A splash of panache
Red Ginger struck us as the most interesting of the luxury resorts that have moved into Soi 8 and Khlong Hang Road in recent years.
Initially we thought the spicy red theme would be over-the-top but it’s actually done tastefully. The standard room we checked out was huge and decorated with dark red floral patterns mixed into white walls, red Chinese-style lanterns, red basin sinks in plush bathrooms, a soft bed on a raised wood platform and a large dark-wood balcony overlooking the street. Pricier rooms get you options like separate living room, in-room Jacuzzi and private terraces touching the huge swimming pool area, which has its own Jacuzzi and a swim-up bar. All rooms are very spacious and clean, with all expected amenities. The resort also offers a fitness room, restaurant, cafe and bar in the open-air lobby with high ceilings. Professional staff are done up in classy red outfits, though they could have been friendlier during our last visit. When stopping by in March 2015, we were quoted more than 50% off what’s listed on the resort’s website -- a stellar deal that was also available through booking sites. If you’re in the market for an upscale resort in this area, you might also consider the Centara that’s across the street, Deevana Plaza or Pakasai Resort.
By David Luekens
Last updated on 3rd February, 2016.