The glowing reviews I read on TripAdvisor for the Bhuthorn held true - this small B&B is simply fantastic. This was my husband and I's first trip to Thailand, and Bangkok was our first stop. We did not arrive at the hotel until around 10PM. Unfortunately when we got out of the cab, I left all of our documents (passports, money, id's, credit cards, etc.) in the cab. I think the innkeeper (forget her name but she was delightful) thought I was crazy, but she immediately started making calls trying to track down the cab driver. Luckily, someone was looking out for us that night as the cab driver returned to the hotel 45 minutes later after he realized we left our passport pouch in the back of his taxi - everything was still there! This was when we knew we had traveled to the right place!
We stayed in the large room downstairs in the back of the building. It was so cute and comfortable - loved the French Colonial decor. While this hotel is no frills, we really felt right at home whenever we walked in the door and were so kindly greeted by our innkeeper. It was almost as though we had the whole place to ourselves, as we never crossed paths with any of the other guests staying there. We dined both mornings in the LOVELY outdoor courtyard in the back both mornings. The breakfast was delicious!
Before leaving the inn, the innkeeper always asked where we were going and wrote down the destination in thai and english so that if we hired a taxi, they would know where to take us. She also made sure we had a map with us every time we left. This was very comforting, especially as we stepped out into a very big and unfamiliar city!
I will reiterate what other travelers have said - taxis have a difficult time finding this hotel. Make sure you print the map out and carry it with you to give to the taxi when you are heading to the Bhuthorn for the first time. It might take them an extra 5-10 minutes to find it, especially at night!
I cannot say more positive things about the Bhuthorn and I would return in a heartbeat (if we liked Bangkok). Unfortunately, however, one full day in Bangkok was ENOUGH for us. The one suggestion I have to the Bhuthorn is that it would be nice if they offered refreshments that you could purchase such as soda water or wine. We arrived late and were thirsty for both water and a cocktail.... would have been nice to have had that available at the hotel as we had to venture out on foot to find something.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Bhuthorn,a newly operated hotel located in the heart of oldtown Bangkok, one of the well-preserved community registered to the Fine Art Department of Thailand. The Bhuthorn, a century-old shophouse has been converted into a boutique accommodation with exclusively 3 guestrooms. Each room has been decorated in their own individual characteristics with a colonial atmosphere. Our main targets are travelers who, while traveling, love to enjoy arts, history, people, and places. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Bhuthorn Hotel Bangkok