One of Bangkok's leading hotels for many years, the Four Seasons attracts local society for morning coffee and afternoon tea in the formal lobby, where a string quartet often plays. There are plenty of shops off the courtyard, and what is arguably the city's best pool. The large rooms are decorated with silk-upholstered furniture. The best rooms overlook the racetrack, but ask for a high floor so that the Skytrain doesn't block the view. The quartet of pricier "cabana rooms," with private patios that look onto a small garden with a lotus pond, are exquisite. Be sure to indulge in the signature fragrant-oil massage while you're here. Rates fall dramatically outside of peak times.
May 5, 2009
Over the past few months, have had the pleasure of once again staying at this cherished property for work. Most recent visit for meetings was late-November, 2012. (My initial business stays at the hotel were back in the day when she was called The Regent. And, should add I've reviewed this hotel in the past for Fodors.) Wonderful and unfailingly consistent service. I've become good friends with some of the superb management and staff; some
of the friendships date back over a decade. One of the joys of staying at this hotel is the magnificent lap pool. I savour those dawn workouts. Always and most gratefully honoured by the fine and most accommodating pool staff. My corporate rate bookings include a deluxe view room and access to the hotel's serene executive lounge. By now, staff and management know my preferred room, floor and welcome tea service upon in-room, check-in. Seamless and gracious, from arrival to departure. Always a pleasure, staying with great friends and staff for work and the occasional leisure stay. (Re the latter, can also highly vouch for the hotel's truly special cabana lodgings; quite romantic and peaceful.) Savour your times at a lovely locale.