I thought there was no way that this hotel could possibly live up to its rating, and we certainly put them to the test. We asked for a massively early check-in; I sent my breakfast back; I needed a rush put on my meal; we needed cabs, directions, maps, taxis, more water, late-night assistance, pretty much everything you can imagine from a demanding customer, and yet..... absolutely everything we asked for was provided with a smile. It was truly amazing service.
Now that you have heard me gush about that, let me assure you that the hotel is paradise. You will NOT want to leave. The rooms are so beautiful and if you want to watch the sunset (if you can see through Bangkok's haze) you can do it from their rooftop organic garden. They bring tea every evening and serve really great breakfasts (though vegans beware!) and food. Their garden area is so beautiful.
If you do decide to go out, though, it's walking distance from a lot of the sights (like scuzzy Khao San Road, lots of the other markets, and beautiful Grand palace) and easy to get a taxi from the main road just down the lane. We walked to the little strip of bars on Samsen, took a veg. cooking class at May Kaidee's, bought all the cheap skirts and t-shirts we could ever dream of, and basically never had to leave the area .... we kept stopping in at the hotel throughout the day to refresh ourselves because it was so beautiful and relaxing.
They also have little printed maps for tuk-tuk drivers printed in Thai so that they can find the hotel again afterwards.
The only complaint I can possibly think of is that if you weren't really close with the people you were staying with, it might be uncomfortable to share a room, since the double beds are all pushed right together.
I am a skeptic, I truly am, but Phranakorn Nornlen lives up to its hype. I can't wait to go back!!
- 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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- Phranakorn Nornlen Hotel Bangkok