Crowne Plaza Bangkok Lumpini Park is a luxury hotel in the heart of Silom, Bangkok’s business district and very close to Lumpini park. It is only a couple of minutes walk to both Silom and Sala Deang stations, which means within two stops I can be in the central shopping district of Bangkok. The Crowne Plaza is also within a 10 minute walking distance of the famous Patpong night market in Bangkok. This location makes this hotel well suited for both business and leisure travellers. What is a bit unusual is that the hotel starts at the 23rd floor, it means that all rooms have impressive views over Bangkok. At the ground floor there is staff to help you with your luggage and there is also a small coffee shop to grab some last minute things for when you leave the hotel.
The reception area was impressive as it had a huge atrium. The decor was classy and looked very oriental in its design. As you can expect in the land of smiles, my welcome was friendly and relaxed. The Lobby floor also housed the Panorama restaurant which was used for breakfast and on my occasion the Sunday Brunch.
The room that I booked came also with access to the Club Lounge. And as I had checked in quiet early I still could access it to have some breakfast. This lounge is open daily from 6:30am to 11pm at night. The Club Lounge is located right above the Atrium and is huge in size and open space. The design was completely different from the reception area, it felt much more Scandinavian, with lighter colours and designer furniture. The lounge had plenty of different areas to relax in, from a TV room, to lounge room, to eating areas and also some office cubicles to work from when needed. The Club Lounge is perfect for business meetings and catching up on work and also as a chill out area. The breakfast was excellent here, there were some buffet items as well as a la carte options. Important for me was that they served proper coffee and tea.
I enjoyed the club lounge not only for breakfast but also for Tea Time in the afternoon. In the evening from 5pm to 8pm I had endless choices of cocktails and wine along side some fabulous small fresh bites of food. The staff were friendly and nothing was too much of an effort.
Panorama Restaurant And Bar
As I arrived on Sunday I had the chance to experience the Sunday Brunch at the Panorama restaurant. This restaurant which is set in an informal setting yet modern and sleek has some of the best of Thai, Asian and International cuisine. The Sunday brunch experience is a hugely competitive market in Bangkok and I could see it here. All the food was fresh and of high standard and was also displayed perfectly. What I loved was the big open kitchen in which I could see the food being prepared. The views over Bangkok were wonderful to take in whilst I tucked away a sweat prawn.
The overwhelming variety of food was fantastic. The buffet was beautifully presented and the wealth of international and Asian dishes to choose from was why it was one of the best buffet experiences I’ve had. The seafood section had a dedicated area in where I could opt for as many varieties as possible. The selection of international beef and vegetables was also beautifully done and freshly made.
The dessert section was a mix of European and Asian delights, and the coffee was excellent too. This is a very high standard buffet brunch and perfect for hosting business clients or eating with family and friends. The live music was like icing on a cake, it set a wonderful tone of affordable luxury dining with a very high standard of food and customer care.
Breakfast was also served at the Panorama and again there were many buffet choices as well as a la carte options to indulge in. My favourites here were all the fresh fruits and the Asian curries. Once again everything was well presented and the staff made me feel very welcome and relaxed. After my second night I had to fly out very early and I chose the grab and go breakfast which had plenty of food to choose buy and was well packaged and easy to travel with.
King Bed Club Deluxe Nonsmoking
I stayed at the King Bed Club Deluxe room which with a space of 46sqm was huge. The room had spectacular views of the Bangkok skyline and I could also see Lumpini park from here. There was a spacious curved desk which was perfect for me to catch up on work. The king size bed was big and cosy with massive pillows. The decor of the room matched that of the Club lounge and it felt very Scandinavian in design. I loved the alarm clock which also doubles up as a iPhone docking station. Overall the room was great and having the club lounge access granted me exclusive access for afternoon teas and evening cocktails.
The bathroom was huge as well. It had a separate shower and bath and a double sink with large mirror area. What I love also was the Japanese toilet with heated seats, I wish I would see these more in Europe.
Swimming Pool And Gym
A 5 star hotel in a hot country like Thailand is nothing without an outdoor swimming pool. The Crowne Plaza rooftop pool offers amazing views over Bangkok both day and night. It had plenty of lounges to chill out on there was also a heated whirlpool. For those that want to work out the gym is right next to pool area and there is also a Spa area to get some massage treatments that Thailand is famous for.
The Crowne Plaza is a only stones throw away from Lumpini Park and is connected very well via public transport. It is very central in Bangkok and is in a wonderful area to capture how the locals live and go about their lives. There is a shopping centre close by if you choose to stay locally. The rooms and facilities are modern and there is plenty of good in house food options for those that want to. The club lounge is an oasis of calm in a hectic city like Bangkok, and if you need time to relax and unwind this should be used. The staff looked after me well and the hotel had a great atmosphere to it. Thanks for a fabulous stay.
- Room reviewed: King Bed Club Deluxe
- Website: www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/us/en/bangkok/bkkcp/hoteldetail
- Address: 952 Rama Iv Road, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
- Phone: +66 2 632 9000