Family friendly vintage guest house in Old Bangkok
We started our 3-week tour of Southeast Asia at the Pra-Nakorn and it set the right tone for our trip. It's a full-service, but no-frills B&B in the heart of the old quarter of Bangkok within walking distance of one of the main ferry stations travelling up & down the river. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. The food was quite good (and we're picky about quality, although we'll eat anything). The restaurant/terrace at the top of the Phra-Nakorn was a lovely setting. They seem to really care about their guests' comfort and well-being without being overly solicitous, which was the case in some of the other places we stayed at.
The only advice we have for the Phra-Nakorn, which has nothing to do with the B&B itself is to provide a tip sheet on common scams in Bangkok. We discovered too late that there are rather sophisticated fraudster networks in Bangkok preying on unsuspecting tourists -- and we're pretty well travelled.
All in all, we unreservedly recommend the Phra-Nakorn. Although we didn't travel with children, many of the other guests were younger than us and had young kids with them. The Phra-Nakorn was well set up to keep them amused.
A very nice guesthouse with friendly staff and unique room decor. I especially love the yard where the breakfast is served, giving me the sense of tranquility, which is a huge contrast to the bustling Bangkok city.
Absolutely the best guesthouse / hotel I have ever visited! THis place is unique: with the cool vintage decoration, it feels like visiting a vintage museum. Food here is very good and the people who work here are all really really nice. They had a complimentary New Years dinner, which was really good. Great view from the roof top terrace. Really relaxed and nice atmosphere. A must place for people travelling with kids. We have booked tree more nights in February. Can't wait being back here!
PN is an hotel that gives you a sense of peace and a homey feeling from the first moment.
each room is designed in a different and a unique style. the ground floor, where breakfast is served, looks like a small magical yard that you would like to have at home.
we visited PN with 2 children that felt completely comfortable and loved to stay there every minute.
in the upper floor located the restaurant where you can check out the view of the whole area, and you can find small and quiet corners to sit and relax - like you can find in each floor.
the stuff is mostly young and eagers to help in everything you need - with a constant smile on their face.
the food is simple but delicious.
we warmly recommend PN. it is a place that is nice to go back to, specially after a long day in the busy and crowded Bangkok.
one last thing - the location of the hotel is a bit hidden, so recommend to print a map for the taxi driver, otherwise you can find yourself driving in circles for couple of times around the block like we did.
Great place ! Good location (Express boat on the Chao Praya within 10 mins walk, food market at 2 mins), peaceful, nicely decorated, excellent with kids. Will go back for sure with my family. Worth the price.