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“A Weekend Course”

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Phranakorn-Nornlen Hotel
Ranked #4 of 862 Hotels in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
Bangkok, Thailand
1 review
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“A Weekend Course”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

The vintage charm and wonderful staff offered a true haven from the heat and bustle that permeate the streets of Bangkok. I booked on a weekend embroidery course that included tuition by kind and patient teachers, delicious meals, amazing waffles and energizing drinks, as well as a stay overnight in one of their uniquely decorated rooms. The husband and wife team, Rose and Oak, have a holistic approach to the courses they run, it’s not only about learning something new but incorporating yourself, and the natural world around you into your craft. It was great value and a total treat from start to finish. I look forward to trying out another course in the future.
Nikki Heather

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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PhranakornNornlen, Front Office Manager at Phranakorn-Nornlen Hotel, responded to this review, 18 May 2014
Dear " Nikki244 "

Thank you so much for your comment :)
We are glad to hear from you that you enjoy with our workshop ( embroidery class) in the class you meet our workshop team , who got many experiences and very kind . Our new menu " waffle" made from fresh ingredients also made day by day , we serve fresh and hot crispy waffle . Our hotel decoration is a Thai vintage style with a colorful and uniquely like and old time of Bangkok
We hope to meet you next time

Have a slow life :)
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Geneva, Switzerland
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2014

If there was a place I would always always come back to, it is this hotel. It is so special that I am not sure anything can actually describe it and one has to visit to see for themselves. Just starting from the colors everywhere, the rooms so unique, the rooftop garden and bar, the breakfast, the small workshops, the staff. It is not in a touristy center and this is, in my opinion, what really gives it another layer of charm - the restaurants and sights around are really local and one gets to know a different Bangkok from what a touristy areas can offer. It is not far away from the river - 5-10 minutes walk to the pier where the boats stop. Overall, there will be no other place where I would be staying at in Bangkok when I return to this wonderful city.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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PhranakornNornlen, Front Office Manager at Phranakorn-Nornlen Hotel, responded to this review, 18 May 2014
Dear " SmiljkDL "

Thank you so much for your comment
Our hotel is like home , decorating with colorful painting on the wall , guest room , each room is different painting and details . Our breakfast and dinner , we serve with fresh ingredients everyday plus you can chill out on the rooftop with Buddha view , also the hotel is not far from the pier that you can go to the city easily , we hope you will visit us again
Have a slow life
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2014

Fantastic atmosphere, friendly staff who don't get in your way. Unlike most places around the coffee is good and the breakfast is fresh, delicious, no foods get wasted as every person's food is prepared on the spot and on request.
I will wholeheartedly recommend this place to others as the rates are comparable with other hotels in the area but the quality, atmosphere and overall concept are in my opinion unique.
One pretty cool feature is that guests can check out in the morning and still get a shower later in the day if their travel arrangements are in the evening - a total must in such a hot and humid place.
Only negative feedback will be that our room was incredibly hot when the air con wasn't on which meant that 15 minutes after getting back in the day/night we simply couldn't stay in until the air con got a bit of momentum.
All in all, awesome place to stay!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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PhranakornNornlen, Front Office Manager at Phranakorn-Nornlen Hotel, responded to this review, 11 May 2014
Dear " Iva B "

Thank you so much for your comment
We appreciate to hear from you , that you have a nice time in our hotel. We serve fresh breakfast every morning for our guest , make you feel fresh with an energy for the new day , we provide shower room with a clean towel after you check out and back from the trip in Bangkok . We apologize for an air conditioner that doesn't work well , we will try to fix it and thank you so much for let us know the problem

Have a slow life
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2014

Just came back from Bangkok (always hard to leave this amazing city) and from the most amazing guest house i have ever visited. Phranakorn doesnt only feel like a home (with a very caring family) but also a designed one - the devil is in the details and in Phranakorn every detail counts.
Truly amazing - cant wait to get back there

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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PhranakornNornlen, Front Office Manager at Phranakorn-Nornlen Hotel, responded to this review, 11 May 2014
Dear " GuyKe101"

Thank you so much for your comment
Our staff taking care the guests like friend and family , we try to make our guest feel like home during styled with us , our desired make you feel like back in an old time in an old city .
We hope to see you back to visit us again

Have a slow life
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Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2014

It's a warm and quite place in Bangkok. I like the vintage atmosphere and the staff are helpful and friendly. It's like a home in Bangkok. I joined the cooking class during my stay and it's free and worth. The chef Tip and assistant Pai taught me the real taste of Thai food and we cooked our lunch in a beautiful kitchen. Breakfast is great! I love the concept of this hotel.

Room Tip: Each room is different style. The wifi is strong if your room are close to the dining area.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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PhranakornNornlen, Front Office Manager at Phranakorn-Nornlen Hotel, responded to this review, 11 May 2014
Dear " Lily_Huang_Taiwan"

Thank you so much for your comment
Our place is a vintage style with friendly staff , we glade to know about you enjoyed with our cooking class during stay with us , hopefully we will see you again

Have a slow life
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Arambol, India
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Best place in bankok; in fact most happy and homey hotel visited ever. Highly recommended!
Red some comments on the web, that the rooms are little small...I stayed in the joint (or connected) room, what is verry spacious, double size, and a real good deal for the price!
Think it would be fair, if this hotel, get rewarded as most creative and happy, in hotel lists. Thanks!

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Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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PhranakornNornlen, Front Office Manager at Phranakorn-Nornlen Hotel, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
Dear '' Niels50 ''
Thank you so much for your reviewed
We are so glad to hear from you that you had a happy time when you stayed with us here , every room is different decorating styles , in the hotel you can feel like you are home , hopefully you will visit us again

Have a slow life
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Muntinlupa, Philippines
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2014

We had a very short stay at Phra-Nakorn Norn-len hotel and enjoyed the peacefulness of the place very much. We really enjoyed the food they serve and the attention to gave to the decoration of the hotel. They also have a very nice souvenir boutique, really worth visiting. Our dinner at the rooftop terrace was yummy and we had a beautiful view on the surroundings.
Only point for improvement: in the rooms you can hear really well everything that is happening in the building: every step on the stairs, every door that opens or closes, you can all hear it very well.

Room Tip: The hotel offers family rooms, a good choice for families with (young) children
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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PhranakornNornlen, Front Office Manager at Phranakorn-Nornlen Hotel, responded to this review, 2 May 2014
Dear '' mieinexpatland ''

Thank you so much for your review
We are glad to hear from you that you have a happy time and enjoyed with us in our hotel , we apologize for the inconvenient of the noise , we will try to improve and thank you so much for let us know the problem , we hope to see you back to our hotel again

Have a slow life
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Property: Phranakorn-Nornlen Hotel
Address: 46 Thewet Soi 1, Krungkaseam Rd. | Bangkhunprom, Phranakorn, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Bangkok > Banglamphu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Bangkok
#11 Romantic Hotel in Bangkok
#104 Business Hotel in Bangkok
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Phranakorn-Nornlen Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 31
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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