Ariyasom Villa

Bangkok, Thailand

At a Glance

  • A great boutique option in the heart of downtown Bangkok

  • All of the rooms are different and have plenty of character

  • A good option for families as there are connecting options

  • The open-sided sala in the spa is a great place to try a traditional Thai massage

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November to April are the best months to visit Bangkok with the least rain. Temperatures are comfortable until March when the humidity increases. May, September and October are the wettest months and between June and August, you can still visit Bangkok although you will get some rain.

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Insider's View

If you stay in a Studio Room, request the new building, as the ones in the old building are above the restaurant and can be a little noisy

Ariyasom just oozes local charm, and so this is the perfect option for someone who prefers boutique hotels with plenty of character

The connecting rooms make this a great option for families, however the hotel is small and so make sure to book in advance!

The Na Aroon restaurant serves mainly vegetarian and fish dishes, and so if you are looking for some serious protein, you may want to dine elsewhere, but being Bangkok, there is plenty of choice!

Ariyasom is right by a busy canal. This is part of it's charm, but worth being aware that you may hear boats going past

Open the doors onto balcony out into the garden and enjoy listening to the distant goings on in the surrounding area. While you are doing this I would order a refreshing drink to enjoy.

Call us on 858 345 1762 to start planning your vacation to Ariyasom Villa or take a look at our itineraries to Bangkok

Description

A great boutique option in the heart of Bangkok, Ariyasom Villa boasts 24 tasteful rooms, spread between two buildings. With a comfortable, home-style feel, this is a hotel with plenty of character.

In the bustling and modern city of Bangkok, Ariyasom offers a slightly quirky, and very comfortable haven from which to explore.

The 24 rooms and suites are spread across two buildings. The original villa was built in the 1940s and the site opened as a hotel in 2008, aiming to maintain the classic style whilst providing modern facilities. All of the rooms are different, but each boasts Thai silk drapes, antique furniture and local artwork.

Ariyasom is located in downtown Bangkok, right beside one of the city's many canals. It is within easy reach of some of Bangkok's most interesting sites, including the Grand Palace, Wat Arun and the Jim Thompson House.

The hotel's restaurant, Na Aroon, focuses on healthy but delicious organic cuisine, with both Thai and Western options. It is predominantly vegetarian, but occasionally offers a few seafood and fish dishes.

For some time off from site-seeing, Ariyasom's spa has an open-sided sala for expert Thai massages, and there are also three private treatment rooms for oil massages, as well as a steam room. There is also a nice pool in the hotel gardens.

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Accommodation

All of the rooms at Ariyasom are different, but all feature teak wood, Thai silk drapes, antique furniture and local artwork.

Some of the rooms are able to connect, and two of the Executive Deluxe Rooms have separate living rooms which can accommodate a sofa bed.

Childcare

Children are welcome at Ariyasom, but there are no specific facilities for them.

Facilities

Ariyasom has a swimming pool, traditional spa, library and restaurant, which serves vegetarian and seafood dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Activities

There is so much to do in Bangkok, visitors will be spoiled for choice. Visit some of the city's most impressive temples, or why not take a boat ride along the famous Chao Phraya River and through the canals, where you can catch a glimpse of local life. There are plenty of markets to explore and Bangkok is a foodie's heaven with so many wonderful restaurants and street food.

Reviews

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Amy Ropner (Staff)

Ariysom has a more traditional Thai style and soon as you arrive you feel like you have really stepped away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The rooms aren't luxury but they are nice and the bathrooms have lovely baths.The food is all vegetarian but don't be deterred as its still very good and there is a huge variety to choose from. The Pad Thai was delicious as was the selection of different puddings.

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Lucy Bailey (Staff)

Ariyasom is absolutely charming. In a city that is full of huge hotels, this is a lovely boutique option.

The rooms are all different and have plenty of character. For such a small property, the facilities are great, with a nice restaurant, good pool and excellent traditional spa.

It's location by the canal can make it a little noisy, but you will spend so much of your day out exploring, this shouldn't be too off-putting.

Experiences

  • Art & Culture of Bangkok's Klongs

    Spend half a day exploring one of Bangkok's most vibrant artisan communities, traveling by private longtail boat accompanied by your own English-speaking guide. Learn about traditional and modern art, including the intricate designs of Thai puppetry.

  • Bangkok Multi-Transport Adventure

    A full day tour taking in some the highlights of Bangkok. Explore this vibrant city like a local, traveling by foot, boat, Skytrain and tuktuk, accompanied by your own English-speaking private guide.

  • Bites & Sites in the Village of Love

    During your time in Bangkok, spend half a day exploring the historic neighborhood of Bangrak, which translates as 'The Village of Love'. This relaxed tour is perfect for foodies and for those seeking to get a glimpse of local culture and everyday life.

  • Cycle Bangkok's Jungle

    Spend two hours exploring the 'Bangkok Jungle' by bicycle, passing by canals, mangrove forests, traditional Thai houses and hidden temples. This is a great way to experience the sleepier side of Bangkok and gain a different insight into local life.

  • Cycle Hidden Bangkok

    Experience a different side to Bangkok, cycling through sleepy side streets, green parks and along canal pathways. Get away from the main tourist sites and gain an insight into local life beyond the city's skyscrapers.

  • Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

    Damnoen Saduak is one of Thailand's most famous, chaotic and colorful floating markets. Within easy reach of Bangkok, even if you would prefer not make any purchases, it still makes for an exciting experience.

  • Distinguished Hosts - Bangkok

    This is a wonderful opportunity for those looking to get more of an in-depth understanding of Thailand, or a particular area of the culture, be that history, architecture or literature - there is plenty of choice depending on your interests.

  • Erawan Waterfall & Phra That Cave

    Head to Erawan, one of Thailand's most famous National Parks. Here you can visit the Erawan Waterfall, a picturesque seven-tier cascade, and the Phra That Cave, hidden within the park's limestone hills.

  • Floating Market & Mangrove Conservation Center

    This full day tour combines culture and adventure, taking in one of Thailand's most charming floating markets as well as a visit to the Mangrove Forest Conservation Center. You will even have the opportunity for a spot of waterskiing!

  • Floating Market at Khlong Lat Mayom

    Only open at weekends, Khlong Lat Mayom is one of Bangkok's best floating markets, and it is only a short journey from the city center. This is one of the prettiest floating markets, and a great place to try some mouth-watering local Thai delicacies.

  • Floating Markets - Half Day

    Leave Bangkok's skyscrapers behind and head out into the suburbs to experience some of Thailand's most vibrant and bustling markets, ranging from railways to rivers.

  • Glittering Bangkok - Half Day Tour

    Spend half a day exploring some of Bangkok's most interesting sites, accompanied by an expert English-speaking guide. Travel like a local, using various forms of public transport; a quick way to get around, and immersive way to experience the city.

  • Grand Palace & Wat Pho in Style

    Spend half a day exploring two of Bangkok's most iconic sites; the Grand Palace and Wat Pho. Accompanied by your own English-speaking guide, you will learn more about Buddhism in Thailand as well as the country's much loved Royal Family.

  • Grand Palace, Wat Pho and Art & Culture of Bangkok's Klongs

    Spend a full day exploring some of the highlights and hidden gems of Bangkok, accompanied by your own English-speaking guide. The tour encompasses impressive temples and palaces, and offers the chance to learn more about the country's thriving art scene.

  • Headlights Adventure

    Whilst Bangkok is always bustling, the capital is at its most lively, exotic and mysterious in evenings. Feel the different pulses of the city as you walk through a variety of neighborhoods soaking up the sites, sounds and smells.

  • Hellfire Pass

    Visit the notorious Hellfire Pass, which is located outside the town of Kanchanaburi, along the cliffs above the River Kwai. Take a tour of the museum and venture down into the pass to walk along the old railway line.

  • Heritage of Ancient Ayutthaya in Style

    Spend a day in the ancient city of Ayutthaya visiting magnificent temple complexes and majestic palaces, accompanied by your own English-speaking guide. Travel by car, boat, cable car and even golf buggy as you explore this charming city and its sites.

  • Hidden Villages - Half Day Tour

    Head off the beaten track and explore the less touristy, slightly more unusual side to Bangkok, accompanied by your expert English-speaking guide. Spend half a day wandering though a few of the 'villages' that make up the sprawling metropolitan capital.

  • Liquid Bangkok

    The Chao Phraya was once, and in many ways remains, Bangkok's lifeblood. The focus of this trip is to explore some of the city's oldest neighborhoods, which laid the foundations for the bustling capital of today.

  • Pedalling, Pachyderms & Paddling

    An exciting and eclectic action-packed adventure that includes cycling, elephant bathing, kayaking and bamboo rafting. This is a wonderful experience for active couples and families, and makes the most of the scenic and diverse Kanchanaburi countryside.

  • Prasat Muang Singh

    Visit Prasat Muang Singh, a Khmer temple complex in Kanchanaburi Province, which dates back to the Angkorian era. The style of these temples is fairly unusual for Thailand, and so this makes for an interesting historical tour.

  • Tha Kha Floating Market

    This half day tour will take you to Tha Kha Floating Market; one of the more charming and less touristy floating markets within easy reach of Bangkok.

  • Train Ride through the Kwai Noi Gorge

    Take a short train ride along the infamous Thailand-Burma Railway, also known as the 'Death Railway' due to the thousands of POWs and laborers that died during its construction. The countryside's picturesque scenery contrasts with poignant history.

Vacation Ideas

  • A Week in Thailand

    Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Ayutthaya & Chiang Mai

    from $2400 pp 7 nights

    • Impeccable and friendly service
    • Delicious breakfasts with a different flavour smoothie each morning
    • Iced water in cool boxes for every couple on the beach

Location & directions

Bangkok, Thailand

Ariyasom Villa is situated in downtown Bangkok, just 13 km from The Grand Palace.

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