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|Price: from 130 USD per night|
|Other amenities: smoking rooms, private butler service|
|Special features: world famous 'Nahm' restaurant|
|Number of rooms: 171|
Sister hotel of the renowned Metropolitan Hotel in London
The Metropolitan Bangkok is a good hotel. The restaurant, Nahm is overseen by Michelin Starred chef David Thompson. The chic contemporary rooms have been designed by Singaporean designer Kathryn King. And the rest of the hotel is similarly well presented. This is another successful venture in the hotel empire of Christine Ong and you can see that experience shine through. Film directors, actors and pop stars stay here. Mariah Carey, we understand, likes the Penthouse Suite. You can't really go wrong with this one.
The hotel has lots of facilities. For leisure you will find a spa, large outdoor swimming pool, fitness room and yoga studio offering free lessons. In addition to Nahm, there is Glow which features a healthy dining menu. The Bangkok Met Bar has never achieved the popularity of the Met Bar in London, although it is nicely presented with competent DJs and the same entry policies as its more famous counterpart. We say worth a visit, but there are more happening bars elsewhere. The Metropolitan is well located in Silom and there are lots of nearby bars and restaurants to visit just in case Nahm is fully booked, as is often the case. Both Skytrain and Metro stations are within walking distance, as is Patpong night market if you feel the urge to buy a fake watch or go to a ping pong show.
There are, according to the hotel itself, seven types of room. This we think is misleading information. We reckon there are actually three types which differ a bit in size and facilities. Firstly, there are the City Rooms which range in size from 22 to 29sqm. A bit on the small size, but good value and they still have a queen sized bed. Then there are the standard rooms (122 of them) that they call the Metropolitan Rooms. These rooms are big at around 51 sqm. The building used to be a YWCA and these larger than average rooms have been created by knocking down the partition walls between two of the original rooms. Lastly there are the suites, 22 in total. These range from the Executive Suites up to the very large duplex Como Suite with private butler, 2 bedrooms, Jacuzzi and pretty much every other luxury they can think up.