This hotel is positively lovely. The rooms are spacious, well designed/decorated and have big bathrooms, the restaurant is fantastic (you must try the pomelo salad - literally one of the most delicious things I have ever eaten in my life), the Thai massage was blissful, the staff is friendly, location is good and grounds are lush and well maintained. Would definitely highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Bangkok.
Unfortunately, my boyfriend and I left Bangkok with few other positive experiences. We read about all of the scams before coming here, but we were still shocked and saddened by how pervasive the hustling is here. There are so many elaborate, underhanded schemes to fall victim to - some perpetrated by very sweet and gentle-seeming old men. Many involve the temples, which is particularly shameful. We are from NYC and are avid travelers, so we have come across our fair share of scoundrels. But Bangkok takes hustling to a new level. Not fun, not decent. We won't be back.
Bottom line: Don't talk to anyone who approaches you on the street, as casual or coincidental as the encounter may seem. If you do, count on the fact that every syllable coming out of their mouth will be a lie.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ariyasomvilla Boutique Hotel is a very unique property in the centre of Bangkok. The original house was built by the current Owners Grandparents in 1942. Unlike other hotels Ariyasomvilla gives you a real sense of place and time but with all modern facilities you would expect from 5 star hotels. With 24 rooms Ariyasomvilla is very private and feels like a sanctuary. The pool is large enough for lap, while the spa offers excellent massage. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ariyasomvilla Hotel Bangkok