For years I've been coming to this part of Bangkok and wishing that someone would create a tasteful, comfortable guest house in one of the great old Thai houses that dot the wonderful, colorful and very authentic Samsen Road neighborhood. Samsen 5 Lodge has only three rooms--mine was beautifully designed (the owner is a young award winning architect), and really felt like a Thai home. Samsen 5 lodge is a great value--it costs about the same as the tacky, mid range shoebox guest houses down in Khao San and on Pra Artit road, but instead you get authentic Thai architecture and design and the intimacy of being a guest in a small cozy house. The best thing, though about Samsen 5 is that the owner, Worapan, really knows the neighborhood--he grew up nearby--and he can tell you how to find the best street foods and the most interesting markets and shops (he also unraveled for me the mysterious Bangkok bus system--by the end of my week stay I had stopped spending $$ on taxis and was confidently hopping on and off the public transport.)
I go to Bangkok often, but this has been one of my most satisfying trips to the city, thanks to Samsen 5 lodge.
- Also Known As:
- Samsen 5 Hotel Bangkok