On arrival at The Eugenia you are quickly hurried into a charming guest bar from yesteryear for a welcome drink whilst they prolong the checking in process. The restaurant and ajoining bar were buzzing with life giving a great impression. But then you were taken to your room! Having booked the Eugenia Suite we would have anticipated to be in one of the better rooms, however what you get is a dark, drab, lifeless and shabby room. Marketing would love to spin the Eugenia as a 'boutique' hotel full of 'personal antiques', but having stayed in genuine boutique hotels it is plainly obvious that the room was put together by someone with no eye for furnishings. 2nd hand does not equal antique. Furnishings hanging off the wall, all light switches are labelled with yellow Dymo tape, messages are presented to you in tatty photocopied forms.
The service is also unfortunately amateurish and run from a ill-equpped and poorly organised reception desk. It is quality and not just your quantity of employees that provide a service.
All that said, the public areas are lovely and a welcome departure from your Orientals, Intercontinentals, Westins etc, so our advice would be, come to the restaurant, come for a drink and enjoy those areas, but retreat to one of the many other fine hotels in Bangkok rather than reward this 'emperors new clothes' hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "The Charming Embodiment of Fine Living" " The Eugenia ", an old world style architectural beauty, is embodied in a late 19th century colonial-style house, charmingly decorated and tastefully furnished by its owner in the heart of down town Bangkok for travellers with refined taste who seek to enjoy more than a touch of the Fabled East.Each of the 12-suites of The Eugenia is appointed with antique furniture and fittings. The four-posted beds, settees, dressers and desks in the suites are of various vintage as are light switches and light fittings; they bring you back perhaps eighty or a hundred years, or more. The period decoration even extends to the bathtubs that were made of hand - beaten copper and aluminium-alloy. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Eugenia Hotel Bangkok
- Eugenia Bangkok
- Eugenia Hotel Bangkok