Though it’s a luxury boutique, one of the drawbacks of this hotel is its location. Sure, it’s close-ish to major arteries, but those streets are typically packed with cars. If you do decide to stay here, you’ll have a solid array of sleek amenities: There’s a nice pool, an indulgent spa, and it’s connected to a shopping center for extra dining and drinking options. Service here is also outstanding, and the hotel will go out of its way to ensure a pleasant stay.
There are three wings of the hotel and standard rooms are bathed in earthy tones of brown, with patterned carpeting, and decent city views. Rooms have work desks, ottomans, and large flat screen TVs. If you decide to stay here, the best reason is the villas in the Baan Davis Wing. Multi-bedroom, standalone Thai-style houses surround a private pool, and come with kitchens, living rooms, stunning patios, and lots of teak wood.
Covered in gray marble, bathrooms feature separate showers and tubs, Toto toilets (with all the buttons!), and plush robes and slippers.
The lobby is more of a pass through with a smattering of seating areas and large Thai art pieces on the walls.
A crescent-shaped pool is surrounded by loungers, including some raised up to look like a throne. Guests can order food and drinks and also plunge into the indoor/outdoor Jacuzzi off to the side. The Thai Villas have their own private pool flanked by lush, tropical greenery.
The Sukavadee Spa is an ideal getaway for Thai massage lovers. There’s also a full menu of other signature services.
A very small fitness center is divided into two rooms and has only a few cardio machines, free weights, and treadmills. There are separate male and female locker rooms with plunge pools and steam rooms for post-workout relaxation.
Stuck on a long alleyway between Sukhumvit and Rama IV Roads, the hotel is in a bit of a no man’s land. It’s perfectly safe, but if you want to get to areas with good shopping, eating, drinking, and/or attractions, you’ll need to hoof it north towards Sukhumvit. Getting around this area requires hopping in a taxi or doing a lot of walking. Luckily, the hotel does offer a free shuttle to the closest BTS Skytrain station so you can get to other parts of the city conveniently.
If you get tired of international buffet breakfasts, check out Roast (8-minute hotel shuttle) for a great menu of western favorites. Philippe Restaurant (8-minute hotel shuttle to Phrom Phong BTS and walk) is a classic French spot with big portions and decadent dining.
Craft beer lovers can’t go wrong with the endless supply at Hair of the Dog (8-minute hotel shuttle to Phrom Phong BTS and walk). The Robin Hood Pub (8-minute hotel shuttle to Phrom Phong BTS and walk) is an English-style spot with a great happy hour, live music, and classic British pub food.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Being a bit removed from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok can be a good or bad thing depending on your perspective. Generally, for The Davis, it’s a drawback as it’s hard to walk to much of anything of note in the immediate vicinity. With that said, the hotel is still a luxe boutique that prides itself on service. By far, the best reason to stay here is if you’re in a big group or have a large family where it makes sense to rent out the Thai-style villas in the Baan Davis Wing. You’ll love the classic teak-wood standalone accommodations, private pools, and lavish amenities.