The Twelve Hotel Bangkok

4 Sukhumvit Soi 49/10, Klongton Nuea, Wattawa,Bangkok, Thailand

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The Twelve Hotel Bangkok

Overview

In a quiet neighbourhood full of upscale bungalows, you could almost walk past this stately brick mansion without noticing anything different. But then you would be missing out on one of Bangkok’s newest and most delightful boutique hotels, The Twelve Hotel. Taking a simple approach to design, this former ambassador’s residence has been reimagined by Thai architect Sorachate Cholpraserd into an intimate hideaway of just 12 rooms.

 

With its eclectic mix of warm European minimalism, tasteful mid-century furnishings and vintage photographs, this cosy hotel welcomes you like a hot bath after a long day. Athy and Benjamin, the three Frenchmen behind the hotel, are superb hosts and will set you instantly at ease with their city knowledge and insider tips. Nearby Thong Lor is packed with some of the city’s best restaurants, bars and shopping malls, then head home to laze around the pool and enjoy this calm oasis. Bangkok may have plenty of fancy hotels, but if you prefer personalised attention and homely charms then it’s hard to top this.

 

 

Facilities

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Laundry & dry-cleaning
  • Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Safety deposit
  • Airport transfers
  • Swimming pool
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Garden
  • Breakfast menu
  • Room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Daily housekeeping

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Category:
Boutique Hotel
Setting:
City
No. of rooms:
6
Pets:
No
Children:
Yes
Swimming Pool:
Yes
Restaurant:
Yes
Disabled Access:
No
Recommended for:
Art, Architecture & Design
Sleeps in the City
Budget Boutiques
Weekends from Singapore

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What to Know

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The atmosphere is cosy, friendly and welcoming – just what you need
  • Owner-managers Athy and Benjamin live on-site, and can therefore dedicate 24-hours of their personal attention to looking after their guests
  • The surrounding neighbourhood is peaceful, safe and quiet – you’re guaranteed to enjoy a good night’s sleep
  • Nearby Thong Lor district draws a crowd of trendy Thais, celebrities and expats to its upscale restaurants, bars and shopping malls

 

KEEP IN MIND

  • The nearest BTS station is a 20-minute walk away, although with a tuk-tuk shuttle this isn’t a problem
  • There’s no elevator on the property, although staff will assist with your luggage
  • It’s quite a distance to the main tourist attractions downtown, including the Golden Palace and Wat Arun
The Twelve Hotel Bangkok King Suite

Rooms

IN YOUR ROOM

Each room has its own sunny personality, with honey-hued woods and classic Eames chairs. Details such as framed photographs of the late King Bhumibol add a touch of homely charm. There’s free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and a mini-bar – although noticeably no TV (who wants to sit indoors watching TV when you’re in Bangkok anyway?). A polished-concrete bathroom with a luxurious rain-shower completes this cosy city hideaway. Toiletries, a bathrobe, slippers and hair-dryer are all provided.

 

ROOM TIPS

At 30 sq. m., the Standard Rooms feel larger than they are, thanks to their sexy, glass-walled bathroom. If you’re travelling as a group, go for the roomy Family Room (80 sq. m.), which offers a king-sized bed, two twin beds and lots of room to spread out. Last but certainly not least, the enormous King Suite Pool View (80 sq. m.) comes with a spacious living area overlooking the tranquil courtyard, complete with a bathtub that’s all polished concrete and airy minimalism.

 

An intimate and friendly hideaway in the heart of buzzing Thong Lor district.

The Twelve Hotel Bangkok outdoor restaurant

Food & Drink

RESTAURANT

Located besides the pool, the restaurant is all warm minimalism and airy sunshine. Custom-made wooden chairs and crisp white tablecloths add to the subtle refinement. The menu is no less tasteful, featuring a mix of Thai cuisine and European dishes paired with an excellent wine selection.  

 

BAR

With its seductive red Barcelona chairs, Tolomeo lamps and cosy seating areas, the Twelve Hotel Bar feels more like a comfortable living room overlooking the swimming pool. Order a delicious cocktail, bottle of imported wine, ice-cold beer or refreshing smoothie (mango smoothie with Thai basil, anyone?).

 

BREAKFAST

A complimentary ala-carte breakfast is served every morning in the sun-dappled restaurant.

 

EATING OUT

Take a walk or short tuk-tuk ride down to buzzing Thong Lor district, Bangkok’s culinary hotspot. Don’t miss the excellent Supanniga Eating Room, serving up long-lost Thai family recipes inside a sleek former shophouse. Hipster-favourite coffee shop Roast @ theCOMMONS is perfect for a relaxed brunch or meet-up with friends. In the evenings, retire to The Iron Fairies, a Victorian jazz bar where you can sip cocktails among wrought-iron staircases and vials of fairy-dust.  

 

The Twelve Hotel Bangkok swimming pool

Activities

POOL

The rectangular swimming pool at the heart of the hotel is perfect for refreshing dips. Order a cold drink from the bar and have it delivered straight to your sun-lounger.

 

NEARBY

Seenspace Mall is one of Bangkok’s hottest shopping centres, and it's also home to a Thai kick-boxing gym (purchase a day-pass for THB 550). Don’t miss craft beers at the open-air courtyard in the evenings. Known as ‘Little Tokyo,’ Nihonmura Mall is well known for its authentic Japanese izakaya, ramen and sushi joints, thanks to the area’s large Japanese expat population.

 

Your Booking Makes a Difference

For every booking that you make at The Twelve Hotel Bangkok, Indistay donates 1% of profits to the Friends of the National Parks Foundation to help replant tropical rainforests in Borneo.

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Getting There

BY AIR

Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang International Airports both serve a wide variety of regional low-cost carriers, including Scoot, Tiger Airways, Jetstar and AirAsia from Singapore, as well as long-haul flights from nearly every corner of the globe. Domestic airlines include NokAir, Bangkok Air and Thai Airways that connect Bangkok to Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and other Thai cities.

FROM THE AIRPORT

The hotel is located an equal distance from both of Bangkok’s airports. The easiest way to get there is by taxi. We advise printing a copy of a map to show the taxi driver in case he gets lost.

In The Area

LOCATION

The Twelve Hotel is tucked away in the upscale residential neighbourhood of Thong Lor, surrounded by leafy mansions and gated homes. Although the immediate area is quiet, nearby Soi Sukhumvit 55 is home to some of Bangkok’s hottest restaurants and cafes, making it a magnet for expats and trendy young Thais.  

GETTING AROUND

It’s just a 15-minute walk or a 5-minute drive from the hotel to the trendy restaurants, bars and cafes of Thong Lor district.

For longer distances, the front desk can call for a taxi or tuk-tuk anytime. Otherwise, it’s a 20 minute walk to get to the nearest BTS station (Phrom Phong).  

 

DISTANCES

Nearest BTS Station (Phrom Phong): 20 mins on foot (1.6 km)

Restaurants: 5 mins by tuk-tuk / taxi (1 km)

Airport: 40 mins by car (19 km)