Quirky but very comfortable hotel in Bangkokby PN guests :) on 07/28/14
The Phranakorn-Nornlen is not your average hotel. If you're looking for your middle of the road, average western style accommodation, don't book in here! It's located near the old town, good access to the main sites via the nearby river boats and is in a busy neighbourhood that is both charming and chaotic. What the PN might lack in usual comforts and luxuries it more than makes up for with character, style and quirkiness. Bits and bobs from previous decades are carefully laid out in a shopping street design when you walk in; the decorations are wonderfully characterful and beautifully done. Food from the kitchen is basic but good. Rooms are roomy - the family room was ideal for our family of 4 with 2 separate but adjoining rooms; lovely comfy areas downstairs to relax and a rooftop bar to enjoy cocktails. The cooking class in the rooftop garden was a delight and even my risk-averse (when it comes to Asian food) 11yr old daughter loved it. Peaceful and quiet, away from the hubbub, high attention to detail, friendly and helpful staff - in the center of Bangkok. What more could you want ?