Stopping infront of the hotel on the dusty road, I could not imagine walking through the doors into a lush tropical oasis. I heard that this used to be the Queen's residence and it is indeed lovely and charming.
Staff were really friendly, rooms were great and tuk tuk easily available infront of the hotel. The only minor flaw I can think of is that there is nothing much in the immediate vicinity of the hotel even though it is behind the Palace and about 10 mins walk to street 240 where some restaurants are located (I stress it is a minor flaw as tuk tuks are cheap and abundant). Their sister hotel The Plantation seem to be nearer to all the action and looked just as lovely from the outside, although it wont have the same old world charm and character of this one. Awesome breakfast with loads of fresh fruit. Dont forget to go to Friends and Romdeng for your meals!More