We loved the colonial feel of the suite, with its teak floors and white coffered ceilings. It’s a vibe we found throughout the hotel, which you would easily guess to have been around for decades more than it has been. There are interesting art pieces and books everywhere, and like in the lobby, some beautiful painted silk wall treatments. Entering the suite, there is a work area to your right, with a large open plan living and dining room straight ahead. To the right past the dining the table is a second, small sitting room, which leads to the second bedroom with two double beds.
Its bathroom is similar in style to the ones you find in the rest of the hotel, while the master bathroom has been completely redone in beige marble with a giant shower and freestanding bathtub. The master bedroom and bathroom are at the opposite end of the suite for maximum privacy, immediately to your left as you enter.
Rather than teak flooring there is deep red carpeting and a rather lovely king size bed we’d happily have at home if we’d have the slightest chance of fitting it in our own less capacious bedroom. We don't have to tell you which company is behind a lot of the pieces and materials you will find in this suite.
We found rates just under THB60,000 (about $1,900) for the Jim Thompson Suite during the fall, which really is a fraction of what suite like this would cost in most major capitals.
[Photos: JasonD for HotelChatter]