After reading all the positive reviews for Baan Chantra, we were disappointed that it did not live up to our expectations. The young man that was present on our arrival did not show any interest in the new guests and his indifference continued throughout our stay. In most places we have stayed in Thailand, we were always greeted with enthusiasm and warmth but unfortunately he lacked both. During our visit he appeared to be more intrested in watching whatever it was on the computer with headphones on, than answering any questions we had. It was a shame because all the other staff were helpful and very very nice. We has 2 rooms, one standard on the ground floor and one executive on the first floor. My room was on the ground floor and again was not what I was expecting. It was very basic and did not have any of the charm we had read about. Although there were windows, we were unable to open them as they backed onto the library. The bathroom was not particularly clean and smelt the whole of our time there. In Bangkok you cannot expect the same standards as in Europe, but the smell at times was awful and I am sure the staff must have been aware of it.
The deluxe room upstairs was better and after going up to the first floor we could understand why other guests found it quaint and charming. It was very pretty. The restroom in reception needed a thorough clean and the communal towel did not look like it had been changed in weeks.
- 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