The actual hotel was lovely if very pink but it is right in the middle of Chinatown so is manic at all times of day and night. The staff were all helpful but everyone else in Bangkok seemed to be rude, unhelpful and generally trying to rip you off.
We were meant to be there 2 nights as a weekend away whilst working in Kuala Lumpur but checked out after 24 hours. It was unbearably hot and humid (more so than Malaysia where we have been for a few weeks), very polluted and the traffic was so heavy it took you ages to get anywhere in a taxi (and there are no trains nearby). In addition to this we walked down the street to find something to eat and people were sitting on the pavement washing their crabs and pots and pans in the drains water about 1m from 3 lanes of stationary traffic!
If you think you can put up with all this The Shanghai Inn is lovely otherwise I'd opt for somewhere down by the river where everything is calmer and there is a slight breeze.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Shanghai Mansion Bangkok An Award-Winning Boutique Hotel in the Heart of Bangkok’s Historic Chinatown. Situated in the heart of Bangkok’s historic Chinatown, Shanghai Mansion is an award-winning luxury boutique hotel named the region’s Best Luxury Cultural Hotel. Glamour and luxury mingle in the hotel’s opulent and well-appointed rooms, with a strong imprint of 1930s Shanghai and Art Deco influences. 76 individually-decorated rooms boast period furniture, vibrant chinoiserie, and luxurious amenities. A peaceful, 5-storey indoor garden is a great place to unwind, while the award-winning Spa Burasari boasts The hotel’s Red Rose Restaurant features a delightful modern Chinese menu and a lively bar stocked with fine spirits, an international wine list and exquisite Chinese whiskey and liqueurs. Nightly live jazz keeps the mood light and celebratory. Situated right on Yaowaraj Road, Shanghai Mansion sits in the heart of the historic district, within easy access to Bangkok’s major attractions, and Chinatown’s famous street food stalls, exotic fresh markets, traditional tea and medicines shops, heritage shophouses and iconic temples. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Shanghai Mansion Hotel Bangkok
- Shanghai Inn Bangkok