Sala Arun is Bangkok's latest boutique hotel, a sister property to the already well established Arun Residence.Designed by noted Thai interior designer, Chavalit Chavawan, this cozy lodging features six deluxe rooms and one suite, each named after a historical period in Thai history. The interior of the Sala Arun is a lavish affair, with plenty of teak wood flooring, and all rooms outfitted with the most modern of amenities, including I Pod docks, LCD TV's, and Wifi throughout.
Sala Arun Suite — Photo courtesy of courtesy of Sala Arun
While two of the rooms face the Reclining Buddha Temple, the other five face beautiful Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn, one of Bangkok's most esteemed landmarks, which sits on the opposite bank of the Chao Phraya River. The fourth floor suite at Sala Arun has the premiere view of Wat Arun in all Bangkok, and its balcony swing is the city's most idyllic spot from which to take in the temple drenched in sunset colors and then lit up in gold as the lights on it are turned on for the evening.Sala Arun balcony view — Photo courtesy of courtesy of Sala Arun The room also features views of nearby Wat Pho.
The Sala Arun is located a short walk from the Tha Tien Pier, and is somewhat hidden, located in a maze of alleyways and market stalls that make up this tranquil and atmospheric part of Bangkok. Additionally, great food and drink are just around the corner, as the sister Arun Residence and its outstanding Deck Restaurant and Amorosa Bar are just down the road a short stroll away, and for forays further afield,the ferry pier at Tha Tien gives easy access to the rest of the city without dealing with traffic.