Mahanakhon Tower is planted right in the middle of Bangkok’s CBD, along a busy Sathorn Road intersection. At first glance, this forest of glass and steel isn’t the most inspiring, but you’ll find Sathorn Soi 10 and leafy Soi Suan Phlu around the corner. Many of the city’s best restaurants, including neo-German Sühring, refined Thai Saawaan and David Thompson’s Aksorn, are a short taxi ride away, while the Chong Nonsi BTS station right outside the hotel connects you to all corners of the city for a few minutes. baht.
Service standards at top Bangkok hotels are among the highest in the region, and here is no exception. More (emphasis here) of the staff, a mix of lively Thais and young expats, were a chatty, smiling bunch – though, particularly in the restaurants, not always the quickest.
The staff were lovely with my four year old (they prepared very thoughtful gifts for him) and extra beds could be arranged – but the hotel is more suitable for those traveling without children.
Beyond the basics – glass water bottles, paper straws – nothing more. Also, customers have to write their breakfast order on checklists printed on card stock – I would have liked to see a greener alternative.
Yes, there are two Deluxe King rooms that are wheelchair accessible and all restaurants are accessible without stairs.
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Guests receive free tickets to the glass-bottomed SkyWalk at the top of the King Power Mahanakhon Tower (314 meters above the ground!). It’s a popular place for tourists, so the lines for the elevator tend to be long. Save yourself the wait by combining it with sunset drinks and dinner at Ojo – which will give you fast-track access to the SkyWalk upstairs.
Hotel address: 114 Narathiwas Road, Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500
Price from: £165