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 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 Bhutto55 The hotel where the staff care for you
Whenever we go to Bangkok, we stay at Plaza Athenee. It is situated just about 5 minute walk from BTS, Phloen Chit. The room is large and very comfortable. The linens are clean and crispy. Almost all members of the staff know us by and even our room number to help us carry some stuff. The Sea Food buffet at the Rain tree restaurant was absolutely wonderful.
May 27, 2014
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 Sunantr good loaction near sky train and shopping centers
Plaza Athenee Hotel is located on Wireless Road (or Withayu in Thai), where is one of the beautiful areas in Bangkok. The surroundings are the hotels, the public park and the Embassies. Moreover, the hotel is not far from the sky train of Pleonchit Station), just 5 minutes walk from the hotel.
Plaza Athenee Hotel has many restaurants to serve the guests both eastern and western foods. I suggest you to try on the buffet at The Rain Tree Cafe, or Chinese at Silk Road or Thai at Smooth Curry etc. And the treatments at Spa Athenee.
To go shoppings, you can get the taxi or BTS Pleonchit to Central Chidlom, Central World, Siam Paragon, Siam Center, Siam Discovery and Mah Boonkrong.
April 28, 2014
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 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 4 out of 5 by Netra This hotel is centraly located in Bangkok Thailand and good palce.
The hotel is centrally located and excellent staff response, good facilities and good breakfast and diner.
May 26, 2014
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 3 out of 5 by steng The gym is too crowded
The gym is too crowded and congested
May 24, 2014
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 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 James007 Unsurpassed Customer Service
This is the first time that I have stayed here in three 3 years, not by choice, but just the fact that it's been 3 years since I was last in Bangkok. It was a great place to visit previously, now I get the feeling that the customer service is even better. I felt special from the time I walked through the door until I checked out and got into the car to go to the airport.
May 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Janne49 Our Bangkok Home
We stay in Bangkok about 25 nights per year and have tried many hotels but without doubt Plaza Atheene is the one we keep coming back to. The main reason are the Lounge where we really feel that we are at "home" The staff are always there for you.
Everyone in the hotel are very friendly and welcoming. Food in the restaurants are excellent. Location is another plus!
June 23, 2012
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 mlok Fantastic guest experience and the very best staff service i have seen
This is the most outstanding hotel i have ever stayed in Bangkok. Every staff in the hotel will make exceptional effort to make sure you are well taken care off. I am so impress that they even take a photo when i check in at the club lounge when i stay for a week, they wanted to make sure all their staff would recognized and greet us by our names.
August 27, 2013
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 Pierre Excellent stay ,cantastic service
I stayed 3 days at the Plaza Athenee last week, I had not been there for about 6 months. Everything was simply perfect - the room, the service (excellent)... The whole stay was perfect. Great to see they have been able to maintain, or even improve, such a high level of excellence. I will stay there again.
August 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by paul577 Excellent Choice
Great stay at this hotel. Very good facilities, extremely comfortable accommodation, excellent F&B, great location ( 2 minute walk to Ploenchit BTS). Very helpful and welcoming staff...noteworthy that they appear to enjoy their jobs and in giving first class service.
January 1, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tallman13 My favourite hotel in Bangkok
As an spg Platinum member the benefits are great. Often an upgrade to a nice suite. The breakfasts are scrummy and the Club Lounge is certainly the best in Bangkok with friendly and attentive staff. I love this hotel and it is easy to feel at home there.
December 12, 2011
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 pascii Beautiful Hotel
This hotel is wonderful. My room was very comfortable and the staff was always very pleasant and helpful. The food is incredible. Every meal, either room service or in the restaurants greatly my expectations. The beds are also very comfortable.
July 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dodbar Great SPG Platinum recognition
Great Hotel with best SPG Platinum recognitiom from the BKK hotels I tried (nice room upgrade, very good lounge, happy hour which can be used in any hotel's bar etc), good staff, good location.
Became my no.1 choice for Bangkok hotels.
January 12, 2012