Rated 5 out of 5 by SPGJeff Great location and superb Platinum treatment
Really enjoyed my 3 nights at Athenee. I have been many times to Bangkok andt stayed at all of the other SPG properties so thought would try out Plaza Athenee. Only complaint is didn't get upgraded (this was a surprise because most other Platinum blogged they got upgraded 100% of the time). Well, it turned out the PM of Thailand decided to get married at this hotel and booked all the suites so guess this is the reason. Anyway, would stay again. Ate the breakfast in the lobby and cocktails/happy hour in Club lounge. Everyone was great and was treated like royalty.
December 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ian0758 This Hotel has a Great Location in Bangkok
It is always a pleasure when i stay at the Le Meridien Plaza Athenee.. The Staff and Service is always excellent and i will return again soon.
December 14, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sperry8 Solid hotel - but in need of refurb
One of the better Starwood hotels in Bangkok and usually offered at a reasonable price. I also have come to like the location over time. It is a 7 min walk to the BTS station (quite close).
The rooms are spacious although dated. Not enough outlets (requires unplugged of lamps) and the decor is old. The shower head was one of the worst I've had. The bed was comfy and the pillows were nice.
They have a wonderful pool and a nice gym. The lobby is super large and looks grand when you enter. However, it is lacking in charm (it's just large and mostly empty). I'm sure an interior designer could make it look majestic again.
The platinum recognition at this property is top notch.
1- No suite upgrade provided for my stay, but it was for the weekend between xmas and new years and as such I'm guessing occupancy was high.
2- Free water and fast Internet provided
3- One of the best club lounges in the Starwood chain with yummy food, wine and couches. It's worth staying at this property just for lounge access. And they run the Platinum happy hour until 8pm - a nice feature.
4- Free buffet breakfast (+ Platinum amenity). It's a large spread and quite decent although improvements could be made. For example, they are missing fresh cut papaya and mango (which is abundant in Thaialnd). They offer dim sum, but don't tell you which are pork, which are seafood, and which are veggie. Just a sign saying dim sum contains pork. They really should break it out so people who don't eat pork can enjoy. They also only offer fried rice as opposed to steamed rice (unhealthy).
Service is excellent at this property... everyone has a smile and everyone is super friendly. Makes the stay very pleasurable.
I highly recommend this property and will return in the future although I do hope they refurbish the rooms and fix the minor inconveniences at the restaurant.
January 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by WPS1 excellent hospitality
Iam using this hotel for some time now.
And still the hospitality is for me outrageous good.
Especially this trip Khun Nittha and Khun Punnarat did next to Khun Sribumrungrat of the Silk Road Restaurant an extraordinary good job.
January 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gibb Great Hotel
We have stayed at this hotel for 5 nights every February for the last 5 years and everything about the hotel is great. The staff are very friendly and helpful the maid did a very good job cleaning the room. The hotel is about a 200 yd walk to the Phloen Chit BTS elevated train stop and it is so very easy to get around the city. The hotel is about 3/4 mile away from Lumpini Park which is a wonderful place to visit or go for a jog or walk. On top of a great staff the hotel structure including the rooms is very nice. There is a very large pool and workout area. We have stayed at 6 of the Starwood properties in Bangkok over the years and this one is our favourite. Have fun.
February 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by supatight80 BEST SPG ELITE RECOGNITION PROPERTY
I 110% agree with previous posts that the Plaza Athenee Royal Meridien's staff would bend over backwards to meet your needs especially if you are a gold/platinum member. Stayed in this property more than I can remember and ALL the times, I have been upgraded to a suite for my platinum status (even using cash&points)!.
The staffs remember me on ALL my visits with them and address me by my last name even before checking in. Whenever I had personal drama occuring while being guest there, they are always there to help (e.g. providing a doctor for me whenI got sick and making follow ups if I was feeling better). Seriously, ALL starwood hotels should have their staffs trained here as the level of care and professionalism of the staffs are spotlessly perfect. I've been to a LOT of starwood hotels across the globe, from europe to asia, africa to australia so trust me on this, their staffs are the best. At par to cat 6-7 starwood properties without the attitude. Guest of Room 2119
April 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by KHHolth Perfect Stay, Concierge Lounge staff was great.
We stayed at The Plaza Athenee from Sunday May 28th until June 3rd. We had an great stay, thanks to the room and the staff going above and beyond on all levels. The Concierge Lounge staff made great suggestions on where to go, and what to do. We had dinner in the hotel at Smooth Curry and enjoyed the wonderful breakfast in the lobby restaurant every day. The Glaze bar was perfect for an evening drink, and live music. Look forward to visiting again. Thomas the food and beverage manager was very attentive, and a great ambassador for the Le Meridien brand. Cant wait to visit again, and recommend everyone to book a room with Royal Club Lounge access. Will book a new stay soon.
June 9, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Sam1974 Stategic location, staff need to improve
First impression is hotel in a strategic location and stay is good value for money. But lobby staff, never make too many repeated enquiries with guests who stand in the lobby and waiting for some one or some thing. Its just embarrsing infront of other guests.
May 1, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by jll888 Don't forget to enjoy your complimentary coffee
The hotel offer a complimentary coffee for two at their Glaz Bar, don't missed out and you can find your voucher in the pouch inside your room.
The coffee session was nice where the Glaz bar provide a very nice atmosphere for us to enjoy.
September 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Flyingtailor WOW
Great hotel I have only given this high a rating to one other hotel and that two is in Bangkok. Just great service good food nice lounge what can I say. I have stayed at least at 100 spg properties this is one of the best ones.
April 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by jll888 Great hotel with great staff
I got priority upgraded to Royal Club room as the deluxe room were fully booked. Room was spacious and comfortable. Staff was helpful and the turn down service was good.
Convenient location as it was near to Phleon Chit BTS.
September 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by smbjyg Absolutely perfect!
Perfect service, facilities (in particular gym and spa are wonderful) and rooms. The food (buffet breakfast and room service) are excellent. The staff is extremely friendly. Location is also very good. Highly recommended.
August 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Flyingtailor Another 8 nights in Bangkok
This is the 2nd year in a row where I have stayed here for new years maybe a tradition is starting wouldn't it be great.
I really like this hotel from Club lounge to restaurants location and of course to the most important thing this hotel does well SERVICE.
I can never say enough about this hotel. Happy new year to the staff and thanks again.
January 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bayburt What a hotel should be
We had a lovely stay at the Plaza Athenee. From start to finish things were great- the staff had a honeymoon cake waiting for us in the room, which was clean, comfortable, quiet, and luxurious. The breakfast was also delightful, with a wide variety of foods from all over the world, fresh fruits, and French pressed coffee. The hotel is in a prime location- just a block from the Sky Train, and maybe four blocks from Bumrungrad. Unfortunately my husband and I moved from this hotel to the river for our last 3 days... and spent most of that time wishing we were back at the Plaza.
December 24, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stanumz The staff hospitality is top notch.
Not to comment on the facilities, as I believe SPG always maintain a strict standard for all their facilities. A big kudos to the staff of A Royal Meridien, Plaza Athenee, Bangkok as they have shown high level professionalism in managing my company's event throughout a long 3 days, with approximate >50 delegates encompass from 5 different countries. From the front desk to banquet, the staff has always greeted us with a big smile on their face and attended our requests with much attentive, despite in several occasion of communication difficulties in lieu to different culture.
September 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Carl Beautiful Hotel
Wonderful staff at this beautiful property. The Royal Club lounge is outstanding, one of the largest that I am aware of in Thailand. Breakfast was excellent both in the lounge and the lobby, with all of the food in the restaurants very tasty.
Club room was large, nicely appointed, and surpassed our needs. Spectacular pool with outdoor running track, solid gym with excellent trainers.
They could use some additional treadmills and I must admit i found the food in the lounge to be a bit too exotic at times.
Overall, wonderful staff and great stay.
June 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by JJay Want to be treated like a Queen
Well I certainly felt like I was the Queen. All the staff were absolutely fantastic; and I used all the services in the hotel, the conference facilities, the gym, the spa, the pool, the restaurants. Everyone was friendly and always ready to assist you. I have some rather unusual dietary requirements and the chef and restaurant staff were just amazing ensuring I had the right things to eat and that I had enough to eat. I have never before experienced such genuine care and thoughtfulness in any other hotel as I did here. Thank you!
April 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Flyingtailor Back Home
Just had to come back stayed here for 9 nights feels like my second home. The moment I walk in my lungs fill with that awe. Always have been lucky and been upgraded to club floor and they never forget my amenity gift one of the only hotels that never overlook that.
I dont know where to start from the guys at the front door and the front desk always great service. The lounge service is also quite spectacular with one of the best lounges anywhere. The rooms are large and have very nice bathrooms and always clean clean clean.
July 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LTLow My favourite hotel when i travel - obsolutely place to work and relax !
Of my +20 years of travel, Plaza Athenee stands out as my favorite hotel to stay, for both work and pleasure. They made all my stays so comfortable. They made every effort to personalised their service to meet my needs because they care. From the front office to management, they are always around to care for their guests. Excellent service, comfortable room, great fitness and business facilities, good food and beverage (must try my favourite modern French restaurant headed by innovative and creative Chef Thibault - a great place to fine dine with fusion of old and new world experience) and best of all, they always go the extra miles. I'd highly recommend to anyone traveling to Bangkok looking for a fun and pleasureable experience to stay at the Plaza atheenee.
December 8, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Q2011 Favorite Starwood hotel in Bangkok
This is by far my favorite Startwood Hotel in Bangkok. I travel quite a bit (Platinum status) and always look forward to the visit to Le Meridien. Great location and service, though this time, I was quite disappointed at the female worker in the Club Lounge this last stay. Everytime I wanted to get her attention for assistance (like getting a drink on two separte occassion), she would be busy texting on her phone or hiding behind the counter while the male workers were attentive and lend assistance when needed.
November 13, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tae007 Great place when you want to rest at Bangkok
While being busy and stress from the jobs, I just want to find somewhere I can rest and enjoy a luxury life, I decided to stay at this hotel because I have never been here before. I feel very impress on the warm welcome received by a Duty Manager, it is a lady. As I am a platinum member, I greatly enjoy with the benefits even though, personally, Sheraton Hua Hin is better. Staff (a young man) at the Club Lounge is cheerful and too nice! Then I am returning to this hotel again in next weekend.
June 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cassie13 Outstanding in every aspect
There are not enough superlatives to describe accurately this amazing Hotel. In every way it exceeds my expectations. I have stayed here on at least 6 occasions and it seems to continually excell in all areas. A particular mention of the Club Lounge (the best I have experienced by a very large margin), again I must congratulate PUN and the entire team who work so tirelessly and efficiently always gracious and smiling, attending to often, very large volumes of guests.
June 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hogis Great stay
I stayd at Plaza Athénée for my first time, four nights at the Club-leavel. From the moment I arrive to check out time, I was very well treated. ALL the staff (a special thanks to them in the Club-lounge) was very nice and polite and made my stay to a very pleasant one. Whole the facility has a great class. One of the best hotels I´v ever stayd at.
I have allready made a new reservation for the next time I visit Bangkok. Looking forward to come back!
August 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by APWeb Amazing time
My girlfriend and I had the best time staying at this hotel for the second time. We were upgraded to a very nice suite! The hotel staff were very friendly and made us feel very welcomed. They thanked us for staying with them again. The breakfast in the lounge was good and private. We also enjoyed the breakfast selection downstairs. The location is very convenient for travel on the BTS. This will be our first option the next time we stay in Bangkok.
June 19, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Derek1980 Great hotel but needs some refurbishment
An old property that is nicely decorated with luxurious appointments and fittings.
Great staff throughout including Front Office, Lounge and also Bell staff.
Management may consider refurbishing rooms as it's really quite dusty and "old" looking.
Great location, walking distance to BTS.
November 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by mattidk22 Great business and leisure hotel in Bkk
Everything is great about Plaza Athenee Bkk, location is just perfect for cruise around Bangkok. The service is second to none, we love breakfasts and stuffs perform really well. The pool is large and with space enough for most of the guests at the hotel. Fitness facilities are fine.
The standard room we got is good even though there are rooms for some modern touch improvements. All -in-all is one of the best value in Bangkok.
January 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cyprus22 A wnderfully welcoming hotel
What a special pleasure to return to the Plaza Athenee. From the welcome by the doorman, to the efficient, friendly staff at check-in and the staff in the Club lounge you feel truly welcomed and at home. The breakfast buffet in the Raintree Cafe is the best in Bangkok. And the dinner and Sunday lunch special buffet are superb. Thank you again to all the staff for their kindnesses and attention and making the stay so memorable.
July 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by WienLA Superior!
I rarely find the time to write reviews, but my experience was so positive at this hotel, I decided to make the time to rate it.
The staff is extremely courteous and the facility is impeccably maintained. They have a great multi-national breakfast buffet, which is a great way to start the day off.
The rooms are clean and well-maintained by an unusually enthusiastic housekeeping staff.
All in all, a great experience.
June 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sally The staff at this hotel is excellemt
The bathroom has a separate tub and shower and quite spacious. Internet is very fast. Buffet breakfast is excellent, with lots of food choices. We also signed up for the very famous Sunday brunch, and have to say all the hype was accurate. The club room's food and beverages are excellent
The who staff starting with the General Manager is friendly and made us feel like VIP guests.
Close to the Sky train station.
June 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by supatight80 Can't leave BKK without staying at the Plaza Athenee Royal Meridien
Super love this hotel and its staffs! My trip to BKK would be incomplete without staying at the Plaza Athenee Royal Meridien...For Platinum Members, expect the following (even using Cash & Points):
1) Deluxe Suite Upgrades
2) Complimentary Buffet Breakfast
3) Lounge Access (which is very classy compared to other lounges), free flowing champagne during happy hours
4) Complimentary laundry (up to a certain amount)
5) Complimentary this and complimentary that
But most of all, everyone here is very professional and hospitable...Even the bellman calls me by my last name and I havent checked-in! They seem to remember you (I stay here every couple of months...so it's not like my face is there every week). Truly a wonderful experience and definitely worth every single penny
Like I said, my trip to Thailand would be incomplete without staying at the Plaza Athenee Royal Meridien Hotel.
July 29, 2012