Cosy traditional Thai design
23/11 Sri Ayutthaya Rd Soi 14, Bangkok T: (02) 282 5942, (02) 281 6829
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Another longstanding National Library area guesthouse run by the same family who own Tavee, Shanti and Sawatdee (older brother, sister, younger brother, respectively), the Sri-Ayutthaya has a tasteful design but was lacking on the friendliness when we last visited.
Traditional Thai-style wood panel walls, wooden floors, floor cushions, old motorcycles and plenty of plants in the ground-floor cafe area make it a cosy spot to kick back. A mix of dark curtains and stone/wood walls make the rooms feel something like half-attic, half-basement, but some will find them cosy, and generous windows in the larger rooms allow in a fair amount of natural light. The cheapest rooms are tiny and rely on shared hot-water bathrooms. A range of ensuite bathroom and air-con editions go up in price based on space, and the priciest come with TVs. While not outright hostile, the woman who showed us a couple of rooms was the least friendly staff member we encountered in this area.
By David Luekens
Last updated on 15th June, 2014.