A class act
Bringing elegance to an everyday Bangkok lane, K Maison Boutique Hotel’s minimalist rooms attract fashionistas and foodies looking to explore the vibrant Victory Monument area. While the rooms are good, the attention to detail among the staff makes this a terrific option.
Flanked on either side by ordinary row houses, K Maison’s flush white facade and black-and-white checker floors look like they were plucked out of Paris. Doubling as reception, a ground-floor lounge is done up with floor-to-ceiling windows, louvred wood on white walls and marble-top tables where the included breakfast is served. Potted ferns and blue-on-white Chinese-style art punctuate common spaces and the Eleryst Spa. The delicate design and lack of extra beds makes this a great choice for couples, but not families.
Located on the upper three floors and accessed by stairs and key cards, the rooms come in a few different sizes. We checked out the least expensive “Classic Silk” that makes up for a size of just 23 square metres with a smart layout and small balcony. Raised off white tile floors, a notably comfortable bed faces a “smart TV” that can be controlled through a keyboard set up on a desk behind the bed. Accessed by a sliding door, the narrow bathroom has a rain shower on one side, toilet on the other and sink in the centre.
For more cash you can grab lightwood floors and more space in the “Siam Deluxe”, though in at least some of these the LCD TVs face daybeds and can’t be seen from the regular beds. The top-end option is a 71-square-metre “Marble Suite” with an old-style tub in a massive marble bathroom. All of the immaculate rooms come with cable TVs with English channels, fridges, desks, safes, WiFi and bathrobes.
The location on a side lane off Rangnam Road puts loads of great street food at your fingertips -- do grab lunch at nearby Khao Muu Daeng Pathom Lert Rod. Several good neighbourhood pubs are found around here as well; you could walk up to Saxophone for some live jazz or check out acoustic music at Raintree, located right across the lane from K Maison. Victory Monument BTS station and Ratchaprarop Airport Rail Link station are both around 10 minutes away on foot.
As walk-ins we were offered 300 baht off the rates that we found after typing in the same dates on the hotel’s online booking form. Below we’ve listed the web rates under “High”, though it’s not a seasonal distinction.
Address: Soi Reumjit (off the east end of Rangnam Rd), Bangkok
T: (02) 245 1953;
Coordinates (for GPS): 100º32'28.53" E, 13º45'31.88" N
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Room rates: 1,500B to 4,000B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||1,900 baht||2,200 baht|
|Deluxe double room||2,900 baht||3,200 baht|
|Deluxe Suite||7,200 baht||7,200 baht|
David Luekens first came to Thailand in 2005 when Thai friends from his former home of Burlington, Vermont led him on a life-changing trip. Based in Thailand since 2011, he spends much of his time eating in Bangkok street markets and island hopping the Andaman Sea.
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