Rated 5 out of 5 by jenjen123 Luxury at its best!
Stayed at the Le Meridien for a couple of nights on our way to Phuket for the honeymoon. Definitely one of the nicest Le Meridien I have stayed at.
SPG Recognition: Got upgraded to a suite using my Suite Upgrade rewards. The suite was off the hook with some cool features and amenities such as double sinks in the bathroom, electronic controlled curtains, top of the line espresso maker, etc. The only thing hiccup was the front desk receptionist showed me someone else's SPG account info at check-in and then kept on getting my last name mixed up.
Location: According to my Thai friends, the location of the hotel is next to the red light district Pat Pong. However, I didn't really notice that it was an issue since we just taxi'ed to the shopping area, night market, etc.
Food: Breakfast buffet was the best one we had during our 2-week stay. The quality of the food and the selection were all stellar. They had some signature dishes designed by Jean-Georges so being a foodie, I was quite impressed.
My husband and I were definitely sad that our stay in Bangkok was only for two nights given the luxuriousness of the hotel.
August 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chris78 Nothing beats this hotel
Staff are incredible.
Hotel is amazing.
SPG recognition among the best in the network.
Front desk staff member Nicole was wonderfully helpful, accommodating and thoughtful.
October 8, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by shofer1 calm, elegant
excellent staff, very efficient, very professional, good breakfast buffet. the suite rooms are cleverly designed and and comfortable. will return.
September 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Reyt1227 Location, Location! July 2012 Visit
Great location! Eclectic activites (bars, restaurants & shopping in the area.
Complimentary bottle water and coffee/tea - nice! Morning newspaper delivered to the door. Adequate selection of TV channels in English. Bathroom amenities OK, nothing to rave about. Adequate size room. If you are fortunate to be located on a high floor, nice view of the city lights at night. Comfy bed and air conditioner is quiet. Sky train and BTS not too far by walking. Busy area. Cleaning staff does a good job. Friendly staff - welcoming!
Bathroom shower handle is very different and not easy to turn. Grip surface is minimial.
Not alot of drawer space to store clothing and other things. Refrigerator/bar is overfilled with overpriced drinks. No space for private food and drinks.
Good internet/wifi connection for a high daily fee, approx $13 for a 24 hour period. Expensive, but I purchased it.
This is my fifth 5 star hotel I've stayed at in Bangkok. Location is the #1 factor for selecting this property. Better value/amenities for money at others, but will stay here again for the location and the service and welcoming employees.
August 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sam43 Staff
I really like the staff, every where you go in the hotel they try to help you and the so kind .
Thank you so much for the kind and very good service .
August 6, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Auschin50 great location and value for money
this hotel is in an excellent location easy to get to major shopping malls and street markets. Everything is so convenient. Great value for money
May 6, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Latitudes Warm and friendly staff
The moment you walk into the lobby ,you feel the genuine warmth and friendliness of the staff,not to mention their attentiveness tom your needs!
February 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by SPG881188 Great Location and Ambence
Strategically located near Patpong for shopping and massages. Near to Sala Daeng & Silom BTS for convenience to all the major business offices.
December 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sotirios Overall a place to stay in Bangkok
The hotel was kept in excellent condition! The breakfast very good with quality and the service really good!
The hotel is in the center of Bangkok ,easy to move around .I strongly recomment Meridien for a stay!
May 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by acem26 So nice
Excellent even cheapest room
It has everything what I need
except free WiFi
Excellent service provided
But you'd better not expect the view
October 31, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by AJ22 Well located
Well located in the business area and close to the expressways out of the city
Very helpful staff and ideal for business travellers
August 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by JordanML Wonderful Hotel
Everything about this hotel was fantastic. The lobby, the rooms, the bar, the staff. Couldn't have asked for anything more.
March 11, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by paulsg77 Excellent Location
Location of the hotel is good, near to BTS and nearby clubs. Excellent choice for tourists and business travellers.
September 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by agalm69 Great place
Very nice decorated hotel, good location. Very good SPG Plat. benefits.
Only disadvantage is missing sauna
October 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rai63 Beautiful hotel
Nothing to fuss about because everything is great from the staff to the comfort of your room.
February 19, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Henrique74 Good location and good facilities
I have stayed in Le Meridien before, but this time I was not so happy with the service provided. First the staff was not very friendly and took lots of time to process both check-in and check-out. As a SPG member I was expecting some flexibility on late check-out (I only requested until 1:00pm), but the staff did not accept it. One time the room's key was not working in the elevator, and it took me some time to get a new key, and the staff even wanted to check out my identification. Come on! Staff attitude has to be improved, as well as SPG recognition, that's why we are members for. Overall, the hotel location is good as well as the facilities.
October 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Marikie9 Excellent hotel
This is a excellent hotel in a great location with wonderful staff.
September 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Coxy Nice modern rooms
When booking this hotel I didn’t realise it was in "main action" of the city, so it is very busy with foot traffic and busy streets all at your door step. Despite this the rooms were very modern and relaxing. Just my style. I did not receive an upgraded room as a Platinum member but that was beyond their control as it was Songkran festival.
As there was no lounge, Happy Hour was served in their bar area which was very good. Their morning buffet was also good. This is one of my favourite hotels in the SPG range in Bangkok because the rooms are very modern.
April 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by AJ22 Customer Service is great
The staff remember me and my preferences every time I visit.
October 7, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Kiyoshi Your hotel is good location.
During stay in your hotel, we could relaxed very mauch.
October 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bryan18 Good service
Best service i received during my stay
June 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by KTH1 First time stay in Thailand
Comfortable and welcome initiation.
October 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by NealZ My third stay - and it just keeps getting better!!!
Just when you think that it can't get any better, they manage to again exceed all expectations! I can't say enough good things about Le Meridien Bangkok, its facilities and its staff.
From the moment my taxi pulled into the porte-cochère, until the sad moment when I had to leave a week later, I was treated like a warmly welcomed friend.
The food at Latest Recipe continues to be exquisite, with new dishes and new preparations that are excellent. The kind and attentive staff, always smiling, make the dining experience that much more pleasant.
The rooms are exquisitely maintained, very clean, with only the highest quality toiletry products, comfortable furnishings, plush towels, and fine thread count sheets. The common areas are also well furnished, stylish and incredibly clean.
There is never a shortage of helpful staff, and there is never a shortage of smiling faces. I can't wait to come back again - for a fourth time.
As a platinum SPG guest, I stay in a lot of Starwood properties each year. I must say that Le Meridien Bangkok is truly the crown jewel of the chain. You will not find a better or more friendly staff, nor a better maintained facility, anywhere. My sincerest thanks to General Manager Ralf Stresing and his entire staff for making my vacation a memorable one!
March 10, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sperry8 My 2nd favorite hotel in Bangkok
I like this hotel a lot. They have fixed some of the minor issues I've had with them in the past. And they continue to do well in many regards.
1- Platinum recognition is excellent. Upgraded to a large beautiful suite.
2- Free drinks at happy hour at Bamboo Chic is fun and more lively than in the past. And they have some great drinks on the Platinum menu.
3- Nice quiet Platinum area at the free buffet breakfast.
4- Suites are new, clean and large. Bathrooms have rain shower heads, and a/c works well. Nice views too.
5- Service remains top notch in all areas of the hotel (from house cleaning, to front desk, to staff at the restaurant).
1- Food in the buffet could be upgraded slightly. The cooked foods are not as vegetarian friendly as they could be. As well, they have a wonderful assortment of greens for a salad - but have nothing to go with them! No peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, nada. Just greens. C'mon guys, add some other stuff.
2- Front desk staff is not trained well re the Green Choice program. According to Starwood CS you can request new towels and water - and still receive your green points. Also, I am having trouble getting both my Platinum Amenity and my Green Choice points - apparently they think Green Choice points are a platinum amenity, which of course they are not.
But those cons are minor in comparison to what is a great hotel. I'll definitely be back - and you should check them out too.
March 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Henrygoh Great staff
Great operator -- answering phone calls promptly and responsively. Check in counter fast and efficient. The housekeeping and bell man are very responsible. The GM is friendly and approachable. I always believe the staff are the one that make the great hotel. Either the front line or the back office. All the staff are the asset of the hotel. Every touch point is the moment of truth. Le Meridien Bangkok is certainly make it to this reputation. Excellent job Le Meridien Bangkok!!!
April 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JettStar Exceptional Hotel in BKK
Such an amazing experience to stay at Le Meridien Bangkok… from the moment I stepped out from the airport, been picked up by your black Benz with cold towels and drinks… your driver was very courteous and friendly. Then stepped in to the hotel and been informed that my partner that arrived on an earlier flight has checked in to our suite. Thank you for organising my Platinum Suite upgrade too. The room is very spacious and modern, love the comfy bed (almost all SPG hotels I’ve stayed in have amazingly comfortable beds) and the enormous double rain shower is to die for…especially after a day out in Bangkok.
Le Meridien is very central to everything… and we stayed during Songkran… we walked to the clubs after SK8 and getting taxis are so easy! Thanks for a fantastic hospitality….We definitely come back again when we’re in BKK
April 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by octal The best of a great bunch of Starwood Bangkok hotels
The most difficult thing about picking a Starwood property in Bangkok is that there are so many great choices, but I think I've settled on Le Meridien as my favorite.
I've stayed in every Starwood in town (except for a few of the new ones, which I'm trying next week). They all have great service, but Le Meridien Bangkok somehow goes beyond. The English spoken here is excellent, well beyond Bangkok hotel standards, and everyone is helpful -- not just the concierge of front desk (where you'd expect it) but cleaners, cooking staff, etc.
Where the hotel really focuses its attention, and excels, is in design. There's a partnership with a local art museum, for free admission, there are interesting art installations throughout the property (not just paintings and photos on the walls, but some amazing sculpture), and even the keycards are art. This is fairly unique focus for a hotel, and one which works well here.
The hotel seems especially popular with Japanese guests (every sign is in both English and Japanese, as well as separate signs in Thai; the cuisine options include great Japanese choices, and I see many Japanese guests).
It is also a very open and welcoming environment for all kinds of people and couples, which as a San Francisco resident I really appreciate.
The most negative thing about the property is the distance from BTS, vs. SGS/WGS (immediately outside), PA/LRM (a block or two), and Aloft/4Pts (near). But taxis are fairly cheap, and a 10 minute walk to BTS isn't going to kill you.
SPG recognition is flawless, and the property also participates in green choice environmental housekeeping reduction, so it's a great choice for SPG guests. As a platinum I love the breakfast every morning (although it pretty much means I skip lunch and sometimes dinner, it's so good and varied), the evening cocktails and snacks, and of course room upgrades (including to suites, when available, unlike some other properties.)
F&B options are somewhat limited, but I'd rather have a few great choices vs. a lot of mediocre ones. So far I've tried Latitude 13 (a great off-lobby spot), Bamboo Chic (bar and lounge), and Latest Recipe (buffet as well as a la carte, and the breakfast option) -- a great combination of French and Japanese and Thai in each.
I'm normally not a spa customer, but this time I used the spa as well -- a great value, and one of the best massages I've had (although I'm not an expert); I'd recommend it.
Overall, there are good things about each of the Starwood properties in Bangkok, but for me, Le Meridien Bangkok is my default choice for most of my nights in the city.
November 9, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Asmara Need further improvement
Last Friday, after a day outing in Bangkok since 10.30am, I came back to my unclean/unserviced room around 6pm; as the way I left it that morning. When I call the service number, the staff told me that the room will only be clean if you call them to clean it. Very strange policy as I thought hanging "Make My Room" is sufficient enough; or like in any other good hotel, they will come and service the room during the day regardless it is requested or not. I ended up waiting in my room while someone cleaning it; and turned up late for a dinner appointment. Extremely dissappointed with this hotel!
Not the first experience for me in this hotel, same thing happened to me in 2009; and I was being optimistic thinking that they would have improved.
August 1, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Vaab Happy Birthday at Le Meridien Bangkok
I arrived late at Le Meridien Bangkok due to my late arriving flight. A problem with my credit card was quickly resolved and I was checked in. The agent at the check-in also commented that it would be my birthday soon when he noted my passport and visa number. I was also given a voucher for a free drink at one of the hotel bars.
At check-in, the agent noted that while they did not have a non-smoking room available, they had upgraded me to a suite on one of the smoking floors that had been “treated”. While there was a mild odour of smoke in the hallway, the room had absolutely no smoke odour. The upgraded room was actually a one bedroom suite with a massive living room with desk, flat-screen TV and then a full size bedroom with king bed and also a flat-screen TV. The suite was at the end of the hallway in the 18th floor, and was exceedingly quiet during my stay, and the bed was very comfortable.
The bathroom was very large and had a massive walk-in shower with two rain showerheads, as well as a seating area, and a large bathtub as well as two sinks. The actual toilet is in a small self-contained area.
Another nice thing about the suite – and the hotel in general – is that there were numerous touches that let you know that you were indeed in Thailand, while also still maintaining the Le Meridien branding. For example, there was Thai script written on the wall in the room, ceramic models of Thai heads, some books on Thailand, and the overall furniture had a strong sense of Thailand.
Service from all the staff, from check-in to check-out was friendly and no request was too small. I ordered room service one evening and it was delivered promptly and the price was reasonable. Ten minutes after the meal was delivered, there was a knock at the door and the room service attendant was back with a small cream and berry filled cake, with Happy Birthday written on the plate in chocolate. The agent at check-in had obviously made a note about my birthday on my file, and this was a pleasant and welcome surprise.
There is wireless available but for a charge, which is one of my pet peeves. Why do I get free wireless at less “prestigious “ properties or brands – including Starwood’s Four Points hotel – yet must pay for wireless access at a hotel such as this?
The hotel is in the heart of all that is Bangkok – both good and bad – so you need to be aware of that. The street shopping and street food is all easily accessible, as are the bars and the nightlife.
I would highly recommend the hotel to anyone who has a couple of days Bangkok.
October 23, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by SkywalkerTom Feeling like a second home
As a frequent guest of the hotel, I am very pleased with the attention provided to me by everyone from the bellboys to the front desk to the room service staff. They have been extremely helpful to me and my fellow colleagues. There may be instances of what I call 'service hiccups' but they are quickly rectified. I look forward to many more stays at the hotel.
May 2, 2014