This was a lovely hotel that I managed to get at a rock-bottom price thanks to Agoda. The rooms were quirky and colourful, decorated in an old Chinese style. I especially loved the coloured glass windows and (fake) bird in the shower! The bed was large with a firm mattress and new cotton bedding. Despite being in the middle of bustling Chinatown, there is absolutely no street noise and I slept brilliantly. The TV has a few English channels, though I didn't make much use of it. Good quality toiletries are provided, along with plentiful (new) towels, slippers and bath robe. There is also a complimentary minibar (soft drinks, beer and a couple of snacks) which is refreshed daily and a nice touch. The wi-fi in the room worked well, although you can only use it on one device at a time. There is no view, but the colourful windows make up for this.
The breakfast is fairly cheap (about 5 pounds) and there is a reasonable selection of Thai and western food (though no cakes, croissants or pancakes!). The staff are friendly and helpful, especially the bell boy, in giving directions and getting taxis.
Any down sides? Well it isn't really in walking distance to any trains (BTS or MTR) so you have to rely on taxis. However they are cheap in Bangkok. Also Chinatown is fairly central and you are within walking distance of the river (boats to other places up and down the river cost next to nothing) and The Golden Buddha. There is a 7-11 next door and a street food market along the road with delicious things to eat. There are also lots of Chinese restaurants. The big shopping centres and corrections museum, as well as Khao San Road are not far away too.
There is a jazz bar in the hotel foyer which is pretty popular.
Altogether I wouldn't hesitate to return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Shanghai Mansion Bangkok An Award-Winning Boutique Hotel in the Heart of Bangkok’s Historic Chinatown. Situated in the heart of Bangkok’s historic Chinatown, Shanghai Mansion is an award-winning luxury boutique hotel named the region’s Best Luxury Cultural Hotel. Glamour and luxury mingle in the hotel’s opulent and well-appointed rooms, with a strong imprint of 1930s Shanghai and Art Deco influences. 76 individually-decorated rooms boast period furniture, vibrant chinoiserie, and luxurious amenities. A peaceful, 5-storey indoor garden is a great place to unwind, while the award-winning Spa Burasari boasts The hotel’s Red Rose Restaurant features a delightful modern Chinese menu and a lively bar stocked with fine spirits, an international wine list and exquisite Chinese whiskey and liqueurs. Nightly live jazz keeps the mood light and celebratory. Situated right on Yaowaraj Road, Shanghai Mansion sits in the heart of the historic district, within easy access to Bangkok’s major attractions, and Chinatown’s famous street food stalls, exotic fresh markets, traditional tea and medicines shops, heritage shophouses and iconic temples. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Shanghai Mansion Hotel Bangkok
- Shanghai Inn Bangkok