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Review: Rosewood Bangkok

Review: Rosewood Bangkok

Old Jun 12, 19, 3:21 pm
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Review: Rosewood Bangkok

The short

A very luxurious homey feel to the room compared to the minimalist PH mess across the street.

Check-in
Seamless. Took the hotel car from previous dump and driver radioed ahead to ground staff. Immediately escorted to the 20th floor Manor Suite by a butler, signed the check-in form and left to settle in. Butler offered to unpack for us but we prefer to fo it ourselves.

A bottle of Billecart Salmon, a beautiful nut-free Rum Baba from Lakorn Patisserie, an edible Mandarin desert and freshly cut mango were waiting for us. We told @BESVISOR of our preferences for cut fruit in the room (in lieu of a fruit basket) and the hotel was always willing to oblige with freshly cut mangosteens, mangoes and rambutans.







The Room

We booked a Deluxe room using Rosewood Elite @BESVISOR and received a 20th floor Manor Suite facing Chitlom and Central Embassy. Rosewood Elite also gave us full daily breakfast at Lakorn Brasserie or room service and 15% treatments at SENSE spa (which we took advantage of!).

The suite felt much more luxurious and homey than PH with premium touches like Frette bedding, bone china dishware and a top of the line TOTO washlet that would be found at any top Tokyo luxury hotel.













Butler Service

Anyone booking a suite will have access to the Rosewood Butler service. I found the Chef Butler Nick to be an excellent resource. Always willing to help and do things when asked and had excellent English. He helped inflate pool toys, dry bathing suits and was always bringing us morsels to sample. They will also make tea or coffee in the morning like a StR butler.

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Old Jun 13, 19, 1:07 am
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The Pool





A gorgeous frolicking pool (plus jacuzzi) but unfortunately doesn't get much sun due to placement under the Wat part of the hotel. A small number of chairs that will grow with cabanas. Sun adverse people will love it and you can also swim when it rains since it is covered. Cooling breezes due to building design is a nice plus.
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Inquiring minds need to know: how low can it go?
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Not a huge fan of the design based on the photos, but perhaps it looks better in real life?
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Originally Posted by Kilian Zoll View Post
Not a huge fan of the design based on the photos, but perhaps it looks better in real life?
Feels much more homey than PH due to our butler and all the high quality touches, fixtures and furnishings.
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More pool pics



​Absolutely spoiled to have this pool to ourselves. The temperature differential between here and rhe Skywalk must be 5 degrees. Just so breezy and calm. I'd best describe it as an indoor pool that's outside.​​​​​​

Laps are possible or just pool floats.



The most sun you'll get at the pool.
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Old Jun 14, 19, 11:09 pm
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Peanut allergies

It can be VERY, VERY hard for someone with peanut or tree nut allergies in Bangkok but this Rosewood did a great job in handling my peanut allergy. I'm fine with tree nuts.

Wanted to devote a section in this thread to it.

Sometimes, they were almost too overzealous and this affected my partner's dishes because Lakorn staff thought it was for me.



Looks like crushed peanut in the Moo Ping sauce but it's actually crispy, crushed rice! Totally fooled me and I actually didn't touch it until the server explained what it was.



This dish was changed from having Nutella in it to no nuts at all. My wife had wanted to try the original dish.



I thought it was a Chocolate Praline filled ganache cake but our butler said it was jasmine??

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Personally I'm not too impressed from the pictures, service of course can't shown on pictures.
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Originally Posted by offerendum View Post
Personally I'm not too impressed from the pictures, service of course can't shown on pictures.
I'm not the most gifted phone photographer.

It's hard to get excited for another luxury Bangkok city hotel. Only the Siam pictures ever impressed me in Bangkok.
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Hallway - 16°C

They somehow set both vents on both sides to blast the hallway leading to the suite. Your personal ice walk. @bhrubin

Bedroom - was told this experiment would end in divorce.

Living area - 18°C.

I would say any AC issues were an isolated problem due to the hotel opening sooner than it should have.
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Bedroom - was told this experiment would end in divorce.
ROFLMAO

Please don’t! While I always love to know for certain that a hotel suite/bedroom can cool to below 19 C, I never hope for marital messes on my account. Well, except for @MacMyDay and his beautiful new bride, since that’s just good fun. And since they’d never turn on air con anyway!
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Great review. Why are the Sky Pool Studios still not bookable?
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Originally Posted by m0hamed View Post
Great review. Why are the Sky Pool Studios still not bookable?
I have no idea because I'm curious as well. I stayed again last week for a quick weekend stay but spent more time in the spa and F&B outlets than the room.
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After finding out Toto toilets are few and far between at PH Bangkok, I've decided to abandon WOH and book my first time in Bangkok at Rosewood. For my dates, the "Sense of Bangkok" package is ~10% cheaper than Virtuoso rate. While the package rate lacks mention of upgrade, it does include a one-way transfer which I would have booked with hotel or third-party anyway. Other hard benefits are similar between the two rates. Wondering which one others who have stayed already here would go with?

Do any of the Bangkok hotel bars have regular live music a la PH Tokyo New York Bar?
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Originally Posted by princesakura View Post
After finding out Toto toilets are few and far between at PH Bangkok, I've decided to abandon WOH and book my first time in Bangkok at Rosewood. For my dates, the "Sense of Bangkok" package is ~10% cheaper than Virtuoso rate. While the package rate lacks mention of upgrade, it does include a one-way transfer which I would have booked with hotel or third-party anyway. Other hard benefits are similar between the two rates. Wondering which one others who have stayed already here would go with?

Do any of the Bangkok hotel bars have regular live music a la PH Tokyo New York Bar?
I would book through a Rosewood Elite agent and ask for the Sense of Bangkok package. Their 7 Series limo is much nicer than AOT or other third party services.
MO Bangkok will have a jazz pianist and/or live singer for sure.
Lennon's is a top floor LP bar at Rosewood. It has the NY Bar and Grill feel to it. Highly recommend it.
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