Best small hotel in Bangkok

“I visit Bangkok 8 – 10 times per year on business, and have stayed in most of the CBD hotels over the years. I am also in the hotel business, so I tend to be quite picky about room design, service, and F&B..

This hotel has it all: Great location 5 minute walk to both BTS and MRT, extra large well-designed room with separate entry foyer for privacy, large bathroom with big shower and jacuzzi tub, and walk in wardrobe. Original paintings and antique carpets for a decorative touch, Bose sound system for music or movies, in room espresso maker, and free mini-bar for snacks and refreshments.

Common areas include a beautifully appointed living room which is the perfect spot for relaxing with a book – or meeting with VIP clients. The restaurant provides semi-private dining areas, separated by bookshelves stocked with books on design, culture, and history.

Best hotel breakfast in the city – fully a la cart menu features a great selection of dishes from black truffle quiche to Japanese confit of rainbow trout to home made granola and yoghurt with goji berry sauce – served until 2:00 pm. Twenty-four hour room service menu is good quality and fairly priced.

The highly efficient staff work well as a team (the sales and marketing manager served my breakfast twice) and are super friendly. Special mention to Khun Poom who seems to be everywhere at once and is a master at arranging ground transport or fulfilling other special requests. Staff English proficiency is substantially better than most hotels in Bangkok.

Complimentary early check-in or late check-out upon request, a very competitive room rate, and perks for direct booking / returning guests – no other hotel in the city comes close in terms of value, ambiance, service, and location.

Stayed January 2017, traveled on business”