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songkran break / sala ayutthaya

salalocated in the heart of ayutthaya – once thailand’s capital city – and along the banks of chao phraya river, sala ayutthaya is the hot boutique accommodation choice since august 2014. with only twenty six guest rooms – it gives the privacy one needs. but not from the hoards of visitors that are just there to click some photos and maybe grab a bite at the main restaurant overlooking the river. (not sayin’ i’m not guilty of)

P1070410 copy P1070417 copy P1070419 copy P1070424 copythe design team behind “onion” is to be credited for the beautiful design and architecture of the entire resort. as they say, “the monolithic brick walls of the entryway call to mind the impressive stature of the old city, while asserting their modernity with a slight and precise undulation that feels both ancient and exacting.” – and it sure does just that.

P1070432 copy P1070447 copyeven though the pool was beautifully and uniquely designed with expanses of marble steps i wouldn’t think it suitable for.. well, swimming.

P1070470 copy P1070498 copy P1070510 copy P1070538 copystrangely the food was quite disappointing and it’s only natural i was expecting certain standard since well, it is in a nice resort after all. spring rolls and french fries tasted like they’ve been refried at least couple of times. my fish burger had no taste. it was like biting into air. i like my food on a sweeter note but that beef noodle dish was as if the chef accidentally poured an entire bag of sugar and decided to serve it anyway.

P1070516 copy P1070526 copy P1070539 copybut at least the view was spectacular.

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