We booked our stay when this property was a Raddisson. A month later it changed to the Sathorn Heritage Hotel. Weeks before our trip there, it changed to Anantara. We were very skeptical and nervous about our trip to say the least. We maintained contact with the person in charge of reservations, and was very reassured that our emails were responded to politely and quickly... and that it remained the same person, despite the frequent name changes.
The staff was always friendly, accommodating, and eager to help or give advice. Their English was very good. The batteries on our room safe needed to be replaced and the staff responded very quickly. We needed recommendations on a local laundromat - we highly recommend the place they told us to go. I included a picture of the laundromat. If you head out to the main road, turn right and it's about a 10 minute walk. It takes them about 24hrs to wash, dry, iron (if you choose), and fold your clothes. No one spoke English, but it was not a problem at all. They weigh it when you get there and will tell you (via calculator) how much, then point to calendar and clock to tell you when to pick it up.
This hotel is a gorgeous property. Although we did explore the property the first day, it wasn't until our last day did we actually sit out by the pool. In retrospect, I wish we had spent some more days there. It is very relaxing, you definitely do not feel like you are in the hustle and bustle of such a big city when in the pool area. While we were relaxing, staff brought us complimentary water and fresh fruit. A nice little touch that shows the little ways this hotel ensures you have a great stay.
I will say we found the restaurants to be extremely overpriced, but in Thailand, don't eat in a hotel restaurant... you've got to get out there and try all of the street food! We did have pizza one lazy day by the pool, and it was quite delish. Also, there are many vendors out on the main street, just a quick walk for some super cheap, super delicious food!
We had such a great stay. We would highly recommend this hotel to anyone and will stay here again if we are lucky enough to travel back to Thailand. Like others have mentioned, this hotel is a little out of the way and even with instruction in Thai, taxi drivers still had trouble finding the hotel, but after the first couple of times getting there, you know where you are. I am sure this will only improve as the property becomes more well known. We took the BTS frequently, as it is only a short 10 minute walk to the Chong Nonsi station. If you are tired or cannot walk grab a tuk tuk or a taxi for a quick ride. We did that a few times too!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the edge of Bangkok's business district, moments from the city's dining and shopping hubs, Anantara Bangkok Sathorn hotel provides the perfect urban sanctuary for both leisure and business travellers. Unwind in the seclusion of the hotel's beautiful surroundings. Explore the city's most vibrant, traditional and contemporary areas. Replenish mind and body with a host of premier services and facilities. Anantara Bangkok Sathorn's rooms and suites make the most of this fantastic location with incredible panoramic views across the downtown city. From the beautiful studios to the spacious two bedroom suites, every room is finished to the highest standard, with crisp contemporary furniture that blends stylish city living with unique Anantara details. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Anantara Bangkok Sathorn Hotel Bangkok