The Sala Arun will not warm your heart on first site. It's within Old Bangkok's working markets. As a westerner, it may cause second thoughts at first sight. But don't judge the book by it's cover. Inside the hotel is beautiful and quaint. We stayed in the Sala Suite for the the view of the Temple of Dawn and it is exactly what you see in the pictures. The suite is quite large with all of the amenities you could want. The bathroom is large enough for the everyday football team. Our experience was that breakfast was warm and friendly with the guests like a bed and breakfast. The hotel covers all of the bases inside. Outside you'll love what you'll find if you are a person looking for culture. The Grand Palace and Wat Pho are within short walking distance. Taking a boat over to the Temple of Dawn is even quicker. Tuk Tuks are at each corner in the area awaiting your exciting ride. Trust these guys driving abilities against everything your brain tells you. We didn't see any accidents in Thailand in over a week and it's really fun. Seeing the markets for what they are and the cultural differences from the west is really getting out an traveling. The smells, the quick movements, the sounds, it's what drives Bangkok's food industry. and the pictures of the locals and the food being served, especially at night are fantastic. If you are a serious traveler looking to experience culture but want to have a 5 star sanctuary, this is it.
- 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