Hotel Bocage is like no other boutique hotel. Set atop Seenspace, a community retail space with coffee shops, places to eat and designer clothes stores, the concrete hotel showcases strong, sleek lines. The building is constructed from rectangular concrete blocks with grass walkways. Utilitarian in their approach, Duangrit Bunnag Architects have created a building with a series of straight angles which stands in stark opposition to the organic shapes of the ocean vistas visible from the rooms. It’s a true homage to concrete.
The hotel boasts a prime beachfront location, located just 2.5 hours from Bangkok in the once-quiet fishing village of Hua Hin. You won’t see any cliché decoration in the six guest rooms available, instead, they include muted, geometric furniture. The grey interiors are contrasted by the spectacular colours of ocean views, providing a calm place to rest.
The furniture complements the building’s clean lines and acts almost like individual art pieces. Luxury Italian designer brands were chosen for the interiors with beds by Porro, modern sofas by Living Divani and freestanding tubs and bathroom accessories by Antonio Lupi. This isn’t a room you’d want to mess up, every detail is thoughtfully placed, adding to the luxury feeling.
Showcasing true brutalist design, Hotel Bocage is a concrete playground in itself, fit for those who prefer their holidays with a side of minimalist luxury.