Wow. There is not much more to say. This hotel is just an amazing place to relax in a bustling city. We stayed in a Terrace Room at a great rate which included an outdoor shower and terrace under wooden slats. It was such a pleasure using the shower after a day exploring Bangkok in all its humidity. The bed is extremely comfortable and the toiletries are just divine (same as those used in the spa).
The breakfast at Glow was declared "the best hotel breakfast ever" by my fiance and he has had his fair share of hotel breakfasts. If you're looking for the usual greasy bacon and eggs then look again. This hotel offers healthy and delicious options with both buffet and a la carte choices. The "toast" was my favourite and I would highly recommend it. One of the signs of great hotel is when it is inclusive and this was never more evident at the Met than when they hosted artist, Chen Man and her exhibition of photography. Guests were invited to attend and enjoy the complimentary Vodka cocktails and food. It was such an amazing experience and quite unexpected. Chinese contemporary art is a phenomenal movement so it was a nice surprise to be a part of it for an evening. On the same evening we enjoyed the Chen Man opening, we ate at Nahm and that was a sensational experience. The food was fresh and delicate yet packed a punch of flavour. I didn't think the meal could get much better until I spied David Thompson himself talking to the diners at the table next to us. Wow.
People refer to the location but we found it perfect. It is in walking distance to BTS Sala Daeng and that is your gateway to Bangkok (and the way to avoid the traffic). Yes, it's 10 minute walk but it's flat and mostly in the shade.
The rooms, the food, the pool, the bar... all of these things the hotel does really well but that is not what makes it "wow". The difference here is the service. The welcome is warm, the concierge know what they're talking about, the staff is efficient. After our two night stay, I didn't think a hotel could get any better, but I wrong. After departing the Met for a week in Phuket, we returned to Bangkok for our flight back to Australia. We ended up stranded in Bangkok for an extra night due to an airline stuff up. One phone call late in the evening saw us back at the Met with the same room, at the same rate. Not only did they accomodate us, they had my lost hat waiting for me on my return. Nothing was too much trouble and special mention to my young friend at the reception who made sure we had everything we needed.
We will recommend this hotel to everyone we know travelling to Bangkok. Stay there, you won't regret it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Metropolitan by COMO, Bangkok is a 171-room hotel defined by subtle, contemporary design and intuitive, polished service. The Met Bar, a stylish lounge-like bar, serves a comprehensive selection of martini cocktails with visiting live DJs. nahm restaurant serves Thai cuisine from award-winning Australian chef David Thompson whilst glow focuses on an organic, healthful menu. Relaxation is available at COMO Shambhala Urban Escape, comprising Asian-inspired treatments, a gym, Yoga studio and outdoor pool. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Metropolitan Bangkok Hotel Bangkok
- Metropolitan Hotel Bangkok
- Bangkok Metropolitan Hotel