When we planned this trip, it was really just to chill, make the man's work clothes and take it nice and slow. Essentially, it was a getaway from busy work commitments to spend quality time as a family ( plus, I was supposed to be pregnant... ).
With these in mind, we took some time to decide where to stay in Bangkok. We really wanted to try Kempinski after raves from fellow parent bloggers... but it is way above our budget. My prudent husband will never hear of spending so much on accommodation.
We did some homework and settled for Hua Chang Heritage hotel instead. A modern thai-themed boutique hotel with a very rustic and dreamy decor. A choice we were very pleased with!
Situated in between Ratchathewi and National Stadium BTS stations, it is close enough to all the mall shopping ( and cakes and cafes) yet far enough from the maddening crowd, living up to what the property claims to be a "sanctuary in the city".
The whimsical furnishings at the hotel lobby.
Check in was a breeze. When we arrived, the front office service staff sat us down at one of the sofa settees. No need for us to queue. They came to get the necessary documents from us and settled check in for us while we waited in comfort.
Once we were done with check in, we were walked to our room by our butler, who took the trouble to explain how everything in the room works.
Everything in the room can be controlled from this digital panel. From the temperature in the room to the light switches and alarm clock.... it's all on this ultra modern control panel.
Oh.. And we got a free room upgrade too! What lucky souls we were. This is the second time I ever encountered an upgrade with the first being in Bangkok too!
I think i mentioned this before. My choice of accommodation is largely dependent on the bathroom. Bathrooms are where you do your most private business.. so being comfortable in it is a must right?
The bathroom in this room at Hua Chang Heritage, to me is luxurious!
Please excuse the poorly stitched picture. But you can tell what a lovely tub view we have from the bed.
The extent of the bathroom.
The beauty of the hotel extends out to their dining outlets and hotel grounds too. While this is not a huge property, you can tell it is definitely well planned with a pretty garden/pool right in the middle of their heritage building.
The Ivory Lounge where we had our daily breakfast. Service here was consistent to the tip-top service experienced at the front desk.
The pool cum garden very commonly used for that unique wedding experience.
I loved that it is rather peaceful and tranquil at the hotel. Given that this is a boutique type hotel, you don't get the noisy breakfast crowd you usually get at the popular chain hotels.
Given that I was rather ill for most of the trip, I was thankful for the comfortable stay at Hua Chang Heritage Hotel. More importantly, J enjoyed himself too despite this not being your typical family type accommodation. The pool and the tub did the trick!
Will I stay here again? Certainly! Not with the kid though since the walk from the hotel to the BTS stations can be quite tiring for the young ones.