A recent internet search for love hotels (don’t ask) brought us straight to the website of Love Villa Hotel, a new-ish property in Nonthaburi that’s about an hour and a half drive from downtown Bangkok.
Love hotels are rife in greater Bangkok, since Thailand is one of the affair-iest countries in the world. But most of them are pretty dated and you wouldn’t really want to see them in bright light or sobriety. At least, that’s what our friend told us.
However, Love Villa looks pretty modern. The 40-room hotel has been open just over two years.
We didn’t care about that, though. We had little interest in their tatami-themed Japan room, their colorful India room, or their gun-filled war room (hmmm, wait, maybe we are curious about that).
No — it was the “Communism” room that caught our eye. Low-lit in red and black, it features a backlit hammer-and-sickle behind the bed surrounded by stars. On another wall is a Hitler mural.
We called up to ask them how they came up with the unusual room concept and design, and the nice girl that answered the phone seemed confused by our interest in that particular suite.
“It’s just a theme room, it had no inspiration. The designer just keeps changing the rooms to keep it fresh.”
She did share with Coconuts that the room is rented out daily, often more than once a day.
“People come and go,” she said. Yup, we’re sure they do.
To push the issue, we asked if the room came with costumes, imagining little stick-on mustaches or olive-colored caps and jackets. “No, they just come with a bottle of water and a towel,” she said, which made the idea a bit too real for us.
People — several persons daily — are actually getting it on next to a mural of Hitler. Let that sink in a bit.
Anyway, for those who do want to check in, you’ll get the best deal if you book a three-hour stay before noon, when smaller rooms can be had starting at THB380 (US$12), and the larger ones go for THB590 (US$18).
The price is higher after noon, when the same three-hour stay jumps to THB799 (US$25) and THB1,050 (US$32), respectively. The rate jumps again after 6pm and gets higher all night, since the rooms are in greater demand then. However, there are deals if you increase your group size from two. Consider it a “come with a friend” deal.
They also offer full night stays and a “Stay 3, Pay 2” promotion, which we originally thought was for a trio of guests. Turns out, it’s a duration thing, not a people thing, meaning that you can stay for three full nights in the love motel, but only pay for two.
However, if you want to stay here for three nights, you might have issues beyond budgetary ones.
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Love Villa Hotel
55/5 Moo 3 Soi Chang
Ratchaphruek Road, Bangrak Noi
Rooms from THB380 (US$12)