If location is everything then this vibrant, contemporary boutique property has it all. Hotel Muse Bangkok Langsuan, part of the Accor family, is right in the very heart of the city, equidistant from the modern temples to retail near the Erawan Shrine, the green-lung that is Lumphini Park, and Chit Lom BTS Skytrain station that can catapult you to pretty much anywhere.
The Hotel Muse Bangkok’s attention-grabbing architecture starts with its surprising Art Deco facade. The rest then makes absolute sense – distinctively designed, eclectic and conceptual, featuring an eccentric mix of ambience and influences. Blink and you’ll see American Prohibition-era stylings. Blink again and you may notice Parisien Belle-Epoque touches. Then, of course, there is plenty of contemporary Bangkok-style indulgence. The characterful hotel really has to be seen to be believed; its owners clearly commissioned a place with personality and irreverence. And throughout the hotel, thoughtfully curated art pieces and vintage artefacts add that extra layer of enchantment.
Our atmospheric Dowadueng Corner Deluxe room felt a bit like a Victorian gentlemen’s club, especially in the bathroom with its black marble features, Venetian mirrors and claw-foot roll-top bathtub. The last time we were here, we stayed in a Dusid Duplex Suite, which was an apartment-style loft space; and those looking to upgrade from that will love the Nimman Suites, some with private outdoor terraces and others with extended living areas totalling 84sqm / 900 sq ft.
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While you’re Out There
For LGBTQ+ OutThere travellers, the hedonistic joys of Silom Soi 2 and 4 are just a ten-minute scooter, tuk-tuk, Grab or taxi ride away. If partying is not your thing, then a morning run in Bangkok’s green lung, Lumphini Park, is also reachable on foot in the same amount of time.
The Muse’s pool area and rooftop sky garden bar offer stunning views. The latter is unsurprisingly called ‘The Speakeasy.’ Here, the cocktails are delicious and strong; and a few in, we were encouraged to get into the spirit of things with Prohibition-era clothing from their dressing-up box.
The prime location of the Hotel Muse Bangkok Langsuan (in the bustling district of the same name) puts guests within easy reach of Bangkok’s most iconic sights, shopping and cultural attractions. The Skytrain station – a brilliant way to escape getting stuck in the city’s traffic, isn’t too far, especially on the hotel’s free shuttles that run all day.
Hotel Muse Bangkok is perfect for OutThere travellers who seek an informal, yet stylish escape. It has been operating for a little while, so there are some signs of ageing, and wear and tear starting to show, but this doesn’t detract too much from the excellence in service and hospitality that the hotel can offer.