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Loog Choob Homestay

Sumptuous and soothing

463/5-8 Luk Luang Road, Bangkok T: (085) 328 2475(089) 201 5937  info@loogchoob.com
http://www.loogchoob.com

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Loog Choob Homestay

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The family who runs Loog Choob Homestay on the fringes of Bangkok’s old town took an ordinary old shophouse and turned it into a plush urban pad. The result is an intimate place to stay with no shortage of comfort or style.

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Loog Choob is a sophisticated ’homestay’.

Loog Choob is a sophisticated ‘homestay’.

The homestay occupies one of those not-so-attractive multi-storey concrete shell townhouses that were thrown up in endless rows all over Thailand in the 1960s and ’70s. But unlike its rundown neighbours, Loog Choob has made the most of this 50 year-old structure — and then some. The Thai words loog choob (or luk chup as we would transliterate them) are used for a colourful Thai sweet, but as a staff member told us, the same words spoken in a different tone mean ‘reborn child‘. In this case, the house itself would be the child.

Every inch was revamped with dark wood and grey tile, state-of-the-art appliances and furnishings, and thoughtful decor with a hint of edginess. Carefully placed works of art range from ghostly landscape paintings to hand-drawn pencil portraits of Gandhi, Einstein and other 20th century icons. The entire building is air-conditioned and impeccably clean, and a key-card is required to access the lift.

One of many common spaces.

One of many common spaces.

Common spaces include a fabulous lounge with LCD TV, DVD player and sofas; multiple shared decks, including a large rooftop area; kitchenettes where complimentary coffee, tea, croissants and fruit are offered; a ground floor library and reading room; a bathroom where guests are welcome to shower before or after checking in or out; and several corner nooks where you could easily disappear into a book or laptop connected to the free WiFi. If you don’t have your own, communal computers are offered free of charge.

No shortage of fun, glossy photo books to look at.

No shortage of fun, glossy photo books to look at.

While the common areas are reminiscent of a high-end hostel, each of the five guestrooms wouldn’t be out of place in a luxury hotel. The cheapest double rooms are bright and moderately sized, especially when you consider the wide private balconies outfitted with potted plants and comfortable furniture. These seem especially well suited to flashpacking couples.

Sweet suite.

Sweet suite.

On the highest floor, the 80-square-metre family suite boasts a living room that doubles as a master bedroom, a second smaller bedroom, two flatscreen TVs and a private deck -- and for less than 5,000 baht this pad is a bargain. The bathroom includes a tub tucked behind a curtain that can be opened when you fancy a movie to accompany your soak. The junior suite has a similar set-up minus the second bedroom. All rooms come with cable TV, fridge and safe. Ensuite bathrooms get high marks for elegant dark woods, multiple sinks and rain showers.

The view from the roof, looking towards Nang Loeng.

The view from the roof, looking towards Nang Loeng.

As for location, this stretch of Luk Luang Road doesn’t exactly burst with things to do, but Nang Loeng old market is a three-minute walk away and the Dusit palaces lie about 15 minutes to the north if going on foot. A 50 to 70 baht taxi ride can take you to Khao San Road, the BTS skytrain at Ratchathewi station, or many of Bangkok’s most popular attractions. Loog Choob is often full — reservations are a very good idea.

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Walk-in rates at Loog Choob Homestay

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Type of room, low and high season prices
Standard double room
2,300 baht
2,300 baht
Deluxe double room
3,000 baht
3,000 baht
Family room
4,800 baht
4,800 baht
Room: Standard double room, low season: 2,300 baht, high season 2,300 baht. Notes:
Room: Deluxe double room, low season: 3,000 baht, high season 3,000 baht. Notes:
Room: Family room, low season: 4,800 baht, high season 4,800 baht. Notes:

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Where is Loog Choob Homestay

Loog Choob Homestay
463/5-8 Luk Luang Road, Bangkok
T: (085) 328 2475(089) 201 5937 
info@loogchoob.com
http://www.loogchoob.com
Coordinates (for GPS): 100º30'53.25" E, 13º45'31.77" N
Room rates: 1,500B to 4,000B

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