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iudia on the River

Riverside elegance

Photo of iudia on the River, 11/12 Moo 4, U-Thong Rd, Ayutthaya. , Ayutthaya

What we say: 4 stars

Located off U-Thong Road to the south of the island, this small and stylish luxury boutique resort is set right on the Chao Phraya River and affords great views of Wat Putthaisawan on the other side. All 13 rooms are different from the next, making this a true boutique, and each are named after prominent foreigners in Ayutthaya's history such as the legendary Hui-Chinese explorer, Zheng He, who visited the city in 1407, and Greek adventurer Constantine Phaulkon, who became a trusted counsellor to King Narai in the 1600s. Rooms themselves are as intriguing as their history lesson names suggest. Striking a tasteful balance between modern comfort and traditional Thai sensibility, the priciest riverview rooms feature high arched ceilings, silk couches with traditional Thai designs, dimly lit hanging chandeliers and lanterns, and window-doors that open onto huge wooden verandas. While not as dramatic, the cheaper rooms are also elegant and offer decent value for the money. All of the expected amenities -- WiFi, TVs, fridges, coffee/tea facilities, air-con, safes and bath robes -- come with all rooms. The resort also has two small pools that stay open 24 hours, a shared riverside terrace and a lovely cafe with a book shop where you can pick up titles like Rediscovering Spiritual Value. Breakfast and bicycles are also complimentary for guests. Just south of Ayutthaya hospital and near the roti vendors, the out-of-the-way location is suitable for those seeking peace and quiet.


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Contact details:

11/12 Moo 4, U-Thong Rd, Ayutthaya.  T: (086) 080 1888, (035) 323 208 
Email them at: bisal@stms.co.th
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What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Standard - Single 1,300 baht 1,550 baht
Standard - Double 2,400 baht 2,750 baht
Superior - Double 3,300 baht 3,550 baht Poolside
Deluxe- Double 4,300 baht 4,550 baht Riverview

Added to Travelfish on: 9th February, 2013
Last visited or updated on: 9th February, 2013

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Usually found exploring Bangkok's side streets or south Thailand's islands, David Luekens is an American freelance writer & photographer who finds everyday life in Asia to be extraordinary. You can follow his travails here.
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