Rated 2 out of 5 by Dee991 not as good as the reviews suggested
Poor check in and check out experience, especially at the Club level - slow response to questions, slow explanation why rooms not available, slow response to get a manager to speak to. Poor food service at Club. had to ask for utensils during breakfast. no food replacement during evening service though prior to end time.
January 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Django10 This hotel really understands it's business
On average I stay 320 nights per year with my wife in hotels and so to that end look at hotels as our second home. So to that end we look towards the staff to provide that homely atmosphere. Your hotel although the first for us in Bangkok provided that atmosphere and made us feel welcome from day 1. My wife loved every minute of the attention she got from every single staff member. A credit to all of you. In my book you guys are second to none.
July 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cassie13 Cannot be bettered
This is a fantastic property. I have stayed here on five occasions and each time it just gets better.
The position close to Embassy row and Lumpini Park, make it an ideal haven for holiday and business guests. The Club Lounge is the best I have experienced. Managed so capably by the wonderful Pun, who obliges and anticipates the guests wants, and the entire Club staff who are so able and efficient. I am always disappointed when my stay is over.
February 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by frequentrvlr very helpful staff
All was excellent during my stay, as usual, but I needed extra help this time as I forgot my suitcase in the taxi as I was dropped off at the airport (from the hotel). The hotel was excellent in 1) giving me a piece of paper with the taxi's ID number on it as I left the hotel, 2) after being called by the tourism police from the airport, they immediately tracked the taxi company and got my luggage back. So, many thanks again. I love this hotel.
January 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by 2013 We always have a good experience here
We often stay at the Athenee, and we continued to have excellent service and a great experience during our last trip. The service particularly in the Executive Floor is top notch. Our only complaints are that there should be a second chair or sofa in the room -- there is plenty of space; and there is often a pretty long wait to get a taxi. The breakfast as always is great. The pool is quite nice and the exercise room and sauna are excellent.
May 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ian0758 Excellent Hotel and Location
The Hotel has always a warm welcome everytime i am staying there. The staff throughout the different departments always excel themselves. I stay in Le Royal Club rooms with Club benefits and find this package very good for my needs. I had visits while in the lounge in the evenings from the GM, Director of Human Resources, Catering Sales Manager, Front Office Duty Manager 'Fiat' and 'Marissa' at the front office who was most helpful.
March 24, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 Good Stay but need to some improve.
I stayed this hotel...
It was very warm welcomm and good stay..
Front desk staff gave me Jasmin flower...it was great...
But one thing is good to me..
Outside whether is over 27 degree. So I need to operate airconditioner even during sleeping, but airconditioner's pan made very big noise...
While turn on the airconditioner I could not get a sleep, but while turn off the airconditioner also could not get a sleep...it was so hot..
I think...you need to consider about airconditioner's pan noise canceallation..
One more thing...I enjoyed club lounge...
several days there are children with there parents..But some parents did not care what they do!!! So I expected staff of lounge handled them, but nobody care about that...
They made some noise, running and some exercise with a chair..
For convinient environment...your staffs need to care more than now..
January 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ghostie This hotel has great STAFF....
The staff at this hotel is amazing. They have made us feel welcome, at home and very special, and that is everyone that we have come across, from Bellboys, reception, breakfast staff, chefs, gym, pool...
We love the pool area, however, it does need a slight upgrade right now with timber work and edging of the pool, which is deteriorating. We feel this could also be an ever bigger highlight of your lovely hotel than it already is.
June 24, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Zaz1815 Medium satisfaction
I paid for an upgrade to the Executive Floor and was surprised by the room I did not enjoy. Wifi did not work correctly during all my stay [3 nights] and I also experienced TV problems.
Fitness centre was great, as well as breakfast on the ground floor, compare with the one provided at the ROYAL club located on the 26th Floor, featuring few things to eat.
Members of team I met were very professional and friendly.
January 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AZjohn Treat customers like a real guest
Plaza Athenee is becoming my home away from home. It appears that several others have written their reviews the same as I am. From the moment you are greeted at the doors, at check in, and the numerous restaurants, all the staff treat me with sincere kindness and appreciation (which I truly appreciate in return). The facility itself has a class of elegance with the special Thai flare. The pool area is my personal oasis where I escape coming back from work. The breakfast is wonderful with the largest and diverse options I have ever seen. And numerous times, the management team has gone out of their way to introduce themselves and ask if everything is good with my stay. The entire team at Plaza Athenee has set a standard that no hotel for my business stay has come close to achieving, which makes me very thankful I found this hotel. Will be seeing everyone there again next Monday!
July 26, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by KingKong Good stay
The reason why I rated the overall stay at 4 is becouse of two incidents which was really a put off especially when you are on a vacation. The attendant manning the concierge desk was very rude. I was not carrying my room key once (both the keys were with my wife) and I requested his help to let me go up the lift. This was made such a big issue as if I have committed a crime. Second: I requested a cab at the hotel enterance. When I was about to board the cab I was rudely told that I was second in the queue while there was no one else standing at the enterance gate. I had no intention to break the queu but how would I know that there is a queue if there is no one else standing and without me being told that I am second in queue.
Apart from these two stray incidents we had a very good time at Plaza Athenee. Great and clean room, great breakfast, freindly (except for 2 service) staff.
October 25, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by dayoff great hotel with great service
from check in to check out, this place was great! overall friendly staff, althought conceierge and valet team seem to have some communication problem, as i had to tell several ppl that i was actaully waiting for a taxi! great club lounge and breakfast options. great location, close to BTS. and if you like to run outside, like myself, will enjoy approximity to Lumpini park.
November 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by NovemberGuest Room was not prepared, customer information was not updated
I flew in from Ho Chi Minh city via bkk to Singapore and stay for one night. Room was not ready. Customer information was wrong and I have to clarify and proof my SPG status despite showing them a valid SPG card which was so exhausting after multiple trips. I always have very good experience staying at plaza athenee and islooking forward to stay there but unfortunately not this time!
November 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by RayFlyer Lost a litle of the luster?
Always enjoy staying at the Plaza Athenee... old world charm... but feel it has lost a little of that charm. Maybe it's 'cause of recent changes to the SPG guest rewards program (room was not on Prefered Gust floor) or the hard economic times. Lounge staff not as friendly as before. Had lots of problems with the wi-fi conection... maybe 'cause my room was at the far end of the hall.
January 28, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by VL11 Dissapointed
Have stayed at Plaza Athenee a significant number fo times over the last 4 years to th epoint where numerous staff now know me by name. I have been a Platinum member with SPG for 10 out of the last 13 years.
Sadly this time, when I used my points to book 2 rooms, I was told that only one room is eligible for club benefits. Apparently my loyalty to Plaza Athenee is not appreciated.
December 6, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lencho47 Facilities vs. food service
A wonderful hotel, large suites, enormous lap pool for swimming, the most attentive staff possible, excellent breakfast and happy hour in the lounge - but coffee house food is uninspired - why is the food in the lounge so excellent and the food in the coffee shop so mediocre? Perhaps they have different chefs? Location is pretty good, just a few steps from Ploenchit Sky Train stop.
December 24, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by WindowSuite Just a great hotel
On cash and points, this hotel is a huge steal. The pool is gorgeous and just the right place to relax after walking around sweltering Bangkok. The staff is super friendly. I am SPG gold now but wasn't at the time, but still had a high floor room. Lots of bottled waters and the beds were extremely comfortable. Located right near a BTS stop too. Would definitely stay here again.
February 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by peter1147 A perfect hotel
we stayed here for 3 nights and booked a club room.
The hotel is lovely with great facilities. The rooms are comfortable and very clean with a great turn down service.
The staff made our stay, they were excellent. They did everything they could to ensure we had a good stay.
When we return to Bangkok we will stay here again.
I would fully recommend this hotel. Perfect
February 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by John50 Outstanding Hospitality!
I am a big fan of the Royal Meridien brand for some time. When the opportunity presented itself to once again stay in their property in Bangkok I jumped on it - I was not disappointed! Everything from pre-arrival communications, to outstanding hospitality, to great food and luxurious accommodations, this is the place to stay - especially with Club privileges.
December 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 Magnificent Hotel
My recent stay was nothing but perfect. As a Platinum SPG member I travel extensively across the world and the Plaza Athenee is a standout for comfort, facilities, service and peace and quiet. The Club lounge was outstanding as was the suite. Customer service outstanding.
Congratulations to the whole team, you exceeded our expectations.
July 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by RufusInHI Pure Royal ELEGANCE!
A FIVE+ Star Property. The Plaza Athénée Bangkok is a Stellar bright star amongst stars when it comes to service and class. The Front Desk and Club Floor staff provided excellent service recognizing your SPG status. The Breakfast buffet was out of this world. Kudos to the Hotel staff and Management; you all and the hotel are pure CLASS!
May 16, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Kmar Good location but rooms need updating
Lobby and pool very nice
Breakfast (but we had to pay since we booked with Spg points)
Rooms are very old outdated
Elevators were getting repaired and we lost power in our room
Wifi we had to pay for
Overall good location and loved the pool area. The staff was extremely helpful. No notice of being SPG member.
September 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Marylin LOVE IT
I stayed there for 7 days and would recommend it to anyone coming to Bangkok. Nice comfortable beds, amazing breakfast, delicious Thai food at the 3rd floor restaurant. My favorite place was the Royal Club Lounge for cocktails where both Mono and Natt always welcomed me with a smile and ready to serve after a long from conferences.
March 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DBUSA Great Staff!
The staff were wonderful! A girlfriend and I were sightseeing alone in the city, and the staff could not have been more helpful or kind. They assisted with tours, taxis, currency exchange, meals .....everything! The restaurant was excellent, rooms great. A beautiful hotel. All in all a wonderful experience thanks to the staff.
November 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by pguru Great SPG hotel in a city with lots of choice
The hotel is located in a very upscale area, right across from the American Ambassador residence. The staff are exemplary. Language skills are poor so you may have to explain yourself. The room service is slow. They do recognize SPG elites and upgrades are given. Great breakfast buffet. The Executive lounge is great.
October 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Michael2727 The staff here is AWESOME!!
From the moment you walk into this hotel the friendly staff will do whatever they can to make your time in their hotel as enjoyable as they can. From remembering your name and addressing you in person to remembering your last drink order. The staff here is AWESOME is the best way to describe those who work in this hotel.
November 9, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by JWKW11 Facilities and Staff are customer friendly
I would like to commend on the cleaniness, friendliness of the facilities, i.e. room and staff. I arrive earlier than the check-in time,and I'm grateful that the hotel and staff can identify with the tiredness of a traveller that woul like to crash for a short while to refresh upon arriving in a foreign country.
December 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by thedrj Great experience
The people were very helpful, taking care of my travel needs, ensuring that I had everything I needed, and greeting me warmly at all times. The lounge attendants allowed me to use facilities when I just needed a place to sit, but also went out of their way to serve me a very very late dinner when I needed it.
November 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by HappyBrit Excellent Hotel
This is one of the best Starwood hotels. The service provided is excellent, especially in the Club lounge, Pan, Stefan and every one else takes extremely good care of their guests and make them feel very welcome. This was my third visit to the hotel and have every intention of staying again as soon as I can.
November 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bee37 Best experiences in Bangkok started from staying at this hotel
I had a great time staying at this hotel, close to both business centre and shopping centre. All hotel staff are very nice, kind and I love their happy smile. The room is also very clean and very nice smell. Breakfast is excellent too!! My next visit to Bangkok I will definitely stay in this hotel :-)
December 19, 2012