When it comes to luxury hotels, Bangkok has lots to offer. All the big names are here, and given the red-hot competition, many deliver reasonably priced and outstanding hotel experiences. The art of hotel one-upmanship is well and truly alive in Asia. But here resides one small, somewhat unknown newcomer in a location that – as “royal” as it is – isn’t central. It punches far above its weight in a city heavily laden with “stars”.
This is a true boutique hotel, with 39 rooms and lush gardens all around. Divided into two sections, the main building has three suite categories, Siam, Mae Nam, and River View (the latter being the biggest). Much closer to the riverside are the three villa categories, Villa Courtyard, Villa Riverview, and Connie’s Villa (again, in ascending order). Important to note is that the river views are never dramatic, so my advice is to select a room based on the size you need.
What makes this hotel so special is the Sukosol family’s approach to hospitality and the guest experience. That, and Krissada Sukosol’s incredible attention to detail, eye for design, it must be said, access to the family’s exceptional collection of priceless Asian artefacts, unique memorabilia and museum-quality artwork. The result is an intelligent, thought-provoking, truly personal and luxurious hotel experience.
There’s an unwavering passion here for creating a faultless guest experience, with super-slick management, exceptional staff, high-tech gadgets and a magical Thai atmosphere. The team will do their utmost to make sure your stay is memorable in every way. And that’s what true luxury is about, after all.
On the banks of the Chao Phraya river, the hotel is a 40-minute boat ride from downtown Bangkok. But don’t let this put you off; it’s a true urban oasis in what is a very busy (and often chaotic) city. After a few hours, the suburb of Dusit will have won you over. It’s said that the Crown Prince lives just a few doors down from the hotel; you never know who you’ll run into…
- Early check-in / Late check-out
- Subject to availability
- Room upgrade upon arrival
- Subject to availability
- Daily breakfast for two
- Food & Beverage credit
- US$100 or equivalent credit to be used during your stay
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
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