Mag and Random person on cannonball paying tribute to historicity of site. The 107-year-old hotel has, in the past, played host to Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Noel Coward, Rudyard Kipling, Somerset Maugham and Hermann Hesse. I'm sure Hemmingway popped in at some point as well - but I have no way of proving it. Someone told me so it must be true. Anyway, for us, it is the terror of one-on-one piano examinations which were held in its suites back in the day that is permanently tied to our memory of this place.
We arrived tres early so we had to wait patiently for the buffet to officially begin. The salad spread - Thai egg salad, (front bottom) was excellent. Sorry for poor detail.
Laksa & grill station.