We decided to treat ourselves to a good standard of hotel for our final night in Bangkok and swithered whether to take a chance and book a smaller boutique style hotel or go for a larger upmarket chain hotel. We took a chance and booked here, rather than some massive high rise and we are so glad we did. When booking, we were looking for somewhere where we could go out for a bit of a walk but be able to spend the day before a late night flight home relaxing by the pool and enjoying a spa treatment. This place fitted the bill perfectly.
To note, from the airport do not bother using the train link. Although one of the stops, Makkasan is relatively close by, you will not be able to get a taxi there and you'll end up having to walk, which with luggage in 35 degree heat is not pleasant!
The hotel is located in Sukhumvit, an area that i'm not particularly keen on but it does mean that it is very handy for the BTS and is easily walkable from the nearest station. The hotel is also located right next to a stop on the Klong which will whisk you as far as the Golden Mount in a matter of minutes.
The hotel itself is beautiful. The rooms are huge and furnished to the highest standards imagineable. Public areas are also well designed and encourage lazing about and admiring the building. We found the staff both helpful and courteous throughout our brief stay and David, the owner, very friendly. They were happy to provide us with a room in which to shower and change before our flight home which was very much appreciated.
We used the Spa, which was good and ate at the restaurant. As a committed carnivore I actually really enjoyed the veggie and fish menu and loved the soft shell crabs. They were nearly as good as the home made bread and butter pudding i had for dessert! Breakfast was also very good with an excellent selection again ranging from pancakes to eggs benedict and a vegetarian take on a full English.
Overall we will definitely try to stay here again on our next visit so we've started to save now!
- 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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