After I checked out from the Honey House Hotel, I went down the street to Som's. Not as conveniently located as Honey House, but not too long a walk to Sukumvit Rd. Since I was trying to check out of Honey House, I was trying to check-in at Som's at 08.30. But this presented no problems. When I walked into the lobby I startled the woman catching a few zzzs on the lobby sofa. Not a strange occurance when traveling the rest of world and staying in guest houses or hostels. The attendant promptly showed me a nice, clean, very large room with a long window across one wall (not a great view, but not and ugly view either, what can one expect for 800 baht only one or two floors up?), a huge built in cabinet / storage shelves on another,a strangely out of place overstuffed chair(s?) , a full sized (for asia) fridge, can't remember if it had a fan, but an air con and somewhat well worn but clean bath. Everything had seen it better days, but all was clean and functional. And that was that. "I'll take it." For 800 baht, you can freeze your tushy off in the one of the biggest guest house room's I've ever been in.
But that's not why you should stay at Som's. You should stay at Som's for Som, and for her ? husband ? boyfriend ? partner ? Jeremy. They are why you should stay at Som's. Not only talkative and friendly, but both are a wealth of info and opinion on where to go and what to see in Bangkok. A good example was Jeremy's warning to sit towards the back of the water taxi. Yes you should and I did. Plus if you're lucky and time it right, maybe Som will make you some of the best Thai food that I've been lucky enough to eat in my 10 plus trips there.
The rest of the staff is great as well, and I enjoyed my 30 hours of being a part of their community immensely. So please pass them my regards if you are lucky enough to meet them.
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