Rated 5 out of 5 by jftravelshusky Sheraton Towers Upgrade
This splendid hotel is situated on the Chao Phraya riverbank and connected to the River City shopping centre.
The shopping centre is not quite what you might expect, the upper levels are mostly antique shops, but the ground floor has a variety of shops, bars, cafes, wash rooms etc. This is not an all day shopping trip, but nice to be attached to the hotel.
In advance of our arrival, we had asked to upgrade our room as the cost of doing this was around £12 sterling per night. On checking in we were met by Nimit the hotel concierge who knew of our request to upgrade our room and explained that there was a further upgrade to the Sheraton Towers and Lounge rooms which occupy the top 2 levels of the hotel, of which all have a river view. We were staying for 7 nights and were on a budget, but as it was our anniversary decided to splash out and enjoy the experience. It cost us roughly £450, but for this look what you get in the Tower Rooms:
Top floor (28th) , unobstructed panorama view of the river
Very large room with excellent facilities, robes, slippers, 6 bottles of water daily, mini bar (this is at an extra charge), fresh fruit daily, a housekeeper will visit around 5-6pm daily and enquire if you need any further assistance or toiletries, he also presented us with an orchid on each visit
Shoe shine service
Free local phone calls, free fax service, free internet and 1 hour per day use of the business centre
Laundry 3 pieces each per day (when you get it back, its packed in such a way, that you would think you had just bought it from a shop)
The Towers Lounge:
Access to the Towers Lounge on the 27th floor, excellent choice of self service breakfast, some items cooked to order (7-10 am)
Optional choice of an American breakfast at Feast restaurant on the ground floor, this has an amazing selection of food, but is very busy and not as intimate as the Towers Lounge
Afternoon tea again with an excellent choice of pastries, cakes, biscuits etc (2-4 pm)
Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres (5.30-8 pm) this included local beers, spirits, wine, cocktails, soft drinks and a selection of all types of cooked foods and salads, desserts, we found this food selection so adequate that we did not need to dine out at night
All this and more was included in our upgrade and is all part of the package at no extra cost, if you can afford the extra £50-60 per night, we would highly recommend it and it is such a lovely experience and made our stay so special that we didn't want to go home back to the UK.
The staff in the Towers Lounge were very attentive but not persistent, polite and professional, nothing seemed to much trouble for them, it was one of the best service experiences in a restaurant that we have had
The complimentary shuttle boat runs a regular service to the pier Saphan Taksin, where you can catch the skytrain to various destinations.
The shuttle is very plush and clean and on the return journey from Saphan Taksin to the hotel, we received an ice cold flannel to refresh ourselves with and a cold sealed cup of water, which was a lovely touch and most welcome after a hard days sightseeing/shopping etc.
The hotel has 2 pools with complimentary towels, the lower pool has a bar with stools in the water, the upper one overlooks the river with waiter service, which is the one we used. This pool if you are not a good swimmer is very deep at one end if I remember rightly is 10 feet deep.
There are several shops within the hotel, selling jewellery, clothing with a tailored option, gift shops and the sightseeing tour shop for booked tours, this caters for all types of tour choices.
We found all the staff we came across, very helpful and professional with little or no language problems.
There is a lovely bar on the ground floor, just off the reception area, which also provides bar snacks with drinks and also has a bar menu for food.
If you wish to sample something more local, just head out of reception and you are more or less in amongst the locals and shops, but be aware you might initially get pestered by taxi and tuk-tuk drivers, although non were aggressive. We used the 7-Eleven shop up the road for snacks as it had a larger selection of food/snacks than the kiosk in the hotel.
Overall we thought the hotel was outstanding, we would definitely stay there again and recommend it, for its location, service and friendliness.
January 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by lilyzhao99 The hotel has great servces
This hotel just have great service. even the hotel facility is sort of old.
August 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NASL Dr Nihal Abeysinghe
Under the circumstances that we had the meeting in Sheraton from 27-29th May, the Hotel staff provided us an excellent support. For three days with more than 50 participants we had no issue. Well done! Thank you. My speial thanks to Ms Shanya (June) for the readiness she had to assist us when we need her assistance.
June 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stevesk1 Great river views
Comfortable, well equipped rooms, attentive staff, great food, relaxing swimming pools. A great place to stay in Bangkok!
August 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Charlotterk If you want to be totally pampered.......
I stayed in the Deluxe Riverside room for 11 days. Everything was perfect, from the time I arrived untl the day I checked out., I didnt want to leave!!!. Staff are friendly, and so helpful. First class hospitality! Hotel is absolutely beautiful..... tranquility at its best. The breakfast menu was beautifully presented and so much to choose from!! The staff are attentive and knew exactly how I wanted my coffee. If you want a luxurious relaxing holiday ....stay at this hotel.
Forgot to mention the gym......... state of the art equipment spotlessly maintained and friendly helpful gym staff.:)
Thank you Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel staff, for looking after me. I will definitely be back........
July 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nitnoi Telephone charges
Everything went smoothly until we were checking out. We received a number of telephone charges we didn't make. My partners did a few phone calls to local mobile numbers. But the bill we were charged included local fix numbers !! The front desk staff couldn't do anything but provide the numbers dialed. We are sure we didn't make all the phone calls. But we didn't have time to get things straight with the management. So we just paid them!
For all the visitors, please be careful when using the in-room telephone, ok?
December 29, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by adina Very nice and clean and hospitable
We were very happy with the service and the responsiveness
The hotel was comfortable and the amenities were appreciated.
August 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bastbjerg The place in Bangkok.
The Royal Orchid Sherraton is magnificently situated by the river, which in many ways is a part of the cultural part / development of Bangkok.
In 1893, when the France tried to Colonize Thailand, it was also just because a French warship was sunk in the right place in the "river" that France was forced to sail to the east, thereby avoiding Bangkok to become a colony.
All that one can not help but think of when sitting on the terres and beeing excellently hosted by the very gracious "crew".
Since 1984, when I was at the hotel the first time, we have only had good experiences with staying at the Royal Orchid Sherraton.
If you are so privileged to live on the top floor, so it will be just another reason for a stay at the Royal Orchid Sherraton, should not only be "One night in Bangkok".
February 16, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by dayoff Value
great location due to view of the water and easy access to water transporations (boat). But not always easy to catch a cab front of the the hotel. stayed here several times since 2010 (rotate between W, Westin, and Sheration Grand) but room conditions seem to be hit or miss. During this trip, the room seemed littled more damp and had rather unpleasant scent. I asked to have my room changed, but was told it was already a non-smoking room/floor. Thus, asked to have someone come up and spray scent deordeorizer/sanitizer..but could not get rid of the scent. I would recmmend the hotel to place air purifier or have one available in cases like this. Other than that... (altough room air quality is of great protion to any hotel experie3nce) great SPG recogniztion as I was upgraded and friendly staff.
October 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chabeli24 Honeymoon
We celebrated the beginning of our Honeymoon in this great city hotel. Our stay was very pleasent and the hotel is very good located. Only minus point was that we lost our mobile in the taxi and even with the registered number from the concierge they were not able to find it. Disapointing a little bit as we didn't understand why the staff is taking the time to write down each taxi number if it is anyway useless.
Otherwise it was a very nice stay and we really enjoyed.
September 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gemdragon Great location away from the city centre
If you are looking for a relaxing stay in Bangkok away from the traffic and congestion, this is the place to stay. We stayed in the deluxe family room with the children (which consisted of two interconnecting river view rooms) on the 11th Floor. The rooms were spacious and inviting. The hotel pools were perfect at the end of a long hot day out. The connection to the River Side shopping centre offered a great dining opportunity (The River View restaurant was the kids favourite) as well as some shopping. On the bottom level of the River View shopping centre was a family mart supermarket for all of the basic grocery needs and the kids loved the McDonalds ice cream take out in the same location. The hotel offered a free transfer to the skytrain (which we did not use) and also was located right next to the No 3 river taxi stop (which was a great way of reaching the Grand Palace avoiding the traffic). The staff were friendly and helpful - the lifeguard on each evening (I did not get his name) was an absolutely star with a friendly smile and lots of helpful information. Our son celebrated his 16th birthday during our stay and the hotel offered a complimentary birthday cake which was perfect for making his day that little bit more special. The only down side was on the final morning when a person entered our kids room unannounced which was a bit of a shock. The hotel advised it was a member of housekeeping but this was very worrying as they entered without knocking at all! All in all a fab place to stay in a quiet location right alongside the river - perfect for a family stop and to use as a base for exploring Bangkok and taking excursions further afield but just be aware to place valuables away.
June 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Muppetts Hotel Experience
On the 2 occasions we stayed to break our journey we found the hotel staff went out of their way to assist us with very early departures. The bar & dinning room people were incredable and the seafood buffet was brilliant. All the food tasted fresh & was flaversom. The hole atmosfere was elegant & relaxing with good entertainment. The cocierge departments actions for our protection with Taxis to go outside the hotel was reassuring. Thank you Thailand Shereton
October 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JandJ14 Fantastic Staff
We started our honeymoon at his hotel and could not have asked for anything better!!
The food was great, the room was great, but the staff were the best!! The Services manager had our best interests in mind right from the beginning! Thank you Nimit! You were such a gracious host for my wife and I. The convenience of the shuttle boat to the pier was an excellent bonus! We cannot wait to return to the land of smiles!!
February 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Grainger The hotel staff
The staff at the bar were excellent, front desk staff needs to understand English
May 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Henkcbx upgrade to the towerrooms
On arrival we were asked if we wanted an upgrade to the tower , we accepted the offer , and we were happy we did , free laundry , free cocktail's and snacks . we asked for the air conditioner temp to be adjusted it was 21C inside the room.
Asked this after the first night at the desk.
Sleeping was not a problem in the cold but you could not sit for a long period in the room....
we enjoyed our stay and the view from room 2703
October 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by GCA14 This Hotel has it all.
Very pleasant property and facilities, great view of the River.Excellent food and service at all the venues. Great Pools. Front office staff very helpful as was Concierge.Nice kiosk for incidentals and reading material. Loved the Feature Band The Beatles in the Lobby Bar.
Top management very engaging and good to have their interest. Will most certainly be back.
March 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Manop The last time to stay here
I drove a car with my family to check in your hotel on 31 Aug.'13 but The door man unhelpful us untill I asked him to remove my bag, He got it and pushed the door shut very strong. It was the first time someone do like that with me. I was very angry and then the asist. front mng. has decided to solve the problem.
But from this event. I'm so sorry to told you, I've decided that was the last time to stay here.
September 2, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by mete Club Lounge
i think Staffs in Club Lounge could be much more smiling and helpful.
July 31, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by 2222 Check out
I was not impressed with this process. The cashier said we had used some items which we knew were simply moved to another place in the room( water with red cap). He eventually removed the charge but that is not the point. I asked that I received an email from him confirming that indeed we did not use the items and that they were still in the room. My credibility is important to me. It was not the costs.
May 31, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by spider219 great service and value for money
While the hotel has great features it is the staff and their service that standout. The staff are very welcoming friendly but very professional in their duties. From check-in to check-out to ordering taxis all ran like clockwork. Our stay was made even more enjoyable by the entertainment in the lounge each night. I feel the hotel was let down by its location and access to public transport.
November 6, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by SafetyWizard Business Conference
I was at this hotel for a business conference. Every aspect of the service and facilities at this hotel were superb. The morning breakfast buffet had exceptional variety of good quality foods. The room was spotless and quiet. There was also a much wider selection channels on the TV than I am used to at international hotels. Overall, there isn't much more that I could ask for in a hotel.
March 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Borrie311 Royal Orchid
Our stay at the Royal Orchid Sheraton was most enjoyable, with fantastic view of the river.
I found the Hotel to be in a good location to get to all the places we wanted to go to.
Very friendly, clean & spacious room. A nice central bar area with once again lovely friendly service.
Would 100% stay at this Hotel again.
March 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 Beautiful
Being on the river was incredible. The views, the hotel, the staff were all wonderful! Breakfast in the hotel was extraordinary!! There's also a really nice restaurant around the corner that also has a spa and everything was awesome!! There is a company on the first floor where you can book tours and get information. This was one of the best vacation experiences I've ever had! :-)
June 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by garmey holiday
brilliant position next to the river, great staff, relaxing hotel
July 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BVal Fabulous place to stay alone the river
This is a must place to stay when visiting Bangkok. The river reive is amazing. The hotel shuttle boat (ultra comfortable) makes it easy to connect to sky train. The service and friendlyness of staff is awesome.
The pools are fantastic and so is Sambal bar by the river and pier. Awesome food and drinks! Plus they made the Siam Sunray for us which wasn't on the menu.
September 9, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by MaverickMRAW No longer an Amazing BKK hotel
This hotel used to be special and unique Bangkok hotel. Over the passing years newer hotels have sprung up all over town while the Royal Orchid has become rather staid and tired. The room, while clean was bland and basic, with noticeable wear and tear of the furniture. Room service menu missing pages and falling apart.
Breakfast buffet was a large affair, but impersonal and felt more like a large cafeteria and staff, while smiling seemed overworked and rushed.
Public areas were fine but just bland and unmemorable. Even the pool area in Portuguese Embassy garden seemed tired.
Location wise, its a bit to far to walk to to Silom area, but the shuttle boat to the BTS train stain was a nice touch.
I feel Starwood are targeting this property more towards tour groups as they have better located business hotels in BKK.
Overall, just found this once impressive hotel has become rather bland.
July 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by lee1808 Very satisfied and enjoyable stay
I stay on this hotel for leisure trip. Overall I am very pleased with the service.
The room is very comfortable, clean with a stunning view of chao phraya river.
The associate are very nice, polite and attentive.
The hotel is outside of the city, but there is complimentary shuttle boat from the hotel to sky train station.
I highly recommend this hotel!
March 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Deb50 Still excellent
It has been 8 years since we stayed at this hotel and there has obviously been cosmetic changes but it still remains our favourite hotel in Bangkok - incredibly efficient and friendly service which makes this hotel a standout . Nimit at the front desk should be commended on his service . Great river views and convenient location. We will be back!!
March 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jimtraveller A great stay
Stayed at this hotel with my dad during our visit to Bangkok.
We got upgraded to a junior suite. The river view was amazing.
The club lounge is so spacious, and the food offering was wonderful! We always looked forward to going to the lounge when we came back from our sight seeing outside.
Wonderful place and wonder staff.
October 6, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by David55 Location by the river suits me
The pool area and generous garden grounds give this hotel a resortlike feeling, even though you are in a large city. Staying right on the banks of a charming river bustling with life only added to our excitement. There is great food to be found both in and around the hotel, and I recommend this hotel warmly for its service and nice atmosphere.
July 30, 2012