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“Something a bit different”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Asadang

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The Asadang
Ranked #26 of 616 Bangkok B&B and Inns
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Perth, Australia
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“Something a bit different”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2013

Bangkok is full of swanky 5 star hotels, but if you are looking for something a bit more individual and with real character then The Asadang B&B really fits the bill. It's in a restored canal side building in Old Bangkok, close to the markets of China Town and right next to the Royal Palace and Temples. It's perfect if you are focusing on sight seeing, but getting to the shopping areas around Siam Sqaure and Sukhumvit can be a bit of a trek, so if that is the real focus of your visit, then it's probably not for you.

Having said that, it's close to ferry pier Tha Tien (#8) and it's a very pleasant 15 minute boat ride down river to the Central/Taksim Skytrain stop. The area is quiet at night, but as a single female traveller I didn't feel unsafe walking back whatever time in the evening it was. Not many places to eat in the immediate vicinity but they recommend several places within walking distance.

I stayed in the rooftop room (#9) overlooking the canal and temple and with it's own little balcony and adjacent bathroom. On the first night, the shower in my room didn't work at all, but when I reported the issue to the staff, they immediately flicked a switch somewhere in the basement and all was rectified. Decor is pared back and minimal and the space compact but perfect for a lone traveller, although not the cheapest option in the guest house. I did find the price a little steep compared to some of the other lovely places I stayed in on the same trip, but I guess you pay a premium for a view of a temple from your bathroom in any city!

The reception staff are young, friendly and helpful and happy to chat and give advise. They serve a great breakfast - enough to set set you up for the rest of the day. I didn't get back on either day in time for the complimentary afternoon tea, which they seemed a bit disappointed about - especially as due to protesters occupying nearby Democracy Square, the place was almost empty. There was absolutely no threat or danger but it did seem to have put other guests off, which is a real shame.

This is definitely a classy B&B rather than a fully-serviced hoteI - if you are willing to sacrifice the poolside bar and the all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet for history and ambience, I think you will really enjoy it and get an opportunity to sense what Bangkok may have been like 40 or 50 years ago. Definitely worth a visit.

Room Tip: Enjoyed the attic room with the balcony overlooking the canal but the stairs are really very small a...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Gliwice, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights with our family during our visit in Bangkok.The service is very kind and helpfull.Very good breakfasts,every day something different.Close enough to Golden Palace.Our taxi driver had difficulties to find this hotel every time we were coming back from sightseeing.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013 via mobile

Convenient for the grand Palace and main tourist attractions, but less so for going out. You can't have it all in terms of location in Bangkok but this place certainly gave lots in terms of hospitality. Traditional Thai breakfast as well as Western offerings are offered which I thought was great. Rooms are beautiful in their simplicity.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Lux
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013

I already stayed at The Asandong 3 times since the opening in 2011....so any other comment would not be enough to describe the house, the atmosphere one breaths, the lovely and tasty breakfast....I simply invite you to not hesitate and visit them.....and you will dream yourself....

Room Tip: The very up room is unique....
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013

Very sweet place with old fashioned furniture and decorations. the staff was extremely helpful. It is very close to some of the major temples and a nice area to walk. The stairs are steep for older people. Recommend room 2 on the main floor. The breakfasts are lavish. They were even able to give us fresh coconut every morning ! You feel like being in a house rather than a hotel . Would recommend especially for those interested in visiting the temples!

Room Tip: Recommend room 2 on the main floor
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

After staying nearby last time we visited Bangkok, my girlfriend and I decided that we would like to stay in the same area again this time – Old Bangkok near the Royal Palace and Wat Po the buildings are no taller than two storeys and a lot less hectic than central Bangkok.
We spent two nights at The Asadang at the end of our trip at the end of August. We had been looking forward to staying here after reading reviews on Trip Advisor and then making our booking.
The outside of the building is beautiful, a kind of old 'colonial' style look and the interior is very similar with some beautiful furniture and ornaments.
We arrived late afternoon and were greeted with a glass of lemongrass tea and whilst we were checked-in we chose what we would like for our breakfasts the next morning, and what time!
Our room was on the top floor – up a spiral staircase, beautifully decorated. We had a private balcony leading on to the bathroom.
The staff were very friendly and extremely helpful.
The only problem we found is some taxi drivers don't know where the hotel is but the hotel provide you with a map with Thai on which helped for us when returning for downtown Bangkok.
If back in Bangkok, would definitely love to stay here again and maybe try another room!

Room Tip: We stayed in Room 9 Rachabopit up the spiral stair case – lovely. You also get one free load of the...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

I arrived at 4am and was greeted by a very friendly Chaiya and a glass of chilled lemongrass tea. He was kind enough to carry my luggage up a very tiny spiral staircase to my room, which was sort of the princess tower. I loved everything about it: the furniture, the fresh orchids, private balcony, free minibar, great bad, great bathroom products. The whole house is decorated with a very loving and knowledgeable eye for art and furniture. Breakfast is amazing and the staff some of the friendliest I have every met. If you are used to big uniform hotels, it might not be your thing; however if you want a sanctuary in a crazy city and appreciate personal service and interior design you will love it!

Room Tip: As much as I loved my room, it is definitely not for someone who has already stayed in Bangkok for a...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Property: The Asadang
Address: 94 Asadang Rd., | Wang Buraphaphirom, Pranakhorn, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Bangkok > Banglamphu
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 616 B&Bs / Inns in Bangkok
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Asadang 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Asadang is the sister B&B of The Bhuthorn, Bangkok. It's converted from a century-old shophouse that already registered to The Fine Arts Department. The property is located in the center of Bangkok Historical area with walking distance to The Grand Palace, Wat Pho, National Museum, Flower Market amd much more. There're 9 rooms with en-suite bathroom, cable TV, and access to WiFi Internet. Each room is decorated with antique furniture, Thai craft, and hand woven silk and cotton. Our goal is to offer our guests the atmosphere of old-time Bangkok while traveling in this big and colorful city. ... more   less 
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