The Space(Cozy Bungalow "Puimek" in Nostalgic Dusit District)
Here, we provide a queen-sized real bed and a sofa bed, with fresh linen, towels and essential amenities (soap and shampoo) in your private ensuite bathroom. You may enjoy light cooking or warm up meals in the ensuite kitchenette (equipped with refrigerator, microwave oven, toaster, electric induction stove, pot, pan, dishes, glasses, cups and cutlery).
Our home is also well known in the community as “Puimek Icecream”, a Cafeteria that we used to operate until 2010. It has a local flair in a safe and quiet neighborhood but centrally located with easy access to public transport and only minutes walking to shops, minimarts and local marketplace. Guest AccessYou have the entire bungalow for yourself and private entrance at a corner of patio terrace. You have your own bathroom inside this private suite. Interaction with GuestsIf/when we are home in the main house, you can come chat with us anytime. The NeighborhoodProbably the main advantage of staying here is its close proximity to the OLD BANGKOK. Especially on a quick (first) trip to Bangkok, our place is near the not-to-be-missed landmark sites you should visit and they are located close to each other and can be visited in a morning or afternoon easily from our place. The Old City (Rattanakosin) is home to Bangkok's most spectacular and revered historical attractions, among them The Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew (Emerald Buddha) and Wat Pho (Thai massage learning center), several museums, galleries, historical monuments, and China Town. Our place is also very close to the famous Khao San Road night market, thai style cafés, and lively streets full of local food stalls. Not only part of the Kingdom's rich past, but intrinsic to it, a day or two exploring in the OLD Bangkok and our Dusit district provides a deep insight into the heart, soul and psyche of the Thai people. In brief, our place is good for sightseers and anyone looking for a low-budget but convenient, quiet, clean, and hospitable local Thai home atmosphere. Getting AroundOnce booking confirmed, a detail direction is provided over email text both in English and Thai (for Taxi).
What’s tricky about Bangkok overall is public Transport to go around if you don't speak Thai but UBER is available ad probably is the best way to go around if you want to save time. However, From our place, you can easily access Public Transport (bus, taxi, boat to the metro system). Only few minutes walk to the main commuting routes (Samsen, Pitsanulok, Sri Ayudhaya, Rajavithi and Rachadamnern Avenue); all will lead to different areas of Bangkok.
For example, You can take an express boat bus to connect with the Skytrain to the NEW BANGKOK part or take a relaxing boat ride or a sunset dinner cruise on the Chao Phraya River. We are 20 minutes walk to the famous Khao San Road night market, 15 minutes walk to the UNITED NATIONS ESCAP Regional Office, and 20 minutes by bus or taxi ride to the nearest connection of BTS Skytrain stations (Phaya Thai, Victory Monument and Rachathewee; all that will take you other parts of Bangkok such as Siam, Sukhumvit or Sathorn and Silom. Other Things to NoteYes, Bangkok's traffic is notorious - with good reason. It's very easy to get caught up in. However, with excellent and modern public transport systems in place, Bangkok is surprisingly easy to navigate your way around. The Skytrain (BTS) and underground (MRT) rail systems connect the main shopping, entertainment and business areas of the city, while river taxis and express boats can be used to explore many historic sites and attractions at the riverside. Taxis are cheap and appear on virtually every corner at almost any time. Tuk-tuks (a three-wheeled motor car, once a big Bangkok attraction, are slowly disappearing in favor of more comfortable transport, but are still worth a ride at least once.
Mind you, our area is not any worse than other parts of Bangkok, wherever you go or stay is the same. Planning the day well is the trick.
It may seems tricky to get here or use public Transport to other areas of the city. Once you have a hold of Bangkok transport system, you will be fine. A descriptive directions and how to come is provided once you confirmed booking. We are always alert on the day of your arrival to provide help to talk with the taxi driver giving directions in Thai; it works
All our guests have had no problems at all coming here using UBER (drivers use GPS accurately and most speaks English).