My husband and I stayed at the Shangri-La from Oct 30 to Nov 3. We have stayed at the Shangri-La in Cairns and enjoyed it, so we thought it would be a good choice for our first trip to Bangkok. We are so happy we picked it!
Location: The hotel is located right beside the Chao Praya river which is perfect as most of our tourist trips took placed by boat. They also have a convenient and free shuttle to take you back and forth to the Asiatique open air night market and also River City. it is also right beside the sky train which made trips into the city to MBK or Siam Paragon a breeze. Excellent location for those that need to get around in the city.
We had a wonderful room on the 17th floor with a balcony overlooking the river. You MUST get a balcony over the river. We enjoyed our mornings and evenings watching all of the boats.
Restaurants: We loved the main restaurant on the ground floor. If you are able, do try the buffet for dinner at least once. It has a very diverse range of flavours ranging from western to Thai, Indian, Sushi and much more. They also do a wonderful Pad Thai a la carte.
We also enjoyed a meal at the Salathip. Although the "show" wasn't very entertaining (the dancers came around once for 5 minutes), the food was quite tasty and authentic. Our hostess recommended some dishes that we would have never found back home and we were quite happy with the selection.
Staff: The staff were charming and attentive. The concierge was very helpful in assisting us with planning tours and mapping out directions. We made a few requests from our room and the staff were able to assist us right away. (we went to a different hotel after the Shangri-la and we really missed the way we had been treated at the Shangri-La.)
Pool: The pool was just the right size for a refreshing dip. The waiters and staff attending to the pool area laid out our towels and checked up regularly to make sure that we had everything we needed.
Extras: in our room everyday there was a selection of different fruits fromThailand. I loved loved loved this. I enjoyed sampling new and sometimes very strange looking fruit that I may not have ordered otherwise.
Chocolate bar: My only complaint (and it would be a small one) was the chocolate bar. The selection was nice; but we had one service problem. I had ordered a cappuccino to take away. Unfortunately the lids did not fit the cup; but they forgot to tell me that. They placed the lid on, so when I went to sip it, it went all over my shirt. The response was to just bring me a cloth and tell me the lid didn't fit. I wasn't happy; but this was only one small blip on our stay.
I would definitely recommend this hotel. I will absolutely stay there again if I have an opportunity to get back to Bangkok. We are only sorry that we couldn't try their other location in Chiang-Mai ( the prices were a little higher there with the short notice of our trip).
Room Tip: Balcony room overlooking the river is a must. As high a floor as you can get.
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- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok, is a 5-star luxury hotel in Silom district, Bangkok. The design and appointments express the welcoming warmth and richness of Thai culture throughout the hotel, from traditional teak dining pavilions to the most up-to-date room features.The hotel has a total of 802 rooms including 72 suites in two wings, Shangri-La and Krungthep, and is adjacent to the Saphan Taksin station of the Skytrain, Bangkok's elevated metro system.The hotel also offers fully-serviced apartments for guests wishing a longer stay. ... more less
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