Lebua at State Tower Hotel

, Bangkok, Thailand
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Lebua at State Tower Hotel

, Bangkok
5 star

Rooms: 198

1055 Silom Road - Bangkok - 10500 - Thailand Hotel Website | | 2 624 9999
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Reviews - Lebua at State Tower Hotel

9/10
Excellent!
Submitted by: JJ in 18/05/05
  • Age Group: 26 - 30
  • From: hk
  • Traveller type: Young & Single
Very new, a serviced apartment, nice view from balcony in room!

Historical Traveller Reviews of Lebua at State Tower Hotel

Great small luxury hotel

from charliemee
I have just returned from a 3 night stay at Le Bua.

I would agree with many of the points mentioned in the previous review.

All the rooms at the hotel are suites with some excellent views of the river. The food and service at the breakfast buffet is excellent and caters for all tastes whether it be american, thai or japanese.
We made a reservation at the Sirocco restaurant on the 64th Floor, Fantasic food, great service and excellent views. Quite expensive for Thailand prices but a similar restaurant in the UK would cost double the price. Definately recommend this restaurant for a romantic dinner.

Having read the previous review i feel that i need to comment on the noise? We stayed for 3 nights and most of our time was spent viewing the sites but when in the room we had no problem with noise from the surrounding rooms.

We stayed at the hotel from the 10th Aug - 13th Aug and our room was stocked with Bvlgari toileteries.

I would also agree with the previous reviewers comments about the general manager, Patrick Joyce. We were fortunate enough to meet him in the elevator and we had a good chat about what to do in bangkok, this continued in the foyer of the hotel and he escorted us to our waiting shuttle bus. We also informed him that we were moving on to the AKA resort in Hau Hin, he told us he knew the manager at this resort. Cannot be sure but when we arrived at the AKA the manager personally took us to our upgraded deluxe spa pool villa. Check out our review for the AKA!

My wife has very high standards in terms of service and cleanliness in hotels and for our 3 nights she did not complain once. So thank you Lebua for making my holiday hassle free!

So once again credit must go to the quality of maid service.

This was our first time to Thailand and we found the staff at the Lebua to be fantastic. I would certainly recommend this hotel.

This hotel is a hidden small boutique hotel in Bangkok, albeit in the state tower which is 64 floors. The hotel is from the 51st - 64th floor.

Peter and Claire

Extended stay at Le Bua

from Khun_Ling
I have just returned from a one-month stay at Le Bua and would like to let Tripadvisor readers know what I take to be the good and bad points of this establishment.

I'll start with the good points.

First, most rooms have excellent views of the river. The food at the breakfast buffet is also excellent, though the restaurant tended to get crowded at weekends. Fortunately, the breakfast buffet runs till 11 am on Saturdays and Sundays (and to 10:30 am all other days), so you can sleep in a bit and still have time for breakfast.

The concierge staff were very helpful. One staff member even took me on a walking tour of the sois at the rear of the hotel so that I would know where to find the best and cheapest street food.

The beds at Le Bua are worth mentioning as well; they are enormous and extremely comfortable. And I found the chairs and sofas agreeable, too. Finally, the many high-intensity light fixtures in the guestrooms means that those who wish to read or work in the room will not have to strain their eyes.

Now for the bad points. My biggest complaint is that the walls separating the guestrooms are very poorly insulated -- I could hear my neighbor's every move. If he was watching television, I could hear it through the walls. If he was having sex, I could hear that, too. If he was using the toilet...well, you get the idea.

I was on a wroking vacation and I found the noise from my neighbor's room made it impossible for me to concentrate on my work. Fortunately, the General Manager, Patrick Joyce, moved me to a different floor and ensured that the rooms on either side of me remained vacant for the duration of my stay.

A second shortcoming of the hotel's is that the restaurant played elevator music during breakfast. I found this to be annoying, but to my delight, Mr Joyce took my advice and changed the music to something slightly better than elevator music.

One final complaint: Le Bua has replaced its wonderful Bulgari toiletries with a generic collection of products that are similar to those you'd find in a Red Roof Inn in the United States. I'm not sure why Le Bua decided to cut corners in this way, but if enough guests complain, perhaps the Bulgari toiletries will be brought back.

What does this all mean? Well, I have visited Bangkok some 36 times in the past 12 years and I have stayed at the Peninsula 22 times, the Oriential 10 times, the Shangri-La 3 times and the Holiday Inn Silom one time. Le Bua compares favorably with each of them. And best of all, it is significantly less expensive (for now, at least).

I was especially impressed with the accessiblity of the General Manager, Patrick Joyce -- he gives guests his cell number and his e-mail address. And he personally responds to all queries.

What a pleasant change from the aloof and arrognat General Managers at some other Bangkok hotels!

In short, I highly recommend Le Bua. But bring your earplugs.

This is the place to stay!

from gatorgirl123
If you are needing a place to stay in Bangkok this is the place. It is close by to the Oriental and half the price with better rooms (more space), better views of the City, and half the price (around $100 USD)!!!

The hotel is on the 51-64 floors with an amazing restaurant and bar on the 64th floor. We didn't have reservations, but since it was off season we were able to get a table inside for dinner and then finished our bottle of wine at the outdoor bar overlooking the City. AMAZING!! If you know you are going to stay there.. book a table outside. It is pricey, but worth it for a special occasion!

The rooms are huge... a sitting room, full kitchen, and seperate bedroom. The staff was very helpful and had a taxi waiting for us at 5am to get us to the airport! Breakfast was also included, but since we left so early we missed it......

Go ahead... book it! You will really enjoy it .......

5-star quality bed!!

from lysach
Stayed in lebua for 3 nights and I loved it!

For me, the most important thing of a hotel is the bed. lebua has the most comfortable bed: high quality bedding (probably 400+ threads!), duvet covers, and down pillows and comforters. Compare this with the usual white hospital bedsheets wrapped over polyester quilts!

The rooms are comtempory and welcoming. The view is excellent, overlooking Bangkok from different directions. Too bad the balcony doors are permanently locked due to safety regulations.

Service is top notch! The reception desk is friendly, and the concierge and bellboys anticipate what you will say before you actually say it. For example, we were going out to shop around the neighborhood, and the bellboy not only greeted us but also recommended the nearby department store.

And lastly, remember to try the croissants at the breakfast buffet! Delicious!

If you are used to 5 stars - stay somewhere else !

from Elysia
Lebua Hotel is situated within a commercial development at the State Tower. The arrival experience is appalling. You have to navigate your way past cheap and nasty food outlets - though a drab, poorly lit and designed office lobby to access the lifts to the hotel.

The staff, although plentiful, lack training and finesse.

The room is large - but lacks any warmth or feeling of luxury. The lounge area to the back of the room has no natural light and I doubt anyone would want to linger in this space. The bathroom (in the middle of the two spaces) was ordinary - although it did feature Bulgari products. There was mould evident in the shower areas.

The large king bed enjoyed the view being close to the window and the "balcony", however, the doors were locked and access denied. Two package air conditioning units were located on the balcony. The room was freezing.

I was also quite shocked that the door to the room did not have an automatic door closer on it. I doubt that this conforms to any fire regulation - even in Thailand. It made me feel extremely vulnerable in this high rise tower.

I don't know why Small Luxury Hotels have agreed to include this property in their portfolio.

The room rate was low - at around USD$100 a night. If you are used to staying in one or two star hotels - then you might enjoy the Lebua. If you are used to five star properties - forget it.

Loved it loved it loved it!

from MidgeCork
This hotel is absolutely excellent, the rooms are extremely spacious and service is excellent. After long hot days walking around Bangkok it is bliss to come back to the suites to a power shower or a long soak in the bath, and put on your robe and chill out watching TV or a DVD before heading out again for the night. The buffet breakfast has one of the biggest ranges of food I have ever seen, hot and cold, savoury and sweet, I think it's the first time I have ever seen bread and butter pudding available for breakfast! The service is incredible, even the guys who stand in the elevator to press the button for your floor remember which floor you are on after the first couple of times. It's pure luxury, well worth paying a little extra for, couldn't recommend it more!

Impressive

from janepost
ROOM: Spacious, more like a suite than a standard guestroom, nothing fancy but very comfortable and clean, with Bvlgari amenities

FOOD: Breakfast is average. But the food at Sirocco is superp! Six stars dining indeed.

SERVICE: Most staffs are nice. Except for a female fitness staff who behaved unprofessionally. And the check-in/check-out staffs on the 51st floor never coordinates with other departments, as follows:
- They did not inform the guests in advance that the fitness/pool/jacuzzi were closed during my stay. One of them said the facilities were open, while the other said a different thing.
- They did not tell me that the balcony was locked up permanently due to some restrictions. What's the point for going up high and does not have a chance to go out to the balcony?
- Room service is slow. Have to wait like 20 min for each request (more shampoo, more towel, and mini-bar check)

Anyway, the pluses are:
- They offered to change the room that has better view (I would like to see the fireworks that celebrates the King's Coronation to the Throne)
- They guaranteed a table at the Sirocco and other restaurants (though not smoothly -- at first they said i could have the table at 10 p.m.)
- The singer and Sirocco band. Nice music. Beautiful songs and improvisation.

LOCATION: Good view of the river (with best value room), but not ideal if you want to explore the area on foot cuz, i dunno, the area is a bit deserted in my experience.

Overall -- four stars = )

Good hotel and location, but service needs improvement

from Rosamund
This hotel is perfect for families, separate bedroom and living room, huge bathroom, and a very nice kitchenette, complete with microwave oven. The location is actually quite good, about 5 - 10 mins walk through a street full of interesting stalls to Saphan Taksin skytrain station, and the Chao Phaya express river pier. There is a Robinson shopping center and a good supermarket next to the station.

However I find the concierge service quite bad, they are not very helpful when we ask them to find a taxi for us.

wonderful hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
Great hotel, huge room, kingsize bed, two plasma screen TVs, staff really friendly and breakfast very good. Great location as close to the sky train and the river. Recommend checking out the restaurant on the top floor for a drink whilst admiring the amazing views. The hotel felt like a 5 star so very good value for money and we had fanastic time. I wish I was there now!

Great Place to stay in..

from blueyedboy
Stayed in Meritus State Tower during the moment when they were changing the management and re-naming the place Le Bua State Tower..so went to sleep in one hotel and woke up in a different one without changing position or room..once in a lifetime sort of experience..

In a nutshell...a very good place to stay in if you are a tourist, honeymooner or couple. They pamper you too too much and take too too much care of you. Apart from the very friendly staff and the superb view from 50+ floors, the hotel offers an overall budget stay of a 4 star at 5 star facilities.

Top Local Tips for Bangkok

Longboat trip, dos and donts Definitely book a tour on the river and canals with a longboat. Not one of the large tourist shuttles. Take aprivate guide to show you around. Walking works verry well in Bangkok when it is not too hot during the day. You will see a lot. The Patpong area is not even interesting for red light tourists anymore .. just ignore. The same applies for the Flaoting market. A tourist trap and nothing else.

Great taxi service :) Mr. Nattapong was a great driver. He took us to Pattaya safely and more imortantly, inexpensively! :) Telephone number: 081 773 8771

Taxis & tuk tuks Take a taxi from the hotel if going out as the driver will use his meter. It will be a different story coming back as the meters move very slowly-we couldn't believe how little a taxi from the hotel cost and comimg back the taxi driver won't take you if you insist on him using the meter. You have to agree a price beforehand-it will probably be about three times the cost of the journey in a taxi from the hotel. Beware tuk tuks, the drivers do not take you where you want to go- if you want to eat they will ignore the restaurant you asked for & take you somewhere else belonging to a relative or friend & when we asked to be taken to the railway station we ended up at a travel agent who tried to sell us an expensive tday our when we just wanted an ordinary return train tciket.

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  • Address: 1055 Silom Road - Bangkok - 10500 - Thailand
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