The big, brassy Shangri-La, on the banks of the Chao Phraya, boasts sprawling grounds and a jungle of tropical plants and flowers surrounding the resort-style pool. Rooms are in two connecting wings, both with river views; the newer Krung Thep Wing has slightly smarter rooms, and guests in suites have access to a private pool and dedicated concierge. All rooms—a whopping 802 of them—have teak furniture, larger-than-most bathrooms, and tasteful Thai touches. The views are better from the higher-floor deluxe rooms; some have either a balcony or a small sitting room, making them closer to junior suites—and a good value. The location is great but the level of service is average, leaving guests to feel lost in the shuffle of a rotating schedule of big gala events and huge conferences. The hotel’s greatest flaw is that, when compared to legacy properties like the Mandarin Oriental, it fails to really shine.
89 Soi Wat Suan Plu, Thailand
Our Rating Neighborhood On the River Transportation Saphan Taksin BTS Phone 800/060-020, 02236-7777 Prices From 8,000B double; from 10,500B executive suite Amenities 4 restaurants; lounge; bar; dinner cruise; airport transfers; executive floors; fitness center w/aerobics classes; 2 outdoor pools w/outdoor Jacuzzi; room service; spa; 2 squash courts; 2 outdoor lit tennis courts; Wi-Fi (free) Units 799 units Web site Shangri-La Hotel
Map89 Soi Wat Suan Plu Thailand Bangkok
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