Previous visitors to Bangkok could very well be familiar with the area around the Democracy Monument, on Ratchadamnoen Road. Baan Dinso is an old timber house on Dinso Road, a historical part of Rattanakosin district.
The trade of making ‘dinso’ white clay filler, once a flourishing business on this road, has long passed its heyday. The area is now filled with inviting restaurants and is near many of Bangkok’s major attractions.
In Trok Sin, a small lane off Dinso Road (in the direction of the Giant Swing and Wat Suthat Thepwararam), stands a two-storey wooden house named “Baan Dinso”. A broad gate welcomes guests into the property and onto a small veranda, perfect for cooling off from the Bangkok sun. According to the title deed, this colonial style teak house was built not less than 90 years ago. Typical of houses of this era, it has plenty of windows to allow cooling breezes to circulate.
Baan Dinso has been painstakingly renovated to best conserve the original form and features of the building. This effort was recognised with an Architectural Art Conservation Award by The Association of Siamese Architects, as well as several Thailand Boutique Awards.
Baan Dinso offers 10 guest rooms divided into Deluxe Single Bed, Twin-bed with shared bathroom, and Single-bed with shared bathroom. Every room has a warm ambience from the light-coloured walls and natural light that shines through the handmade glass panes - an original feature of the house. Baan Dinso is also well-equipped, with modern facilities that provide a truly relaxing stay for every visitor.
Trok Sin, Dinso Road, Khet Phra Nakhon, Bangkok.
Tel. 09 6565 9795