A hidden gemby PN guests :) on 01/07/13
The Phra-Nakorn Norn-Len is a little gem of a vintage guest house in Old
Bangkok. From the personalised chalkboard welcoming all new guests by
name to the fresh juice on arrival it's the small touches that make this
place special. It has a lovely garden where you can enjoy lunch or
breakfast and also a roof terrace complete with its own herb garden and
pet rabbits. It also serves really good coffee which appears to be very
rare in Thailand.
It's located away from the main hustle bustle of central Bangkok but the river taxi pier is only a short walk away and is the most pleasant way to travel around Bangkok anyway. Even if you get a bit lost we found two really nice temples to visit within walking distance that we had pretty much to ourselves.
The rooms are quirky and come complete with hand made toiletries and a daily supply of Thai tea. You will get some mosquitoes (it was rainy season) but there was always a supply of free hand made natural repellant to use. We bought some from their shop and this lasted us through our entire trip and was much nicer to use than the usual DEET products.
I recommend you pay the extra for an airport pick up especially after a long flight. Once you arrive you get given a map with directions in Thai you can show taxi drivers as this helps them find the place. The staff are all really helpful in planning your trip, booking onward travel etc.
I'm sure you will find cheaper places to stay but none will be as quirky or charming as here.