"One of Bangkok's first boutique hotels remains one of its finest."
Need to know
- 76 rooms, including 14 Mu Dan suites.
- Bangkok, Thailand, at one end of the restless splendor that is Chinatown.
- Check-out time is 12:00 p.m., but can be flexible depending on room availability.
- Reservations email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Velvety rooms designed with a Chinese pastiche; the plush, red pillows are as cushy as they appear.
- Despite being in an especially lively area of Bangkok, it's an oasis of serenity.
- With that said: joining the controlled chaos of Chinatown makes you one with the city.
- Minibar stocked with beverage and snacks is refreshed daily.
An extra little something
Experience a soothing one-hour Thai or Reflexology massage session for two at one of Bangkok's finest spas. (note: minimum of 2 nights)
The cocktail list at The Red Rose restaurant is carefully considered and crafted for optimal consumption. Some standard drinks are given an Eastern update. Try one (or three) with dinner.
You can find Shanghai Mansion tucked away in the recesses of Chinatown, almost obscured among the neon lights and hungry revelers looking to find the next great street food sensation. But despite the sometimes-overwhelming crowds outside, Shanghai Mansion remains a quiet respite. The meticulously decorated rooms, the Zen fishpond, the gracious staff: all little luxuries to comfort you in the big city.
Stepping inside your room is stepping inside an opulent time machine to early 20th century China. Classic meets modern, as rich colors and imperial-influenced décor live in harmony with a luxurious bath and silky robes.
Chinatown is the most popular neighborhood for street food in a city globally famous for its street food scene, and Shanghai Mansion is right in the thick of it. Outside, street food carts and hawker stands literally shut down lanes of traffic each evening. Head down the street for some seafood, pad thai, homemade ice cream, fresh fruit – really any number of delicious concoctions that pull from Thai and Chinese food cultures.
If street food isn’t your thing, The Red Rose — Shanghai Mansion’s in-house restaurant — prepares fresh takes on traditional Chinese dishes. While you’re there, make sure to check out their whimsical presentation of Peking Duck. In the words of a fellow diner, “Did you see that duck?!” Yes, we did, and it was fantastically succulent. Stick around for cocktail hour, too; both the drinks and the nightly live jazz are smooth.
Whether you’re looking for Western comforts or the pinnacle of East Asian cuisine, Shanghai Mansion serves it up. If you’re visiting this world-class city, stay in a world-class hotel. Shanghai Mansion is surely that.