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“Haven of calm excellence” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ariyasomvilla
Ranked #3 of 849 Hotels in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
Brussels, Belgium
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92 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Haven of calm excellence”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2012

Sitting peacefully at the end of a bustling "no through" side street near one of Bangkok's busiest districts is a quiet mansion surrounded by lush greenery and small gardens. We stayed at this jewel of a guest house for two days, left for Cambodia, then returned for two days. Very welcoming, helpful staff, tasteful and comfortable rooms (ask for room 211 overlooking the pool - it has a separate living room), wonderful home-made or locally sourced food, an English owner/manager who takes a personal interest in the guests, free wi-fi. An antidote to the heat and humidity of the city, and as much personal pampering as you want. Not cheap, but much better value than the international hotels. Well situated for the airport and close to the skytrain.

Room Tip: Room 211 has a separate sitting room and TV. If you do not like the "swish" of the commute...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Cmd2011
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London
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168 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

We spent three nights in Bangkok on a trip to Indonesia. This little but certainly outstanding hotel is located in the center of Bangkok (near Sukhumvit Rd.) but one doesn't feel this at all.
The staff are extremely friendly and more than helpful. The food in the small restaurant which belongs to the hotel is not only good but superb. We like to treat ourselves to nice food with a local touch wherever we go and we aren't mad on vegetarian food. Like never before, we ended-up in the hotel restaurant twice for dinner because of the quality of food and the quiet and intimate atmosphere.
David, the hotel owner was always there and made sure the guests were happy and looked after properly. His attention to detail is stunning and reflects his professionalism in the hotel business.
This hotel is an absolute MUST when you like independent traveling to the highest standard.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jorn H
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Dublin Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2012

Just back from a wonderful holiday in Thailand. We stayed at the Ariyasomvilla 4 nights in total --one at start and 3 at end of a three week stay. What a haven of tranquility in a mad city!
Folks this is a "real" boutique hotel, not just a label of convienence.
The rooms are tastefully decorated and finished to a deluxe level (and ours was not a deluxe Catagory!)
The restaurant serves excellent Fish and Veggy food in both Thai and Western formats. The pool area is spotless and very peaceful in an oasis of Green plants and trees. But what really lifts the Ariyasomme above the pack is its Staff and Owner. You are made welcome the moment you arrive until you walk out the door at the end of your stay. Yes, truly this is a Boutique hotel experience

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank MalachyDublinIreland
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London
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200 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2012

We left Bali bound yesterday from Bangkok. This hotel was truly as special and wonderful as everyone else says it is. I loved that it is so near all the mad hubbub, but is an oasis of calm and peace. Faultless service. Wonderful staff who couldn't do enough o help. This hotel is the perfect antithesis to the huge 5 star brands. It is personal and intimate and welcoming. Food; Brilliant breakfast. We actually ate at the hotel restaurant both nights. It was some of the best Vegetarian cooking I have ever tasted. Complex and delicious. David the manager/owner's attention to detail and tireless work is what really sets the place apart. The only addition I would make is a turn down service in the evening. Seamless enjoyment.
Don't stay anywhere else.

Room Tip: 203 did not have a balcony, but was beautiful.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank Robber222
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Somerset, England
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56 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2012

We stayed on the 3 night package which included breakfast, set dinner for 2 & a Thai massage. Fabulous hotel in a convenient location. Our room was lovely & spacious and were even upgraded from a deluxe to a suite. This was fab as it was actually our wedding anniversary! All the staff were friendly & very courteous. The set meal that was included in the package was actually the best meal that we had during our 15 night stay in Thailand - just superb. One lunch time I had the Pomelo Salad (Yam Som O). This is also one of the most delicious things I have ever tasted! Definatly a hotel we will return to when next in Thailand. Highly highly recommend.

Room Tip: We were in a suite overlooking the pool. Only noise was from the boats on the canal next door first...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Knickerscat
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Westcountry
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50 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2012

We stayed for 1 night at the start and 1 night at the end of a 3 week trip through Vietnam and Thailand and loved the hotel. We had a suite on our first visit (we were upgraded) and then a deluxe room on our final visit. Both rooms were fabulous, very spacious, tastefully decorated and with large bathrooms. The staff were terrific and the food in the restaurant excellent. This really is Tripadvisor at its best –making independent travellers aware of such hidden gems. Definitely a hotel that we will return to and recommend to friends and family.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank SmartMoney
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Brooklyn, New York
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2012

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.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank amiesen
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Property: Ariyasomvilla
Address: 65 Sukhumvit Soi 1 | Khlong Toei Nuea, Wattana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Phone Number:
Region: Thailand > Bangkok > Sukhumvit
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Bangkok
#3 Spa Hotel in Bangkok
#3 Luxury Hotel in Bangkok
#4 Family Hotel in Bangkok
#23 Business Hotel in Bangkok
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Ariyasomvilla 4*
Number of rooms: 25
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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