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Hotel Review : Lamphu Tree House

by on January 12, 2009

Our review of the Lamphu Tree House Hotel in Bangkok is up on Tripadvisor.  Aissa and I agree that this is probably the BEST valuse for money hotel we’ve ever stayed in, and considering how much we travelled in 2008 that’s saying quite a bit.  I would encourage you to stay at this hotel if ever you go to Bangkok.  The taxis are having trouble finding it now, but with all the rave reviews it’s been getting that’s not gonna be a problem soon.

2008 was a crazy year for my girlfriend and I, traveling all over south east asia and in the Philippines, but no hotel comes close to offering the great value that Lamphu tree does. Providing you’re relatively fit, it’s walking distance from a number of tourist destinations, including the Royal Palace, Wat Pho, Khao San road, and Ratchadamnoen(SP?) stadium for Thai kickboxing. The decor and facilities are very nicely done. Not extravagant but just very tastefully done. They have a small pool which is perfect for stepping into after a hot day seeing the sights, and a rooftop balcony area where you can have a couple of drink while looking out at the Bangkok skyline.

The staff is excellent, and speaks enough english to help give you directions. They’re also quite friendly, and even emailed me after our stay to thank us for staying with the hotel. The food is fine, though a little variety wouldn’t hurt. Perhaps if they offered a Thai breakfast and a continental breakfast as options it wouldn’t be so bad, but one can only take omelettes, ham, bacon, and toast for so long.

Some taxis may have a little trouble finding it, but we learned that if a taxi doesn’t know where it is, just wait for the next one if possible, and they’ll probably know it. We only had trouble with the first taxi, which thought we were staying along khao san, then tried to overcharge us for the trip (keep your coupon from the airport taxi service. You can mail in a complaint if your driver tries to overcharge you. Unfortunately I didn’t have time to do this).

So there you have it, for a great value for money don’t hesitate to stay at the Lamphu Tree!

PS The makeshift concrete bridge is very stable and the short walk from the proper bridge in the hotel is as safe as can be. There’s also a 7-11 across the bridge for all your convenience store needs.


From → Foreign, Hotels, Travel

One Comment
  1. Sweetie, it has been brought to my attention that on TripAdvisor your caption reads “makeshit bridge,” which I feel is an unfair description given that the bridge is rather sturdy.

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