Called Prince Theatre Heritage Stay, this tiny venue has played many roles over the past century before becoming a heritage hotel sought after by visitors looking for an atmosphere-laden alternative.
Those roles date back to 1912 when it began life as a casino famous for its racy all-male Chinese opera troupe and the shenanigans of its clientele. It was eventually closed down by Royal decree.
From 1975 it became the Prince Rama, signaling the building’s heydays – until malls and multiplexes showed up and quickly put standalone neighbourhood theatres out of business.
It didn’t completely disappear, however. Tucked down an alley off the main drag, Prince's under-the-radar location made it the perfect spot for screening classic nude films and porn! Its fifth and current era was launched in 2018 as the 'Prince Theatre Heritage Stay Bangkok'.
Today it boasts contemporary lofts, private suites and private rooms for family and friends up to six beds with ensuite bathroom, high ceilings, plenty of natural light, minimalist decor, and comfy, artsy style. There’s no shortage of interesting corners for coffee, snacks and cocktails.
In keeping with its past, movies are screened daily from 6.30 pm.
The hotel is located in a quiet block off Thanon Si Wiang, down a little alley from Charoen Krung Road and right next to leBua Hotel.
Tel: 02 090 2858