Shangri la Bangkok Hotel
Reviews - Shangri la Bangkok Hotel
- Age Group: 41 - 50
- From: Australia
- Traveller type: Luxury Traveller
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Well worth the moneyfrom Megaflyer
I stuck with the Horizon Club room in the original Shangri-La Wing, which is basically like an Executive River View room but on a higher floor and included use of the beautiful Horizon Lounge on the 24th floor with fantastic views along the busy river. The atmosphere here at sunset is great and the unlimited drinks and hot and cold snacks served between 5.30 and 7.30pm were worth the extra cost. The included breakfast could be taken here or in the river front buffet restaurant Next 2. Complimentary use of the internet in the Horizon Lounge is also provided.
In all honesty this room, although not the largest, was probably the nicest I have had in Bangkok (during the same trip I stayed at the Sheraton Grande and the J.W. Marriott). The design and decor were different and very pleasing to my taste. The bathroom with separate shower and large bath was great. The seating area with views along the river was very pleasant.
With its excellent location adjacent to the Skytrain and the piers (for river transport) and its wide range of facilities and restaurants I cannot recommend the Shangri-La enough.
great hotelfrom 3m
If I visit Bangkok again, I'd defenitely stay in this hotel again - its better than Oriental or Peninsula or Sheraton, and less expensive (I visited all of them).
PS. Avoid Fish Supermarket restaurant - rip off, poor quality food, very commercial place, exuberant prices
Great Location but no sound proofing and rooms underwhelmingfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The Krungthep Wing is more like serviced apartments - you are a short walk from the main hotel and the place has no atmosphere whatsoever. We were not aware of this until we arrived and felt like we were being shunted out to a lesser part of the hotel even though this is supposed to be the uber-luxury wing.
The room was fine in size but was pitched as a Deluxe Room and there was nothing to warrant that label. The worst aspect was the lack of soundproofing. We heard next door's wake up calls, the lift arriving and departing and the plumbing from half the floor.
With no sleep we left Bangkok tired and angry and vowing never to stay at the Shangri-La again.
If you are looking for luxury and location go for the Peninsula or Oriental. The only redeeming feature is the NEXT2 terrace restaurant at the Shangri-La. Otherwise avoid.
location, location, locationfrom corrine
Parts of the hotel are very grand and impressive but other parts are becoming jaded and tired. The gym is one such area. I also had my hair blow dryed and my nails painted, not in the kungthrep wing spa but in the older part, I was shocked at the extremely basic facilities, certainly not a five star spa experience!
The hotels location is its glory, right on the river, travelling by river taxi is preferable to hours sitting in Bangkok traffic, the Grand palace and the Klongs both easily reached by river taxi from the hotels pier. The sky train station is on the doorstep and patpong area is very close by.
I would stay in the Shangri-la again, I would like to try and stretch the budget to the Kungthrep wing though!
Fantastic Hotel !!from A TripAdvisor Member
Fantastic rooms, Fantastic & Friendly Hospitality, Excellent & Good Value Food -(including Room Service), Excellent location too!
A must for anyone 'weary about what your hotel will be like after a long flight'. You are welcomed and looked after extremely well, with a wonderful Luxury room too! - a perfect start for a real adventure of Thailand.
Will definately use the Shangri-la as our starting base again!
Never seen better!from VernonTourist
Kungthrep wingfrom englishmike
Krungthep Wing Shangrila Hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Top Local Tips for Bangkok
Grand Palace and Jim Thompson House Both must sees. Ignore people at sites claiming "buy tickets outside" or "closed until 1.00 so go to somewhere else". Both cons.
Departure Tax Remember to leave behind some Baht for the departure tax, currently 700B for each person, even for a toddler !!! (They don't accept credit card !!!!!!)
Vertigo Bar I had read about the Vertigo Bar atop the Banyan Tree Hotel, which calls itself the "world's tallest al fresco bar and restaurant". We went there and it was definitely cool to be high atop the city and sipping a cold drink - would recommend a stop here!
Other names for Shangri la Bangkok Hotel
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- Address: 89 Soi Wat Suan Plu New Road - Bangkok - 10500 - Thailand
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