27 South Sathorn Road, Tungmahamek, Sathorn, Bangkok, 10120, Thailand
Metropolitan Hotel Bangkok
The room is large, clean and aethetically pleasing. The bathroom is huge with separate bath tub and shower facilities. A kettle is available, and so is a Bodum coffee pressor. Ice is provided daily and potable water is also replenished regularly. Like most Thai hotels, toothbrushes are NOT provided free-of-charge but they are available cheaply elsewhere. A Bose CD player is available, and so is a DVD player. The LCD TV screen is huge and has CNN, HBO, Starworld, ESPN, BBC etc. One light did not work in my room but since the room was so nice and airy, I did not bother to have it fixed. Not much of a view even though I stayed on a high floor. Food from the 2 restaurants, Glow and Cyan are decent, but I prefer Glow more than Cyan. Service is affable with staff greeting you cheerfully as you stroll in and out of the hotel. Housekeeping threw away my contact lenses by mistake, even though I wrote a note in English and left it near my lenses. The Duty Manager, Citraporn, took the initiative to reimburse a new pair which I made. US$110 a night.
Unique Quality: Just next to the Banyan Tree Hotel, the Metropolitan hotel is very close to other top quality hotels. It is also close to Baan Khanitha (http://www.baan-khanitha.com/), a top-quality Thai restaurant with excellent service, approximately 2000 baht per person for a meal. About 400 metres from the Lumphini MRT station (10 mins walk) and about 800 metres from Sala Daeng BTS station (20 mins walk). Walk along Sathorn Road to reach Lumphini MRT station and walk along Soi Sala Daeng to reach Sala Daeng BTS station. Behind Lumphini MRT station is the Suan Lum Night Bazaar, a tourist-friendly night bazaar with plenty of food/drinks and goods on offer. Shops are very well-organized. Also near Lumphini MRT station is a shopping mall, housing Starbucks, Whittard of Chelsea, a hair salon, dental clinic and Boots pharmacy.
Directions: At the heart of the business district of Central Bangkok. About 400 metres from the Lumphini MRT station (10 mins walk) and about 800 metres from Sala Daeng BTS station (20 mins walk). About 45 mins by taxi, 450 Baht from Airport.
At this very moment, I'M IN HEAVEN! I am checked into a beautiful (zen yet comtemporary) hotel in Thailand. There is a Bose sound system in the room and I'm listening to the wonderful latest album by Kings of Convenience. An hour ago I had an amazing shower infused with scents of lemongrass coupled with a little piece of loofah. And an hour before that I was soaking- almost naked, cos it was impromptu- in the spa's Jacuzzi, after a workout at the gym... Now I sit at the desk in the room, in my fluffy robe (lemongrass still permeates the room). My job in Phuket, scheduled for next week is cancelled, but right now; I don't give a ***...
TAKES STYLE AND DESIGN TO THE HIPPEST HEIGHTS
This hotel is a sister hotel to The Metropolitan in London at a fraction of the cost. My room was large, comfortable, modern and scrumptious. The bar at the hotel was an urbane scene. The staff was helpful and kind. I felt so coooooooooool staying here. Well worth the cost.
Unique Quality: Tucked away in a great location, this former YMCA carries architectural design way into the future with fantastic results.
More about Metropolitan Bangkok
Bussing around Bangkok is easy and cheap too:
Public buses are plentiful and cheap, with a minimum fare of 3.50 baht to most destinations within metropolitan Bangkok. 3 kinds of Air-conditioned buses charge 6-16, 10 and 12 Baht. Air-conditioned microbuses charge a flat fare of 20 Baht on all routes. A Bus Route Map is available at most hotels, bookshops and the TAT office on Ratchadamnoen Avenue for 35 Baht.
(For Bangkok transportation go here: www.bts.co.th)
Public buses are plentiful and cheap, with a minimum fare of 3.50 baht to most destinations within metropolitan Bangkok. Air-conditioned buses have minimum and maximum fares of 8 and 18 baht, respectively. Air-conditioned micro-buses charge a flat fare of 25 baht all routes. A Bus Route Map is available at bookshops and the TAT office.
Taxis cruising city streets are metred. They charge a minimum of 35 baht for the first 3 kilometres, and approximately 5 baht per kilometre thereafter. Make sure you have change, as taxi drivers often don’t! Passengers must pay tolls in the case of using an expressway.
These three-wheeled ‘open-air’ motorised taxis are popular for short journeys. Fares must be bargained in advance. Minimum fares, for journeys of up to 3 kilometres, are approximately 30 baht.
BTS Sky Trains
BTS sky trains ply along Sukhumvit, Silom and Phahonyothin roads. The routes connect Bangkok’s leading hotels and major shopping areas such as Siam Square, Silom, Ratchaprasong and Chatuchak Weekend Market. The fare ranges from 10-40 baht according to the distance. For more information, contact the Bangkok Mass Transit System at tel: 0 2617 7300 or visit www.bts.co.th
Taxis that are even more unusual, though equally convenient, are the river taxis that ply the Chao Phraya River. Some are just cross river ferries, but others serve the many landing stages on both banks and cover a route that goes up as far as the northern suburb of Nonthaburi.
This place is simply beautiful.
Quite tucked away and unassuming compared to some of the other more world renowned hotel chains but delightfully so.
The lobby is grand and spacious but full of minimalism and stone. A sweeping staircase takes you up to their funky organic restaurant "Glow" or down to their exclusive resident/special person only Met Bar. Both are visually stunning although the bar was quite quiet at 8.30pm on a Friday.
The main restaurant and breakfast room is C'yan - again beautiful with the option of eating outside overlooking the pool if preferred. "Breakfast included" options were better than most full hotel menus, as was the buffet.
The service, as you might expect, was immaculate. The Como Shambhala spa and its amazing facilities a total bargain compared to London spa prices but the rooms were the piece de resistance. We had a large kingsize room and everything about it oozed luxury. No chintz, just lots of darkwood, stone and beige. Not for the traveller who wants carpet and gold taps. In fact, the bathroom/shower room (or should that be house) was bigger than most bedrooms I have stayed in.
Stunning stunning stunning.
Absolutely one of the Best Hotels!!
Where do I begin!? Simply one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in! The staff, the decor, the room - just the best.
It's very modern, contemporary and stunningly beautiful.
Upon entering the hotel you're met by an army of greeters at the door dressed in fabulous Yoji Yamamoto black fashion. Smiles everywhere as we proceeded to the front desk. You're pleasantly greeted and escorted to your room after registration.
We had the Met Room on the 10th floor overlooking the front (you MUST ask for pool view. The alternative is the back of the hotel which isn't pleasant). The room was huge with a sitting area and a bowl of exotic fruit on the table that's refreshed every morning. The bathroom is a religious experience with a deep tub and walk up shower. They offer in-room internet hookup and they were more than happy to come up and help hook us up when we weren't successful doing it ourselves.
It offers two wonderful restaurants, Glow, on the 2nd floor offering fresh, organic plates and C'yan, to the right of the reception desk, where several romantic dinners were had and overlooking the pool. You'll also love The Met Bar. Wonderful, fun and exclusive.
We returned a week later to spend New Year's Eve and they threw a great party with fireworks at the front gate upon the witching midnight hour.
I would absolutely stay here again and recommend it highly to anyone who stays in Bangkok.
Funky but certainly not perfect...
This hotel used to be YMCA and so the hotel has had to work within these restrictions. Note that the 'standard' room booked via sites such as expedia and other discounters is actually called a city room. Although, as other reviewers have described the rooms are furnished with dark wood furntiture, complimented by funky artwork and fittings. The city room, however, is absolutely tiny - shocking so for a 5 star hotel. It is ok for a single traveller but there really isn't much space for a couple (room is a mere 29 square metres). Furniture is crammed in and the outlet for the aircondioning is right above the bed and therefore is very noisy. Despite the hotel only being 60% full the reception staff were very reluctant to resolve our issues with the room - after a sleepless first night in the shoebox city room they eventually upgraded us to a studio room which was much bigger at 43 square metres but faced a brick wall!!! (the vast majority of rooms are called met rooms and are approx 50 square metres). Not a great start to our stay, and not what we would have expected from a Como hotel having stayed at their other properties and had a wonderful time. However, that being said the hotel is very modern and funkily designed. The spa is excellent and the under-used gym is absolutely huge! Pool is quite small so it can be difficult to get a lounger at times. Both Cyan and Glow restaurants offer tasty, healthy and inspirational food. Met bar is full of Bangkok's beautiful people but doesn't really get going until 11.30pm. Overall, a good modern small alternative to the other huge, old-fashioned 5 star hotels in Bangkok, but beware book a studio room at the very least! For a first time visitor to Bangkok I perhaps would recommend a hotel on the river eg Peninsula or one closer to the sights, but for returning visitors then the Metropolitan provides an interesting and different alternative.
Contemporary Asian style meets Thai hospiltality
If you are in for contemporary, cool Asian interior design and if you love attentive service then you have a home in Bangkok. Hospitality and competence of the personnel are outstanding, even for Thai standards.
Rooms are not very large but have a relaxing, generous feel to them.
Creature comforts are an outdoor pool big enough for exercise, a restaurant, a bistro and a basement bar.
Conveniently located, next door to the better-know Sukhothai hotel and Lumpini park. The trip into the historical center by taxi and water bus is ca. 45 minutes (due to congestion a trip doesn't get any shorter in Bangkok).
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Stayed at this hotel for 2 nights and thought it was good value. Rooms are a bit small but in general the hotel was comfortable in a convenient location next to Banyan Tree hotel and Sukothai hotel. If you are a health concious person, you must try their organic breakfast on the 2/F, its fantastic!!! For a short stay i highly recommend the Metropolitan.
FOUR WINGS HOTEL
Some rated it as a 5 star and some gave it 4 star. The price however is extremely affordable. Your input will be much appreciated.
Hotel room-- is this a quiet hotel with clean environment?
Hotel-- is the location good?
Re: FOUR WINGS HOTEL
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Address: 27 South Sathorn Road, Tungmahamek, Sathorn, Bangkok, 10120, Thailand