"Let me take your bags, you're on holiday," were the first words from our wonderful hostess, Kulthida.
Unfailingly friendly and helpful, once you express an interest Kulthida is full of the history of her hotel and the surrounding area, and with suggestions for things to eat and do in Bangkok.
There's no doubt that she herself loves Thai food. Our deliciously fragrant breakfast curry (eye-watering heat tempered with layers of coconut milk) was made with ingredients bought at the local market earlier that morning.
On her recommendation we visited a floating market where I was one of the few European faces, which was good enough for me to happily forego Chatuchak Market later that day. And I left Baan Chantra with a list of shop houses in the area to try.
A short walk from Khao San Road, Baan Chantra feels like an eye in the storm - calming, private, and (in our deluxe room off the library) quiet until the early hours of the morning, when you do start to hear some of the heavier traffic on Samsen Road.
Baan Chantra was originally a family home and still feels like one, with a variety of heirlooms and older furniture giving character to the rooms and public areas.
The deluxe rooms come with charming and private outdoor patios as well as an iMac with (fairly slow) wifi. Everything is clean and well-maintained and in my view easily justifies the price when added to the courteous and helpful service and that amazing breakfast.
A special place that we would happily go to again to make us feel at home when we're next in Bangkok.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Baan Chantra Hotel Bangkok