STEP back in time to a more leisurely era at Baan 2459, an architecturally striking and beautifully maintained guesthouse in Bangkok’s historic Chinatown.
Built during the reign of King Rama 6 in 1916, Baan 2459 is widely acknowledged as a heritage site with many of the features of the original building still intact. It has been owned over the years by successive generations of the Vadanyakul family, who have ensured it remains a cultural masterpiece.
The guesthouse features four exquisite guestrooms named Two, Four, Five and Nine, plus a suite. Despite their deliberately created old-world look, each of these spacious rooms is equipped with all modern facilities such as Wireless Internet, Cable TV, air conditioning, complimentary toiletries and free minibar. Complimentary breakfast is served to all guests. The suite has a private entrance, high ceiling and tiled floor, which has been carefully preserved since early 1900’s. Baan 2459 is set in a richly diverse neighborhood, with numerous ubiquitous Chinese shops and merchants working alongside outlets owned by local Muslims. The area has many other interesting sites along Song Wad Road. It’s only an eight-minute walk from MRT Hua Lamphong, and close Yaowarat shopping street, Wat Traimit and the Golden Buddha temple.
Baan 2459. 98 Phat Sai Road, Samphanthawong, Samphanthawong, Bangkok. 082 393 2459. www.baan2459.com