Looking to read a detailed Le Méridien Bangkok Hotel review before booking your next trip to Thailand? You’ve come to the right place!
This 5-star hotel on Surawong Road is located in the city’s Silom area, known as the beating heart of Bangkok’s fun and friendly LGBT neighbourhood.
I spent 2 nights in a luxurious suite at the hotel. My Le Méridien Bangkok review features info on the award-winning hotels accommodation options, wellness programs, pool, restaurants, bars and unique on-site amenities.
Book A Luxurious Holiday at Le Méridien Bangkok
Le Méridien is an upscale, design-focused international hotel brand with a European perspective. It was originally founded by Air France in 1972 and is now a member of the Marriott family.
Le Méridien Bangkok rises in style on Surawong Road in the city’s Silom district. Within a short walk, guests will discover sense-stimulating Patpong Road with its crammed night market and touts luring the curious into neon-lit bars.
During the day, the scene transforms into a business district with nearby Pratumwanaram and Hua Lampong Temples offering a refuge from the hustle and bustle.
The hotel first opened its doors in 2008 and most recently enjoyed a top to bottom renovation in 2022.
Skip inside the lobby and you’ll find an eye-popping giant white dog sculpture called “I-Jud Pooch Pack,” created by edgy artist of Ratchaburi Wasinburee Supanichvoraparch.
Located nearby skytrain and subway stations, Le Méridien Bangkok puts exploration of the city’s many attractions within traffic-free reach.
Le Méridien Bangkok Hotel Activities
Le Méridien Bangkok features 282 rooms and suites.
The hotel’s recreational facilities are located on the sixth floor. The matrix-equipped fitness centre is lined with floor-to-ceiling windows revealing a pretty view of the city. After your workout, relax outside on the pool deck at Plunge Bar with a midday snack and cool drink while vibes background music plays.
Inspired by the rich traditions of European spas, SPA features 7 treatment rooms that are configured in circles to represent the global meridian. Nearby Flow Onsen is a 30-square-metre bathing area featuring a dressing room and Japanese onsen.
Exclusively for Marriott Bonvoy Platinum Elite, Titanium Elite, Ambassador Elite members or guests who book an Executive Room, Le Méridien Club offers complimentary breakfast buffet, afternoon refreshments and evening cocktail hour.
Le Méridien Bangkok features 5 distinct dining outlets, from classy cocktail bar to Memphis-style barbecue joint.
Le Méridien Bangkok Hotel Review Highlights
Bangkok is Southeast Asia’s most vibrant metropolis, a city that offers ancient temples and glimmering palaces contrasted with world class shopping malls and contemporary cuisine.
Much like New York City, Milan and Dubai, Bangkok is home to a plethora of luxury hotels, perfect for celebrating a honeymoon or gay holiday. Many of the world’s top luxury hotel brands have landmark properties in the Thai capital, eager to welcome you on your next splurge-worthy getaway.
Before booking your trip, here are a list of highlights that make the Le Méridien Bangkok Hotel stand out from the rest:
- The hotel features a variety of luxury accommodations, from chic guest rooms to jaw-dropping suites.
- Fitness lovers have access to a state-of-the-art gym including free weights, exercise equipment and steam room.
- Tan fans can keep cool on a hot day by relaxing at the outdoor pool and bar. There’s also a separate shallow pool for kids.
- The hotel’s spa offers European-inspired treatments alongside Flow Onsen Japanese bath.
- The hotel is ideal for couples but also accommodates families with children as they offer kid-friendly dining.
- The property features 5 unique culinary concepts, from Memphis Barbecue to all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet.
Le Méridien Bangkok Hotel Accommodation
The most important question you have to ask yourself when reading a Le Méridien Bangkok Hotel review is, “what type of accommodation would I like to book for my holiday.”
All of the rooms and suites at the Le Méridien Bangkok are embellished with a poem by famous Thai author Sunthorn Pu.
Restrained sophistication greets every guest in subtly stated room design, which are infused with the essence of Thai culture.
Sheltered beneath chic cream canopies, the spacious rooms restore a sense of calm through muted tones, minimalist decoration and well-planned spaciousness. Catch a peek of Bangkok’s cityscape and vibrant street scene below through floor-to-ceiling picture windows.
The newly reconceptualized Circle Wellness Club rooms are located on the 22nd floor and uniquely feature a circular bed with stunning city views. The modern digital space is defined by in-room digital system, touchscreen IP phone, LED Smart TV, ergonomic chair, working desk, and high-speed internet.
Sliding doors lead to the black marble flooring of the spacious bathroom, where a glass-enclosed rain shower, a Japanese-style washlet, and a separate bathtub are accompanied by a makeup mirror and soft bathrobes.
Le Méridien Club
Experience exclusive benefits at Le Méridien Club, a luxurious lounge located on the hotel’s 23rd floor.
The lounge is available exclusively for Marriott Bonvoy Platinum Elite, Titanium Elite, Ambassador Elite members or guests who book an Executive Room.
- Continental breakfast buffet from 7-10am
- Relax with snacks and afternoon refreshments between 2-4pm
- Creative Hour snack buffet and alcoholic drinks between 6-8pm
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SPA by Le Méridien & Flow Onsen
Inspired by the rich traditions of European spas, the hotel’s simply titled Spa is the perfect place to pamper.
SPA by Le Méridien is located on the hotel’s 6th floor, which is dedicated to all things wellness. It’s conveniently located next door to the fitness centre and hotel pool.
The Le Méridien Bangkok Spa features 7 treatment rooms, which are configured in circles to represent the global meridian. Popular treatments include massages, facials, body scrubs and wraps.
The nearby Flow Onsen is a 30-square-metre private bathing area, which can be booked for 2 people. The intimate space includes a dressing room and oversized bath filled with imported Japanese minerals.
Le Méridien Bangkok Restaurants
No Le Méridien Bangkok Hotel review is complete until you’ve had an opportunity to wag your finger down each of the hotel’s marvellous menus.
The luxury hotel in Bangkok offers guests 5 restaurants, from casual all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet to finger-licking-good Memphis-style barbecue.
Each morning guests at the Le Méridien Hotel in Bangkok gather at Latest Recipe to indulge in an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet.
The hotel’s all-day-dining restaurant embraces the finest of European and Asian cuisines, much of it prepared at fun live cooking stations.
During lunch and dinner highlights from the Latest Recipe a la crate Italian-inspired menu include Prawn Bisque, Lobster Tortelli, Ossobuco Ravioli, and Breaded Pork Loin.
The restaurant’s popular all-you-can-eat Italian nights run Wednesday to Saturday and feature several stations dedicated to Crostini, Tartine, Tartare, Friggatoria, roasted meats, Thai curries, pizza, pasta and salad bar.
Rolling Ribs Brew Bar & BBQ
Rolling Ribs Brew Bar & BBQ serves Memphis barbecue, perfect for pork lovers.
The restaurant’s interior has an industrial vibe, featuring exposed red brick walls, and black steel.
In the kitchen hickory wood is used to impart a smokey flavour into the menus meaty dishes.
Highlights from the finger-licking-good menu include BBQ Pulled Pork Nachos, Southwest Salad, Smoky BBQ Chicken Sandwich, Glazed Pork Ribs, Pork & Apple Sausages, and Cured Beef Brisket.
Pair your meat platter with corn bread, tangy slaw, corn on the cob, an ice cold beer and shot of Bourbon whiskey!
Brighten your morning with quality roasted Illy coffee, freshly baked pastries and cakes at the hotel’s chic cafe.
Sip perfectly pulled espresso, fine loose leaf teas, fresh juices, and healthy smoothies. If you’re feeling peckish the menu offers Western delights like Brochette de Boeuf and Penne Norma, while the Thai Corner serves up local favourites like Larb Gai, Som Tam and Pad Thai.
Midday guests gather at Latitude 13° for the British tradition of Afternoon Tea. The hotel’s pastry chef rotates the theme of the sweets and savouries to reflect the seasons.
Sip flutes of sparkling wine or a boozy cocktail while indulging in freshly basked scones, finger sandwiches and sweet pastries. Highlights from a recent afternoon tea menu at Le Méridien Hotel in Bangkok include Neapolitan Snowflakes, Pomelo Lemon Pound Cake, Tomato Watermelon Feta Skewers, Blueberry Salmon Blini, and Brie Red Wine Pear Tartine.
In the evening enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail with a menu that highlights Spritzers, the perfect way to whet your whistle.
Amid an homage to mid-century art and design, explore signature cocktails, wines and spirits perfectly paired with addictive snacks and plant-based menus.
The Tempo Bar menu features ice cold beer and classic cocktails like the Manhattan, Negroni and Mojito. Pair a refreshing tipple with the chef’s healthy vegan menu featuring finger foods like Sicilian Croquettes and Mini Beet Mushroom Burgers.
The hotel’s rooftop pool is located on the wellness floor found on level 6.
The swimming pool is surrounded by lush greenery and features a deck offering 3 romantic cabanas and 12 lounge chairs. There’s also wading pool for kids. You can also relax in a nearby Jacuzzi.
At the Plunge Bar guests can order any of the dishes or drinks of the Latest Recipe all day menu, with highlights including Larb Gai, Cashew Chicken, Black Angus Beef Burger, Fish & Chips, and Diavola Pizza.
Fun Things To Do In Bangkok
While it’s easy to relax in the lap of luxury at your luxurious hotel pool or spa we suggest booking fun tours to experience all that Bangkok has to offer!
No trip to Bangkok is complete until you’ve visited the Grand Palace and many of the city’s golden glimmering temples. Many local tour operators offer fun tours for those who want to experience the city by tuk tuk, bicycle, riverboat or on foot.
Book one of these private or group tours to enjoy an authentic Thai experience that is sure to make your Bangkok getaway unforgettable.
- Private Bangkok Airport Transfer: arrive to Bangkok with ease by booking a private airport transfer in advance.
- Private 8 Hour “Best Of Bangkok In A Day”: first time visitors to Bangkok will love this full day private city tour featuring all of the city’s top attractions.
- Bangkok Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour: enjoy sightseeing in the Thai capital at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off bus pass good on the Elephant GoGo Double Decker Bus. With 15 stops, you can explore many of the city’s top attractions.
- Calypso Ladyboy Cabaret Show: enjoy a night of dazzling entertainment at one of Bangkok’s most famous Ladyboy shows.
- Bangkok At Night: Temples, Markets and Food By Tuk-Tuk: on this 4 hour tour enjoy the magical of Bangkok at night via tuk tuk. Stops include temples, flower market, street food snacks and dinner at a local restaurant.
- Bangkok Walking Food Tour: join a fun small group walking tour to explore Bangkok’s famous street food scene. Sample dishes like pork with sticky rice and papaya salad.
- Manohra Luxury Dinner River Cruise: hop on a classy dinner cruise on a restored antique rice barge. Admire views of Bangkok’s twinkling skyline while enjoying a 4-course meal.
- Bangkok Jungle Bike Tour: fitness fans will love this 4 hour bike tour exploring Bangkok’s most beautiful natural spaces. Includes a delicious Thai lunch.
- Half Day Tour Royal Grand Palace & Bangkok Temples: this 5 hour private tour visits Bangkok’s most famous attractions: Grand Palace, Wat Pho, and Wat Traimit
- Food Market Tour + Thai Cooking Class: master the basics of Thai cuisine on this tasty tour, featuring a guided market visit followed by a cooking class with a professional chef in Bangkok.
- Muay Thai Show at Rajadamnern Stadium: sports enthusiasts shouldn’t leave Thailand without watching a Muay Thai Thai Kickboxing match.
- Railway Market, Floating Market & Salt Farm Tour: this popular 7 hour tour takes out outside of Bangkok to visit the famous Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and Railway Market. Includes a boat ride.
- Full Day Ayutthaya Historical Park Small Group Tour: this 9 hour day group tour visits the UNESCO Ayutthaya Historical Park located north of Bangkok.
- Pattaya and Coral Island Tour: this 13 hour group tour visits Pattaya and nearby Coral Island where you can swim and snorkel.
- River Kwai Full Day Tour: this 11 hour group tour includes a visit to the infamous bridge on the River Kwai, built by Allied prisoners of war (POW) during World War II. It includes a visit to a war cemetery, Japanese POW camp and buffet lunch.
40, 5 Thanon Surawong, 66-2-232-8888
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