Need to know
Noon, but flexible subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $158.40 (THB4,979), excluding tax at 17 per cent.
Rates include breakfast.
Puripunn offers private classes in Thai cookery and, for more artistic foodies, fruit and veg carving. You’ll need to book a few hours ahead to experience the hotel’s traditional high tea, served daily at 3pm.
At the hotel
Spa, gym, library, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, minibar, rain shower (except in Deluxe Rooms) in all suites there is also a DVD player and mini stereo system.
Our favourite rooms
Bag a chocolate-walled ‘Baby’ Suite for the most romantic, whirlpool-bath-enhanced stay. All rooms are decked out in Thai-colonial style, with rich greens, calming creams and warm woods. Details such as porcelain-handled taps, ornately framed paintings and brass fans create a sense of nostalgia to the shabby-chic setting.
The rectangular jade swimming pool in the middle of Puripunn has a large Jacuzzi at its centre and is surrounded by elegant greenery.
Bring solid walking shoes if you plan on exploring the local hills and forests; make sure you have plenty of change for trinkets at the Night Bazaar – three stories of local goods and craftworks.
There's no elevator in the hotel; guests with mobility issues should book the ground-floor Puripunn Deluxe or Puripunn Grand rooms.
There’s one large suite suitable for those with small Smiths, and babysitting can be arranged with prior notice. The hotel pool has an integrated children’s area.