A rebranding and remodel is breathing new life into the former Manohra Hotel, now known as the Ma Hotel.
It recently reopened with new décor in the guest rooms, public areas, restaurant and back of house. The hotel undoubtedly hopes the old complaints of a budget hotel beginning to show its age will be replaced with raves about quality accommodations for a fair price.
The Ma Hotel’s motto is that it’s a smart choice for travelers based on its smart design and smart system, one that gets you a higher grade of service than you’d expect based on the price you pay. The Ma Hotel is located in the Bangkok Gems Trading Center paralleling the city’s famous Silom Road.Within walking distance are the Chao Phraya River and the Central Business District.
There are 243 rooms in the Ma Hotel, decorated with muted greys and dark wood with splashes of bright color. 20 square meter superior rooms are touted as the perfect choice for single travelers and couples looking for great value. Superior extra rooms include a daybed area set against a large window. Located on top floor, deluxe rooms offer full-size bay windows for the best views. Superior deluxe rooms give travelers extra space to stretch out at 28 square meters. Guests have two options when it comes to suites. The first, the L-suite, comes with a living room and office area, printer/photo copy machine and DVD player. The second, the XL-suite, is located on the top floor of the hotel and includes the amenities of the L-Suite and is 68 square meters in size.
The Ma Hotel’s dining options include Mamum: Home Style Cooking Bistro, open for breakfast, buffet-lunch and a la carte dinner. Ma’s Bakery, a European-style eatery featuring coffee, tea and fresh-baked goods, is located on the hotel’s ground floor. Ma’s Lounge is located in the lobby and serves guests there as well as the pool area. Finally, the rooftop lounge Ma Chill features a grill menu, drinks and relaxing music.