Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok
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Historical Traveler Reviews Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok
We stayed at the Four seasons last week, we booked two rooms, and a friend of mine also stayed there, we were all very disappointed.
The rooms were plain, you expected more from FOUR SEASONS, particularly when you paid a 5stars hotel rate, we arrived at 12, got one room only, another room was not ready, fine, but my friend later called me said she was very bad luck, her flight arrived at 5pm, got to the hotel at around 6pm, guess what, the front desk staff said sorry, your room is not ready till 7PM!!!! ridiclous.
We went out that afternoon, very exhausted, wanted to make a nice cup of tea and coffee, GUESS WHAT, there is no kettle, no cups, no tea bags, I asked the hotel manager, he replied that this is true, our hotel does not offer coffee making facilities, .....mind you, this is FOUR SEASONS bangkok.
We had to call, request a kettle, took 20mins till the staff delivered it, we asked for tea and coffee, the staff delivered tea bag only, called again, the lady who answered the call said, Oh sorry, "I forgot to tell them you need coffee as well"...., i cannot say i was pleased.
I later discovered that i left my toothpaste and toothbrush home, but thought thats fine, the hotel should have them, surprisely, no toothpast or no toothbrush was found in the washroom, I had to call again, very ridiculous, this is a deluxe hotel, but you dont get even basic amenities. I got a reply from the hotel manager, this is true, we dont put them in the room but they are avaliable upon request!! how stingy! we were all very disappointed, like the gentlemen who posted his comment, I am not taking any chance, I will definitely choose somewhere else to stay.
An Oasis in Bangkok
My fifth stay at the Four Seasons Bangkok was as special as my previous visits. I always arrange for the hotel to provide transportation from the airport. Very kind drivers and they provide cold towels and bottled water in their Mercedes automobiles. The hotel is the only top-tier establishment in Bangkok to offer in-room massages until 2:00 am; much appreciated when checking in at midnight (this feature is the main reason I stay at the Four Seasons, instead of the Oriental or Peninsula). I have stayed in three different room categories and all of the rooms have been very quiet, clean and well appointed. The employees are so kind and some not only remember my name, but the room numbers from my earlier stays. For shopping, a lovely arcade includes a Jim Thompson store for Thai silks (always a big hit with family members and girlfriends). Fine restuarants and very prompt room service. The outdoor pool is perfect for lap swimming. The Four Seasons is certainly more expensive than most Bangkok hotels, but it is a wonderful treat and a perfect way to begin your time in Thailand.
I stayed here on my first night in Bangkok, and it ruined me for any hotel thereafter! I was treated by the staff like a celebrity, greeted by name in and out of the lobby, etc. The room was very well-appointed and serviced. The Thai restaurant was great and there was a lovely koi pond with turtles in the courtyard, and a nice bakery adjacent to it. The breakfast buffet was the best I've ever partaken of - and I've had some exquisite ones. The staff there was truly charming. The spa was what really wowed me the most! Great amenities and fruit snacks and drinks. My only regrets were that I hadn't stayed longer and hadn't tried the very elegant high tea. Thanks to The Regent, I'm spoiled for all others.
Does not live up to Four Seasons name...
Nice hotel. But not up to Four Seasons standards. The rooms are plain and in need of refurbishment.
When we were unhappy with our room they moved us to a villa at no additional cost. The villa was VERY nice, but not worth the money had we paid full price.
You can stay at the Peninsula for the same money.
In a city with so many great hotels, we were expecting the usual high quality service standards of the Four Seasons chain. What a disappointment! Our room was in need of repair. Cables were dangling from the desk at plain sight. There was only one armchair in the room, so my husband and I had to take turns to use it. The Spa was closed for renovations, yet their website did not mention that "small" fact. Concierge service personnel seemed overworked and were not useful at all.
Reading the other reviews makes me think that maybe we had bad luck, but I am not taking any chances next time - I am staying someplace else.
It's all good!
We spent three nights at the Four Seasons two weeks ago. We booked one of the cabana rooms which feature a private terrace that extends out onto the lawn overlooking the pool--very private and very quiet. The room was very comfortable in size with a large bathroom/changing area and was immaculately clean. The gym facility and adjoining hot tub/steam shower in the men's and women's locker rooms are very nice. The have a variety of classes available, and personal trainers are complmentary for hotel guests. One can also arrange for a massage in the gym, which is much cheaper than taking it at the Hotel spa. We opted for a couple's session with a massage in the Spa and spent upwards of two hours there for a very reasonalbe price. Breakfast buffet starts at 6 AM and has a wide selection of tasty offerings. Service is uniformly superb throughout the hotel.
In terms of location, the hotel took about 30 minutes to get to from the airport (via one of their new chauffeur driven Mercedes--35 USD one way), and is located near one of the skytrain stations and just down the street from the high-end Gaysorn shops. When travelling outside of the nearby places, have the bellman arrange a taxi rather than trying to negotiate the location and cost on your own.
All in all, a very pleasant place to stay in Bangkok
Stayed in superior room for 1 night
Pros: Spacious room w/ classic decor. Every request met w/ease and efficiency. In front of SkyTrain- big bonus- Bangkok traffic is horrific! Excellent breakfast in Biscotti.
Cons: Some rooms can be far from elevator and require walking outside (under covered walkway). No iron in room.
Recommend: Room facing Bangkok Sports Club. Spice Market for Thai food.
I just returned from Bangkok. Have been there several times and have stayed at many different hotels in the past...including the Four seasons. However, I find the Four Seasons to be the best...great location...friendly and happy staff...delicious food... not stuffy...and absolutely beautiful..This recent stay was just as great as the last stay. It's my number one choice!
Great Location - Great Restaurants - Great Great Great
I have stayed at the Four Seasons, Bangkok three times now. Each visit has been pleasant and relaxing. The hotel offers a very friendly staff, helpful concierge, excellent restaurants (Spice Market and Biscotti being my favorites), great location for shopping and convenient amenities (large swimming pool and great fitness center).
I would recommend this hotel to any business traveler, as well as anyone wishing to visit Bangkok.
Best Hotel in Bangkok
We could not fault this hotel. Fantastic rooms, service, food and location. I much prefer this part of town than down on the dirty smelly river.
It is very safe and an easy walk to shops and attractions and right on a skytrain stop.
As with all Four Seasons hotels they are fine with children.
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