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Soi One, Boutique Bedrooms

Memorable decor

Chaisongkran Rd, corner of Tesaban Rd, Wiang Tai T: (088) 252 6105(082) 196 9004

Soi One, Boutique Bedrooms

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A relatively new addition to Pai’s accommodation scene, the unusually named Soi One makes a serious bid for having the best decorated rooms in town.

Indeed unusual is an adjective we could use a lot to describe Soi One: It applies to its location, layout and decor as well as its name (soi means alley or lane in Thai).

Boutique meets hotel.

Boutique meets hotel. Photo: Mark Ord

The setting for this funky boutique hotel is squeezed to the rear of a small, cramped arcade on the corner of Tesaban and Chaisongkran Roads, with Boomilicious coffee shop providing access from the former street and the main entrance next to a souvenir shop on the latter. It does look like you’re entering a fancy gallery rather than hotel and it's easy to miss.

Behind is a small yard backed by a two-storey building housing Soi One’s grand total of just four rooms. An eclectic mix of varnished teak, painted concrete, bare brick and recuperated or deliberately stressed doors and garden features makes it impossible to tell how much of the construction is original, though at a guess we’d say it was all purpose-built in classic Pai ramshackle style.

Memorable decor.

Memorable decor. Photo: Mark Ord

A pair of huge turquoise doors opens onto a small private courtyard for the downstairs room with three others situated above up a wooden staircase. Pot plants, expensive furnishings, elaborate murals and the aforementioned garden features combine to create the impression of a fancy antique shop or eccentric artist’s workshop but it’s the interiors that really take the biscuit.

Decor is hard to describe, but imagine Thai Lanna meeting Moorish harem; the owner clearly had a lot of fun scouring the remoter parts of Ban Tawai and Chatuchak markets to fill the rooms. Colour schemes are ochres, turquoises, fuchsia and crimson, while amid the clutter we could make out standard, but in this case incongruous, midrange hotel fittings such as air-con units, fridges, safety box and tea- and coffee-making facilities. All rooms are ensuite and one upstairs room comes with a balcony, while another large one can sleep three or four, so prices vary accordingly.

A spacious twin room.

A spacious twin room. Photo: Mark Ord

The area is a busy spot so tranquility isn’t Soi One’s biggest selling point, and with only four rooms and so minimal staff we have heard service criticisms. We found the receptionist to be very helpful and friendly though and considering the effort that has gone into the place, prices are very reasonable.

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Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Standard double room
990 baht
1,990 baht
Superior double room
1,190 baht
2,290 baht
Deluxe double room
1,390 baht
2,590 baht
Room: Standard double room, low season: 990 baht, high season 1,990 baht. Notes:
Room: Superior double room, low season: 1,190 baht, high season 2,290 baht. Notes:
Room: Deluxe double room, low season: 1,390 baht, high season 2,590 baht. Notes:

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Where is Soi One, Boutique Bedrooms

Soi One, Boutique Bedrooms
Chaisongkran Rd, corner of Tesaban Rd, Wiang Tai
T: (088) 252 6105(082) 196 9004
Coordinates (for GPS): 98º26'41.21" E, 19º21'31.93" N
Room rates: 1,500B to 4,000B

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