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Ruen Tubtim

24 / 2 Koh Loy, Tambon Huaraw Amphor Pranakornsri Ayutthaya, Ayutthaya 1300 Thailand
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#5 of 27 small hotels in Ayutthaya
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Ruen Tubtim was once a traditional floating lodge in Pasak River, Koh Loy island, Ayutthaya, visited once by king Rama the 7th when he was a crown prince. It was a home of Meechouthon family. Now it is situated on land by the river with its beautiful garden. It's a perfectly quiet and private place to stay in Ayutthaya where you can reach the center of the city by boat in just 5 minutes.
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Caleb wrote a review Jul 2020
Fayetteville, Arkansas14 contributions1 helpful vote
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Staff and management are amazing. Very polite and accommodating. The property is beautiful and gives you a feeling of being part of the history there. If you are going to Ayutthaya to see the ancient city, then a stay here is imperative to that experience.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Lynne Hardinge wrote a review Feb 2020
16 contributions7 helpful votes
We have recently stayed at this hotel for 3 nights and had a lovely stay. Ayutthaya is very busy and it was heaven to arrive at this gorgeous and charming Hotel which was a peaceful oasis away from the hustle and bustle. We loved the fact that is was on an island and felt that added to the experience. You ring the staff and they pick you up by boat (promptly) when you got to the landing site ( they give you a phone with which to ring them). So you have lots of little boat rides! You can also ask with the hotel to arrange private boat rides for you if you wish, which we did on arrival while waiting to check in which was great. The bedrooms were charming and comfortable with a separate private bathroom nearby. The breakfasts were good and we had some great evening meals at the hotel as well. The garden area is quiet and lovely overlooking the waterways. You can hear chanting from the nearby Buddhist temples. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly, which really helped to make our stay so enjoyable as we felt well looked after. It was much appreciated. Highly recommend this Hotel.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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melmalinowski wrote a review Jan 2019
Bangkok, Thailand64 contributions33 helpful votes
Charming natural wood rooms on a island adjoining historic Ayutthaya. A bit more rustic than it appears in the website pictures. Thin walls mean not much sound control or privacy. Rooms are either cozy or small, depending on your viewpoint. Small frig & hot water kettle. Nearby spacious toilet & shower rooms. Comfortable beds, occasional mosquitoes, not full mosquito nettage, but wasn’t a problem. Excellent breakfast included (see picture). Gracious and helpful staff. On-request free boat shuttle to town 5 minutes. Lovely common area on the riverside. An atmospheric alternative to 5* hotels, if you expect and embrace the rusticity.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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melaniesamuel wrote a review Aug 2018
Utrecht, The Netherlands3 contributions2 helpful votes
This place is absolutely great. The hosts were really helpfull. Only to be reached by longtailboat. But whenever you want to go out (or come back) they'll make sure you are picked up. Lovely rooms with seperate bathroom (you need to go outside, but very close to your room). Breakfast and meals also really nice. I can really recommend this place!
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Oliver G wrote a review Jul 2018
35 contributions7 helpful votes
This was our most expensive accommodation while in Thailand, was it worth it? Yes and no. The rooms are quite basic (though pretty and clean) and the toilets are a little walk from the room, the breakfast was nice but nothing special, though it was plentiful and they offered an American breakfast (sausage and eggs with toast, plus fruit, tea/coffee and a yoghurt) and a Thai breakfast (not sure what this entails!) What drew me to this place was the authentic vibe that it had, and this didn't disappoint - the hotel is very pretty and feels very Thai, which is quite different to most of the modern westernised hotels/hostels that we stayed in everywhere else. The staff are friendly, and even though they don't speak great English they tried very hard and we managed to sort everything out in the end. There are two little dogs here, one of them, a chihuahua, is very friendly and I didn't want to leave purely because of the dog! The toilets don't have air con and there are a lot of flies around, so make sure to take insect repellent! I was a bit stressed about finding the place, since it's on a little island which needs a boat to get to, but this turned out to be quite easy - we asked a taxi driver to take us and she took us to the port, explained our situation to the people there and someone took us for free. I think usually people arrange a time with the hotel for collection, but we didn't and it worked out just fine. The hotel gives you a little mobile phone so that you can contact them for pick up whenever you want. Another thing I didn't like about the hotel was the distance from the centre, first of all you had to get the boat ride which was just extra hassle, it was nice the first time but to keep coming back and forth on it gets a bit annoying. Then it was about a 20-30 minute walk through non-touristy areas of Ayutthaya, which is fine in the day time but when we were walking back at night it wasn't ideal, especially because of all the packs of street dogs walking about - I'd definitely get a taxi next time! Overall, I'd say this place has its nice points, but if I was to go back in time I think I would have stayed in a little guest house or hostel in the centre for much cheaper and much closer to the action. However, if you want a charming and authentic-feeling hotel, aren't that fussed about the cost and maybe have more time in Ayutthaya, then this place is probably for you.
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Date of stay: June 2018
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cling40 wrote a review Apr 2018
Singapore, Singapore53 contributions17 helpful votes
We stayed for one night. Room is clean and helpful staffs. Kids love climbing up the stairs to our room & enjoyed playing with their pets Sunny & Honey. Toilets and showers are a different building but is dedicated to your room just a few steps away. Parking at the temple was a bit creeping as we were approached by a beggar but it was late. A kind soul there help assure us where to park. We had dinner there but the food was average but you shd have drinks by the deck and watch the sunset. Lovely sight and very peaceful
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Sally W wrote a review Jan 2018
13 contributions6 helpful votes
My family just stayed here for one night. It was so amazing to stay in the lovely Thai rooms. Very different from your usual hotel. Beds were lovely and comfy and the staff were just great. The kids enjoyed playing with the pet dogs (not local stray dogs which are everywhere in Ayutthaya). Toilets and showers are ina different building, but just 5 metres away and not a problem to get to. Although you have to be picked up by the hotels boat to get to the island, this was no issue at all and all I needed to do was call at the meeting point on arrival. The pier is easy to find as they sent the coordinates on Google maps. It is also just opposite a museum and really was no problems for us to get to. They booked a boat ride for us and also minded our bags all day then delivered to us on the mainland when we had to return to Bangkok. The dinner was aaaamazing. I highly recommend eating there for a meal. Loved it and would stay again.
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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BenjaminBKK wrote a review Dec 2017
45 contributions12 helpful votes
Ok nothing special - quite a nice aesthetically place, quite basic. Bit of a hassle to get the boat each time especially if you don’t have a Thai phone ( which should be expected from tourists ) woken up at 4 am by chants from the nearby monetary. Staff speak no English and service isn’t great. Breakfast is abysmal, basically egg ( wasn’t great) with two slices of toast and coffee. The mango served at breakfast was good but I still went hungry !
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Date of stay: December 2017
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stanovaya wrote a review Feb 2017
Odesa, Ukraine108 contributions74 helpful votes
Hotel is very quaint. Bathroom facilities located outdoor however it does not disturb. Great breakfast with amaising river views. However you can reach hotel only by boat which is supplied by the hotel as well as the cell phone which you should use for calling once you need a boat. Any case try to check if cell phone is fully charged and available for making calls as sometimes you can appear to have no contact and boats to reach hotel from ashore...
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Date of stay: January 2017
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Hanneke wrote a review Feb 2017
Leiden, The Netherlands209 contributions82 helpful votes
From the moment I got picked up by boat on the pier to the moment the nice people of the hotel waved me good bye I felt absolutely welcome. The rooms are so beautiful and the area is super quiet. The lovely staff is always there to help you with whatever you need. And also the food is absolutely amazing! Nowhere else in Thailand I have had such flavorful massaman, rice soup and yellow river prawn curry. I kept coming back for more! I got to pick the chefs brain a little too about the secrets of the kitchen. I will be back! I got to borrow a phone from the hotel so I could call them to pick me up at the pier any time I wanted after exploring the town. Don't hesitate, choose this place! You will not regret it!
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Date of stay: February 2017Trip type: Travelled solo
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