Luxx Hotel Bangkok Review

Bangkok Hotel Reviews


With only 13 rooms, the unique Luxx Hotel is one of Bangkok's smallest hotels - if not the smallest. It's also one of the city's best-kept hospitality secrets, and breathes new life into the clich-d home-away-from-home concept.

Powerful doses after all come in small packages. Welcome to the hippest new addition to Bangkok's rapidly-growing luxury boutique hotel scene. What it lacks in size, the exclusive Luxx certainly makes up for with style, flair and location...

Formerly a lacklustre double shophouse located just off hectic Silom Road, the building has metamorphosed into a small sophisticated boutique hotel, thanks to its visionary owner Dusadee Srishevachart who put his architectural talents to good use.

Standing five storeys high, Luxx features 13 uniquely designed rooms, from the spacious Suites and Studio to the cosy Compact L and Compact S - all equipped with features and amenities that bring comfort and design above par. Since its launch in March 2006, Luxx Hotel has quickly become the 'it' place for young, hip and discerning travellers who are looking for a base that best suit their lifestyles while on vacation - a private and exclusive sanctuary away from the city buzz.

Nestled on the peaceful Decho Road, Silom is only a few minutes' walk away. Finding a place to shop, dine and dance is an easy feat. Located nearby are antique shops, old Chinese restaurants, caf-s and Thai massage parlours where you can have your feet pampered after a long day's walk.

Revealing its hidden secrets

From the outside, Luxx resembles a sophisticated art gallery with a two-storey glass wall revealing glimpses of the sleek interior of its lobby and wooden stairs leading up to the 'Mess Bar' on the mezzanine floor. A stately wooden door welcomes you inside the minimal and chic lobby. Soft, chill-out music playing in the background seems to make life move at a slower pace - a welcome change from the world outside. Walking past the reading area, it's easy to miss the 'secret door' that separates the accommodation from the reception lounge.

But if you look hard enough, the secret portal hidden in the corrugated wooden wall will reveal itself. By the way, don't be alarmed by the absence of a lift; attentive staff will take care of your bulky belongings, making stair-climbing child's play. The simple but stylishly unique 'shadowed' room numbers show how attention to detail makes Luxx stand out from the crowd.

All rooms are equipped with LCD TV, cable TV, DVD player, mini bar, coffee and tea making facilities, safety deposit box and free WI-FI Internet. Suites come with a separate bedroom, sofa corner and small pantry. With a combination of wood and chrome finishes, rooms exude a home-like character. In fact, one of the most impressive features of Luxx's guest rooms lies beneath your very feet. Just leave the slippers where you've found them and enjoy the natural feel of the wooden floor. It's almost as good as a foot massage!

Zen living in a tub for two

Despite being labelled one of the smallest hotels in town, room space itself was not compromised. A wood-framed glass wall from all rooms overlook the Zen-inspired pebble garden; adding to the spaciousness and creating a sense of tranquility. If the heat of the city exhausts you, treat yourself to a stress-relief soak in Luxx's exclusive wooden tub, big enough for two people.

The rain shower helps add that extra flair to the Zen theme. The bathroom may be a little narrow for some but whenever claustrophobia kicks in, just push the partition open and voil-! You can even watch television from the bath tub if you're so inclined.

Sitting in the middle of the room is a heavenly bed. Crisp white sheets and big puffy pillows aromatised with a refreshing scent will make you want to bury your head in them all day long. And if the bed is too comfortable to get out of, have a hearty breakfast brought to you in bed.

No-frills service, just pure hospitality

Service is unpretentious and discreet to make guests feel welcome and at home. The cosy corner of Mess Bar on the mezzanine floor provides a quiet and intimate dining place to watch the world outside go by. The lack of gym facility and pool is trivial, since you can increase your heart rate or work off some calories by walking up and down the stairs - or take a stroll around the area. And with a huge, wooden tub in your room, who needs a pool anyway!

The professional and courteous staff go to great lengths to ensure all guest needs are met, from assistance with city tours to laundry. Guest relation services are available from 06:00 to midnight. With its strategic location, Don Muang International Airport is around half an hour drive away. When the new Suvarnabhumi International Airport open later this year, travel time will be reduced to only about 15 - 20 minutes using the Bangna-Trad Expressway.

If style, comfort, privacy and exclusivity are what you're looking for, you'll feel right at home at Luxx. It's undoubtedly beyond hotel, positively charming, and encouragingly different.  

Reviewed by: Chanun Poomsawai


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