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Banyan Tree Bangkok
Ranked #25 of 849 Hotels in Bangkok
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“A return to paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2012

I first visited the Banyan Tree in 2006 as a weary backpacker dusting off my posh outfit for a drink at Vertigo, I vowed to return to stay which I did in 2008 and was just so excitied about my third visit in February and it did not disappoint. I can not quite put into words just why I feel this way about a hotel. Perhaps it is because from the moment you arrive until the moment you leave you feel like family. I admit that I splashed out on a one bedroom suite which helped! the room was simply stunning, huge with lovely wooden sliding doors to the bedroom and again to the bathroom. All three rooms were independently controlled by the air conditioning which impressed me. The lounge had a long sofa with a work desk and chair and a fully stocked mini bar with a fresh coffee machine and a TV. The bedroom had a massive bed and another sofa and side tables and double wardrobes. The bathroom for me was the highlight, double sinks mounted on marble stands with a huge jacuzzi bath, walk in shower (seperate) and another vanity mirror and seat. The bathroom alone was the size of the downstairs of my house. The lovely incense burner and oil burner's the turndown staff lit made the whole room smell of Thailand.

The suite came with access to the Club Room which has dedicated check in, a ten minute welcome massage and business suite access for internet etc... The staff there are so lovely, they sorted out restaurant reservations for me and confirmed onward flights and always wanted to know how our day was. From 5.30pm until 7.30pm the club room serves drinks and canapes which are all complimentary. The canapes are made by the hotel's restuarants so take on the theme of the kitchen, eg: Thai, Japanese, on Sunday there are cocktails and throughout the day there are beers, wine, and soft drinks and tea and coffees along with lovely sandwiches and cakes. I also didn't realise until the day we left that there is also a lunch menu which is again complimentary and has classics like green curry available to order.

Breakfast at the Banyan Tree is also a marvel, a huge room filled with delicious fruit, breads and cakes, all cooked items a fresh egg station for made to order egg dishes and lots of Asian items such as sushi and curries. There is also great juice and champagne.

I simply can not fault the Banyan Tree but if I had one slight negative I would say that the pool doesn't have very much sun loungers but this is really being picky. The spa is world class, I have had a lomi lomi massage and a balinese massage and both were without question the best I have ever had.

The only real downside of the Banyan Tree is having to leave.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2012

We enjoyed a great weekly stay in October 2011.
The one bed room suite is large and clean. The bath room is amazing. Everything is well-prepared before I arrived. As we all knows, Bangkok have the risk to be waterflood in October. The hotel kept me to have up-to-date information before I arrived the hotel. The service is over five-star-class hotel. The club lounge was excellent for breakfast / tea / short relax. SPA is one of the best SPA in Bangkok. The check-out time can extend to 15:00. Then I can have a bath before go to airport. There is only the location not close to BTS. If the free tuk tuk service can improve, it will be no. 1 choose for my every stay in Bangkok. Anyway, I would definitely stay again and would recommend.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

Spent a week here, had a great time, very good experience. Would recommend to anyone traveling to bangkok.

  • Stayed March 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

We just enjoyed a wonderful 3 night stay in a 2 bedroom apartment which I want to model my house on!! It was spectacular. The bathroom with steam room, separate bath, double vanity, day bed and TV was incredible let alone the living room and master bedroom!
Service was equally brilliant, particularly Max, and the concierge team what a welcome we had!!
The club lounge was quite large, despite lacking a bit of character, however the welcome massage and drinks made up for that!
We found the service to be great, along with the location. The highlight is definitely Vertigo Bar with the extensive drinks list and spectacular views. We also enjoyed a lovely dinner at Saffron and drinks at Lattitude (which we nicknamed the windy city because it does seem to be in a wind tunnel on level 52!)
I would definitely stay again and would recommend.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2012

Our room was on the 40th floor and very nice indeed, very clean with all you would expect from this hotel chain. A must is the virtigo resturant a great view and lovely food and not over the top for price considering. The hotel has plenty of places to eat and the breakfast is plentyful in the basement resturant this is also a much cheaper venue for an evenig meal should you be too tired to enjoy the more expensive ones.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2012

We stayed 3 nights at the Banyan Tree Bangkok in a club suite and thoroughly enjoyed every moment. We booked directly with the hotel via the internet and took advantage of the ‘City Retreat Package’ which included some great added benefits; club lounge access, breakfast, 90 minute massage x 3, dinner x1 and high tea x1 plus other incidentals like complimentary laundry, wifi etc.

Suite: Luxurious and spacious. The suite opened into a separate lounge and desk area with a large flat screen tv. Bedroom had the obligatory king size bed which was very comfortable, plus another little sitting area. The bathroom was gorgeous and huge and included a beautiful free standing bath. The décor was opulent with loads of texture which added to the luxurious feel. All the amenities were of a high standard, we particularly liked the wide variety of pillows to choose from and also the scented oils and incense provide each day, with a different scent everyday.

Facilities: Pool, gym and spa are all of a 5 star standard. The pool is a little on the smallish side, but quite fine for city hotel. The spa was exceptional, massages were very professional in a wonderful and relaxing environment and the staff were lovely. The gym has everything you need, they offer fitness classes for which I was the only participant so had a one of one step class which was interesting!

Club Lounge: Where to begin? The service and food and drinks on offer were some of the best I have experienced. A lunch menu is provided where things like pad thai, spring rolls, green curry can all be ordered as part of your club access. Nice champagne is on offer from morning till night and various cocktails and spirits are available in the evening and at lunch. Definitely pay the extra for club lounge access.

Food: Breakfast was great and you cannot fault the food, restaurant area is a little small for the size of the hotel but was only really a problem on the weekend mornings. We dined at Saffron Thai Restaurant (located 52nd floor) as part of our package and had the most delicious Thai meal with spectacular views over Bangkok. We went up to Vertigo (rooftop) for a drink which is a must for every visitor to Bangkok. The high tea we had in the lobby bar was ordinary to say the least, not even worth going into details. We passed on our disappointment to the staff and the manager was pleased to receive the feedback and arranged for the hotel limousine to take us to the airport, which helped make up for it.

Location: Does appear to be in the business district, however transport links are close by and taxis are so cheap is doesn’t really matter.

Overall: The City Retreat Package is an irresistible deal to sample the high life without the high price, just the treat you need cocooned in a private world with plush surrounds.

Room Tip: City Retreat Package available from hotel direct is great value.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dubai
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

Superb Hotel. Great touches, welcome flowers, paper packed laundry delivered in a wicker basket with a flower, free incense in your room. Perfumed corridors. Excellent romantic Vertigo restaurant. Fantastic interior decoration, and city views. When we stayed the hotel was fully booked so the service was a bit under its absolute best. The two bedroom suites are divine. The massive shower cubicle has a built in steamer. The hotel is getting a little tired in some places,has lost some of its one on one service feel,but still impresses. It is a pleasant assault on your senses.

Room Tip: If in a group share a 2 bed suite, it makes all the difference, same price as 2 regular rooms but yo...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Banyan Tree Bangkok
Address: 21/100 South Sathon Road. | Thai Wah Tower II, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Bangkok > Sathorn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#13 Romantic Hotel in Bangkok
#14 Family Hotel in Bangkok
#16 Business Hotel in Bangkok
#19 Spa Hotel in Bangkok
#23 Luxury Hotel in Bangkok
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Banyan Tree Bangkok 5*
Number of rooms: 327
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