Hello everyone. I’m writing this from a cafe in Chiang Mai, Thailand, but I’d like to share the information of a hotel I stayed in Ayutthaya before going to Chiang Mai that was too comfortable.
- Grandparents' Home Overview
- Reasons for Recommending: 1) Close to the lotto stop and 7-Eleven
- Reason #2: The room is comfortable
- Reason for recommendation 3) Site structure
- Reason #4: Restaurant attached
- How to get to the Grandparents' Home
- Grandparents' Home Summary
Grandparents’ Home Overview
The guesthouse I stayed at in Ayutthaya was called Grand Parenthood Home. I booked a room based on a blog that came up when I searched for “Ayutthaya Guest House”.
- English Name：Grandparent’s Home Hotel
- Phone number: 66615454924
- E-mail address: grandparent_1 at yahoo.com
Reasons for Recommending: 1) Close to the lotto stop and 7-Eleven
As you can see on the map above, it is walking distance from the inn (red frame on the left) to the Mini bus stop for Bangkok (red frame on the right). I also saw some Japanese tourists who seemed to be on a day trip. In the end, I came to Chiang Mai without ever taking a mini bus, so it was not a very meaningful reason, but I think it is better to be so cautious in the first place.
▽Click here for directions on how to get to the minibus station when coming to Ayutthaya from Bangkok by mini bus.▽
Also, the inn was within walking distance of a 7-Eleven (although I used a rental bicycle to get there). The 7-Eleven in Thailand is as strong as the one in Japan, so when choosing a guesthouse in Thailand, I think it is definitely better to be near a 7-Eleven.
Another great thing about the location is that it is easily accessible to three of the six major temples. You can rent bicycles for 50 baht a day, so I rode my bike for all four days and three nights. My butt hurt.
Reason #2: The room is comfortable
I booked a single room. I had a lot of photos for my blog, so I wanted to write them up at once. So I needed a table and chairs to work on, and of course I needed Wi-Fi, and I found a good match.
However, in the picture, the table is near the window, but the sunlight is not strong, so I moved it to the place with the strongest lighting, right under the TV.
Also glimpsed on the right side of the room was a small refrigerator, a closet, and bath towels and toiletries provided, which was nice. The refrigerator has been moved to the right side of the bed due to the power supply.
The shower toilet was a little small, but not a problem. Of course, hot water was available.
My other favorite part was the objects on the door. I was impressed by the color and material of the door that goes well with this object. In the Philippines or China, I’ve never seen a door with such a fitting object.
Reason for recommendation 3) Site structure
When I saw it in the aforementioned blog, I thought that the entrances and exits were facing each other, and that there was a high possibility of meeting other guests at some point, but in fact, the only entrance is the door on the left side, and the door on the right side is like a kitchen door for the room in the building on the right, which rarely opens. The smoking area is in the back, so I had to go outside frequently, but I never saw any other guests.
I think there were about three buildings for accommodation. Each of them seemed to have a room on the second floor as well.
The far end of the property seemed to be a laundry drying area.
When I checked in, I asked the little old lady who worked there a lot, “How do I do laundry? I thought she said something like, “I’ll do it for you,” and I was so annoyed that I was washing my clothes by hand in the bathroom, but at the last minute I discovered that there was a washing machine service. I think that’s what Auntie was referring to.
Reason #4: Restaurant attached
In fact, the Grandparents’ Home also has a restaurant. At the end of the day, before going to Ayutthaya station, I was writing my blog at this cafe. I didn’t have much time before I published it, so it was a one-sided article, and it turned out to be a misunderstanding article.
Also, the grab car that I called because I didn’t have enough time went to a strange place and the SIM balance ran out, so it was a messy departure from Ayutthaya, but I managed to arrive in Chiang Mai safely.
There are other food items on the menu, but I’d like to quickly introduce the drinks here. As usual, I just noticed that there is a cheese drink. If anyone goes there, please try it out and let me know what you think (laughs). Also, I thought I ordered a cappuccino frappe, but it was obviously a regular iced cappuccino. The same phenomenon occurred in other stores, so I guess that’s the culture in Ayutthaya.
- Espresso: 45 pesos
- Americano: 45 baht
- Cappuccino: 50 baht
- Mocha: 55 baht
- Cafe latte: 50 baht
- Caramel macchiato: 55 baht
- Fresh milk: 45 baht
- Chocolate: 50 Baht
- Thai style tea: 50 baht
- Matcha green tea: 50 baht
- Oreo & milk: 60 baht
- Strawberry soda: 50 baht
- Lychee soda: 50 Baht
- Honey lemon soda: 50 Baht
- Mixed fruit: 70 baht
- Yogurt mixed fruit: 80 baht
- Yogurt honey & lemon: 70 Baht
- Taiwanese cheese tea: 65 baht
- Milo cheese: 65 baht
- Matcha green tea cheese: 65 baht
- Apple cheese tea: 65 baht
And Wi-Fi in cafes.
How to get to the Grandparents’ Home
From the mini bus stop.
As mentioned above, it is just a stone’s throw away from the mini bus stop. Get off the mini bus, cross over to the other side of the road, and continue heading west toward the ruins, where you will see the cafe on your right. You have to enter the inn itself from the side of the cafe and go to the back, so if you’re not careful, you might miss it.
From Ayutthaya Station
From the Ayutthaya station, you can use a mini bus or grab, but here I’ll show you how to get there on foot. By the way, it cost me 147 baht to get from the inn to the station by Grab. When you get off at the station, you will see a small alley in front of you, so go straight there.
Then you will see a boat dock and cross the river. It costs 5 baht per trip, plus 10 baht if you have a bicycle. It is open until 8 pm.
After crossing the river, keep going straight and you will come to a main street, turn right and go north. This street is called Wootton Street, and it circles around the inside of the moat.
Keep walking north and you will see the building in the photo above, turn left and head west.
Then continue west on Narayesuan Street in the direction of the ruins.
On the way, I crossed a bridge over a small river like this one, and I was almost there.
On the way, of course, you will pass the mini bus stop, which costs 70 baht.
Then you will see a cafe with rental bicycles lined up in front of the store. Behind it is the Grand Parents Home.
Grandparents’ Home Summary
I stayed in a double room for two nights for 3,544 yen, and it was very spacious and quiet during the off-season, so I was able to efficiently update my blog.
However, the only drawback was that English was not very well spoken. If you want to communicate with the guesthouse staff in English, you should not do so.