Ma Du Zi Hotel
Style Exclusive city sanctuary
Setting Shops and saloons of Sukhumvit
Unassuming, masculine and clubby, Ma Du Zi Hotel in Bangkok is a sublime mix of Chinese, Moorish and modern design and a suitably sexy place to sip cocktails in flattering low light. Part luxurious private home, part gentlemen’s club, its obsession with the finer aspects of life will appeal to gourmet travellers, city slickers and chic-retreat addicts alike.
Need to know
- Rooms 40, including 11 suites.
Double rooms from AU$241.15 (THB6,967), excluding tax at 22 per cent.
The price shown represents the lowest nightly rate for a double room available at this hotel over the next 21 days. Any price conversions from the hotel's local currency (THB6,967) have been conducted using today's exchange rates from xe.com.
- More details Rates include breakfast.
- Facilities Free WiFi throughout, book/DVD library, gym, lounge. In rooms: flatscreen TV, DVD/CD players, Bose sound system with MP3/ipod port, fax/printer, minibar, espresso machine with Illy coffee, locally made Panpuri toiletries.
- Check-out Check-out 2pm, or later subject to availability (after 6pm, you pay an extra half a night’s tariff). Check-in, 12pm.
- Children Welcome, although this is more of an adult playground. A free baby cot is provided and the restaurant serves a children’s menu. More...
- Also Part exclusive private home, part gentlemen’s club, this hotel is stylish, seductive and sophisticated. Ma Du Zi means ‘come and see’, but unless you’re a guest, it’s impossible to enter without prior arrangement.
Food and drink at Ma Du Zi Hotel
- Hotel restaurant The elegant Ma Du Zi Restaurant by Yuya, helmed by Japanese chef Yuya Okuda, has been wowing local diners with its original mix of French cuisine and oriental ingenuity. With dishes such as bouillabaisse with fresh seafood and miso and cinnamon-infused roasted stuffed quail, the idea is to entertain and enchant, not just fill you up. But it’s not so posh you can’t enjoy a simple burger (made with Wagyu beef, naturally) or salad. The window screens, with filigree patterns inspired by Granada’s ornate Alhambra palace, cast slinky shadows throughout.
- Dress code You may be in the tropics, but Ma Du Zi cuts an upscale dash, so keep it city chic.
- Top table Hide away at one of the corner tables to maximise your mystique.
- Last orders Dinner is served from 6.30pm–10.30pm; the bar stays open from 11am–2am, and is most packed around 8pm on Fridays.
- Room service A 24-hour menu of tasty Thai and European food.
You can’t miss the glorious white round bar; you’ll come across it as soon as you enter the hotel. Perch on a high red leather stool nursing a whisky sour, or retreat to the lobby’s Tea Room, where dark slate walls, tactile rugs and gorgeous butter-soft suede sofas envelop you in relaxed sophistication. There’s a well-honed list of wine and cocktails, including the signature Ma Du Zi Martini for Bond-style assignations.
Ma Du Zi Hotel 9/1 (At the corner of Sukhumit Soi 16) Ratchadaphisek Road, Klongtoey, Klongtoey, Bangkok, 10110
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Our favourite rooms
The fifth-floor 79 Suites have their own cosy reception area and a collection of Chinese art worthy of any gallery. If you’re seeking daylight, each of the six Corner 63 Suites has a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows that let the sunshine flood in.
Relaxed sports gear for morning Tai Chi in Benjakiti Park; racy threads for bar-flitting after dark.
If a piece of art or an antique catches your eye in the hotel, feel free to ask if you can buy it ('borrowing' bathrobes and ashtrays is so last year!).
From the Guestbook…
The Ma Du Zi hotel was literally amazing. We enjoyed extraordinary service right from the moment we got in until we stepped out. The room was luxurious modern and the bed was not o...more