It's a different place from the others, I have choosen it after I was looking at their website. I liked the super moral tone in the introduction and the fact that this Hotel has a quiet long history. The lobby and the restaurant are indeed very beautiful, but the rooms in terms of decoration and age of the beds etc are the opposite. I doesn't need too much money to change this. The bathrooms are below average. The towels are old.
The breakfast crew is quiet unfriendly, but the one for dinner is very friendly and attentive. There was an intern that I can't stop praising. She tried really hard to do her job well. The food is very good.
The hotel is located near a very noisy (also at night) road, so that the beautiful garden with the swimmingpool are overshadowed by constant highway noise. The rooms are not very well isolated, so bring earplugs in case your neighbours have a different rhythm.
The reception personnel was not very motivated. When fex. I arrived the first night late and had discovered the taxi driver tried to charge much more than on the hotels website was written I asked the reception guy to help, but he said, if its this price, I had to pay it. First after I insisted he came out to help. The hotel is ok, but if you are looking for sth relaxing then another place with maybe a little higher room rate would be more suitable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The historic Atlanta Hotel in Bangkok is, literally, untouched by modern pop culture. Walking into The Atlanta is like walking into another world, a long lost world. Most of what a guest sees and hears is old and classic - and authentic. ***The Atlanta Hotel in Bangkok, founded in 1952, features many superlatives, notably, the most photographed and oldest unaltered hotel lobby in Thailand, the first hotel swimming (diving) pool in Thailand, the largest selection of Thai vegetarian dishes in the world, a unique jungle-like garden right in the middle of Bangkok. The western menu features dishes made in the 1950s style - dishes that were on the original menu of The Atlanta, and prepared in the same way. ***The historic Atlanta Hotel in Bangkok has strict policies: sex-tourists, drug users, trouble-makers, and undomesticated people are not welcome. Any of these found on the premises are dealt with summarily. Because of these strict policies, The Atlanta Hotel has many detractors or even enemies. The Atlanta Hotel upholds its principles and policies without compromise. As of 1st September 2013, smoking will no longer be permitted anywhere on the premises. ***The Atlanta Hotel is also home to destitute cats and terrapins. Injured and abandoned cats seem to find their way to The Atlanta. Many are rescued from elsewhere. There are at the time of writing 36 cats. Some live in an enclosure on one side of the garden; others live in the staff section of the hotel. The terrapins are all rescued and saved from loss of habitat. There are at the time of writing 27 terrapins. They live well in and around the pond of the jungle-like garden of The Atlanta. Two staff are employed full-time to look after the animals, and visiting vets often volunteer their services, which The Atlanta welcomes. There is a celebrated drawing by a regular guest of The Atlanta of the lobby featuring cats lying on the round sofa. The caption reads (in Italian), "Cats, the real guests of The Atlanta." Guests of The Atlanta are typically animal lovers. *** The Atlanta, being at the bottom of a lane, has no passing trade. All our guests are either regulars or friends of regulars. The Atlanta has many returning guests who have been coming to The Atlanta since the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and, of course, much later. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Atlanta Hotel Bangkok
- Atlanta Bangkok