We spent 3 nights in Bangkok and at Phra-nakorn Norn-Len hotel. The place is beautiful - it's so unique - great murals everywhere, quirky items everywhere - it creates a really fun and relaxing environment. There is a lovely restaurant area, a nice chill-out area (when I sat here in the evening, they brought over fans for me so I'd be comfortable) - there are mosquitoes around but they provide natural repellent in the lobby. There is also a lovely gift shop where I bought some gifts to take home.
We had a lovely welcome when we arrived - everyone who is arriving on the day is welcomed on the chalk board - and we received a free meal and drink in the restaurant - which was lovely. The breakfasts were also fun and unique - vegetarian, and very inventive and different. You can choose to have the full set that they are providing that day, or also add eggs or pancakes, and then there is toast with a lot of different jams and honey, and a fresh fruit juice of the day.
The room was a decent size with some space to keep your things. The bathroom is a wet room which was fine! The water pressure was good and good temperature. They provide you with bottled water as well as a little cd player with a cd with fun quirky music, which was fun to relax to in the afternoons or fall asleep to. During our stay, there was a festival going on at the temple nearby so it was quite loud, but they warned us a week or so before our stay by email and then during the stay, provided ear plugs and a sleep mask, if we wanted to use them. It was just part of staying in the middle of a big city with things always going on! The free wifi was good and room is just so nicely decorated - very unique.
The hotel is located in the older part of a Bangkok. The closest transport was the river boat - which we used a few times and it also leaves from Thewet Pier - where it's fun to watch the fish go nuts as bread is thrown in the water. It's very easy to get to The Grand Palace, Reclining Buddha and Riverside area on the boat. Taxis might have a bit of trouble finding the place, but be sure to ask at the reception desk for a card with their address written out in Thai. We took taxis a few times and they always got at least nearby to the place :) There is a 7-Eleven at the end of the street, so you can stock up on any cold waters or snacks. There is also a lot of street food nearby. It's a pretty short walk to the Khao San Road area and there is a great vegetarian restaurant called May Kaidee's just down the road - highly recommended.
This is a very unique and fun place to stay in Bangkok - it's a bit harder to get to the main shopping areas, Sukhumvit area, etc but we didn't mind as we were only there for a few days and also, it was a little bit hard for traffic as the protests were still going on a bit nearby so some roads were blocked. But besides taking a taxi by the protest area one day, you wouldn't know anything was going in!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dear guests: Please be advised we are not associated with any online travelagents. We only accept reservations via our website and our Facebook fan page Phranakorn-Nornlen Hotel We are a small hotel situated within Phranakorn district ( Old Bangkok), with the concept of slow life, we hope to bring your trip and rest apart from the usual hectic environment. Learning to respect the way of nature and living among real life community are one of experiences you cannot easily find in this rush and bustle world. Here at PN we don't just offer a place to stay, but we offer experience as well. Please booking from our website only. ... more less
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