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Antiquarian elegance

48 Moo 3, Uthong Rd (straight east from the east end of Huarattanachai Rd), Ayutthaya T: (035) 241 978 (014) 422 742

Bann Kun Pra

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Stretching along the riverside within a short walk of Chao Phrom Market, Bann Kun Pra occupies a pair of beautifully preserved teakwood houses.

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While the value is questionable when only considering the facilities, the antiquarian ambiance might just make it worth a stay.

The main house by the river is more than a century old and although these rooms are small and perhaps a bit dusty, the four-poster beds, dark-wood interiors, period furnishings and shared terrace make up for it. Relying on shared bathrooms, these come with moveable fans; some noise from passing boats should be expected. Hard beds are draped in white curtains and all rooms come with vintage chests or tables along with a few swing-open windows, some with river views. One room has an attached balcony. Filled with portraits and antiques, common spaces feel like a museum. Set in a separate building further back from the river, the male and female dorms feature four single beds (no bunks) spread over fairly spacious rooms. Though less charming than the main house, a third house with a more modern look boasts comfy and spacious air-con rooms with wall-size glass windows, private terraces, better mattresses and medium-size private bathrooms. Bann Kun Pra also has a great riverside restaurant and free WiFi.

The location is a five-minute walk from the train station ferry pier, on the west bank of the Prasak, and 15 minutes from Soi Farang. While not rude or harsh, the staff is often distracted with the restaurant. Bann Kun Pra is also spelt “Baan Khun Phra” and should not be confused with Phrakhun House, a newer cafe/guesthouse on Naresuan Road.

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Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Dorm fan cooled
250 baht
250 baht
Dbl fan share bathroom
600 baht
600 baht
Dbl air-con private bathroom
1,100 baht
1,100 baht
Room: Dorm fan cooled, low season: 250 baht, high season 250 baht. Notes:
Room: Dbl fan share bathroom, low season: 600 baht, high season 600 baht. Notes:
Room: Dbl air-con private bathroom, low season: 1,100 baht, high season 1,100 baht. Notes:

Where is Bann Kun Pra

Bann Kun Pra
48 Moo 3, Uthong Rd (straight east from the east end of Huarattanachai Rd), Ayutthaya
T: (035) 241 978 (014) 422 742
Coordinates (for GPS): 100º34'49.51" E, 14º21'15.78" N
Room rates: Under 600B

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