Ok, it is ultra modern, trendy design and lounge music to be heard throughout the hotel.
No doubt it is a quality hotel - but lets start with the negatives.
It is a contrasting place....
First, it is a dark hotel. All the walls are dark. Lights are low. It was clearly the designers aim and it works, but takes some getting used to.
Second, there is too much light!! Why? Because the curtains dont go behind (or even meet) the walls so impossible to keep out sunshine. A big design fault for me (and many other travelers) who like to sleep in and not be awakened by bright sunshine at 7am.
Initial service for a 5-star hotel was shocking. At check in the reception desk girl seemed clueless. Even after choosing to take the 'club package' (see below) at around $70 per night I was simply left waiting. I had to ask where the elevators were. No direction. No assistance. really disappointing..... However from that moment on I have to say the staff could not do enough, especially of course the club level staff. And the food/drinks available in the club lounds is of good quality.
Rooms are comfortable, clean, modern.
Pool really nice with great views. Hotel spa....looked nice but of course too ridiculously expensive. Does anyone really pay those prices??? Just walk outside 5 minutes to Chang massage. Recommended and about 6 or 7 times cheaper!!
Breakfast buffet looks grand...but as a seasoned traveler it was clearly designed with cost effectiveness in mind and quality could have been much better.
So overall, really nice hotel but not quite enough attention to detail to live up to 5 star billing. That's more disappointing when you compare price with other 5-star properties (for example, see my review of Plaza Athenee). So I cant recommend this hotel as value for money, or for top notch rating.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At the Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel, guests are greeted by a 200 metre exotically landscaped driveway that leads them to our iconic blue glass building. Set back from the hustle and bustle, you're in Bangkok's most vibrant neighbourhood yet secluded in your very own oasis. The hotel is a stone's throw away from Central Chidlom, Central World and Siam Paragon, Bangkok's swankiest malls, and just around the corner from the Chit Lom BTS Station. โรงแรมเรเนซองส์ กรุงเทพฯ ราชประสงค์ยินดีต้อนรับคุณด้วยทางเข้าน้ำตกยาวกว่า 200 เมตรสู่ตัวโรงแรมซึ่งมีความเป็นเอกลักษณ์ด้วยตัวตึกสร้างด้วยกระจกสีน้ำเงิน ใจกลางย่านธุรกิจ และเป็นศูนย์รวมแหล่งช้อปปิ้ง ทั้งห้างสรรพสินค้าเซ็นทรัลชิดลม ห้างสรรพสินค้าเซ็นทรัลเวิลด์ สยามพารากอน และร้านค้าอื่นๆ อีกมากมาย เดินทางสะดวกสบายโดยรถไฟฟ้าบีทีเอสสถานีชิดลม ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel Bangkok