We stayed at the Thai House for our first two nights in Bangkok per a recommendation of a friend. We were certainly not disappointed. The accommodations are genuinely Thai and the owner Pip and all of the family were also genuinely friendly and accommodating to our questions and requests. A pleasant surprise for us was being able to participate in the Loi Krathong event, a full moon event in November paying tribute to the goddess of Water. Pip and family had us make our own krathongs which is a decorative float made of banana leaves and flowers. We set our krathongs afloat in the canal making a wish as the floated downstream. Lanterns were let loose in the sky and fireworks were set off all evening until midnight. A magical affair to be a part of. Oh, and the food was amazing. We were not there for the cooking class but we had dinner both nights at the Thai house and Pip and her staff will not disappoint. Delish!!! They even made me a traditional Thai cake for my birthday. The family and staff at the Thai house certainly made us feel welcome to Thailand. Although we used this as our base for Bangkok it's a bit of a haul if all you want to do is see the touristy sights of Bangkok. I would recommend pairing it up one day with a cooking class!