The staff are extremely engaging, efficient, and extra attentive to your needs – you might find your problems being solved by them even before you knew you had them. The décor in its two wings, Shangri-La and Krungthep exudes the same luxurious professionalism even if they are of very different in style. The rooms are nothing short of coddling comfort. Its location, however, is what makes it truly unique.
Built in 1986 in the historical riverside neighborhood of Bang Rak, Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok has access to some of the most essential travelling experiences. Public transportation from the hotel is made easy with Saphan Taksin BTS station a 5-minute walk away. Transfer to a public boat in a pinch to go up and down the Chao Phraya river at the central Sathorn Pier which lies right underneath the train station. Famous local street and market eats line the main street of Charoen Krung running outside the hotel. Be sure to stop by Khao Kha Mu Trok Sung restaurant for nationally renowned stewed pork over rice. Opportunities for exploration within old shophouse neighborhoods is plentiful in the area.
Should you find yourself tired out by the capital’s bustling motion, retreat back into the hotel to take advantage of excellent facilities. The hotel’s free-form outdoor swimming pool is surrounded by lush tropical trees and offers a great vista of the river. For a complete escape from the world, you can visit CHI, The Spa for rejuvenating treatments based on Chinese medicine philosophies in meditative private suites. Lastly, visit any of the hotel restaurants for a sumptuous meal. Volti and NEXT2 Café are often voted best Italian and buffet in town respectively.
Bangkok’s Skytrain system connects the airport, river, shopping centers and markets. Take the Skytrain to Saphan Taksin station on the Silom Line. It’s a short walk to Shangri-La Krungthep Wing.
A short stroll from the Skytrain to Shangri-La hotel, enter by the Krungthep Wing. Take the elevator to the third floor and walk past meeting rooms, Chi Spa and the gym to Shangri-La lobby.
Bangkok taxis come in many colours and usually plentiful. Insist on using the meter and you will not find them expensive. In addition to the flag-fall and meter charge, you will need to pay the highway tolls.
Shangri-La provides limousines for airport transfers and chauffeured travel around the city. Contact Reservation to arrange collection from the airport or book your car with the concierge.