Ariyasomvilla, Bangkok

Description and Location
Built around a traditional Thai house that has been within the same family for three generations, the style evokes memories of a bygone age yet with some reassuringly modern features.

Accommodation
Teak floors, silk drapes and a combination of antique and reproduction furniture. Located in a relatively quiet side road just a few minutes walk from the bustle of Sukhumvit. Just 24 rooms and suites, mostly with garden view.

Facilities and Activities
Facilities include restaurant serving mainly Asian cuisine, with the emphasis on vegetarian and fish dishes, swimming pool and small spa.

Chic Check – Very different, and will appeal to the true individualist who values something unique, genuinely authentic boutique even before it became fashionable and deliberately non corporate. Classic simplicity in a traditional Thai style, both in the design and wonderfully tropical gardens, complete with busy and occasionally pungent klong (waterway) running adjacent to the hotel.

Nighly rate from £58 per person