A truly unique property in Bangkok and one of my personal all-time favorites. – me.
The Hansar Bangkok is one of the newest boutique hotels to open on the city’s bustling Rajdamri Road. The location is excellent, close to a great variety of shops and plenty of restaurants. Lumpini Park is walking distance away, and the SkyTrain station is nearby, putting the entire city within easy reach within minutes.
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 welcomed with a plate of seasonal Thai fruit in their room after checking in.
Each guest room is stunning, and designed with a lot of thought for the ultimate in comfort. The rich décor marries local style with modern lines, creating a unique atmosphere of luxury. In a number 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, some of the thickest carpeting I have experienced and flowing silk draperies. Bedding is luxurious, with soft down duvets and pillows. Each en suite bathroom features a stunning mix of wood and stone, as well as a custom designed Terrazzo soaker tub in addition to a separate glassed-in rainfall shower.
I Say The Hansar Bangkok features 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 with charging cords for Apple products and Blackberries, 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 buffet breakfast in the morning. Get there early for an outdoor table. For guests enjoying the stunning rooftop pool, drinks from the poolside bar Zest can cool off even the hottest afternoon. If you are looking to catch some sun, it might be a good idea to ask the staff when the best times are, as there are quite a number of high-rise apartments in the area.
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.
The Hansar opened in December of 2010, I am posting this here now after resurrecting this site after losing it for a couple of months.