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ImageThe Eugenia, an old world style architectural beauty, is embodied in a late
19 -century colonial-style house, charmingly decorated and tastefully furnished by its owner in the heart of down town Bangkok for travellers with refined taste who seek to enjoy more than a touch of the Fabled East.
Each of the 12-suites of The Eugenia is appointed with antique furniture and fittings. The four-posted beds, settees, dressers and desks in the suites are of various vintage as are light switches and light fittings; they bring you back perhaps eighty or a hundred years, or more. The period decoration even extends to the bathtubs that were made of hand - beaten copper and aluminium-alloy.
The lobby, the reception area, the cafe, the library and the lounge are set on the ground floor while all the twelve guest rooms are located on the 2nd and 3rd floors in the main building.
The swimming pool and the Thai sala are set in the rear courtyard; the entire pool area harkens back to a more leisurely time where people of taste sipped tea or coffee and partook of the finest delectable fares under swaying palm trees on balmy sub-tropical evenings.
As to be expected of such neo-colonial structures, there is no elevator in the building to preserve its authenticity; we apologise to those who may miss this mode of conveyance but our staffs are on hand to assist with any luggage.
The Eugenia was inspired by the owner's 83-year-old Vietnamese lady friend, whom we shall call Eugenia and her sense of chic and sophistication and, gracious living. She could well be the human embodiment of The Eugenia herself.


 
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