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“Fantasticly relaxing”
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Ariyasomvilla
Ranked #3 of 885 Hotels in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 July 2009

My fiancee and I stayed here for several nights when stopping in Bangkok on our way to and from Bali. It was wonderful to have such a beautiful, quiet, safe and tranquil place to relax in the otherwise hectic city.

The rooms were nearly silent. They were constructed solidly and no noise was heard through the walls or ceilings. The only noise we heard were the croaking of frogs in the morning.

The beds were the most luxurious we slept in on the entire trip. I meant to ask the owner where he bought the sheets, so we could get some for ourselves. They were so soft!

The bathrooms were beautiful as well. The first room we stayed in had a bathroom larger than most hotel rooms and they were tastefully designed wit many natural materials and stone. The large bath was mightily appreciated after the 24 hours of travel to get there.

The large flat screen TV had HBO, CNN, Cinemax and other english-language channels. They had fast WiFi, powerful A/C, and all the room controls were accessible from a panel near the bed. It would be a perfect place to veg out for a week.

And speaking of veg, the food they serve is all vegetarian and of the highest quality. They have great faux bacon and sausage, so you won't miss your meat.

The pool was also wonderful for a dip after a hard day of sightseeing. The jacuzzi was huge and fun, though it would have been nicer if it was heated. But being in bangkok, a cool jacuzzi is probably what most people want.

The location was good. Although it was not in the heart of the old city, it was very close to many sights and it was easy to hop on the elevated train line to get anywhere in the city very quickly. We didn't, but you could also have taken a public ferry boat from the canal that runs behind the hotel. Note that traffic is very bad in Bangkok during peak times, so either a motor scooter or public transportation (trains/boats) are your best bet to avoid the gridlock.

Getting to/from the airport was very easy. The end of the road that the hotel is on is only yards from the expressway, so it is very easy to get onto the fast roads to the airport. Take a public taxi from the airport using the meter for around 300 baht plus two tolls of 25 and 45 baht. Cheap and easy.

I'd definitely recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a relaxing, trouble-free place to stay in Bangkok.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 July 2009

My wife and two young children were at the start of an extended trip trough Asia and we agreed to indulge ourselves in Bangkok. An old friend of mine gave me the name of the hotel and said ''stay here" with a wink...I trust him like a brother so we booked on line hoping he was on the money like he had been in the past. We were intending to be able to fill our bags with inexpensive clothing from shopping areas very close our chosen hotel in Sukhumvit. We certainly got that right! Bangkok is a shoppers paradise and there is no better place to stay, location wise, than the Ariyasomvilla.

But since this is a hotel review and not a city guide, let me get back on track. This is a small and beautiful hotel with 20 something rooms, that is stunningly designed around the co-owners Grandfather's residence that was built in the 1940's - architecturally and design-wise the place is superb. It truly is an oasis because as many people who know Bangkok know only to well that it is very fast, full of hustle and bustle and in-personal monolithic hotels.

Check out the hotels web site for all the photos etc, but as you will see it has a really nice big pool, very green lush gardens, wi-fi which was connected simply and the staff were genuine and began to predict your individual preferences after a day or two.

My wife is a fish eating vegetarian, so she was grinning like a cheshire cat because the restaurant at the Ariyasom is vegetarian and fish only. We both found the food to be of excellent quality, very tasty and represented good value for money.

More a comment about Thais in general than the staff at the hotel is they sometimes have difficulty in understanding your requests or questions and will nod or say yes when they actually don't understand...the good thing with Ariasom is that being such a small hotel, the affable manager, and English born, David is at hand to sort out any confusion, negating any language issues quickly and without fuss.

The other thing we love about this hotel is the way you can avoid traffic from the airport, being a stones throw off the motorway, you can be there from the airport in 25 mins, never once being stopped in Bangkok's notorious traffic snarls. A tip for the uninitiated, make sure you insist "meter on" to the taxi driver, simply say "suk-um-vit soi noong" while holding up one finger...go to the end of the road and you'll see your oasis. Well under $10 for the journey, we did it for $5 US both times, including tolls.

The hotel is a stones throw from Bumrungrad hospital also, we had an unexpected visit, lets just say the quality and price as a patient is nothing like what you will find at home - excellent experience.

Overall a super hotel experience, I'd would go there again in a heart beat, and I would have no hesitation about sending my friends there...but hey don't tell people you don't like, because remember it only has 20 something rooms - don't let everyone in on the secret! Enjoy.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 June 2009

The find of the year! Ariyasom Villa has it all. The best location on Sukhumvit Soi 1 and right next to Bumrungrad Hospital. It has the “wow” factor as it is simply beautiful – a small boutique hotel designed on old Thai villas. The staff are absolutely lovely. David and his wife make you feel like you’re part of the family, not a customer.

I would absolutely recommend this hotel to everyone.

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 April 2009

My wife and I stayed at the Ariyasom Villa for four nights recently. The Hotel came recommended by one of our Thai friends who had attended a mediation class there some time earlier. It was our first trip to Bangkok so we were a little sceptical as the Taxi drove down the street and toward the hotel, however, as soon as we got to the front gates we knew we were going to be happy. The Hotel staff are extremley friendly and helpfull, our Thai friend had spoken with them a number of times when arranging the accomodation for us and was very content that we would be well looked after. Our room was splendid and oozed character, just as the hotel in general does. We had no trouble sleeping at night and our stay was comfortable in every way.

We ate in at the Hotel a few times and the food was very good, breakfast was also very good with ample choice. The Hotel owner is from Manchester and was very friendly, he would stop by and have a conversation with everyone and if a problem of any sort had arsisen (be it with the accomodation or anything else for that matter) I'm sure we would have helped in any way possible.

I do have some pictures I took whilst at the Hotel and would be happy to share them with anyone considering a stay at The Ariyasom, I'm also happy to accept any questions or queries by e-mail.

To summarise, a very friendly, clean, competitive and convenient place to stay whilst in Bangkok, I was very happy there and see no reason why any other reasonable person shouldn't be !

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 March 2009

Decided to take a chance on this hotel to stay in Bangkok for four days on basis of the reviews we read so were keeping fingers crossed the reviews were not overrated.On arrival the first impression was that its a tiny hotel stuck in a corner (not surprising as we were previously at a huge resort hotel) but once inside we felt completely at comfort. David (owner/manager) came out of kitchen to greet us and were soon settled in a very nice room with every comfort.For those with laptop there is a free wifi internet service in rooms.(initially I could not connect my laptop but David called his IT man who fiddled with it and fixed it).
Breakfast by the pool was perfect for all the mornings.The service we received from all the staff was perfect and with a smile.
Location is ideal as it is centrally located and only five minutes walk to the nearest sky train station.
It is difficult to think of any negatives but if one has to it could be the loud incessant crocking of the cockerels from early morning.
In short this hotel is a small gem in middle of Bangkok.

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled as a couple
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 September 2017
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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 Spa Hotel in Bangkok
#3 Luxury Hotel in Bangkok
#4 Family Hotel in Bangkok
#23 Business Hotel in Bangkok
Price Range: £116 - £182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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