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Ariyasomvilla Sukhumvit, Bangkok - FBB001

Conveniently located in the heart of Central Bangkok, this boutique hotel is built around a charming authentic 1940s Thai house and set in lush tropical gardens.

This luxury villa was built in 1942 but opened as a hotel in 2008, maintaining a traditional 1940s and 1950s theme with all the modern amenities of the 21st century. Still in the hands of the original family who built the house, it promises a warm and personal stay.

The Rooms
The hotel has ten Studio Rooms, eight slightly larger Deluxe Rooms (both with twin beds or king-size beds), three Executive Deluxe Rooms and three Executive Suites (both with king-size beds). Two of the Executive Suites are located on the 4th floor with views of the pool and tropical garden. They are mezzanine rooms with a living room downstairs and the bedroom upstairs. The third Executive Suite is situated in the old Thai house (room 208) and used to be the Grandfather’s bedroom. It is a truly authentic Thai room with a canopy bed offering its guests a sense of living in a Bangkok of the 1940s. The Executive Deluxe Rooms are spacious with a large bedroom and a separate living area. The sofas can be converted into a bed as well. Room 110 has a wonderful Jacuzzi bath tub but is slightly smaller than the other two rooms of this category.

The room rate includes breakfast, WiFi access, parking spaces, a daily newspaper, a welcome drink and tropical fruit basket upon arrival and a baby cot per room if necessary. All rooms have air conditioning, bathroom amenities, fridge and free bottled water and juice. Children aged 12 or under can share a room with parents free of charge, without an extra bed.

The Facilities
The hotel's Na Aroon restaurant offers both Thai and Western dishes with a "healthy, tasty and organic" philosophy. Set on the ground floor of the old villa, it exudes a real old world charm with teak wooden floors, high ceilings, original artwork and ceiling fans. It serves mainly vegetarian food as well as fresh fish and seafood but it does not serve meat. Alcoholic drinks are available as well as a selection of fresh juices and smoothies.

The hotel boasts an outdoor swimming pool with a Jacuzzi as well as its own spa with a variety of treatments including traditional Thai massages and oil massages.

The concept of this hotel is to provide its guests a natural and healthy experience, for example guests are offered complimentary water in glass bottles instead of using plastic bottles which is mostly common in Thailand, the bathroom amenities are made of natural ingredients and the sheets and pillow cases are made of 100% cotton. It is obvious that the owners care about their guests which makes this property very unique and a stay here unforgettable.

There is plenty to do here, with the cosmopolitan metropolis of Bangkok on the doorstep. Nearby attractions include the Erawan Shrine, National Museum, Jim Thompson House, Chatuchak Weekend Market, Patpong Night Market, Suan Lum Night Bazaar, Siam Paragon, Central World, Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre and many more.

A four day silent meditation retreat can also be offered for up to 15 people in the tranquil garden setting with guidance provided in English by Thai monk Ajahn Vimokha.

"Make sure to try the "facon" (fake bacon) which can be ordered for breakfast at the vegetarian restaurant."

24 Bedrooms, Sleeps 48
£140 - £170 per room per night

Unique boutique hotel
"Na Aroon" Vegetarian Restaurant
Saltwater swimming Pool
Spa
Meeting Room
Library
Meditation Hall
Pack and unpack service