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Ariyasomvilla – Bangkok

10 July 2012
Filed under: Hotels — Tags: , , — Michael @ 8:23 am

Ariyasomvilla came to my attention through their restaurant, Na Aroon, which specializes in vegetarian, organic foods. That alone sets the small hotel apart. So, even though it’s not a five-star establishment I thought it was worth a mention here.


The airy dining room of the hotel’s restaurant.

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Hotel Muse – Bangkok

3 July 2012
Filed under: Hotels — Tags: , , , — Michael @ 8:34 am

Hotel Muse has been on my ‘must visit’ list for a while, and I was reminded of this when they came up recently for one of my weekly round-ups of promotions. So, I decided to put them at the top of the list and have a look. Right from the front entrance (below), you can tell Hotel Muse is something different. I daresay it’s the kind of place people are going to love or hate. I was certainly intrigued by it, but as I haven’t actually stayed there, I don’t know how well the design will wear. (Continue reading →)

Sneak Peek – The Siam

17 June 2012
Filed under: Hotels — Tags: , — Michael @ 7:01 pm

It seems like we’ve been hearing about this new hotel project for a very long time, and now that I’ve seen the almost-finished product, I’d have to say it was worth the wait. The new hotel is right on the river, although far up from most of the other riverside hotels – that’s about the only drawback to the place. The nearest tourist sight – within walking distance – is Vimanmek Mansion, the golden teak palace of Rama V. In the neighborhood around the hotel you can catch glimpses of many large old homes built by the courtiers of the time. (Continue reading →)

POSH Hotel Deals – 15 June 2012

15 June 2012
Filed under: Hotels — Tags: , , , , , , — Michael @ 9:34 am

You know, just about every week, round about Tuesday I start to think, “You know, maybe I won’t do a deal roundup this week.” I think that mainly because I have’t found any deals. But then, some time on Wednesday, the emails, tweets and advertisements will start appearing, and quite often by the time I’m wrapping up the post on Thursday night, it’s a matter of which deals to leave out. That’s certainly been this week, times two. It’s usually not too hard to decide what to leave out. I just include the best three or four deals.

Before I present this week’s deals, just a little warning to keep an eye out for a special post coming out on Monday. It’s a sneak peek at the new The Siam hotel, and I guarantee you won’t want to miss it. (Continue reading →)

New in Bangkok: Sofitel Sukhumvit

13 June 2012
Filed under: Hotels — Tags: , , — Michael @ 9:35 am

I meant to check out the new Sofitel just after it opened back in April, but in the craziness that always leads up to a trip back to the States, I forgot about it. So I decided to rectify the situation with a quick look-in earlier this week.


The brassy multi-story lobby of the Sofitel

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