Hotel Highlights

  • Spacious all-suite luxe, with dreamy modern design in boudoirs and bathrooms
  • Handy for Bangkok's best shopping and mall-hopping
  • Detox at the serene Luxsa Spa; retox with delicious breakfast, pastries and coffee

Overview

You can't beat all-suite Hansar Bangkok hotel for a designer-sleek urban escape in Bangkok's shopping quarter. Calm, contemporary rooms with Thai accents and dreamy bathrooms will wow, with delicious coffee and pastries making breakfast a pleasure. Thrillseekers will love the jaw-dropping Vertigo Suites and lofty infinity pool.

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A 30-minute Serenity Massage for two at Luxsa Spa

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Facilities

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Need To Know

Rooms

94.

Check–out

12pm, but flexible subject to availability for a half-day charge before 6pm; after 6pm, an extra night's tariff applies. Check-in, 3pm, or earlier if your room's free.

Rates

Double rooms from $170.15 (THB5,500), excluding tax at 17.7 per cent.

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Rates include buffet breakfast.

Also

Detox at Hansar's serene eight-room Luxsa Spa, where revitalising treatments harness coffee grounds. Retox with delicious coffee and cakes, care of the French-trained pastry chef.

At the hotel

Spa, sauna, gym, business centre, concierge, private function rooms, free WiFi in the lobby and bedrooms, tour services, limousine rental or pick-ups. In rooms: flatscreen TV, CD/DVD player, iPod dock, Hansar toiletries and free minibar (including soft drinks and local beers). Studio Suites also include a kitchenette, washing machine and dryer.

Our favourite rooms

All suites are calm, spacious, light and modern with sensual rain showers and terrazzo tubs, teak floors and silk-panelled walls care of Thai interiors brand Jim Thompson. If you've got a head for heights, book one of the four Vertigo Suites, where sexy beds cantilever out over the Bangkok skyline. Split over two floors, the huge Loft Suites suit bleisure trips or families, with a boudoir upstairs and entertaining zone below. Bag rooms on the west side for the best views of Lumpini Park and the golf club below.

Poolside

Cantilevering out from the eighth floor, the super-urban, 26-metre infinity pool enjoys a glam, sky-high location with a Jacuzzi for added bubbles. Order healthy snacks, freshly squeezed juice or a Bloody Mary from adjacent pool bar Zest.

Packing tips

Bring flat shoes and stylish bags for retail raids as you're in the heart of Bangkok's downtown shopping strip. Upscale mall Siam Paragon is a skip away.

Also

Smoking is allowed in 17th-floor rooms only. Pets are not permitted.

Children

Welcome, but the Hansar has more of a sophisticated, adult feel. Cots are free for under-twos; extra beds cost from THB1,200 a child a night (up to THB2,000 for over-10s), excluding tax and service. Babysitting is THB500 an hour with an hour's notice.

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Eco‐friendly

Singapore-based architects WOHA have integrated eco features into Hansar's design, including a cooling metal-mesh surface inspired by bronze Thai temples, open-air corridors to reduce the need for air-con, energy-efficent and natural lighting, Sky Gardens of 'floating' frangipani trees suspended outside suites and a five-storey plant wall to absorb car emissions. Urban and Edge Suites also flaunt internal green walls made of tropical Thai plants.

Weddings

This property is suitable for weddings

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Food & Drink

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Hotel Restaurant

Informal, daytime Café Boca serves up quick bites spanning Thai treats and panini, salads, quiches and cakes, with a French-trained pastry chef upping the quality bar. Excellent coffee comes care of Thai brand Elefin, owned by the creative crew behind the Hansar. Come evening, make a date with Eve, the hotel's stylish ground-floor fine-diner with a French-inspired menu (think foie gras and wagyu steak). Eve is also where you'll enjoy the tasty breakfast buffet, with pastries, tropical fruit and hot dishes cooked to order.

Hotel Bar

Small lobby bar Vue is fine for casual drinks, with happy hours from 5.30pm to 7.30pm each night, or order poolside cocktails, beer and wine from laid-back Zest. We can't wait for the opening of Hansar's rooftop bar, slated for late 2012, which promises jaw-dropping views.

Last orders

Dine at Eve until 10pm, which is also when the bar stops pouring.

Room service

Available 24 hours a day, including Thai delicacies and western staples, desserts and cocktails. A free takeaway breakfast is available for guests leaving in the early morning hours.

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Dress code

Slick and stylish – you're in designer-label land after all.

Top table

A booth at Café Boca or out on the terrace at Eve.

Local Guide

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Eat, drink, see, do: local favourites and more…

Local bars

There's a fantastic rooftop bar, the Speakeasy, at Hotel Muse (www.hotelmusebangkok.com), just a five-minute walk from the hotel, as well as a sharp Italian restaurant, Medici, downstairs.

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Hansar Bangkok

3/250 Soi Mahadlekluang 2 Ratchadamri Road, Lumpini Pathumwan, Bangkok, Thailand 10330

Hansar Bangkok is centrally located off Rajdamri Road in Bangkok's downtown shopping quarter, close to Lumpini Park.

Planes

Fly into Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport (www.bangkokairportonline.com), 35 kilometres east of the city centre, which is the main hub for domestic and international flights. Take the Bangkok Airport Train (www.bangkokairporttrain.com) from Suvarnabhumi for fast, traffic-dodging links into town.

Trains

Just a 100-metre stroll from the hotel, Ratchadamri stop on the BTS Skytrain offers quick connections to city highlights. A three-minute ride will bring you to Siam Square, the heart of the shopping and business district, and home to Siam Paragon mall. A 10-minute ride and you're at the Chao Phraya River, where temples and the Grand Palace await.

Automobiles

Hansar can arrange airport transfers for THB1,900 each way in a BMW 5 Series car, or THB2,900 in a Toyota Vellfire; it's a 30-minute drive, depending on traffic. If you're ballsy enough to arrive with your own wheels, there's free parking at the hotel.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

by JJ Acuna , Sartorially-sussed style blogger

A living green wall welcomes guests at the entrance of Hansar Bangkok, a recurring motif that softens the building’s scale. Nestled in one of Bangkok's few remaining central upmarket residential enclaves, this Ratchadamri haven is a pleasant surprise. Despite its size (94 rooms combined with serviced apartments), Hansar feels like a boutique urban hideaway, but with all the amenities of a...

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Hansar Bangkok

Anonymous review by JJ Acuna, Sartorially-sussed style blogger

A living green wall welcomes guests at the entrance of Hansar Bangkok, a recurring motif that softens the building’s scale. Nestled in one of Bangkok's few remaining central upmarket residential enclaves, this Ratchadamri haven is a pleasant surprise. Despite its size (94 rooms combined with serviced apartments), Hansar feels like a boutique urban hideaway, but with all the amenities of a larger hotel. Designed by acclaimed Singaporean practice WOHA, it marries ecologically oriented green features and modern architecture, its low-key, set-back presence fitting in comfortably in this quiet, tree-lined quarter. The two neighbouring stays are the Four Seasons and St. Regis, which already sets this area apart from Bangkok's better known ‘red light’ districts – a definite plus in my book.

A greeter immediately meets me, while a bellhop automatically takes care of the luggage. The next time I see my bags is in my room. Living in Hong Kong, I’m no stranger to chic, backpack-free Bangkok breaks (it’s my sixth visit this year). As a luxury traveller, the kind of service I expect from hotels in Asia is the kind I receive at Hansar; attentive, smooth, seamless, personal and safe. While it's always good to keep an eye on your bags, I trust the staff here. Check-in is smooth. There is no front-desk reception – instead all transactions take place in the privacy of the lounge with a cool, refreshing pomegranate juice and a moist towel dipped in eucalyptus water. I already feel like Hansar is a familiar second home!

1212 proves a lucky number for my spacious one-bedroom Edge Suite. While Hansar has larger Vertigo and Loft Suites, I find the Edge, the hotel's signature room in terms of contemporary design, the cosiest with just the right spatial lay-out. Every Edge boudoir has a beautiful green garden wall encased in a glass box, lush with local exotic plants and lit with artificial daylight, which is shut off at night. It’s a unique interior feature which makes me feel like my sky-high room sits solidly on the ground. The green wall wows me on entry, I can gaze at it while sitting in the living room, and see the shadows of the plants while in the bathroom, so it brings special effects to all the suite’s spaces.

What else did I love about my room? The inviting timber reading nook, the large comfortable desk and chairs, the nicely stocked complimentary pantry, and the bedroom which can be closed off from the lounge if I have visitors. I believe that the ‘devil is in the details’, so I’m delighted with the pillowy carpets under foot, the soft glow of the lighting and the smart bathroom (the designer clearly knows about usability, comfort and the luxury of contemporary materials). Mirrors are carefully positioned to maximise space and light. Another space-enhancing detail is that the bath and shower are in the same area, fitted out with tactile, soft timber and warm stone.

Seven friends join me for an amazing Euro-style ‘molecular gastronomy’ dinner at Eve, Hansar's destination restaurant. However, take note, guests and pals have complained time and again about the bar/restaurant’s ‘piano man’, essentially a live singer with a piano and laptop ploughing through his playlist of Thai and English karaoke hits. Though the service and food are superb – we all had the inspiring chef's tasting menu – news about this man's evening performances have kept the chic crowd at bay. So those who come to Eve enjoy quality food, but do not expect Bangkok's ‘It’ scene here.

If you fancy a dip the pool is generous, but due to the building's orientation, views and direct sunlight are limited, so the unheated water can feel cold. Additionally, since the hotel shares its public spaces with serviced apartments, you may find lots of families with kids swimming with you and your partner. Hansar’s spa services are very professional, and I have some of my best spa treatments here. Given the embarrassment of spa riches in Bangkok, though, I wonder if the price point is competitive enough contrasted with other establishments with a more amazing menu of therapies or theatrical atmosphere. Treatments at Hansar are very good, but do they transport me into another wonderful world of relaxation? For the prices they charge, they should, but the ambience just doesn't cut it.

Happily, overall Hansar proves a stylish urban getaway that allows you to avoid the urban extremes Bangkok is famous for. I don't mind trudging through ‘red light’ districts and markets when I’m out and about, but I'd prefer not to get hassled where I’m staying. I'd also rather bed down at the Hansar than its ritzy hotel neighbours because I'm such a design junkie, and I love its intimacy compared with the grandiosity of its rivals. My favourite Hansar moment? Breakfast outside on the wooden deck of Eve, surrounded by tropical greenery, chirping birds and alfresco tranquillity. It's great to be eating breakfast outside in Bangkok, while feeling like I'm having a very private, rural experience. Every city needs a sanctuary. 

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