Luxurious hotel in peaceful, quiet side of Bangkok

“If you are looking for a peaceful respite from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok’s city centre like Siam or Chit Lom, then Maduzi is the perfect hotel for you.

It is super accessible, as it is a few minutes walk away from Asoke BTS and the hotel totally quiet and exclusive. To access the BTS from Maduzi, you can either walk along the road or take an escalator from inside Exchange Tower, which is about 3 minutes walk away from Maduzi. It is also part of the Small Luxury Hotels group.

The biggest pro of this hotel is that it takes away a lot of the normal travel anxiety that one would experience. They have a completely flexible check in and check out timing, which is great if you are checking in really early or checking out really late. I recommend letting the hotel know in advance via email. There is also no deposit required.

You also get free wifi at a fast speed!

The hotel offerings are unlike any other. The room comes with an espresso machine with free coffee, tea and mini bar. The sheets, which I never considered as a point to review, were the smoothest and most comfortable silk sheets I’ve ever laid in. The bed is HUGE, I think about king size or larger.

The toilet itself is a marvel. There is so much counter space and a large mirror. There is also a rain shower, a small walk-in closet so your luggage is kept out of the way.

The hallmark of it all – A JACUZZI TUB. It can be quite tricky to turn on because you have to wait about 15-20minutes for the water to overflow from the tub so that the jacuzzi function can be turned on. It’s interesting because the water flows in from the ceiling rather than from a faucet. To be honest, the jacuzzi jet is quite gentle and I typically prefer a stronger jet. However, this jacuzzi feature itself is already a lot to shout about.

The TV itself is probably the most underwhelming feature because most channels were slightly fuzzy and off-colour. However, it comes with a Bose surround sound! You do have to operate two remotes for the TV system.

If you get overwhelmed by all the amenities in the room, there is a user guide for guests on how to use the safe, espresso machine, tub etc. that comes in English and really easy to understand, so don’t worry.

There is an office desk and chair, and a super comfy reclining chair in the room as well. The room is pretty huge and comfortable.

Breakfast is from 6.30am to 11am with the last order at 10.30am. Instead of a breakfast buffet, you get to choose a breakfast main from a small menu and enjoy a free flow of salad bar which includes salads, fruits, bread and cereal.

Guests can also enjoy a complimentary welcome drink either at the lobby or sent up to your room at any time during your stay.

I must commend the great service as well. They will help you with anything you need and they explicitly mention that their staff do not accept tips. Also, I emailed the hotel ahead of time to request for a special arrangement as we were checking in on the day of my boyfriend’s birthday. The hotel arranged for a free chocolate lava cake sent to our room with a birthday message for him written in chocolate syrup on the plate!

The best part of this hotel is how exclusive and quiet it is. There seemed to be a few other guests staying at Maduzi during the time I stayed there, which means you don’t have to deal with a crowded and noisy breakfast area. You almost feel like you are the only one staying at the hotel.

This is a hotel for people who are looking to escape the business of Bangkok’s city centre and want to enjoy a more quiet (and expensive) side.

If you are staying here, I recommend popping over to Phrom Phong BTS, one stop away from Asoke BTS, because that is where the new EM district is. The EM District has two high end malls (Emporium and EM Quarter) as well as Artbox night market on the weekend, so there are still some interesting things to see and do in the area.

I stayed for one night and everything was really pleasant, the room was amazing and the staff were courteous and helpful. Nothing bad to say about it!”