Pool Villa Riverview
Key selling points: This antique-filled, yet refreshingly contemporary suite comes with its own lush garden, private plunge pool, and open-air roof terrace with river views—private enough to sunbathe in the nude should you wish to.
Standout service: A guest went to the lap pool every day at 6 a.m. and ordered an espresso after his workout, so on the third morning, staff anticipated the request, and delivered an espresso as the guest finished his last lap.
Style: Black-and-white Art Deco chic, by Bill Bensley Design Studio, 2012
Special amenities: Jaspal bedding, memory foam pillowtop mattress, Robeworks bathrobes, Java coffee machine, complimentary movies, butler service, Wi-Fi, boat shuttle service, seasonal fruit bowl replenished daily, 55-inch Sony Bravia Internet TV
Square footage: 1,400, inclusive of outdoor space
Number of bedrooms in suite: One
Number of bathrooms: One and one half-bath
Number of rooms and suites in hotel: 39 suites
Who’s slept here?: Royals from near and far
Nightly rate: $525 to $1,200
Location: 3/2 Thanon Khao, Vachirapayabal, Dusit