I’m a frequent visitor to Bangkok, and I’ve stayed in this hotel many times. It is contemporary but with an intimate and welcoming feel – which is no doubt down to the excellent staff.
Rooms are light, airy and spacious, and the suites at the end of each floor have floor to ceiling windows on two sides. Breakfast is right up there with the best you can get in this hotel category. And the bar is one of my favourites in Bangkok.
The pool area is nice. It’s not a huge hotel, so pool area reflects this. Mostly, there is enough space but I’ve noticed that it can get tight in the high season – so getting down there reasonably early makes sense.
The spa is particularly nice. There is no shortage of spas and massage parlours in Bangkok, so I seldom use the hotels’ normally relatively expensive offerings. But prices have taken a nosedive in this hotel’s spa. It will still cost you a bit more than something reasonably comparable outside, but you get high-quality service with a boutique feel, without the trouble of leaving the hotel. And the spa is clearly very well run.
I find the location a bit of a mixed bag. Patpong market and nightlife are really only across the road, and the hotel is a short cab ride from the river and of the most spectacular rooftop bars in Bangkok. But Skytain and subway stations are probably a 10 minute walk away – ok if it’s reasonably cool, less good when it’s 36 degrees Celsius!
Benefits for SPG platinum members are good. There is no club lounge but the hotel offers a wide selection of drinks (including cocktails) in the bar each night from 17:30 – 19:30, and there is separate area available for breakfast (complete with a glass of Prosecco if you feel like something a little stronger in the morning!).
The F&B Director is very visible and approachable in this hotel – walking the floor during the day and in the evening. The impact of that shows in the service.
I am happy to recommend the Le Meridien Bangkok
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Silom commercial district and just metres from the energetic Patpong Night Market. An innovative restaurants, a bar and a stylish lounge entice guests with menus introducing stimulating cuisine, creative cocktails and an international range of coffee blends. Also available are the intimate meeting rooms, a unique lifestyle floor with Spa, fitness and outdoor pool. ... more less
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- Le Meridien Bangkok Hotel Bangkok