“Eco-friendly, family-run boutique B&B ideally located for discovering the Thai Capital’s heritage district”
In each charmingly unique room you'll find reclaimed teak furnishings, antique hanging oil lamps, hand-painted porcelain washbasins crafted by owner Nantiya and quirky flower-inspired metalwork. Each room carries its personalised floral scent in ceramic containers, hand-made soap and shampoo. Sumptuous dark fabrics and fresh flowers contribute to the elegant feel, and all rooms have air-con, TV and multimedia players, computers, WiFi and minibars.
The best rooms are the Family Suite and Honeymoon Suite, which both have sitting areas and outdoor bathtubs. The ground floor Family Suite in which we stayed impressed at first glance, then doubly so when we realised there was a door at one end which opened on to a narrow corridor with fridge, amenities, wardrobe, and a huge rainshower. Beyond, an outdoor, plant-flanked space with a huge green stone bathtub allows you to bathe amidst the plant fronds and enjoy almost complete silence. A tree-house-style room can be found up some steps; perfect for a second couple, or kids. Back in the bedroom-proper, the comfy kingsize bed - marshmallow-soft pillows and crisp white linen - rests on a wooden plinth.
There are also Twin Rooms, and Garden Suites with little indoor garden lounge areas. The Queen Loft Suites and King Loft Suites are duplexes with a bathroom/lounge on one floor and a rather precarious steep wooden stairs leading up to a mezzanine level bedroom.
This is essentially a B&B with no restaurant, although it does have a small tea room with limited food selection, but you're greeted with a welcome cup of tea and you can order freshly-brewed coffee or tea, fresh fruit juices and cookies in the lobby until 8pm. There is 24-hour room service from the small tea room.
Upon check-in, you will be asked to fill out a form to make your breakfast selection for the next morning which is taken in the lobby, where you can chat to owner Khun Nantiya. Our scrambled eggs and sausage were well cooked, the dragon fruit, pomelo and watermelon fresh, the toast adequate, the coffee delicious and the traditional Chinese pastries intriguing. Unless told otherwise, you will receive this breakfast choice every morning.
In one of the best foodie ideas we've seen at a hotel, a scrapbook in the lobby contains the owners' best-kept-secret restaurant recommendations, which guests would find impossible to locate on their own even with a guidebook. After each suggestion, several blank pages are left, so guests can comment on the recommendations. Brilliant.
Cots are provided free for under 3s. Though this is a small hotel, so those with children may prefer somewhere with more space and a pool.
The Family Suite sleeps 4 and the Honeymoon Suite has space for 3 people. Twin rooms are also available for older children. Note that the steep steps of the Queen Loft Suite and King Loft Suite are not suitable for toddlers.
Baby cots available on request
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking