We loved Tavee Guesthouse from the moment we found its little alleyway. It is a perfect 20 minute walk from the super touristy areas - very convenient to get to places like the Grand Palace, but away from the noise of Khao San Road. There are a few very friendly staff, and a few less-warm staff (but we thought maybe they were just tentative about speaking English - they weren’t rude or anything). We were lucky enough to be there during the guesthouse’s annual monk’s blessing, and the guesthouse provided a delicious, free Thai feast to the guests in celebration. It was lovely. :)
Things we liked:
-Clean, simple rooms
-Great food: breakfasts were always delicious, albeit a tiny bit expensive when compared to what you could get on the street; and the Thai dinner we had there one night was great.
-Beautiful, quiet courtyard where you eat your meals, have a beer, or just hang out.
Things we didn’t like:
-While it’s a quiet guesthouse, you can hear literally every noise coming from other rooms. This is because at the top of the wall of all of the fan rooms, there’s just a screen between the room and the hallway (no actual wall). When someone opens their door, it sounds like they’re opening your door; when someone is whispering in the room across from yours, you can basically hear it. We used earplugs and it was fine, but it was still irritating to feel like we had zero privacy.
-While the bed was huge, the top sheet was tiny (it didn’t cover the two of us). Just ask for an extra sheet if there are two of you.
-Like most places in Thailand, the shower is in a combined little area with the toilet. If you’re in a room with the shared bathrooms, you have to walk onto what is usually the wet bathroom floor with your bare feet (as shoes are supposed to be left outside). This may not bother everyone, but it always bothers me - maybe bring flip-flops if you think that’d bother you.
- Also Known As:
- Tavee Guest House Hotel Bangkok