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.
- 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:
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