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The complex sits on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, just beyond Bangkok’s city limit. It is an eco-masterpiece conceived by the son of a Bangkok hotelier. The 12-room boutique hotel might not be the best environment for families with toddlers or the elderly with disabilities, since the complex has numerous stairs and semi-levels. Those who don’t mind having an occasional run in with a bug are welcome, and the hotelmanagement has introduced a special discount for those who arrive on bikes, along with the use of a bike repair workshop.

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Despite the rustic feel of the space, the hotel does offer all the tech-friendly amenities-computers, free wireless access and other common appliances. The LED-lit rooms are named after and decorated with different types of insects, which is meant to reflect the owner’s deep appreciation for nature. The hotel’s dedication to supporting eco-friendly causes is demonstrated by the fact that The Tree House has pledged to remove a kilo of trash from the Chao Phraya River for each of its bookings.

+ The Bangkok Tree House

Via The Guardian

Photos via The Bangkok Tree House