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Hansar Bangkok Hotel
Ranked #39 of 862 Hotels in Bangkok
Calgary, Canada
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“There are better 5 Star options in Bangkok”
Reviewed 12 March 2011

We were happily ensconced in a Grand Deluxe Suite at The Peninsula. Unfortunately they could not extend a late check-out for us...even a paid one. So we decided to check out The Hansar at their attractive 4500THB opening rate. We were upgraded to an Edge suite on arrival. The room looked very nice on the surface...but everywhere we looked there were deficiencies I don't expect to see in the best Bangkok hotels...stained day bed, filty windows in the plant wall and day bed area, poorly installed TV's that were not centered in their frames, carpet that was loose and not layed properly, a $0.99 hand held shower that snapped off the hose when I tried to use it, a tub faucet that was so poorly installed in wobbled back and forth at least 6 inches, cupboard doors that were loose (about to fall off).

We only used the hotel as a day room so I can't comment on breakfast.

At 4500THB the hotel offers good value, but The Hansar simply is not in the same league as The Peninsula, Sukhothai, Four Seasons, etc. Since it claims to be a true 5 star hotel I gave it 3 rating. If it was claiming to be a 4 star hotel I would rate it a 4 or 5.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 11 March 2011

They upgraded us to their Vertigo Suite- the one which appears in their website.
Amazing rooms, beautifully done.
For this rate- its hard to find a better suite.
The staff are really friendly. The location is really good- quiet, but only a couple of hundred meters away from the hustle bustle of the Ratchaprasong intersection- so you are never far away from the action.
The staff was very helpful and friendly- did everything to make us comfortable.
Overall incomparable value for money.
Improvement opportunities :
a) Breakfast- needs more variety. There just aren't enough options- got boring after the 2nd day. Compare to a Westin/Sheraton- this is lacking
b) Dining options- Outside/In room - very limited menu- the coffee shop has only limited options.The options on the dining menu should be longer than the wine list. The only other dining option is too European. This place desperately needs a good Asian restaurant
Word of advice- Pricing: At this price- it's a steal- but if the prices go up- I think it will be a challenge for Hansar to compete- the other hotels in Bangkok - with better dining options/locations will then be my first preference.So it needs to figure out how it can maintain this position - at a higher price- really needs to up its value proposition- get better dining, fitness facilities etc. Otherwise it would be like the many suite hotels in Bangkok.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 10 March 2011

We have been staying in the Hansar for 3 nights in February 2011. Having booked a studio, we were upgraded to a very large suite with a sort of interior garden, very nice. The location is good, very close to a train station, anyway the taxis are very cheap in Bangkok. The desk staff and concierge were very helpful too. We have not tested the French restaurant but the outside restaurant is very nice. Great hotel !

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 March 2011

Loved the Hansar

Value: Excellent for three people staying in a 77sqm Edge Suite
Rooms: Awesome - Well designed, clean, relaxing - free minibar is a nice touch
Location: Good - short walk to Skytrain or Erawan Shrine (Sukhumvit Rd)
Cleanliness: Perfect - no stone unturned
Service: Immaculate - Staff friendly and attentive, yet unobtrusive
Sleep quality: Bed was particularly comfortable, daughter loved the day bed

Best thing was the atmosphere - understated luxury without the feel (and noise) of being in a large hotel. Felt at home after one day and was sad to leave after five days.
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with family
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 9 March 2011

My wife and I were spending the last nights of our honeymoon at this hotel and after having arrived at Hansar Bangkok from Hansar Samui, we had very high expectations. I'm pleased to report that our expectations were truly exceeded in every way possible during our recent 3 night stay.
We arrived at the hotel to a personal greeting by Mr. Jeerasak, the Hansar Bangkok Mgr.
Although we had booked an 'edge' suite, Mr Jeerasak immediately informed my wife and I that he had arranged an upgrade for us to the 'vertigo' suite.

We were impressed by the quality of the fixtures and fittings in our room and if you're after that 'wow' factor, do yourself a favour and book one of their vertigo suites.
The spacious and luxurious rooms with those super comfy Hansar beds (same as in Samui) together with a maginificently designed layout, will ensure a great nights sleep and plenty of room for the times you're not in bed. We had great views over the Royal Bangkok Sports Club.

This trendy, upmarket hotel is pretty much brand new, so as you would expect, everything works well and we were happy with room 1111. We really loved the highly delectable surprises that came at turn down each evening and the constant supply of fresh red roses for my wife.

The hotels main restaurant Eve, provided my wife and I with what we believe to be the best meal on our near 3 week trip (and we ate at plenty of nice restaurants over that time).
The prices are comparative to higher end western eateries but in return, you get a dining experience, not just a meal. The service, food, mood and setting were amazing and a must try, even if you don't stay at this hotel.

The hotels staff are all hand picked for their ability to provide only the highest levels of service and boy does it show! That aspect is what sets this hotel apart from the many other quality choices nearby.

The in room mini bar was complimentary and restocked every day.

The pool on the 8th floor is lovely and a perfect refreshing escape from the heat and humidity of Bangkok.

My wife made good use of the hotels Luxsa spa, as they presently have a promotion of 40% off spa treatments.
As I said to my wife, 'that's only 60% shy of being free...go for it"
The treatments and massages were all of a high standard and my wife enjoyed them very much.

And just as if we hadn't already had enough nice surprises during our stay, there was still more, even as were departing the hotel for the airport at 8.30pm last Friday evening. Again Mr. Jeerasak made himself available to personally farewell us and wish us a nice flight home and he had Supit the hotel manager of Hansar Samui on his mobile phone waiting to say his final goodbyes to us as well. A really special touch.

Finally, from someone who has been to Bangkok many, many times both for business and leisure purposes and having been fortunate to have stayed in many of the top hotels, I say this. If you are looking for a luxuriously appointed, well managed boutique style 5 star hotel, only a stones throw away from Rachadamri BTS station (which affords easy access to the most popular parts of the Bangkok bypassing the road traffic), you would be doing yourself a disservice if Hansar Bangkok was not near the top of your list. A terrific, highly recommended Bangkok hotel deserving of it's no.1 ranking. Without doubt, Hansar Bangkok is our new second home and we look forward to retuning again.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 8 March 2011

This was the second time we stayed at this hotel. The location of the hotel was beautiful and we loved the quiet and relaxing I did not think we could find better hotel staff anywhere- helpful and attentive without being intrusive. All of the meals we had were excellent, truly some of the best food we've had anywhere. Stay here we feel pleasant and we will come back next year.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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new york
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2011

Hotel early -march still in soft opening- so business center- a few restaurants- not open. I rated 16 Bangkok 4/5 star hotels last year- so where to put this one?
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Really the only negative is location- in one of the nicest residential areas of BKK- but you will need to take the nearby sky train to anything but 7/11

I am used to great service in Thailand- but the staff here- especially the girls at main desk are exceptional-
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Pool- narrow and long was crystal clear- the gym small but sufficient- breakfast tasty with eggs and bacon cooked to order- no exec lounge. Rooms are suites.

I would rate it fourth behind the much larger Shangri-La, Sheraton Sukumvit, and JW Marriott- but it is cheaper- if they hold prices- this joint could really win your heart. as it did mine.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hansar Bangkok Hotel
Address: 3 Soi Mahadlekluang 2, Rajdamri Road, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
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Region: Thailand > Bangkok
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#17 Romantic Hotel in Bangkok
#19 Business Hotel in Bangkok
#27 Spa Hotel in Bangkok
#32 Family Hotel in Bangkok
#35 Luxury Hotel in Bangkok
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Hansar Bangkok Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 94
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Hansar Bangkok, an unrivaled luxury experience just steps away from the heart of Bangkok and a short one-minute walk to the BTS Skytrain, yet nestled in the seclusion and comfort in Bangkok's most prestigious location, Rajdamri Road. Endless and enchanting views of Bangkok greenery, outstanding architectural elegance and timeless style, amenities to please the most discerning traveler, this is the Hansar way of life. Our suites are steeped in modern comfort and amenities, contemporary yet timeless in style and adorned in Jim Thompson silk. ... more   less 
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