Need to know
Normally at 2pm, but can be pushed back to 4pm without charge, availability permitting. Check-in is 2pm, but you can arrive as early as 11am (subject to availability).
Double rooms from $146.95 (THB4,673), excluding tax at 17.7 per cent.
Rates usually include Continental buffet breakfast (and some à la carte options, too), soft-drink minibar, phone calls and WiFi.
The hotel has a little boutique selling vintage clothes, bags, shoes, hats and belts, hung on Victorian bedsteads. The spoils-stuffed space spills into the common areas, continuing Cabochon's penchant for the antiquated.
The hotel closes its doors for the Songkran festivities (Thai New Year) every April, from the 11th to the 16th.
At the hotel
Little elevated garden; vintage boutique; well-stocked library; free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, radio, minibar.
Our favourite rooms
On balmy Bangkok nights, you'll want a Balcony Suite, so that you can open up the French doors, let in the tropical breeze and survey the courtyard and its flourishing palm trees. If you're happy to sacrifice balconies for more inside space, opt for a Corner Suite, which have slightly larger bedrooms.
Stretching across the top-floor roof space, the pool overlooks the grey-green city sprawl, including the nearby skytain. Help yourself to bottled water and towels.
A vintage Box Brownie, to snap your surroundings; a fan for humid city nights. Don't weigh down your suitcase with tomes; the library has an excellent selection (along with well-thumbed retro editions of Classic Cars magazine).
Smokers hoping to puff away to their lungs’ content should ask for a room with a balcony attached.
This is a grown-up hotel decorated with grown-up things, but children are welcome. Cots (free for under-twos) can be added to suites; there's room for an extra bed (THB1,750 a night) in the Corner Suites. Little Smiths are welcome in the restaurant.