Metropolitan Bangkok Hotel
Reviews - Metropolitan Bangkok Hotel
- Age Group: 51 - 60
- From: United States
- Traveller type: Luxury Traveller
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Metropolitan Bangkok Hotel
Best Hotel!from KfromToronto
The Met: Coolest Place to Stay in Bangkokfrom KittyChan
The "standard" Metropolitan room is hardly that: over 50 sq. m., teak floor and furniture, and a cool, smooth-to-the touch Portuguese granite bathroom with its own big window. As with a growing number of smart Asian hotels, a room stay includes soothing welcome tea and tropical fruit.
My most recent stay at the Met was from 7 to 9 October 2005, a good time to visit Bangkok: not too hot (but still plenty warm), yet full of life (and visitors, although not quite as many as, say, December or January). As with my previous three stays, the room, service, and food were outstanding. The Met is a small hotel, about 170 rooms, which adds to the feeling that one is staying at a very posh, cool guesthouse. The two restaurants, Glow and Cyan, serve great breakfasts: Glow is organic, and Cyan is just very tasty. The pool is a full 25m long and perfect for daytime laps or early-evening chilling.
Rates are on the high side for Bangkok, but you get at least what you pay for (and considerably more, if you get a good advance or corporate rate, as I did).
While I might, for change's sake, stay somewhere else in Bangkok -- it is one of the world's great cities, including in terms of a large selection of affordable luxury hotels -- the Met is the one hotel to which I'll regularly return.
Stay at the Metfrom WorldWanderMan
If you're a tourist looking to see the sites, you may want a hotel closer to the skytrain or the river. Hotel is located on a busy street which can be quite congested during rush hours.
Overall, a very nice stay.
Urban coolfrom cmp05
The rooms are simple and comfortable but the bathrooms are huge, very well designed, and stocked with lovely robes and heavenly scented products from their own spa. One tiny gripe...the TV is nearly antique, however in a city like Bangkok there's a lot more exciting things to do than watch the box.
The food in their organic restaurant, Glow, is delicious and perfect for something light in the heat and humidity. The Room service breakfast was also delicious, having interesting healthy options other than the dreaded museli.
The gym is spacious and very well equipped, the hot -tub and steamroom suite in the spa was also luxurious.
Outside the hotel, we would recommend both Le Dalat (Vietnamese) and the Mango Tree (Chinese) restaurants highly. Elegant food and away from the madness that is Patpong at night.
We sought refuge in the Met Bar of the hotel, an oasis of cool, with the truly fashionable and hip young locals sipping (excellent) cocktails and listening the laid back DJ. We would definitely prefer watching the Bangkok trendies in the Met(who should really have their own fashion police!) than sad middle aged European men, prey on underage asian girls in the quite disturbing and overt sex tourism of Patpong.
The Bamboo bar in the Oriental is also a well heeled spot with sassy evening jazz but the clientele are considerably older and the atmosphere more sedate.
The Metropolitan is a great choice for Bangkok. Whilst perhaps not as plush as the Peninsula or Oriental, its cool design, modern approach and laid back feel are ideal for the style concious traveller.
Cool and Hip Alternative to Traditional Hotels such as Orientalfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Included in our rate was a complimentary breakfast which was superb.
As other readers mentioned, the service could be spotty at times (restaurant service was great though). We had good spa treatments but the spa was really spartan. The hot tub was mediocre and the steam room was miniscule with inadequate seating. The pool was pretty to look at.
This hotel is good for the person looking for a hip, urban experience and someone who appreciates simple, modern design. As a business hotel it's great. If you want a vacation destination, maybe not.
I Was a Little Disappointed...The Service Is Not Consistent.from thebigfinn
The spa is very nice. I highly recommend the Metropolitan Bath. The staff members were very friendly, always smiling, and tried their best to help (although sometimes unsuccessfully). Breakfast and dinner in the Cy'an restaurant was consistently good. We found the breakfast choices to be very good, and we ate dinner one night at Cy'an (we chose the prix fixe menu) and it was excellent. I'd recommend it. Finally, I would give high marks to housekeeping staff and laundry service.
Here's what we didn't like. While the hotel is almost overstaffed, I found that the service could at times be a little inconsistent. For example, we ate at The Met bar our first night at the hotel. On that night it was great! The food and service were excellent. We decided to eat there a couple of nights later. Our starters, soup, salad, and main courses were all brought to our table at the same time. The soup was cold. I asked the waitress to heat it up. She brought it back when we were finishing our dinner. During dinner, there were times were three different people came to ask us if we'd like another drink. We'd say yes (to all), and nobody would bring us our drink.
Probably the weakest link at the hotel is the concierge service. The concierges are very nice, but they seem to be lacking in experience. They are very young, and they just don't seem to be able to suggest things to do. I found that they were just good for making restaurant reservations for us after we had chosen the restaurant. They try hard, but you're better off just planning things on your own.
The rooms and common areas weren't very comfortable. Just a tip: minimalist furniture = uncomfortable furniture. I found that the only comfortable place in our room was the bed. We had a nice sized room on the 10th floor with a King-size bed. To its credit, I have to say that the bathroom was very nice and that the room had ample closet and drawer space.
The pool was nice and large, the steam room was good, but the whirlpool was not hot enough. The gym was excellent - it's a shame that nobody seems to use it. The staff told me that it's usually empty.
Would I return to this hotel? No. I'd give it about 3.5 stars out of 5. It was a little above average, but not what I expected. The only reason we stayed here instead of The Peninsula is because it has a highly-rated spa and The Peninsula doesn't. If I ever go back to Bangkok, I'd probably stay at the Peninsula and take a taxi to the Como Shambhala spa at The Metropolitan. Or, you can stay at the Sukothai which is walking distance from this hotel.
Overall the hotel was good, but not great.
peaceful hotelfrom rc_traveller
When you discover your room, it's a moment of pure relaxation because everything is clear, modern, very actual and ultra comfortable. The size of a Metropolitan Room is gorgeous and it's the best cocoon you can find in Bangkok. After relaxing in the wonderful sofa, you can have pure pleasure in the bathroom which is the most sensationnal i've never had in other places and the como shambala products are so good...
I highly recommend The Metropolitan to trendy people who love difference because this hotel is just different and absolutely unique.
And at night time, there is the met' which is the hippest place in Thailand...
Loved this Cool and Friendly Hotel!from Narkeresenar
The staff were friendly and very helpful, the room big and did not feel like a hotel room, it gave you more a feeling of a nicely decorated living room with paintings, CD player and flowers. The bath robes were to die for, and the range of bathroom products were of a good quality and refilled whenever we asked. As most things were thought through, I was a bit suprised to notice that we only got fruit in our room once (on arrival) and no other little extras.We did not try the spa, but it looked very nice. The pool is perfect for laps but the setting is a bit boring, next to the entrace to the hotel.
The only dissapointment was the breakfast. There are two breakfast restaurants, one with focus on healthy food and one regular. The breakfast buffet in the regular one was limited, with not even the basics like cheese. We ordered a la carte breakfast which was a bit expensive but worth it with blueberry pancakes etc.
What a shame, cutting a few corners ...from A TripAdvisor Member
s best ...from A TripAdvisor Member
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- Address: 27 South Sathorn Road - Bangkok - 100120 - Thailand
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