January 9, 2017
Hotel Review-St. Regis Bangkok
Straight to the Point
The St. Regis was a great hotel to stay at in Bangkok for a few days. It’s far cheaper than other St. Regis’s around the world at a starting price of $180 per night. The staff were all very friendly and helpful for a first timer in Bangkok like myself.
Hotels in Bangkok are crazy cheap in general. You can typically find five star resorts between the $100-$200 price range. If you don’t need a fancy hotel, the price drops even further. I booked the cheapest room they had at the St. Regis, a Deluxe Room with City View for $180 per night. Any time you find a St. Regis for that cheap, it’s a no brainer to book it as rates are typically much higher at most other cities in the world.
The check-in process here was certainly the most unique I’ve experienced. I had booked a car transfer from the airport to the hotel. As soon as my car pulled up to the hotel, my butler welcomed me to the St. Regis, took my bags, and escorted me straight to my room. (St. Regis rooms typically come with butler service). I entirely avoided the standard front desk check-in process. He showed me my room and filled out the necessary paperwork there. I suspect we avoided the standard check-in process because of the airport transfer I had scheduled. I’ve never experienced that before and I’m not sure how I feel about it. While it was nice to be escorted straight to my room, I like the regular check-in so this wasn’t exactly necessary.
Overall my room was very comfortable. It had a view of about half a golf course and part of the city. The bedding was great, I had a desk to work from if I needed, and the bathroom had two sinks which is quite helpful when you’re traveling with someone. The only annoying thing was the all glass shower, which means no privacy unless the bathroom doors are closed. This isn’t really a knock on St. Regis as pretty much all hotels are doing this design, I just don’t personally like it.
The only hotel restaurant I tried was Viu, which is located on the 12th floor lobby. Their breakfast spread was amazing. Sadly I forget to take photos! They had a huge buffet selection with a mix of Western and Asian food and drinks. It’s definitely worth waking up early to enjoy breakfast here. I wasn’t a fan of their lunch selection. Every time I popped in for lunch it was an a la carte menu and the options weren’t the best. Also, even though they have seven restaurants in the hotel, they seem to close them all down except for Viu from 11:00AM-2:00 PM. That’s what I was told when I asked what was open, even though the website lists different times.
Overall the St. Regis Bangkok was a good hotel and very comfortable. I’d have no problem staying here again although I’ll probably try another Starwood property just because I like trying new hotels. On a final note, the concierge staff were incredibly helpful here. Definitely don’t hesitate to ask them any questions about the city.