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Baan Manusarn

Homely spot near Thewet Pier

8/11 Krung Kasem Rd, Bangkok T: (02) 281 2976

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Baan Manusarn

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A homely atmosphere with helpful staff in a quiet spot near a river ferry pier—that’s Baan Manusarn’s recipe for success, and it works.

Fronting the unassuming four-room bed and breakfast is a coffee bar run by an affable man who enjoys offering tips and advice for exploring the area. An owner and the other staffer who have greeted us on a couple of different visits are also welcoming and helpful—and their service-minded attitudes are big parts of what makes the place worth a stay.

Sliding doors open onto an airy deck.

Sliding doors open onto an airy deck. Photo: David Luekens

While the two-floor rowhouse is as attractive as other heritage architecture in the area, we do like the louvered French doors opening to potted plants on the footpath. Step inside to find a Thai-style living room with cushions on the carved wood furniture, a TV facing a dining table and lots of travel guidebooks, maps and knickknacks. There’s also a little garden out back, near a shared kitchen where guests can grab a complimentary tea or coffee.

A flight of stairs lead up to the guestrooms with dark-timber floors, oil paintings of water lilies above comfortable beds and satellite TVs with DVD players and several movies available. Rooms in back have terraces overlooking the garden, while those in front come with smaller balconies perched over the street. Traffic is light out front, but this is an old house and the floors are creaky in places.

No shortage of travel information on hand.

No shortage of travel information on hand. Photo: David Luekens

While two of the rooms come with private hot-water bathrooms, the other two share a single bathroom situated in between and accessed by doors on either side, which could be a tad awkward. These are often rented out together as a single family room; one comes with a king-size bed and the other has two twin beds. There’s no price difference for shared or private bath, so you might request private unless booking for a large group.

We like the location that places you across the canal from Thewet wet market and a quick stroll down the street from the same-named river ferry pier, where you’ll find some good riverside restaurants. Wat Thewarat Khunchorn and Wat Indraviharn are both nearby and worth a look, and Khao San Road can be reached after a two-kilometre walk or taxi ride south down Samsen Road.

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Room: Dbl air-con private bathroom, low season: 1,200 baht, high season 1,400 baht. Notes: Share bathroom same price

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Where is Baan Manusarn

Baan Manusarn
8/11 Krung Kasem Rd, Bangkok
T: (02) 281 2976
Coordinates (for GPS): 100º30'5.48" E, 13º46'16.44" N
Room rates: 600B to 1,500B

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