This is your place if you want a quality and comfortable place to stay that is walking distance to Wat Po, The Grand Palace, and Wat Arun!
LOCATION: Wat Arun stares at you from across the river waiting for you to take a 5-minute walk down to the ferry across. Wat Po is literally right across the street. The Grand Palace is only a 10-15 minute walk away; only because it's so big and the main entrance is on the opposite side. If you're smart, you'll take advantage of the location and get to the temples as soon as they open to avoid the hordes of tourists. Not only is the location great for accessing the temples, but the surrounding streets have a local and laid-back feel with plenty of little markets.
SERVICE: The staff was very accommodating when we told them that we wouldn't be able to check in until 11PM and storing our luggage when we checked out in the afternoon. They speak English and can help you make reservations or contact restaurants/stores.
ACCOMMODATIONS: We stayed in the Srivichai & Lanna rooms; both have fantastic views of Wat Arun from their balcony. However, we were upgraded to the Sala Suite, which has even better views. The beds were firm (but comfortable) and the sheets were silky and fantastic to retire to after a long hot & sticky day of touring the city. Breakfast is included and was delicious!
I couldn't recommend a better place to stay in Bangkok if you're looking for quality and access to the major temples.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- SalaArun is an opulent boutique hotel located in the middle of Ratanakosin Island. The hotel's classical Asian contemporary facade hides a wealth of rich colors and modern facilities. Lush brocade upholstery and paintings compliment Turkish glass chandeliers creating a cozy welcoming home in the heart of Bangkok. All attractions including Grand Palace, Reclining Buddha Temple, Flower Market are within 5-10 minutes walking distance. Temple of Dawn is opposite Sala Arun - across the river. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sala Arun Hotel Bangkok