The Hansar Bangkok is one of the newest boutique hotels to open on the city’s bustling Rajdamri Road. The location is excellent, right near great shops and even better restaurants. The Chao Phraya River is walking distance away, and the SkyTrain station is nearby, putting the entire city within reach.
While the location is excellent, the real delight here is the hotel itself. It offers a fascinating blend of Thai style and modern contemporary luxury, all accented with fresh flowers, local artifacts and homey touches such as floor-to-ceiling bookshelves. Guests are even welcomed with a plate of fresh Thai fruit in their room upon check in.
Each guest room is lovely, and designed for the ultimate in comfort. The décor blends local style with modern lines, creating a unique atmosphere of luxury. In many of the suites, the feather bed is raised on a wooden platform, and in some suites, floor to ceiling windows give guests the feeling of floating over the city itself. In every room, a soft color palette of earth tones is complemented by hardwood flooring, soft carpeting and flowing silk draperies. Bedding is luxurious, with soft down duvets and a mountain of pillows. Each en suite bathroom features a stunning mix of wood and stone, as well as a custom designed Terrazzo soaker tub and a separate glassed-in rainfall shower. The spaces are entirely open, so make sure you’re travelling with someone you are very comfortable with.
There are 92 suites, ranging in size and in amenities. Studio Suites include private balconies, and convenient kitchenettes with refrigerators and stovetops. Urban Suites offer separate lounge area and comfortable work space. Edge Suites feature a glass-enclosed cantilevered day bed, which looks out over the city. The walls of the hotel’s Vertigo Suites are lined with bookcases displaying rare artifacts. There are also two Loft Suites at the Hansar Bangkok; each one a luxurious duplex, with two floors featuring a lounge for entertaining, and a separate dining space and kitchen, ideal for hosting the perfect dinner.
All suites feature flat screen television with DVD players, an iPod docking station and free wireless internet access, as well as a free in-room mini-bar, replenished daily with snacks, beer and soft drinks.
When it comes time to eat, the Hansar Bangkok has many choices. Café Boca is perfect for a quick sandwich on an outdoor terrace. Eve serves elegant French cuisine. Vue is the beautiful lobby bar, which also serves a lovely breakfast. For guests enjoying the stunning outdoor pool, drinks from the poolside bar Zest can cool off even the hottest afternoon.
The Hansar Bangkok also features a fully equipped fitness room, and a soothing spa called Luxsa which uses ancient Thai healing principles to work on the body’s balance between earth, water, fire and air.
With so many options, guests can find a different way to unwind every day of their Bangkok vacation. Whether it is arranging for a riverboat tour on the Chao Phraya, booking a detoxifying wrap, or spending hours soaking in their private bathtub, looking out over the Bangkok skyline, the Hansar Bangkok is a peaceful oasis in one of the most exciting cities in the world.