Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok
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We arrived in Auckland yesterday (27th January) and stayed last night in a nearby to the Airport Hotel. This proved a sensible choice as the long flight from Bangkok (11.5hrs) and the time-change (we are now +13hrs ahead of UK) really started to take their …
Arriving in Bangkok after the horrendous 15 hour busride, we where straight off to our last place of accomodation in South-East Asia; Shangri-la Hotel, Bangkok
Pretty slow day, checked into a Shangri La hotel. Wow, it's a pretty nice hotel. Not really my type but impressive. It's next to the mandarin and across the river from the peninsula so it’s got some tough completion. I cruised down Silom Road but got super-hot and tired. I’ll try and take make pictures tomorrow
Another day in Bangkok. I decided to take the BTS to Lumpini Park and take some pictures. Reached for the camera and it didn't work. WTF, I just got it back and now what. It needed its battery…lol and of course I left in the hotel, son of a gun. Oh well, I decided to walk along another novelty spot of Bangkok, Potpong and proceeded swarmed by …
What a couple of days!!! I started yesterday by hitting up Jim Thompson’s house. For those who don’t know, he’s the king of silk in Thailand. Pretty interesting story; he came to Thailand built a cool house, made silk famous, and disappeared in the jungle (super-brief description of Jimbo’s life…lol). Oh, and it was …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsShangri-La Hotel, Bangkok
Very nice place, in a good location. Has everything we need.
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Stayed in the Krungthep Wing and had a thoroughly good time. Personal butler, in room check-in and too many complimentary things to sample them all. Balcony overlooking the river, which seems to be busy almost all trhe day. Great meal at the Salathip and best breakfast in the main Shangi-La Next2 cafe. Highly recommended.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok
We spent our first three days in Thailand at the Shangri-La. All around the room..which had a balconey..and service were superb. The breakfast buffet is good, especially while sitting outdoors. Also their afternoon tea is lovely. The Shangri-La has a bit of a faded glory. Some parts looked a bit rough around the edges. But over-all this is a great hotel. It is well located near ferries & skytrain. The surrounding area is very interesting.
Enjoy your stay!
We stayed here during January 2004. The hotel is very nice. There are actually two different towers, but they'll get you a golf cart to take you to the other one if you're at the wrong one. They're kind of next to each other. Our room had a view of the river and the pool down below. It's quite a romantic sight to be near the pool and river in the evening.
The best hotel we ever stayed in
Only one word to describe the Shangrila - FANTASTIC. It was right beside the sky train and the quay for catching the ferrys. Ideal location. Brilliant room overlooking the river. We upgraded and got both breakfast and a cocktail hour as part of the price. Well worth it.
I loved this hotel from the start. After a very long flight from London we were greeted by some lovely staff. Even though we were earlier that you are supposed to be for checking in,our room was ready straight away. We stayed in The Krungthep Wing, well worth the extra money, fab views on the river and more luxurious room. The pool is lovely and perfect for chilling out, the restaurant called Salathip was perfect for our first nice overlooking the river. We had to keep telling ourselves that we were in Bangkok in a five star hotel having dinner on the river!!! Price for meal approx gpb 30.00 for 2 including wine so not too bad. However i have saved the best for last which is the brekkie, truly amazing, the best food in the world!! Dont miss it!
We booked the 3 night "River Romance" package and it far exceeded our expectations. Right from the limosine pick-up at the airport (Chilled towels and mineral water) through to the complimentary upgrade our stay was pure bliss. The room was enormous and the river views to die for. Each day free chocolates, mineral water and fresh fruit appeared. To get about the hotel offers complimentary cars and water taxi services, but is also a stone throw from the Sky Train - so Bangkok is at your door. The highlight was the dinner cruise (which was part of our package) great value and a great way to see the city. We'll be back!
One small warning: don't get trapped by the "tourism authority" guys at the airport - they offer "free" tours to several local attractions - while good value they are not free and they will try and take you to a number of expensive tourists shops under the guise of a city tour (very pushy and not fun)
Just got back from a fantastic holiday in Thailand. We loved it so much we can't wait to go back. We spent the first 2 nights in the Shangri-la and were very impressed. It's pure class! Our room was huge and it was only a standard river view room. The only problem we had was that it had a mouldy smell when you went in. It was strange considering everything looked so new and clean. But I wouldn't let that put you off. Just spray some perfume around the place as we did.
I was overwhelmed the night we arrived as I was sitting in the jacuzzi with a glass of beer, and listening to the live jazz playing in the restaurant near-by, and there were little lights everywhere as it was dark, and I thought to myself this is what holidays are all about!
If you go to bangkok, I would recommend that you spend at least 3 nights there, as we found that our stay was too short, especially when you are staying at the Shangri-La!
Best Placed for Tourism
This is one of the finest hotels in Bangkok but it beats all the rest because it is uniquely placed 2 minutes from both the Bangkok Skytrain and the River Bus. The River Bus is the best way to get the the Grand Palace and all the important tourist sites. The Skytrain makes it easy to get rount the rest of Bangkok.
Not cheap but very good value.
We stayed in the Kungthrep Wing, Riverview room. Lovely room interiors and bathroom, excellent service. Laundry service very expensive as is mini bar. These rooms have an excellent view of the river and fantastic views at night when everything is lit up. The Chi Spa is amazing but you have to keep your voice down to retain the ambiance (I got told off once when I got over excited about it telling my friend)....Thai restaurant really good and main pool fantastic. Staff quite formal...nice breakfasts. Staff also wear amazing uniforms, think King and I .......Posh Business Hotel....more comfortable and sumptous than the award winning Penninsula accross the river !
Good Night time entertainment in the italian bar and main cocktail lounge.
We got off to a bad start. Off the 12 hour flight with 2 small children, one of whom had been sick all the way. We were tired, hot and covered in vomit. Had booked the room for the night before so we could move right in - arriving at 4 am. Got there - overbooked, no room, please wait till morning. Made a fuss, proffered screaming kids and were immediately ushered upstairs and given a suite for our stay in the plush Krangthup wing. From then on it was fabulous. Marvellous suite with double balconies overlooking the river. Wonderful beds and linen. The best bathroom I have EVER been in - huge, bronze and pink marble. Wonderful service. The pool was great to come back to every day- a peaceful oasis. Location was good for getting to everything. Would definitely return.
Great start to our honeymoon
We started our honeymoon to Australia with a 2 night stay here. Off to a good start with a free uograde to a superior river view room! Everything you could think of and want in the room. From a huge shower with multiple jets to fresh fruit and plug adaptors! The thai restaurant in the garden is superb and the hotel's dinner river cruise is worthwhile too - great food and views of the temples lit up at night. We had one day of rain and spent the afternoon relaxing in the airy spacious lounge having afternoon tea. The staff were excellent too. We would definitely stay here again.