Thailand is popularly known as “The Land of Smiles” and when you check-in at The Littlest Guesthouse in Bangkok you can immediately understand why. Although it was well after dark when we arrived, we were received into a friendly homely atmosphere by the lively Phụ̂ng.
The Littlest Guesthouse is a villa with only 3 guest rooms available, nestled in a leafy neighborhood of Bangkok’s Surasak area. Amongst the hustle and bustle of the city, this is a little nest of peace in between high-rise buildings. You’re in the center of it all, while enjoying the calmness within the guesthouse’s area, that consists in a spacious villa and garden area.
Don’t be fooled by the name of the guesthouse: the rooms are not little at all! On the contrary, our room was large and had two distinct environments: the sleeping area, where the bed and a dressing table with TV were, and also a lounge space, with a couch, coffee table, and working desk.
So in your room, you can spend the night, relax but also work! There’s WIFI all over the property. But also cable TV and a nice comfy couch where you can spend some time reading and planning your travels around Bangkok.
Drinking water is provided every day too.
To match the room, the en-suite bathroom was also very spacious. The shower was excellent (including rain shower and hand shower) and the fact that the bath area is decorated with some plants makes you feel like you’re in nature – yet with the comforts of modern indoor facilities!
Breakfast is served in-room and therefore feels like a luxury: you can request it anytime at your convenience between 7 AM and 10 AM. There’s a choice of Thai or Western-style meals, always sided with fresh delicious fruits and coffee/tea.
We had never had Thai breakfast before and we would absolutely recommend it now: congee (rice soup) with meatballs and vegetables, that settle in your stomach perfectly as the first meal of the day. It might sound heavy but it’s actually full-filling, balanced and very tasty!
I quite enjoyed some time in the balcony too: some days it was a venue to catch some sun, while some others it was a converted spot to observe the rain pouring down, as our stay was during monsoons season.
The guesthouse’s location is spot on for any regular traveler in Bangkok: the nearest BTS Sky Train station is Surasak (literally 1 minute away walking) and from there you can connect to go anywhere within the city (for example, this is only 1 BTS stop away from the boat’s pier to go up river for the famous temples and old town). There’s also taxis and tuk-tuks parked right outside by the main road, Sathorn Rd.
And because this is Thailand and the food side of things could never be neglected, you’d be happy to know that when you stay at The Littlest Guesthouse you can enjoy a bit of everything right next door. By the main road, there’s restaurants for several budgets as well as a beautiful spread of street food stalls, selling from snacks to fruits and full meals. In our experience, these tend to be delicious!
The Littlest Guesthouse is a sweet place that feels like home while you stay in Bangkok – at least for us, it sure felt like it!
The Littlest Guesthouse
77 South Sathorn Road
Bangkok – Thailand
Phone : + 66 (0) 2 675 6763