QUIET HOTEL in the very heart of Bangkok. Next to BUMRUNGRAD hospital and SUKHUMVIT Road.
Welcome to AriyasomVilla
Small luxury Boutique Hotel and Spa in the heart of Bangkok, superbly located just of Sukhumvit Road and near to Bumrungrad Hospital.
It is, of course, with great sadness and a heavy heart that we note the passing of our beloved King Bhumipol Adulyadej - Rama IX - last Thursday the 13th October 2016 (2559). The government of Thailand has issued an official period of mourning of 30 days from the date of his passing away.
King Bhumipol has reigned over the country for 70 years and in all that time he has worked tirelessly for the welfare and benefit of all Thais. He has instigated many projects for the good of his people and has championed the sustainability economy. Whilst all Thais are feeling deep sorrow the country knows that it has to move on and continue life.
After some initial confusion it is now clear what is the impact for the Tourist and Hospitality business:
- The Grand Palace and Wat Po will be closed for the time being.
- Concerts, events and exuberant parties will be cancelled
- Outdoor functions will be cancelled.
- The majority of Thais will be wearing black or white as a mark of respect.
- Beyond this other activities will continue as normal.
- Restaurants and bars will function as normal. Alcohol will continue to be served.
- Visitors / guests are only asked to be understanding and sympathetic at this time of national grief.
Perhaps a better way of saying it is that this is "History in the Making". Only a tiny number of the population has known any other King. King Bhumipol Adulyadej has ruled for 70 years and was the longest reigning monarch in the world. He was revered as more than a man here in Thailand. Visitors / guests will see first hand and learn the reverence with which the king was afforded by his people. In todays modern world such phenomena is sadly very rare. To experience this is a privilege.
So far from being a dampener on ones experiences travelling to Thailand it should be seen as a positive experience and a privilege. For any detailed information please contact me on davidless(at)ariyasom.com
AriyasomVilla first opened it´s doors to guests in August 2008. The original Villa was built by Khun Pariyas´ Grandfather and Grandmother in 1941/2.
When first built, the villa was considered to be in the outskirts of the City but over the last 70+ years the City has pushed out to the east and we are now in the very centre of town. When we built the hotel our intentions were to build something with an authentic "Thai" feeling - I hope we´ve succeeded. AriyasomVilla is a small luxury boutique hotel with just 24 guestrooms, restaurant (Na Aroon), Thai Spa (Som Sen), small function room and meditation hall.
We have 4 categories of rooms - Studio, Deluxe, Executive Deluxe and Suites - please let us know your requirements - see "Rooms and Rates" for more details. As AriyasomVilla is a small hotel we often get booked up, however, it´s always a good idea to check direct with the hotel on info(at)ariyasom.com or call +6622548880.
Our Na Aroon restaurant serves vegetarian and seafood - we don´t serve meat. This may seem strange to some but please do try our fresh, tasty, zesty and healthy Thai Cuisine - I´m sure you´ll enjoy it and appreciate the difference - for more details see "Na Aroon". For a booking at the restaurant please contact us on info(at)ariyasom.com or call 02-2548880.
The end of 2013 and much of 2014 was influenced by our political climate. However, contrary to certain expectations the country settled into calm and peacefulness. Our current government appear to be working hard to solve our more fundamental issues. The consequence is that in many ways its business as usual in Bangkok and the rest of the country. The BTS "Sky" train is a short walk from the hotel and it’s easy to connect with the boats on the Chao Phraya River.
Head up the river to the Grand Palace, Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn), Wat Poh (the Reclining Buddha). Not far from these major attractions is the flower market (Bak Klong Talad). Bangkok is a major shopping destination and we´re not far from the very hub of it - Siam Paragon, Central World, Emporium and of course Chatujak weekend market. Even after living here for 23 years I still visit the market on a regular basis. AriyasomVilla is located almost next door to the No. 1 hospital in South East Asia - Bumrungrad international. It´s a great facility to have in the vicinity and a number of guests take advantage of our proximity. By no means cheap, Bumrungrad, provides first class medical for an extensive array of ailments and conditions - check out their website - www.bumrungrad.com.
There´s seldom a dull moment living in Bangkok but I do want to reiterate about the usual scams! The main temples and sites are very seldom closed - please don´t fall for the scammers telling you that they are closed and that you should jump into a tuk tuk and go and buy jewelry, tailoring, travel and accommodation, etc etc. The application of just a modicum of common sense will save upset, disappointment and money!
We look forward to welcoming to AriyasomVilla
Best regards David & Khun Pariya
In the event that your dates are not available please do contact us on rsvn(at)ariyasom.com to double check.