There's no denying this was a beautiful and atmospheric place to stay and it felt very boutique. The room had a lot of nice touches such as dressing gowns and scented oil burner, but there were a couple of basic issues which for me, spoiled what I was hoping would be a luxurious weekend. Of course there was the usual Thai thing of no hot water in the sink and although there was a plug, it was far from water-tight - I can live with that. The bigger problem was that the air conditioner barely worked, so it was a very hot and uncomfortable night. The Thai-style house also meant it was very dark inside, so it was nice to open doors and windows, but with no fly screens, it was an insect free-for-all. They provided a net for the bed and a repellent spray, but the screens would really help. One staff member spoke a little English, but the others really had only a few words, so if you need something, it can be difficult if you don't know any Thai. They try very hard to please you, though. The restaurant had a large Thai menu and the food was fine, but I didn't think it was outstanding.
Overall, they're just slightly missing the mark.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Not just an ancient Thai house, Not just a temporary beauty. Dhabkwan mirrors the traditional Thai way of life and transports you back to those precious moments of the past. Located in a truly authentic atmosphere, a cluster of 6 Thai style houses built from the Ayudthaya period take your imagination back to a Thai way of life surrounded by attentive staff. The sweet smell of White Champaka and Jasmine among other fragrant flowers delight the senses, evoking relaxing and peaceful memories of the past. All spacious houses with large terrace and open aired area underneath the house / private garden. Our concept is base on: teak wood, the spirit of Thai flowers and contrasts of modern amenities. Every piece of wood came from the North of Thailand and guild by traditional builders from Chiangmai. Believe it or not? The breathtaking atmosphere, the beautiful and cultured way of life practiced here will put you under a spell from your very first visit. ... more less
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