Banyan Tree hotel, Bangkok
The 327 rooms hotel is located at South Sathorn road close to several embassies. The hotel is famous for its rooftop bar/restaurant Vertigo.
I had a one-bedroom suite there for which I paid something around THB 6.5k++, price/value was ok for it. The rooms aren’t most modern anymore but still fine and the design is pleasent. The executive lounge is ok and the little garden behind glasses of the lobby area and the basement area restaurant was a good idea.
The staff in general seems to be more on the slow end. I had luck with my check-in getting a helpful trainee who seemed to be much more eager to work than some of the other faces I saw around there.
The pool was a huge dissapointment, tiny for the amount of guests, but not many people use it there anyway. I didn’t try the spa, the staff on that flor in general wasn’t really attentive and helpful.
The views from Vertigo are great. The views aren’t as good as the ones at Sirocco, Lebua State Tower, but F&B is better at Vertigo – still not great though.
I had the opportunity to get a tour through the presidential suite which is pretty cool. Especially the living room is spectacular with a large dining table at a stylish window and the possibility to look down on it from a flor above (duplex suite).
The person who introduced me to the room told me the rate for it would be only THB 35k++. I can only suppose that this was a wrong price quote, I guess the real published rate should be around double that price. The trees inside the suite aren’t real ones but still this presidenial suite is unique from its style in Bangkok.