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.
To start planning your holiday to Ariyasom Villa
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.
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.
Children are welcome at Ariyasom, but there are no specific facilities for them.
Ariyasom has a swimming pool, traditional spa, library and restaurant, which serves vegetarian and seafood dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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.
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.
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.
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Prasat Muang Singh
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Location & directions
Ariyasom Villa is situated in downtown Bangkok, just 13 km from The Grand Palace.
How to get there
Fly into Bangkok International Suvarnabhumi Airport. Ariyasom Villa is a 1-hour's drive away from the airport.
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