The original building of this hotel dates from 1886 and has been restored to reflect the glamour of that era with four-poster beds and fine white linen. Famous guests have included the accomplished novelist, Somerset Maugham, and Noel Coward. This has led current owners to create the “Author’s Lounge” – a colonial-style lounge with whitewashed walls and wicker furniture. There, you can take “high tea”. Which is a traditionally elegant experience involving many types of tea and tiny, delicious cakes.
Stay in a split-level suite decorated with silk and carved teak. Enjoy your private view of the Chao Phraya River. There are two ample-sized pools and a spa offering traditional Thai treatments alongside more contemporary relaxation. The restaurant serves some of the best Thai fares in town - try the aromatic yellow beef curry. You won’t want to leave, but when you must, you can take a complimentary water taxi right from the riverside gardens.