My Pride, My Thai part 32: Hua Chang Heritage Hotel


Upon my return to Bangkok again, I had been invited to check out and check in at an amazing-looking hotel I had noticed while walking by a few times. The hotel is relatively new, and just only a couple of hundred meters from a building which I lived myself for some years. The reason why I had noticed this hotel previously is that it is built in modern colonial style and therefore has an awesome looking appearance. The hotel is very stylish, and modern, and has become extremely popular for wedding venues. The name is Hua Chang Heritage Hotel. 


To read: My Pride, My Thai part 1: The Preparation (opens in a new tab). 

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 2: The flight (opens in a new tab). 

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 3: The arrival (opens in a new tab). 

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 4: The first morning (opens in a new tab). 

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 5: Big C (opens in a new tab). 

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 6: Bangkok (opens in a new tab).  

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 7: 200 THB to heaven (opens in a new tab).

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 8: Bangkok - Ubon Ratchathani (opens in a new tab). 

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 9: Being a celebrity in Thailand (opens in a new tab). 

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 10: From Sisakhet to Sakon Nakhon (opens in a new tab). 

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 11: Sakon Nakhon (opens in a new  tab).

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 11-B: Coffee Love at Sakon Nakhon (opens in a new tab).

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 12: The long drive to see the King (opens in a new tab). 

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 13: Hua Hin Inbox (opens in a new window).

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 14: Returning to Kanchanaburi (opens in a new tab). 

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 15: The luxurious resort (opens in a new tab). 

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 16: LiT Bangkok Hotel (opens in a new tab). 

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 17: Nearing the end (opens in a new tab). 

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 18: Departure for Norway (opens in a new tab). 

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 19: The two forgotten hotels (opens in a new tab). 

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 20: Back to work again… (opens in a new tab).

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 21: The new dawn starts right here (opens in a new tab).

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 22: The homecoming (opens in a new tab).

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 23: A world away (opens in a new tab). 

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 24: Hello sir… (opens in a new tab). 

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 25: Prachuap Khiri Khan - Hua Hin (opens in a new tab).

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 26: Hua Hin - Bangkok via Had Chao Sam Ran beach (opens in a new tab). 

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 27: Coffee’s Love at Petchaburi (opens in a new tab). 

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 28: Ayutthaya (opens in a new tab). 

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 29: Returning to Sakon Nakhon again! (opens in a new tab). 

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 30: The very odd resort experience (opens in a new tab). 

To read: My Pride, My Thai part 31: How spicy do you like it? (opens in a new tab). 

As I arrived by own car, I dropped off the luggage at the front entrance and drove down into the basement parking. When I came up from the parking garage, the very polite and friendly front office staff had already called for a very refreshing, welcome tropical drink. If first impressions are important, this hotel would score very high. The  immediate imoressions were only positive. After a very swift check in process, I was upgraded to a more superior room on the top floor. 


Sometimes when you check into hotels, the bellboy will follow you with the luggage to the room, or arrive after you, but at this hotel, the luggage had already been placed in my room. The bellboy didn’t follow me to the room either, as I was escorted up by the Duty Manager like I was a Prince or something. The room was absolutely beautiful, but before I could take it all in for myself, there was quite of technology I had to learn. There was an iPAD-looking device which worked as a remote controls for an amazing amount of various lights, air condition, ceiling fan and curtains. Also something normally as simple as the restroom fascilities, had technology to be explained. The Duty Manager very professionally insisted I pay attention to get the most out of my stay and the fascilities of the room. 


This was clearly going to be one of the absolutely best hotels I have ever stayed at in Thailand, for as long as I can remember. The cleanliness of the room and the facilities, and the attentiveness of all the staff made this hotel truly stand out as a hidden gem in the busiest parts of Bangkok. 

Locationwise, the hotel is literally surrounded by incredible shopping malls like MBK, Siam Discovery, Siam Paragon, the fashionable shops of Siam Square and not to forget, the endless great food venues around Ratchatevee BTS-station, including those at Coco Walk.

The hotel has an outdoor/indoor restaurant serving breakfast under palm trees in the morning, and which converts in to a bar and light snacks venue in the evening. Spending time under the palm trees in the night, with an ice-cold local beer was a perfect way to end a busy and long day. I do hope to come back to this hotel again in the future: it felt better than being at home, and very much like an oasis in the sizzling heat of Bangkok. 







Balconies are not accessible from the rooms. 




The flushing experience. 

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Remote controls at hotels are an unbelievable source of accumulated bacteria, and extremely difficult to clean properly. At Hua Chang Heritage, a much easier to clean remote control is a touch panel screen between the beds. 

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