Getting to the Shangrila Hotel in Bangkok Traffic!
If there is anything sure about Bangkok, it’s the traffic! Taking cabs from after work can be crazy and expensive, especially if heading by the riverside historic part of the city where the Oriental and Shangrila Hotel are.
In a rush, there are a bunch of options that are great to navigate especially in my case when I had a major appointment in Shangrila Hotel but the cab I took was seriously falling asleep in the slow-moving line of cars.
There is the MRT (subway) or the BTS (aboveground monorail) conveniently located. For me, it was convenient to get off at the Saphan Taksin station near the waterfront (after I had to change a train in the main interchange hub called Siam). Once you get down, get off at Exit 2 of Saphan Taksin and head around the corner right to the side entrance of the Shangrila Hotel. [more]
Best Japanese Food in Bangkok!
The Edogin Japanese Restaurant at the Shangrila Hotel is one of the best restaurants for authentic Japanese food in Bangkok! I was rushing after work and headed there right from the Bangkok Sky Train from the riverside where the hotel is located! The good thing is that it’s super close by the monorail station!
Usually Japanese food is some kind of Thai fusion, and though affordable not as delicate or balanced in flavor—mainly smothered in teriyaki sauce. But the Edogin restaurant, a smallish size restaurant had excellent service and very friendly staff to make our meal of sushi, sake, tempura udon a lovely one. We were celebrating a friend’s birthday and promotion at work!!! [more]
The Shangri-La lobby bar and restaurant
I figured that the hotel had a responsibility to look after what must be quite a large number of guests who still wanted to just eat normally on this day without having to be forced to eat a huge buffet, with the huge bill that would result. In the end we found out that the lobby bar and restaurant was open as normal until 9pm, but after this time, a special 2,500 (US$80) baht per head compulsory cover charge would be levied for the night. It seems that even normal hotel guests would not be safe from this. 2,500 baht was not too bad in comparison to the expensive buffet, but although it included two drinks, it was still quite a large amount. [more]
Further Ratings (Average 4.7 of 5):
- Hotels.com: 9.40 of 10
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