I'm a 30-something high-end, frequent traveler. I spent four nights at the Four Seasons over New Years 2010, including two with my girlfriend. This is the 6th Four Seasons I've stayed at from NYC to HK, and the third in Asia. It's a ‘city hotel’, but retains a lush tropical vibe on the exterior and in the courtyard, and a Bangkok chic feel inside.
The most positive aspect of the 4S Bangkok is "Bang(kok) for the Buck" - $300, peak season, really? You'll never find a better deal, never ever, and if you do, please call me. Nothing about the hotel truly super-duper wowed me: the pool is beautiful but not amazing (like the W rooftop, in Kowloon), the view from the rooms is nice but not stunning (like the 4S in HK Harbour), the lobby is elegant but not overly opulent (like the Burj Arab fountains in DXB), the entrance drive is welcoming but this is not a grand entrance (like the Grand Hyatt next door). But this is the Bangkok 4S; it has its own vibe and even on a global scale, everything was an 8 or 9 out of 10. My 10 is a pretty high 10 as well, so we're talking well within the high-end range.
There was one exception to my non-wow'ness, something which continues to set the Four Seasons apart from other brands and that's the concierge. I arrived on Dec-29 with no plans for NYE, no plans for that trip to the islands which I had promised my girlfriend afterwards - really typically guy stuff where I think I'm just going to waltz in and somehow pull it all together. Well, I did! No superman feat on my part really, but all due the concierge at the Four Seasons who, within two hours of hearing my dilemma, had found options for NYE dinner and after-party (Bed Supper Club), tickets to to Koh Samui, and hotel options at different price ranges. I just gave a credit card authorization and let her do the rest.
To Ann, the concierge at the Four Seasons Bangkok, you really saved my butt on this one.
Highly recommended under circumstance and at $300/night, a total no-brainer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel offers discerning travellers a prestigious retreat to enjoy life's finer pleasures and engage in soulful, original journeys. Strategically situated in the heart of the city, Anantara Siam Bangkok offers easy access for exploring everything Bangkok has to offer, whether you're staying with us for business, shopping, cultural sightseeing or a cruise on the Chao Phraya River. Located in the heart of the Ratchaprasong shopping and entertainment district, our luxury urban retreat is just adjacent to BTS sky train Ratchadamri station and one kilometre from the subway, connecting you to the entire city with ease. Relish elegant simplicity with traditional Thai architecture and glorious gardens creating a feeling of serene exclusivity in the midst of a bustling city. Indulge your spirit of curiosity and make your time entirely your own, whether that be exploring glittering temples, sampling authentic back street cuisine, or uncovering hidden treasures and unexplored corners, where quirky charms and chance encounters infuse the thrill of exciting discovery. ... more less
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