This property is very nice and the staff is fabulous!!
I cannot speak very well to the location because we spent most of our days touring other areas. It is a very busy area and there is a cute little restaurant around the corner at the Rose Hotel. It is called Ruen Urai and we enjoyed it. (The concierge recommended it.)
When we arrived for check-in we were greeted exactly as you would expect at a Le Meridien: warmly and professionally. Someone also brought us a yummy "shot" of icy slushy coffee. We arrived a bit before check-in time and our room was not available so the front desk gave us codes for the wi-fi and suggested we wait on the 6th floor where the pool and spa are located. We were able to sit inside and enjoy some a/c, as well as lunch from the pool bar and a wonderful view. It would have been nice to check into the room but it was nice to get to see this area too. There were several people taking advantage of the pool. Not a large pool but what you might expect for a Bangkok hotel.
The room was beautiful. The window ran the length of one wall and a small part of another. The view was incredible.
The bathroom had a soaking tub and a shower. The wall between the bedroom and the bathroom was movable. It would be possible to shower or soak in the tub and have a view of the Bangkok skyline (you will want to make sure all lights are turned out so you don't give Bangkok a show!)
There was a nice cushy bathrobe and the best slippers I have ever had in a hotel. (As a matter of fact, I purchased a set of the slippers as a souvenir.)
The package that we booked included breakfast and it was well worth it. Lots of Asian options but Western options as well. Cooked to order eggs, waffles, lots of fresh fruit, salads, fried rice, yogurts, cereals, several juices. The breakfast was very nicely done. They have a little area of "shot" glasses with a mix of juices and spices in them. These were fun and interesting. Probably the closest I will ever get to eating a Jean-Georges Vongerichten meal.
I asked the concierge for a recommendation on a tour of Bangkok and he recommended taking a tour outside of Bangkok, saying that we could do the temples and the Grand Palace on our own. He booked a tour for us through the company they recommend. We got very lucky and had a fabulous guide! We requested a tour that included the Floating Markets in Damnoen Saduak and the market in Mae Klong where the train runs through. Our guide and a driver met us at the hotel the following morning and took us on a wonderful tour. We enjoyed the tour so much that we booked one for the next day to see some Bangkok temples and the Grand Palace.
I cannot say enough about the staff. We were warmly greeted each time we came in. One day when we walked in, the gentleman holding the door asked where we had been that day. When we told him we had been to see the markets, he asked if we went alone or with a tour guide. When we told him we went with the guide he was very concerned and wanted to know where she was. We told him that we asked to be left at the Hyatt for tea. It was kind of funny because he asked in a very protective tone. It made us feel like someone was looking out for us.
Would gladly stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Silom commercial district and just metres from the energetic Patpong Night Market, Le Meridien Bangkok offers 282 guestrooms and touch screen IP phone. An innovative restaurants, a bar and a stylish lounge entice guests with menus introducing stimulating cuisine, creative cocktails and an international range of coffee blends. Also available are the intimate meeting rooms, a unique lifestyle floor with Spa, fitness and outdoor pool. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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