Friday, May 12, 2017

Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok: A Riverside Luxury

Located on the banks of the vibrant Chao Phraya River, Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok is a famous landmark in the city with its two adjacent towers - the Shangri-La Wing and the Krungthep Wing, comprising a total of 802 guest rooms. From Suvarnabhumi International Airport, it took our Uber ride about 40 minutes before reaching the vast drive way of the hotel where a staff immediately opened the door and greeted us with a warm and genuine smile.

Shangri-La's signature fragrance is strong enough to refresh but mild enough to calm and relax, just what we needed after a bumpy flight from Manila. Since we were staying in one of the Horizon Club rooms at the Shangri-La Wing, the staff ushered us to the club floor for check-in.

More on the amazing Horizon Club Lounge later.

Horizon Club Rooms depicts the charming old Siam with its rich wood flooring that leads to the carpeted sleeping area, Thai art decors, grand chandelier and gold accents. 

Our luxurious king bed was always a welcome retreat after a hot day exploring the city.

Room amenities include an LED satellite television with in-house movie channels, a day bed overlooking the Chao Phraya River, complimentary high-speed internet, an executive writing desk, electronic safe suitable for laptops, a fully-stocked mini bar, complimentary water, coffee and tea, plush slippers and bathrobes, ironing facility and bedside controls for the lights and curtains.

The marble-floored bathroom contains L'Occitane and other premium Shangri-La toiletries, cotton towels, hair dryer, a soaking tub and a separate glass-enclosed shower.

Apart from the river view, the outdoor swimming pool can also be admired from our room. Too bad we had a hectic schedule that we were not able to squeeze in even a quick dip.

Waking up to a beautiful sunrise with this fantastic view is something I am extremely grateful for. And coming home at night to an even more mesmerizing sight never fails to give me chills thinking how lucky I am to be able to enjoy such view even for a limited period of time.

Life is indeed beautiful!

Pros: Great accessible location with an amazing view of Chao Phraya River, free shuttle to/from Asiatique, luxurious hotel amenities, attentive and hospitable staff, and well-maintained rooms.

Cons: Nothing because we loved everything about Shangri-La Bangkok that we didn't want to leave!


Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok
89 Soi Wat Suan Plu, New Road

Bangrak, Bangkok, Thailand
Tel.: (662) 236-7777

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