. The guides/ drives we had were very unprofessional.
My husband and I just visited Bangkok for the first time and stayed at the Phra-Nakorn Norn-Len Hotel. Bangkok is vivacious, fast-paced and overwhelming at times and this place was truly a sanctuary. After a long day navigating Bangkok, walking into their beautiful courtyard and being welcomed by their incredibly friendly staff was much needed and appreciated. We will definitely stay here again the next time we're in Bangkok!
We had such a pleasant stay at the Phra-Nakorn Norn Len Hotel! The decor, vibes, and atmosphere was everything we were searching for and more! It was amazing to find some place so tranquil and calm among Bangkok's busy roads and it was so close to downtown!
Even though we arrived after midnight the two staff members still gave us a tour and showed us to our room :) they even showed us how to change the cd's in our room if we wanted to.
The staff did an exceptional job and even let us store our luggage at the hotel even though we had already checked out. They watched our luggage as we toured the city throughout the day.
They had some minor internet issues on the day we arrived, but allowed us to use their personal computers so that we could write an email to our family to let them know we made it ok :)
Last but not least, the room was the most adorable and quaint room I have ever seen! :) it was beautifully decorated :)