So for my birthday weekend, we decided to give F1 a miss this year and headed up to my favourite city.
And we decided to stay at Hotel Muse.
One of my favourite things about Bangkok is the luxurious hotel stays that come at a fraction of the price of the equivalent back here in Singapore.
Our usual haunt is Lebua and we have stayed there for 3 Christmases and counting but lately after it was popularized by being in The Hangover, I find it a little too crowded for my liking sometimes.
And I’m glad we decided to try out Muse this time round cause it was soooooooooooo indulgent.
The interior design and decor of the entire hotel is impeccable - very 1920s - and it extends to everywhere in the hotel. From the moment we stepped into the hotel, to the rooms, the pool, bars etc.
We chose the Dowadueng Corner Deluxe room because I was sold when I saw the photo of the bathroom.
This is what I mean.
The sink was so pretty and I love the tap handles, and the toiletries were in porcelain jars.
The white screen over the window can raised automatically to offer a gorgeous city view, which I promptly did after taking this picture :P
Standing bath tub.
By the way, the toilet door was one of those double doors that I had so much fun opening and closing. Repeatedly.
Room was very spacious.
That’s the boy ordering room service.
And I had supper with Channing Tatum on the telly. Life IS good.
What I love so much about the hotel room were all the intricate details… the motif on the bed linen, towels, bathrobes… and even shower floor.
Everything was so pretty I didn’t feel like leaving the room.
But we did…
.. to the pool.
The pool was also very pretty, if not prettier, at night.
And like any of our vacays in Bangkok, there’s bound to be alcohol.
Which started upon check-in. Alcoholic welcome drinks.
The entire 24th and 25th floor of Hotel Muse were watering holes. And like the rest of the hotel, the decor was amazing. You should go there for drinks even if you’re not staying there. We spotted many hiso (high-society) looking partiers arriving in their flashy cars. I think The Speakeasy is really a place to see, and be seen ;)
The place is packed, so reservations are recommended, even for hotel guests.
I particularly like the Cigar Club which has a very Wong Kar Wai feel to the place.
Prices for drinks here are not exactly cheap, even by Singapore’s standards, but I think it’s well worth for the experience.
View from the top.
This hotel is tied with Lebua in my list of favourite hotels in the world - but on the boy’s list, it’s definitely #1 because it’s closer to Siam where all his favourite food is at.
Overall, it was a very very very good stay and I think we’ll back soon.
55/555 Langsuan Road
Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 2 630 4000