In its heyday Ayudhya was a powerful polity on the Southeast Asian peninsula. Some Western observers described it as “the most dazzling city between Europe and Cathay”. Ayudhya was a cosmopolitan and polyglot city where Eastern culture could blend harmoniously with Western culture.
The court of Ayudhya was known for its fabled hospitality to foreigners, through its practice of providing property for settlement to diplomatic agents as well as its policy of allowing the practice of different religious beliefs without restraint.
The tolerance of the Siamese court to foreign influence provided opportunities for talented foreigners to rise to prominence in the city. In acknowledgement of this tradition of openness in Ayudhyan culture at Iudia we have named the guestrooms after the famous (and the infamous) foreign visitors and residents of the old capital.
At Iudia you can transport yourself back in time and soak up the peace and quiet of old Siam.
(鄭和;1371-1433), was a Hui Chinese mariner, explorer, diplomat and fleet admiral, who made the voyages collectively referred to as the travels of "Eunuch Sanbao to the Western Ocean" from 1405 to 1433.
a Persian merchant, along with his brother Muhammad Sa-id and his subordinates settled in Siam around 1600. He was appointed as Phraya Sheikh Ahmad Ratana Raja Sethti by King Songtham and was later promoted to the position of Prime Minister by King Prasarttong.
(山田長政 ; 1590-1630) was a Japanese adventurer who gained considerable influence in at the beginning of the 17th century and became the ruler of Ligor in southern Siam.
(born Κωνσταντίνος Γεράκης or Constantinos Gerakis; Gerakis is the Greek word for falcon) (1647 - June 5, 1688) was a Greek adventurer, who became first counselor to King Narai of Ayudhya.
(1642-1729), the author of Du Royaume de Siam, studied law and was sent on an embassy to Siam by Louis XIV to convert the natives into Catholicism. He departed from Brest, March 1st 1687 and arrived at Siam in 27 September 1687, where he only stayed for three months. The mission was a failure.
(known in Portuguese as Braginoco) was a king of the Toungoo dynasty in Burma. He is widely revered in the country, and is best known for unifying the kingdom and expanding his empire to incorporate the neighboring Shan States, Siam and Laos.
was an Englishman whom King Narai appointed as the Shabandar of Mergui. Mergui was an important port of Ayudhya on the Andaman coast during the 17th century.
was head of the Dutch Factory in Ayudhya. He wrote the most detailed and fascinating account of old Siam between 1636 and 1640.
All of our waterfront rooms, namely, Phaulkon, Zhèng Hé, Yamada and Sheikh Ahmad, enjoy a wonderful view of Wat Phuttaisawan built by the first king of Ayudhya.
Selected period artefacts and ceramics are displayed along the corridor and in each room for the pleasure of antique lovers.
All rooms are equipped with internet access, satellite TV with DVD, air conditioning, small refrigerator and private en-suite bathroom with personal care amenities. At Iudia you can enjoy fine accommodation with modern amenities during your stay in Ayudhya.