Tranquil oasis in the middle of chaos : Family friendly vintage guest house in Old Bangkok

Tranquil oasis in the middle of chaos

by PN guests :) on 06/27/13

This is the third time that my wife and I have stayed here and love the place for all it's quirkiness and calm. The staff are extremely helpful yet non-obtrusive. Although it is situated down a back alley, it is in a really pleasant location (Baghlamplu) and only a short walk from the water taxi station, which is a great way to get down to the Palace, Chinatown and the financial district. The only downside is that there is no Sky Train station nearby. The street food outside is very good and it is really pleasant to wander around the area during the day to sample how the Thai's live and work.

The meals are tasty and extremely good value, and the staff were more than willing to take my wife's dietary constraints into account when preparing the meals. The breakfasts are certainly original!

The rooms are very comfortable and decorated in a hippy / organic sort of way, which adds to their charm. There is a laundry with free detergent, a sitting room with internet access, and the Thai massage service is excellent. The whole place is themed on retro styling with plenty of interesting artifacts on display in various kiosks on the ground floor.

There is an air of calm throughout and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this hotel. It's not big budget four/five star accommodation, but instead is a charming, casual retreat from the stresess and strains of a very busy city at a very reasonable price.