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Shanghai Mansion Guest Reviews

Guest Name Tung H. (Singapore)
Review Date June 26, 2013
Guest Review
excellent room , staf , location
 
Posted on Agoda (Solo Traveller)
 
 
Guest Name Glen V. (New Zealand)
Review Date June 25, 2013
Guest Review
Clean and comfy Good spot. Funky rooms.
 
Posted on Agoda (Traveled as a couple)
 
 
Guest Name fletcher2 (Melbourne, Australia)
Review Date June 30, 2013
Guest Review
“amazing value”

Amazing value, amazing interior loved the room, very comfortable and something different free WiFi, free mini bar (AMAZING) staff were friendly and helpful. highly recommend this hotel will stay here again......
 
Posted on TripAdvisor
 
 
Guest Name AnnaNigel (Adelaide, Australia)
Period of Stay Stayed June 2013, Reviewed June 29,2013
Guest Review
“SHANGHAI MANSIONS Hotel - 1st timers in Bangkok and the Chao Phraya river.”

InitiaI misgivings about Bangkok & hotel in the first hours, and 160 km expresway ride late at night form airport , and because BKK is too much of everything for first timer ( me ). But mercifully I endured & was won over by this relaxed, friendly staffed 4 storey, 1920's chinoiserie themed hotel - & its location. Shanghai Mansion is a small funky and stylishly ambient & cool oasis in the middle of Chinatown. Being within easy walking to the great Chao Phraya river - ( I'm not fit or younger and was OK ) - with its cooling river breezes, exotic water traffic & sights, really added to the value-filled hotel. There are no pools, gym or multiple choice eateries, spas or beauty shops etc here. This is small boutique and for us " less is more " as beginners to the this tropic megapolis. We chose not to be in the immediate frenetic CBD type area as it was easy to get in and out as we needed. I was a slow starter but got more courageous with practice getting out and about . We kept hotel cards with maps and instructions to give taxis or tuk tuks if we got lost or didn't know where we were. We decided tuk tuk or taxi prices are so low that we didn't sweat paying a bit more (that amounted to four dollars AUD) or being asked and agreeing to sidetrack to a shop for the tuk tuk driver to get a kick back. No-one makes you buy anything at the places and we liked the odd sidetracks. They were an additional view of what goes on in BKK and not sleazy or scary . Similarly when we repeated " no thanks " politely, we just waited for another taxi or tuk tuk if our request was not accepted. The metered taxis (that agree to use meter) are more straight forward. it is all good natured and polite and we realised that sometimes it wasnt not worth costly gas and effort in the one way heavy traffic to do short small trips for next to nothing.
When things are this cheap side tracks for a kick back and also tipping becomes a needed source of income so as uncomfortable as we felt we tipped and more so for those doing more menial work, at the hotel, or solo operators & tiny food stalls we ate our evening meals at.

Back on Yaowarat Rd at Shanghai Mansions, in Chinatown, when heading for the river, don't fear the labyrinthine alleys and aisles on walks between hotel & river tightly squeezed with shops businesses & stalls selling bags clothes food and everything. Do mind out for the scooters even where they shouldn't seem to fit. Crossing the larger streets is an exercise in trust, so keep moving confidently or piggy back onto a group of locals when they cross..if not, someone eventually comes along to help you cross. The BKK traffic is incredibly well behaved and unselfish so despite volume everything flows with very deft, mindfulness . ...they really are amazing drivers! Dogs and helmet-less kids just balancing on backs of scooters in terrifying traffic were graceful and almost acrobatic. I couldn't look. My partner liked to to sit on the open air terrace of the hotel lobby and watch the fabulous street life & traffic convolutions with a Singha beer, or tea, chatting, while I took afternoon naps to recoup.

We spent ages hunting " real " coffee in BKK. The hotel has a serious espresso machine planned as renovation was underway while we stayed, but there was no noise or disruption to us at all, and no real espresso coffee or barista yet.

Good service was a standard everywhere we went and didnt really vary between staff or workers as long as you are a courteous customer also.
Front of house hotel staff always asked if we wanted to take a tour as we passed them to go out, and they good naturedly ( though bemusedly)) accepted our preference to walk, or use train to go out of town to Ayutthaya ruins, or to use the public river boats or metered taxis to the City centre for Siam Square and Paragon or MBK shops etc. There are dogs and stumpy tail cats everywhere and I fretted often.

The river clearly became our favourite sight and means of travel in BKK - it is fast, cooling, and cheap to use by buying tickets as you go, or buy a day-pass at the Central Pier, so you can hop on and off all day at all sorts of historic sites temples and palaces. It's often a quicker way sometimes to get to further off places than car taxis in bad traffic Then you can get a shorter ride in taxi or tuk to tuk for the inland part of the outing. Check maps or ask.

We had to do " air conditioning pit-stops " several times daily either on land and on river for me to manage the humidity. This led to finding quirky nice places and even real coffee. There was also a river dock that had "Black Canyon Cafe " upstairs above old boat sheds and markets which gave great river views with needed respite of chilly aircon, granita like watermelon or coffee frappes & then curries or snacks. Back to the dock below and deciding whether to take ferry crossing or blue flag tourist boat or orange 'locals' boats to the next sight. Boat prices vary accordingly but no fare is more than a pittance so don't fret or act mean. Its good to know your own currency equivalent of the Baht cost which always keeps things in perspective and about how embarassingly low the Thai wages are & that basic survival is a daily task here.
Back at the hotel our standard basic Mei Hua room was very affordable & exotically comfy with good working everything esp. cooling in the room. They have two lifts to all floors. From buzzing lobby to serenity of the spacious upstairs levels each with stylish polished concrete floors and elegantly decorated with large open areas and a balcony view of multi-storeyed atrium strung with glorious coloured chinese lanterns above the long fish pond below. All the meals and music bar / club happened at different times on the one floor in same room with pretty much same nice friendly staff throughout, so the place starts to feels personal and 'homey ' quickly. Breakfast starts here from 6.30 onwards with a basic buffet asian or western - or continental We liked congee and chopped century eggs then moved to bacon omelette and tomatoes Spoiled for choice if you try things ! The room changes menus for lunch and then dinner as a restaurant, [ but we ate out at stalls on the street every night] - it then converts to a good looking night club between 9- 11 pm with house jazz/swing combo (varying male or female singer +) sax, upright bass, and mellow guitar. They deliver soundtrack smooth & mellow vintage 50s / 60s sounds. ..It feels like being in a fifties or 60s movie, and makes you want to dress the part and drink stylish drinks to go with the sound and setting. The band are really very good musicians.. and the Cocktails were yummm! The Hotel's "Cotton Club" is a great antidote to the challenging city and day's activities outside.

Shanghai Mansions will suit all well-mannered folk, who can appreciate smaller calm courteous environs with real value & stylised decor. It catered to couples, singles, and families as well as groups, of all ages from everywhere while we were there. it seemed empty though quite fully booked but somehow never felt busy & we never noticed many people even at breakfast.
Try larger, more luxurious rooms with more to offer like their own internal atrium terrace, if you wish, but we were out so much we didn't need more and we slept very well being tired out , without any sounds or light intruding. Notably there are no external windows to see out, but it works, given the decor. Our basic room had an ambient coloured glass wall behind bed with curtains to allow diffused light in pretty colours from the atrium. Lights have to always be on when in the room but can vary down-lights as well as hanging lanterns or bedside light as need.

Think Suzy Wong movie- style to picture Shanghai Mansions.. and they say it will be more so when the lobby and the bar cafe/club/ restaurant get it's " more hip Shanghai 1960's " makeover. We're looking forward to seeing the new version.

Room Tip: 4 storey Boutique style. Air con in room 420 MeiHua basic room is audible because it is adjustable manually within each room and works well. Partner thought too cold but I didnt. We adapted and slept soundly due to rooms having no external windows or noise. In room 420 we barely heard anything for 7 days we were there even in hall outside.no smoking inside but can in lobby front. Our Mei Hua room was a very basic standard room. Other style rwere bigger and more in them but not much more to induce us to spend more as we were out all the time . Mei Hua has - as do all rooms - muted ambient lighting for the effect. Some may find it dark. Has coloured glass window wall with diffused light from internal atrium. No natural light at all but slept like log in dark and quiet. Mei Hua rooms have no no bath, only shower. Bathroom good for couple. Free Bar fridge snacks of two of chips; fizzy drinks; two bottles of water replenished daily. Fresh fruit platter at start was delicious - dragon fruit longans etc Yummy ! ( and safe to eat, so try them ). We asked for western size tea/ coffee cups as nice chinese tea only provided. Then we bought our own instant coffee and tea bags at local supermart and milk. Ironing board hairdryer all avail free. Bathrobes & slippers also. We bought buffet breakfast and ate it in restaurant club area when we wanted at 300 Baht each. The place and room was at it reads in the promos. just check if renos will be finished or if affecting upstairs at all when you stay as they do plan to alter restaurant.But they also don't want to affect their customer trade. We noted how well they managed both in June. Call and ask.” (AnnaNigel)
Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
 
Posted on TripAdvisor (Traveled as a couple)
 
 
Guest Name Natt28 (New Zealand)
Period of Stay Stayed June 2013, Reviewed June 26, 2013
Guest Review
“Beautiful old style hotel”

Love the decor of is hotel, it's amazing. The hotel is very generous and offers a free mini bar with snacks as well. The food at the restaurant was ok and reasonably priced as well. The only downside is the location, for this reason alone this would be a one time visit which I would be very happy to recommend :)
 
Posted on TripAdvisor (Traveled as a couple)
 
 
Guest Name Adrian (Strasbourg, France)
Review Date June 21, 2013
Guest Review
Popular corner of china town, especialy good if you like tasting local foods Friendly staff Value for money
 
Posted on Booking.com
 
 
Guest Name Aud V. (Norway)
Review Date June 24, 2013
Guest Review
Great place . Recommended
Nice room. Good breakfast and good location

Recommended if you will stay a little different . Lot of history and still close to everything
 
Posted on Agoda
 
 
Guest Name Carol T. (United Kingdom)
Review Date June 23, 2013
Guest Review
Great Quirky Hotel.
Decor,cleanliness and Staff

Great from check in to check out.It was clean,staff great,Brilliant live music ,Cocktails rea lly good in fact impressive.Good Restaurants in Localityand shopping really good.Will definately recommend and return.
 
Posted on Agoda (Solo Traveller)
 
 
Guest Name Mandy M (Dartford, United Kingdom)
Period of Stay Stayed June 2013, Reviewed June 26, 2013
Guest Review
“Romantic and chic”

My husband and I spent 2 wonderful nights at this hotel. We stepped out of the taxi and were taken up to the reception by a very helpful man who works out front of this hotel. The hotel is absolutely beautiful and we were greeted at reception by lovely staff and served hot tea and given a cool flannel, just what we needed after a long trip from London. After a swift check-in we were taken to our room, which was a suite on the 3rd floor, bliss. The hotel is situated in Chinatown and surrounded by quirky shops and little alleyways which are great to explore. The hotel also arranged a free tuk tuk to take us to the Grand Palace and Temple. We ate in the hotel restaurant for dinner and had drinks and enjoyed the lovely musical tones of the resident Jazz band. All in all a great stay and a smooth check-out by the lovely Abi and Poy. The guys who work at the front of the hotel were great for flagging down taxis and negotiating a good price too. If you want to stay somewhere a little bit different and special then this is it, we loved it!
 
Posted on TripAdvisor
 
 
Guest Name Carol Taylor
Period of Stay June 21-23, 2013
Guest Review
Check-in and check out was very Efficient. Front Office staff was excellent and very polite Welcome drink & cold towel presentations so good and very welcome.

For Food and beverage, All the staff were very courteous we had no complaints whatso ever and will definately use your hotel again qand recommend.

Room was lovely and was spotless.We had problem with our lock which was attended to immediately
We could not single out any staff member as they were all excellent and should ALL be recognised as such.
 
Posted on SurveyGizmo
 
 
Guest Name Kenneth K. (Malaysia)
Review Date June 23, 2013
Guest Review
Beautiful character, design, staff
 
Posted on Agoda
 
 
Guest Name Kevin H. (United Kingdom)
Period of Stay June 22, 2013
Guest Review
My go-to hotel in Bangkok!
Comfort, great staff, good value

My partner and I have stayed here several times, and it never fails to impress. As ever, the staff were fantastic, our room was wonderfully comfortable (best beds in any hotel we've ever stayed in, anywhere in the world!), and the jazz band playing in Cotton restaurant were as brilliant as ever! The dinner menu has changed since we were here in September, which is a shame because there are far fewer vegetarian/seafood options (but still plenty of meat for those who eat it!). The few dishes we *could* eat however, were delicious! Although there is currently building and improvement work going on in the hotel, it is not in any way intrusive, and staff go out of their way to make up for any inconvenience. We're looking forward to the renovations being finished - hopefully by the time we return later this year! One suggestion for improvement; please bring back the bubble bath! The toiletries provided are very good but last year there was bubble bath as well; this time I had to use shower gel in the bath, which really wasn't terribly good! :-)
 
Posted on Agoda (Traveled as a couple)
 
 
Guest Name Evan S (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Period of Stay Stayed June 2013, Reviewed June 25, 2013
Guest Review
“Chinatown does not make your stay any less Thai”

This was an excellent location from which we visited all the main attractions of Bangkok. Great decor and very friendly service.

The streets of Chinatown are a great experience by themselves, and we spent most mornings and late evenings getting lost on purpose in them, before and after touring some of the must-see's. We ignored the 'tourist information' in the lobby, if you turn left right out of the lobby and walk to the first intersection, you can get cheaper cabs and tuc-tucs than on the main street, but most of the time we just walked directly from the hotel, and some of our best experiences were just getting a little lost on the way.

The street food here is much cleaner than a lot of countries, but be careful of course. You do need to get used to flies and ants, they are everywhere. A plastic glove is dangerously reassuring, since they usually wear the same glove all day and also accept money with it, so it really does not help at all, so don't use that as your indicator of cleanliness.

You can walk to the river boats in less than 10 minutes, which will take you lots of good places really fast and cheap, and it's fun and nice with the wind in your face.
 
Posted on TripAdvisor
 
 
Guest Name Marthinus v (Cape Town Central, South Africa)
Period of Stay Stayed June 2013, Reviewed June 25,2013
Guest Review
“What a great place”

We had the pleasure to stay at the Shanghai Mansion in Chinatown for 2 nights in June 2013 and must say that we loved the place. If you are expecting a 5 star hotel do not go there but if you are looking for a hotel with great atmosphere and friendly staff this is definitely the place to go. The suite is the best option if you want a little more space.
I would recommend this hotel without any hesitation.
 
Posted on TripAdvisor
 
 
Guest Name Jaimie C. (Ireland)
Review Date June 20, 2013
Guest Review
Great hotel for very cheap The best things were the unique room decor, amazing shower and good price
 
Posted on Agoda
 
 
Guest Name Kain K. (Malaysia)
Review Date June 20, 2013
Guest Review
A traditional theme hotel, value for money.
Staff, Quality service, Clea

Overall was good, the staffs are in good manners, service are good. I lost my gold bracelet at a massage place the night before and the driver of Shanghai Mansion offered to bring us back to the hotel and look for my bracelet without any extra charges. Although I didn't get back my bracelet but I do appreciate the service they offered to us. However the location of the hotel was a bit far from the BTS Station. I will recommend this hotel to my friends around as it is more like a theme hotel with traditional designs.
 
Posted on Agoda (Traveled as a couple)
 
 
Guest Name Kenakawa (Guam)
Period of Stay Stayed April 2013, Reviewed June 24, 2013
Guest Review
“pleasant surprise”

Great place to stay for a few days+explore Chinatown, the riverfront + all the crazy little alleyways!Lovely people,great service,great Shangai chic decor and overall a pleasant experience.Definately go for the suite.We tried the smaller room for 1st 2 nites+w/the canopy bed it was a little tight.Extended+Re-booked for a suite on the same floor as restaurant 3rd nite-spacious+awesome.Quite luxurious w/a nice patio area +incredible stairway and lantern lobby.3 days was perfect.If i had to find anything wrong-the breakfast got a little repetetive,maybe mix up the menu a little more?But came w/the room so still couldnt beat it! From the cold mint towel at check in to the pleasant staff and a doorman who took good care of us+a couple of great streetside meals-nice touchs+all around a great experience-will stay again!All the best MK PS-found the place to begin with on Tripadvisor!

Room Tip: We enjoyed the suite w/out the canopy bed-cant remember name!
 
Posted on TripAdvisor
 
 
Guest Name Carol T (Thalang)
Period of Stay Stayed June 2013. Reviewed June 24, 2013
Guest Review
“A beautiful Quirky Hotel.”

My friend and I stayed @ this hotel and from the moment we pulled up outside the service we recieved ws impecible.We were greeted with hot tea while we were checked in and our room was amazing,clean and beautifully decorated,There was a 3 piece band playing every evening we were there and the guy on the Soprano Sax was amazing and so cool.The cocktails were pretty good 2.The staff were friendly and very attentive and our room made up both days we were there.The hotel is very central for the Market @ Sampeng I would certainly recomend this Hotel and would return again and then I would get a chance to sample their menu which looked very good but we just ran out of time and didn't eat there but I am sure we would not have been disappointed.
 
Posted on TripAdvisor
 
 
Guest Name Kat3728 (Southampton, United Kingdom)
Period of Stay Stayed Dec 2012, Reviewed June 23, 2013
Guest Review
“Great Hotel for a trip to Bangkok”

This was a surprisingly lovely hotel. We had booked it as an easy place to stay on our first arrival in Bangkok and it turned out to be one of the best places we stayed in the whole trip.
The decor is lovely - there is a large fish pond on the ground floor with beautiful lanterns all the way up to the top floor above it. Our room was huge, clean and again impeccably decorated. The restaurant at the hotel is reasonably priced and has excellent live jazz some nights.
The staff were really friendly and location wise we could walk to Hualomphong in 5 mins to catch our early morning train out of Bangkok. At the same time it was really easy to get around the city sites (recommend using the water taxis!)
And the best bit for me, if the city had got too much and you enjoyed looking at the fish in the lobby you can ask for a bowl of fish to be brought to your room, for your personal contemplation - Amazing!

 
Posted on TripAdvisor
 
 
Guest Name Such_28 (London, United Kingdom)
Period of Stay Stayed May 2013. Reviewed June 21. 2013
Guest Review
“Loved it!”

My friend and I only stayed one here for the night but I purposely chose it for it decor. The hotel was quite hard to find amidst the bustle of chinatown, especially as there were roadworks taking place near the Hualamphong metro station which meant we ended up walking the long way round!. So best get a good map or good instructions first! Anyway the hotel was lovely and the Chinese theme was kept throughout the restaurant, the only thing I would add is that the rooms (the one that I stayed in) didn't have windows so it can be a bit dark in there....not a problem for me usually as I don't tend to stay too long in the room. Can't fault the hotel and the service was great, staff were friendly and polite and they were happy for us to have a late check-out. Would definitely go back and also chinatown is buzzing in the evening with lots of foodstalls to try.
 
Posted on TripAdvisor (Traveled with friends)
 
 
Guest Name Xanthe (Australia)
Review Date June 15, 2013
Guest Review
The decor was amazing. The staff were friendly and obliging. They allowed us to check in early and also to leave our luggage there after checkout until we could catch a train that evening. A slight hiccup about the booking was quickly rectified and was not the fault of the hotel.

Chinatown is quite busy and dirty and Bangkok is a little hard to navigate within but we were able to find our way to and from the train station eventually and found it was a very short walk. Bangkok is not really our kind of place to visit but the hotel was lovely.
 
Posted on Booking.com (Solo Traveller)
 
 
Guest Name Woon W. (Malaysia)
Review Date June 16,2013
Guest Review
Nice hotel , nice staff Design hotel , staff very friendly and helpful

The room design is nice and unexpected room . This is our honeymoon ,the hotel give us a basket of fruit. Especially , the mini bar all things is free of charge. The staff also very polite and helpful , always seeing them smiling . If you like to shanghai style , you really can enjoy this kind of hotel .
 
Posted on TripAdvisor (Traveled as a couple)
 
 
Guest Name XianSD411
Period of Stay Stayed June 2013,, Reviewed June 7, 2013
Guest Review
“Quality stay”

Overall this place was surprisingly pretty good. We pulled up late after a long flight and at night the street and lobby were not appealing. Check in was quick and we were taken down a long hallway. We entered the elevator and from there on everything was great. It's a beautiful hotel on the inside. Lots of small intimate details I would have never expected. Our room was a good size, very clean, stylish, and from what I could tell fairly new. Shower size was good. We stated in a studio on 5th floor. There was no window but who comes to Bangkok and looks through the window. I would definitely look into the 2 & 3 floor rooms as they seemed to be the nicer floors.

Location was great. Street was great during the day. Good street vendors for food. Staff was very nice an helpful.
I don't think you can get better for the price.

 
Posted on TripAdvisor
 
 
Guest Name Eng P. (Singapore)
Review Date June 15,2013
Guest Review
good location with lots of good food
good location, good price and nice design
 
Posted on Agoda (Traveled as Families with young children)
 
 
Guest Name sweet2thlh(London, United Kingdom)
Period of Stay Stayed May 2013, Reviewed June 17,2013
Guest Review
“lovely oasis hotel”

lovely hotel, beautifully decorated and laid out, and great location in the heart of chinatown, perfect for wandering the streets and exploring the area. A free taxi to the Grand Palace was randomly thrown into the deal which was a nice perk.
Persistence of the tour guide on the doorstep was mildly annoying, on the other hand he was the source of a free excellent city map
 
Posted on TripAdvisor (Traveled with friends)
 
 
Guest Name Sarah (Worcester,UK)
Period of Stay May 31 - June 1,2013
Guest Review
very good hotel will recommendation from friends

Internet worked very well .Check-in very efficient abd check-out also fast Welcome drink & cold towel presentations kind of lovely touch

Loved our stay here and would definitely return if in Bangkok again
 
Posted on SurveyGizmo
 
 
Guest Name agnieszka a lodz
Period of Stay Stayed June 2013, Review June 16,2013
Guest Review
“perfect hotel”

I can recommend this hotel unique athmosphere, good service, clear, really good staff especially Jina, Aib and Rit, thaks a lot ;) Jina is really helpful person and small all time.... I like the style of this hotel I felt like in Shanghai... very big bed, oriental style. If you choose the place to stay in bangkok choose this one... This place is in the city center of China town square... it's really fun place, is cheap in the city center.

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
 
Posted on TripAdvisor (Traveled as a couple)
 
 
Guest Name Peter D
Period of Stay Stayed June 2013, Review June 15,2013
Guest Review
“Bold style and comfort” This excellent hotel creates a unique atmosphere and decor, making you feel like you're part of a stage show. Really lovely breakfast with lots of options and great coffee. The bar has music regilarly in the evenings. And being smack-bang in the middle of Chinatown, it's really fun and easy to walk into the evening bustle. We'll definitely return, thank you!
 
Posted on TripAdvisor
 
 
Guest Name meggilou (Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Period of Stay Stayed May 2013, Reviewed June 13,2013
Guest Review
“Perfect retreat in a mad city!”

Myself and my boyfriend stayed here after 2 weeks traveling around Thailand, we decided that we wanted a bit of luxury at the end of the holiday. This was a lovely hotel! The room was very nice we chose to stay in one of the suits which was great. masive room and bathroom with a huge free standing bath (perfect as i love a bath and only had showers for the last 2 weeks!).
The area was good for getting around China town has its own market (which is cheaper than the night market at patpong). However you need to be very careful of the friendly Thai people around the hotel who are actually working for teh "fashion houses"!!!!
We were caught out a few times getting in to Tuk Tuks thinking we were going one place and then being taken past a suit maker on the way! You will get used to them and you just need to tell them from the start that you are not interested and that you have already brought a suit! They try and get you everywhere even when we were dropped outside the Grand palace we were approached by a man that was trying to tell us that it was closed for lunch and that we should take a Tuk Tuk somewhere else! This is because they never drop you directly outside they will alwasy take you a 2 min walk away! You will get used to it and you can just tell them thank you but you know where you are going and they move on.
This of course has nothing to do with the hotel but is a great help when you get there! The people on the tuk tuks also try to take you out of China town (i guess they dont like it!) But there are things to do like the market and you can also take the boat just down the road to the reclining buddah and the grand palace for 15 THB a person which is a great experience for about 40p.
Just make sure if you want an early check in / late check out you book it before you arrive as they charge you a lot more once you are there!

Great location/people would highly reccomend!

Room Tip: Get a suite! Not much more and well worth it
 
Posted on TripAdvisor (Traveled as a couple)
 
 
Guest Name Dedy S. (Indonesia)
Review Date June 9,2013
Guest Review
Good location and this hotel easy to find
Interior very nice, good service, unique hotel

Nice Hotel and the room interior very nice, seem like stay at China…
 
Posted on Agoda (Solo Traveller)
 
 
Guest Name marmaladeaway (Phnom Penh, Cambodia)
Period of Stay Stayed November 2012, Reviewed June 12,2013
 
Guest Review
“for a different experience of Bangkok”

I was looking for something different in this city of modern soulless hotels. Shanghai Mansion was a lovely surprise, even after seeing many photos of the place. It has been beautifully decorated and furnished and has a wonderful old Asian ambience. The room, though very small, was filled with lovely detail, colour and pattern. I loved the birdcage in the bathroom and the old red saloon style doors, dark wood four poster bed and coloured glass window panes. the restaurant was average but three are so many places to eat in Chinatown that this wasn't a problem for me. Walking the streets at night is a lively colourful experience and the fresh pomegranate juice is amazing. The covered street markets are jam packed with all sorts of things but especially good for textiles and trimmings. It's not a great location if you want to go anywhere outside of Chinatown as the road is constantly jammed and the train station is a long walk away. Still, it is a very different experience to the rest of Bangkok.
 
Posted on TripAdvisor (Solo Traveller)
 
 
Guest Name Alessandra(Melbourne, Australia)
Review Date June 12, 2013
Guest Review
The atmosphere, the design, the common spaces, the services and the kindness of the staff.
 
Posted on Booking.com (Solo Traveller)
 
 
Guest Name Simon Cope (Middlesbrough, United Kingdom)
Period of Stay May 27-28,2013
Guest Review
This is my second time stayed with Shanghai Mansion .

Stayed once earlier in our trip and enjoyed it so much we came back. Normally stay at Lebua when in Bangkok but wanted to try Chinatown and we're glad we did!

Once checked in, All staff during our visits were excellent.

Ate in the restaurant twice during our visit and food and service was great both times. It's a pity the restaurant isn't busier as the band seemed a bit wasted on an empty room.

Rooms were immaculately clean and tidy. Dined at Cotton Restaurant twice, food and service were brilliant.

Really enjoyed our stay and have already reviewed online and recommended to friends. We will definitely stay again.
 
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Guest Name Seppo (Phuket, Thailand)
Review Date June 8, 2013
Guest Review
10+ good staff,and lovely manager.recommend to everyone.
 
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Guest Name Emilio J. (United States of America)
Review Date June 6,2013
Guest Review
hotel ve good price. friendly people
clean / good servie / friendly people. the few time I stay there the service was excellent I well go again
 
Posted on Agoda (Solo Traveller)
 
 
Guest Name Seppo
Period of Stay June 8,2013
Guest Review
10+ good staff,and lovely manager.recommend to everyone.
 
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Guest Name Kat F (Nottingham, United Kingdom)
Period of Stay Stayed April 2013, Reviewed June 7 2013
Guest Review
“Calm in Caos”

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights and wow!! The staff are so helpful, and attentive. The hotel itself is beautiful and calm, you forget about the caos that is china town. The room was gorgeous, with complimentary mini bar, cofy beds, silk robes and slippers, great powered shower. Breakfast is available, with a large selection which sets you up for the day. The Bar in the hotel has a jazz band most nights, I would definitely recommend people to listen, They were great. Lovely to have a cocktail and tap your toe to some Jazz in the evening
 
Posted on TripAdvisor (Traveled as a couple)
 
 
Guest Name Kenya_Jace (Nairobi, Kenya)
Review Date June 7, 2013
Guest Review
“Loved this little hideaway”

This is an oasis away from the hustle and bustle, heat and noise from Chinatown. Furnishings are very cool, rooms are funky. Close to great eating spots and the visuals that make Chinatown. We didn't eat as we were only on an overnight stop, but the front could use some work.
 
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Guest Name Irene_Philipp (Rio de Janeiro, RJ)
Review Date June 6,2013
Guest Review
“Oasis in Bangkok”

Absolutely enjoyable, very nice service, and good location - that was our takeaway after staying twice at Shanghai Mansion. The rooms are individually designed with much detail and are very clean. The shower is superb. The food was good with a lot of choices. Overall very good value for money.
 
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Guest Name Chai C (Sydney, Australia)
Period of Stay Stayed June 2013,, Reviewed June 4, 2013
Guest Review
“Never disappointed.”

I have stayed in this hotel regularly over the past 6-7 years & have never been disappointed.
The decor have never worn off on me & I'm always delighted to be back.
The service has been consistently friendly & helpful.

The location is not a problem for me - it's only an 800m walk to the main MRT (subway) station Hua Lamphong. I actually like being on the main road (Yaowarat) for the many food stalls at night.

Not having windows, gym, pool & spa are obvious shortcomings but for the rates being charged, I cannot think of a better deal in Bangkok!
 
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Guest Name Palo Alto, California
Period of Stay December 2012
Guest Review
“Great value hotel” Reviewed January 13, 2013

We stayed here for three nights and found it a great place to explore Bangkok.
Nearby is the hustle and bustle of Chinatown, the Chao Phraya is just a short walk away and Khao Sarn Road is just a 150 baht tuk tuk away.
The breakfast at the hotel was superb and a great start to the day. Rooms were clean and characterful and and were made up daily.
It was always a pleasure to see the smiling face if Jimmy the bell boy at the entrance of the hotel, a genuinely nice man!
Would definitely recommend for a short break to the city.
 
Posted on Tripadvisor (traveled as a couple)
 
 
Guest Name julie814 (County Durham)
julie814 (County Durham) January 2013
Guest Review
COTTON REVIEW:

“Chinatown elegance”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

Good food, excellent service, reasonably priced restaurant situated within The Shanghai Mansion Hotel.
The menu was mostly Thai food but there was plenty of choice for the majority of palates.
A live jazz bad played some nights and created a relaxed and chilled out atmosphere.
There was no rush from the staff for guests to finish their meal,
so we were able to linger over our food and were able to soak up the atmosphere and ambience of old Chinatown.
 
Posted on TripAdvisor (Cotton)
 
 
Guest Name julie814 (County Durham)
Period of Stay January 2013
Guest Review
“Old fashioned style in modern Chinatown” Reviewed January 9, 2013

I LOVED the Shanghai Mansion Hotel! Everything about it appealed to me- the decor, the elegance, the ambience and the location.
I had a room on the fourth floor at the front of the hotel, where the hustle and bustle of daily living in Chinatown could be seen and observed from sun up to sun down.
My room was clean and very comfortable, spacious, furnished in traditional style with silk cushions, lacquered furniture and modern amenities.
Our room had tea and coffee making facilities, a flat screen TV and complimentary mini bar. FABULOUS! The shared areas of the hotel were luxurious and invited guests to explore the Interior of the hotel further.
The staff were friendly and went out of their way to make our stay a memorable one.
The breakfasts were BIG and of excellent quality as were the evening meals.
We were right in the centre of Chinatown where we could absorb the atmosphere and easily access the night markets, street cafes,
river, local attractions and the bars. I thought The Shanghai Mansion offered good value for money, and I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.
 
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Guest Name joost32 (Helmond)
Period of Stay January 2013
Guest Review
“Cosy hotel with friendly staff in the center of BKK” Reviewed January 8, 2013

Shanghai Mansion is a very nice hotel just in the center of China Town. The rooms are beautifully decorated in ancient Chinese style.
Staff is very friendly and helpful. Breakfast is good with lots of choices from Chinese to Thai to Western styles of food including fruit juices, fresh fruit, coffee and tea etc.
etc. The minibar is to be used for free (non alcoholic drinks and cookies). At our arrival, we received a fruit basket. To be highly recommended.
 
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Guest Name celyn k (Siquijor Island, Philippines)
Period of Stay December 2012
Guest Review
“romantic ambiance” Reviewed January 5, 2013

The hotel is located in the heart of chinatown really on the main street but if you are in the room its very quite.
you can not hear any noise from outside. Its not so expensive, manager and staff are very friendly and accomodating.
They also have cooking class for those who are interested in thai cooking. Cotton restaurant is great in the night with jazz music.
 
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Guest Name RichardB53 (Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom)
Period of Stay December 2012
Guest Review
“Hidden gem....” Reviewed January 3, 2013

Arrived here after a long and delayed flight from the U.K and immediately felt relaxed and 'at home'.
A relatively small, boutique style hotel evoking the atmosphere of old Shanghai the hotels decor, style and furniture is great.
The staff were the most attentive, polite and helpful we enjoyed during our 3 weeks in SE Asia. Rooms were excellent,
clean and you couldn't really want for anything else. The breakfasts were very good with a Western, Chinese and Thai selection.
I couldn't fault this place at all. The location might not suit all, with a bit of a trek to the Grand Palace and Wat Pho - its either a tuk tuk / taxi trip away or a walk to the river and a ferry.
At night though the location is a great selling point as the road outside becomes alive with food stalls serving the most delicious freshly cooked 'street food' you could imagine. A brilliant experience all around.
 
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Guest Name MoiraForrest12 (Sydney, Australia)
Period of Stay October 2012
Guest Review
“Thankyou from Moira” Reviewed December 28, 2012

to all the wonderful staff of the shanghai mansion Bangkok for a memorable and enjoyable stay.
A special thanks to Thanakorn Kullpijiti, Ying, Jason, Mayura, Rit, Naruporn, Jaroonsap, Patty,
JK the night manager and the general manager Tassanee Numarcha, for outstanding thoughtfulness and attention to making my birthday the best birthday the best ever and making me feel special and at home with a loving family.
I highly recommend this hotel to anybody interested in relaxing, comfort, easily accessible and centrally located, with professional friendly staff who went out of their way to assist with anything and good food too kind regards and best wishes for a very happy new year 2013
 
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Guest Name Steph0581 (Frankfurt,Germany)
Period of Stay December 2012
Guest Review
“Nice boutique hotel in china town close to the central station”
Reviewed December 29, 2012

We stayed there for 3 nights with breakfast. The room was very nicely decorated and spotless clean.
The breakfast buffet is very good and offers american &continental breakfast,chinese food and fruits.
Location in china town is great as it is close to start your daily tours through bangkok. In the evening there are plenty of street grill restaurants and it is a growded but interesting atmosphere.
 
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Guest Name dulcinea76 (Tel Aviv, Israel)
Period of Stay September 2012
Guest Review
“Wonderful Stay at Shanghai Mansion!” Reviewed September 21, 2012

What a wonderful experience we had at Shanghai Mansion! We stayed here as the first stop on our honeymoon in Thailand.
We were looking for a special experience that was not extremely pricey (for Thailand), and we found all of that and more with Shanghai Mansion.
For an extremely reasonable price, we were able to book one of their Mu Dan suites, which is not only spacious, but beautifully decorated and includes a huge and luxurious bath tub. You truly feel as if you have stepped into another time and place.
Our lovely room was right next to their soothing fishpond that successfully sets the zen tone for the whole experience. The rooms are maintained wonderfully, and there are always treats in the mini-bar that are free of charge, which is a nice bonus.

The other half of this wonderful experience is the great customer services that we experienced from the moment our taxi pulled up in front of the hotel.
We were greeted at the reception with cold fruit juice and cool minty towels to refresh us after our travel.
From the front desk staff to the bellboys to the restaurant staff, everyone goes above and beyond to be helpful, friendly and welcoming.
Navigating Chinatown can be intimidating, but all we had to do was tell one of the staff what we wanted to do, whether it be finding a great food stand or a thai massage, and they would point us in the right direction.

Finally, we ended up extending our time in Bangkok to deal with some unexpected work issues that required us to have ongoing internet access
(yes, on our honeymoon), and booked a less expensive room online for the additional nights since we had not budgeted to spend an entire week at the cost of the suite. As soon as our new reservation appeared in their system, we received a call from the front desk saying they wanted to upgrade us free of charge so that we could stay in our suite for the remaining 4 days of our visit, which we deeply appreciated.

The only possible drawback to the hotel is the location. We personally loved staying in the middle of Chinatown, as we were looking for a less touristy location and to experience the famous street food. However, I can see how some people might be a little intimidated to be based out of Chinatown- especially if it is their first stop in Thailand.

We cannot wait to come back to Shanghai Mansion on future trips to Bangkok and will certainly recommend it to our friends.
 
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Guest Name dulcinea76 (Tel Aviv, Israel)
Period of Stay September 2012
Guest Review
Cotton Review:
“Great and convenient restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

We stayed at the Shanghai Mansion where this restaurant is located and found it to be great food at very reasonable prices.
Due to some unexpected work emergencies, we spent more time in the hotel working than we had planned, and therefore, at many more meals at the hotel than we normally would. We were consistently impressed with the variety and quality of the food, and always experienced wonderful customer service. Would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone in the area who isn't in the mood for street food!
 
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Guest Name Bex003 (Slough, United Kingdom)
Period of Stay June 2012
Guest Review
“A haven!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

Having never been to Bangkok before we had no idea what to expect.
Chinatown is crazy busy at all times of the day and night but this hotel on the main road cutting thorugh Chinatown is an absolute haven from the hustle and bustle that is going on outside. The rooms are gorgeous and the beds huge. The walk in shower was much appreciated to get rid of some of the Bangkok grime! The staff were amazingly helpful and will sort you out a taxi or tuk tuk wherever you need to go. They are also good for finding out the actual price of a tuk tuk before you have to go and negotiate with one! I think they also have a free tuk tuk to the shopping malls at certain times of day. The bar and restaurant was great, although we didn't eat there we sampled the cocktails and stayed for the live band. Great hotel.
 
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Guest Name Wei Z. (Singapore)
Period of Stay January 2013
Guest Review
Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover
Unique room decor and big bathtub


This hotel is located in the centre of Bangkok's Chinatown.
Its main entrance blend into its surrounding - old prewar shop houses, noisy street,
Bangkok's infamous traffic jam, etc... But once you step into the hotel's entrance you will be in another world,
so to speak. The decor is chic and tranquil ambience. The room was clean,
tastefully furnished and came with a big bathtub, bigger than those usually found in business-class hotel.
 
Posted on Agoda (traveled as a couple)
 
 
Guest Name Deelish33 (Melbourne, Australia)
Period of Stay November 2012
Guest Review
“Lovely 2nd stay & will return”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

I really enjoy staying at this hotel. It has such a nice vibe, true character & is a visual delight. It's no wonder that people pay just to have their wedding photos done here.
It has an excellent Chinatown location so you can walk out the door at any time of day or night and have something to do. Markets are everywhere you turn, food stalls pop up from nowhere and when you're done eating, shopping & exploring the alleys, Shanghai Mansion envelopes you back into it's chic 1920s web.
The Peony Suite is a large room with polished concrete floors, super oversized bed, oriental day bed, large bath & shower. Ours opened onto the fish pool foyer that you can sit around when the mood takes you.
The breakfasts are an extensively stocked buffet with Asian & Western options. This space serves food throughout the day and turns into a jazz club in the evening. Great for a relaxing drink with some tunes.
The hotels service & atmosphere here more than makes up for the fact that it doesn't have a pool.
Make sure when staying here that you take the time to walk around all the levels to observe all it has to offer.

Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
 
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Guest Name Simon W (London, United Kingdom)
Period of Stay January 2013
Guest Review
“Touch of class in Chinatown”
Reviewed January 24, 2013


This hotel is a nice surprise from the hustle and bustle outside on one of the main streets in Chinatown. The decor and atmosphere of this hotel really ticks all the boxes. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food in the restaurant was very good (as was the jazz band) and the breakfast was excellent.
Great location and even though it's next to a busy street, the noise was not apparent.
All in all, an excellent choice, would highly recommend it.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
 
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Guest Name Gerald (Wien, Austria)
Period of Stay January 2013
Guest Review
 Perfect location in the middle of Cina-town. Very friendly staff, nice large rooms.
 
Posted on Booking.com (traveled with family with young children)
 
 
Guest Name Rae P (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
Period of Stay January 2013
Guest Review
“Chinatown special!”
Reviewed January 23, 2013


I have stayed in many Bangkok hotels from the Shangri La to the Sri Krung near Hua Lamphong railway station (opposite ends of the extreme). However for location, service and value for money, this little gem in the heart of Chinatown takes the biscuit! I would recommend it without hesitation.
 
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Guest Name Bettina H. (Australia)
Period of Stay January 2013
Guest Review
Stunning! Best kept secret in Bangkok
Location, classy, serene, elegant,

This is my 6th time at the Shanghai Mansion so I clearly love it! I know often get an upgrade to a suite which is absolutely beautiful.
The staff know your name and acknowledge you with a smile.
It is so beautiful and well priced. I find the bigger chain hotels quite cold and unwelcoming. Shanghai Mansion is a haven amongst the craziness of Chinatown.
The food OMG is incredible. Chinatown is a foodies heaven.
Don't be afraid to try everything on the street.
There are quite often photo shoots at Shanghai Mansion it really is that stunning.
The suites are worth the extra dollars. The bathtub is big enough to swim in.
I also did a cooking lesson at The hotel and it was great.
I was the only person so it was 1 on 1 and great fun, no I can take the food home with me!
 
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Guest Name Preston S. (United States of America)
Period of Stay January 2013
Guest Review
Excellent Location!
Excellent location in the heart of China Town.


China Town comes alive at night with restaurants and food carts popping up all around and this hotel is right in the middle of everything.
 
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Guest Name Famtheman (Bern, Switzerland)
Period of Stay January 2013
Guest Review
“Still my favourite Haven of Peace in Bangkok”
Reviewed January 19, 2013


Once again, back in Bangkok. And once again, what makes the mad restlessness of this metropolis bearable is the tranquillity in peace that reigns once you've entered this hotel. Much could be written about the comfort of the rooms, the elegance of the furnishings, the fact that the minibar is complimentary, also the small details such as the shower gel, shampoos and lotions being supplied in refillable containers, but in effect, what is really striking is the fact, that even after a two-year hiatus, you find many of the same members of staff still working at Shanghai Mansions with the same kind of efficiency, but more importantly with the same unflagging friendliness. Looking back on our last couple of stays, we began and ended a trip to Laos in Bangkok, I felt that this was more of a home and less of the hotel. Being welcomed at the door and the reception, being greeted in the morning before sampling the delights of the breakfast buffet (which covers the spectrum from European my American to an Asian breakfast), for sitting in the bar for a drink in the evening and listening to the excellent offerings of local jazz musicians, it is always the staff that make this place what it is. I still feel uncomfortable in the vastness of Bangkok, I still feel incredibly well looked after and cared for by the people at Shanghai Mansions.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Guest Name Alison B. (Australia)
Period of Stay December 2012
Guest Review
Fantastic location. Extra helpful,friendly staff
Location

Our flight meant we arrived at the hotel at 7:30am. The staff gave us breakfast while they made up our room. Great service.
 
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Guest Name scareyBristol (bristol)
Period of Stay December 2012
Guest Review
“Great hotel”
Reviewed December 23, 2012

I was here for just one night last week.My room was fabulous with a huge bed ,huge bath,separate shower and toilet. The staff were very helpful giving directions,advice etc. I ate dinner in the cotton restaurant and had breakfast there.Both excellent. I really enjoyed my short stay in this super Hotel.
 
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Guest Name Valerie V. (United States of America)
Period of Stay December 2012
Guest Review
Funky hotel, transports you from BKK to Shanghai
Design, location, experience


This well-run hotel is a truly transporting experience. Staying in the hotel, you can easily forget that you are in high-rise centric Bangkok and that you've stepped back in time into old Shanghai. It's a wonderful place and its owners have paid a lot of attention to detail.
 
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Guest Name Srichan01 (Hua Hin, Thailand)
Period of Stay December 2012
Guest Review
“Great experience and this place has made my wedding day perfect”
Reviewed December 21, 2012


I have stayed there with my husband for 5 days as we planed to get marriage during that period at this hotel. My family are also stay in the hotel. We have engagement ceremony in the morning and wedding reception at night. I'd like to thank you for all staffs in the hotel for your exceptional services and hospitality. Our morning ceremony goes smoothly, the hotel team is professional for all things about Chinese Tea Ceremony which there are not many hotels in Thailand do well handle of this. We have received many good feedback from our relatives and families. Our night event is just fantastic, the ballroom is so beautiful with lots of flowers decoration and the color is just what I dream for for my wedding. Our 300 guests at the wedding reception are all together give the same word - my wedding is so beautiful, perfect match with the color, layout, decor, theme, food, drink, and all I can not give all the words but just want to say this is super excellent.

The room we stay is so beautiful, we love all of your design, furniture, and props. We are so enjoy taking the photo and post it in our facebook. I really love the breakfast, the real touch of Chinese taste. I love the way you serve a hot soy milk and rice soup, they are so delicious. Most of the time we have food the Cotton restaurant, the food is so good. We really like PM mix - cocktail drink which is so delicious.

Overall we are really enjoy our lives there, and this hotel has made great memory for our wedding day. Thank you the GM, event manager, and all staffs there. You are wonderful and everything there is beyond 5 stars.

Every visit in Bangkok we will for sure get some drink at Cotton Bar.

Srichan and Jakkapong
 
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Guest Name lollip0plady (London, United Kingdom)
Period of Stay July 2012
Guest Review
“My favourite hotel in South East Asia”
Reviewed December 19, 2012


My mum and I stayed in July and were overwhelmed by how kind the staff were and how beautiful our room and the whole hotel was. We were given some great advice on slightly alternative things to do and places to see. Would recommend highly both for experience and location
 
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Guest Name Cornelis V. (Netherlands)
Period of Stay December 2012
Guest Review
Good hotel, Theo take care of you
Brekfast, jazz band


Weghak à good stay, good gravel tip informatieontsluiting and frie,dlynstaff
 
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Guest Name Natalie Kelly (UK)
Period of Stay Arrival date  : 28.11.12  Departure date  : 29.11.12
Guest Review
Your comments about:
Check-in  : Great reception on arrival.
Check-out  : No problems, quick and straight forward
Front Office staff  : Very welcoming and helpful
Welcome drink & cold towel : Refreshing and an excellent touch
 
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Guest Name AJFitzRoy (Plymouth, United Kingdom)
Period of Stay November 2012
Guest Review
“Boutique Hotel”
Reviewed December 14, 2012

Fantastic Boutique hotel in a good location in Bangkok. Charming room with a huge bath & shower and a breakfast to match! The hotel hall had colorful lanterns hanging down from the ceiling and cushioned seats to relax by a long pond - wonderful contrast to the heat and hectic life of Bangkok outside. I would have loved to stay longer and would definitely stay there again !
 
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Guest Name John (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
Period of Stay December 2012
Guest Review Wonderful place to stay on every score.
 
Posted on Booking.com (traveled as mature couple)
 
 
Guest Name Ava B. (United States of America)
Period of Stay December 2012
Guest Review
Absolutely wonderful hotel...home away from home
staff, receptionist, food, band, clean, and beautiful

Everyone was simply wonderful and helpful and friendly. Breakfast was heavenly.. I shall definitely return!
 
Posted on Agoda (traveled Solo)
 
 
Guest Name Dave and Brenda (GB)
Period of Stay November 2012
Guest Review Lovely hotel, lovely staff, lovely stay !!
 
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Guest Name Daniel F. (Malaysia)
Period of Stay December 2012
Guest Review
Great location
Chinatown

The hotel is location in Chinatown and easy to find. All the food stalls, 7 eleven and shopping centers are just minutes away. Check in process was smooth and the reception served us cold towel and tea. The rooms are well decorated and the old shanghai style was very pleasing. The hotel also provide free shuttle to the grand palace and MBK. A big plus for this.
 
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Guest Name daxkTelAviv (Tel Aviv)
Period of Stay October 2012
Guest Review
“o.. the joy...”
Reviewed December 8, 2012
1 person found this review helpful

My husband and I spent our last 2 day in Thailand there. We enjoyed everything about the place: the unusual atmosphere in the street, lot's of amazing places to eat around Chinatown,
the decoration and comforts in the room. We especially enjoyed the great breakfast - a mixture of western and Chinese food, and the friendliness of stuff.
It was worth every penny.
 
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Guest Name Leslie T. (Australia)
Period of Stay November 2012
Guest Review
Amazing, boutique hotel with spacious rooms
Close to Chinatown, very comfortable rooms, quirky boutique environment, great!

If you are looking for a quirky, boutique hotel close to transport and Chinatown with friendly, happy staff .... you just can't go past this place. The rooms are spacious, the king-sized bed is comfy and the atmosphere is amazing. So different to a big hotel, this place has character.
 
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Guest Name Robert I. (Australia)
Period of Stay November 2012
Guest Review
Decadent Luxury
Very beautiful, friendly & interesting common area

Booked this hotel on a whim from reviews off tripadvisor. Romantic hotel indeed. Chinese art-deco throughout. Very nice.
 
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Guest Name Rance B. (United States of America)
Period of Stay November 2012
Guest Review
Beautiful Hotel, Excellent staff
Picture yourself in a Chinese themed hotel and this will be even better than what you imagined!

The Hotel is immaculate, the staff is there to help in any way they can, the rooms are beautful (exactly what you see advertised).
 
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Guest Name Kelly (Kettering, United Kingdom)
Period of Stay November 2012
Guest Review
Room design and attention to detail was amazing
Location
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Guest Name Roy S. (United Kingdom)
Period of Stay November 2012
Guest Review
Unique decor with excellent service
Great location, best buffet breakfast and 5 star service

My 5th stay at this hotel and the service is always exceptional and personal. Located in the middle of old Chinatown adjacent to the best restaurants and markets, this hotel offers everything I need. It is close to Hua Lumpong station so the BTS and MRT are close by and the river is just a short walk. Excellent rooms with large comfy beds. It's my only choice in Bangkok.
 
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Guest Name Teoh Y. (Malaysia)
Period of Stay November 2012
Guest Review
Great Environment
With concept

The overall environment and services is pretty comfortable and meeting up my requirement, the room design is special and the services at front service is great.
 
Posted on Agoda (traveled Solo)
 
 
Guest Name Kang W. (Malaysia)
Period of Stay November 2012
Guest Review
Cosy and quiet hotel
comfortable room with wifi

The hotel is very nice and peaceful. The room is fantastic with 1950's antic Shanghai decor. The bed is very comfortable. Breakfast is good with western and thai selections. The busy Chinatown is right at the door step.
 
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Guest Name Calnsara G (Calgary, Canada)
Period of Stay November 2012
Guest Review
COTTON REVIEW:

“Great atmosphere and music”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

When the elderly Asian gentlemen stepped up to their instruments I was unsure what to expect, all I can say is wow.
Something that surely must be heard, words cannot fully express how impressed I was. And they play every night! The drinks were phenomenal and were still looking for somewhere that makes blue Hawaiians like cotton but have found none even close, absolutely no complaints about the food and the staff were great.
 
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Guest Name Jonathan B (Chester, United Kingdom)
Period of Stay November 2012
Guest Review
“A Magical Mystery Tour.”
Reviewed November 23, 2012

After more than two days travelling by train from Singapore, via the "Jungle Line ", the Shanghai Mansion was a truly wonderful oasis. I stayed for 3 days and loved every minute. It was the complete contrast from the hectic street life outside, with the elegant style inside the hotel, which made it feel such a magical place to stay in Bangkok. My bedroom was fabulous, and the period decor throughout made it feel just as I imagined a stylish chinese mansion would feel/look.
All the staff were so helpful and friendly - with special mention of three young ladies - Ying,Yui and Yut. I found the location to be ideal, and the hotel helped with several excellent tours. I can certainly recommend the hotel as somewhere " different ", but stylish and memorable, to stay in Bangkok.
 
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Guest Name squirrelgirl001 (Nashville, Tennessee)
Period of Stay November 2012
Guest Review
“Heart of Chinatown”
Reviewed November 23, 2012 NEW

Love this hotel, room was spacious, enclosed shower, sep double bathtub, sep toilet. Lovely toiletries. Tea making area and a nice sitting area in outside of the room. Step outside the hotel and Ta Da tons of food to choose from. Hotel was surprisingly quiet given the general mayhem outside, rooms seemed to be away from direct street noise. did not have chance to eat here but Cotton looked nice. Staff were friendly and helpful. Overall Great value for money.
 
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Guest Name Jordan S. (United States of America)
Period of Stay November 2012
Guest Review
nice decor and good breakfast

cool looking rooms and good food
This hotel is a fun place to stay in a cool old building with trendy room decor. It's located in the heart of Chinatown..
 
Posted on Agoda (traveled as a couple)
 
 
Guest Name Joanna L. (Singapore)
Period of Stay November 2012
Guest Review
Beautiful hotel with excellent services

Beautiful spacious room
Room very nicely decorated, setting & ambience excellent. Complimentary fruits, drinks & snacks.
 
Posted on Agoda (traveled as a couple)
 
 
Guest Name Jpigg (Wichita, Kansas)
Period of Stay November 2012
Guest Review
Great room/excellent service”
Reviewed November 21, 2012

My husband and I spent 3 nights here. Beautiful hotel. The room was very clean and comfortable. Loved the decor. Staff was friendly and helpful as they could be despite the language barrier, they spoke pretty decent English. Chinese-style breakfast buffet was good, lots of choices and great food. I have to compliment this hotel on all the "little extras" they offer their guests, i.e. check out is at noon but they will keep your luggage locked up for you if you have extra time to spare before leaving the area. We had a couple extra hours before heading to the airport so we left our bags at the front desk and explored Chinatown then swung by and picked up our stuff on the way out. The front desk will also send mail out for you and provide postage so you don't have to go searching for a post office. They offer free scheduled shuttle/tuk tuk rides to certain tourist spots-we didn't use this service but I thought it was great they provided it.Very customer-service oriented, very clean. I have no complaints, I was very impressed with this hotel!
 
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Guest Name Jool B (London, United Kingdom)
Period of Stay November 2012
Guest Review
“Great location and lovely staff”
Reviewed November 22, 2012

Walked around china town when I visited Bangkok two weeks ago and found this amazing place hidden in the central of China Town. I was welcome by lovely Thai staff name T, he walked me and show around the hotel. Room decor is amazing with good price. The location is great , easy walking distance of many of the places of interest in Bangkok. Modern and very well fitted without being oppressive. The views from the windows are quite spectacular. Perhaps next time visit Bangkok this hotel would be my first choice. Definitely recommended to anyone who is looking for a nice hotel room, reasonable price and friendly staff.
 
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Guest Name liam k (Gloucester, United Kingdom)
Period of Stay November 2012
Guest Review
“heaven in china town”
Reviewed November 21, 2012

when we turned up outside the hotel we didnt know what to think but as we made our way through the hotel we were pleasantly surprised. the decor is beautiful and our room was unique and cosy with a bath tub in the bedroom which was lovely. the staff were all friendly and happy to help. the hotel also put on a free tuk tuk to a selection of places around bangkok. the hotel is located in the centre of crazy, vibrant china town with street food and markets down every road and ally. it really felt like we experienced the real bangkok. we really enjoyed our stay and would stay again. this hotel is not too far from the main attractions in bangkok. tuk tuks and taxis are cheap if you barter well.
 
Posted on Tripadvisor (traveled as a couple)
 
 
Guest Name 27debs (Redcar, United Kingdom)
Period of Stay October 2012
Guest Review
“Truly Thai Experience”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

Booked this hotel on a whim really after looking at the reviews on trip advisor. We knew it was cheaper than a lot of the other hotels we would normally stay in but this turned out to be a great decision.

We stayed for 3 nights and wished we had booked for longer but this was just a stop off point. The hotel was full of atmosphere and calm, a real oasis in the centre of bustling China Town, everything on your doorstep and a great base for exploring Bangkok. China Town on a night is a must and well worth the experience as is the street food. As this hotel is right in the centre of China Town you can step outside right into the heart of the experience. The bar downstairs is partially open onto the street, you can sit here and enjoy the delights and watch the night. When you are inside the hotel you can't imagine you are in the centre of a busy area, it is so quiet, great to escape.

We couldn't fault the hotel, the staff were really welcoming and friendly and helpful.

The rooms were spacious and well equiped, the bed was huge, there were no windows, only windows with borrowed light onto the internal courtyard, but this was fine for the amount of time we stayed here, very comfortable and quiet, had great nights sleep.

The breakfast was great, there was so much choice, you could also have a Thai breakfast which my husband really enjoyed, it was help yourself with a chef on hand to cook eggs to your request and the staff made sure you were topped up with tea and coffee, it was a good relaxing start to the day.

We ate in the restaurant and the food was amazing, well worth it. It seems pricy compared to elsewhere but was excellent and worth dining in. The restaurant became a Jazz Club later in the evening which was also great, nice and relaxing, again attentive service from the staff.

If we come back to Bangkok we would definitely stay here again, it was the right decision for us, a hidden gem and a real Thai experience.
 
Posted on Tripadvisor (traveled as a couple)
 
 
Guest Name Lauren I. (United States of America)
Period of Stay November 2012
Guest Review
Unique Hotel with Generous Hospitality
Gorgeous decorations, Friendly Staff

As we arrived at the hotel, three members of reception bounded down the stairs to assist with our luggage. We were greeted with a refreshing welcome drink and a folder of information about the hotel. This hotel has thought about everything a traveler needs, even down to a business card with a map and the address so that taxis can find it. The spunky decor made me feel as though I was in another place altogether. Our one meal at the hotel's restaurant was nice as well, cooked to order. Overall, I was very satisfied and will stay here should I visit Bangkok again!
 
Posted on Agoda (traveled as a couple)
 
 
Guest Name Giorgio C. (Australia)
Period of Stay November 2012
Guest Review
Exotic, comfortable and colourful
Location, stylish rooms, good service, breakfast


this hotel was wonderful. it is in the main drag of china town but there was absolutely no noise at all within the hotel. we loved the exciting decor, the comfortable beds, the attention to detail and the excellent breakfasts. in fact, it was a travel experience in itself! we booked the most economical room, "mei hua" and were delighted with it. there was everything you could ask for - comfy beds, bathroom products, excellent wifi reception, modern tv set with lots of channels, safety box, robes .....and more, including wonderful lamps and a birdcage in the bathroom! the staff were unbelievably warm, helpful and efficient.
 
Posted on Agoda (traveled as a couple)
 
 
Guest Name James F. (United Kingdom)
Period of Stay November 2012
Guest Review
Hotel filled with photo ops in heart of Chinatown
Gorgeous decor, free minibar, great location, fab staff.complimentary tuktuk to local tourist spots

We arrived at the Shanghai mansion for a two night stop over in bangkok during our tour of south east Asia. We took a train from bangkok airport which was a straight forward, cheap route for those on a budget. Hotel is located in the hustle and bustle of Chinatown but when you walk through the entrance you are transported away from the mayhem outside. Welcomed with a cold towel and ice tea and lots of friendly smiles from the staff. The room and hotel in general is so serene, immaculately designed, decorated and kept to a traditional Chinese theme. Gorgeous 4 poster bed, stained glass windows and stunning lanterns. Breakfast provided plenty of options for everyone. overall a great base to explore bangkok.
 
Posted on Agoda (traveled as a couple)
 
 
Guest Name ASeanG (Calgary, Canada)
Period of Stay June 2012
Guest Review
“Cute, cheap, and comfy...”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

Not that I'd recommend staying in Chinatown, but if you need to be close to the train for a morning trip to Cambodia, this is a great choice. The rooms are clean, secure, and well decorated. Staff are friendly and helpful. It cost us about $50US a night, so it's not the cheapest option out there, but it is nice for the neighborhood!
 
Posted on Tripadvisor (traveled with friends)
 
 
Guest Name KIRST1001 (LONDON)
Period of Stay November 2012
Guest Review
Great find in the heart of Chinatown”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

Stayed for 2 nights at the Shanghai Mansion 1-3 November, our first stop on a 2 week tour of Thailand. This hotel was fantastic, we were greeted warmly at check in and taken straight to our room which was just as we expected from the pictures. The hotel is located right in the central Chinatown, and is a gem amongst the chaos outside.
The room had a lovely big bed, was very clean and breakfast was great. We were really happy with our stay.
 
Posted on Tripadvisor (traveled as a couple)
 
 
Guest Name voonman (Wellington, New Zealand)
Period of Stay November 2012
Guest Review
“We Felt Like Royalty...”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

We stayed for 5 nights in the family suite (called Peony Suite I think). Before we arrived I worried about space and sleeping arrangements (we are a family of 4 with 2 daughters). When we arrived I was dumbfounded at how much space we had PLUS how beautiful and sumptuous the rooms were! We were allocated 2 adjoining rooms, both had beautiful bathrooms and FREE minibars! Added to this was the friendliness of the staff and the overall beauty of the entire establishment. I have never before stayed somewhere that over delivers in such a wonderful way. We felt like royalty!
The location is also fantastic. We had to stay in Chinatown as we needed to do some business at the local markets, all of which was in walking distance.
The buffet breakfast was great and offers a good selection of asian and western options. I was impressed with  the steam dumplings & other yum cha type dishes on offer, as well as the Gongee (a great first dish).
All in all the Shanghai Mansion gets my vote for BEST hotel in Bangkok!
 
Posted on Tripadvisor (traveled with family)
 
 
Guest Name Reviewed by: Hotels.com guest
Period of Stay November 2012
Guest Review
"Shanghai Mansion"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest

Fascinating location in Chinatown, well placed for the Golden Buddha. The Cotton Club is a great place for a relaxing nightcap and to listen the live band although not well attended. I would recommend the Shanghai Mansion as a base in Bangkok.
 
Posted on Hotels.com (traveled solo)
 
 
Guest Name Samantha Z. (Australia)
Period of Stay November 2012
Guest Review
Gorgeous hotel and great service with a smile
Great location and customer service

This hotel is absolutely gorgeous, take a step back in time. Great customer service, very attentive and helpful with advising on locations in the area. I loved that there was a free mini bar that they topped up daily. The breakfast service was great and I loved that there was a covered outdoor area at the entrance of the hotel where you could sit and have a cocktail and watch the world go by. The jazz bar Cotton was great as well. I would definitely stay here next time I stay in Bangkok. I loved it!
 
Posted on Agoda (traveled Solo)
 
 
Guest Name Michael S. (United States of America)
Period of Stay October 2012
Guest Review
An intimate gem of a hotel with exquisite service

Walking distance to both Train station and the MRT and in the heart of China Town

I have stayed so many times here it is "My Hotel" in BKK. The rooms do make you think a 1930's 40's Shanghai. The staff have always been helpful, even when I arrive to check-in from the Chiangmai train at 0:900AM. Great service, Jazz music in the bar and the best bath-tubs make it my favorite hotel in BKK.
 
Posted on Agoda (traveled Solo)
 
 
Guest Name Brian A. (United States of America)
Period of Stay October 2012
Guest Review
great environment
in the middle of chinatown

very chinese 1930's revival decor. loved the ambiance of the hotel, the restaurant was a little pricey for the food, but the service was exemplary as was the live jazz band warming up. being in the middle of china town, finding a decent priced restaurant is not difficult. breakfast was okay.
 
Posted on Agoda (traveled Solo)
 
 
Guest Name Kheng C. (Malaysia)
Period of Stay October 2012
Guest Review
Nice hotel with a great location

The design of the hotel is outstanding. Love the fish pond.
Hotel has a wonderful old Chinese design with a good blend of modern comfort. Room is big (Mudan) and good for family stay. Overall, had good experience and would recommend to our friends in the future. Will definately comeback in the future.
 
Posted on Agoda (traveled as Family with young children)
 
 
Guest Name Jeanette R (Kapolei, Hawaii, United States)
Period of Stay October 2012
Guest Review
Will stay here on my next visit to Bangkok”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

I absolutely LOVED this hotel! The beautiful decor, the outstanding service and location are the reasons why I will return to this hotel. I had stayed here on two different occasions and the second time was even better with the personal touches like welcome letter, fruit basket, flowers, complimentary mini bar, etc. The staff truly went above and beyond to tend to my every single need and request. As a solo female traveler I felt great staying here.
 
Posted on Tripadvisor (traveled solo)
 
 
Guest Name jvd747 (Singapore, null, Singapore)
Period of Stay October 2012
Guest Review
“Awesome experience!”
Reviewed October 26, 2012


We stayed there from 19th - 22nd Oct and the stay was nothing more than breathtaking. The hotel is very nicely done up and compliments the whole Chinatown feel. We took the Mu Dan suite and it was really gorgeous. The security/concierge/bartender/bellboy Lod was extremely helpful & pleasant all the time. The location is great as compared to the usual hustle of the town area. Will definitely recommend and be back again!!
 
Posted on Tripadvisor (traveled as a couple)
 
 
Guest Name Kelvin Ng (Siem estate, Singapore)
Period of Stay October 2012
Guest Review
Thanks Ms Thanakorn.appreciate your help to romantic setup in my room.my wife love the suite so much.Will come back with our baby Giselle next year.
 
Posted on Shanghai Mansion Thailand (Facebook)
 
 
Guest Name Sabine G. (Germany)
Period of Stay October 2012
Guest Review
amaaaaaaaaazing!!!!!!,
in the middle of busy china town...

a wonderful hotel - shanghai style - cool, classic, great! i just loved it - a place of peace and quiet, lovely room, spacious with an integrated bathroom - huge bathtub, shower and a big big bed.... great restaurant and the cotton jazzclub is the perfect place for a drink or two! highly recommended!!! would stay ther again anytime!!
 
Posted on TripAdvisor (traveled solo)
 
 
Guest Name Marina (MOSCOW, Russia)
Period of Stay October 2012
Guest Review
Amazing design oasin in the colourful chaos of Chinatown. Great rooms and interesting breakfast. Very friendly and helpful staff. Will definately stay again when in Bangkok.
 

Eoverly strong air conditioner at breakfast.
Posted on Booking.com (traveled with group of friends)
 
 
Guest Name Julie P. (Australia)
Period of Stay October 2012
Guest Review
great location, quiet rooms
Huge bed, opulent furnishings.
Beautiful furnishings , lovely helpful staff and a relaxing quiet ambience throughout.
 
Posted on Hotels.com (traveled solo)
 
 
Guest Name Turner68 (London, United Kingdom)
Period of Stay July 2012
Guest Review
“Delighted”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

This was our third stop on our trip in south east asia. We arrived in bangkok by taxi via the arrangements made for us by the people at our guesthouse in Siem reap and it was a relief. We asked them if they knew of a good place to stay in bangkok and they recommended the Shanghai mansion. I double checked on trip advisor and it convinced us.
It is a beautiful place, the decoration is part retro and modern in style, the room was beautiful and felt cosy, relaxing.
They have a great service too, very polite and attentive.
Being in chinatown is a good place I think for first timers like us in Bangkok. You can do quite a bit of discoveries on foot and you can easily take a taxi to go anywhere.
Bangkok is huge, crowded, noisy and very much alive. It is well known for it and it is a good thing but I admit I was happy to find calm and quiet back at the hotel after a long day.
The Shanghai mansion has many qualities, me and my wife really enjoyed our stay, it is very good for the price and I think we'll stay there again if we come back to Bangkok.
 
Posted on TripAdvisor (traveled solo)
 
 
Guest Name Ele P (Verona, Italy)
Period of Stay October 2012
Guest Review
“Fantastic hotel in Chinatown”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

The hotel is beautiful, the room was big and confortable, the location is perfect, in the middle of Chinatown which is one of the most interesting neighborhood in Bangkok. Just outside the hotel at night you can eat fantastic street food and experience the essence of Chinatown.
 
Posted on TripAdvisor (traveled solo)
 
 
Guest Name Kelvin1905 (Singapore, null, Singapore)
Period of Stay October 2012
Guest Review
Compliment for Ms Thanakorn”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

Thank you ,Ms Thanakorn for upgrading my room to Mu Dan suite.My wife simply loves the room and the romantic decorations.Loves the bath tub in the room.You had done a great guests recovery.keep up the good work.
 
Posted on Tripadvisor (Traveled as a couple)
 
 
Guest Name Lozzak7
Period of Stay October 2012
Guest Review  
“Lovely hotel in heart of China town”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

Really enjoyed our 6 night stay here - very comfortable and clean. Air conditioned, hotel tuk-tuk, nice bar, good food. Great location for sight seers. Free wi-fi, drink on arrival beautiful interior.
 
Posted on Tripadvisor (Traveled as a couple)
 
 
Guest Name Reviewed by: All Others
Period of Stay October 2012
Guest Review  
"A good place in chinatown"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest

This is truly a boutique hotel. Everything there is unique and not a standard hotel room. They have a free shuttle service to grand palace and some shopping centers and a free minibar which is nice. Breakfast is good but Asian style that means a lot of fried stuff and not many vegetables, but they do have a wide array of dishes to satisfy most people. At night the street outside is full of Chinese food carts which are also nice.
 
Posted on Hotels.com (traveled solo)
 
 
Guest Name titoxqld (Australia)
Period of Stay January 2012
Guest Review  
“awesome boutique hotel”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

We have stayed here on each time we visit Bangkok, would not consider staying elsewhere for an extended stay. Positioned a short walk from the Railway, MRT and Ferry. Free Tuk Tuk rides in the Hotels own vehicle. Cotton Club Jazz music on 3rd floor. Supermarket and bakery downstairs. 7/11 just 2 doors away. It's Awesome and Super quality in every way. That's why we keep returning. Decor is 1900 China. Lots of red and gold and truly beautiful
 
Posted on Tripadvisor (Traveled as a couple)
 
 
Guest Name Laura D. (United Kingdom)
Period of Stay October 2012
Guest Review  
Good hotel near station

Beautiful decor
Had a lovely stay here- beautiful rooms and a jazz bar too! Fairly close to the station.
 
Posted on Agoda (traveled Solo)
 
 
Guest Name Sunita S. (Thailand)
Period of Stay October 2012
Guest Review  
Nice Hotel

Night Market
We did stay this hotel for 1 night. This is our 3rd times for visit Shanghai Mansion Boutique Hotel. We loved China town night market. There is a lot of nice foods, just step out from the hotel
 
Posted on Agoda (Traveled as a Couple)
 
 
Guest Name Johnny M. (Australia)
Period of Stay October 2012
Guest Review  
Incredibly beautiful hotel roomsvery helpful staff

Free upgrade to suite/ complimentary minibar
I stayed hear on my last night travelling through Nepal/India for 6 weeks and it was heaven. I would travel to Thailand again just to spend another night here.
 
Posted on Agoda (traveled Solo)
 
 
Guest Name kmm2203 (Khartoum, Sudan)
Period of Stay December 2011
Guest Review  
“Gem!”
Reviewed September 21, 2012

My friend and I found this place by accident after our islan holiday was rained off. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but from the minute you enter, you'll be glad you did. The service was incredible, the staff are really fantastic. The bar, food, ambiance and decor are equally top class and the rooms are really comfortable. Exceptional value for money. Stay here.
 
Posted on TripAdvisor (traveled with friends)
 
 
Guest Name EBell071283
Period of Stay September 2012
Guest Review  
“Arty, creative, comfortable and friendly!”
Reviewed September 22, 2012

I stayed here for a night with a friend, then by myself. I couldn't fault his place and it was the perfect end to my Thai travels. It's so well decorated from the wallpaper, to the carpet, to the hallway to reception - whoever thought of the hotel design is a clever person indeed! The jazz club was adorable, I watched a Thai band cover The Beatles and Bob Dylan (it was excellent). When stopping through Bangkok again I will not hesitate to go here!
 
Posted on TripAdvisor (traveled with friends)
 
 
Guest Name Chaiporn V. (Singapore)
Period of Stay September 2012
Guest Review  
Great hotel

Good location and clean room

Good hotel to stay and enjoy a lot of Chinese Food
Posted on Agoda (traveled Solo)
 
 
Guest Name Axel L. (Germany)
Period of Stay September 2012
Guest Review

Your thoughts on our served breakfast.


Perfect Service, extremly helpful and friendly staff.
Web've been there for 5 Nights and enjoyed every minute. Good breakfast buffet. Staff is very friendly and helpful with organizing tuk-tuks and Taxis and provides Information for every question wie asked.
 
Posted on Agoda (Traveled as a Couple)
 
 
Guest Name Maibach
Period of Stay Arrival date: 19.09.2012 Departure date: 21.09.2012
 
Guest Review

Your thoughts on our served breakfast.




Was very nice to have such a variety of different international food
any problem you've experienced during your stay. 
I liked the soap and shower soap very much and asked at the reception if it is possible to buy this. Unfortunately it wasn't...(also the packaging if it is very nice and I would have loved to have such a souvenir at home).
 
Posted on SurveyGizmo (Directly with hotel (Hotel website/walk-in guest)
 
 
Guest Name Henry_RP81 (Sydney, Australia)
Period of Stay September 2012
Guest Review  
Cotton Review:

“Amazing atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

The atmosphere at Cotton is hard to match. The food (and drinks) are top notch too (and reasonably priced). I recommend it for a fund afternoon / evening including dinner.
 
Posted on Tripadvisor (Traveled as a couple)
 
 
Guest Name Graham M. (Australia)
Period of Stay September 2012
Guest Review  
great hotel and great service from happy staff and

simple accomodation, clean and tidy but very nice romantic atmosphere

stayed here before and will do so again. Staff very friendly and service excellent. cheap accommodation and very nicely situated close to some of the best street food at night. hotel also just 5 min walk to station and easy access to central Bangkok.
 
Posted on Tripadvisor (Traveled as a couple)
 
 
Guest Name Choeng M. (Cambodia)
Period of Stay September 24, 2012 
Guest Review
good location but small rooms with mei hua

selling points is ok
good location but small rooms wit mei hua other room type more better than mei hua. room look nice
 
Posted on Agoda (Traveled as a Couple)
 
 
Guest Name tmpyne (Granada, Nicaragua)
Period of Stay September 2012
Guest Review
“Unique Ambiance”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

We stayed here upon arrival in Bangkok and loved Shanghai Mansion for its incredible ambiance. Our room was cozy and had all the amenities we needed. We stayed in a few hotels during our time in Bangkok, and this by far had the best breakfast...both Western and dim sum. Though Chinatown might be a bit crazy for some, the hotel is beautifully decorated and quiet, and only a 10-min walk to the MRT (subway) Hua Lamphong and train station. In all, a great value.
 
Posted on Tripadvisor (Traveled as a couple)
 
 
Guest Name Texirican (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
Period of Stay September 2012
Guest Review
“A touch of Shang Hai !!!”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

Nice hotel smack in the middle of Chinatown. We stayed here on a layover for onward travel. It gave us a chance to experience Chinatown - a unique sector of BKK. Rooms were nice with comfortable beds and clean bathrooms - you cannot beat accommodations for the price (and breakfast was included!!) Good service from the staff as well.....
There is a wonderful koi pond on first floor with rooms adjacent....
 
Posted on Tripadvisor (Travelled as a couple)
 
 
Guest Name Rebecca B. (United Kingdom)
Period of Stay September 18, 2012 
Guest Review
exciting location, with helpful staff

perfect rooms
we stayed there for four nights and had never been to bangkok, a warm welcome and the excitement of china town was one that will be unforgettable. thank you for a lovely stay the the breakfast we Delicious!! 
 
Posted on Agoda (Traveled as a Couple)
 
 
Guest Name Sven B. (Australia)
Period of Stay September 28, 2012  
Guest Review
Attentive staff

Location and ambiance
Second stay at this hotel and enjoyed it both times. Will stay again. Great staff and lovely rooms.
 
Posted on Agoda (traveled as Family with young children)
 
 
Guest Name Tan S. (Singapore)
Period of Stay September 28, 2012  
Guest Review
 Good location but small room

It's relatively inexpensive for a boutique hotel.

If you are a food lover,Chinese goodies shopper,an admirer of antique temples and looking for a good class hotel along Yaowarat Road, then it must be Shanghai Mansion.Just walk out of the hotel and you are surrounded by the best Thai/Chinese restaurants,fresh seafood stalls (night) and many other good quality street food. In fact, you can eat all through the night. Shopping on Sampeng Road is a real treat for the ladies. The temples, e.g. Wat Trimat (walking distance) and other great temples in the Ratanakosin area are just a short taxi ride away. The Hua Lumphong subway station is also within walking from the hotel.
 
Posted on Agoda (traveled as a couple)
 
 
Guest Name rccrd_tram (Trieste, Italy)
Period of Stay August 2012
Guest Review
“Great hospitality in Chinatown”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

Located in the lively Chinatown the hotel is a very good deal. The staff were excellent and the whole ambient was great with their room design. Free wifi and mini bar complete a marvelous experience. At evening street around the hotel becomes lively with a food market where you can taste very good seafood.
MRT and Hualamphong railway station are within 10 minutes walking. Definitively the hotel where I am going to stay when in Bangkok
 
Posted on TripAdvisor (traveled with family)
 
 
Guest Name Daniella K. (Israel) 
Period of Stay October 02, 2012
Guest Review
beautiful hotel, amazing stuff

great location in Chinatown, next to some great culinary attractions, the breakfast was great. The best thing though was the stuff that really care much for gusset's satisfaction. very friendly and responsible. highly recommended.
 
Posted on Agoda (traveled Solo)
 
 
Guest Name Linda B. (Australia)
Period of Stay October 05, 2012
Guest Review
Excellent service and accommodation

Consistent and excellent room service

We enjoyed our stay at the Shanghai Mansion Boutique Hotel very much. Great buffet breakfast. ALL staff friendly and helpful, giving excellent customer service.
 
Posted on Agoda (Traveled as a Couple)
 
 
Guest Name gb2cv (UK)
Period of Stay October 2012
Guest Review
“A gem amongst the hustle and bustle”
Reviewed October 12, 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights having booked direct with hotel on internet - and got a cheaper deal than on the big name hotel booking websites!! You have to look for the special price but it was there - 2100THB inclusive of taxes and charges. Went for their cheapest room and was delighted with everything,, very large bed, massive shower, aircon and the decor too. Ok not glitz and ritz but very very comfortable and well worth the price paid to get settled into our first visit to Thailand.

When we arrived we were greeted with smiles and made ot feel at home.. a simple courtesy welcome drink was provided - chilled pomegranate juice. Our bags were loaded onto a trolley and we were escorted to our room by a charming young thai who then proceeded to show us everything in the room - I had expected to give a tip but he had no intention of hanging around and was off before I could even gesture to him! This in fact was a feature of everyone in the hotel - they did their job and didn't expect anything extra from customers - and all with a smile.
To sum up - the room was way beyond what I had expected and I would not hesitate to go again.

A special mention fro the staff who were delightful friendly and full fo smiles - and the restaurant manager was so helpful too. Breakfast was an extensive buffet with thai, chinese and european food on offer, plenty of drinks and constantly topped up.I am very demanding when it comes to food. We also chose to eat in the restaurant on the 2 evenings we were there rather than risk the street food outside and had some lovely food with excellent service and to my mind the quality was extremely good and reasonable compared to western prices - though expensive compared to thai prices - but we felt safe and would rather pay more than risk illness on the first nights.

All in all an excellent introduction to Thailand and thoroughly recommended
 
Posted on Tripadvisor (Travelled as a couple)
 
 
Guest Name kirikatt1992 (Auckland Region, New Zealand)
Period of Stay October 2012
Guest Review
“amazing place man”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

i arrived in bangkok and was welcomed into the hotel by two well mannered staff. they showed myself n my fiance our room and we fell in love. staff id like to mention is ying and patty also the two afternoon shift men who have been extremely helpful in our travels around bangkok... i am plannin a trip back to thailand and shanghai mansion will be a place i will be returning thank you so much regards lyndon..
 
Posted on Tripadvisor (Traveled as a couple)
 
 
Guest Name tancostello (Colorado Springs, Colorado)
Period of Stay September 2012
Guest Review
 “Fun-Funky-Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

This hotel is so charming and has an amazing way of sharing the joy of Thailand with the feel of old China all with a kind of tongue in cheek twist. With polished concrete floors complimented by area rugs; soft lanturn lights and even a birdcage in the shower you just know you will be well cared for. You will not be disappointed. All of this in the heart of Chinatown which is a treat in itself. Team this with a driver who really knows his way around(Bobs Transportation Service) and if you are like us, you'll already be dreaming of a return trip before you leave Bangkok. We chose this hotel after reading about it on Tripadvisor and were very pleased.
 
Posted on Tripadvisor (Travelled as a couple)
 
 
Guest Name Dee C
Period of Stay August 2012
Guest Review
“Great stay - I will be back!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

This was a charming little hotel with a lovely dose of quirky and attention to detail. The staff were attentive and friendly and breakfasts something to look forward to. The hotel is conveniently situated to major sightseeing attractions.
 
Posted on Tripadvisor (Travelled Solo)
 
 
Guest Name Luís (Coimbra, Portugal)
Period of Stay 5 September 2012
Guest Review
Nice thematic (chinese) boutique hotel in Bangkok Chinatown. Rooms are very originally decorated and the photos at the website show them well. Lobby/reception is a nice place, with a laptop. Breakfast is good as well, and you can go all around Bangkok by taxi, that are cheap. I recommend this hotel if you are visiting around and spend only few hours in the hotel, since you have a good value for the money. 
 
Posted on Booking.com (Travelled solo)
 
 
Guest Name  Nico Schoenemann
Period of Stay Arrival date: 01.09.2012 Departure date: 02.09.2012
Guest Review
Your room service feedback: We had a bottle of sparkling wine delivered to our room for the birthday of my girlfriend and this was presented very beautiful with flowers, on time and by very friendly staff.
 
Posted on SurveyGizmo (Expedia)
 
 
Guest Name Mathieu C (Montreal, Canada)
Period of Stay September 2012
Guest Review
“Excellent value for the money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

- Rooms are big and well equipped, even if the decor is a bit 'Shanghai' ;)
- Ideally located in the Chinatown area of Bangkok, in the middle of little streets with the best seafood restaurants
- Good live music and great bar
- Good service!
- Do not forget to ask for your fish pet when you arrive, they will give you a bowl with one of the fishes from the pond.

Conclusion: they auto-promoted themselves as 'best value hotel in Bangkok'... And they may be right!
 
Posted on Tripadvisor (Travelled as a couple)
 
 
Guest Name VerenaH (Duisburg, Germany)
Period of Stay September 2012
Guest Review
“Excellent place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

This hotel is an excellent place to stay when in Bangkok. I stayed there for 5 nights and enjoyed it very much. It´s convenient to get there because the train and metro station are just a 7 minutes walk away and it´s easy to get from here within walking distance to the little ferry port from which you can catch a boat to the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, Wat Arun and much more.
Chinatown is a great place to explore by night and the hotel provides a little guide book to help you finding the right way.
The hotel has a great atmosphere and the staff is very friendly and helpful. The rooms are huge and equipped with great attention to details. It´s a wonderful escape from the noise of this big city and a place to relax after a long sightseeing day.
 
Posted on Tripadvisor (Travelled Solo)
 
 
Guest Name Cl3an (Leeds, United Kingdom)
Period of Stay September 2012
Guest Review
“Shanghai Inn (Mansion) goes from strength to strength”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

We have been staying at Shanghai Mansion since it opened in 2007 and was called Shanghai Inn.

Sure, the rooms no longer cost $30 per night, and the original staff have moved on, but this is still the coolest hotel in Bangkok's best kept secret of a location.

Stunning decor, great service, top breakfasts and still only forty quid if you book via lastminute or expedia.

Enjoy. 
 
Posted on Tripadvisor (Traveled as a couple)
 
 
Guest Name Tara F (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States)
Period of Stay August 2012
Guest Review
“An Amazingly Beautiful Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

I was really blown away by this hotel, it was by far my favorite from my whole trip! Everything from the welcome I received when I walked in the door to the amazing decorations throughout the hotel left me wishing I could stay longer!

The design of the hotel is traditional oriental filled with lanterns, vivid colors, and an impressive koi pond. I wish I could have taken my room home with me! The decorations were just so great. The shower had a decorative bird cage in it and the room had paper lanterns in the corner. I had a great nights sleep and a wonderful buffet breakfast that was the most extensive that I saw while traveling and it was all very good. The service I had was prompt and exceedingly friendly. They also offer a shuttle service to a few of Bangkok's biggest tourist spots and it is within walking distance of the big train station (although if you plan on going to Chang Mai or Phuket I recommend flying, the train takes a long time).

If I ever found myself in Bangkok again, I would stay here exclusively!
 
Posted on Tripadvisor (Travelled Solo)
 
 
Guest Name Megan (London, UK)
Period of Stay September 9, 2012
Guest Review
Cute, quaint and lovely hotel.
Posted September 9, 2012

Beautiful room and surroundings, helpful and friendly staff.
A must stay!
 
Posted on Expedia.com (traveled solo)
 
 
Guest Name Zabrina S. (United States of America)
Period of Stay August 28, 2012 
Guest Review
Great Hotel! Highly reccomended!

Very Stylish, Convinient Location & Great Staff!

We stayed here for 4 days and it was great! It was like having a little piece of luxury right in the middle of the main strip of Chinatown. There are restaurants and vendors out on the street at night and it is very easy to catch a cab or tuk tuk from the hotel front. Also they have a bar and restaurant which is very good. We felt very safe and comfortable.
  
Posted on Agoda (Travelled as a Couple)
 
 
Guest Name Fong Y.  (Singapore)
Period of Stay September 07, 2012  
Guest Review
Excellent location at heart of Chinatown(Yaowarat)

Excellent in every tiny room details in Shanghai style...
Walk down the street during day time, you will see endless gold smith shop & traditional chinese medicine shop. 
 
Posted on Agoda (Travelled as Family with young children)
 
 
Guest Name Cindy (London, UK)
Period of Stay September 2012
Guest Review
Nice find
Posted September 11, 2012

Loved the style of the hotel - very unique
A little far from the bars at night, you do have china town on your door step
I would stay again, nice for couples. Breakfast was also excellent
 
Posted on Expedia.com (traveled solo)
 
 
Guest Name Paramee P. 
Period of Stay September 03, 2012  
Guest Review
Beautiful hotel and good service

Design and services
Very comfortable, very clean and all staff are very friendly. Will surely go back and stay.
 
Posted on Agoda (Travelled as solo)
 
 
Guest Name Alvin Y.  (Singapore)
Period of Stay August 05, 2012  
Guest Review
Lovely hotel in a vibrant location

Dim sum breakfast, in vibrant chinatown
Stayed for 2 nights at this hotel. Breakfast is limited in choice but saved by the small selection of dim sum, their custard bun is really nice. At night Chinatown is really vibrant and full of life, but hotel itself will not be noisy.
  
Posted on Agoda (Travelled as Couple)
 
 
Guest Name Thomaz A. (Brazil) 
Period of Stay August 07, 2012  
Guest Review
a piece of china in tailand

Very helpful fluent english speaking staff, clean, nice shower and very romantic
Bangkok is always an intense arrival. Getting to the hotel was an excellent experience. Great environment. They gave me a cool welcome tea with a soft moist towel to freshen up. Check in was done quickly and efficiently as I sat on the reception´s couch and they would bring the necessary papers to sign. Taking the elevator and reaching the 4th floor, where I stayed, I could feel a very special vibe in the air. The hotel is fully decorated Chinese style with all the details. The lamps, colors and decorative accessories all very thought out. Breakfast was acceptable, but not a great variety of foods, but in Bangkok that´s not the best focus. This hotel is just the perfect cost benefit in the heart of Chinatown.
 
Posted on Agoda (Travelled Solo)
 
 
Guest Name Thomaz A. (Brazil) 
Period of Stay August 08, 2012  
Guest Review
Cosy hotel with full thematic decoration

clean, beautiful and vibrant
i loved the hotel. very nice decoration, service and hospitality. you feel like you get a little experience of china in the heart of bangkok. definitely worth the visit. the rooms have thematic decorations with china´s seasonal nature´s features as a backdrop. just lovely. breakfast was a real treat at the mansion. dim sum, salads and other asian option for those willing to try out the experience. for those in for a more ´traditional´ meal, there are plenty of options available. omelet, made to order, toast, bacon, sausages and the whole 9 yards of it. the staff there really makes the stay great. very fluent in english, friendly an helpful. worth the visit!!!
 
Posted on Agoda (Travelled Solo)
 
 
Guest Name Syrita N. (United Kingdom )
Period of Stay July 27, 2012  
Guest Review
Great style

Heart of china town, good service and attentive
We had a different room on this stay. The 2 and 1 flor rooms are much better.... They have more light and the beds and room layout better.
 
Posted on Agoda (Travelled as Family with young children)
 
 
Guest Name Ronald (Luxembourg, Luxembourg)
Period of Stay August 10, 2012
Guest Review
We return as often as we stay in Bangkok to this beautiful hotel, making you feel really in a different time and place, professional service included 
 
Posted on Booking.com (Travelled as Family with young children)
 
 
Guest Name TheGoktor (Northampton, United Kingdom)
Period of Stay August 2012
Guest Review
“A haven of calm!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

We've stayed at Shanghai Mansion twice, and would not hesitate to return. As soon as we arrived, we felt felt as though we had stepped into a different world; the hotel is a haven of calm, and a most welcome respite from the hot and dusty hustle and bustle of Chinatown.

Stepping over the threshold, our bags were taken by the attentive porter, and we were shown into the reception lounge where we were given cool, damp flannels with which to freshen up, and a glass of chilled chrysanthemum tea... served on a golden platter, complete with a beautiful fresh orchid.

After we were checked in, we were shown to our (Mu Dan) room... a wow moment indeed! To say it was beautiful would be an understatement; with its black wood and tiles, and turmeric-yellow walls, it felt very opulent indeed. The enormous bathtub was a definite plus, as were the complementary products and mini-bar. The bed was also enormous - much larger than the king-size we have at home! Incredibly comfortable too. We currently live in Chiang Mai, and never have need of a duvet; at Shanghai Mansion, we discovered that the aircon was far more powerful than what we have at home, so we turned the temperature down, and thoroughly enjoyed snuggling under the fluffy duvet! A bit childish perhaps, but we loved the novelty of it!

The rest of the hotel is equally as luxurious as our room; from the central fish pool with its myriad coloured lights suspended above, to the grand sweeping staircase leading up to the library and reading area, business centre, restaurant, upper floors, and ballroom, there is a distinct atmosphere of bygone opulence. It's something like a cross between a Merchant-Ivory film and Indiana Jones!

The Cotton restaurant serves good food all day and evening, and the prices are very reasonable... often cheaper than some of the street cafés outside. Service is fantastic, each member of staff is polite and attentive, and the food is served to the diners' requirements. The bar has a fantastic range of cocktails, both contemporary and traditional, alcoholic and non-alcoholic, as well as a good selection of wine, beer, and other soft drinks.

Every evening from around 9pm there's a band in the restaurant; from Tuesday to Saturday it's a wonderful jazz trio performing their own versions of favourites from the likes of The Inkspots, The Platters, Tommy Dorsey, Gene Kelly, Dean Martin, Count Basie, etc. On Sunday and Monday it's a somewhat younger and more pop/soul-oriented lineup, albeit with the jazz saxophonist from the trio showing off his vocal talent, and playing stringed instruments too. In addition, there is a beautiful female singer, covering songs from Sade and her ilk.

I really cannot praise the staff highly enough; from the moment we arrived to the moment we left, we were treated as though we were the only guests in the hotel. My mother-in-law had a small medical problem, which meant she was unable to fly back to the UK as planned; once again, the staff were incredibly helpful - from suggesting she book an extra couple of nights through Agoda as it would be cheaper than if booked through the hotel, to ensuring she kept the same room, to relaying telephone messages from her insurers. Furthermore, whenever we needed a taxi or a tuk-tuk, there was always a member of staff on hand to not only flag one down but to ensure we got a good price too.

In addition, it was my birthday on the last day of our stay here, and not only did the staff surprise me with a cake, but half a dozen of them delivered it - complete with a candle - to our room, and sang 'Happy Birthday' to me! It was such a wonderful moment, and one I shall treasure!

I would absolutely recommend Shanghai Mansion!
 
Posted on Tripadvisor (Travelled as a couple)
 
 
Guest Name Williamica (Singapore, Singapore)
Period of Stay August 2012
Guest Review
“Must stay hotel for honeymood couples.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

As i was passing by chinatown,i came across the name shanghai mansion hotel,as i wanted to known more about this hotel, i just walk straight up to the lobby and was amazing to be greeted by a friendly staff by the name Miss Ae Chuda who introduced her asst. manager Miss Kratai Narak to me and both was extremely helpful to shown me arounds the hotel in whatever rooms atmosphere that both presented to me, i like is the fantasic features junior suite room that my next trip i will go for it,kudo to both of them to go the extra mile in their works to served and promote your hotel to me,both are excellent in their job,bye,thx
 
Posted on Tripadvisor (Travelled Solo)
 
 
Guest Name Yvonne E (Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany)
Period of Stay August 2012
Guest Review
“friendly and charming”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

The Shanghai Mansion is a very tasteful accomodation with helpful, friendly staff in the heart of Chinatown. Thanks to Patty and Ae we got an easy upgrade which made our stay even more comfortable. The rooms are wonderfully furnished and inspiring. It was our best Stay in Bangkok!
 
Posted on Tripadvisor (Travelled as a couple)
 
 
Guest Name Kaylene D. (Australia)
Period of Stay August 11, 2012  
Guest Review
Exotic hotel, great service.

Decor, water feature and excellent service
an oasis in chinatown. we loved this hotel with its exotic retro chinese decor,the staff couldn't help us enough. we will definitely return to the shanghai mansion when we return to bangkok again.front desk staff happily co-ordinated taxis for us,wrote instructions in thai for the drivers, stored our luggage and much more. we felt very safe in this hotel.
 
Posted on Agoda (Travelled as Family with older children)
 
 
Guest Name By A verified traveller
Period of Stay August 2012
Guest Review
Chinatown hotel
Posted August 12, 2012

Breakfast
Good location if you want to be in Chinatown
Good, clean hotel located in the core of Chinatown. Amazing breakfast included.
 
Posted on Expedia.com
 
 
Guest Name Anna c (Boston, Massachusetts)
Period of Stay August 2012
Guest Review
“lovely and friendly staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

Perfect place for vacations. it is close to landmarks and very comfy room. best service, very nice staff especially, Mrs. Beau. she is friendly and helpful. Two thumbs up! one of my best trips in Asia, Anna
 
Posted on Tripadvisor (Travelled Solo)
 
 
Guest Name LIM P. (Malaysia)
Period of Stay August 13, 2012  
Guest Review
beautiful hotel

easy shop & eat
beautiful design & hotel staff are friendly..nice food.
 
Posted on Agoda (Travelled as a Couple)
 
 
Guest Name marissa K. (United States of America)
Period of Stay August 16, 2012  
Guest Review
We liked it a lot!

Decor, china town location, friendly staff

this is our second stay here because we liked it a lot the first time! the hotel is a cozy small-ish size and most definitely charming and different. we liked the open bathroom floor plan with giant tub. the hotel staff was great and the breakfast was pretty good too - nothing to complain about there. they had a fair number of hot and cold western and asian selections; they had hot omelette station, dim sum, fresh fruit, rice porridge and fixings and more. we liked the quirky china town location too. fun to wander around in and some of the best street side seafood we've had just a block away from the hotel. it's not too far from the subway and main train station (a great jumping off point if you are coming or going by train i imagine) too. over all a great experience.
 
Posted on Agoda (Travelled as a Couple)
 
 
Guest Name Anopkoemar M. (Netherlands)
Period of Stay August 08, 2012  
Guest Review
great location, but no windows in the rooms

good service at the intake and checkout
We stayed for three nights. The hotel is very colourfull. The rooms are small, but nicely decorated in chinese style. Breakfast is oke. Value for money.
 
Posted on Agoda (Travelled as Family with older children)
 
 
Guest Name Gunby (Aus)
Period of Stay August 2012
Guest Review
“A lOvely hotel in a good area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

We only stayed for one night as we had an overnight in Bangkok . Hotel was easy to find and is well presented . Our room was lovely - big bed, free wifi , all mod cons and very clean. Room colours are vibrant and is very welcoming. A big breakfast selection and a comprehensive cocktail menu too. We thought that this hotel was very good value and there are lots of places to eat nearby and is a cheap ride away from bars.
 
Posted on Tripadvisor (Travelled as a couple)
 
 
Guest Name GlobeTrotterSing (Singapore, Singapore)
Period of Stay August 2012
Guest Review
“Beautiful Hotel, Fantastic Building”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

You can not fault this hotel. The building is just fantastic. It is like walking back in time! It is very clean, original features maintained and a great atmosphere. You definitely feel like you are staying in a old Chinese Mansion. The staff are very friendly and the restaurant is lovely - great Thai food. The only thing I would comment on is the location. The hotel is located on the edge of Chinatown and you are 15 minutes walk to the nearest metro station. However, if you are looking for a boutique hotel this hotel comes very highly rated. Free wireless internet too!
 
Posted on Tripadvisor (Travelled as a couple)
 
 
Guest Name By A verified traveller
Period of Stay July 2012
Guest Review
Shanghai Mansion Bangkok
Posted July 18, 2012

style and location
crazy china town fast furious and really interesting a good central location to bangkok
Lovely style in the middle of a huge city this hotel was safe well kept helpful and quiet
 
Posted on Expedia.com
 
 
Guest Name Jean-philippe A. (Couple) France
Period of Stay July 2012
Guest Review
lovely hotel with great decoration
Posted: July 15, 2012

unique features. helpful service. nice rooms. buffet is fine. great price
Best quality price ratio. In the middle of china town which offers a different look at bangkok. Needs cabs in and out unless you take the subway..brand new and air conditioned. Temple next door. Watch out for cabs which try to offer a fixed price. Meter is the rule and you can always find a cab willing to put on the meter even at 1 am!
 
Posted on Agoda
 
 
Guest Name Jane (Woodbridge, United Kingdom)
Period of Stay July 19, 2012
Guest Review
Lovely, quirky boutique hotel in Chinatown. A great design and excellent service! 
 
Posted on Booking.com (Travelled as Family with older children)
 
 
Guest Name Tri Y. (Indonesia)
Period of Stay July 22, 2012  
Guest Review
lovely hotel and service with a smile

things i like
the hotel is so chinese, i like it. breakfast is good too.
 
Posted on Agoda (Travelled as Business Traveler)
 
 
Guest Name Matthew (ULVERSTON, United Kingdom)
Period of Stay 26 July 2012
Guest Review
We liked the relaxed friendly and efficient atmosphere 
 
Posted on Booking.com (Travelled as Mature couple)
 
 
Guest Name
Aizuddin M. (Singapore)
Period of Stay July 19, 2012  
Guest Review nice old world charm hotel

the theme of the hotel was the main selling point
Stepping into this hotel is like stepping into the past into old world charm Shanghai. the decor of the hotel was immaculately done. Upon arriving, the staff greeted us with a welcome drink and a refreshing cold towel. I was amazed and awed upon stepping into the hotel room. It was big, nicely decorated and had a lovely nice bathtub to soak in.the room had lots of chinese memorabilias and decorations. Staffs of the hotel were friendly and attentive to your every need. I would highly recommend this hotel to my friends.
 
Posted on Agoda (Travelled as Couple )
 
 
Guest Name Lorn M. (United Kingdom)
Period of Stay July 20, 2012  
Guest Review
Truly wonderful hotel, the friendliest staff

Little haven away from bustling city
Staff could not have been any friendlier. Hotel was stunning with every room themed and styled to perfection. Loved the fish pond on the ground floor. Dim sum brekkie was great and the evening jazz was a great bonus. Would 100% stay here again.
 
Posted on Agoda
 
 
Guest Name Melvin F. (Australia)
Period of Stay July 24, 2012  
Guest Review
Excellent hotel with terrific service

Quality of the staff and the service they provide, cleanlness, good restaurant, and comfortable interestingly furnished room with free Internet
We were made to feel very welcome, with Ying and Jak being particularly helpful. The Hotel Manager was very inviting and friendly. Meals very good with live music in the evenings. Central location in the middle of the Chinese district was also a big plus. We will return many times.
  
Posted on Agoda (Travelled as Couple )
 
 
Guest Name George K. (Australia)
Period of Stay July 24, 2012
Guest Review
Beautifully decorated hotel in Chinatown
Decor, great position close to many outdoor restaurants
Each room beautifully decorated in Chines style. Lovely atmosphere with coloured lanterns everywhere Excellent service all the staff very helpful.
 
Posted on Agoda (Travelled as Couple)
 
 
Guest Name Perumal N. (Singapore)
Period of Stay July 25, 2012  
Guest Review
brings you back in time

Love the Chinese theme decor and ambience of the hotel. The staff were eager tp pleased.
The hotel is located in the heart of Chinatown along Yaowarat road. There are plenty to do both during the day and night. The location is food galore with restaurants lining both sides of the street. If you venture between the sidelanes you will find good buys. The nearest MRT station is "Hua Lamphong", casual stroll from the hotel will take 10 mins.
 
Posted on Agoda (Travelled as Business Traveler)
 
 
Guest Name mhidalgo08 (Seoul, South Korea)
Period of Stay July 2012
Guest Review
“Really deserves its distinction as top budget hotel in the world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012 NEW

I don't understand how anyone who has stayed in this hotel doesn't sing its praises. This is my third time at the hotel and I am still very pleased with the quality, style, and value of the place. The staff welcome you with a drink and then take you to your room to make sure it's to your liking. The bed is big for one person, but it's comfortable and quite nice. There is free wifi throughout the hotel and the contents of the minibar are complementary. I really like the size of the room and bathroom. I feel like I'm cheating someone for paying so little.
The one complaint would have to be the location. As most visitors to the capital can attest, taking a taxi in Bangkok is a headache and a tuktuk is even worse (as an aside, don't pay any attention to any "official" standing outside the grand palace telling you the place is closed. It most likely isn't; they're lying to you in order to take you on a tour that ends on a tailor or gem shop). To help with this the hotel has their own tuktuk that makes runs to MBK mall, Grand Palace and a couple of other destinations around Bangkok. There is someone outside who will hail a taxi for you and set you on your way (which is very helpful). When arriving, make sure to print off a map of this place before coming just in case your driver can't or won't find it.
 
Posted on TripAdvisor
 
 
Guest Name bekki31
Period of Stay July 2012
Guest Review
“Cannot praise this hotel enough!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012 NEW via mobile

We are very sad to have just finished a 3 night stay at Bangock's Shanghai Mansion. We were recommended the hotel by a travel agent who showed us beautifil pictures online. When we arrived our high expectations were not disappointed. The whole hotel was spotless, the room were beatutifully decorated, spacious and with good air-con. We were fortunate enough to book when there was a 3 nights for the price of 2 offer on but i think even without this discount the hotel would be excellent value for money. Perhaps the highlight of the hotels whole package was the level of service, we were treated like kings! The door staff were always quick to carry bags, hail taxis and greet you in arrival. Ying and Jak, the reception staff were helpful with enquieries and never short of smiles! The hotels location is good, in the heart of Chinatown, however this does mean you have to use taxis or tuk tuks to get to main attractions.
 
Posted on TripAdvisor
 
 
Guest Name phatty42 (Des Moines, IA )
Period of Stay June 2012
Guest Review
“Great motel...great location”
Reviewed July 2, 2012 NEW

My daughter and I stayed here during our trip to Thailand...she had stayed here before and loved it enough to return. Yes, it's a busy street but still a perfect location for exploring the area. The staff could not be more helpful, breakfast was great but our favorite part was the jazz band that played in the bar during the evening. Amazing!!!! Rooms were very comfie, too. Will definitely return! 
 
Posted on TripAdvisor
 
 
Guest Name Margaretandthegirls (Phnom Penh)
Period of Stay June 2012
Guest Review
“Old Shanghai ambience”
Reviewed June 30, 2012 NEW

The entrance to Shanghai Mansion does not prepare you at all for the beautiful treat awaiting you inside. I booked Shanghai Mansion after trawling the internet for something different in Bangkok. I was not disapponted! The rooms are beautifully decorated and have a wonderful feel. The attention to detail in the furnishings and fittings is superb. It is a long walk to almost anywhere except the main drag of Chinatown and be prepared to deal with chaotic Bangkok traffic at all times of the day and night. The restaurant is pretty quiet and the food OK if you are planning a night in, otherwise head out into the colour and bustle of Chinatown. Make sure to try a fresh pomegranate juice!
 
Posted on TripAdvisor
 
 
Guest Name Senior Reviewer
Period of Stay June 2012
Guest Review
“Very good”
Reviewed June 30, 2012 NEW via mobile

Stayed here a couple of nights as a prelude to our stay in chiang mai. Situated on yarowat road in Chinatown it is unpopular for taxi drivers as it is one of the busiest one way streets in Bangkok. Our taxi driver from the apprehensively bit apprehensive to get us there .
The hotel is really nice , the rooms unique if a little small as a good size bed takes up a lot of the room. Our room was quiet and we heard no noise from the constant traffic outside.
Staff are friendly and very helpful. At pone point we saw the doorman sprinting up the escalator so that he could open the door for us. The breakfast was superb and I had the delicious dim sum both mornings.
The fish pond in the lobby is huge and the hotel decor is overall very good.
I wasn't dissapointed
 
Posted on TripAdvisor
 
 
Guest Name A verified traveller
Period of Stay June 2012
Guest Review
Nice hotel, can get better location
Posted 30 June 2012

Nice place in China town. There is good food on the streets outside the hotel and the hotel itself is a bit quirky - we had a couple of bird cages in our shower!! Also, gives you a free mini-bar which was a nice surprise. Could be in a bit of a better location for sight-seeing, 5-10 minute walk from the water taxi but nowhere near the skytrain or BTS.
Posted on Expedia
 
 
Guest Name Idaagata (london)
Period of Stay June 2012
Guest Review
“GEM in China-Town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

We have only stayed there 2 nights. Fantastic staff always friendly and helpful. Great Jazz music. Perfect place for a rest from busy Bangkok.
Posted on TripAdvisor
 
 
Guest Name Chao C. Couple (Taiwan)
Period of Stay Review date: June 13, 2012
Guest Review Good service and room

Serive and design

I am Comfortable for overall service and facilities
 
Posted on Agoda
 
 
Guest Name Don H. (Solo Traveler/Canada)
Period of Stay Review date: June 13, 2012
Guest Review
Very cool boutique for that 1930's shanghai feel.

Location, ambience, comfort, staff.

This was a real treat to stay in. I loved the decor, and the location is great for eating in Chinatown. Staff are very helpful, the room was clean and quiet, decent wireless, and they will help arrange taxi and tuktuk rides that won't rip you off. I also liked the jazz bar in the evening.
 
Posted on Agoda
 
 
Guest Name Joanna V. (Philippines)
Period of Stay Review date: June 18, 2012
Guest Review
Unlike most hotels. Very artistic!

The bed is huge! The room is clean!
we had a lovely stay in the hotel. i was so excited about the shanghai-inspired theme that i read about and shanghai mansion indeed went beyond my expectations. the artistry of the interiors is excellent. it's not one of those boutique hotels that says it's running a certain theme but does not stick to it in some aspects. the room is spacious. the big is bed. also, i'm quite surprised that even the non-english speaking thai cab drivers know where shanghai mansion is. we were never lost versus going to someplace else in bangkok which i expected the cab drivers would know about.
 
Posted on Agoda
 
 
Guest Name Deelish33 (Melbourne, Australia)
Period of Stay November 2012
Guest Review
“Lovely 2nd stay & will return”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

I really enjoy staying at this hotel. It has such a nice vibe, true character & is a visual delight. It's no wonder that people pay just to have their wedding photos done here.
It has an excellent Chinatown location so you can walk out the door at any time of day or night and have something to do. Markets are everywhere you turn, food stalls pop up from nowhere and when you're done eating, shopping & exploring the alleys, Shanghai Mansion envelopes you back into it's chic 1920s web.
The Peony Suite is a large room with polished concrete floors, super oversized bed, oriental day bed, large bath & shower. Ours opened onto the fish pool foyer that you can sit around when the mood takes you.
The breakfasts are an extensively stocked buffet with Asian & Western options. This space serves food throughout the day and turns into a jazz club in the evening. Great for a relaxing drink with some tunes.
The hotels service & atmosphere here more than makes up for the fact that it doesn't have a pool.
Make sure when staying here that you take the time to walk around all the levels to observe all it has to offer.

Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
 
Posted on Tripadvisor (traveled with friends)
 
 
Guest Name Laurence C. (United Kingdom)
Period of Stay January 2013
Guest Review
Excellent location in China Town
Very good service and excellent food


An excellent facility, lovely room and facilities in it. A very nice Chinese feel to the place with good quality, friendly service. The restaurant serves lovely food. Located in the middle of China Town which has a great vibrant atmosphere. Only a 15 min walk to the river ferry service. I'd certainly visit again.
 
Posted on Agoda (traveled Solo)
 
 
Guest Name saint_lydia (London, United Kingdom)
Period of Stay February 2013
Guest Review
“Brings a smile to your face”
Reviewed February 7, 2013


Loved the hotel from the moment we entered the lobby. Quirky design throughout the hotel and in the rooms. Comfortable beds, dressing gown, slippers and lovely toiletries help to make you feel at home. Excellent breakfast with Chinese Dim Sum, Thai dishes and Eggs cooked as you like them, complimented by a big variety of fresh fruit - set us up for the day. Helpful and charming staff both in the restaurant and at reception. The location in Chinatown suited us very well for the market, the streetfood stalls and the easy reach of the metro. We will be back!

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
 
Posted on Tripadvisor (traveled as a couple)
 
 
Guest Name Samir B
Period of Stay February 2013
Guest Review
COTTON REVIEW:

“Sophisticated and affordable”
Reviewed February 6, 2013


Very pleasant experience in China Town where I could have a very well done cocktail and eat Thai-Chinese food for a more than democratic price. Amongst all the choices on the street, this is a very good option overall if you look for good wifi and a chilling jazz atmosphere (without having to eat in the middle of the road).
 
Posted on TripAdvisor
 
 
Guest Name cottilu trincomalee
Period of Stay January 2013
Guest Review
“LOVELY THAILAND STYLE”
Reviewed February 6, 2013


We love this place, it's really a boutique hotel for his style, the food and the service great for that value.
The location is in the middle of Chinatown, where you can enjoy with food, the colours and all the night street life, but inside is so quite and relaxing, just amazing!
This was our second time, the service and the breakfast is good and the staff very professional
Sure we would like to stay there again come next time in Bangkok.
Thanks!!

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
 
Posted on TripAdvisor
 
 
Guest Name Graydon H (Dallas)
Period of Stay February 2013
Guest Review
“Fantastic hotel”
Reviewed February 3, 2013


I had a memorable stay in this hotel. The hotel staffs were extremely friendly, polite and really helpful. The service was very attentive. My room was spacious, comfort, clean with a big bathroom. The most outstanding was the breakfast, very nice and many choices. This hotel reached my expectation. Highly recommended!
 
Posted on TripAdvisor
 
 
Guest Name Andrew (IE)
Period of Stay January 2013
Guest Review
 "Great atmospheric place to stay."


I chose the hotel mainly do to online reviews on another site and the location, China Town. I was quite happy with my choice. First, the rooms were quite comfortable and well decorated. Next, the staff was excellent, constantly trying to make sure I was happy even when I was simply entering and leaving. Finally, the location is fantastic. Chinatown does not get over run with tourists to the same degree as, say, Silom or Sukhumvit, and as a result has a much more authentic feel. The royal palace and main historical sites are a few kilometer's walk or a 100B tuk-tuk ride a way. The metor is a 10 minute walk. And the hotel itself is charming. I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.
 
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Guest Name Sharonlinda01 (Frankfurt, Germany)
Period of Stay December 2012
Guest Review
“Excellent boutique hotel”
Reviewed January 30, 2013


We stayed here for 3 nights in Dec 2012. The hotel is situated in the heart of China town, an excellent location, markets and restaurants are on your doorstep, a really exciting bustling area to explore. But inside the hotel it is peaceful and calm, all the staff are friendly and attentive, the lady on the front desk was always there to assist with all our questions all done with patience and a smile. The room was lovely decorated in a Chinese style, it was clean comfortable and if you like firm beds, you will not be disappointed it was excellent, the best bed we slept in on our journey. The breakfast was delicious, our favourite was the dim sum they were superb the staff in the breakfast area were very helpful and attentive. An excellent boutique hotel, brilliant location, good value for money, attentive staff, perfect breakfast what more could one ask for.. Would definately stay here again.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
 
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Guest Name SRW77 (Manchester, United Kingdom)
Period of Stay December 2012
Guest Review
“Great value hotel”
Reviewed January 13, 2013


We stayed here for three nights and found it a great place to explore Bangkok.
Nearby is the hustle and bustle of Chinatown, the Chao Phraya is just a short walk away and Khao Sarn Road is just a 150 baht tuk tuk away.
The breakfast at the hotel was superb and a great start to the day. Rooms were clean and characterful and and were made up daily.
It was always a pleasure to see the smiling face if Jimmy the bell boy at the entrance of the hotel, a genuinely nice man!
Would definitely recommend for a short break to the city.
 
 
 
Posted on Tripadvisor (traveled as a couple)
Guest Name BJB2013 (Palo Alto, California)
Period of Stay December 2012
Guest Review
“Very enjoyable stay”
Reviewed January 12, 2013


Thoroughly enjoyed staying at this hotel which was clean and comfortable and the staff, without exception, were professional and courteous. Very convenient for a short holiday due to its proximity to the river ferry that provided access to many of the major attractions; a 10 minute walk down the road. Area street food was pretty diverse and good too. The cooking class managed by Mrs. K Tui was excellent and a great deal of fun!
 
Posted on Tripadvisor (traveled as a couple)
 
 
Guest Name Pierce L. (Australia)
Period of Stay December 2012
Guest Review
Perfect Chinese style hotel
Perfect shanghainese design hotel


Very good location in chinatown area, Great Chinese style design rooms, Very good staff service and welcome drink & towels, wonderful buffet breakfast,worth for the money
 
Posted on Agoda (traveled as a couple)
 
 
Guest Name Ivor P. (United Kingdom)
Period of Stay December 2012
Guest Review
Lovely Hotel, friendly staff
Unique


good hotel, friendly staff and in a good location. would recommend this as great value for money and had real charm.
 
Posted on Agoda (traveled as a couple)
 
Guest Name A Traveller ( AU )
Period of Stay December 2012
Guest Review
"Amazing Hotel in the heart of Chinatown"

This hotel is phenomenal. I was floored at how cheap it was and how great it is. From the breakfast to the room to the staff, it was the perfect place to stay in Bangkok!
 
Posted on Hotels.com
 
Guest Name A Traveller (SG)
Period of Stay December 2012
Guest Review
"exellent for holidays"

exellent for holidays, very fine decoration
 
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Guest Name meg bent (Perth, Australia)
Period of Stay Arrival date  : 29/12/2012  Departure date  : 30/12/2012
Guest Review
Did you enjoy our breakfast buffet?
Yes
Your thoughts about our:
Our served breakfast  : Very good
Food and beverage staff  : Professional and friendly
Food and beverage service  : Very good
Your housekeeping staff and service comments:
Efficient and friendly
We always strive to improve the facilities we offer, what would you like to see on your next visit?
(Additional comments)
We had a brilliant stay, don't think possible to improve on something that is already so good
 
Posted on Surveygizmo (booked Directly with hotel (Hotel website/walk-in guest)
 
Guest Name James Watts (Cardiff, UK)
Period of Stay Arrival date  : 7/11/12    Departure date  : 09/11/12
Guest Review
Drop-off service from hotel to airport (or next point) : Taxi arranged and good fixed price negotiated for us
Complimentary Tuk-tuk : We used this twice. Very helpful
Internet : Good speed internet
Your comments about:
Check-in  : Friendly and efficient.
Check-out  : Friendly and efficient.
Front Office staff  : Very welcoming.
Did you enjoy our breakfast buffet?
Yes
Your thoughts about our:
Our served breakfast  : Good selection of western and asian food
Food and beverage staff  : Friendly and efficient
We always strive to improve the facilities we offer, what would you like to see on your next visit?
(Additional comments)
If we came back and recieved the same service, we would continue to keep coming back. What a great hotel.
 
Posted on Surveygizmo (booked through Others)
 
Guest Name Natalie D. (United States of America)
Period of Stay December 2012
Guest Review
Hotel with personality
Style and staff


Located in a bustling part of town, this evocative hotel is great. The ambiance is wonderful and soothing. The staff is professional and friendly. The breakfast buffet was very filling. Great value for money. Would definitely recommend to my friends.
 
Posted on Agoda (traveled as a couple)
 
Guest Name asnp10 (Granada, Spain)
Period of Stay December 2012
Guest Review
COTTON REVIEW:

“Go for the band”
Reviewed January 5, 2013


Loved the Chinese Swing Band in the Shanghai Mansion's Cotton Club restaurant! Food was good too. And the house cocktails - particularly the spicy ones....
 
Posted on Tripadvisor (Cotton)
 
Guest Name celyn k (Siquijor Island, Philippines)
Period of Stay December 2012
Guest Review
“romantic ambiance”
Reviewed January 5, 2013


The hotel is located in the heart of chinatown really on the main street but if you are in the room its very quite. you can not hear any noise from outside. Its not so expensive, manager and staff are very friendly and accomodating. They also have cooking class for those who are interested in thai cooking. Cotton restaurant is great in the night with jazz music.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
 
Posted on Tripadvisor (traveled as a couple)
 
Guest Name Leon D. (Australia)
Period of Stay December 2012
Guest Review
An old favourite
Location


One of my favourite hotels in one of my favourite parts of BKK. I seem to be drawn to both Chinatown, and, the Shanghai Mansions during most visits to BKK. I like the location, the staff and the interior decor. I feel very much at home here.
 
Posted on Agoda (traveled as a couple)
 
Guest Name RichardB53 (Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom)
Period of Stay December 2012
Guest Review
“Hidden gem....”
Reviewed January 3, 2013


Arrived here after a long and delayed flight from the U.K and immediately felt relaxed and 'at home'. A relatively small, boutique style hotel evoking the atmosphere of old Shanghai the hotels decor, style and furniture is great. The staff were the most attentive, polite and helpful we enjoyed during our 3 weeks in SE Asia. Rooms were excellent, clean and you couldn't really want for anything else. The breakfasts were very good with a Western, Chinese and Thai selection. I couldn't fault this place at all. The location might not suit all, with a bit of a trek to the Grand Palace and Wat Pho - its either a tuk tuk / taxi trip away or a walk to the river and a ferry. At night though the location is a great selling point as the road outside becomes alive with food stalls serving the most delicious freshly cooked 'street food' you could imagine. A brilliant experience all around.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
 
Posted on TripAdvisor (traveled as a couple)
 
Guest Name Kuldip Singh Sahota (London, UK)
Period of Stay Arrival date  : 23rd December   Departure date  : 24th December
Guest Review
Your comments about:
Check-in  : Excellent and very helpful
Check-out  : Very quick and easy
Front Office staff  : Friendly with brilliant English
Welcome drink & cold towel : Unique and very excellent personal touch
Did you enjoy our breakfast buffet?
Yes
Your thoughts about our:
Our served breakfast  : A wide choice with great taste
Food and beverage staff  : Helpful and respectful
Posted on Surveygizmo
 
Guest Name Lisa R. (United States of America)
Period of Stay December 2012
Guest Review
Very Unique Hotel in Chinatown
Design & location


I left my luggage with them for free to store for a few days while I traveled. They were very accommodating and helpful.
Posted on Agoda (traveled Solo)
 
Guest Name Richard L. (Singapore)
Period of Stay December 2012
Guest Review
Fun hotel, great location
in middle of action of Chinatown, quirky decoration, great live jazz


Have thought about this hotel several times when looking for accommodation in Bangkok - glad I finally stayed. Room was colourful and fun, perfectly comfortable; right outside are a wealth of options for eating; easy walk to public transportation; staff helpful and friendly.
Posted on Agoda (traveled Solo)
 
Guest Name Jacques H (Canggu)
Period of Stay September 2012
Guest Review

“Soooooo TErriBlle.... :-((”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

So Terrible if this hotel will be fully booked the next time I go to Bangkok because I HAVE to write how wonderfull it is. Soo nice rooms, service, location and for only few dollars.
Amazing....
And you walk outdoor, 3 steps to the right and best seafood from Bangkok at your doorstep.
Around the same corner very nice reflexo and thai massage.....
One of those things you can be really happy about that you discovered it.
So go all there, but please leave 1 room for me.. Thanks (the one with the bathtub).

Posted on Tripadvisor (Traveled as a couple)

Guest Name Kenny C. (United Kingdom)
Period of Stay September 13, 2012
Guest Review

in the heart of china town. great look and feel!

amazingly decorated, very good rooms, brilliant food and entertainment and extremely well run and helpful staff!

had a great time! beat hotel in bangkok, brilliant location in the heart of china town with the best food stalls bangkok has to offer surrounding you.

Posted on Agoda (Travelled Solo)

Guest Name Sau (Tai Po Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Period of Stay 17 September 2012
Guest Review

The inner decorations of the hotel is nice. The room is clean and spacious. The staffs here are extrmely nice and helpful. They can provide lots of recommendations on where you can go to visit and to eat.

One thing that need to becareful of is the hotel always has Chinese style wedding arrangement over weekends. The wedding party starts very early in the morning. The nice spot for picture taking is right in the middle of the hotel and that could create quite a bit of noice. It might spoil your quiet and .

Posted on peaceful weekend morning if you want some nice sleep.

Guest Name Ping Lee
Period of Stay Room No.: 513
Arrival date: 13/09/2012
Departure date: 19/09/2012
Guest Review

Internet: Good to have free wifii thro hotel
Complimentary Tuk-tuk service: Lovely to have this service
Did you enjoy our breakfast buffet? Yes
Your thoughts on our served breakfast.: Could do with more variety

Posted on SurveyGizmo (booked through Airasiago.com- good review on internet)

Guest Name Joshua D. (United States of America)
Period of Stay September 11, 2012
Guest Review

Very Good Experience

bed is excellent!!

I like this hotel very much. It was a very special experience to me. At the very place when I came across this hotel at Agoda, I was like huh... why do I stay a Chinese style hotel in Bangkok. However, lots of people from the review seemed to like it a lot, so I decided to give it a try. It turned out it was a very pleasant stay. The decoration is cool, good service, and good breakfast. I strongly recommend Shanghai Masion to anyone who hasven't stayed there.

Posted on Agoda (Travelled as a Couple)

Guest Name Deborah S. (United States of America)
Period of Stay September 18, 2012
Guest Review

Beautiful boutique hotel with outstanding service

Beautiful rooms, exceptional customer service, nice buffet breakfast, large rooms, good wireless internet access, beautiful public areas

We stayed at Shanghai Mansion as the first stop on our honeymoon in Thailand. We were looking for a special experience that was not extremely pricey (for Thailand), and we found all of that and more with Shanghai Mansion. For an extremely reasonable price, we were able to book one of their Mu Dan suites, which is not only spacious, but beautifully decorated and includes a huge and luxurious bath tub. You truly feel as if you have stepped into another time and place. Our lovely room was right next to their soothing fishpond that successfully sets the zen tone for the whole experience. The rooms are maintained wonderfully, and there are always treats in the mini-bar that are free of charge, which is a nice bonus. The other half of this wonderful experience is the great customer services that we experienced from the moment our taxi pulled up in front of the hotel. We were greeted at the reception with cold fruit juice and cool minty towels to refresh us after our travel. From the front desk staff to the bellboys to the restaurant staff, everyone goes above and beyond to be helpful, friendly and welcoming. Navigating Chinatown can be intimidating, but all we had to do was tell one of the staff what we wanted to do, whether it be finding a great food stand or a thai massage, and they would point us in the right direction. Finally, we ended up extending our time in Bangkok to deal with some unexpected work issues that required us to have ongoing internet access (yes, on our honeymoon), and booked a less expensive room online for the additional nights since we had not budgeted to spend an entire week at the cost of the suite. As soon as our new reservation appeared in their system, we received a call from the front desk saying they wanted to upgrade us free of charge so that we could stay in our suite for the remaining 4 days of our visit, which we deeply appreciated.

Posted on Agoda (Travelled as a Couple)

Guest Name kdoking (London)
Period of Stay August 2012
Guest Review

"Welcoming"
Reviewed August 23, 2012

First day... and very welcoming and comfortable. Wi-fi, large selection of breakfast, very central with free access to computer - we're expecting good things. Receptionist Pattana was especially friendly and insightful and although not close to Phuket, was able to recommend other nearby beaches worth visting. All round we're very pleased at arrival and will offer concluded review on departure.

Posted on Tripadvisor (Travelled Solo)

Guest Name Gary Chong
Period of Stay August 2012
Guest Review

Your thoughts on our served breakfast: Should have daily different foods for b'fast

We always strive to improve the facilities we offer, what would you like to see on your next visit? (Additional comments)
Should instal the bidet near toilet bowl

If a particular staff provided exceptional service during your stay...
Department: bellboy
Name: Forgot his name. Morning shift
Reason: Very helpful n friendly.

Posted on SurveyGizmo (Booked through Booking.com)

Guest Name Deborah W (Peterborough, United Kingdom)
Period of Stay August 2012
Guest Review

"Comfortable and beautiful decor"
Reviewed August 25, 2012

The staff were very helpful, right from the beginning when they brought us a free drink while checking in. The room was beautifully decorated in a sort of 1930s Shanghai boutique style. It was also air-conditioned which was helpful. The location was good for easy access to the main tourist sites (Royal Palace etc) and the hotel itself is surprisingly peaceful despite being smack-bang in the middle of China town. It is a little pricy compared to some hotels but it was worth the money for the comfort it provided.

Posted on Tripadvisor (Travelled Solo)

Guest Name Sarah C
Period of Stay August 2012
Guest Review

"Amazing! Best hotel in Bangkok"
Reviewed August 25, 2012

Myself and 2 of my friends stayed here in August on the recommendation of some other friends. We had been travelling around Thailand quite cheaply and so decided to treat ourselves for the last two nights of our holiday - best decision we've ever made!

Shanghai mansions is utterly beautiful - an oasis in the middle of Bangkok! The staff are so friendly and helpful, and cannot do enough for you! In fact when we arrived they told us that they had booked us into a suite, which was just over 4000 baht per night. This was a bit more than we'd budgeted for so we asked if they had anything cheaper available. The lovely receptionist came back and said they had rooms available for about 3400 baht, so we said we'd take that, but the receptionist said it was ok - they'd upgrade us to the suite at a reduced price of 3400! Amazing!

It worked out just under £25 each a night, but I promise it was worth every single penny! Not only was the room utterly fabulous (the bathroom alone was bigger than any other place we'd stayed in, and we had a decorative tree in our suite - a tree!) but the amount of complimentary things the hotel gave you meant that actually it was really good value! Breakfast was included in the room cost and was absolutely delicious - such a huge variety of foods, including a chef who will cook you an omelette of your choice! Also, the hotel offered a complimentary tuk tuk service to take you to some of the main attractions in Bangkok, including the Grand Palace and MBK shopping centre. So you save money on taxis too!

The location is great - right in the heart of China town with lots of lovely restaurants nearby. We also ate in the hotels restaurant which was excellent (try the chicken with cashew nuts!)

To summarise I would 100% recommend this hotel to anyone coming to Bangkok! And travellers on a budget shouldn't be put off by the price, as the amount you get for your money means it actually is good value! I will definitely be coming back!.

Posted on Tripadvisor (Travelled as a couple)

Guest Name rennieal (Wellington, New Zealand)
Period of Stay August 2012
Guest Review

"Great time."
Reviewed August 26, 2012

Had a really great time at this hotel it was clean and the staff faultless. My Thai is very redimentary so the help in comunicating in English was fantastic. Food was great and the staff treated me like a member of their extended family. Just loved my stay and I will stay again. Thanks Yind and Beau, and the rest of the staff, only wish I could have stayed longer.

Posted on Tripadvisor (Travelled Solo)

Guest Name Gene S (San Juan Capistrano, California)
Period of Stay August 2012
Guest Review

"Beautiful; Great Location"
Reviewed August 27, 2012

My wife and I stayed here in September 2011 for the first half of our honeymoon. Tons of great restaurants nearby and a 7-Eleven on almost every corner. The hotel is actually right on top of a grocery store, so it was super convenient.

The hotel itself was great, an unbelievable value...If i can recall it cost us about $50 (USD) a night. The decor was old fashioned Shanghai style with hanging bird cages and cigarette ad posters - the wife absolutely loved it! Kinda 'Kung-Fu Hustle'-esque. In the center of the bottom floor is a long goldfish pond that creates the most serene atmosphere.

Breakfast was included and they had a great selection. You could order from the kitchen or help yourself at their all you can eat buffet.

Staff service was top notch!

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to any of my friends!.

Posted on Tripadvisor (Travelled as a couple)

Guest Name rennieal (Wellington, New Zealand)
Period of Stay August 2012
Guest Review

COTTON REVIEW

"Nice music."
Reviewed August 26, 2012

Great music in the lounge in an evening. Love the atmosphere if you don't like jaz go along anyway the food is great. Then outside the hotel is just the most food stall you will find anywhere.

Posted on Agoda (Travelled as a Couple)

Guest Name Katie
Period of Stay Arrival date: 21.08.12
Departure date: 23.08.12
Guest Review

Internet: Always worked and was fast
Complimentary Tuk-tuk service: Brilliant service!
Did you enjoy our breakfast buffet? Yes
Your thoughts on our served breakfast. Delicious.

Posted on SurveyGizmo Directly with hotel (Hotel website/walk-in guest)

Guest Name Brian Ayton
Period of Stay Arrival date: 25th
Departure date: 28th
Guest Review

Did you enjoy our breakfast buffet? Yes
Your thoughts on our served breakfast. good varity of western and asian foods.

Posted on SurveyGizmo Directly with hotel (Hotel website/walk-in guest)

Guest Name Ms74 (London)
Period of Stay August 2012
Guest Review

"Superb"
Reviewed August 30, 2012
Apart from the fact that I love Bangkok, this hotel is just wonderful. The decor, how it is done, furnished, is just a delight. The restaurant on the first floor is very good (the bar is just next to it) and the we enjoy very much the live music.

It's not expensive and the room was just perfect. In terms or comfort and decoration probably one of the best I have ever seen without the constant harassing that maybe you have in places like Mandarin Oriental. the idea of having little seat just outside your door was also very appreciated.

thank you to Shanghai Mansion for the great time we had

Posted on Tripadvisor (Travelled Solo)

Guest Name jczorglub (switzerland)
Period of Stay August 2012
Guest Review

"Real Ancient China in Bangkok"
Reviewed August 29, 2012

This hotel is really amazing !
You feel like being in an hotel on the Shanghai Bund in the twenties !
Rooms are delightfully decorated with lantern lights, I even had a bird cage with (fake) birds in the bathroom !
You do not feel being in Thailand.
Very recommendable.

Posted on Tripadvisor (Travelled Solo)

Guest Name Candice Chua
Period of Stay Arrival date: 30 Aug
Departure date: 2 Sept
Guest Review

Did you enjoy our breakfast buffet? Yes
Your thoughts on our served breakfast. Great!

Posted on SurveyGizmo (Booked through Zuji.com)

Guest Name Natalie C. (United Kingdom)
Period of Stay August 13, 2012
Guest Review

Gorgeous hotel right in the heart of china town!

10 min walk to MRT
Really enjoyed our stay here. The rooms are beautiful, the breakfast was good, although being a vegatarian would have liked a few more options. However the staff were very attentive to our needs and very welcomming. Would definitely stay here again.

Posted on Agoda (Travelled as Family with young children)

Guest Name Yogita S. (Fiji)
Period of Stay August 14, 2012
Guest Review

Lovely Hotel, great service , excellent food.

Excellent service and quality food.
Loved our stay at the Shanghai Mansion Boutique. Excellent food, great service and friendly staff.

Posted on Agoda (Travelled as a Couple)

Guest Name Ng S. (Singapore)
Period of Stay August 18, 2012
Guest Review

Jem of china town

Location, beautiful rooms, great staff
This was am amazing find in bangkok, my friend recommended it to me and boy do i thank him. this place is just amazing located in the heart of china town you will be amazed by the beauty of this place and the rooms. the service here is amazing they really know how to take care of the guests. the rooms are nice and comfy. there is great jazz bar in the hotel where you can relax in the night and enjoy there great signature drinks. will recommend it to all my friends really pleased whenever I am in bangkok here is where i'll stay.

Posted on Agoda (Travelled as a Couple)

Guest Name Kellie T. (United Kingdom)
Period of Stay August 16, 2012
Guest Review

An oasis of calm in busy Chinatown

Beautiful hotel, lovely helpful staff, good location, nice restaurant & bar
We stayed 2 nights here and had a great experience. The staff were very helpful both in reception and at the restaurant. The location was good for exploring Chinatown and close to Hua Lamphong station for going further afield. We would definitely stay again.

Posted on Agoda (Travelled as a Couple)

Guest Name Chong K. (Malaysia)
Period of Stay August 17, 2012
Guest Review

Lovely hotel and service with a smile

Authentic & Classic design especially the rooms.

Overall rated 9 as beautiful , clean n classic . The only problem need to improve is to provide a Bidet near the toilet bowl (WC) . Will stay there again n introduce more friends.

Posted on Agoda (Travelled as Family with older children)

Guest Name Shantanu D. (India)
Period of Stay August 18, 2012
Guest Review

Jem of china town

Location, beautiful rooms, great staff
This was am amazing find in bangkok, my friend recommended it to me and boy do i thank him. this place is just amazing located in the heart of china town you will be amazed by the beauty of this place and the rooms. the service here is amazing they really know how to take care of the guests. the rooms are nice and comfy. there is great jazz bar in the hotel where you can relax in the night and enjoy there great signature drinks. will recommend it to all my friends really pleased whenever I am in bangkok here is where i'll stay.

Posted on Agoda (Travelled as a Couple)

Guest Name Kim F. (Malaysia)
Period of Stay August 19, 2012
Guest Review

lovely hotel and pleasant service

romantic room setting
wonderful stay and we had a great honeymoon in this hotel.

Posted on Agoda (Travelled as a Couple)

Guest Name Liaktjaw I. (Indonesia)
Period of Stay August 20, 2012
Guest Review

Great location with tons of foods

Huge bed
We booked 3 rooms with 3 different rates.. I suggested don't take the mudan room the others two is awesome size n the bed is super big. Just a walking distance be able to eat local thai foods outside the hotel.

Posted on Agoda (Travelled as Family with older children)

Guest Name Alan R. (United Kingdom)
Period of Stay August 25, 2012
Guest Review

Great hotel, loved every minute. Great location.

Staff. position in town, nice rooms
loved every minute of my stay in this hotel. the staff were very friendly and always helpful. the rooms were spacious and clean and the hotel is in a great position for the night food markets. i fed like a pig on all the delights. it is close to the temples and the railway station. what more can i say apart from thank you to all the staff who made me feel welcome.i had a great week in bangkok and this hotel was a delight to stay at.

Posted on Agoda (Travelled Solo)

Guest Name Gabriella F. (Australia)
Period of Stay August 25, 2012
Guest Review

A beautiful hotel reflecting Shaghai.

Hotel is well themed, with a beautiful view from 3 stories overlooking the pond on ground level.
the hotel is a little quirky, in regards to its theme, yet well presented. the staff are friendly & looked after us. the rooms may be a little small yet was adequate for a short stay. the restaurant food was fantastic & the buffet was varied & ample. china town offers temples & another unique aspect of back streets of industrial supplies, yet worth the look. if your looking to shop note that it's 30-40mins to mbk & central. overall the hotel was clean, staff were friendly & another china town a little different to our one in melbourne. a must try shark fin soup at the restaurant next door!.

Posted on Agoda (Travelled as a Couple)

Guest Name Vichien D. (Thailand)
Period of Stay August 26, 2012
Guest Review

very nice

good food
Our family love this hotel. Our room quite nice and lovely.

Posted on Agoda (Travelled as Family with young children)

Guest Name Bert (Gent, Belgium)
Period of Stay 22 August 2012
Guest Review

Very good and clean hotel. Good location. Good Personnel, thank you Yin.
No window with incoming light in the room.

Posted on Booking.com (Travelled as Young couple)

Guest Name Eugene (Jacksonville, U.S.A.)
Period of Stay 18 August 2012
Guest Review

Very pretty unique rooms, great area, china town is a lot of fun.
The door opened up to the elevator, and wasn't a standard hotel door.

Posted on Booking.com (Travelled as Group of friends)

Guest Name Laura (Rio de Janeiro/rj, Brazil)
Period of Stay 3 September 2012
Guest Review good location, the staff were really good! the rooms are big and really nice, and the design is special! a really good surprise!!
Posted on Booking.com (Travelled as a Young couple)

Guest Name Ehilditch (Oxford, United Kingdom)
Period of Stay August 2012
Guest Review

"A sancutary in the crazyness of Bangkok"
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

We booked a twin room and it was lovely, beautifully decorated the staff were extremely helpful and the breakfast was amazing. It was great value for money and was right in China town which has the best street food. Everything else is an easy tuk tuk ride away. The hotel can arrange a lot of services including a border crossing into Cambodia they made our travel very easy.

Posted on Tripadvisor (Travelled as a couple)

Guest Name p_bentham2000
Period of Stay August 2012
Guest Review

"Excellent"
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

Had such a lovely stay at the beginning of our holiday that we returned at the end. Beautiful hotel, great rooms, really peaceful right in the middle of china town and close to the mtr. Excellent hotel.

Posted on Tripadvisor (Travelled as a couple)

Guest Name Ann L. (Singapore)
Period of Stay August 01, 2012
Guest Review

In the heart of Chinatown

Near Chinatown, where we can enjoy thai street food and local chinese food.
Surrounded by old and dirty buildings of Bangkok Chinatown, it was quite difficult to catch a taxi who was willing to go to the shopping malls areas like Siam Paragon. Breakfast was quite simple spread and the tv channels have only one miserable Chinese Channel. Try the street food if you have a strong stomach. Good Seafood stalls near hotel, operates in the evenings.

Posted on Agoda (Travelled as a Couple)

Guest Name Tan C. (Malaysia)
Period of Stay August 03, 2012
Guest Review

beautiful theme hotel

well blended theme hotel with great design intergrated on great location
great service,great breakfast,the most important of all the bathroom toilleteries is excellent those coconut smell is invigorating under hot shower tht shows the great detail this hotel put in their theme plus the courtesy of giving all complimentary item in mini fridge is a sign of great pr and selling point....

Posted on Agoda (Solo Traveler)

Guest Name Peter G (London, United Kingdom)
Period of Stay July 2012
Guest Review

"cool hotel"
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

I stayed here for three night in July 2012. The hotel has been decaorated in a very beautiful chineese style with lots of lanterns creating wondeful lighting throughtout the lobby, hallways and bedrooms. Its a ramonatic place to stay. The staff were very helpful. A jazz band plays on the bar/resturant on some of the evenings. To be honest i didn't stay to listen to the jazz as i wanted to get out on aexplore the local area. Be warned the hotel is situated on a crazy busy part of china town so there loads of great resturants arounds you but its very, very busy particularily on a friday and saturday night. Youre quite close to the river and can easily get a river boat up and down the river. Brekfast was ok to good. Worth a stay you'll impress you lady..

Posted on TripAdvisor

Guest Name Name: Adrian Eve
Period of Stay Arrival date: 28/7/2012
Departure date: 29/7/2012
Guest Review Complimentary Tuk-tuk service: did not use
Airport transfer pick-up to hotel: Did not use (we paid 1000 bht)
Drop-off service from hotel to airport (or next point): Did nopt use (we paid 800 bht)
Did you enjoy our breakfast buffet? Yes
Your thoughts on our served breakfast. Brilliant, our first Dim Sum breakfast but you do not need so much variety.
any problem you've experienced during your stay. If I had to be critical, I would suggest Cotton resturant/bar was too cold for us.
Posted on SurveyGizmo (booked through Agoda, good reviews)

Guest Name Ching C. (Singapore)
Period of Stay July 26, 2012
Guest Review

Great ambience & romantic room setting

Near to Chinese food source & excellent services

(1) nice room, very suitable for couple (2) friendly staff from bell boys to receptionists (3) quiet environment although hotel in the midst of a busy street (4) breakfast spread a little limited but good enough for a meal (5) cosy, affordable stay & yes, good location (6) tu-tu service too restrictive (flexibility appreciated with prior booking)

Posted on Agoda (Travelled as a Couple)

Guest Name Susan B (Koi Samui)
Period of Stay July 2012
Guest Review

"recommend to anyone"
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

This place is awesome: a place of calm relaxation after the intensity of Bangkok sightseeing. Attention to detail in decor and staff service is one of the best I have ever experienced in travel. Decorated in early turn of the century decor, it provides a respite of peace.

Posted on Tripadvisor

Guest Name Gareth D. (United Kingdom)
Period of Stay July 25, 2012
Guest Review

Cute boutique hotel in a brilliant location

Location, style, efficient service
Brilliant location bang in the middle of chinatown, small but tasteful and interesting rooms. Great personal service.

Posted on Agoda (Travelled as a Couple)

Guest Name Chris (Wellington NZ)
Period of Stay July 2012
Guest Review

Haven in Chinatown
Posted July 30, 2012

The feeling, location, design.
Morning coffee at breakfast average but the rest of breakfast is great.
Start of the food stalls in chinatown, easy walking distance to great parts of Chinatown
A haven within Bangkok and Chinatown. The rooms are presented to a high standard with comfortable beds and great decor. The whole hotel plan, decor fits together very well. Staff are great and helpful. Rooms lack external light but this is not a great loss as they are spacious and the hotel design creats a feeling of space. Superb location 5 min walk to MRT and train station, food stalls traders just out the door and easy to find the real food stalls. Foodstall recommendations and walking plan provided, minibar included and your own pet fish in your room if you want it. Jazz and bar very good standard. Checkout 1200 or late check out - 5 pm for Bht 1000 if you require it. Breakfast good quliaty, dim sims taste great, coffee average. Fitness center under construction. I will stay here again.

Posted on Expedia.com

Guest Name Adrian E. (Australia)
Period of Stay July 29, 2012
Guest Review

Unbelievably good chinese theme hotel

Location and value
Excellent value and would definately go back to this little gem. Everything was just fantastic, breakfast, Jazz band, decor and location. Your in Thailand but the location and the hotel make you feel like your living in Shanghai. Who ever designed this hotel is a clever person.

Posted on Agoda (Travelled as a Couple)

Guest Name JGARDS (New York, New York, United States)
Period of Stay July 2012
Guest Review

"crazy cool"
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

don't be fooled by the neon flashing shark fin soup sign next door...this place rocks. seriously, one of the cooler places i've crashed (ha and it was literally that), straight outta 1920's shanghai...to a t.

arrived in BKK around 1AM...had a flight to Bali at 7AM but wanted place to lay my head for couple hrs (and, per usual, get a much needed shower) and had read about this spot before...didn't realize what i was getting for $40USD (i think they gave me a discount for the short stay? bonus points!), incredible decorated, clean and just all around awesome. to be sure, a far cry from the mandarin oriental...but i'd prefer this funky spot any day of the week.

i guess some might not like being in downtown chinatown...but i loved it...for a (half) night.

Posted on Tripadvisor

Guest Name Lesley S. (New Zealand)
Period of Stay July 2012
Guest Review

Great hotel in Chinatown, Bangkok

Querky decor, great location for seeing Chinatown
Checking in early (9.30am)was not a problem. Our room was large and beautifully decorated, and as it was a corner room, flooded with natural light. They usefully provided us with a walking route of recommended restaurants in the vicinity, although there is plenty of food choices nearby. Easy walk to a number of markets in the vicinity, including the flower market.

Posted on Agoda (Travelled as a Couple)

Guest Name David B. (United Kingdom)
Period of Stay July 31, 2012
Guest Review

Excellent service great hotel handily placed

Staff so helpful and welcoming
We loved the hotel with its Chinese themed rooms and massive beds right in the heart of China town.

Posted on Agoda (Travelled as a Family with older children)

Guest Name Neil (Lincoln, United Kingdom)
Period of Stay 27 July 2012
Guest Review

Our rooms were excellent, I say rooms because I lost my key and the hotel moved us into a new room for our security until they changed the lock. The staff were friendly and polite with good English language skills.

The breakfast was fine but the dinner menu wasn't particularly interesting. The soft shelled crab with pepper made a vindaloo taste like a korma.

Posted on Booking.com (Travelled as a Mature couple)

Guest Name Name: Kate Becker
Period of Stay Arrival date: 21.07.12
Departure date: 23.07.12
Guest Review

Drop-off service from hotel to airport (or next point): Excellent
Internet: Excellent
Complimentary Tuk-tuk service: Excellent
Airport transfer pick-up to hotel: did not use
Did you enjoy our breakfast buffet? Yes
Your thoughts on our served breakfast. excellent
what would you like to see on your next visit? (Additional comments): different music played in downstairs smoking/drinking area (seemed to be same cd for 3 days)

Posted on SurveyGizmo (booked through Expedia,deals)

Guest Name Name: Dos Santos
Period of Stay Arrival date: 27/07
Departure date: 28/07
Guest Review Did you enjoy our breakfast buffet? Yes
Your thoughts on our served breakfast. Very good
Posted on SurveyGizmo (booked through Agoda, Looked Nice on the pictures, well located and good price)

Guest Name Paul Bentham
Period of Stay Arrival date: 29th July
Departure date: 2nd August
Guest Review Internet: Very good

Complimentary Tuk-tuk service: Very good
Your room service feedback: Excellent room
Did you enjoy our breakfast buffet? Yes
Your thoughts on our served breakfast. Very good
any problem you've experienced during your stay.
Superb stay, couple of little things, 1. Your bar staff need to look around a little more as it was quite hard to get served- you would have sold a lot more cocktails!
The restaurant tables are far too close together leaving no privacy for breakfast or dinner.
Only minor things. We would come back to bangkok to stay - superb hotel..
Posted on SurveyGizmo (booked through, Trip Advisor, Directly with hotel (Hotel website/walk-in guest)

Guest Name Susanti L. (Indonesia)
Period of Stay June 2012
Guest Review lovely hotel, uniquely decorated
Posted : June 21, 2012

decor with bright colors, interior very oriental theme 8 hotel area are packed with traffic jam. tops minimarket just @hotel ground floor, very convenient. many food stalls and tuk-tuk within neighborhood. meter taxi to grand palace about 70baht depending on traffic. the driver persuaded us to stop by a gem store so he could collect free gas coupon, bought some souvenirs there cos' most gems on display are to pricey for the quality. our room had no window, but it's ok cos not much to see outside. free internet @hotel lobby, the cafe with live jazz music is very entertaining.
Posted on Agoda

Guest Name Susanti L. (Indonesia)
Period of Stay June 2012
Guest Review lovely hotel, uniquely decorated
Posted : June 21, 2012

decor with bright colors, interior very oriental theme 8 hotel area are packed with traffic jam. tops minimarket just @hotel ground floor, very convenient. many food stalls and tuk-tuk within neighborhood. meter taxi to grand palace about 70baht depending on traffic. the driver persuaded us to stop by a gem store so he could collect free gas coupon, bought some souvenirs there cos' most gems on display are to pricey for the quality. our room had no window, but it's ok cos not much to see outside. free internet @hotel lobby, the cafe with live jazz music is very entertaining.
Posted on Agoda

Guest Name Arif H. (United Kingdom)
Period of Stay June 2012
Guest Review A beautiful place in the heart of China Town
Posted: June 23, 2012

Location is excellent. Surrounded by good Thai-Chinese restaurants and food stall. Easy access to transport. Walking to distance to many of Bangkok's major sites. 10 we stayed at hanghai mansion boutique hotel for a week. the rooms were immaculate in both decor and cleanliness. staff were very helpful. breakfast was excellent with a choice of western and eastern dishes. there is occasional live jazz at the cotton restaurant! wifi was free and fast. the showers were always hot! and the best thing about this place was that we were transported in time to a bygone era! no complaints!
Posted on Agoda

Guest Name Stefanie P. (Belgium)
Period of Stay June 2012
Guest Review nice location,smiling staff
Posted: June 26, 2012

friendly staff,good location We stayed 4 nights in hotel. Very pleasent stay. Location chinatown,5min walk to hua lampung station for metro, 10 min walk to express boat to the old or new city. Very clean. They tried out the tour bus with us, it was pleasent. Free drinks in minibar. We recommend it definetely!
Posted on Agoda

Guest Name Ke J. (Malaysia)
Period of Stay June 2012
Guest Review Best Hotel I never had~!
Posted: June 26, 2012

Good Location, 10 minutes walk to Hua Lamphong station 9.7 We stay there for two nights in Mudan Suites.Great view outside the room and The room is gorgeous, Great decoration and also wide space.Facilities completes and free widi for guest too. Definetely will bring y family there if going to Bangkok again. Check in Trip advisor.This is the best boutique hotel there.Worth staying. (Cheap massage is around that area too) Only comment is airport transpor for one cab is 1100 thai baht and if you catch a taxi by urself, should not more than 500 excluded highway toll fee.
Posted on Agoda

Guest Name Reviewed by: All Others
Period of Stay June 2012
Guest Review "Shanghai Mansion"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest

Shanghai Mansion offers a great value in the heart of China Town. It is truly beautiful and offers a a quiet oasis in the hustle and bustle of Bangkok. Service is friendly and amenities are thoughtful.
Posted on Hotels.com

Guest Name MJHeinrich (New York City, New York)
Period of Stay July 2012
Guest Review “Taste, stairs + welcome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012 NEW

This place is classy. We were welcomed in trhe most friendly way, the welcome drink was very tasty and the room is just beautiful, a piece of art. The bed is divine, the room colorfull and every detail well done. The hall and stairways are amazing, In the bar we had nice drinks with live jazz music and you can find best seafood just around the corner. The hotel is well situated in the heart of China town. I would absolutely recommend this very classy hotel, don't get disturbed by the somewhat average impression you get from the place when you are in front of it in the street.
Posted on TripAdvisor

Guest Name Name: Angela Fox
Email Address: afox4@sky.com
Period of Stay Arrival date: 21 June 2012
Departure date: 23 June 2012
Guest Review Internet: Its free! Its quick! Its easy access!
Complimentary Tuk-tuk service: Brilliant way to see Bangkok
Your room service feedback: The room was very clean. The bathroom beautiful and again pristine.
Did you enjoy our breakfast buffet? Yes
Your thoughts on our served breakfast. Tasty and varied
Posted on SurveyGizmo (Booked through Expedia, Variety and price)

Guest Name Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest
Period of Stay June 2012
Guest Review " "Thankyou" "

Best hotel I have ever stayed at.
Posted on Hotels.com

Guest Name Graeme (Alexandra, New Zealand)
Period of Stay June 2012
Guest Review Excellent service, freindly helpful staff, good facilities
Posted on Booking.com

Guest Name Angie F (Scotland)
Period of Stay July 2012
Guest Review A Little Hidden Gem
Posted July 6, 2012

The service. The room. The bath. The bed. The shower. The restaurant. The kindness and friendliness of all the staff.
Nothing
Brilliant
Love it loved it loved it! A small intimate hotel with excellent service. Loved the fact it was in the middle of crazy Chinatown. Loved the escalator rising up the side of a supermarket underneath to reveal this little gem of a hotel! Loved the room, absolutely adored the bath and the rain shower! Great value for money. The icing on the cake was when we checked out at 4am and they had arranged a breakfast box for us to eat en route to the airport! So kind!
Posted on Expedia.com

Guest Name Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest
Period of Stay July 2012
Guest Review we'll check in to this hotel whenever we visit Bangkok. Realise that the breakfast variety has inproves compare to the previous trip which was about 6 months back. keep up the good job & look forward to experience a new surprises in the future visit to the hotel again.
Posted on Hotels.com

Guest Name Wei W. (China)
Period of Stay June 2012
Guest Review there're many beautiful chinese
cool
I like Shanghai Mansion hotel regarding the architecture. This hotel is decorated as chinese style, there're many beautiful chinese lanterns that looks gorgious.
Posted on Agoda

Guest Name Carolyn C. (Australia)
Period of Stay July 2012
Guest Review Eclectic hotel in vibrant chinatown

Well located in the heart of china town, eclectic decor , great jazz club
Efficient, friendly staff. Colourful, eclectic room which was fun. The hotel jazz band at the Cotton club was a nice touch but they finish at 11pm so get there before then. Well postioned in the heart of Chinatown.
Posted on Agoda

Guest Name Michael B. (United States of America)
Period of Stay July 2012
Guest Review Great hotel in Chinatown

Location, Service, Room Amenities, Value
We chose to stay in Chinatown because we love the hustle and bustle of the markets and street vendors. We also didn't want to be in the overly touristy areas of Sukhimvit, Silom, or Riverside. We were very pleased with our stay at the Shanghai Mansion. The room was really nice. The staff was very helpful. And the location was fun. It is also close to the Metro so getting to other parts of town was easy and we didn't have to deal with getting in a tuk-tuk or taxi and sitting in traffic.
Posted on Agoda

Guest Name AleXfendeR (Tel Aviv, Israel)
Period of Stay July 2012
Guest Review “What an AMZING place!! Most beautiful rooms, perfect service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012 NEW

We had an amazing time in this beautiful, special butiqe hotel
The hotel is beautiful, we took pictures all over the hotel. It's like staying in an art gallery. That beautiful.
The restaurant - amazing food, great service and good price
Great location for exploring china town
But most important - the BEST SERVICE we experienced in Thiland. We had one little problem, and they were AMAZING!!
Also, the staff is so nice! We traveled with a 20 months old baby - everybody played with her, and helped, really - we had an amazing experience and I recommend this place. We loved every minute!
Posted on TripAdvisor

Guest Name Rees-Evans (swansea)
Period of Stay July 2012
Guest Review “Perfect little retreat from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012 NEW

Stayed here for 1 night prior to returning to uk after 2 weeks exploring Thailand (Phi Phi, Phuket, Koh Samui, Koh Tao) On our first and second night arriving in thailand we stayed in centeral bankok on main trip so wanted to try another area on way back. Entrance to Shanghai Mansion does not do what's inside justice. Once you enter the hotel from the escalator it certainly does have the waw feel, decor is very decedent and simply beautiful. Staff very attentive, opening doors etc. Rooms also beautifully decorated and loved that they leave little treats in the mini bar free of charge - just what we needed after a day of exploring bangkok. Would recommend visiting the local market was definitely an experience. Lovely little jazz bar and restaurant in the hotel which we ate at - good food and cocktails with lovely atmosphere. Would definitely return here..
Posted on TripAdvisor

Guest Name John E (Perth, Western Australia)
Period of Stay July 2012
Guest Review Shanghai 1920's Revisited
PostedJuly 10, 2012

Shanghai 1920's is the theme. The decor is fantastic. Aircon is superb throughout this hotel which is in Chinatown, Bangkok.
The rooms are all different designs but all in keeping with Shanghai 1920's and all are very spacious. Our room was almost 4 rooms in one.
Personal service from courteous, friendly obliging staff is very good. Breakfast has a very good array of choices for Asian & Western guests.
Cotton Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and 2 nights a week, while we were there , a modern jazz group played some great Jazz.
All the rates for accommodation and food ensure you of great value in this hotel.
Posted on Expedia.com

Guest Name Ben P. (Israel)
Period of Stay July 2012
Guest Review perfect! an amazing place! beautiful, a++ service!

most beautiful rooms, great restaurant, great location for china town bkk, best service in thiland!
we had an amazing time in this beautiful, special butiqe hotel the hotel is beautiful, we took pictures all over the hotel. it's like staying in an art gallery. that beautiful. the restaurant - amazing food, great service and good price great location for exploring china town but most important - the best service we experienced in thiland. we had one little problem, and they were amazing!! also, the staff is so nice! we traveled with a 20 months old baby - everybody played with her, and helped, really - we had an amazing experience and i recommend this place. we loved every minute!
Posted on Agoda

Guest Name klm100570 (Newcastle, Australia)
Period of Stay July 2012
Guest Review “A wonderful oasis in great location in China town. Highly recommend!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012 NEW via mobile

From the street it is hard to tell how fantastic this hotel is inside. Funky and classy Chinese decor with amazing attention to detail for the price. Staff were also excellent - the IT guy spent about 20min helping get my computer into the wifi. Also a terrific location. Highly recommend!
Posted on TripAdvisor

Guest Name Jacy q (Singapore)
Period of Stay July 2012
Guest Review “Shanghai Mansion, Bangkok”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012 NEW

Shanghai Mansion, Bangkok is now my most favourite hotel in Bangkok. I just loved the hotel especially the Mudan Suite, a room not to be missed - a very homely and romantic room. They have whatever you need in the room, what's more, free mini bar replenish daily, no joke, there are beer, soda drinks, cookies and chips, This is my second stay, I choose to return to this hotel again as I always feel so welcomed especially from the front desk office, Khun Patty who without failed will greet you by your name when I step into the lobby, within second cold lemon grass water and towel come right in front of your eyes to quench your thirst and freshen you up. The Hotel General Manager, Ms. Khun Tassanee, every morning you will see her helping out with the Breakfast staff and go round the tables to check with the guests to ensure that they feel at ease and home with them. Check it out at this hotel if you are at Yaowarat Road, asked to see the beautiful cosy Mudan Suite, you will never regret!.
Posted on TripAdvisor

Guest Name Ben P. (Israel)
Period of Stay July 2012
Guest Review An amazing place! Totally magical!

Great location for china town experience. Beautiful burials hotel, great service!
We had the best time. This place is very special! Most beautiful rooms, a fish pond inside the hotel. Great atmosphere! Very good restaurant! amazing breakfast! Excellent service!very recommended!
Posted on Agoda

Guest Name Alvin L. (Malaysia)
Period of Stay July 2012
Guest Review Great and bad location
The room is nicely decorated as in china theme.
there are plenty of chinese restaurant too choose from. it is good for food, however we thought the transport to other place of the town is quite difficult because china town seems like quite far from everywhere specially you are getting catch in the traffic jam. we thought the hotel is over rated and slightly over priced. it is not like those high class boutique hotel.
Posted on Agoda

Guest Name jlm1510
Period of Stay July 2012
Guest Review “Gorgeous decor, comfortable accommodation, lovely staff.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012 NEW

We stayed one night in this gorgeous hotel and loved it. We booked based on the reviews in the lonely planet book and previous trip advisor reviews are weren't disappointed. The decor in the hotel is beautiful and the rooms were really different to any I have stayed in before. Unfortunately we had to leave really early the next morning to catch our train but the staff were extremely accommodating and arranged a take-away breakfast for us the night before which was ready for us upon checking out. I would definitely stay here again and would highly recommend it if you are looking to stay in the Chinatown area.
Posted on TripAdvisor

Guest Name Douglas C. (United States of America)
Period of Stay July 2012
Guest Review Theme hotel
Friendly staff
It was going back in time to old Shanghi. The decorations are wonderful. A free map is given of the surrounding area. It is quite easy to do a walking tour of Chinatown. The only problem that we had to take a taxi to see the other sights of Bangkok, but this was only a minor incontinence.
Posted on Agoda

Guest Name Ruth (Glasgow, United Kingdom)
Period of Stay
Guest Review The staff were so friendly and helpful. Our room was beautiful and peaceful and the bed was so comfortable. We really liked the free mini bar and the location was ideal, all of chinatowns amazing food on your doorstep. Breakfast at the hotel was also fantastic!
Posted on Booking.com

Guest Name AustraliaParu (australia)
Period of Stay
Guest Review “pleasant”
Reviewed June 17, 2012 NEW

Rm was elegant & clean. Regular housekeeping Breakfast was flavorsome. Service both @ the front desk & @ the breakfast lobby was good.Friendly Staff.Free wifi Situated in an ideal location in the Chinatown area Accessible to scrumptious food & fruits of all kind @ walking distance.@ night most street stalls are expanded to cater for visitors in search of Sea food. Good place for bargain shopping for new & antiques.Short ride in Tuk Tuk to the "Wet market" ,
Visited the "Little India" --caters for beautiful taxtiles & spicy food.
Posted on Tripadvisor

Guest Name Michael S. (United States of America)
Period of Stay June 08, 2012
Guest Review A true boutique hotel with fwonderful service

Ten minute walk to train station, MRT to connect to Skytrain or the river. Wonderful service

I stay here every time I'm in BKK, which is 6 or 8 times a year. The location is great,service is a pleasure and I enjoy an afternoon drink in the upstairs bar. The rooms really feel circa 1930-40 Shanghai and the tubs are to dream of. It is however a Boutique Hotel in the best sense of the term and so there is a limited number of amenities - gym, spa etc. that a bigger city hotel might boast. Still it is my favorite hotel in Bangkok for many years.
Posted on Agoda

Guest Name Karen C (Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand)
Period of Stay June 2012
Guest Review “Bangkok stopover”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012 NEW

Stayed for 5 nights at the beginning of June. Lovely boutique hotel, very unique. It was very calm and peaceful after the streets of Bangkok. Loved all the quaint areas for sitting and relaxing. The whole of Chinatown is a big market with lots of bargains, but very busy and not very clean. We didn't eat in the area, prefering to spend more time in the main shopping areas of Bangkok were there is obviously more choice of restaurants, street food and shopping. The food and cocktails at Shanghai Mansion were good and the live music everynight at Cotton was great.
Posted on Tripadvisor / traveled as a couple

Guest Name john Zoffmann
Period of Stay Arrival date: 11 june, Departure date: 13 june
Guest Review Breakfast very very good. Exotic and differnet from other hotels.
Posted on SurveyGizmo (Booked directly with the hotel)

Guest Name Hobadob (Leeds, United Kingdom)
Period of Stay June 2012
Guest Review “Awesome hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012 NEW

Shanghai mansion is an amazing escape from the busy streets of Bangkok. It is peaceful, quiet and the staff are amazing! They offer everything you would expect plus more. The location of the hotel is right in the center of china town so you never have to travel far to see temples, get food or go shopping!
Posted on Tripadvisor / Traveled as a couple

Guest Name Deborah B. (United States of America)
Period of Stay June 06, 2012
Guest Review Great rooms, breakfast and staff

This location was perfect for exploring China Town but also close enough by tuk tuk to see all the major Wats.

This was my second time and just as good as the first. Great breakfast (nice strong coffee), clean room and the sheets felt wonderful. The Thailand decor, brightly colored lanterns, dark teak pieces, spiral staircases and a serene coy pond to sit next to and read are all beautiful. My neice & I arrived late at night but still wanted something to eat. The security guard actually walked us over to a nearby restaurant that was close to closing but pleasantly served us anything on the menu. Next morning we took the free shuttle and started our day in front of the Grand Palace. I will return again when I'm back in Bangkok and recommend this hotel to any type of traveler.
Posted on Agoda

Guest Name Mary (Victoria, Australia)
Period of Stay
Guest Review Hidden Gem in China Town

The decor is amazing, the rooms are large and the bathtub is huge. The toilet even has a selection of reading material.

Nothing could not fault a thing
Main street of China Town, at night it comes alive, with locals and tourists alike flooding to eat on the street
This hotel is a hidden gem. From the street you would never know what a beautiful hotel awaits within. Situated in the main street in China Town this hotel oozes charm. The rooms are beautiful and are exactly what you see in the photos. At night the street is buzzing with great street eating places. The surrounding streets offer a mix bag of shopping. There is a jazz club in the evenings which is just brilliant. China Town is very hectic but do not be put off by this. This is one of the best hotels in all of Asia. If you prefer something a little different this is the place to go.
Posted on Expedia.com / 11 June 2012

Guest Name Michael M. (United Kingdom)
Period of Stay June 05, 2012
Guest Review Excellent hotel with helpful staff

Location and staff great.

an excellent and well run hotel in a very convenient location. staff really friendly and helpful. rooms great large 4 poster beds
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Guest Name Monica E. (United States of America)
Period of Stay June 02, 2012
Guest Review Cool Colorful Hotel!

This hotel was really neat. We were welcomed with a cool towel and some sort of a juice that oddly tasted like captain crunch lol. Were helped with our bags to our room. The room was really cool. Very colorful. Free Minibar. Awesome Canopy bed. No view but there wasnt really anything id like to see out of the window. Bed comfy enough, Bathroom was fun but be prepared to watch yourself shower and use the bathroom. There is a mirror on one whole wall. Its kinda bizzare lol. Breakfast was overwhelming and yummy! So much to choose from. They allowed us to have a late check out which was really nice and got us a cab when we were leaving. Over all it was a great place!
Posted on Agoda

Guest Name Hobadob (Leeds, United Kingdom)
Period of Stay June 2012
Guest Review “Awesome hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012 NEW

Shanghai mansion is an amazing escape from the busy streets of Bangkok. It is peaceful, quiet and the staff are amazing! They offer everything you would expect plus more. The location of the hotel is right in the center of china town so you never have to travel far to see temples, get food or go shopping!
Posted on Tripadvisor / Traveled as a couple

Guest Name A verified traveller
Period of Stay
Guest Review A Groovy Hotel in Chinatown.

Great hotel.. I recommend it to anyone. Staff very helpful, brekky buffet very good.
The location in Chinatown combined with the groovy old world shanghai decor makes for a unique experience. I highly recommend the chili mudcrab at T&K seafood evening street stall!
Posted on Expedia.com

Guest Name vanessa p (cape town)
Period of Stay March 2012
Guest Review “HEAVEN”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

This hotel is a pease of heaven in the middle of China town
The staff is extreamly friendly and helpfull ( get to know Mark in the lobby, he can speak english perfect and know all the good spots )
The hotel is clean and the food is great
Walking in the streats is safe at night even if you are 2 woman
Posted on Tripadvisor / Traveled with friends

Guest Name TravelinTeacher828 (Yigo, Guam)
Period of Stay April 2012
Guest Review “Beautiful hotel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

We recently stayed at Shanghai Mansion, and we were so pleased with our choice! THe hotel is beautiful! Staff were very friendly and helpful. Rooms were great, and beautifully decorated. We had a room towards the back of the hotel, which was great, we didn't have any noise from the busy streets below. Our room did have windows in it that provided natural-light during the day. Wifi worked well, and the breakfast was sufficient. They offered both Thai and western favorites. Shower was fantastic! Perfect after a long day of sight-seeing. My only complaint was that the beds were quite hard...but I slept rather well on them! I would definitely stay here again, and I would highly recommend this boutique hotel to anyone visiting Bangkok.
Posted on Tripadvisor / Traveled with friends

Guest Name Pawanverma (Bhubaneswar, India)
Period of Stay March 2012
Guest Review “Feel China in Thailand”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

It was a wonderful experience specially 2nd day on wards we stayed in their suit which is excellent.
Room Tip: The suites are the best
Posted on Tripadvisor / Traveled with family

Guest Name Lisa-from_Vancouver (Vancouver, Canada)
Period of Stay November 2011
Guest Review “An Amazing Place To Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

We stayed at this hotel the end of November 2011. It was an amazing experience. You walk inside the hotel and it is calm in the middle of the Chinatown storm. Wonderful rooms, comfortable beds, amazing tub, clean, fabulous location. We arrived to a woman playing the harp by the pond with fish in it. There was lots to do in the area and safe to walk the streets at night (guy and girl). The food at the hotel was excellent. The street food just down from the hotel was also fabulous. Best hot pot I had in Thailand! The staff was helpful and we were able to do a late checkout our final day (for an additional fee). We would definitely stay at this hotel again!
Posted on Tripadvisor / Traveled as a couple

Guest Name NickKhobar (Al Khobar)
Period of Stay December 2011
Guest Review “Right in the heart of China Town - clean, quirky and a little out of the ordinary.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012
1person found this review helpful

I know that it is a romanticised dream of an old Shanghai mansion and not the real thing, but it made me smile and it's a nice place to stay. China Town is right in the doorstep and it's vibrant and fun. Easy to find great cheap places to eat nearby. Helpful staff. Clean and a fair price.
Posted on Tripadvisor

Guest Name memory001 (Singapore)
Period of Stay April 2012
Guest Review “Beautiful memory”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

We were there on the day of my birthday and stayed for 3 nights in April.

Staff - Friendly and helpful. From the bell boy, receptionist, PR manager to Customer Service. They gave us a surprise cake when we came back from our dinner at Sirocco. Bearing in fact that we didn't mention. They found it from the passport. But it was such a good gesture as even big hotels don't do it.

Upon our arrival, Patti was so hospitable and the check in was done within 5 mins. Very efficient. whilst checkout was also done within 5 mins.

We called for laundry service and they responded within 5 mins.

Food - breakfast has a good selection of both Asian and Western choices. And they were tasty.

Location - Nearby has a lot of good places to eat. There's one seafood restaurant located at the corner on your right has excellent seafood and good selection. And the food are good. We had pepper crabs, jumbo prawns, veg and squid, 2 bottles of beer, soft drink and bird's nest soup. Cost only 1,030 baht which is S$40. The staff wear green color t shirt. Please go there before 7pm as it's very very pack after 7. ( next to goldsmith shop )

It is about 10 mins walk to Hua Longphong MRT station. Hotel is located above Tops supermarket.
From the airport, you may take an express train to Makasan. 2 ways cost 150 baht. Save 30 baht if you purchase return ticket. About 2 mins from the train station, head to MRT at the Petchuburi station and it will bring you to Hua LongPhong station.

Room - clean and spacious. They have all the basic but little natural light. Large shower area. Quirky plumbing.

We intend to stay there again and visit Hua Hin this year and has make this hotel our choice of stay in BangKok.

Room Tip: Room - odd number has windows whilst even number has no window.
Posted on Tripadvisor / Traveled as a couple

Guest Name RubenRichard (London, UK)
Period of Stay April 2012
Guest Review “Brilliant stop over!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

Easily accessible hotel by public transport, a 15 minute journey on the new Railway Express Train (190 Bhat pp), then a hop onto the MRT for a 15 minute journey to Hua Lamphong Station. From there it's a quick 10 minute walk to the hotel, or you can hop in a tuk tuk for about 60 bhat.
The hotel itself is stunning for the location as it's right in the middle of China Town.
Concrete shabby chic, colorful, vibrant with rich velvet.
Staff are very welcoming and attentive.
Breakfast western and asian, omlette bar. Selection was fantastic!
Checkin was easy and quick, location is brilliant as China Town is at your door step!...
I'd definetley stay again!

Room Tip: One thing to watch out for is the ceramic shower gel bottles in the shower, we accidentally knocked...
Posted on Tripadvisor / Traveled as a couple

Guest Name angelmicah7 (San Diego, California)
Period of Stay May 2012
Guest Review “Great Hotel, Great Location, Great Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

We loved the Shanghai Mansion. We recently stayed there for the first three days of our honeymoon and we were very impressed. Our room was luxurious and we felt spoiled. The hotel is beautiful, especially the water garden and the room interiors. The hotel is also in a great location. China Town is very walkable and the hotel was walking distance from the subway, train station, sky train and ferry. We also really enjoyed the bellmen and security guards - the staff was very, very friendly. The breakfast buffet that was included with our room was delicious every day. And the restaurant staff was so nice. The only downside was that our room had no windows looking outside. Our exterior windows faced a brick wall and the windows were fogged so you couldn't see out. Bangkok is actually pretty dirty and gross so maybe that's a good thing, ha ha! We did have two windows that looked out over the interior water garden. We also had a little bit of difficultly communicating with the front desk staff, but nothing that would discourage us from staying there again or recommending others to stay there. We had a great experience. Oh, there is also a market on the first floor so its very easy to run downstairs to get snacks and supplies! Overall, great hotel!!
Posted on Tripadvisor / Traveled as a couple

Guest Name LachlanC (Melbourne, Australia)
Period of Stay April 2012
Guest Review “Character, Style & Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

I stayed here last month for 3 days before heading to Nthn Thailand & Laos. With the flight from Australia not arriving until after 10.30pm it meant we didn't get to the hotel until around midnight but from the moment we arrived everything was all we could ask for. If your preference is for the standard/generic 5 star hotel that is the same the world over don't bother coming here. Shanghai Mansion feels like it has it's own personality which seems appropriate given it's in the middle of Chinatown. The room was simply beautiful (see photos) and as you would expect from a boutique hotel there was never a sense of being a small customer cog in a big operation. Breakfast was included in our tariff and it was very good with a good selection of asian & non-asian dishes. The location was great for us as we like getting in among the action and chinatown is pretty full on. Whether we were walking to the river to catch a ferry or just having a look at all of the restaurants (I use the term loosely!) that pop up on the footpath at night it was easy to go where ever we wanted to and it was always a delight to return to.

An added bonus we found out about was that you could choose a fish from the large central pond to have in a fishbowl in your room for your stay - what a lovely idea!
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to someone who wants a hotel with character, style & location.
Posted on Tripadvisor / Traveled as a couple

Guest Name calumrobertson (Edinburgh)
Period of Stay August 2011
Guest Review “Oasis Amongst the Chaos!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

Really loved this hotel...you'd not believe the inside from looking at it from the outside! Its always chaotic outside in Chinatown...really buzz about the place night and day! But go into the Shanghai Mansion and you could be somewhere completely different..really is calm and stunning inside..great staff...hotel really clean and the surroundings spectacular! The room we had, a Mu Dan, was really nice..good size and really well laid out. Very memorable hotel.
Posted on Tripadvisor / Traveled as a couple

Guest Name MrRoy96 (Hobart, Australia)
Period of Stay May 2012
Guest Review “A fabulous experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012 NEW

Have just returned from Bangkok and stayed at the fabulous Shanghai Mansion Hotel located in the the center of Chinatown. The service in this hotel is truly 5 stars. Every guest is treated as a member of their family and nothing is ever too much trouble. The decor is traditional 1930s Shanghai and the rooms are well appointed and full of atmosphere. The restaurant caters for western and asian breakfast, asian dining throughout the day and evening and laidback live music every night. This hotel has become my Bangkok "home" and I thoroughly recommend it.
Posted on Tripadvisor / Traveled solo

Guest Name Lady_Coffman (Manchester, United Kingdom)
Period of Stay March 2012
Guest Review “Excellent Three nights in Bangkok.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012 NEW

There is no better way to immerse yourself straight into Bangkok life than staying slap bang in the middle of Chinatown, and this Hotel is perfect. We can't fault the Hotel in any areas. I can only repeat what other reviews have expressed in wonderful this hotel is, from location to rooms and decor to the excellent service from the staff!

Stand out highlights for me were:
refreshing welcome drinks and wet cloths on check-in, Complimentary mini-bar (soft refreshments), free taxi shuttle service each day to various malls and popular sightseeing spots, excellent breakfasts, extremely helpful staff who helped us changed currency and when a trip needed to be cancelled that was booked with an outside tourist agency; the staff were able to ring up for us and help us with our complaint and get our refund.
I had read previous reviews about how amazing this hotel was, and we were not let down, it is maintaining it's high level of customer satisfaction! We definately wont stay anywhere else but the Shanghai Mansion when we next return to Bangkok.
Posted on Tripadvisor / Traveled as a couple

Guest Name Rebecca
Period of Stay Arrival date: 15/04/2012, Departure date: 16/04/2012
Guest Review Your thoughts on our served breakfast: Enjoyed it, everything that I needed.
Additional comments: I only stayed one night was could not fully appreciate all the hotel had to offer. I would like to return for a longer period of time and enjoy the hotel further. Thank you!!
Posted on SurveyGizmo (Booked directly with hotel /walk-in guest)

Guest Name Stephen Boddy
Period of Stay Arrival date: 29/4/2012, Departure date: 30/4/2012
Guest Review Internet: very useful
Your thoughts on our served breakfast: very nice , excellent selection
Additional comments: hotel was excellent - well situated & priced. Had a great stay & will certainly return next time we stay Bangkok.
Posted on SurveyGizmo (Expedia, I use expedia often)

Guest Name Jarunya Buntherng
Period of Stay Arrival date: 1/5/2014, Departure date: 2/5/2014
Guest Review Your thoughts on our served breakfast: Fantastic taste , excellence service from all staff in BF unit.
Posted on SurveyGizmo Directly with hotel (Hotel website/walk-in guest)

Guest Name Stephen (Newcastle , Australia)
Period of Stay
Guest Review "Great Hotel In Chinatown"
Posted03 May 2012

Shanghai Mansion is very well situated in the heart of Chinatown , our stay went very well from the moment we emerged from the taxi. Our bags were looked after immediately by the security/doorman & the check in was a breeze. The decor is fantastic & the people are wonderful. Room was quite small , very comfortable & beautiful. Breakfast was great , a lovely selection of western & asian , restaurant staff wonderful. Highly recommended!
Posted on Expedia.com

Guest Name A verified traveller (Australia)
Period of Stay
Guest Review "An unexpected gem"
Posted05 May 2012

The ambience is so unique compared to other hotels.
The exterior appearance coukld put patrons off but it is a gem once you enter.
Chinatown is an interesting part of BKK. It is close enough to the ferry pier that you can walk.
I found this hotel by chance some 8 months ago and have stayed there 3 times since. Each time has been enjoyable and met expectations. It is conveniently located and the street foodstalls are enjoyable to both explore and eat at. I heartily recommend the hotel.
Posted on Expedia.com

Guest Name Tom (Melbourne VIC, Australia)
Period of Stay
Guest Review "Worth a stay"
Posted09 May 2012

Really good experience with this hotel. The room was great, the location was great and the restaurant in the evenings is worth a visit.
Posted on Expedia.com

Guest Name Monica C. (United States of America)
Period of Stay
Guest Review "So fun and interesting decor!"

In very busy area, good breakfast, and adorable decoration.
I love how Shanghai Mansion combines modern and 1920's furniture together. The hotel was super clean, the hotel staff was friendly, and since it's in the middle of Bangkok's Chinatown you can just leave the hotel and have something to do.
Posted on Agoda / May 04, 2012

Guest Name Arun Sreenivas
Period of Stay
Guest Review Your thoughts on our served breakfast: It was an excellent spread and the manager ensured we understood the traditional breakfast options that were served.
Posted on SurveyGizmo (Booking.com)

Guest Name Joyce Kwan
Period of Stay Arrival date: 15/05/2012, Departure date: 18/05/2012
Guest Review I forget to keep my necklace during my check-out but when I email to the staff they help me to find my necklace and pass it back to my friend in Bangkok, very good and efficient service.
Posted on SurveyGizmo Directly with hotel (Hotel website/walk-in guest), because easy to use and good rate

Guest Name Simone_Neil (Brisbane, Australia)
Period of Stay May 2012
Guest Review “Lost in Chinatown”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012 NEW

Very different staying in Chinatown and what an experience. The Shanghai Mansion is gorgeous and in a great position. We stayed for 3 nights in a "Mu Dan Suite" it was great. We stepped out onto the street and were immediately amongst the hustle & bustle of Chinatown. We booked this hotel based on other Trippers reviews and we were not let down.

It is quite different staying in this part of town lots of little streets with locals all selling their produce and wares - not a lot of tourists...

Cold beers on the terrace outfront of the Shanghai and watch the locals...

A must stay ......
Room Tip: We had a ground floor suite no noise .....
Posted on Tripadvisor / Traveled as a couple

Guest Name Paul A. Family with older children ( Australia)
Period of Stay
Guest Review Stylish refuge in the heart of Chinatown

we stayed on the 4th floor, the rooms are done out in red and black, and remind me somewhat of a stylish chinese brothel (or my idea of one, anyway). the rooms are fine for two people, so we took 2 adjacent rooms (no interconnecting door, however). the location is great! step out the door and you are in the thick of chinatown, with all its bustling activity, smells, sounds, food, temples, etc. the hotel breakfast was fine, and the staff chatty and friendly. be warned that there is no onsite parking, and that the parking station nearby charges by the hour, not by the day, so we were faced with a very hefty bill for car-parking (considerably more than the taxi fare would have been). lots of great restaurants nearby to choose from. would be reluctant to wander the streets at night with kids, due to safety concerns. we got rooms for baht per night through agoda. watch out for/ask about discounts for bangkok residents, as well. overall, we were happy with our stay.
Posted on Agoda / May 20, 2012

Guest Name lokavia (south africa)
Period of Stay May 2012
Guest Review “great hotel in the heart of chinatown”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012 NEW

This was an amazing hotel in the heart of China town, excellent servie, excellent staff, extremely friendly, even made sure when we needed a cab and TukTuk that they waved one down for us, negotiated a fair price so we wouldnt get haggled by the cab drivers....

great breakfast spread, from cereals to veggies, thaifoods and freshly made omlette of your choice.

i recommend this to anyone staying in bangkok...
Posted on Tripadvisor / Traveled as a couple

Guest Name Colin C. Other (United Kingdom)
Period of Stay
Guest Review Nice hotel...

Close to China Town
The hotel was lovely, different style. Service is OK. Very close to China Town and Siam. And something that really made surprise is free minibar ... I work fot the hotel, I never see free minibar before but good.
Sightseeing/Attractions Tip: Close to China Town, Temples, Railways station.
Posted on Agoda / May 22, 2012

Guest Name vanessa p (cape town)
Period of Stay March 2012
Guest Review “HEAVEN”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

This hotel is a pease of heaven in the middle of China town
The staff is extreamly friendly and helpfull ( get to know Mark in the lobby, he can speak english perfect and know all the good spots )
The hotel is clean and the food is great
Walking in the streats is safe at night even if you are 2 woman
Posted on Tripadvisor / Traveled with friends

Guest Name TravelinTeacher828 (Yigo, Guam)
Period of Stay April 2012
Guest Review “Beautiful hotel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

We recently stayed at Shanghai Mansion, and we were so pleased with our choice! THe hotel is beautiful! Staff were very friendly and helpful. Rooms were great, and beautifully decorated. We had a room towards the back of the hotel, which was great, we didn't have any noise from the busy streets below. Our room did have windows in it that provided natural-light during the day. Wifi worked well, and the breakfast was sufficient. They offered both Thai and western favorites. Shower was fantastic! Perfect after a long day of sight-seeing. My only complaint was that the beds were quite hard...but I slept rather well on them! I would definitely stay here again, and I would highly recommend this boutique hotel to anyone visiting Bangkok.
Posted on Tripadvisor / Traveled with friends

Guest Name Pawanverma (Bhubaneswar, India)
Period of Stay March 2012
Guest Review “Feel China in Thailand”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

It was a wonderful experience specially 2nd day on wards we stayed in their suit which is excellent.
Room Tip: The suites are the best
Posted on Tripadvisor / Traveled with family

Guest Name Lisa-from_Vancouver (Vancouver, Canada)
Period of Stay November 2011
Guest Review “An Amazing Place To Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

We stayed at this hotel the end of November 2011. It was an amazing experience. You walk inside the hotel and it is calm in the middle of the Chinatown storm. Wonderful rooms, comfortable beds, amazing tub, clean, fabulous location. We arrived to a woman playing the harp by the pond with fish in it. There was lots to do in the area and safe to walk the streets at night (guy and girl). The food at the hotel was excellent. The street food just down from the hotel was also fabulous. Best hot pot I had in Thailand! The staff was helpful and we were able to do a late checkout our final day (for an additional fee). We would definitely stay at this hotel again!
Posted on Tripadvisor / Traveled as a couple

Guest Name NickKhobar (Al Khobar)
Period of Stay December 2011
Guest Review “Right in the heart of China Town - clean, quirky and a little out of the ordinary.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012
1person found this review helpful

I know that it is a romanticised dream of an old Shanghai mansion and not the real thing, but it made me smile and it's a nice place to stay. China Town is right in the doorstep and it's vibrant and fun. Easy to find great cheap places to eat nearby. Helpful staff. Clean and a fair price.
Posted on Tripadvisor

Guest Name memory001 (Singapore)
Period of Stay April 2012
Guest Review “Beautiful memory”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

We were there on the day of my birthday and stayed for 3 nights in April.

Staff - Friendly and helpful. From the bell boy, receptionist, PR manager to Customer Service. They gave us a surprise cake when we came back from our dinner at Sirocco. Bearing in fact that we didn't mention. They found it from the passport. But it was such a good gesture as even big hotels don't do it.

Upon our arrival, Patti was so hospitable and the check in was done within 5 mins. Very efficient. whilst checkout was also done within 5 mins.

We called for laundry service and they responded within 5 mins.

Food - breakfast has a good selection of both Asian and Western choices. And they were tasty.

Location - Nearby has a lot of good places to eat. There's one seafood restaurant located at the corner on your right has excellent seafood and good selection. And the food are good. We had pepper crabs, jumbo prawns, veg and squid, 2 bottles of beer, soft drink and bird's nest soup. Cost only 1,030 baht which is S$40. The staff wear green color t shirt. Please go there before 7pm as it's very very pack after 7. ( next to goldsmith shop )

It is about 10 mins walk to Hua Longphong MRT station. Hotel is located above Tops supermarket.
From the airport, you may take an express train to Makasan. 2 ways cost 150 baht. Save 30 baht if you purchase return ticket. About 2 mins from the train station, head to MRT at the Petchuburi station and it will bring you to Hua LongPhong station.

Room - clean and spacious. They have all the basic but little natural light. Large shower area. Quirky plumbing.

We intend to stay there again and visit Hua Hin this year and has make this hotel our choice of stay in BangKok.

Room Tip: Room - odd number has windows whilst even number has no window.
Posted on Tripadvisor / Traveled as a couple

Guest Name RubenRichard (London, UK)
Period of Stay April 2012
Guest Review “Brilliant stop over!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

Easily accessible hotel by public transport, a 15 minute journey on the new Railway Express Train (190 Bhat pp), then a hop onto the MRT for a 15 minute journey to Hua Lamphong Station. From there it's a quick 10 minute walk to the hotel, or you can hop in a tuk tuk for about 60 bhat.
The hotel itself is stunning for the location as it's right in the middle of China Town.
Concrete shabby chic, colorful, vibrant with rich velvet.
Staff are very welcoming and attentive.
Breakfast western and asian, omlette bar. Selection was fantastic!
Checkin was easy and quick, location is brilliant as China Town is at your door step!...
I'd definetley stay again!

Room Tip: One thing to watch out for is the ceramic shower gel bottles in the shower, we accidentally knocked...
Posted on Tripadvisor / Traveled as a couple

Guest Name angelmicah7 (San Diego, California)
Period of Stay May 2012
Guest Review “Great Hotel, Great Location, Great Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

We loved the Shanghai Mansion. We recently stayed there for the first three days of our honeymoon and we were very impressed. Our room was luxurious and we felt spoiled. The hotel is beautiful, especially the water garden and the room interiors. The hotel is also in a great location. China Town is very walkable and the hotel was walking distance from the subway, train station, sky train and ferry. We also really enjoyed the bellmen and security guards - the staff was very, very friendly. The breakfast buffet that was included with our room was delicious every day. And the restaurant staff was so nice. The only downside was that our room had no windows looking outside. Our exterior windows faced a brick wall and the windows were fogged so you couldn't see out. Bangkok is actually pretty dirty and gross so maybe that's a good thing, ha ha! We did have two windows that looked out over the interior water garden. We also had a little bit of difficultly communicating with the front desk staff, but nothing that would discourage us from staying there again or recommending others to stay there. We had a great experience. Oh, there is also a market on the first floor so its very easy to run downstairs to get snacks and supplies! Overall, great hotel!!
Posted on Tripadvisor / Traveled as a couple

Guest Name LachlanC (Melbourne, Australia)
Period of Stay April 2012
Guest Review “Character, Style & Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

I stayed here last month for 3 days before heading to Nthn Thailand & Laos. With the flight from Australia not arriving until after 10.30pm it meant we didn't get to the hotel until around midnight but from the moment we arrived everything was all we could ask for. If your preference is for the standard/generic 5 star hotel that is the same the world over don't bother coming here. Shanghai Mansion feels like it has it's own personality which seems appropriate given it's in the middle of Chinatown. The room was simply beautiful (see photos) and as you would expect from a boutique hotel there was never a sense of being a small customer cog in a big operation. Breakfast was included in our tariff and it was very good with a good selection of asian & non-asian dishes. The location was great for us as we like getting in among the action and chinatown is pretty full on. Whether we were walking to the river to catch a ferry or just having a look at all of the restaurants (I use the term loosely!) that pop up on the footpath at night it was easy to go where ever we wanted to and it was always a delight to return to.

An added bonus we found out about was that you could choose a fish from the large central pond to have in a fishbowl in your room for your stay - what a lovely idea!
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to someone who wants a hotel with character, style & location.
Posted on Tripadvisor / Traveled as a couple

Guest Name calumrobertson (Edinburgh)
Period of Stay August 2011
Guest Review “Oasis Amongst the Chaos!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

Really loved this hotel...you'd not believe the inside from looking at it from the outside! Its always chaotic outside in Chinatown...really buzz about the place night and day! But go into the Shanghai Mansion and you could be somewhere completely different..really is calm and stunning inside..great staff...hotel really clean and the surroundings spectacular! The room we had, a Mu Dan, was really nice..good size and really well laid out. Very memorable hotel.
Posted on Tripadvisor / Traveled as a couple

Guest Name MrRoy96 (Hobart, Australia)
Period of Stay May 2012
Guest Review “A fabulous experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012 NEW

Have just returned from Bangkok and stayed at the fabulous Shanghai Mansion Hotel located in the the center of Chinatown. The service in this hotel is truly 5 stars. Every guest is treated as a member of their family and nothing is ever too much trouble. The decor is traditional 1930s Shanghai and the rooms are well appointed and full of atmosphere. The restaurant caters for western and asian breakfast, asian dining throughout the day and evening and laidback live music every night. This hotel has become my Bangkok "home" and I thoroughly recommend it.
Posted on Tripadvisor / Traveled solo

Guest Name Lady_Coffman (Manchester, United Kingdom)
Period of Stay March 2012
Guest Review “Excellent Three nights in Bangkok.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012 NEW

There is no better way to immerse yourself straight into Bangkok life than staying slap bang in the middle of Chinatown, and this Hotel is perfect. We can't fault the Hotel in any areas. I can only repeat what other reviews have expressed in wonderful this hotel is, from location to rooms and decor to the excellent service from the staff!

Stand out highlights for me were:
refreshing welcome drinks and wet cloths on check-in, Complimentary mini-bar (soft refreshments), free taxi shuttle service each day to various malls and popular sightseeing spots, excellent breakfasts, extremely helpful staff who helped us changed currency and when a trip needed to be cancelled that was booked with an outside tourist agency; the staff were able to ring up for us and help us with our complaint and get our refund.
I had read previous reviews about how amazing this hotel was, and we were not let down, it is maintaining it's high level of customer satisfaction! We definately wont stay anywhere else but the Shanghai Mansion when we next return to Bangkok.
Posted on Tripadvisor / Traveled as a couple

Guest Name Rebecca
Period of Stay Arrival date: 15/04/2012, Departure date: 16/04/2012
Guest Review Your thoughts on our served breakfast: Enjoyed it, everything that I needed.
Additional comments: I only stayed one night was could not fully appreciate all the hotel had to offer. I would like to return for a longer period of time and enjoy the hotel further. Thank you!!
Posted on SurveyGizmo (Directly with hotel (Hotel website/walk-in guest) the process was easy and reliable.

Guest Name Stephen Boddy
Period of Stay Arrival date: 29/4/2012, Departure date: 30/4/2012
Guest Review Internet: very useful
Your thoughts on our served breakfast: very nice , excellent selection
Additional comments: hotel was excellent - well situated & priced. Had a great stay & will certainly return next time we stay Bangkok.
Posted on SurveyGizmo (Expedia, I use expedia often)

Guest Name Jarunya Buntherng
Period of Stay Arrival date: 1/5/2014, Departure date: 2/5/2014
Guest Review Your thoughts on our served breakfast: Fantastic taste , excellence service from all staff in BF unit.
Posted on SurveyGizmo Directly with hotel (Hotel website/walk-in guest)

Guest Name Stephen (Newcastle , Australia)
Period of Stay
Guest Review "Great Hotel In Chinatown"
Posted03 May 2012

Shanghai Mansion is very well situated in the heart of Chinatown , our stay went very well from the moment we emerged from the taxi. Our bags were looked after immediately by the security/doorman & the check in was a breeze. The decor is fantastic & the people are wonderful. Room was quite small , very comfortable & beautiful. Breakfast was great , a lovely selection of western & asian , restaurant staff wonderful. Highly recommended!
Posted on Expedia.com

Guest Name A verified traveller (Australia)
Period of Stay
Guest Review "An unexpected gem"
Posted05 May 2012

The ambience is so unique compared to other hotels.
The exterior appearance coukld put patrons off but it is a gem once you enter.
Chinatown is an interesting part of BKK. It is close enough to the ferry pier that you can walk.
I found this hotel by chance some 8 months ago and have stayed there 3 times since. Each time has been enjoyable and met expectations. It is conveniently located and the street foodstalls are enjoyable to both explore and eat at. I heartily recommend the hotel.
Posted on Expedia.com

Guest Name Tom (Melbourne VIC, Australia)
Period of Stay
Guest Review "Worth a stay"
Posted09 May 2012

Really good experience with this hotel. The room was great, the location was great and the restaurant in the evenings is worth a visit.
Posted on Expedia.com

Guest Name Monica C. (United States of America)
Period of Stay
Guest Review "So fun and interesting decor!"

In very busy area, good breakfast, and adorable decoration.
I love how Shanghai Mansion combines modern and 1920's furniture together. The hotel was super clean, the hotel staff was friendly, and since it's in the middle of Bangkok's Chinatown you can just leave the hotel and have something to do.
Posted on Agoda / May 04, 2012

Guest Name Arun Sreenivas
Period of Stay
Guest Review Your thoughts on our served breakfast: It was an excellent spread and the manager ensured we understood the traditional breakfast options that were served.
Posted on SurveyGizmo (Booking.com)

Guest Name Joyce Kwan
Period of Stay Arrival date: 15/05/2012, Departure date: 18/05/2012
Guest Review Internet: need to log in every time leave hotel
Your thoughts on our served breakfast: Can have more choice
If a particular staff provided exceptional service during your stay please fill in the required information below. We would like to know in order to:
Department: House-keeping and front desk
Reason: I forget to keep my necklace during my check-out but when I email to the staff they help me to find my necklace and pass it back to my friend in Bangkok, very good and efficient service.
Posted on SurveyGizmo Directly with hotel (Hotel website/walk-in guest), because easy to use and good rate

Guest Name stock210 (San Francisco, California)
Period of Stay February 2012
Guest Review “Funky, comfortable, stylish for a great price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

I stayed here on the advice of a friend and I'm so glad I did. The staff was so helpful and friendly and the room was very cool. A fun theme that was put together very nicely. I'm surprised at how inexpensive the place is with all they offer.
Posted on Tripadvisor / Traveled solo

Guest Name 919Brenda (Kelowna, Canada) 
Period of Stay April 2011
Guest Review “All the value you could ask for !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

We are a retired couple who wished a change from the usual big city experience. The location in downtown "Chinatown" provided quick access to wonderful food , the Palace and the river tours at values one could only dream of. No professional tour groups needed. Everything was at our doorstep ; at least very close at hand.

Staff and security was wonderful and it was an enjoyable experience staying at the hotel
Posted on Tripadvisor / Traveled with family

Guest Name Maymii237 (Washington DC, District of Columbia)
Period of Stay August 2011
Guest Review “Feel like in Chinatown! This hotel is true splendid!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

So my friends from Australia stayed here a few nights on August 2011 and so I visited them.

My first impression is WOW this hotel is like a BAM! Its awesome.
The decoration and the smell are two things you will recognize when you step inside.
but even more when you walked in to the room (we got a double), everything seems so perfect.

The good combination of MODERN Chinese decoration is something I just really love (as being an artist myself). The bed, the bathroom, the door, the wall, everything! you just have to be there. The service is nice. They have bar on the top floor which is really nice with live music and variety of bars there. I love their cocktails! They tastes good and awesome with the reasonable price. The location of this hotel is very fantastic. Its in the middle of most restaurants and just down stair there is a supermarket (TOP supermarket) which is very convenience. So far its one of the coolest hotel I've ever visited in my entire life.
Posted on Tripadvisor / Traveled with friends

Guest Name theliverpool2 (England)
Top Contributor
Period of Stay March 2012
Guest Review “Wonderful Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

A lovely hotel with attentive staff and beautiful rooms. (The one we were in was) The decor and atmosphere were splendid. Lovely food, breakfast was one of the best we have had abroad or in the UK.

Not sure about being in China Town it was ok nice and central but we wanted to be in Thailand as we had recently visited Hong Kong. Lots of nice restaurants around but seemed difficult to us to get a beer other than in the hotel which was ok we found some restaurants on the suare by the station where you could sit and have a beer and watch the world go by. ( For some strange reason you cant by wine or beer in supermarkets until 5 in the evening ) Staff manager were all very nice. Reception helpful and any request seemed to be dealt with immediately. You will love it no issues at all.
Posted on Tripadvisor / Traveled as a couple

Guest Name jarvdesign
Kent, UK 
Period of Stay April 2011
Guest Review “Cant Fault It”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

A brilliant boutique hotel with lots of style and character. And for the price (booked through Agoda) you definitely cant fault it. Spacious rooms verging on luxury with glass panelled wet rooms separated from the toilets and large flatscreen leds.

The free communal minibar of crisps and drinks is a great touch. As well as the communal games you can take back to the room.

Situated in China town there are lots of street vendors and restaurants - A LOT of places selling shark fin soup too.
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Guest Name matt b (London, United Kingdom)
Period of Stay October 2011
Guest Review “Romantic hotel in Bangkok”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

I was meeting up with my girlfriend after a couple of months apart and this place was perfect for our "needs". No windows (moody and romantic, not dark and stuffy), some gorgeous Chinese style furniture and a wonderful combination of vibrant deep colours and exotic oriental aromas.

We ordered room service, soaked up the suds in the grand free standing bath, relaxed back on the cavernous chaise lounge to watch dvds and regularly returned to the comfy bed.

The staff were fine, the area is a real hustle and bustle hot-spot with fantastic food (comfortably far from the tourist hub) but it was the charms of the hotel that really made this place stand out.
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Guest Name Lucy D (Sydney, Australia)
Period of Stay February 2012
Guest Review “amazing hotel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

The hotel was amazing... from the check in with the much needed iced tea to the beautiful room with a complimentary mini bar! The whole place was incredible and nothing was too much for the staff!
Our beds were comfortable and the room was beautifully decorated!

Great location in the heart of chinatown with fantastic street food just outside. The room service menu had an amazing array of cocktails!

Breakfast was delicious with yum cha as well as western cereal.

loved the special extra touches like being able to have a gold fish brought to your room from the pond for your whole stay
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Guest Name Lynne F (Jaipur, India)
Period of Stay March 2012
Guest Review “What a gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

I loved this hotel in every respect. Located in the heart of Chinatown, this boutique hotel exudes the atmosphere of old Shanghai, with its fascinating decor, lanterns, old furniture & pictures. The buffet breakfast was the best I have ever had and would come back just for this alone... well, and the dim-sims being sold from the street vendor a few doors down the road.

Yong & Yuth have trained their staff wonderfully. From the minute you arrive and are greeted with a cool refreshing towel and a drink, you know you've come somewhere truly special. The room are impeccably clean, wi-fi connection in the room very good, hot showers, BBC TV, and complimentary touches throughout. My only quibble would be the drain in the shower needed a little attention but I forgot to mention this before I left as I'm sure it would have been attended to quickly.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this lovely haven in the midst of all the hustle and bustle of Chinatown. Whether you plan a one night stop over or several days, forget those faceless 5 star hotels and choose this gem! Allow a little extra time for transport to the airport as the roads do get clogged but I imagine Bangkok these days is pretty much the same where ever you are.

Some websites manage to make their establishments appear nicer than they really are, but this is the real deal. There website is what drew me in the first place and it lived up to my expectations and more!
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Guest Name Denver2Globe Denver)
Period of Stay February 2012
Guest Review “WOW - hotel, Chinatown, jazz - all fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

This is definitely one of the most fantastic hotels I have ever been to. Very funky rooms (I was on the 4th floor - window over atrium only), amazing design, birdcage with fake birds in the lavender tiled shower....oh wow it is all so wonderful. Granted, guys may not like it quite as much as girls (I was ready to re-design my home in this style...my husband not so much). Definitely have an end of day drink at Cotton (jazz club on the 3rd floor). 2 of the nights we were at the hotel we did this and both times they had amazing jazz bands playing. The female singers were just awesome. The neighborhood was my favorite in all of Bangkok. We spent a huge amount of time wandering the streets of Chinatown...day and night. Sidewalks are seen as consumer spaces obviously....for selling anything and everything! Follow the dining guide they give you at the hotel...we tried many of their street food suggestions and were not disappointed. Also recommend the freshly squeezed pomegranate juice you see everywhere on the street. It is an easy walk to the ferry, so great access to the temples or 'modern' Bangkok. The staff was very helpful - 24 hours a day. Breakfast was good and wireless free. Definitely recommended!!
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Guest Name ovetraveling6 Melbourne, Australia
Period of Stay March 2012
Guest Review “Tranquil oasis in a busy city”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

The Shaghai Mansion Hotel is in a great location. Its on the main strip through China town and within walking distance to many interesting sites and attractions. The outside of the hotel is nothing special but once you step inside, its an incredibly peaceful oasis away from the hustle and bustle of China town.

Front reception were very friendly and efficient. I had to organize a taxi to take me to a remote location about an hour out of town for business, and they were very helpful in organizing a taxi driver, explaining where he needed to go and how to get there.

The rooms are wonderful, chinese fourposter beds, lanterns hanging all over the rooms and beautifully decorated. My room faced the inside courtyard which made it fairly dark, but gave the room a great lounge/den like atmosphere. The rooms are very quiet and I heard absolutely no noise from the busy city outside or from neighbouring rooms.

The inside courtyard with tens of hanging lanterns, the koy pond and lots of little little reading and lounge like nooks were wonderful to rest in after some sightseeing. There was a live musician playing traditional chinese music which just added to the tranquil atmosphere.

There was free wifi in the entire hotel which was very handy, and if you didn't have your own computer then there was a laptop in the reception lounge area where you could check the internet for free too.

The free breakfast was good, nothing special. It was a small buffet with a selection of breads, patries, cereals, fresh fruit, yogurt, an egg station and traditional Thai food. I ate dinner at the restaurant one evening which was decent, again nothing special but it was fine.

All in all, the Shanghai mansion is a good hotel in a great location.
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Guest Name Indigospice (Sheffield, United Kingdom)
Period of Stay February 2012
Guest Review “Beautiful Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

A truly spectacular and incredibly beautiful hotel.
First impressions of China Town were: "Oh no, where has he brought me!" The hustle and bustle of Yaowaraj Road with the street vendors, the phenomenal amount of traffic and no clear sign of a hotel made me wonder why the cab had stopped. That all changed when we entered the opening that was the hotel entrance.

A small escalator brought us up to the reception. On arrival I was hot, sticky and tired. There was a slight delay in finding our booking but the staff were great and very welcoming. They were quick, efficient and very professional in sorting out our reservation.

The room was the best hotel room I have seen. Beautiful, comfortable and very relaxing. We stayed in one of the deluxe rooms where the huge, beautifully decorated bed took up most of the room. A large, deep bath tub was also very prominent in the 'bathroom area' - you'll need a half bottle of bubble bath (each bath) to do it justice - heaven!

The breakfast buffet catered for all, and if you, like me are fussy about your food, rest assured you will find something to eat in a truly varied menu of thai, chinese and western food.

We were only in Bangkok for 5 days but as well as visiting the Golden Temple and other local tourist sites, we travelled to Pattaya for a day at the beach (it took around 1 hour 40 mins by taxi - with a Guide company) and by Tube to Hua Lamphong and Asok to have a look round. The subway is only a 10-15 minutes walk from the hotel.

Travel in Bangkok is relatively cheap and easy but can be frustrating by car due to the high volume of traffic. However, the tuk tuks nip in and out of the traffic with amazing dexterity and are a fun way to travel.

Food is cheap in Bangkok and restaurants are strewn along Yaowaraj Road alongside street vendors selling some weird and wonderful delicacies. If you prefer, the hotel restaurant is well priced with a varied menu and good entertainment from the talented live jazz band.

You would be hard pressed not to be impressed by the place. All in all a brilliant holiday, made even better by a great place to stay.

Shangai Mansion - highly recommended and I would definitely stay there again.
Posted on Tripadvisor / Reviewed March 25, 2012

Guest Name ButtonsKill (Melbourne, Australia)
Period of Stay July 2011
Guest Review “Beautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

We got a bit lost in China town in the rain trying to get from the train to the hotel by ourself but a tuk-tuk sono remedied that. Our room was HUGE and beautiful, more like 3 rooms, and we got a great deal on it! Free standing bathtub, king+++ size bed, amazing showers etc beautifully decorated hotel. Not a fan of china-town but for the 2 nights we stayed there it was wonderful.
Posted on Tripadvisor / Traveled as a couple

Guest Name owenandbenny (Sydney, Australia)
Period of Stay March 2012
Guest Review “Wow factor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

If you are looking for a 3 star hotel with 5 star service this is for you. We pulled up out side and the heat and the smells of central Chinatown Bangkok hit us and we wondered if we had done the right thing ? That's where it all changed we walked in and the humble Thai service took over. The decor is set back in the 30's-40's and apparently a few movies have been shot there. Our room was very spacious and well appointed and had a 4 poster bed. The common areas are spectacular with hanging lanterns over a large pond with goldfish. They have happy hour with cocktails 4-6pm and jazz band 8.30-11pm Breakfasts are very nice and they provide transport to The Grand Temple, MBK shopping centre and somewhere else I can't remember. The staff were extra helpful and nothing was a problem. Thanakorn Kullakitt who is the office manager seemed to be always there when you needed something and always smiling. Would recommend this hotel but remember Bangkok is hot and humid and there are areas in the hotel that the air conditioning doesn't cover like the elevators. 
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Guest Name GreySuit T  (Stockholm, Sweden)
Period of Stay Febuary 2012,
Guest Review “Peaceful city hotel in great location of Chinatown”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012 NEW

Family holiday in Thailand.
Stayed here while in Bangkok.
Great place, peaceful & full of character & charm to escape from crazy BBK.
Right in middle of Chinatown, which is great for food in the evening.
Pretty good access to river taxis, train station, MRT, etc.
Traffic can be pretty chaotic though, so take that into account when planning trips
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Guest Name 294265Lovetravelling  (Singapore, Singapore)
Period of Stay January 2012,
Guest Review “Best Hotel I've been in BKK”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012 NEW

Shanghai Mansion is an awesome hotel stay if you're looking for a calm and relaxing night of rest after a hectic day of shopping.

The front desk service was fast and efficient. Very polite and courteous too. The whole check in and check out process will not take more than 5mins.

Also, standard of room service is closed to perfection. With mini fridge refilled with snacks and beer everyday. The bed was very comfy and huge!

Hotel breakfast buffet was good. And it is interesting to note that the crowd there consists of polite and friendly people. No noisy crying babies and rude asians barging into your queue to spoil your day.

All in all i had a fantastic time at Shanghai Mansion. Would definitely be back!

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Guest Name augmello  (brasília)
Period of Stay January 2012,
Guest Review “Better and better”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2012 NEW

It is the sixth or seventh time there, I always like very, very much. This time they gave me an upgrade of room and I stayed in the only type of room I didn´t stay before. It is always well decorated, good taste. The breakfast is very good and they have good restaurant too. And Chinatown of Bangkok is always nice.
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Guest Name Rick Johnston
Period of Stay January 2012,
Guest Review We will be back a great place
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Guest Name Bridget Shea
Period of Stay January 2012,
Guest Review Overall, the hotel was colorful and fun. It was not the most comfortable but the experience made it worthwhile and I would come again
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Guest Name Leeleegm
Period of Stay January 2012,
Guest Review “Best value ever, awesome location for Chinatown”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

This hotel is excellent value for what you get. Everything in the mini bar is free (no alcohol), and the buffet brekkie is delish. Great location for Chinatown, however a little out of the way for the other areas of Bangkok. It's about 15-20 mins walk to the main train station, and a metro station. Service is great, the staff are always willing to help and provide great advice on where to go.

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Guest Name bigyabbie (Yogyakarta)
Period of Stay January 2012,
Guest Review “Affordable visual extravagance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

Welcome to my kinda decor
Wow, this place warrants all the extraordinary reviews on the web.
All the basics of a decent hotel, wrapped in Chinese candy floss and glitz
(perhaps a pool or a gym would be nice, but who needs when you have the lanes of chinatown to explore)

This place has that something, a visual feast, each room, stands out as a visual feast.

Its worth trying to get one of the rooms on the outer walls of the 4th and 5th floor as they at least have some natural light, but even the windowless inner rooms are worth a stay. Pay the extra, the suites are awesome !

The hotel is highly overpriced if you book directly, with massive discounts on Agoda and Asiarooms.

Took me 3 days before I discovered the supermarket in the basement and the grand ball room in the roof.

Buffet breakfast is good and extends till late, room service is a mix of in house and bought in, very chinesem but then what do you expect in china town. Out the front door and turn right, to the next intersection for a food fest, round the corner and on your left for awesome massage. If your heading back into town walk around to the block behind the hotel as your starting point
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Guest Name mileslafferty (Bangkok, Thailand)
Period of Stay January 2012
Guest Review “Miles Enchanted...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012
This might be one of the most effortlessly stylish, comfortable, and unique hotels, I've ever graced. Drawn by the colors, the lanterns, the classic Chinese poster beds(!) from the site pictures (and lest I forget the bird cages in the large bathroom), I was even more delighted by the actual property which while not as pristine as expected, has a slight Bangkok edge which only adds to the experience. Said differently, this is the type of property a large hotel chain may attempt to commercialize, but will never get quite right. This is evident in the style, the space, the detail, and quite beautifully, the service!

Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
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Guest Name Neznick
Period of Stay December 2011,
Guest Review “Very nice hotel slap bang in the middle of china town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

Shanghai mansion was a very pleasant hotel with friendly staff,great food,excellent rooms with great decor. The perfect restbite from the hustle and bustle of china town. If you havent stayed in china town before,expect busy streets and roads with a lot of smells. Most of them unpleasant. But the hotel is a different world compared to the mayhem of china town. Defo reccomend.
Stayed December 2011
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Guest Name Daryl M (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)
Period of Stay January 2012,
Guest Review “My favourite hotel in Bangkok”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

I can't speak highly enough about the Shanghai Mansions in terms of the balance between comfort, style, quiet, location and value in a city with a dizzying array of sleeping options.

First off, this was my fourth stay at the Mansions which are located amazingly and conveniently smack in the middle of Chinatown with a fabulous range of eateries and street food for just walking out the door. Additionally, the location is just close enough to walk to the major tourist attractions while being far enough away to be off the tired tourist track.

The hotel is also just amazingly lovely. Decorated to an incredibly high standard in the style of 1930s Shanghai the design touches and little details in rooms and around the hotel are obviously put there by people with an amazing attention to making your stay awesome. I love the style of the hotel and am in awe of the little things from free minibar to comfy bathrobes that make stays there a real treat.

Above all though, in busy bustling and noisy Bangkok, I have never slept better. The hotel is quiet at night, which is amazing considering how much bustle there is the second you step outside its doors.

I also love the fact the wifi is open, making the internet useful, quick and handy if you're travelling on business.

As for food options, the breakfast is good and plentiful and there is a great free spread included in your room rate, but i think the cooked options could be kicked up a notch. They emulate English and such breakfasts fine but seem more thai imitations than the real things (they are yummy though). The pancakes looked particularly good. But I still think, since most people do eat breakie in the hotel, focusing on breakfast options would make this place unbelievable.

One thing that is amazing is their latest cocktail menu. I highly recommend the "Oriental Gold" cocktail to replenish yourself after a day tramping around the wats and tuk-tuking back from JJ market.

And finally, the staff are lovely and welcoming and go out of their way to make sure you're taken care of... and that's from the restaurant staff to reception to the cleaners.

Seriously, if you're looking for a reasonably priced but excellent place to stay in BKK, this is the one you want to book.
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Guest Name darlingink (London, United Kingdom)
Period of Stay April 2011,
Guest Review

“Sensational, perfect and beautiful”

5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

Earlier this year, we stayed at this hotel and it was absolutely flawless. The welcome drink was delicious and our room was perfect. I didn't even notice that there was no window until the 3rd day. The character is the most alluring aspect of this hotel. The location is great, tuk tuks can get you where you need to go very easily and the customer service is just so lovely.

The shower was wonderful and the bath massive. The bed super comfortable and as one of our nights was a saturday night, we had a live musician playing by the pond. The perfect romantic and idillic start to our stay in Thailand.

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Guest Name JohnB ( Savannah, Georgia)
Period of Stay January 2012.
Guest Review

"This hotel gets better and better"

This was my second stay at the Shanghai Mansion. The hotel has been completed... it was still under construction the first time. It is really pretty. The breakfast is much better and the new restaurant is a pleasant space. The staff is still really friendly and speaks good English. There is now live entertainment in the hotel. There was a Nat King Cole cover band in the bar at night. They were really fun to hear.... for free. The hotel is in the beginning of Chinatown which is a little inconvenient because traffic there is terrible. It is within a 10 minute walk of the river taxi and the Metro. I really don't mind the fact that it is where it is. Chinatown is a destination in itself with many restaurants and a vibrant market. I really reccomend this hotel. It just gets better and better.

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Guest Name CharlesY(Scotland)
Period of Stay January 2012.
Guest Review

"Chinatown experience"

Stayed with my wife 5 days in this hotel, enjoyed the experience greatly. Hotel room large and a mixture of traditional and contemporary . During our stay my wife had her birthay which the staff sang happy birthday and brought a cake with candles , delightful touch. Hotel just yards away from markets etc. Room a bit dark due to window facing another building in lane. Enjoyed the jazz band during evening meal upstairs

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Guest Name Rita (Wolverhampton, United Kingdom)
Period of Stay January 2012.
Guest Review We stayed in the big suite - it was the best hotel room I've ever stayed in!! Absolutely amazing. Well worth the money.
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Guest Name Diane (Lincoln, United Kingdom)
Period of Stay January 2012.
Guest Review Big bed and bath. Great location in China Town. Best hotel during my stay in Thailand.
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Guest Name savica N. ( United Kingdom)
Period of Stay January 2012.
Guest Review Quiet and charming hotel in Chinatown
Beautiful decor, friendly and helpful staff
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Guest Name martin H. ( Australia)
Period of Stay January 2012.
Guest Review A haven from the hustle of Chinatown.

Staff were efficient and helpful. Nice room with colourful decor. Clean sheets. Quiet room. Nice restaurant with fabulous jazz trio. Complementary mini bar.
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Guest Name ben F. (United Kingdom)
Period of Stay January 2012.
Guest Review Stylish stay in Chinatown

Great breakfast; friendly staff; good Chinatown location, stylish decor
The hotel is well sited to explore Chinatown. The decor and rooms are stylish and clean. Breakfast is very good.
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Guest Name amber S. (Australia)
Period of Stay January 2012.
Guest Review Very unique hotel convenient location
unique and interesting decor, massive bed!, helpful and friendly staff
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Guest Name phillip J. (Australia)
Period of Stay January 2012.
Guest Review Best location in Bangkok. Our 2nd time there

Great atmosphere and service. super clean
Walk the Chinatown alleys for shopping bargains.Haggle price down around 40% to start. Chill out at the Cotton Club from 8.30pm with live music.Limited Western menu could be a problem.Great place to drink though. The girl singer on weekends is a real talent.Try eatng great seafood in the many restaurants or party with 100's at the nightly street stalls. The Tops Supermarket at ground level is so handy and the ATM's there are away from the crowds.
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Guest Name CloudPixi... (Brighton)
Period of Stay November 2011, traveled with friends
Guest Review “An Oasis of Calm in Crazy Bangkok”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

Greeting with cool towels and a complimentary jasmine tea is the perfect way to arrive into the hustle and bustle of Bangkok. The retro Shanghai style decor looks fresh and the hotel is full of gorgeous little quirky touches, I loved the little faux bird cage in the shower. The rooms are not enormous, but are still generous compared with European standards. The concierge was helpful giving us taxi tips and helping us with changing our newly purchased Thai phone to English so we could use it. The live musician playing over the pond in the centre of the hotel added perfectly to the air of calm admist the madness of busy Bangkok.
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Guest Name LairdJ34 (Swansea, Wales.)
Period of Stay August 2011, traveled as a couple
Guest Review “Shanghai Paradise in the heart of Chinatown!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

This wonderful hotel sits slap bang in the middle of Chinatown, which holds all the buzz of the crazy Bangkok day and evening life. The hotel itself has some fabulous designs based on Shanghai and is a haven of peace and quiet from the noisy street outside. Basic but fabulously arty rooms, its a far cry from the boring box like hotels that can dot around Bangkok. Loads of character and a great spot to stay to explore Bangkok. amazing seafood stall just down the street that just buzzes with energy and life. Take the chaos on the chin and absorb the sheer magic of a vibrant part of Bangkok.
Room Tip: Ask for a room at the back away from the main street. We stayed at the back and didnt really hear a thing. You wont get views at this place but who needs them when youre a quick stroll from the river bus.
See more room tips
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Guest Name cornish-s... (Truro, United Kingdom)
Period of Stay October 2011, traveled as a couple
Guest Review “Stunning Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011

Great place to stay, stayed in Bangkok many many times over last 12 years but never in chinatown,,,,will in future though.
Beautiful fitted out hotel , truly in Shanghai 1920's style. Right in the heart of chinatown amongst great Chinese/Seafood restaurants.

The hotel interior is beautiful.
Stayed during the Bangkok Flooding (very close to the river) and the staff were very helpful.
The breakfast was also a real treat , not just standard hotel breakfast , it was a real tasty feast with western , thai and chinese foods.
Very highly recommended!

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Guest Name Stephen M.   United States of America   Solo Traveler
Period of Stay November 14, 2011
Guest Review a true value property...

in the heart of classic chinatown...
i've stayed at this property several times over the last three years, and each time has been very worthwhile. while this is not a 'luxury' property in that sense of the word, it is clean, well-maintained, and the decor is magnificent. this will make your chinatown experience complete...it would very much remind you of being in 1930's classic shanghai. rates are reasonable here...and a room can be booked with, or without breakfast. the breakfast is a good one...with your choice of asian treats served on a buffet, salads, fruits, and/or a western breakfast...or both!! just don't eat so much that you don't have room to enjoy the many fine restaurants in the area. actually, shanghai mansion has so many things going for it...there are too many to list. hospitality is supurb, it's right in the heart of all the hustle and bustle of chinatown, and there's even a small supermarket in the basement. two years ago, we stayed here during chinese new year... that is an experience not to be missed!!! 
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Guest Name Lea S Easton
Period of Stay October 2011, traveled with family
Guest Review “Exotic, comfortable, gorgeous rooms”
We found Bangkok to be an intimidating city, but the Shanghai Mansion is reason enough to return. My 28 year old daughter and her friend accompanied us and we were all rapturous over the comfort and decor of our rooms - striking colors, red lacquered woodwork, hanging lanterns, spacious bathroom. I have never been to China, but the Mansion gave us an intoxicating taste. Despite some initial reserve, the staff went out of their way to be friendly and helpful. We would most definitely stay there again.
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Guest Name Godalive5 (London, United Kingdom)
Period of Stay December 2010, traveled as a couple
Guest Review “Oasis in Crazy Town”
We did some research before booking a hotel in Bangkok and came across this place which has won Boutique Hotel Asia in the past. Chinatown is incredibly chaotic and wonderful and stepping into this gorgeous calming hotel was like diving into the sea on a hot day. Access is unusual in that you go up to reception via an escalator at the bottom of which are the names of all the new guests that day. Upstairs is dark wood, red lanterns and plush airy comfort. The bar/ restaurant is great for drinks (food ok) and they have live music most nights (think Chinese tribute bands). The rooms are really nice (as if Hotel du Vin had gone Asian) and the beds very comfy. We stayed again on our way back through the capital and we are booked in again twice this winter. If you want the most amazing street food, turn right outside the hotel and on more or less the next street corner it gets transformed into a hive of buzzy street restaurants. That was my first experience of Thai food and I have to say it has rarely been bettered.
Posted on Tripadvisor  November 7, 2011

Guest Name  Jannike ( Papua New Guinea )
Period of Stay Oct 19, 2011
Guest Review Beautiful, with character and good breakfast
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Guest Name genericni... (Chiang Mai, Thailand)

Period of Stay October 2011, traveled solo
Guest Review “A calm oasis in frenetic Bangkok”
Because I live in Chiang Mai, I am in Bangkok fairly often. Unless I have a very early flight out, Shanghai Mansion is my first choice of places to stay in Bangkok. This review is based on my most recent stay.

The transition from the bustle of Yawaraj Road up the escalator to the quiet calm of the reception area is truly amazing. The noise and heat below fade into a quiet oasis with only soft music (usually jazz) playing in the background. From the minute you arrive, the staff does its best to take excellent care of you. You are met with a traditional Thai bow, a smile, a cold towel to refresh yourself with, and a welcoming drink. My favorite is the infused lemongrass. Check-in is quick and efficient.

As you can see in the attached images, the reception area is well appointed with real leather couches, comfortable chairs, and a circular iron staircase that goes to the restaurant on the 3rd floor. Behind the staircase is a comfortable sitting area where you can look out over Yawaraj Road or surf the net. Free wifi is available throughout the hotel and in the rooms.

As the bellman takes you to your room, you can see the beautiful atrium with its fish pond and hanging lanterns. (As a note, while tipping in Thailand is not always expected - except in very touristy areas - it is appreciated. I typically tip about 30 Thai baht (approx. $1.00 US) per bag)

The rooms themselves are well appointed. The images I have attached are from the room I stayed in and what the hotel refers to as its standard room. Other than cleanliness, of course, there are three things I look for in a hotel room: comfortable beds, hot showers, and big towels. Shanghai Mansion meets all those requirements. Having traveled through a number of Asian countries, I have noted that beds, even at higher end hotels, tend to be harder (as opposed to just firmer) than those that most Americans might be used to. That has not been the case here. While the beds have been on the firm side, they have still been very comfortable. The walk-in showers have large shower heads which, along with plenty of hot water and excellent water pressure, gives you a truly relaxing shower after a hard day of work or sightseeing. Just as a note, if you prefer a tub, they do have them in some of the rooms. The tub image I have attached is from one of the rooms I stayed in on a previous trip. Finally, the towels. Towels in Asia tend to be relatively small and thin compared to what most people would have at home and barely get you completely dry. That is not the case with Shanghai Mansion. They provide you with large, thick, comfortable towels.

Breakfast in the hotel restaurant has a good selection of well prepared items. It is a buffet that has both western and Asian items. I haven't had the western items mainly because I prefer Thai food. I have had dinner in the restaurant a couple of times during my visits and found the food to be well pre parted and tasty.

On the first floor of the building down the escalator and to the left, there is a small Tops Supermarket and a small pastry shop.

So, would I stay here again? I'm already booked for the end of November.

As a p.s., I noted in a few of the prior reviews, some comments about the location of the hotel. It is in Chinatown. While not in the heart of Bangkok's more touristy areas, it is not a problem. Unlike many large capital cities, Bangkok has an efficient, reasonably priced taxi fleet. Make sure you only do metered taxis and that the driver uses the meter. As a price example, from Suvarnabhumi airport to the hotel, the price usually runs about 500 baht (approx. $16.00 US). That price includes the actual fare, the 50 baht airport concession fee, the toll road fees of approx. 70 baht, and a modest tip. Some drivers pay the toll and collect from you at the end of the ride and some require that you provide the toll as you go. I recommend you print out the map from the hotel's webpage to show to the driver. It has information in Thai that will assist him in finding the hotel, though most drivers seem to know where it is located. Within the city, the taxi prices are inexpensive. To go from Shanghai Mansion to the Grand Palace at rush hour, for instance, was about 100 baht (approx. $3.00 US).

If you want to take other public transportation, the entrance to the Bangkok subway system is only about a 10 minute walk from the hotel. Once on the subway, you can connect to the BTS Skytrain which covers much of Bangkok. A short walk through the neighborhood will also take you to the Marine Pier where you can catch the various river taxis on the Chao Phraya River (my favorite way to travel in Bangkok).
Posted on tripadvisor  November 2, 2011

Guest Name Fluffycow (Sheffield, UK)
Period of Stay November 1, 2011
Guest Review “Beautiful hotel in busy Chinatown”
When we pulled up to the hotel in the middle of a very busy street in Chinatown, I did think what have we done. But once you got up the stairs to the actually hotel, I fell in love with the place.
The hotel is decorated beautiful in classic chinese style. My only issue but not really a complaint is that there were no windows in our bedroom. Ive noticed from the rest of my stay that low lighting is a feature of hotels in thailand. Lovely atmosphere, rubbish for putting on your make up.
The hotel has a free tuk tuk service to the Grand Palace and the local, shopping centre.
The staff were very polite and helpful when we requested any help.
Breakfast is served in the Cotton Bar which is also a restaurant and cocktail bar in the evening, that I would recommend. You could purchase full english breakfast or pancake style breakfast but I was perfectly happy with the included breakfast. This was toast, pastries, cereal, fruit and a vareity of local dishes.
Chinatown is very busy and a bit of a culture shock, but I am so glad we experienced it. I would say that you have to get a taxi most places but these were very cheap compared to england. We ate out twice on the street of the hotel. The food was chinese theme obviously but was great and good value for money.
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Guest Name chiltsy (London)
Period of Stay Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
Guest Review “Brilliant hotel in a crazy part of Bangkok!”

Three words; brilliant, brilliant and brilliant.
Clean, quirky, friendly staff, original and interesting decor and designs, it's also an oasis from the unrestrained madness which is Chinatown outside the front door! Our visit coincided with an annual vegetarian festival, held in late September to early October. This means that Chinatown from 6pm to at least midnight (I was too exhausted to see how late it went on) was complete chaos, but I mean this in a positive way. The pavements were packed with street vendors selling any manner of vegetarian delights and every side street and alleyway, seemed just as bustling. The food we ate on the street was amazing. Unfortunately we didn't eat in the hotel, due to the wealth of choice outside on the doorstep, although the bar was a cool, relaxing place to retreat when it all got a bit much on the street!

Would definately stay here again the next time I'm in Bangkok
Posted on Tripadvisor October 16, 2011

Guest Name Megmillso
Period of Stay July 2011
Guest Review “I'd highly recommend this place(20's/30's/40's etc )”

Im going to keep this short and sweet and just say if your looking for a quirky alternative boutique style hotel with lovely staff then this is the place to stay.felt extremely safe and very close to all amenities in Bangkok!
Rooms are fab, we totally flakes our staying here, especially as one of the days was torrential rain so we just sat in watching a DVD and it was lovely. Ooh and we were also greeted with a cold face cloth and drink on arrival..we liked it so much that we went back at the end of our Thai holiday!!
Posted on Tripadvisor October 11, 2011

Guest Name Emma(Marbella, Spain)
Period of Stay B1ต.ค.-11
Guest Review Beautiful decor. Interesting location. Stunning suite.
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Guest Name ying Y. ( Malaysia )
Period of Stay October 13, 2011
Guest Review fantastic rooms great staff greatr location!!
the themed room ,my stay is totally fantastic. especially the rooms!! a perfect gateway for us. staff was good
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Guest Name erik M. Netherlands Family with young children
Period of Stay October 10, 2011
Guest Review Pleasant stay
Big room, big bathtub, huge bed 200 x 220cm
We stayed in Mu Dan Suite. The hotel is as nice as the in photos. Room: Located on the same floor as the lobby. Big fish pond in front of the room, nice for the kids. Big and nicely decorated.
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Guest Name enrico F. (Italy)
Period of Stay October 10, 2011
Guest Review Hipster place
Really nice interior design in a great neighboorhood
The hotel is a nice boutique place - located in Chinatown. You can enjoy good streetfood in the surrounding and easily access transportation. Reccomended. Great breakfast also.
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Guest Name chan F. Singapore
Period of Stay October 10, 2011
Guest Review Unique Hotel in the Heart of Bangkok's Chinatown
Ambience; Proximity to City's Attractions; Comfortable bedroom; Helpful & Friendly staff
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Guest Name clara J. (France)
Period of Stay October 08, 2011
Guest Review What a great stay!
Beautiful place
a lovely and cosy hotel in the middle of chinatown. amazing and very efficient staff. absolutely reccomended!
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Guest Name peter M. (United Kingdom )
Period of Stay October 07, 2011
Guest Review excellent service, great location
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Guest Name lu D. (China )
Period of Stay October 06, 2011
Guest Review Traditional chinese style hotel
good surroundings
It's a really nice hotel which located in China Town. Easy to find thai foods and seafood restaurants. Yummy Yummy...
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Guest Name DrTinaOM (Birmingham, United Kingdom)
Period of Stay  September 2011, traveled as a couple
Guest Review “amazing shanghai mansion”
What a pleasant suprise when we arrived in September for 2 nights. the hotel is in china town and was the perfect location for trying out the fantastic street food stalls on the street outside the hotel. the room was beautifully decorated and was beautiful throughout the hotel. well worth the money!
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Guest Name Millie197 (London )
Period of Stay September 2011, traveled as a couple
Guest Review “Boutique hotel”
Reviewed September 25, 2011
Great boutique hotel in the heart of China town, don't be put off by the outside or the surroundings because once you enter its fantastic. Our room was on the 4th floor and gorgeous decorated beautifully with 4 poster bed and very quiet. The bell boy was very helpful and immediately got us taxi's and tuk tuk's which you do need to get into the centre. Beautiful great lots to choose from, would stay here again.
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Guest Name Paulsita
Period of Stay  August 2011
Guest Review
“You'll be surprised when you enter the hotel.”
Reviewed September 21, 2011
Stayed at this hotel in August 2011 for 2 nts. When we first arrived we were worried about the location. So busy and congested but on entering the shanghai mansion it's a different world to the outside. First we were meet by the bell boy (cant remember his name but so friendly) who took our bags and took us to the reception. We were shown to our room which was lovely, after passing the wonderful 1930's decor and amazing fish pond within the hotel lobby. We then stayed for two more nts after going to Phuket for 10nts and on our return received the same brilliant service as before and on returning were told we had been upgraded to a more senior room. Which was music to my ears. The room was amazing with a bed which u could sleep 6 people in. Anyway I highly recommend this hotel for service, cleanliness, basically it's great.
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Guest Name sevkn (Phuket)
Period of Stay   September 2011, traveled as a couple
Guest Review
“An oasis of calm...”
Reviewed September 12, 2011
If you want to explore Bangkok's Chinatown, then you can't do much better than this hotel. Outside it's typically chaotic and traffic-clogged... inside it's as though you've been transported onto a different planet! Calm, spacious & stylish. Coloured lanterns, huge orchid displays and a goldfish pond the size of a small swimming pool. We stayed in a suite - a gorgeous retreat, complete with giant bed and equally giant bath.
Staff were friendly and courteous; umbrellas were provided (just as well!) together with maps suggesting a walking route and a foodie route around the area. We didn't take advantage of the free tuktuks to MBK and other sites, as we simply wanted to wander around the local area for the weekend.
Room Tip: Treat yourself to a suite here!
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Guest Name augmello (brasília)
Period of Stay August 2011, traveled with friends
Guest Review
“Each time better”
Reviewed September 9, 2011
I have been thee five or six times, each time better. The decoration of the hotel is very beautiful, we get good breakfast, and it is an eco-friendly hotel. The location is also very good, you just go down and you are in the middle of Chinatown, one of the best palces in Bangkok for street food. Just don´t go if you are claustrophobic, there is a glass but you can´t see outside. The staff also is very efficient and friendly.
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Guest Name Michael (Tullamore,, Ireland)
Period of Stay September 30, 2011
Guest Review Great location and an interesting theme. Well run unique hotel. 
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Guest Name Anonymous (Austria)
Period of Stay September 26, 2011
Guest Review The hotel's design is very nice and makes you feel very comfortable as if you were at home. Most of the staff is very polite and tries to be as helpful as possible. If you ask they will always give you advice how to come to any place in Bangkok. From the hotel you can easily check out Chinatown by walking which is very nice and exciting. 
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Guest Name Barbara ( brussels, Belgium)
Period of Stay September 16, 2011
Guest Review
amazing hotel in the bangkok's chinatown we enjoyed all the faciliies and mainly the beautiful suite we were in staff excellent, kind and very helpful original design, calm and chinese 
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Guest Name John (Sydney, Australia)
Period of Stay September 15, 2011
Guest Review The atmosphere 
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Guest Name tan L.   (Singapore)  
Period of Stay  September 29, 2011
Guest Review Lovely hotel with great service and full of smile
location
My best stay in the luxury boutiques hotel in the heart of China Town in Bangkok area. Shopping mall and food located within very close area of the hotel or for the more adventurous go for a night food safari along the busy street in the night. Savour a meal at many chinese restaurants and bars, spoil yourself with your love one with champagne brunch at any bar corner, or enjoy a revitalizing organic juice alone the street of China Town area. 
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Guest Name yunling L.   (Malaysia)   
Period of Stay September 26, 201
Guest Review nice environment and helpful hotel
nice breakfast ,and the busy street make you feel dont want to sleep 
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Guest Name hans O.   (Sweden)
Period of Stay September 25, 2011
Guest Review Wonderfully different and friendly, well located.
Interior decoration perfectly matched to the environment of China Town. An oasis just a few steps from busy street markets and cultural sights. 
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Guest Name sharon T.   (Singapore)  
Period of Stay  September 20, 2011
Guest Review beautiful boutique hotel
oriental chic design, relatively new 
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Guest Name kimble R.  ( Australia )
Period of Stay September 19, 2011
Guest Review lovely hotel great location
The hotel staff were all very friendly and welcoming. The room was big enough for 3 people and very comfortable. Breakfast was great! 
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Guest Name georgina W.  ( United Kingdom )
Period of Stay  September 19, 2011
Guest Review Fantastic hotel in buatling location
interior design is phenonemal
the staff were so helpful, and the hotel feels like an oasis of calm amidst a centre of chaos. We loved it. 
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Guest Name mayleen A.  ( Canada )
Period of Stay September 18, 2011
Guest Review Beautiful Oasis admist the craziness of Chinatown
The Room was amazing and the staff were excellent 
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Guest Name piroonrat W.   (Thailand)
Period of Stay September 18, 2011
Guest Review Nice decoration with good service
Well decoration and good location near local Chinese food 
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Guest Name stefan H.   (Germany)
Period of Stay  September 17, 2011
Guest Review Nice cosy hotel. Very nice people...
Nice room and a nice archictecture inside...
I would come back and recommend! It was a pleseant stay and good recovery from flight to Thailand. 
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Guest Name siew W.   Singapore   
Period of Stay  September 15, 2011
Guest Review Very surprising package - great!
Excellent design and deco, very good service overall.
It's easy to miss the hotel walking on the street but once you find it you'll not expect how well ornamented the entire hotel is
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Guest Name cathy T.  (Australia)
Period of Stay  September 13, 2011
Guest Review Great Location and friendly service
Quirky decor and good size rooms,
Had a fantastic time here. Cant fault the place. Good size room, close to public transport and walking distance to alot of attractions. Great service. Had an awesome time
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Guest Name Jonseh ( Jerusalem, Israel )
Period of Stay Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
Guest Review “Awesome, awesome, awesome.”
Between the crowded alleys and street markets of Chinatown you’ll find Shanghai Mansion, a little gem of a hotel. We had just landed after an 11-hour flight and they greeted us with a smile and the traditional refreshing towels. The room was very nicely decorated in traditional Chinese style and the bed was absolutely huge. In the room there is a minibar with a couple drinks and snacks which are free of charge. My only complaint is that the room had no windows at all, so we would wake up in the morning and think it was still night outside.
Breakfast was exceptional. A large buffet with western, Chinese and Thai food, plus you can choose one of three “main dishes”.
The hotel is in the heart of Chinatown. A taxi to most places in the western part of Bangkok will probably cost around 60-80 baht, just make sure you don’t try to take taxi during heavy traffic (in fact, many taxi drivers will refuse to go to Chinatown during rush hour). It’s a 15-minute walk from the hotel to Hua Lamphong train station, from which you can take a train to pretty much anywhere in Thailand (or a subway to the eastern half of Bangkok).
Except for the window thing, there’s not a bad thing I can say about the hotel. I highly recommend it.
If you want a good sweet snack, go left from the entrance and you’ll see a guy selling Chinese donuts with awesome green coconut cream.
Posted on Tripadvisor September 4, 2011

Guest Name weWow (Vancouver, Canada)
Period of Stay Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
Guest Review “Great hotel ever in Chinatown Bangkok”
We were at Shanghai Mansion hotel in Aug 2011 for 5 nights. It is at heart of Chinatown. I would say it is GREAT hotel ever. Great modern interier both in commond areas and guest rooms, Staff was welcome helpful. Mini bar stuff (in room) is free of charge, YES, FREE OF CHARGE which is included beers, pop, snack, chocolats and etc, what ever you can see in the fride, all is free and fullfill for you everyday. Hallway, there are desks games and also free snacks provided. Can't describe how great this hotel is. Thanks for such a supurb hotel.
Posted on Tripadvisor September 2, 2011 

Guest Name stefan (luxembourg)
Period of Stay Sep 1, 2011
Guest Review wonderful hotel in one of the most intereting and accessible environments of bankok : excellent value
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Guest Name V H ( Canada )
Period of Stay Sep 2, 2011
Guest Review  "Great hotal ever in Chinatown Bangkok"
We were at Shanghai Mansion hotel in Aug 2011 for 5 nights. It is at heart of Chinatown. I would say it is GREAT hotel ever. Great modern interier both in commond areas and guest rooms, Staff was welcome helpful. Mini bar stuff (in room) is free of charge, YES, FREE OF CHARGE which is included beers, pop, snack, chocolats and etc, what ever you can see in the fride, all is free and fullfill for you everyday. Hallway, there are desks games and also free snacks provided. Can't describe how great this hotel is. Thanks for such a supurb hotel.
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Guest Name Amar (Muang, Thailand)
Period of Stay Aug-11
Guest Review Beautiful place and good staff. 
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Guest Name roger F. ( United Kingdom )  
Period of Stay  September 01, 2011
Guest Review beautiful hotel
the rooms are romantic and the decor just fantastic
this a lovely hotel, i stayed here to experience china town. the hotel staff are great and the only thing is that it is not very lively, hardly any people in the bar, even w live jazz going
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Guest Name li W. ( Australia )
Period of Stay September 01, 2011
Guest Review home like hotel with good location
very special hotel I ever stayed
i stayed at this hotel for 2 nights.i love the decoration,layout and atmosphere. room with 2 antique style beds are spacious.buffet breakfast is ample. mini fridge is very useful for my stay.kids like to store the soft drink in it.all the snacks in the fridge is free. location is excellent. very easy access to local markets, restaurants,pier to interst spots.( the grand palace, etc). i think it is the best and interesting hotel i ever stayed. and definitely will be stay again when i come back to bangkok. 
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Guest Name dian O.  (Indonesia )
Period of Stay  August 30, 2011
Guest Review unique hotel in the middle of busy chinatown
the bed in the room was huge and the tub was awesome
we really enjoy our stay in shanghai mansion even we just stayed there for a day. the room is well decorated and unique in its own way. although it might not be the best location for shopping, but if you were to visit wat pho (reclining buddha) and the grand palace which is 10mins away from the hotel, you might want to try this hotel out. 
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Guest Name seng S. ( United States of America )
Period of Stay  August 30, 2011
Guest Review This hotel I very lovely good smile big room
I liked this hotel best for family and business great location
shanghai hotel is very good china town many seafood night time good for walk see so many thing happen at night 
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Guest Name carlos B. ( United States of America )
Period of Stay  August 29, 2011
Guest Review Most lovely hotel I have stayed in ever
Fantastic staff and decor
This was the most romantic stay of my wife and I ever. This hotel treats there guests like kings and has a staff that needs praise. I am gain just amazed with the professionalism and treatment we received. 
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Guest Name hanna E. ( United States of America )
Period of Stay  August 28, 2011
Guest Review Hotel with character and class-fantastic stay
Fabulous rooms, great service
last night in bangkok and we really loved this hotel. the service was quick and efficient, the hotel was clean and beautiful. we enjoyed the bathtub, it was huge! the bar/restaurant at the top had a great jazz band playing that evening as well. 
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Guest Name cheong P.  (Malaysia )
Period of Stay  August 25, 2011
Guest Review Awesome hotel!
Rooms great! Service was great! 
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Guest Name  michael stewart
Period of Stay  01-02/04/11
Guest Review we loved your hotel, we will definitely stay again nxt time we are in thailand. liked seeing my name on board at entrance. all staff excellent service. great hotel. very good value.
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Guest Name TerriH4 (Eden Prairie, Minnesota)
Period of Stay Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
Guest Review “What you want when in the heart of Chinatown”
When you're looking fr a 1-2 night emersion into Chinatown, don't you wnt a hotel that captures the ambiance? Built in the late 1800s, but decorated with the 1930s Shanghai flavor, the hotel in centrally located in the heart of Chinatown and is what I had hoped t would be.
I have been to Bangkok a few times, always try to stay in new neighborhood to get out to walk and explore. If you want to explore Chinatown, ideal hotel.

Posted on Tripadvisor August 23, 2011

Guest Name SmartSass (Burlington, Ontario, Canada)
Period of Stay Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
Guest Review “Honeymoon Paradise for a real china town expeience”

We stayed at this hotel for 5 days after arriving in Bangkok and 3 days after we got back from Phuket. There was lots to see and the hotel provided the most amazing seclusion for a couple on their honeymoon. The suites on the main floor have the most amazing showers and a bathtub big enough for 2. Breakfast had the most amazing food, the dim sum was to die for. My husband had the english breakfast and said it was out of this world. The hotel is so friendly and helpful when it came to going anywhere. If you love seafood there is lots of options. Everyday they replenish the mini bar free of charge, it was delightful to have cold bottles of water, pop, chips and oreos waiting. There is a bank across the street for money exchange, 7-11 just down the street for those late night runs and across the street the most helpful pharmacy if you get some nasty insect bites. The hotel will scoop out one of the fishes from the pond and put it in your room is you want some extra company too. Truely a boutique hotel that feels like a resort minus the pool.

Posted on Tripadvisor August 19, 2011

Guest Name marcdickg (Berlin, Germany)
Period of Stay Stayed November 2010, traveled with family
Guest Review “Calm oasis in Chinatown”
We had a wonderful time in Shanghai Mansion. We stayed one week. The room was lovely and very stylish, but you should get one with a window. It is great to be in Chinatown where you can have dinner on the street just around the corner of the hotel. Good and cheap, and with our small kids a perfect location. We had the benefit of a special internet rate and paid far less than the regular price for the hotel. In the Hotel Bar you can have you bedtime drink with live jazz music and the girls serving were really nice with our kids. We first wanted to stay near the river because of better air but did not regret our choice to stay in Shanghai mansion, because Chinatown is the most interesting and exotic area of Bangkok.
Posted on Tripadvisor August 12, 2011

Guest Name billchest (Newcastle)
Period of Stay Stayed July 2011, traveled with friend
Guest Review "What a place!"
Stayed for 5 nights and booked it on location and price. We weren't expecting the Hylton but got a nice surprise. The hotel is located right in the middle of Chinatown and you reach the reception via an escalator right off the street. The whole place is decorated in classic Chinois style and is very plush. our room had no window which suited us as it was dark as soon as you switched off the lights and there was no traffic noise. You get a free minibar in the room (but no alchohol) and the twin beds are very comfy. Small touches make this a very enjoyable stay such as the offer of a fish tank in your room!
It is extremely well equipped with dressing gowns, slippers etc etc.
The breakfast buffet has a vast choice of foods and you can have al a carte if you prefer. At nights they have a jazz lounge open and although we never tried the dinner menu we were told it was fine.
When you step out the door you only have to turn right, and walk about two minutes to find some of the best chinese food available.Sitting on the pavement with brilliant food and drink was amazing!
They have a couple of resident Tuk Tuk drivers outside whos never ripped us off and were extremely helpful.
We paid about £40 per night per room for this hotel.


Posted on Tripadvisor August 12, 2011

Guest Name gan W. (Malaysia)
Period of Stay August 20, 2011
Guest Review Lovely hotel Hotel Concept and Decoration
1. Great experience and very good chinese theme hotel.
2. Friendly staff
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Guest Name richard P. (United States of America)
Period of Stay August 19, 2011
Guest Review as above !
Good breakfast - confortable beds - good location - nice amenities - excellent service - nicely decorated
staff very attentive - rooms are small but the beds are very good and the linens excellent. breakfast is very good and served in a nice room. very good live music presented in the dining room during the evening if you want to have dinner in the hotel - food there is very good. bathroom is very clean and good sized - shower is also good and the soap provided is very good. hotel is well located in chinatown
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Guest Name leon H. (Canada)
Period of Stay August 16, 2011
Guest Review Lovely Ambience
Traditional hardwood bedframe, Chinese decor
We had a pleasant stay at this oboutique hotel right inside Chinatown. The staff was friendly, and or room was comfortable to stay i
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Guest Name alexandre L. ( Spain )
Period of Stay August 15, 2011
Guest Review What a gem in Bangkok
Great hotel overall, amazing decor! the staff made our stay very enjoyable! I would certainly recommend it!
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Guest Name matthew J. (United Kingdom)
Period of Stay August 15, 2011
Guest Review nice decoration and good china town location
decore and a free room upgrade
a really nice hotel well maintained and well decorated. good food in the resturant. the hotel even put my motorcycle in there staff lock up for me and where very helpful. the hotel even has a free tuk-tuk to take torrists to some sites.
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Guest Name jorg M. (Belgium)
Period of Stay August 10, 2011
Guest Review wonderfull place in the centre of Chinatown
clean, charming, characteristic rooms. central located
when we saw the pictures of this boutique hotel, we were in doubt: this could be great or could be over the top kitsch. fortunately, it really was great. the rooms are big and nice decorated and the staff is very friendly. for us this was a perfect price-quality proportion and the hotel gave comfort and silence needed after a day strolling true chinatown.
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Guest Name diederika (Dieren, The Netherlands)
Period of Stay July 2011, traveled with family
Guest Review We loved the location and comfort of this hotel. We thought breakfast was very good. You can order a la carte as well as eat from the buffet with many western and eastern choices. They have high tea in the afternoon, and free mocktailparties sometimes for which we found an invitations one afternoon when we returned to our room. We didn't have time to attend but thought it was a really nice idea. Downstairs there also is a little outside restaurant owned by the hotel which serves braised duck over rice etc. for 50 Baht, and icecold water for free...
The decor is oldfashioned Shanghai-Chinese, the corridors are paved with shiny concrete, as are the floors of the rooms. Very funky and stylish, but maybe not to everyones taste. The free minibar contained one pepsi, one icetea, two bottles of water, two packs of oreos and two packs of crisps or nuts, which were different every day.
And outside is the sizzzzling world of Chinatown, nicely busy during the day and really crowded at night. We had a great time, even with our five children in tow!!
For western needs there is aTops supermarket downstairs, and within five walkingminutes you will find three 7/11's, watsons, tesco, kfc and more. Highly recommended.
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Guest Name shinyakai (Nice, France)
Period of Stay January 2011, traveled as a couple
Guest Review A piece of old China in Bangkok
This is really an oasis of calm and beauty in the heart of bangkok. The style of the hotel and the rooms is colonial china circa 1920, so if that's not your cup of tea you may want to go elsewhere, but if it is you will feel at home and subtly moved to another time. There is a good bar restaurant with jazz at night, and in the splendid main lobby there was a koto player in the afternoon, really charming.
The rooms are classy with a hint of modern design for the bathroom and really, really comfortable.
As for the location it is in Chinatown, for me it is perfect as I love this place and you are close to subway and main train station.
Finally I will add that it is a very good value for money, for the same price you will find hotels but not with as many charm as this one.
Posted on Tripadvisor August 6, 2011

Guest Name mats L. (Sweden )
Period of Stay August 04, 2011
Guest Review Nice
Everything good
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Guest Name John & Cathy K ( Adelaide Australia)
Period of Stay Aug 5, 2011
Guest Review "great location"
If you like china town you will love this hotel smack bang at the start of the night life with markets, street food and a lot more right at your door step. One thing make sure you upgrade to a suite.. it wont cost you much more but it will be worth it. great in house entertainment as far as live music. The owner goes out of her way to make you feel welcome. all in all for the money you cant beat it plus there are a few good sites within walking distance once you get to know your way around and feel game enough. Hint take the tourist river ferry, there is a dock only 13 min away by foot.
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Guest Name G. Gerber, Switzerland
Period of Stay 01-04-11
Guest Review Shanghai Mansion is a treat to a photographers eye and to stay there makes you forget to be in Bangkok. It is the lovely island you can return to after an exhausting day among millions of people. The rooms are furnished in a most artistic colorful way. The location is in a busy street in China town but you will enjoy the calm of a village as soon as you enter the hotel. Hungry? Just take some steps and you will have the choice between numerous good street stalls and many restaurants including a great seafood place. We stayed in a normal bedroom for one night and in a suite for two nights and especially enjoyed the latter. It was brighter and the fact that real windows were missing didn't bother there. The suite was the nicest hotel room I ever stayed in. The staff was friendly and helpful.
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Guest Name Raisydaisy (Detroit, MI USA)
Period of Stay 17-08-11
Guest Review "Sanctuary in the heart of Chinatown"
Needed to stay in the old city to be close to my daily classes at Wat Po. Chinatown was in close proximity and the Shanghai Mansion was the perfect oasis of calm and luxury stylings right in the pulsing heart of the busiest part of Bangkok. Excellent street food, markets, and resturants all around. The staff at the hotel were warm and welcoming and the room was perfectly appointed. It was wonderful to come back to the room and take a relaxing soak in my wonderful private bath. The beds were so comfortable and the entire hotel looked and smelled beautiful everyday. I even brought some Hollanders I met over to check it out and they were looking forward to staying at the Shanghai Mansion on thier next visit to Bangkok. Nice Noble Value as well. You must do a bike trip with co van kessel down the road. You really get to see Chinatown and a good part of Bangkok. I suggest the all day tour. Also, T & K seafood is amazing street food every night. 517 Massage and Foot Reflexology do great treatments.
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Guest Name LAI
Period of Stay 18-08-11
Guest Review
"omg fanbloodytastic. poirot style"
omg fanbloodytastic. poirot style setting, soooooooooo nice people, friendly awesome place, would go back in a heartbeat.
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Guest Name Wong Kar Wai.
Period of Stay 1-06-11
Guest Review The staff was just great and the manager really made us feel like special. Really loved the rooms and the hall. It's like being in the movie "In the mood for love"
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Guest Name A HotelTravel.com Member from Indonesia
Period of Stay 01-06-11
Guest Review It was great to stay at Shanghai Mansion, they have free Tuk Tuk which can bring you free to Grand Palace & MBK. A very unique hotel, feel like going back to Shanghai in year of 1900,two thumbs up for the design. Price was also very reasonable and a lot of good food at nighttime.
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Guest Name shinyakaisan
Period of Stay 16-08-11
Guest Review A piece of old China in Bangkok - This is really an oasis of calm and beauty in the heart of bangkok. The style of the hotel and the rooms is colonial china circa 1920, so if that's not your cup of tea you may want to go elsewhere, but if it is you will feel at home and subtly moved to another time. There is a good bar restaurant with jazz at night, and in the splendid main lobby there was a koto player in the afternoon, really charming. The rooms are classy with a hint of modern design for the bathroom and really, really comfortable. As for the location it is in Chinatown, for me it is perfect as I love this place and you are close to subway and main train station. Finally I will add that it is a very good value for money, for the same price you will find hotels but not with as many charm as this one.
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Guest Name KWAA
Guest Review “Fantastic boutique hotel”
Right in the middle of china town, lots to do and see. Easy enough to access train station and underground.
We took the boat up to the grand palace etc which was nice.
Rooms were lovely! Shower was brilliant! Staff could not have been anymore helpful and accommodating! The hotelbitself was clean and very modern, just like the photos! Had dinner and drinks in the hotel one evening, which again was lovely.
Would stay here again and would recommend!
Period of Stay July 2011
Posted on Tripadvisor July 22, 2011

Guest Name jessCO31 (Colorado Springs, Colorado)
Guest Review

“Amazing boutique hotel!”
We stayed for one night at the Shanghai Mansion and wished that we could have stayed longer. This hotel is truly unique and the decore is absolutely amazing. Our room was the Mu Dan (Peony) Classic - it was huge and had a giant bath tub! The hotel is right in the heart of Chinatown and they provide you with a walking tour map of different street vendors so you can check out all the incredible food! AND it is only like 2 blocks away from the shopping market. The website pictures of the rooms are right on. The decore is really unique and cool.

The room also comes with a breakfast which is either made to order or buffet and the food was spectacular (can you say ... dim sum? Yum!!) Finally, although you are in Chinatown you are really close to many of the major sites in Bangkok. The doorman will help you arrange a tuk tuk and you can check out the reclining buddha, emerald buddha and grand palace all within a 10 minute ride! (Although make sure you bring a card with the hotel address with you on the tuk tuk as our driver had no clue what we were talking about until we showed him this). Without a doubt you will enjoy a stay here!

Period of Stay Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
Posted on Tripadvisor July 18, 2011

Guest Name gabrielle M. United Kingdom Couple
Guest Review An oasis amongst madness
Perfect spot for sightseeing
lovely decor but very dark in the rooms . lots of people reading in the corridors as very gloomy in rooms . breakfast was yummy and band in the evening were good . great local in china town and easy to get around on foot or bt train or tuk tuk . would recommend this hotel
Period of Stay July 20, 2011
Posted on Agoda

Guest Name Ghita (lyon, France )
Guest Review Very convenient location.
Period of Stay July 30, 2011
Posted on Agoda

Guest Name Anonymous ( Israel )
Guest Review Exelent hotel!!! beautiful design!!! great satff!!
Period of Stay July 26, 2011
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Guest Name Anonymous
Guest Review Really good at helping me find and do things in bangkok
Period of Stay 20/6/2011 Family with Older Children
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Guest Name Reinout  (Netherlands)
Guest Review Very clean, beautiful design 
Period of Stay 11 July 2011
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Guest Name colin F.   (United Kingdom)
Guest Review Beautiful hotel with great attention to details
Live group every nite in restaurant
Had a wonderful time. Hotel is located in the heart of china Town but when you are in the hotel its like a trip back in time. The atmosphere, colours, beauty of the surrounding and attention of detail even in your room was a pleasant surprise. Highly recommended for some r&r after a long flight to Thailand. 
Period of Stay  July 04, 2011
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Guest Name grace M.  ( New Zealand )
Guest Review Romantic old world charm
Unique Chinese old fashion decoration
the shanghai mansion is a very unique hotel right in the chinatown of bangkok. although you need to hail a taxi anywhere you go but we have never paid more than except going to the airport. the room was a bit small but nice, bed was big and comfortable. the minibar was free of charge and was replenished daily! breakfast was a chinese dim sum buffet which comes with porridge, chinese soup, fried rice and noodles and stir fried dishes to try. service was good, staff wasn't very fluent but their english were acceptable. overall, it was a good experience and i would like to stay there again. 
Period of Stay  July 01, 2011
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Guest Name Simon W  ( UK )
Guest Review "Serenity amongst the Bangkok Madness!"
While this hotel might lack some of the facilities of higher * hotels (ie, no pool, if that matters to you), it is one of the nicest boutique hotels I've ever stayed in. The decor and ambience is simply superb, with lovely room, and fantastic service, good food and a wonderful Jazz club. The hotel is set conveniently in downtown Chinatown and only a few minutes walk from the nearest subway and main train station. I would definitely recommend this hotel to others, (and please do try the Jazz club - the house band are amazing). The restaurant quality is fantastic and very reasonably priced too. We loved our stay.
Period of Stay Jun 27, 2011
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Guest Name owen J.  ( New Zealand )
Guest Review great hotel very comfortable and upmarket
Comfort , Good Staff , Good service suplied to palace and MBK shopping etc one way 
Period of Stay  June 23, 2011
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Guest Name yanti Y.  ( Singapore )
Guest Review Lovely Small Boutique Hotel
Shanghai Design
beautifully decorated with shanghai design make you feel like you are in different part of thailand. it is located in china town which very crowded and offer many great traditional and chiness foods. 
Period of Stay June 23, 2011
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Guest Name tan B.  ( Hong Kong)
Guest Review good hotel .
quiet,good food in china town
12:00 check in . room is old shanghai king size bed free wifi . great food in china town .
Period of Stay  June 21, 2011
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Guest Name chia T.  ( Malaysia )
Guest Review Very very value for the money!!!
Budget, the pictures represent the real thing, hotel rooms are superb, excellent service
after reading all the reviews on agoda, decided to give it a try on shanghai mansion, to my surprise, the rooms look 100% the same as it is in the picture. nice decor, huge room, super clean, no weird smell nothing. the buffet was simple and nice, hotel staff are very friendly, the only one thing is, you need to be fine with the location china town, as transport might be alittle bit of problem if you want super convenient location. you needa be out of the hotel early morning to avoide the jam and come back at late night after your shoppings. everything in the mini bar is literally free, the room was clean and set up after i am back from my shopping and they refill the mini bar again.. i really cant ask for more for paying such a price, its really a steal yet the potray such excellent service and quality which perhaps 5 star hotel cant met, who ever is the management, you get my respect! 
Period of Stay June 19, 2011
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Guest Name heng S.   ( Malaysia )
Guest Review Lovely hotel next to busy street in China town
Good decoration and great food around 
Period of Stay  June 29, 2011
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Guest Name john V.  ( United Kingdom )
Guest Review Best hotel in area
Excellent chinese decor and rooms throughout
Enjoyed hotel and its unique style.It is best to stay in the hotel and enjoy its facilities.Beware of outside and taxi rip offs feading off this hotel and location. 
Period of Stay  June 30, 2011
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Guest Name Honolulu, HI
Guest Review “Very nice”
Beautiful hotel and room. An oasis in busy Chinatown section of Bangkok. Convenient location to Grand Palace and other sites. Would definitely return.
Period of Stay  Jun 29 2011
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Guest Name grantandmonica ( New Zealand )
Guest Review “outstanding in every way”
This hotel is not to be missed! Amazing decor, fabulous staff, water garden in the centre of the hotel and ambiance galore. This hotel was a highlight of our trip to Bangkok. The staff couldn't have been more helpful, the complimentary breakfast was superb, the WiFi is free, and the room are delightful. In the middle of Chinatown, so walk out the front door and you are right in the thick of it. Some of the best shopping with the wholesale markets for optical, jewellery and just about everything else just a block or two away. Walking distance to the Indian market for the best chinese silk for 90 baht a metre!
Room Tip: 4th floor was really quiet
Period of Stay June 2011, traveled as a couple
Posted on Tripadvisor  June 24, 2011

Guest Name anacodi (Lamai)
Guest Review “Beautifull”
Beautiful Hotel. Only the top rooms have real windows. All other rooms have a tainted glass window that doesn't open. There's not a pretty view form the window and it's actually to hot to leave the door open so if you're not a bit claustrophobic there's nothing wrong with getting just a tainted glass.
The hotel provides a free tuk tuk that takes you to the Palace at 10:30 a.m.but you need to book with 3h in advance. The same tuk tuk will also take you to a big shopping mall (MBK) three times a day.
The room was clean and beautiful, the staff was helpful and kind, the mini bar is complementary and includes cookies and drinks.
Wasn't very found of the breakfast as it isn't a full buffet. You can choose from 3 different suggestions: sweet pancakes; eggs (omelets, scrambled) or muesli. To any of these options you can add toast, juice, yogurts, etc.
Well located in Chinatown with a good selection of restaurants and Temples nearby.
I Highly recomend it.
Room Tip: Specifically ask for the Suites for a window
Period of Stay June 2011, traveled as a couple
Posted on Tripadvisor June 24, 2011

Guest Name Simes123 ( St. Andrews, United Kingdom )
Guest Review “Serenity in Bangkok - beautiful”
An oasis in Bangkok. Perfectly located in downtown Chinatown, the Shanghai Mansion is just a few minutes from the main train station and subway stop, yet in the heart of one of the funnest areas to visit in Bangkok.
The interior is wonderful - beautfully designed and furnished, the rooms are spacious and lovely. Free wifi which is great!
Restaurant is fantastic! Good breakfast, but comes into its own when you have an a la carte meal - highly recommended. Jazz club in Cotton is great - make sure you go there, and have a drink while the House Band are playing. They are superb.
Couldn't fault this hotel (just watch out for the Tuk Tuk touts outside! - take a metered taxi instead, which will be cheaper, and you won't stop off at any Gem stores or tailors!). Overall value for money for this kind of quality is amazing and was one of the nicest hotels we stayed in during our 2 weeks in Thailand. Highly recommended!

Period of Stay  June 2011, traveled as a couple
Posted on Tripadvisor  June 27, 2011

Guest Name BrisbaneTraveller2  ( Brisbane )
Guest Review “Fantastic Hotel”
We stayed here for five nights from 3 June 2011. The hotel is incredible with beautiful decor representing a Shanghai Mansion in the 1920s - 1930s. It was a wonderful find. Our rooms were spotless with enormous comfortable beds. The hotel was very tranquil with traditional Chinese music playing gently in the background in the public areas. We had the breakfast buffet each morning and this was excellent with a variety of hot and cold selections and local breakfast dishes. The staff are friendly and couldn't do enough for us. At night the restaurant the "Cotton Club" serves wonderful meals at reasonable prices and there is live jazz and singing for two hours from 9-11pm. Other guests were all commenting on how fantastic the hotel is. There are two free internet laptops in the lobby/lounge area. We can thoroughly recommend this as a wonderful place to stay for anyone going to Bangkok. Outside the hotel are plenty of restaurants and street food type eating places. There is a booking service at the hotel for tours. It was a pleasure to sit in the lobby/lounge and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. There is a free minibar in the rooms with bottled water, soft drink, flavoured tea and snacks, replenished daily.
Room Tip: Rooms are all fantastic. 
Period of Stay June 2011, traveled with family
Posted on Tripadvisor June 28, 2011

Guest Name laurenh-p  (Bristol, United Kingdom)
Guest Review “Lovely little hotel in a great location”
We stayed here for the last leg of our three week honeymoon. It was a great hotel with a quirky charm which used to be an old Chinese opera house. It is located in China town and only a 20 minute walk to the Great Palace which is a must see.
We read the reviews before we went and it is true that there is no natural light in the room so if you are looking for fabulous views of Bangkok don't stay here. We found that this meant the room was a good temperature and contributed to a romantic atmosphere.
The staff are great, and the food we ate in Cotton 'the jazz bar' was really good. Breakfast is an amazing all you can eat buffet, there is a real variety on the menu so there is something for everyone.
Our trip included bed and breakfast for three nights, free meal for 2 on the first night, airport round transfers and a day trip to the bridge over the River Kwai with elephant trekking . If you want a package like this contact the hotel directly as they will give you a very competitive rate.
This hotel really is excellent value for money!
Period of Stay June 2011, traveled as a couple
Posted on Tripadvisor  June 28, 2011

Guest Name KateB57  (London, United Kingdom) 
Guest Review “Beautiful hotel - fantastic base in Bangkok”
My husband, two friends and I stayed in the Shanghai Mansion for three nights in June 2011, and absolutely loved it here! The Mei Hua rooms were beautiful, colourful and really quirky (not at all like your average, bland hotel room), with everything you could need, plus free drinks and snacks in the mini bar each day. The beds were very comfortable, bathroom well designed and supplied with toiletries, and the air conditioning worked well.
The rest of the hotel was stunningly designed too, and the staff were extremely polite and helpful. We went to the Cotton Jazz Bar for a night cap and were impressed with the range and price of drinks and the great performances.
The hotel is situated in the heart of China town, which is busy and full of great restaurants, interesting street markets and stalls. It definitely felt like diving into the heart of the city, and made a great base for both exploring (near to one of the fantastic river express boat stations) and for travelling onwards (near to the Bangkok's main train station and a 450 Baht taxi ride from the airport).
I was a bit worried about not having enough light after reading reviews on Trip Advisor, as I like to apply my make up in daylight - but even with the coloured windows it was absolutely fine and beautifully lit by both daylight and the lamps and lights in the room.
Friends who have seen our holiday photos have all loved the original look of this hotel - and are keen to stay here if they visit Bangkok.
Period of Stay 2011, traveled as a couple
Posted on Tripadvisor July 2, 2011

Guest Name Jay TC  (Thailand)
Guest Review “Really unique hotel in many ways!”
The theme of the hotel is fusion/contemporary Chinese style.
I stayed at suite room #201 for one night.
Location is right in the middle of Chinatown and walkable-distance to MRT (subway system in Bangkok).
I've already fallen in love with this place since I walked into the hotel.
The "pond" area and those lamps are spectacular.
I'd recommend to stay on 2nd and 3rd floor to enjoy the view. 4th and 5th floor have small room with tiny bathroom according to pics I saw from other sites.
In the evening around 4 or 5pm, there is a lady in Chinese dress plays one of the Chinese music instruments for about an hour which I found it's very cool. At night jazz bar is also available in dining area.
Mini bar is complimentary....everything in the room is free of charge!
Breakfast is okay. Many items in Chinese, Thai, Western style.
Free shuttle to MBK mall and Wat Pra Keaw
Free Wifi
All in all, you won't be disappointed to stay at Shanghai Mansion regardless of the purpose to be in Thailand. ; )
Period of Stay June 2011, traveled as a couple
Posted on Tripadvisor July 5, 2011

Guest Name NadiaAR25  (Oakland, California )

Guest Review “Beautifully decorated hotel in a great part of the city!”
The staff was extremely friendly and gracious and helped answer all of our questions about getting around town. I contacted them in advance to ask for a late check-in and they were very prompt to respond and let us know that it would not be a problem to arrive after midnight.
The hotel itself is very quaint and beautifully decorated with lots of seats and spaces in the lobby to sit and relax. They also have two computers with internet service in the lobby. Although our room was pretty small, it was clean with lots of beautiful details. I especially liked the lamps.
The location is great right in the middle of Chinatown and although it felt a bit busy and frenetic outside, the hotel was quiet and relaxing on the inside. It also didn't feel touristy, so it was a chance to step outside and get a feel for real life in Bangkok. There are tons of sites to see nearby and it was walkable to all of the historic temples and the subway and skytrain stations.
A friend recommended this hotel to us and we would definitely recommend it to our friends as well.
Room Tip: We booked online 
Period of Stay June 2011, traveled as a couple
Posted on Tripadvisor  July 17, 2011

Guest Name essCO31  ( Colorado Springs, Colorado )
Guest Review “Amazing boutique hotel!”
We stayed for one night at the Shanghai Mansion and wished that we could have stayed longer. This hotel is truly unique and the decore is absolutely amazing. Our room was the Mu Dan (Peony) Classic - it was huge and had a giant bath tub! The hotel is right in the heart of Chinatown and they provide you with a walking tour map of different street vendors so you can check out all the incredible food! AND it is only like 2 blocks away from the shopping market. The website pictures of the rooms are right on. The decore is really unique and cool. The room also comes with a breakfast which is either made to order or buffet and the food was spectacular (can you say ... dim sum? Yum!!) Finally, although you are in Chinatown you are really close to many of the major sites in Bangkok. The doorman will help you arrange a tuk tuk and you can check out the reclining buddha, emerald buddha and grand palace all within a 10 minute ride! (Although make sure you bring a card with the hotel address with you on the tuk tuk as our driver had no clue what we were talking about until we showed him this). Without a doubt you will enjoy a stay here!
Period of Stay June 2011, traveled as a couple
Posted on Tripadvisor  July 18, 2011 

Guest Name Conor OLeary ( Phuket, Thailand)
Guest Review “The only place I stay in bangkok.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2011
I travel to Bangkok quiet a lot on business and Shanghai Mansion is the only place I ever stay. Firstly I love Chinatown, all the evening and nighttime action, its always bubbling with excitement. Before I found Shanghai Mansion I always thought there was nowhere worth staying in the area.
In the Hotel they have a Jazz bar named Cotton which has great live music every night. Last time there I had Singapore noodle which were awesome.
Service is great, hotel is extremely clean and the design and decor is just amazing.
Love it all to bits.
Room Tip: Ask for a room on the 3rd floor, near the bar! 
Period of Stay June 2011, traveled solo
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Guest Name MekoCleveland_Ohio  (Bay Village, Ohio)
Guest Review “Charming Boutique Hotel In The Heart Of China Town BKK”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011
Felt like I was in Shanghai in the early 1900. Clean safe hotel in Bangkoks China Town. Not to far from shopping and monuments. The streets in front of hotel really come alive in the evening, yet insde is quiet and peacefull. I really injoyed the live music from the Guzheng in afternoons by the fish pond in the center of the hotel. Staff friendly and helpful. Happened to meet the general manager Tassanee Numar Cha while exploring the hotel, she was a very pleasant, caring person to talk to and seemed generally concerned how my stay was going. I felt the train and subway station where within walking distance or for those that don't like to walk a short ride away.
Period of Stay June 2011, traveled solo
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Guest Name Chris  (Bideford, United Kingdom)
Guest Review Wonderful boutique hotel. Lots of great little touches. Free mini-bar, large free standing bath, lovely furniture, large fish pool in the lobby. Absolutely lovely.
Period of Stay 19 June 2011
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Guest Name anne H.   ( United Kingdom  ) 
Guest Review Beautiful inside
Clean and attractive decor 
Period of Stay June 16, 2011
Posted on Agoda

Guest Name John Layugan
Guest Review  
The best part of my stay was the service of the staff especially with the front desk. They were very informative and extremely helpful in guiding us on Bangkok. Although of the cities, we visited Bangkok was by far the worst, our stay at Shanghai Mansion gave us a comfortable relaxing retreat from the frustration of the city. Staff was excellent, the food was great, and the rooms were unique.
Period of Stay June,11
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Guest Name Ruth (Glasgow, United Kingdom)
Guest Review The staff were so friendly and helpful. Our room was beautiful and peaceful and the bed was so comfortable. We really liked the free mini bar and the location was ideal, all of chinatowns amazing food on your doorstep. Breakfast at the hotel was also fantastic!
Period of Stay June 8, 2011
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Guest Name groundcontrol09 (London)
Guest Review “Incredible attention to detail, great service... a beautiful hotel”
June 5, 2011
Highly recommended. Superb value.
Local Chinatown area is chaotic and away from tourist sites, but full of character. The area is full of incredible thai-chinese street restaurants.

Period of Stay Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Guest Name shelley W. ( United Kingdom)
Guest Review Charming hotel with beautiful rooms
Attention to detail in decorating the rooms
Period of Stay June 01, 2011
Posted on Agoda

Guest Name bruce S. ( Canada)
Guest Review Very cool decor, right in the heart of china town
in the heart of china town, very cool building, close to many of the western-side of bangkok attractions
Period of Stay June 03, 2011
Posted on Agoda

Guest Name jgolden84 ( Michigan )
Guest Review “Excellent place to stay”
May 29, 2011
We absolutely loved shanghai mansion. The staff is quite friendly, cotton bar has great food, and the hotel is 5 star by any standards. The place was decorated in this chic Chinese way and there is so much detail from the lighting to the beds to the bird cages in the shower! Love that! Also don't underestimate the value of quality towels and linens. The towels are super high end and give you that shangri-la feeling for a much lower price! I will stay no where else!
Room Tip: Stay on the 3rd floor. Awesome set up!
Period of Stay Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
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Guest Name RichieRich  (Toronto )
Guest Review “Great Place - didn't seem like a "Budget Hotel"”
We stayed at the Shanghai Mansion Hotel for several nights in May 2011. We stayed at many hotels during our trip to Thailand so we were able to compare it to other options quite easily. I'll break up the review into several categories to make it easier for those reading.
Rooms
We stayed in a standard room which was very spacious. In fact this was one of the biggest standard rooms we've been in. We had a large 4-post king-sized bed complete with flat screen television. The sink was in the room rather than in the bathroom (shower with good pressure and temperature and toilet) which sounds a bit weird but it really wasn't. Lots of closet and drawer space including a desk. The room had a faux
window but really, this was fine as the room is very colorful and decorated nicely. There is a safe in the room which can hold a netbook. The outstanding features include free wifi in the room, fridge with waters, pop, and snacks, all of which were free. You also get two robes and slippers which was a nice touch.
Food
Breakfast was great and buffet-style. We did not do lunch or dinner here. With so much great food in Bangkok you really should go out for a bite.
Hotel Services
Oustanding. The hotel is modern and yet traditional at the same time. Great service as well. We asked for a scale and the front desk came up with a huge scale within minutes. Also, there is a free tuk tuk shuttle to the mall.
Location
It's a bit of a walk to the subway (10 minutes) but with taxis being so cheap its not that big a problem. The hotel is hidden away and could be hard to spot from a moving vehicle. Bring a map with you and memorize the corner because most taxis we used had a very hard time finding the hotel.
Conclusion
One of the better hotels we stayed at. Very different from your traditional hotel. We had the most relaxing nights here. Great place.
Period of Stay May 2011, traveled as a couple
Posted on Tripadvisor  July 14, 201

Guest Name craig0williams (Trang, Thailand)
Guest Review “Shanghai Mansion really is First Class”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2011
Rather than follow the tourist hoards to Khao san Road we opted to stay in China Town and chose Shanghai Mansion for our stay. What a wonderful find this place was (great rate via Agoda helped...) Having been travelling for the last 7 months this place was a real gem - beautifully decorated rooms, a very comfy bed (firm,) and to top it all a proper shower - the shower had a large 'rain-shower' type head - it was wonderful to come in from the heat and dive under this to cool down.
We loved the vibrancy of China Town - at night the pavements come alive with street food stalls selling the most wonderful chinese food - we sat there for a good couple of hours people watching, soaking up the atmosphere and eating great seafood - it was bliss.
Very close to the main train station and the Golden Buddha is but three or four blocks away.
I really recommend Shanghai Mansion and China Town as a place to stay rather than a couple of hours sightseeing.
Period of Stay May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Guest Name Kokonuts1313 (New York)
Guest Review “A Boutique Dream. Decor/details are UNIQUELY perfect.”
May 31, 2011
I love boutique hotels because they usually put effort into the design, and the prices are reasonable. Shanghai Mansion is unlike anywhere I've ever been. The design in all common areas fabulous. Hotel rooms frame an atrium with a fountain, so you feel like you're in a garden. Inside your rooms, you will be pleased with great touches like indoor bird cages. Cotton, their restaurant, has live music every night - great jazz groups. Such a nice touch. The value is great for Bangkok - service is comparable to big hotel names. If you appreciate unique decor, great value and service, this place is for you.

Period of Stay Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Guest Name Anonymous ( Young couple Austria)

Guest Review Very stylish, tasteful furnishings. Enjoyed it very much
Period of Stay May 28, 2011
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Guest Name calvin B. ( United States of America )
Guest Review A gem in China Town
the customer service is second to none
I really enjoyed my stay here and recommend it to everyone. It is in the heart of China Town so you can walk out of the door and begin your journey. Most of the staff speakes decent English. The general manager is at your service if you have any major issues. The food was good. The decor of the hotel is stunning.
Period of Stay May 25, 2011
Posted on Agoda

Guest Name wong H. (Malaysia)
Guest Review Shanghai Mansion Boutique Hotel
great location
near bts surasak ,easy to find the hotel ,service is good ...
Period of Stay May 26, 2011
Posted on Agoda

Guest Name yu L. (Malaysia)
Guest Review lovely hotel,good ersvice with smile.
very unit hotel
clean ,safe,great food around,easy to get taxi,very helpfull staff.
Period of Stay May 28, 2011
Posted on Agoda

Guest Name Chatima T from Guam
Guest Review “Shanghai Elegance”
Stayed at the Shanghai Mansion based on the pictures and reviews. The room was exactly as described. The hotel was beautiful and I enjoyed walking out of my room to enjoy the view of the water garden. The concierge was superb and assisted us with helpful information and in getting taxis to our destinations. The tub was definetly large enough for two people, as was the daybed in our room. The only downside was the neighborhood (Chinatown is kind of run down) and it's proximity to shopping malls.
Period of Stay May 31 2011
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Guest Name Andree (Warwick, Australia)
Guest Review decor, staff service, peppermint oil, complementary minibar, jazz club, in the heart of chinatown, comfy bed, awesome bathroom 
Period of Stay May 24, 2011
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Guest Name anthony E.  ( Australia) 
Guest Review old world charm with new world comforts
problem solving skills of receptionist, room m location of hotel
A nice quiet hotel in the heart of a not so quiet Chinatown, a really nice atmosphere of the jazz bar. great service, even when arriving on a different day that was booked,(thanks agoda also) nice layout of hotel, with the fish pond being very attractive. old word charm with new world comforts,large comfortable bed, good buffet breakfast I would like to return here. 
Period of Stay  May 06, 2011
Posted on Agoda

Guest Name silvia S.  ( Italy )
Guest Review Great hotel -Great Jazz Bar 
Period of Stay May 08, 2011
Posted on Agoda

Guest Name christopher M.  (Australia)
Guest Review Beautiful spot amongst the busy Chinatown
Great value, the room was a good surprise!
calling this place a mansion is very appropriate. the place it is situated in, chinatown in bangkok. walking in from the busy streets and you forget about where you are, are greeted by helpful, friendly staff, check in is quick and then when you see the room you get you realise you won't be leaving the room anytime shortly. we stayed here on the last night of our travel so it was great to relax, eat in the restaurant and enjoy some jazz from the live band. 
Period of Stay  May 12, 2011
Posted on Agoda

Guest Name derek F.   (United States of America)
Guest Review Spectacular Service in China town Area
you can ask for fishes in your room
The Hotel welcomed us in warmly and everyone was on the ball and new what was going on
Period of Stay  May 13, 2011
Posted on Agoda

Guest Name Danandlarissa
Guest Review “Best place to stay - we really enjoyed it here!”
We stayed in SM for 3 nights and loved it. It was a little home away from home. The room was small, but functional, and i loved the shower! The decor was really nice. The hotel was clean, and very nice. The breakfast was amazing! They had a great spread, including a la carte american breakfast (they had the best banna chocolate oancakes ever!) and traditional chinese and thai breakfst. You never left hungry or disappointed! Palm at the front was super awesome to us, and was very helpful aways.
Period of Stay May 12, 2011
Posted on Tripadvisor

Guest Name  
Guest Review “Charming boutique hotel, excellent value for money”
Let me start by saying that, if you're expecting the Mandarin Oriental or Banyan Tree, you will be disappointed. If your expectations are aligned with the price of the rooms, however, this is a remarkably charming boutique hotel that I would highly recommend. The main point separating this hotel from the flock is the décor - it's obvious that a lot of thought and care has gone into laying everything out with period Chinese/Chinoiserie effects and it felt very unique. The showers were wonderful, the beds big and comfortable, and the included breakfast service was entirely adequate and tasty.
One point worth noting - Bangkok is not a pedestrian friendly, European-style city with an easily walkable/accessible central core. No matter where you stay in the city, getting between the major sites simply is not practical by foot (especially in the heat). Chinatown is likely as good a district as any, given this, but don't expect everything you'll want to see to be within a few blocks.
Also, as its name implies, you'll really only find Chinese food in Chinatown. Or, at least, we couldn't find Thai food to save our life. The Chinese food in the area was exquisite, and the hotel was perfectly located for that, but you'll need to venture further for local food.
Period of Stay  May 13, 2011
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Guest Name hafadai ( Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand )
Guest Review “Awesome”
The room is very clean, full amenities, snack and drink (free of charge). Staff are friendly and helpful. It is convenience location to get around and find bargain stuff too
Period of Stay May 2, 2011
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Guest Name SlavKor ( Ulsan )

Guest Review “A wonderful pearl in dirty China Town”
This Hotel is a wonderful beautiful pearl in swamp vicinity. Sorry for such a comparison but China town is a real mess and dirty place.
We chose this hotel because great reviews and location (very center of Bangkok, Grand Palace, ~3km to MBK - Huge 6 story Shopping Center).
Shanghai Mansion has great and friendly staff. On arrival we were offered to sit and served with tea while all papers were done by Receptionist.
Initially we had problems with Security Safe in our room and the Hotel offered us to change the room. It was very kind. The day we checked-out we took a Tour to Floating market – we were allowed to late check-out upon arrival (~13:30).
Great Thanks to Ms. Patty (Assistant) - excellent English, very pretty, extremely helpful!
Rooms' design is awesome; it is so ancient and modern at the same time! Big Chinese stylish bed, colourful lanterns in the ceiling, spacious clean bathroom, hot/cold water.
Corridors are with Chinese paintings and lanterns, very quiet and cozy. Free internet (Wi-Fi on every floor). Free MiniBar in rooms. Security Safe.
Food was variable, good and diverse however too much Chinese (especially sauces).
+ Quiet, beautiful, cozy, great service, center of Bangkok
- China town (too wicked for me...)
Room Tip: Rooms on corridor bigger then next to elevator
Period of Stay May 4, 2011
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Guest Name michael N. ( United States of America)
Guest Review Wonderful Boutique Hotel In A Fine Location
Beautifully decorated. Helpful attentive staff.
This hotel is beautifully appointed in 1930's Chinese art deco style. Everywhere you look you see interesting decoration, art work and furniture. The rooms are comfortable and well appointed. The hotel is located in the midst of exciting and bustling Chinatown and is but a short walk from Bangkok's main train station and the final stop on Bangkok's subway (MRT) line. The buffet breakfast is good and somewhat different from ordinary hotel fare. The Cotton Bar on the third floor has live music nightly and serves and interesting array of both Thai and Chinese dishes.
Period of Stay May 02, 2011
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Guest Name alexis A. (United States of America )


Guest Review Great hotel with Great Staff
Great Service
This is a great hotel with a great staff
Period of Stay May 02, 2011
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Guest Name donald W. (United States of America)
Guest Review Great hotel next to great restaurants
Location, ambience, service
i stay here all the time now when visiting bangkok. you're in chinatown, and very close to hua lamphong train station and it's skytrain station, so for travelling within bangkok or throughout thailand it's a very convenient location. breakfast is great, though they've changed coffee again. they're trying drip. it was ok. clearly, coffee is a work in progress, i look forward to their next effort when i return.
Period of Stay May 03, 2011
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Guest Name selene P. (United Kingdom)
Guest Review Brilliant, stylish hotel
Interior design, amazing service, location
This hotel was truly beautiful - it feels like you're staying in a 1940s Chinese film. All of the staff go above and beyond what you expect and do everything with a smile, Thai style! We stayed in the Mei Hua room which was a lovely size with a walk in shower and imporantly, very quiet despite being in the middle of Chinatown. The hotel also provide a free Tuk Tuk service to the grand palace and to the famous shopping centre, MBK which I didn't expect and certainly saved money for us. I highly, highly recommend anyone to stay here - a stylish boutique hotel with a delicious restaurant (and live jazz band). Wonderful!
Period of Stay
May 04, 2011
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Guest Name caztravel96 (United Kingdom)
Guest Review “Excellent value and location, beautiful decor and great restaurant bar.”
This is a great hotel, and is excellent value. Very cheap for the level of accommodation. The rooms are gorgeous, and the bed was enormous. The 1930's Shanghai style is done very well - very classy but still colourful and quirky. The bar restaurant had a really good band, and the breakfast was really good. The only complaint I could make is that the staff are kind of loud in the mornings (early!) and can wake you up - but that might have just been our bad luck. I don't know if they realise as they were brilliant otherwise. Very friendly. Location is great. Walking distance of the main temples and palace etc. and Chinatown is a buzzy little area with lots of markets. Taxis are cheap to most places. We recommend it!
Period of Stay May 7, 2011
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Guest Name Anonymous
Guest Review What you see in the photos is exactly what you get. Very impressive deco, rooms were great. Breakfast was very good. All this for a low price. Location is not that easy to find, but it is right at the start of Chinatown so it should only be confusing the first time. Will definitely stay here again!
Period of Stay 24 April 2011
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Guest Name slls1961 ( Punta Arenas, Chile)
Guest Review “Exceeded all expectations...”
I found the hotel in the current STA brochure. The suggestion was that a smaller boutique style hotel often provided much better value for your money, and this was definitely the case here. Check in formalities were rapid and extremely courteous. Considering the hustle and bustle waiting for you on the street, the calm and tranquility of the hotel were more than welcomed. My room was quaint. A capacious and firm four poster bed was the centrepiece, but all other furnishings were equally comforting and comfortable. Wash sink in the bedroom meant that the bathroom could provide an enormous open-plan shower on wooden decking. The birdcage and lanterns were also nice touches, as was the large towel ladder. Staff are wonderful. Breakfast is varied and ample. And of course, the free wifi, more or less expected than hoped for these days, was quick and reliable. At atrium level, there is a wonderful water feature, stocked with fish (some of which can be delivered to your room in a bowl if you get lonely!). On weekends, musicians play to add still more ambiance to the already laid back atmosphere. Wonderful!
Period of Stay April ,2011
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Guest Name Margreet020
Guest Review “Lovely and stylish sma place in Bangkok's buzzing Chinatown”
Loved it here, Will definitely come back when in Bangkok. The atmosphere and cosyness of the rooms made à good impression on me. And also very romantic!
Period of Stay April ,2011
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Guest Name walter K. (Germany )
Guest Review Perfect location, nice rooms
The interior is fascinating, staff always fiendly
We stayed there only one night. The receptionist was friendly, the bell boy fast and able to speak English. The rooms were clean and looked exactly like in the promoted pictures.
Period of Stay April 23, 2011
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Guest Name Anton (London, United Kingdom)
Guest Review Imagine walking along a beach and you meet up with someone coming opposite you. You both stop exchange greetings and romance is in the air with the perfect night sky, the sound of waves and glances that appreciate but do not stare. Shanghai Mansion fullfills all your dreams, it is the perfect oasis in terms of the hotel but far more importantly with the staff led by Tew who confront every issue with true determination to solve all with a genuine character that leaves one with admiration. Truly this hotel deserves all it's acolades and with out question next time I need to be romantic in Bangkok this is the only place i will be booking into. The Cotton club is a soothing place and one never hears the hustle and buslte outside or even the rain. The Mu Dan Suite is a true inspiration. Book the Romantic package and the South African Red, wonderful in all aspects.Can't wait to rebook. Staff well trained, professional and with a sense of humour. Ajarn Anton
Period of Stay April 27, 2011
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Guest Name Anonymous
Guest Review "shanghai mansion - great hotel in cool area"
All in all a great experience. Me and a friend shared a twin room. Next time I may opt for getting a double each instead cos the rooms are so cheap. The twin for two people was totally fine though. Nice bathroom with big shower, flat screen TV, cool quirky design. Complimentary green tea and minibar (no alcohol) and breakfast included. All for less than you'd pay for a hostel back home.. The jazz bar (Cotton) is nice too, just hope they start to get some more people there. Bangkok's Chinatown is off the beaten tourist track but very central and within walking distance to the train station. Both taxis and metro will get you anywhere within 15 minutes or so. Don't miss the restaurants around the hotel nor the street food vendors in the back alleys. There are also a lot of things for sale at much lower prices than in for example MBK center.
Period of Stay 30,April 2011
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Guest Name kwq19 (Singapore, Singapore)
Guest Review “Interesting decor”
Together with 2 friends, I went to Bangkok for shopping , for 3 days. The hotel decor was really impresive and pretty, and the staff were friendly. The rooms were very neat and clean, and the bed was very big and comfortable. The 3 of us could sleep on the bed comfortably with our own space!
Everything was great, except that the lights in the room was a tad dim, even though dim lights contributed to the "ambience".
Another thing was the location. I feel that the location was not awesome. We stayed in the heart of china town, where traffic can get congested. Also, the places where we wanted to shop at (Platinum Mall, Chatuchak etc) were a distance away from our hotel, and some taxi drivers demanded a high amount for transport.
Period of Stay April,2011
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Guest Name Anonymous
Guest Review "Shanghai Mansion- excellent location"
we had only stayed here for one night but it was perfect for the short time we were there. It was in a great location in the heart of chinatown, the place comes alive a night! the rooms were clean and spacious i dont think i would recommend a long stay there only because the rooms are quite dark and ther isnt a view from the windows but on the whole for the price you pay you can't go wrong with this hotel...

Period of Stay Apr 4, 2011
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Guest Name TravelAsh3 (Wellington, New Zealand)
Guest Review “Fantastic hotel”
I found this hotel in Lonely Planet. It lived up to the excellent reviews. Decor was fantastic - we stayed in the Mu Dan Suite. A lot of the rooms only had internal windows and looked quite small, so I would recommend our suite! It was very roomy and beautiful. The staff were very friendly, especially the bell boy.
I was hesitant to book because of the location, but it was fine. Other people have commented that taxi drivers wouldn't take them there. We got a taxi to and from the airport, but the rest of the time took the subway, which also links to the sky train, to go to the shopping areas, and the ferry to the temples. The subway is only a 5 min walk away. If you were going for a long time it might be easier to stay right in the new city area, but for a 3-4 day trip it was fine for us.
Period of Stay March, 2011
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Guest Name Anonymous
Guest Review "Peaceful hidden at China Town"
Dear all Shanghai Mansion team, This is the first time to visited Shanghai Mansion, I got very impressed with hotel decoration & surrounding. Peaceful place hidden at China Town & Staff were nice and friendly especially "K.Tew" hope to get a chance to visit there again soon. Thank you to all.
Period of Stay March 29, 2011
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Guest Name Anonymous
Guest Review "Good hotel for travel bangkok"
that's a good hotel and location for travel bangkok Thailand
Period of Stay March 30, 2011
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Guest Name Monkeydiver ( Leicester)
Guest Review We selected Shanghai Mansion based on the reviews on trip advisor & were pleasently supprised when we arrived. Arrived at the hotel slightly aggrivated with Bangkok airways, due to a long delay on our flight from Koh Samui & then to be told that no luggage had been put on the flight (that is not a single piece of checked luggage for any of the passengers).
On arrival at the hotel the receptionist commented on our lack of luggage and when we explained the situation to her she called Bangkok Airways for us & checked that the luggage would be delivered to the hotel later on, after assuring us that it was all in hand we were shown to our room.
The room was lovely & comfortable & the shower was nice and powerful, another reviewer complained about the flooring in the shower but I really didn't find it a problem. After freshening up we decided to hit Chinatown and see what was around, the hotel is located on a busy main road in & there are lots of little places to eat nearby.
What amazed me was that for such a busy location we could detect no noise from outside when we were inside the hotel. We then got a tuk tuk to Kohsan Road which cost 100 bhat & had a great time shopping & drinking etc. After hopping on another tuk tuk back to the hotel we found our luggage ready & waiting for us.
Next morning we headed down for breakfast & again we were pleasantly supprised, the waitresses in attendance bought us coffee & kept it well stocked up & made sure we had everything we needed. There was an egg station near the entrance & the chef made us whatever we asked for, however the restraunt manager will also take orders from you at the table & bring the food to you when it is ready.
All in all I would highly recommend this hotel, and did I mention the free mini bar? Unfortunately it only has soft drinks in it and a few snacks but this is the first hotel I have stayed in that had a free one!!!

Period of Stay March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Guest Name MerchantofJute( London, United Kingdom)
Guest Review “Great value and style”
Bang in the middle of China Town, surprisingly quiet and very clean. Reception staff very polite and helpful as are the concierge lot. Restaurant is nice though food is rather tame. Usually a band in the evening - some great music too but often not many guests.
Lovely rooms and layout with the only disadvantage being that the rooms are dark.
Probably ideal for romantic getaways. Biggest beds I've ever seen too!
No roaches which is amazing for Chinatown !
Free wifi.
Period of Stay Mar 27, 2011
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Guest Name Anonymous
Guest Review The room was immaculate, pristine sheets, high standard of cleaniness from the toilet shower to floors inside wardrobe.Massive kingsize bed which was extreamly comfortable. A bthtub you could fit two people in along with a separate shower and separate toilet. Ample towels provided along with robes and slippers, soap, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner and hair dryer. Tea/coffee making facilities and mini bar. 7/11 just on the corner as you bear left out of the hotal front so you can fill fridge with your requirements. The hotel is right in the heart of China Town which is a very busy area. Main train station close by.
Period of Stay Mar 27, 2011
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Guest Name Globetr0ttingG0urmet( Sydney Australia )
Guest Review “A great slice of Bangkok”
We love this hotel and have returned 4 times this year. Especially the deluxe rooms that feature communal terrace, tables and chairs for entertaining outside one's bedroom. Helpful staff, some of the best rates in Bangkok, extremely centrally located. Its only disadvantage: taxis can't find it, as the lobby is one floor up, above a supermarket. 4 star quality at 3 star prices, and a find. Some great dark rooms for sleeping of jet lag. Schedule your stay over a bustling weekend when Bangkok's Chinatown literally oozes onto the streets from an onslaught of sidewalk vendors and restaurants. Great bargain shopping in the area, and Chinese dining. Globetrotting Gourmet
Period of Stay MARCH,2011
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Guest Name kelvin A. ( Singapore)
Guest Review Lovely boutique hotel
At one end of chinatown, ease to get great local food
Nice boutique hotel attracting tourists from different countries. The ambience is nice but the accomodation floors are a little dark and quiet at nice, hence security should be stepped up a little. Internet access at some of the rooms can be inproved with more routers. Staffs are friendly but the massage spa they recommended near the hotel is over-rated. It is better to travel to Schuvimitt area for good professional ones. Breakfast is good with a reasonable spread. The bed is a little high for the elderly though, but overall a great experience
Period of Stay March 27, 2011
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Guest Name imogen E. United Kingdom Couple
Guest Review "An elegant, classic haven from the buzz of Bangkok"
Great location for foodies, surrounded by incredible street food. The most luxurious bathroom set within the open plan bedroom, with a free standing bath designed for 2 people, sitting on a raised step.
this mock 1930's chinese hotel is very cool. the photos don't do it justice. what at first seems like a 'fun' boutique themed hotel is actually a very comfortable and stylish place to stay. the velvet chaisse-longue invites you into the open-plan room. a clever use of space with the sitting area, bathroom and bedroom didvided with black wooden, oriental dividing partitions. the bed was big enough for a whole family and the bathroom so indulgent that you could spend an evening just pampering yourself with the delicious complimentary bath products. the breakfast was average though a large choice of food is available. i'd recommend the pancakes and french toast. waitressing service was a little rushed and the ladyboy who served us looked a little too stressed and a bit shy. the other hotel staff were just as they should be....efficient when you needed them but in the background so you felt you were staying in your own appartment in an old mansion block. great hotel. would not hesitate to return.
Period of Stay March 28, 2011
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Guest Name david L. (United Kingdom )
Guest Review "Well situated character hotel in Chinatown"
charming decor in room and communal areas
though not easy to find - i suggest better instructions and a better map - this hotel is as good as it looks on the web, once you have got off the street and up the escalator into the large lobby area, festooned with coloured lanterns and enhanced by a large goldfish pool. my room had a beautiful 16-poster bed, lovely furniture, tea and coffee-making equipment. it was rather small, however, and the window turned out to be a fake - lighting behind coloured glass nevertheless giving a warm impression. breakfast was good,
Period of Stay March 29, 2011
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Guest Name donald W. ( United States of America)
Guest Review "Interesting hotel with great location"
Good location in Chinatown and near train station, great decor
Included breakfast is first rate, good tv with ok channel selection (for Thailand), great decor/ambiance, but most of all, an excellent location for doing Chinatown; so many good restaurants nearby, both pricey and cheap too.
Period of Stay March 30, 2011
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Guest Name silje M. ( Norway )
Guest Review "Beautiful botique hotel in an interesting area"
The design, rain fall shower and the atmosphere.
This inviting hotel in the middle of Bangkok's Chinatown performed excellent service since the first minute I entered the door.
Period of Stay April 09, 2011
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Guest Name Kevin Callaghan
Guest Review Your hotel was an excellent find and made my stay in Bangkok enjoyable, comfortable and relaxing. Did not want to leave.
Period of Stay March 16th - 20th .2011
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Guest Name katebratt ( Birmingham, United Kingdom)
Guest Review “Possibly the best hotel I've ever stayed at”
We stayed at this hotel for 5 nights and could not fault it. The decor and rooms are amazing. Our room had a big comfortable bed and massive shower in the bathroom which was very powerful. You also get lots of free toiletries. The staff are really helpful and cant do enough for you. You get breakfast in the restaurant every day where you get a choice of full English, Asian, pancakes, healthy option, this was the best breakfast we had while we were travelling. We also ate in the restaurant one evening which was also good. There is free internet in the reception. The hotel is in the centre of chinatown which is really good and it is easy to get to other parts of Bangkok. There is also amazing street food almost outside the hotel in the evening. Will be returning to this hotel.
Period of Stay Apr 16, 2011
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Guest Name mgchmc ( St Helens, United Kingdom )
Guest Review “An oasis of luxury and calm”
An extraordinary assault on your senses from the moment you enter. It's like stepping into another world. Our bedroom was red, plush but a little dark. Good facilities including kettle etc. Top quality toiletries. Good breakfast with lots of choice. Located in Chinatown its a little out of the way fro central Bangkok. Only negative was the the often dubious advice from the concierge who negotiated expensive tuck tuck rates and sent us to a dodgy travel agent claiming it was the the national torist office which it certainly was not
Period of Stay Apr 19, 2011
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Guest Name kuchen1973 (Berlin, Germany)
Guest Review “Beautiful”
Worth every Bath. We totally enjoyed ourselves. Being in the mist of Chinatown seemed a bit odd when we first arrived, but we quickly realized that it was much more interesting than staying in the more touristic areas of Bangkok. Personally, I'd stay there again. The lobby of the hotel has a feel of decadent Indochina at the beginning of the century, plus the relief of modern technology (internet, air conditioning, etc.). Breakfast was not the best, specially the coffee, but then again, who needs coffee when you can have the best fruit juices in the world!
Period of Stay Jan,2011
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Guest Name Marcmathy
Guest Review “If you stay in Bangkok enjoe the Shanghai Mansion Hotel”
This Hotel is realy beautiful and I can recommend everybody to stay some days in this wonderful hotel. The Hotel personal is very friendly specially the people at the receiption desk( Nuch and NA) could help me for every wish I had. The breakfast is very good and I also can recommand to join a drink in the dinning room. Marc Mathys
Period of Stay Mar 8, 2011
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Guest Name goodtraveler18 (Pulau Penang, Malaysia )
Guest Review “Excellent Stay”
Me & a group of Friends (about 45 ppl) travelled to Bangkok End of Oct 10. We got to stayed at Shanghai Mansion Hotel due to the Thai Airlines packages. as for myself, i got to stay at Suite room as the package for lead in category has fully booked. What I can say about this boutique hotel is..EXCELLENT!! We reached the hotel in the afternoon via Coach. Immediately their bell man assisted us to unload all luggages and stuffs. We were brought to the lobby for check in. Everything went smooth until the moment we reached our rooms. The room was good & excellent. The interior design of the room is superb. What impressed us the most was their pond - landscape outside our room, which created a difference scenery & atmosphere. We stayed there for 2 nights. Breakfast was good..Unfortunately, we do not have much time to explore more about the hotel. Locatiion is good, located at China TOwn area which is full of food & ppl at night.
Period of Stay Mar 16, 2011
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Guest Name Anonymous
Guest Review "Best value hotel in Bangkok - Shanghai Mansion"
The hotel staff are very friendly. Time of check in is very quick and efficient. Breakfast is good, staff at restaurant is very helpful. Location is excellent, it's in china town area.
Period of Stay 8 March ,2011
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Guest Name Anonymous
Guest Review "Great funky little hotel in the heart of chinatown"
Period of Stay 17 March,2011
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Guest Name catalina E. (Spain)
Guest Review Glamorous and friendly, really beautiful hotel
Great location and beautiful decoration, comfortable rooms
we really loved this hotel, and we have been in bangkok several time in different areas / hotels and so far this is our very favorite, will for sure try to book it for our next trip whenever we come back decoration is really beautiful, staff friendly, rooms are very peaceful (ours didn´t have a window though but really peaceful and quiet). probably the food in the restaurant is not the best one but the hotel is really great.
Period of Stay March 01, 2011

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Guest Name stephen O. ( United Kingdom)
Guest Review Nice hotel, would recommend
Good staff, nice room, liked the old style - looks very authentic
We only stayed one night but enjoyed our stay. Right in the middle of chinatown and clost to the train station. Would recommend.
Period of Stay March 05, 2011
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Guest Name jay N. (Singapore )
Guest Review very nice clean hotel
the room is very clean and is nice to sleep in the bed
Period of Stay March 09, 2011
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Guest Name richard C. (United States of America)
Guest Review unique option in Chinatown
great room and nice renovation
staff was very accomodating. room was decorated well and very comfortable with even free items from refrigerator and wi-fi (which worked well and fast). overall got the feeling of a small elegant hotel with an excellant renovation and interesting chinese furnishings. a little bit pricey but i felt was worth it for the excellent service. if you are interested in buying gold there are many gold shops nearby. because you are in chinatown, transportation options are limited to taxi.
Period of Stay March 13, 2011
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Guest Name alexander N. (Russia, Couple)
Guest Review Lovely hotel
beauty, location
very very very beautiful interiors and rooms, nice staff, very helpull. good location - at the begining of yaowarat road - the hart of the china town. at chinese new year there are lot of people at the street, music and chinese lions and dragons. and lot of people selling different stuff 
Period of Stay February 17, 2011
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Guest Name alexander N. (Russia, Couple)
Guest Review Wonderful
Great room, beautiful hotel, good design, tasty food, nice staff
Great hotel, very beautiful. Easy to find, located on the main street of China Town - Yaowarat. Good and tasty breakfasts. At the Chinese New Year they have their own lions. Beautiful Chinese style interiors. They have free WiFi internet with good connection speed. Friendly staff, very helpful. Highly recommended. 
Period of Stay February 18, 2011
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Guest Name david K.   (United Kingdom)
Guest Review Unusual , oriental style hotel, very stylish
decor good , bar good , evening jazz band very good , rooms unusual , charming
a very good stay , in the heart of chinatown , very good for the money . staff very helpful and friendly 
Period of Stay  February 21, 2011
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Guest Name xiao Z.   China   Other
Guest Review Awesome service, Great location
Service, Food, Style, Location.
It was a really awesome place to stay. People are super-friendly and love to help tourists. The style of this hotel is so traditional shanghai style. Love it! 
Period of Stay February 22, 2011
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Guest Name joanna B.   (United Kingdom)
Guest Review An oasis of calm within hectic China Town
Attractive decor and attentive staff.
From the moment we arrived at this hotel the service was wonderful. They sat us down with a drink while we went throught the check in process, a lovely touch. The hotel is very quiet compared to the hustle and bustle of China Town. The rooms are attractively decorated. One downside for us was that one side of the bed was against the wall so one of us had to crawl accross the bed to get in. 
Period of Stay  February 22, 2011
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Guest Name dylan W.  (Singapore)
Guest Review a splendid boutique hotel
excellent location (in the heart of chinatown) and chinois chic rooms!!
excellent location (in the heart of chinatown) which makes it easy to tour and experience chinatown. just 10-15 mins cab ride away from mbk. the rooms are chinois chic and drop dead, to die for, gorgeous. you will love every minute in this beautiful hotel. oh check out the jazz bar, cotton, at night too :))
Period of Stay February 24, 2011
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Guest Name Anynomous
Guest Review nice decorate
nice rooom good service but very busy location. I like it espeacilly breakfast
Period of Stay Feb 22, 2011
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Guest Name Anynomous
Guest Review "Shanghai Mansion - will definitely visit again"
This hotel is in a great location right in the middle of Chinatown. The staff were excellent, the decor was really lovely (Chinese boutique) and the rooms were certainly everything we could have asked for - large, clean, quiet, comfortable. Best value hotel I have ever stayed in. We are already planning a return visit! Complimentary wireless internet worked well, the complimentary breakfast was very good too. Would highly recommend it to anyone as a very good budget hotel. Don't expect five star, but for what you pay you are getting a bargain!
Period of Stay Feb 23, 2011
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Guest Name Tee 
Guest Review Beautiful Boutique Hotel in China Town !!!!
Everything is Nice.Good location in the middle of China town (Yaowarad) so many food you can eat, more chinese cultural you an see. For the hotel I like dcoration & design so much. Breakfast so good
Period of Stay Feb 23, 2011
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Guest Name Anynomous
Guest Review "Nice hotel"
nice hotel, beautiful room, big bath tub, good breakfast
Period of Stay Feb 24, 2011
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Guest Name Anonymous
Guest Review "Old fashioned China in the middle of busy Bangkok"
As soon as you enter the hotel you are struck by the quiet, cool and calm old world charm and atmosphere. Large spiral staircase, huge fish pond, big comfortable chairs to relax in. Mod cons such as free internet are also there. The rooms, with their 4 poster beds are again old world but very quiet and comfortable. Not for those wanting bright new slick 5 star stuff but I loved it and would go back. The only issue is taxi's did not know where it is so take a good map so you can direct them.
Period of Stay Feb 24, 2011
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Guest Name Fia (Kista, Sweden)
Guest Review The staff was so sweet and helpful. Constantly with a smile on their faces. Anything we needed help we, they were there. Restaurant, taxis, a scale to check if our luggage was 2 heavy. Also the rooms were splendid. So lovely design and chinese style on everything. Dumplings for breakfast was an additional bonus. Big thanks to the hole staff crew! //Fia Haak and Mia Berg 
Period of Stay February 16, 2011
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Guest Name chrisjap (Osaka, Japan)
Guest Review "Quirky hotel, great price and location!"
My wife and I stayed in room 305 for 2 nights in Feb. Upon arrival, the porter was ready and willing to help us with our luggage from the taxi. Check-in was quick and easy and we received a refreshing towel and drink in the lobby. Staff informed us of breakfast time and gave us a free wifi internet card - we were then taken to our room. The room was very comfortable - lovely wide sofa, king bed, free standing bath, plenty of room to swing a cat. Outside the room is a small balcony overlooking the hotel atrium - great little nook to read a book. Location of the hotel is ideal - there was an excellent street restaurant set up the down the road from the hotel offering cheap and tasty thai dishes, I forget the name, but the staff were wearing green uniforms. There is a supermarket directly next to the hotel.

I would highly recommend this hotel - we paid about $95 per night, room 305.
Period of Stay Feb 20, 2011
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Guest Name Emgem1 (London)
Guest Review "Beautiful, atmospheric and in a great location."

We arrived at the Shanghai Mansion after a very cramped van trip from Hua Hin and a 45 minute tuk-tuk journey in peak traffic (when is it not in Bangkok??) so we were a little frazzled to say the least. As soon as we walked in the gorgeously perfumed air of the hotel and the wonderfully styled lobby made us smile immediately as we knew we had found a gem. The staff were lovely, check in was quick and our room was absolutely beautiful - vintage Shanghai style with chandeliers, velvet and a HUGE tub. Very sexy would be the room in a nutshell!

I later realised we had not recieved all of the package we had booked online which was meant to include flowers in our bath, flowers on the bed and fresh fruit in the room. I met the manager in the hallway by chance and she apologised and assured me it would be sorted out. 20 minutes later she comes back with another member of staff with beautiful lotus flowers for our bath in a wooden box and a bottle of champagne with two bars of Cadbury's Dairy Milk (she had picked up on my accent) and other assorted treats as an apology, which we greatly appreciated.

The bar that night (and most nights I think) had great live music and lovely staff. We only had breakfast there, which was delicious, so I can't comment on lunch/dinner but I heard from other guests the food was excellent. The location right in the middle of Chinatown is exciting and lots of fun and it's very close to all the other main things you would want to see in BKK. Can not recommend enough.
Period of Stay Feb 26, 2011 
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Guest Name LAI YEE DEAN

Guest Review "omg fanbloodytastic. poirot style setting, soooooooooo nice people, friendly awesome place, would go back in a heartbeat."
Period of Stay February 8, 2011
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Guest Name dianna S.   United States of America   Solo Traveler
Guest Review Chinatown at i'ts best
In the heart of Chinatown, near Hua Lamphong
lovely, newly renovated old shanghai style hotel. cute jazz bar, lovely central atrium with great fish pond. good restaurants closeby. 
Period of Stay February 03, 2011

Guest Name daron N.   United States of America   Couple
Guest Review Beautiful quiet hotel in chaotic Chinatown
Accommodating staff, beautiful room, good breakfast
loved the hotel and its decor - very peaceful and beautiful. the staff was very helpful and accommodating. breakfast was excellent - the buffet was good, as were the menu items. free internet was a bonus. close to the golden buddha, but not too close to anything else. 
Period of Stay  February 01, 2011

Guest Name lawbarbie   Wellington, New Zealand
Guest Review “Beautiful boutique escape!”
Had an amazing stay here in january over 3 days. arrived after midnight but easily checked in and was shown my room. the hotel is beautifully decorated with attention to detail. The breakfast was extravagant with plunger coffee, a choice of cooked meals off a menu (included with the room), dim sum and various asian dishes (stir fry noodles, curry, stir fry chicken or fish and so on).
Not as close to the metro as would like but it is walking distance - just not late at night by yourself. would definitely stay again and recommend it to all. The staff are incredibly friendly and very helpful and like you to keep the key at reception - handy so you don't have to worry about losing it!
Period of Stay Jan,2011

Guest Name lianora T.   Australia   Solo Traveler
Guest Review Stunning hotel with beautiful decor
Decoration, ambience, old Chinese style
beautiful hotel in the heart of chinatown in bangkok. only issues were the elevators don't have any chime so unless you are watching them you can miss them! and the staff's english could be better but generally speaking thai people don't speak great english so the staff did well compared to other places i stayed in thailand. free minibar was great :) morning breakfast buffet was good with good variety. rooms and hotel were very clean - a contrast to bangkok itself!
Period of Stay February 01, 2011

Guest Name jamie N.   
Guest Review Fantastic tranquil hotel in the hectic Chinatown

Uniquness
My girlfriend and I stayed here for 1 night before returning home on our 2 week trip to Thailand. The hotel location seemed a bit of a gamble as we'd never been to Chinatown so didn't really know what to expect. It turned out the location was fine but a bit too busy for our constitution at that time (if you know what I mean). The hotel however was an oasys of calmness and just so different that the usual fancy hotel. The rooms were great (we had the basic one which I can't remember the name of) which was more than adequate for our needs. The minibar is also stocked with a few basics which are free whcih was a nice touch. Free wi-fi and a decent breakfast also made our stay very enjoyable and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone. 
Period of Stay February 12, 2011

Guest Name peter S.   United Kingdom  
Guest Review Made to feel very welcome by the staff
Very comfortable in good location.
we enjoyed our two day stay. the hotel was ver comfortable and the staff were outstanding. each day the newly checked in guest's names appear on a welcome board in the hotel foyer, a nice personal touch. the hotel location is good being in the heart of chinatown although not in walking distance from any bst or mrt stations. i would stay at this hotel again. 
Period of Stay  February 14, 2011

Guest Name GarbyLondon
Guest Review Superb
We have stayed here 3 times now and it never fails to impress us.
Being in china town it is a little away from the main action but there is loads going on in china town itself which I think is sometimes overlooked by tourists.
Try T&K seafood just outside the hotel for the best seafood in bangkok at the best price.
The hotel is run by an American and he has done a good job here in creating a really nice environment to stay and with great and attentive staff.
I travel a lot with work and I would normally stay in the big chain hotels for that, but next time I am away on business I might choose to stay here instead for a unique experience. 
Period of Stay January,2011

Guest Name flinta 
Guest Review Great food,wonderful staff,and great interior!
Cosy little hotel in the middle of Chinatown! Near trainstation and other nice places in Bankkok. and i have to say all the staff is really good,but i remember one of them very well, he is receptionist in nights in the hotel,and i have to say:Gone Sutjakorn you are the best!
i had a nice visit all time when i was there,and if i go back to Bangkok i go to that hotel again. 
Period of Stay November ,2010
Posted on Tripadvisor  Jan 28, 2011

Guest Name lennyg987 
Spring Hill, Florida
Guest Review Beauty abounds at this Hotel!!
The beauty of this hotel lies within its walls. Everything is so pleasing to all of your senses. The room was exactly as pictured and yet the picture did not due justice to the room itself. The Tub, so big and relaxing need I say more!! Imagine taking a soak and hearing the notes from a Chinese Harp floating on the air as you relax. This was my own personnel experience.
The Hotel is off the tourist area hotels but well worth the money and extra time. The staff was fantastic and the interior was clean, you can sense the pride they have. The Jazz bar is a great way to unwind from a day of sight seeing.
The resturant had a good selection and the breakfast was excellent with a good assortment to choose from. What a great way to start off the day (mid morning for me). The staff did everything they could to help make the stay more enjoyable. Arrangements to go anywhere could be made at the desk.
The Daybed in the room was a surprize and what a great place to unwind, watch TV, or relax. The Bed in the room was so comfortable and plush.
I 'll be staying here again on my next trip!! 
Period of Stay January,2011

Guest Name Famtheman
Guest Review An Oasis of Peace and Comfort in Bustling Bangkok
It's hard to imagine that you can step off the busy streets of Chinatown and find yourself in a setting that is tranquil, stylish and delightfully comfortable in every way. The rooms are beautifully appointed, the central court with the fishpond soothing after the mad bustle of Bangkok traffic, the restaurant serves excellent Asian food with a view to catering also for a European palate if the guests so wish and doubles as a pleasant jazz club in the evening and the whole hotel breathes a kind of old world, languid atmosphere. We stayed twice and were extremely happy both times, not least because despite the amenities and the central location (Central Train and Metro Station 10 minutes walk, the Palace and the stunning Wat Pra Keow a 60 baht TukTuk ride away, not to mention China town with its culinary and other delights, where highrises are mercifully absent), but also because of the friendliness and helpfulness of the (young) staff. 
Period of Stay January,2011

Guest Name jealettemariemiller 
singapore
Guest Review Exceeded our expectations!
Me and my colleagues had stayed in Shanghai Mansion hotel, truly an oasis in the middle of the chaos of Chinatown. Though we had a struggle finding the hotel, this hotel is worth searching for. Upon entering the premises you will see Tops supermarket which you can easily get some stuff you like. As we entered the hotel we were welcomed bu a friendly porter who hosted us up to the reception area. The reception are has this red couch one will truly adore and bring that shanghai 1930 feeling (I only got to base this on what I've seen in the movies). The hotel has a lot of character and each corner has it's own story to tell. Had excellent breakfast and dinner at Cotton. Super yummy treats one would never get tired of having, I must commend the chef! Staff though a little bit knowledge in English, Janise who is the manager runs the floor and would be there right away to lend a hand, two thumbs up for the chef, Janis and Cotton team! During dinner Janis had shared some jokes we ended almost falling off our chair. Our bes was so huge and so is the tub! It was purely heaven especially when you are having a deep soak and you overhear the chinese instrument being played in the indoor pond. Elegance is overflowing awesome! They also allow you to wear some Chinese costume and props you can use when taking a photo! I'd say will recommend this hotel to all my friends and so happy we stayed in this hotel sadly it's only for 4 nights but will definitely be back for sure! Very charming hotel indeed :) 
Period of Stay January,2011

Guest Name leonard R.   Canada  
Guest Review excellent experience
location, staff
great location, very clean, friendly and helpful staff, interesting decor 
Period of Stay January,2011

Guest Name MR.HEW YOKE LEONG
Guest Review We had an enjoyable stay Thank you extra water to be sent to room
Period of Stay 2-5 Feb 2011

Guest Name Mr.Oliver Jaksch
Guest Review We will come back thank you
Period of Stay 31Jan-1Feb 2011

Guest Name Mr.Benjamin Harding
Guest Review Everything is perfect-a great hotel thank you.
Period of Stay Febuary 2011

Guest Name Mr.David More Cunningham
Guest Review Excellent service very helpful staff
Period of Stay Febuary 2011

Guest Name Ms.Kate Tan
Guest Review all amazing thank you
Period of Stay 28th Jan-1st Feb 2011

Guest Name Ms.Margaret mary Carrodus
Period of Stay January 27, 2011
Guest Review We will back & recommend the hotel

Guest Name guest 415
Period of Stay January 26, 2011
Guest Review All people is so nice,Thank you

Guest Name MS.MONRUDEE
Period of Stay 27-28 January 2011
Guest Review Wonderful place

Guest Name MS.STAMPFLI NATASHA
Period of Stay January 24, 2011
Guest Review Had a lovely stay,beautiful hotel+wonderful jazz

Guest Name MR.SELIGA CHRISTOPHER
Period of Stay January 20, 2011
Guest Review "Everything was perfect ! All 4 days!"

Guest Name blipme New Delhi, India
Period of Stay January 2011
Guest Review

We were super wowed!

After our Phuket trip where we stayed in karon beach, we headed off to Bangkok. The hotel interior was amazing, furnitures are great and our suite room has HUGE tub too indeed was super wowed! The location isn't really the best though and hotel can't easily be found! Staff were helpful except for the guy in their reception who wasn't helpful nor friendly enough. Their porter however was opposite, very informative and helpful especially the afternoon guy. Chinese breakfast was glorious and were also impressed how the manager went out of her way when we required special diet for my partner who's allergic with dairy. She's bubbly and very funny! Will highly recommend this hotel to my family and friends!

Guest Name A Traveler from newyork
Period of Stay January 19, 2011
Guest Review

“Really impressed!”

Great hotel. Everything perfect in old Shanghai style in chinatown. I recommend Area recommendations China Town area, Siam square areas and districts near river. It's convenient

Guest Name N/A.
Period of Stay January 6, 2011
Guest Review

"Great stay in lovely hotel"

I wanted a special hotel for our first night in Bangkok and liked the reviews I had read of Shanghai Mansion. I wanted a relatively small hotel with a sense of style and boy did I get that. I was meeting my girlfriend for the first time in two months and wanted it to be special. Check in was smooth and welcoming and the staff were exceptionally friendly. The room was just off th spectacular atrium with its chinese lanterns and fish pond. The room was beatifully decorated with lots of warm reds and dark wood. The hotle has a real sense of style. The room did not have a window so don't go for the view. The huge bathtub was behind a screen opposite the bed and there was a spearate shower room behind a glass door. We loved our stay there and think the style and decor are exceptional. The buffet breakfast was excellent too. Would highly recommend if you like boutique style and don't mind not having natural daylight in your room.

Guest Name ed C.
Period of Stay January 13, 2011
Guest Review Best value hotel, great location and stylish rooms. Location, great breakfast, lovely bed.Such a gorgeous stay. Great to have the manicness of Chinatown on doorstep but the tranquility of the hotel to escape to.

Guest Name ed C.
Period of Stay January 13, 2011
Guest Review Best value hotel, great location and stylish rooms. Location, great breakfast, lovely bed.Such a gorgeous stay. Great to have the manicness of Chinatown on doorstep but the tranquility of the hotel to escape to.

Guest Name nathalie D.
Period of Stay January 9, 2011
Guest Review Great vibe - a sanctuary in buzzing China Town Vibe, decoration, very clean. The hotel set up in 30ies Shanghai theme has such a great style, you can't stop wandering around and soaking in the atmosphere. You can even chillax at the fishpond and if you spot a fish you like, they will catch it for you and put the fishbowl up in your room so that you have your own personal pet during your stay. The minibar contains a small complementary selection of snacks and softdrinks. We'd definitely will go back for our next Bangkok visit, besides the overpriced airport transfer and the taxi driver still trying to add highway charges, everything was perfect.

Guest Name manothum O.
Period of Stay January 1, 2011
Guest Review Great location for being in the old part of town.
Great food options, great location for the old part of town, easy to get to other major parts of Bangkok
Very friendly and accommodating staff. Great location. I would stay there again.

Guest Name robin S.
Period of Stay January 2011
Guest Review

Great experience.Decor, breakfast, comfort, quiet, fast wifi, jazz bands.

We loved this hotel. It was our first stop in Thailand and it got us in the asian spirit. It's convenient to train station, metro and river taxi with each a 10-15 minute walk. It's in Chinatown, which is a busy area, so maybe not for everyone, but if you want action there are great markets, restaurants and people watching outside the front doors. The hotel is festive and elegant and the breakfast included both buffet and made to order items (Asian, English and American.)

Guest Name Mr.Jacek aleksy witkowski
Period of Stay January 2011
Guest Review "Everything was perfect all 4 days! Thanks a lot for everything!"

Guest Name MR.GLENN GLOVER
Period of Stay January 2011
Guest Review Room were very clean! All the little tonches really add up to a lot.It gets noticed and it's wonderful

Guest Name jasonabbott2807
Period of Stay January 2011
Guest Review Clean great size rooms in a handy location close to all the Bangkok attractions. But the best part is the great service from all the staff but Nuch on the front desk made the stay great. 

Guest Name fgoblet
Period of Stay January 2011
Guest Review We ended up in this boutique hotel after our long trip from Europe and we were delighted. Never mind the fact that rooms have not real windows and most face the interior court but the rooms are so nice. Very china from 1930'. Breakfast is by far best from our trip and location is quiete favorable. I would not hesitate to go back if you like something different, something boutique and that the rooms are very well decorated 

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