20 Pa Maphrao Rd, Ayutthaya T: (035) 251 988 , (035) 328 272
Set back from the road down a dirt track on spacious, grassy grounds with old, lazily drooping trees, Baan Lotus has two attractive wooden buildings with generously sized rooms overlooking a garden to the front and a large pond full of lotus flowers to the rear.
The simply furnished rooms in the older building are mostly shared bathroom with hot water shower. The new building has air-con and fan rooms, all ensuite. Both buildings are immaculately clean, have polished wooden floors, a fresh smell and classic old Thai house feel. A small restaurant sits in the shade near to reception providing food and drinks, book exchange and a few board games. There is a cheap laundry service, bike hire, and lockers provided for your valuables so bring a small padlock. The homely feel of the place is further enhanced by the woman who owns Baan Lotus and her staff -- they're sweet and friendly and can't do enough to help you. Baan Lotus now also offers free WiFi. The high standard here is reflected in its popularity so be sure to book in advance.
By David Luekens
Last updated on 9th February, 2013.