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Ariyasom Villas

Last updated: 30 December, 2023

This elegant boutique hotel in a 1940s house is one of Bangkok’s loveliest places to stay. Located in luxuriant tropical gardens at the end of a lane, combining old-world style with modern amenities, there’s nothing else like it.

The property was built as a home during World War II by Khun Phra Chareon, Thailand’s father of modern engineering. His granddaughter and her English husband, the current owners, have remodelled the house into a stylish hotel with individually designed rooms.

The location for sightseeing is excellent – the BTS is nearby. It’s also very close to the heart of Sukhumvit’s shopping.

After exhausting hours on the streets, return to enjoy a steam Thai massage, soak in the jacuzzi at the hotel’s Som Sen Spa, or participate in a silent meditation retreat with a Thai monk (arrange in advance).

Surrounding area

The hotel is located at the end of a peaceful residential lane (soi in Thai) that’s surprisingly quiet, considering it’s just one block from Sukhumvit, one of Bangkok’s busiest roads. Leaving the blissful silence of the property to confront the typical Bangkok chaos on the corner of the street can be a shock.

It’s in the heart of the city’s shopping scene – the Siam malls, such as Siam Paragon and Siam Centre, are just two BTS stops away.


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General amenities

Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room amenities

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed