9/1 Sukhumvit Soi 16, Ratchadaphisek, Klongtoey, Bangkok +66 (0)2 615 6400
Almost embassy-like, a large gate manned by alert security guards gives outsiders the impression Maduzi is a private facility rather than a posh Bangkok boutique hotel.
Though its name might mean "come and see," walk-ins aren't welcome. And that includes the hotel's gourmet restaurant, which operates on a reservations-only basis.
The policy is designed to give guests a feeling of security, as though they’re in a private home, but perhaps unintentionally has made Maduzi one of the city’s most under-rated conceptual hotel experiences -- particularly if you’re a business traveler.
The top reason to shun the Bangkok's cookie-cutter luxury hotel brands for Maduzi is the hotel’s 40 massive suites, all decorated in dark woods with tasteful contemporary decor. The type of bedroom you'd expect to find in the penthouse of a wealthy, single executive.
The rates are lower than most regular five-star hotel rooms in Bangkok, yet Maduzi's suites are equipped with a Jacuzzi tub, super king-sized beds and an in-room business center with your own fax/printer/copier and a BOSE sound system. Wi-Fi is free.
Maduzi is within walking distance of the BTS Asok and MRT Sukhumvit stations. Maduzi Restaurant by Yuya, the hotel's only eatery, features creative -- but most importantly, delicious -- Japanese-inspired French cuisine.
Though there’s a fitness room, as of yet Maduzi doesn't have a swimming pool. But the owners say they will be adding one to the grounds in the coming months. If a pool is a priority, check ahead before booking.