Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel&Towers, Bangkok
This huge 740 rooms hotel was formerly owned by Thai Airways, therefore named after their loyalty program and later sold to the Starwood group. It is located close to Mandarin Oriental and Shangri-la hotel, directly opposite from Millennium Hilton. It reminds a bit of Bangkok in its 80s and it captures an old charm.
I had a THB 6k++ tower executive suite there which has a nice view.
Negative is that things look older and maintenance isn’t good. I mean there was water dripping down directly over the front desk at the lobby, eventually on plenty of documents lieing around and nobody seemed to bother with it to regard it as an immediate task to work on. But the laid back attitude, old uniforms, old interior and friendly spirit of staff also enable you to dream back into a former Bangkok. Someday they will have to major renovate it but they should watch out that things don’t become too sterile (tourist ghetto) like in the Shangri-la hotel. The staff is similar like in the Shangri-la hotel in terms of speed, more on the slow side, I guess I still prefer the Royal Orchid Sheraton overall a bit more because of a slightly more authentic, friendly staff and because of the old spirit being alive.
The 2 pools are ok, they are nothing fantastic. The garden around the pool in the back is nice, they even have peacocks freely walking around there !
The gym is ok, not great. Breakfast is alright, not great. The pool area and F&B is much better at Anantara riverside.
They have a Mandara spa, just like the Anantara riverside. It looks inviting. They offer free boat shuttles to Saphan Taksin station (BTS connection).