Friday, 31 October 2008

My 'Dream Bachelor Pad'...TenFace Hotel Style!

Welcome to my room in Tenface Hotel!

Below: I love these wire puppets! Modern thai style!

Below: Contemporary decor with asian dream bachelor pad:-P

Below: Big couch to vegetate. I like the masculine colour combination

Below: Sleep like a king in the king size canopy bed!

Below: The 'king' has to pose somehow for the obligatory 'I am here' pic:-)

Tosakan box and the thoughful goodies inside...

Below: Airy and cosy Wanara Eatery

Below: Check out the 'wire sculpted thai letterings' on wall!

Below: A 'cute' wire serpent sculpture for the private dining area

Below: Chic and cool Sita Bar

Below: Corridor/lounge area with connecting skybridge to next building. Love the painted Tiger wall mural!

Below: Nice modern exterior of hotel taken from pool

Below: Small pool but relaxing atmosphere

Bangkok Stopover...Part 1

So a week ago, I would have been lounging in style and comfort in Tenface Hotel via London. A nice 3 day stopover to get splendid and cheap Thai massage to soothe away those jetlag blues:-)

And the hotel, Tenface, made my stay even much more comfortable and pampered. I simply love the interior furnishings and concept of the hotel. I would want my future bachelor pad to resemble the style featured there! Such nice masculine colour combination and yet simple and very loft like. The white wooden panelling in the living room makes all the difference. And of course, injecting contemporary Thai style makes it all the more appealing. I thought the suspended wire Thai puppets is a modern and yet innovative touch. Never seen anything like that before.

Beyond that, the room is a one bedroom apartment (Tenface is more like a serviced apartment) which boosts a generous room size. With not one but 2 large LCD can watch TV in the cosy living room couch or the comfort of your huge canopy bed! I feel like a king! And the bed is supremely comfortable. Zzzzzzz.

Wi-fi is free of charge all over hotel. One of the features I always lookout for in a hotel these days. It's important. And the tosakan box contains lovely thoughtful items such as Thai address for places to go, BTS train card, local SIM card and even an ipod nano (For loan). Tenface hotel even have a private channel with its own Bangkok travel guide programme, hosted by beautiful thai ladies with interesting travel tips!

Besides fantastic room design, the whole hotel has a lot of interesting decor that is a pleasure to wonder about. The Wanara Eatery has light and airy designs with a private dining area that has a very interesting wire frame serpent sculpture. Sita Bar looks fabulous with the curvy wire partitions and metal cutouts of Thai dancers. The common area with seating is also stylishly done up. I am a 'tiger' horoscope so the tiger mural on the wall resonates with me exceptionally well. The pool however is pretty small but it is quiet and relaxing to lounge on those deck chairs.

All in all, the hotel is definitely worth a second visit despite some minor 'inconveniences' for my stay. I will request for a room away from the lift next time. The lift do create unnecessary noise at night. I was lucky I was so tired from jetlag and also bar hopping that I slept like a log. And they forgot to include the BTS train card and SIM card into my tosakan box. Good thing is the hotel is very new and not crowded. The staff are also very friendly and helpful which is the most important aspect of the hotel industry.

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Terence Sambo said...

Gee u totally indulged urself in a lap of luxury :o) i love the design and details of the tenface hotel... the serence ambience of the bar/restaurant is so chic.. gotta start planning my trip to thailand soon:o)

Kevin @ myMANybags said...

you should go! I love's a place where old and new, sleaze and glamour co exisi peacefully. Such a place with character. And you get nice massages at most affordable prices! I love to pamper myself in Bangkok. I will go back in Dec after xmas till new year:-) Time to pamper myself again!

Kevin:-P said...

the hotel looks amazing! this is true luxe!


Kevin @ myMANybags said...

Hi Joseph,

I was just in time for their opening special. So I got a good price. Paid like SGD 170 a night (To Singaporeans, in Bangkok standard... that is expensive. All my friends will save money on hotels and spend on shopping. I dunno why.) Prices will go up after opening month. I think.

::: I aM wHo I aM ::: said...

I love Tenface BKK too!