Shangri-La Hotel

89 Soi Wat Suan Plu, Charoen Krung (New Rd.), Bangkok, 10500, Thailand

One of Bangkok's most prestigious riverfront properties, the Shangri-La rivals even the more famous Mandarin Oriental. Crystal chandeliers illuminate the palatial marble lobby, and the adjacent lounge offers a marvelous view of the Chao Phraya River through floor-to-ceiling windows. The peace of the gardens is interrupted only by the puttering of passing boats. The pool with its own mini-island is real showpiece. In the luxurious Krungthep Wing, a separate tower across the garden, the rooms are larger and quieter, with balconies overlooking the river—a rare treat in Bangkok. Enjoy a drink at the elegant Long Bar and make sure to pay a visit to the fine chocolate shop.

PROS

  • breathtaking lobby
  • gorgeous pool and terrace
  • private balconies available

CONS

  • older wing not as nice as newer area
  • slightly impersonal feel
  • buffet breakfast costs extra

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Sophisticated
Central
Grande Dame

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 02-236–7777

HOTEL DETAILS

802 rooms, 66 suites
Rate Includes: No meals

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