Old Bangkok Inn, Bangkok Thailand, Bangkok
The Old Bangkok Inn is a "boutique inn" that combines the charm of Bangkok's yesteryear's with modern amenities.
Conveniently located in Bangkok's Rattanakosin Island (Bangkok's historical and cultural quarters), the Inn is a stone's throw from some of Bangkok's major historical landmarks. Family run and operated, the property where the Old Bangkok Inn sits was originally a palace bestowed by King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) and has been in the family's care for seven generations. Since July 2005 the Old Bangkok Inn has been run as a small hotel.
The Old Bangkok Inn provides a personal touch. Furnished with Thai golden teak, each bedroom in this historic building has been individually restored to create its own special atmosphere, combining traditional elegance with modern amenities. The four guest rooms, four loft rooms and two suites (ten rooms in total) are named and decorated with Thai floral themes: Rice, Lemon Grass, Jasmine, Orchid, Rose and Lotus . Each room is individually and tastefully appointed with heirloom furniture.
All rooms have en-suite bathrooms, dvd players, satellite television and computers with internet. Whilst small, they have a charming character and peaceful ambiance. The suites have lovely little outdoor seating areas too.
The property has a coffee shop and bakery facing the street, where excellent breakfasts are served and drinks and snacks are available throughout the day. The hotel has no restaurant but is within walking distance of a great range of eateries, from inexpensive food markets to glitzy gourmet restaurants.
The Old Bangkok Inn is a real 'home away from home', with genuine Thai hospitality and a wonderful cosy atmosphere. The location close to Democracy Monument, the river and the Khao San Road also make it great for exploring on foot. The property is run with a strong commitment to responsible tourism and has a number of 'green' and socially responsible initiatives.
Superior - This is what we would describe as our standard category. These will be decent 3/4* hotels providing a really good level of service. We would generally expect them to be providing a little something extra, in terms of character, guest experience or facilities too.
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