While most visitors tend to base themselves near the river or in tourist enclaves near Khao San Road and Sukhumvit Road, if you're looking for the real Bangkok, it's worth considering this characterful place, originally built in 1892, in the heart of Chinatown. Rooms in this boutique hotel capture the mood of Shanghai in the 1930s, and are utterly romantic, decorated in deep clarets and mustards, and furnished with antique Chinese beds with carved screens, satin cushions, and velvet chairs. Staff are extremely attentive and efficient, the restaurant serves up some superb food, and the new Cotton Jazz Club is definitely worth a visit in the evening to watch the Siam Swing Band.
479-481 Yaowarat Road, Samphantawong
Our Rating Neighborhood Chinatown Transportation Metro to Hua Lamphong MRT, then taxi Phone 02/221-2121 Prices From 2,190B double, from 3,390B suite Units 55 Amenities Restaurant, jazz club, water garden, library, Wi-Fi Web site Shanghai MansionBook a Room Now
Map479-481 Yaowarat Road, Samphantawong Bangkok
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