My wife, my 15- year- old son and I stayed two nights at Pukha Nanfa Hotel ( 21-23 Oct 2013) This is our first visit to Nan Province. We chose this hotel because we knew from a magazine that this 80- year- old hotel was sold to a Thai bank tycoon some three years ago and has been renovated and decorated to a mixture of old and modern styles.
The hotel locates in the middle of the town, just a stone throw to the market. It is three stores teak building. There are 7 guest rooms on the second floor and another 7 guest rooms on the third floor. Each floor has common area where you can take a seat,chat or sip a cup of coffee or tea. ( free, self service) There are also verandas at street side where you can watch the market activities on early morning and dawn.
The outlooking of the building is plain,but the interior design is excellent. The atmosphere of old hotel remains well preserved, and blended with modern design.
The receptionists were expecting us when we arrived. The registration was fast and simple. We got our welcome drinks ( herb) then browsed around. The hotel is small,but every corner has something that piqué our interest. The library inside contains a lot of Thai contemporary novels. What amaze me more are the hand writings of four reputable Thai writers who wrote some praising notes or poems to the hotel. Besides, the hotel owner turns himself to be a novel writer. You can find his book in every guest room, and on the book shelve at the entrance.
Since there is no elevator, we have to walk upstairs. My room is no 1, it's de luxe. My son's room is no2. , just opposite. De luxe contains a sitting room, so it's more spacey. Anyway, I can say that even standard room is big enough for every big guy. The interior decoration is superb. Beddings are clean and cosy. TV, refrigerator,telephone,safe, free WiFi and air condition are all complete.
During my stay, the WiFi didn't work well. But the prompt response and the attempt to fix the problem of the hotel management made me feel impressive.
I slept well at night and woke up early in the morning. I saw a lot of monks walk to the market. I went across the street,bought things from a vendor, presented alms to the monks and walked back to the hotel with truly happiness. All thing 's done in tens minutes.
Thanks for the perfect location of the hotel.
The breakfast comprises a few things. But no one complained. All menu are delicious. I took ham,sausage,fried eggs, a bowel of rice congee,dumplings,a cup of congee,a glass of orange juice and some fruits. Even I'd like to taste some more things, my stomach denied.
I asked the hotel for a van to take us around. We were lucky to have Mr. June our driver, who later proved not only to be a very good driver,but also an excellent tour leader.
It's a shame that our tour schedule was full packed. We had no enough time to ride the bicycles the hotel prepared for us. We saw many tourists ride in bicycle lane around the town. We saw city tram pass by. On the day we left, we knew for certain that we will come back soon.
Lastly, we thank for the token (a CD cultural Thai song) the hotel management gave us before we left.
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