I was recommended The Artist's Place by a traveler I met. "You must go here! There's nothing else like it in Bangkok. You'll fall in love with the place and Charlee." he told me. And he was right. This is more than a guesthouse .... it's a place to escape the chaos of Bangkok, to experience an authentic neighborhood, to hang out with fellow travelers, and to meet the delightful Charlee, the owner of the guesthouse, who makes you feel welcome as soon as you walk in. From a objective standpoint, the rates are very reasonable, the place is very clean and well maintained by the lovely Lady Sook, and the amenities are unbeatable (free coffee, filtered water, laundry, wifi, left luggage, etc.) But the place is so much more: the walls are adorned with Charlee's amazing art (he is one of Thailand's most renowned watercolor artists) and the character and atmosphere of the place draw you in. Expect evenings with the neighborhood kids, impromptu musical concerts, and hangouts with Charlee and his 'gang.' When I returned to The Artist's Place a month after my first stay, it felt like coming home.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Artists’ Place is a peaceful guesthouse with an artists flair, located in a charming Thai neighbourhood, away from ‘the hustle and bustle’ of the tourist districts. It is convenient to shopping areas and all tourist interests. You will pay local prices for Thai food and beer and Charlee, the local artist owner, is always available for helpful advice and warm hospitality. ... more less