Everything about this hotel is perfect for us that’s why we returned for a 3 night stay at the beginning of our holiday, on the whole a tranquil stay in the midst of a bustling Chinatown.
We had no problems in accessing the rest of the city from here and Chinatown itself has so much going on especially at the weekend with the street market during the day, a truly amazing site for all your senses, day and night, lots of temples close by and easy to access by the river taxis, a must see, not to miss experience.
Some changes from last time, construction work going on, but this didn’t bother us too much as we were out most of the day. The reception is located on one of the floors temporarily, the escalators have been removed and replaced with lifts and there is a coffee shop to the rear of the front bar from the street. Everything in the mini bar was free; this was a welcome treat at the end of a busy day as are the toiletries that were provided. The bar is still a great place to sit, drink cocktails, listen to music and watch Chinatown come to life.
Last time we visited we were provided with quite a few leaflets and guides to the area which were really useful to someone visiting for the first time, this time none were provided, we presumed that this was because we were returning guests. Our rooms weren’t cleaned until around 4.30-5pm daily when we had returned to the hotel, this meant that we couldn’t relax and had to leave the room while it was cleaned.
The staff were friendly and helpful, couldn’t fault them, from the guys at the entrance who spot you as soon as your taxi arrives and escort you in, a relaxed tranquil check in process, to the general assistants who can’t do enough for you and love to chat and share their experiences. They allowed us to leave our luggage when we checked out until we left. The downside to this was that when we returned to collect our luggage they informed us that one of the robes was missing from the room when the maid went to clean. Now I am not saying that we were being accused of stealing this but you can imagine how it felt, we were prepared to open our suitcases and prove that we had not taken it but they ‘appeared’ to accept that we did not have it. We had not even worn the robes. They didn’t mention that the maid may have found an item that we had ‘left’ there though! A disappointing end to a lovely stay but would still go back.
- 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