Great value, super clean
75-77 Rambuttri Rd, Bangkok T: (02) 629 5861, (02) 629 5862 F: (02) 629 5864
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Tucked down a quiet alley off a lively stretch of Soi Rambutri, Lamphu House remains a top budget choice thanks to clean rooms at reasonable rates, pleasant staff and a great location.
A large tree drapes over a relaxing terracotta-tiled courtyard with tables spread far apart in front of the four-storey building. With flush white walls and tile floors, rooms are generously sized, bright and spotless. Even the cheapest fan rooms come with small desks, rattan lanterns and mirrors, and the shared bathrooms are equally immaculate. Rates are a bit higher than at many other options, like nearby Merry V and Four Sons, but rooms are way more inviting and you can expect a reasonably quiet night’s sleep. The best of several air-con rooms bag you high ceilings, queen-size beds and wide glass doors opening on to balconies overlooking the rooftops. Staff is unusually helpful. Not to be confused with the pricier Lamphu Tree House just north of Khao San, the alley for Lamphu House is marked by a sign off Soi Rambutri, only 100 or so metres west of Chakrabongse Road. Rates listed here, which we were quoted as walk-ins in January 2015, are a bit cheaper than what’s listed on Lamphu House’s website. However the place is often full so you might want to pay a little extra, if necessary, to reserve ahead of time. The same group runs a nearly identical property with the same name up in Chiang Mai.
By David Luekens
Last updated on 8th February, 2015.