Stayed here back in May so it's taken me a while to write up the review but I thought this hotel was so amazing, I wanted to make sure i did write one up.
Firstly, the value was unbelievable. We got a special deal through Expedia at the very beginning of May and it worked out at something like £65 per room per night (for 2 people). And that was including breakfast! So if you go, May is clearly low season and good deals are available.
The place itself is just awesome. Being only accessible by boat makes it feel like you're in your own little paradise in the middle of Bangkok, away from all the dirt and pollution. I've never been a big fan of Bangkok (it is so hot and dirty) but staying at the Palazzo made the whole experience so much better, especially the swimming pool. I read some complaints about the boat but for me that was a nice part of the whole experience and they give you a local mobile phone so you can get picked up any time of day or night (took them 5 mins to come and get us as 3am!).
The rooms have so much character and style. Again, I read some reviews complaining about squeaky floors or that it appeared old. But if you want a clinical soulless experience, stay at an Intercontinental or Hilton. If you like history, character and style, you'll love this place.
Then finally the staff were simply amazing. When you first arrive with your luggage they great you with cold towels and lemonade. You don't really check in, but just get taken straight to your room. They have what I guess you'd call a customer services manager who was so nice and spent ages with us recommending local restaurants to try out (which were all great). Anything you need or want is literally delivered to you in minutes, whether you're sat by the pool or at the bar.
If I had one complaint it's that food and drink there is expensive. You're almost paying London prices for a beer for instance. They say it's because they have to bring everything in by boat and of course you don't have to eat or drink at the hotel. Although having said that, the thai dishes they served in the restaurant was probably the best food I had on the whole trip.
Wouldn't even consider not staying here if i come back to Bangkok.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Praya Palazzo is a stylish 17-room mansion with a rich historical background that offers a unique experience for the discerning travelers. Dating back to the ancient kingdom of Siam, the mansion is situated in the heart of Bangkok on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. Ideal for travelers who want to relax while enjoying city life in the oldest part of Bangkok, Praya Palazzo is in walking distance to many historical sites and attractions such as The Grand Palace, The Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Wat Arun (The Temple of Dawn), Chinatown, The National Museum, and Kao San Road just to name a few. Praya Palazzo brings back the sense and lifestyle of the King Rama V period, conveying authentic Thai culture through vision, taste, scent, rhyme and touch. We are proud to offer you personalized service with style but not snobbism, casual atmosphere but not neglect, high standards but not stiffness, simplicity and authenticity. We look forward to sharing with you the passion and love that allowed this residence to stand still today. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity, Booking.com, Cheap Tickets, Expedia, Orbitz, Hotels.com, Agoda, Priceline and HotelTravel.com so you can book your Praya Palazzo reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Praya Palazzo Hotel Bangkok