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Ariyasomvilla
Ranked #3 of 849 Hotels in Bangkok
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Detroit, Michigan
2 reviews
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“Honeymoon in Bangkok”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2012

My wife and I decided to stay here for our honeymoon. So far, it has been a great decision.

Because of some delays with the airport driver, (not the hotel's fault), they upgraded us to an executive suite. This was something that they really did not have to do. We had arranged a deluxe room and we would have been happy to stay in it. However, we were very pleased to have been moved to such a huge, well laid-out room (two living rooms, with an upstairs bedroom).

Though it was originally book for 6, our arranged massage had to be pushed back to 6:30. The staff arranged these change easily and without problems. Even better, our dinner at Na Aroon afterwards was absolutely delicious. Everything on the plate was prepared perfectly: turnip cake (sounds nowhere near as good as it tasted), seafood curry--outstanding, massaman curry (great). All in all we both had a very pleasant, relaxing stay.

The people here have been all smiles, going out of there way to help us at all times. For those hoping to learn more about the hotel, please send me a message. We've really enjoyed our stay here and we have no complaints about the hotel.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank John G
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2012

This is a lovely hotel. It really is an oasis in the middle of a crowded, hot, congested city. It's so quiet and relaxing. We had a nice room (we were upgraded from the studio level rooms to the next level up- I can't remember what those are called) and it was really lovely and spacious. The grounds are gorgeous, the pool is totally relaxing, and the meals and service at the hotel were great. A perfect place to stay when you arrive in Thailand.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2012

Ayiyasomvilla is an oasis in the middle of Bangkok. It is tastefully decorated and renovated, keeping the flavor of the bygone colonial era while providing the high levels of modern comfort. The bathroom is huge and comfort and is the best part of the room. The dining room (breakfast room) is the most beautiful room, and the breakfast was very nice. Close to the Skytrain station and very convenient. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2012

Just stayed one night, but felt home immediatly. The place is spotless clean and the staff very friendly. The most I enjoyed the small touches, Soap with colored rice, incent burners, turn down service, fruit platters, Bathroom with natural stone decorations etc...
You can feel that the owners are behind their business. The only downside is the location, a bit far from BTS or MRT...

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2012

Our family of 4 loved Ariyasomvilla! We popped in and out of this beautiful boutique hotel over the 4 weeks of our SE Asian odyssey and always felt like we were coming home. David was usually there chatting to his guests and overseeing his staff, who were delightful and always willing to accommodate. Our room was very well equipped to sleep the 4 of us, with a sofa bed and a fold out provided for our 2 kids in what felt like a separate bedroom (though it was actually the sitting room). Room 211 was our favourite as it looked over the pool and had a gorgeous balcony. The room was very spacious, too.
The traditional Thai fit out was obviously well designed and thought out and very much in keeping with the history of the house. We felt very peaceful when we were there. We ate 2 diners and thought it was exceptional quality and value and what we had hoped for from clean, crisp, spicy Thai food. Breakfast was amazing, though the kids didn't manage with the vegetarian bacon and sausage, but the abundance of fruit and those banana pancakes certainly made up for it!!
Location was great. An easy exit from the motor way, especially if coming directly from the airport. 20-30 minutes if traffic is good and only about 300bht. To get to the skytrain you have to walk the length of Soi 1 and around the corner so probably a 10minute walk, but what an interesting one with street food vendors, a sidewalk tailor, international hospital with nurses and doctors everywhere and hustle and bustle which made me feel very safe and alive. We ate lunch at the outdoor food stall market, which is about 1/2 way down Soi 1, twice. Best Pad Thai made in front of you, yummy chicken rice, noodles and so much more. To feed four of us it cost no more that $6 and it was delicious and clean.
We indulged in a some of the Thai massages at the hotel and they were spot on. Probably the best of our trip, and we tried quite a few. Very reasonably priced, too.
Don't even second guess staying here. If you can get in then grab it. We will be back! Thank you so much for having us.

Room Tip: Room 211 was perfect.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2012

At the end of Sukhumvit Soi 1 is an oasis of tranquility and a temple of taste. The Ariyasomvilla is a gem of a boutique hotel, small, friendly and very, very classy. Built around a traditional Thai house the hotel owner has taken great care to ensure that traditional Thai aesthetics and sense of serenity are maintained throughout the hotel.

All of the rooms are quite, spacious and styled in a traditional Thai way but with all the amenities you would expect; large screen TVs, Internet access, tea and coffee making facilities etc. The rooms induce a calmness and peace into the bustling heart of Bangkok and takes you a galaxy away from the careworn world outside.

The dinning room has tall windows that open out onto the garden, a garden that is landscaped by the British owner’s landscape gardener wife. Every care has been taken to use decorative and architectural plants appropriately with ancient trees providing shade.

The environmental has not been forgotten either. The swimming pool water is purified with a special salt and not environmentally damaging chlorine. There is a car park but it is underground so the noise and fumes of cars do not intrude into the area.
The food is mainly Thai and is of an excellent quality, it is also authentic in presentation, ingredients and taste. Lunch or dinner here is an experience in itself.

The Ariyasomvilla is delightfully different from other boutique hotels because the owner and staff care for their guests as people and not room numbers.

Room Tip: All rooms are quiet and of equal quality.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2012

Nestled right at the end of Soi 1 off Sukhmuvit is Ariyasomvilla, and when you enter you wouldn't know that you are a stone's throw from freeways nor the various attractions and temptations on Sukhumvit Rd.

Ariyasomvilla is all understated Thai elegance, and it makes you feel relaxed and at home from the outset. The low rise buildings blend into their surrounds, and it has the feel of a resort, even though it's in central Bangkok. It's well located too with the nearest Skytrain station only 5 minutes walk away, and you could walk to the big shopping malls around Siam Square if you wanted (though the heat and humidity will probably dictate otherwise).

The rooms are superbly fitted out, with sumptuous hardwoods throughout, and the bed has to to be the biggest I have ever slept in.

The restaurant serves excellent Thai fare (no meat, though fish and seafood are plentiful) and the breakfast outside by the pool is divine.

Two minor criticisms are the lack of any alcoholic drinks in the min-bar (7/11 down the road to the rescue!) and the bathroom has an opaque window that has the corridor outside the rooms on the other side. This allows the night light to come into the bedroom during the night, which doesn't appear to be able to be blocked out - can be annoying if you are a light sleeper like me.

Otherwise, an excellent boutique upper-end choice.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Ariyasomvilla
Address: 65 Sukhumvit Soi 1 | Khlong Toei Nuea, Wattana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
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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 Luxury Hotel in Bangkok
#3 Spa 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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