This hotel is what all hotels should strive for. Ariyasom (Ah-ree-yuh-sahm), which is what you should call the hotel to the taxi drivers we found out, is centrally located in the center of Bangkok but does a magnificent job giving the most peaceful atmosphere possible. The staff bend over backwards for the clients and always appear pleased to do so.
My wife and I were on our honeymoon and had taken a train from Chiang Mai to Bangkok, a distance of approximately 500 miles, which should have taken twelve hours, but we were delayed five hours when the train caught fire three hours into our journey after breaking down twice before. All that being said, when we arrived, I can only imagine we were a little short. The man at the reception desk was ever so helpful, even at 1:30 a.m. which thoroughly impressed my wife and me.
The room was large, well furnished, and most importantly comfortable. The bathtub was a welcomed bonus after a horrendous and stressful train trip.
Breakfast and dinner were perfect. A note: the meals are all pescatarian, but there is wide range of food and I'm sure a typical meat lover will not even notice.
All of this was exceptional, but where the hotel really stood out in my mind was the fact that they made their hotel available to us while we killed time waiting for our late night flight. They watched our luggage while we ran some errands around town and then allowed us to swim in the saltwater pool and use their showers while we waited. While we waited, we had the best massage of my life and one of the best dinners of the honeymoon.
Overall, this was one of the top hotel experiences of our lives, one that all other stays will be judged against for now on.
- 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:
- Ariyasomvilla Hotel Bangkok