Need to know
171, including 22 suites, four two-bedroom penthouses and a presidential ‘fiefdom’.
12 noon; earliest check-in 2pm.
Double rooms from $111.49 (THB3,900), excluding tax at 17.7 per cent.
Standard rates include breakfast and yoga classes.
On the first floor, the Como Shambhala spa – source of the bathroom goodies in your room – offers a variety of spirit-soothing, body-buffing holistic treatments, including reflexology and yoga-inspired Thai massage. Free yoga is available should you need a morning stretch (pick up stylish yoga wear in the spa boutique if you've forgotten to bring your own).
At the hotel
Spa (including gym, steam rooms, hydro-pool and yoga studios), hair salon, limousine/car hire, valet parking, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: cable TV, CD player and library, minibar, fruit, yoga mat.
Our favourite rooms
Simple juxtapositions of white walls and dark woods abound, as do splendidly oversized limestone-mosaic bathrooms. Bypass the petite City Rooms in favour of the larger, yet still affordable, Studio Rooms and Metropolitan Rooms, which have king-size beds and bathrooms with separate tubs and showers. Or, plump for a Terrace Suite to enjoy the evening air on your private patio.
The palm-fringed 20-metre lap pool is overlooked by the restaurant and lined with inviting loungers.
Your most flattering designer swimwear – if Kylie or Colin Farrell are dining in the restaurant, you’ll want to give them a worthwhile eyeful as you sashay to the pool.
Get the Met staff to put together a personalised boutique shopping itinerary for you, taking the stress out of street-schlepping.
Under-12s stay for free in their parents’ rooms. Cots are available and babysitting can be arranged.