Family friendly vintage guest house in Old Bangkok
On arrival, I was slightly disappointed by the room, which was quite small and basic. There wasn't a closet and I was befuddled by the clear window from the bedroom to the bathroom with only a small curtain blocking the view. But the clever wooden shelving created space, and the room ended up being perfectly comfortable.
What we loved about this hotel was the food and the whimsical lounge area. It felt like being a resort by the pool, drinking amazing smoothies and eating the best yellow curry of our Thailand trip. After a few days in Bangkok, we really appreciated having a mini-resort to return to in the middle of the city. The breakfasts also were fantastic, and we appreciated the cheap coin laundry after the ordeal (and expense) of washing clothes in China. The free welcome snack and drink were a wonderful touch.
The location also grew on us when we began taking the water taxi. The trip to "downtown" Bangkok can be a nightmare with traffic, but this hotel's location was much more convenient to temples and the Golden Pavilion than a location on the Sky Train would have been.
Finally, the staff was nice and helpful and allowed us to cancel two nights when our travel dates changed even though that was against the cancellation policy.
We loved staying here - the rooms were great and the whole hotel is very stylishly decorated with a great use of cooer, vintage items and lots of handmade items. We became addicted to the ginger tea and loved the welcome board with our names on it when we arrived. The children loved all the little nooks with vintage barber shops and sewing machines etc.. and my son loved driving around in the little red car (endlessly). The roof bar with vegetable garden was great too.
A quiet and lovely place in Bangkok, perfect for family with children. We tried connected room and family room and both were nicely decorated and we slept very well. Staff is very friendly and helpful. We will come back.
We are crazy about the slow life at Phra-Nakron Norn-Len Hotel! The place is beautiful, the location is quiet and authentic, and the smoothies are life changing. It is so rare you stay at a BnB to wake up to an amazing breakfast, that the staff are always so helpful in pointing out what to see and where to go, and that you actually want to spend sooo much time at a place where you stay.
We came here 2 years ago, and upon returning, we found that the place has only gotten better.
Hats of to the crew and keep it up.
The place is amazingly friendly for travelers with kids. It is quiet, well located, has great food and fantastic crew. The only thing that some may not enjoy is the style of rooms - we loved it, though.