Nice and quirky hotel, a very Chinese feel indeed! Hotel is right smack in Chinatown, where most people have mentioned is not to be missed as part of your itinerary in Bangkok. The entrance is unassuming and you'd have never thought the interior would be so well furnished and decorated.
Best hotel to take in the exotic sights, smells and throngs of people around the Chinatown. Be forewarned though, the area is mad with crowds and traffic jams are frequent and rather bad. The Hua Lumphong MRT is not entirely close to the hotel, about 10 mins walk but this hotel would be good for tourists wanting to take the train sometime later.
The bell hop gentleman was really friendly, attentive and on the ball with one's requests/queries. Thumbs up to him.
Breakfast was very average only, standard fare. If you could forgo it and pay less, perhaps should go ahead and do so... Food at Chinatown outside is probably more of an adventure and tastier.
Also, I felt the room was rather small for 2, about 300sqft. Perhaps I saw pictures of a more expensive room that is somewhat bigger and with a bathtub. The bed and pillows were a tad too soft for me as well.
Overall, I still think its a fine hotel with lots of character, but I'd probably try a few others the next time I'm in Bangkok. One could still stay here though if not into shopping or do not really mind the slightly off location in Old Bangkok as opposed to the Siam Centre area.
- 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