Very good value for location, amenities, service, etc.Comment of M. John , United States the 2015-02-05
"Great central location, great executive lounge, awesome pools"
Having stayed four nights with my family at this hotel, I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel. It is a great base from which to explore Bangkok. There are a lot of different reviews, so let me sum up what I think are the major pros and cons of staying here. Pros: * Brilliant views over the river, from the pools to the rooms, to the executive lounge. * Great executive lounge, worth it if SPG platinum or reasonable package price. * Quick access to freeways to other parts of Bangkok via taxi, and right next door to Chao Phraya express boat terminal (14 Baht per ride). * Hotel boat to the skytrain station (very classy), every 30 minutes from ~10am. * I found the hotel staff in every instance and circumstance to be incredibly helpful. * Two different pools - one a bit more kid focussed and another perfectly adequate for laps early in the morning. Cons: * Hotel is a little dated - not drastically but is not stunningly fresh. * There is not much immediately around the hotel to walk to do - you need to taxi or boat or train to places like Chinatown. Kind of fun, but requires effort. * With being on the river comes the downside of a bit of noise - nothing terribly worrisome but includes the party boats at night.
"Fantastic hotel "
Just left the royal orchid Sheraton after a two night stay! I can't actually fault anything! From the moment we arrived everything was perfect! We arrived earlier that the usual Check in time but only had to wait half an hour for our room (complimentary drink while we waited) We had a room on the 17th floor with amazing views of the river. The location of the hotel was good lots of food stalls right outside and tuks tuks always on hand. During my stay it was my birthday so my partner ordered champagne as a surprise after a day out! They also left flowers, a fruit platter and a delicious chocolate cake complete with candles. The shuttle boat to the sky train is great as well. I honestly had the best two days in Bangkok and would definitely recommend this hotel.
"Cheese and wine"
For 599++ you can enjoy a great selection of cheese and wine. There were lots of choices of bread and crackers. There was even a raclette station. If you don't like cheese there are some other canapes but the cheese is the main event. There is also a dessert station with mini creme brulees and brownies etc. You sit outside by the river, I would highly recommend this!
booked this Hotel on advice from a friend, couldn't fault it, the staff was very friendly and informative after arriving late evening he directed us to a very nice restaurant 600yds away, we tried the swimming pool it was outside with sun loungers around with waiter service if required. the Hotel was either a walk into the main shopping area or they had there own boat to whisk you further up the river to near the skyline train which was very hand to get around town. The rooms were excellent with the river view, beds very comfy the room was spacious, if I were going back to Bangkok I would book this Hotel again.
"3 nights in Bangkok"
We left the UK on Boxing day night and arrived here around teatime the next day - a very long journey and then an hours transfer (private) to our hotel. Very nice, large 5 star hotel on the river. We ate in the restaurant outside a couple of times and around the pool once. Not cheap but then what 5 star hotel is'! They have their own river boat which is free takes you down the river to the stop for the skytrain. We took a river taxi (right next door to the hotel) which was an experience to the Grand Palace - cheap as anything but very busy. We didn't know where to get off and actually got off at the wrong place and went into another temple! Got back on and then went to Palace - I didn't realise you should take your passport with you but if you don't have it don't worry you just sign in. Obviously the Thai people are still in mourning for the King and we say hundreds of thousands queuing all day to pay their respects. The Grand Palace is massive and is like a mini town - just follow the crowds and you will find it. We didn't do a tour just took ourselves and wandered around. WE also walked down the road to the massive Buddah. Then walked quite a way and jumped back on river taxi to the hotel. As we were massively jet lagged the fact that the beds were so comfy was great. Pool area nice as well.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM