The Bangkokians Garden Home

The Bangkokians Garden Home

Flowers and trees!

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Small wood houses with lawns, trees and flowers are almost unheard of in central Bangkok today, yet in an area otherwise defined by concrete lots and high-rise buildings, The Bangkokians Garden Home makes it possible to enjoy a patch of greenery along with well-equipped rooms for less than 1,000 baht a night.

Travelfish says:

Located on a narrow lane just off busy Ratchaprarop Road, the guesthouse greets you with pink flowers and an array of broad trees and palms spread over a lawn that’s large enough for a game of catch. A small outdoor chill space has places to sit and read or compete at a ping-pong table. Several more common areas are found in the main house, including tables on terraces and a large furnished living room. The gingerbread eaves and old-style shutters echo a Bangkok of a bygone era, while the nearby Baiyoke Tower II reminds guests that they’re hanging out in the heart of a modern megacity.

This. In downtown Bangkok! : David Luekens.
This. In downtown Bangkok! Photo: David Luekens

A total of 13 rooms are available in a few different guesthouses surrounding the main house, including several relying on shared hot-water bathrooms and others with ensuite wet bathrooms that are only slightly more expensive. Available with up to four beds on teak frames, all rooms come with air-con, TVs, fridges, windows, free WiFi and hardwood floors. Though lacking decoration on the white walls, the room that we inspected appeared well kept. Each room is a bit different from the next so you might ask to see a few.

The Bangkokians is the sister property of Hotel de Bangkok, a more straightforward hotel with clean air-con rooms starting at 1,500 baht. It’s located no more than 50 metres further up the soi and offers a breakfast buffet for 140-baht per person. When we stopped by at The Bangkokians, a couple of friendly guys who spoke limited English showed us a room before leading us to Hotel de Bangkok’s reception desk for more info.

So much space. So much green. : David Luekens.
So much space. So much green. Photo: David Luekens

The strategic location places you within a 10-minute walk of Pratunam’s budget shopping and the Ratchaprarop Airport Rail Link station, which makes this an easy option if coming from Suvarnabhumi Airport. Cross Ratchaprarop via a pedestrian bridge and you’ll be around the corner from a bunch of great food and nightlife on Rangnam Road, from where it’s a 10-minute stroll to Victory Monument BTS station.

The single-night rates that we were quoted as walk-ins were slightly lower than what we saw online, but considerable discounts were offered for stays of three to five nights through the guesthouse’s website.

Contact details for The Bangkokians Garden Home

Address: 335/1 Ratchaprarop Soi 12, Bangkok
T: (081) 809 0623; (02) 642 5911;  
Coordinates (for GPS): 100º32'36.64" E, 13º45'28.26" N
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Room rates: 600B to 1,500B

Room rates

What we were quoted as a walk-in.

Dbl fan share bathroom 850 baht 850 baht
Dbl fan private bathroom 900 baht 900 baht
Triple fan share bathroom 1,300 baht 1,300 baht
Triple fan private bathroom 1,350 baht 1,350 baht
Quad fan share bathroom 1,600 baht 1,600 baht

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David Luekens first came to Thailand in 2005 when Thai friends from his former home of Burlington, Vermont led him on a life-changing trip. Based in Thailand since 2011, he spends much of his time eating in Bangkok street markets and island hopping the Andaman Sea.

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