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“Cool Haven in Bustling Bangkok”
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Baan Chantra
Ranked #60 of 650 Bangkok B&B and Inns
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“Cool Haven in Bustling Bangkok”
Reviewed 21 November 2013 via mobile

Upon arriving in Bangkok after long flight and traffic jams in the city we immediately felt relaxed and at home in Baan Chantra. Refreshments were received and an early check in granted which set us up for the adventures ahead. Firstly, a great location in the heart of the city beside Chao Phraya and not far from Khao San Soi with easy access to the main sites. Breakfast was fresh and perfect and as we had an early flight on our 2nd day they prepared a lovely packed breakfast to take with us. A great stay - Khun Kulthida and her staff were incredibly helpful and friendly throughout.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2013

Prices are too high for the basic room that we had in my mind,okay its in BKK but still i was a little bit dissappointed when we arrived.the pictures look more inviting then in real.
the owner of the hotel was really really nice and helpful to us,the rest of the staff was okay.
Breakfast was good,we were pleased about it.Location is good as well!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

My friend and I stayed here for two nights in a Standard Twin room. Our accommodations were simple, clean, and comfortable. WiFi and bottled water were provided. The beds were on the hard side, but not unusually so for Thailand. The communal terrace area - like an indoor garden - was lovely. The location was ideal for exploring Bangkok on foot. There is plenty to see within walking distance, but the neighborhood is a little less overwhelming than other parts of the city. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The first morning, we left for a tour before breakfast and the owner packed us a breakfast to go. She also made us a dinner reservation at Steve's Cafe, which was excellent, and allowed us to check out late when we had an evening flight.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Parma, Italy
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Reviewed 2 September 2013

We stayed at this is a really comfortable and cosy hotel next to the district of Kaosan Road from Aug the 11th to the 16th. The rooms are simple, but really nice, furnished in Thai style and really clean and comfortable all with bathroom, very comfortable beds, air conditioning and excellent Wi Fi connection. At the first floor there is a little nice internal terrace where you can relax for a while before going to bed or in the breaks during the day. At night ( after 11pm the main door closes, but the concierge is waiting for you at any time at the back door).
Every Morning you can choose btw Continental or Thai or American breakfast and the quality of food is really good.
The Landlady is outstandingly nice, kind and supportive. She gave us suggestions for visiting the town as well as for restaurants ( she also proposed to book for us by telephone!!). I also forgot my passport at a bank where I changed money the day before and she was so supportive and helpful! She called the bank to check it was really there, she carried me to the bank, she talked to the Director to guarantee for me and made everything to have my passport back! She was simply wonderful!
A very nice place to be and where you will immediately feel yourself “at home”

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 August 2013

We stayed here for two nights at the beginning of a long trip and found it a peaceful, relaxing and reasonably well located property.

We had the deluxe room, with the private patio, which was lovely, but it was thoughtful, personal touches, like the Mac in the room, which set the property apart from some others we have stayed in Bangkok. If you like the Khao San road areas then this is a perfect balance because it is less crazy, but still only ten minutes walk. Furthermore it has more of a local feel, which also sets it apart from the sex tourism orientated ghettos, like the 4/5 star hotels on Sukhumvit. We also discovered our new, favourite eating experience nearby, on Soi Samsen 2 (Joke Pochana) which served amazing food to both tourists and locals at very reasonable prices!

We walked, and used taxis to get about, as it was some way to Skytrain, Metro and Piers (remember to bargain hard for a flat price, or make them put the meter on-do not be afraid to walk away as there will always be another taxi just around the corner).

The staff were amazing, getting up with us at 4 a.m. to check out and get a taxi for us to Don Muang, so I would say this place deserves serious plaudits for 'going the extra mile'. Our only reservations were the slightly limited breakfast, and the fact that it is perhaps a little more expensive than superficially comparable B&B/small hotels. (This may be a result of long term inclusion in the Lonely Planet).

Room Tip: The deluxe room has the private outdoor space and you own Mac.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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New Zealand
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

We recently stayed for 6 nights at Baan Chantra on our arrival in Bangkok and another 3 nights prior to our departure from Thailand after three weeks holiday. We can't speak highly enough of this guesthouse. We stayed in 2 different rooms and both were charming and comfortable. We enjoyed the deluxe room with it's lovely private patio and gorgeous greenery and we also enjoyed an upstairs room with direct access to a delightfully decorated verandah. Both just the thing after a day sightseeing in the busy-ness of Bangkok! The staff are attentive, helpful and friendly. The cleanliness cannot be faulted. Absolutely loved the delicious Thai breakfasts that were provided for us. The guesthouse owner, Khun Kulthida, is not only a charming and friendly host but also very knowledgeable about Bangkok and will help you get the most out of your stay in this amazing city. In the evenings there are restaurants within walking distance and there is also some delicious street food right at the doorstep! We very much thought of Baan Chantra as our home away from home & highly recommend this guesthouse. We are senior travellers who prefer small, friendly guesthouses and have stayed in many throughout Asia. This is one of the best!

Room Tip: The deluxe room is probably the quietest. The upstairs room at the front got some early morning tra...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 July 2013

The staff of Baan Chantra is simply wonderful. Such a great Thai welcome from the owner who went out of her way to advise us on all of our questions. The hotel is kept very clean, the breakfast is delicious and filling, and the location is in a fun neighborhood full of locals as well as some tourists. Only negative - Baan Chantra is just too expensive compared to hotels of similar quality in the neighborhood - although I think it would be difficult to find more caring staff.

Room Tip: We stayed in the room right behind the breakfast room. Street noise was not a particular problem for...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Baan Chantra
Address: 120/1 Samsen Road | Bangkhunprom Phranakorn, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
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Region: Thailand > Bangkok > Banglamphu
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #60 of 650 B&Bs / Inns in Bangkok
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Baan Chantra 2*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Baan Chantra is a privately owned and run establishment located just a few blocks away from the famous Khao San Road. Originally built in 1936, this renovated historic home offers a unique and personalized travel experience with a touch of local flavour. The owners pride themselves in the quality of their accommodation and wonderful service they offer. Beautiful traditional Thai home - Enchanting guest rooms featuring wooden decor. Quiet, friendly atmosphere - Convenience of library/study room. ... more   less 
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