Le Royal Meridien

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by thebigfella on October 6, 2003

We stayed here at the Royal Meridien for two nights (originally) on our third visit to Bangkok.

Entry to the Royal Meridien is via a central courtyard which is shared with it's sister Hotel - Le Meridien President. At the steps, you are greeted by one of the many well-spoken and polite porters who immediately relieve you of your luggage, and in our case, our children!

The Thai people have a childlike sense of fun and are perfect companions for children. From the moment we entered the hotel we were treated with utmost respect at all times and our children were given presidential treatment, with the porters and waiting staff lining up to fuss them!! This was a great help particularly while we were waiting to check-in. Never have we had such a warm welcome at a hotel, in any country.

As we had our children, we booked into a double room with an adjoining twin room. As our children are two-year-old boys, it was necessary to childproof the room and so a team of hotel staff were quickly on the scene to set about stripping the room of all fixtures and fittings. This is a requirement when our children stay in hotels as they attended the Keith Moon School of Hotel Bedroom Behaviour.

During our stay I suffered an accident and without any fuss my wife and two children were immediately upgraded to a larger suite and appointed their own nanny and chauffeur, while I convalesced in hospital!

One word -- superb. The "royal" part of the name is spot on as you really do feel as though you are royalty. Everything you could want is backed up by prompt and friendly service. Why would you stay anywhere else?

Plaza Athenee Bangkok, A Royal Meridien Hotel
61 Wireless Road
Bangkok, Thailand, 10330


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