Hotel Muse Bangkok Langsuan – A Mgallery Collection
What We Love
- Cocktails at the trendy rooftop speakeasy
- It's located in the residential Langsuan district, Bangkok’s most prestigious neighborhood
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- A five-minute walk from the BTS skytrain at Chidlom station
- The Blind Pig at the Speakeasy is one of very few places in Bangkok that serves premium cigars and top shelf whiskey
- The Medici Italian restaurant has fully embraced the slow food movement
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
On a leafy street on Soi Langsuan, the Hotel Muse Bangkok combines the opulence of 19th-century Siam with 21st-century European design, impressing guests with an outdoor pool and restaurants and bars that offer everything from Italian tapas to top shelf spirits (served in a sub-rosa speakeasy with city views). The dark and ambient lobby is a cool, calm escape from Bangkok’s sticky heat; think polished marble floors, soaring corniced ceilings and opulent oriental rugs. A theme that continues right up to the 24th floor, with the hotel’s dark wood, chesterfield-filled speakeasy, The Blind Pig.
Bed and Bath
The guestrooms take inspiration from Thailand’s King Rama V, who is unanimously revered for expanding art and culture in the kingdom. You’ll find signs of old Siam, vintage leather cigar couches, intricately designed ceilings, and mirrors and gilded picture frames throughout. Located on the top six floors, the Yama Residence Rooms overlook Bangkok’s glittering skyline and are decked out in handsome dark woods with cream accents and come with marble bathrooms.
When it’s time to eat, head to the basement-level Medici for Italian (reservations are essential), Su Tha Ros for Thai and Le Salon in the lobby for traditional afternoon tea. Finish the night at the Speakeasy, an exclusive bar that occupies the entire 24th and 25th floors; guests and locals sip cocktails in private nooks and crannies, including the dapper cigar bar. The balconies have unobstructed views of Bangkok’s Blade Runner–esque skyline. A few floors below, there’s more equally titillating nightlife at the outdoor pool (adjacent to the petite but well-equipped fitness center); the Wet Bar serves the Muse’s signature caipirinha with small bites until 10 p.m.
In the Area
The Muse is surrounded by many of the city’s best shopping malls, including Central Chidlom, at the top of the street, and Siam Paragon, Centralworld, Siam Discovery and Gaysorn Plaza, all one stop off the highly efficient skytrain. Forget searching for restaurants: Bangkok’s street food is not to be missed. Cheap and delicious, Soi Langsuan has some of the best. Take a walk at midday, when Thais hit the streets in droves to procure the freshest kanom (snacks). Nearby Lumpini Park is a lush 142-acre oasis in the middle of concrete, although if you want to catch a Muay Thai boxing show, make sure to head to the new stadium Lumpini; it moved recently, and lots of the guidebooks still reference the old site.
How to Get There
We wanted a special evening with a private dining room and having previously been to The Muse we knew we would be happy going back there. Cocktails first in their rooftop bar with staff wearing fun uniforms from the 1920's all lends itself to creating a special atmosphere.
The private dining room has a stunning view over the city lit up at night and I chose the salmon ceviche which was delicious and then we all shared a wonderful piece of beef perfectly cooked by the excellent chef with a great choice of vegetables. Desserts were not only good but very attractively presented. I love the Muse and would happily recommend it as a special place to stay in Bangkok.
I hosted a private drinks event for our company at the Speakeasy Bar on the roof at Muse Hotel last Tuesday. I booked this quite last minute and Tookta was super quick responding to all my questions, requests and reserving this venue for us.
I asked for help with drinks, catering, band suggestions and a champagne tower and Tookta helped to facilitate everything without causing me any stress at all.
When I arrived in Bangkok I asked if i could go across for a site visit on the Saturday night before my event and Tookta arranged for me to meet with Paul who showed me round the venue and explained the set up for the night. He even took the time to show us all the beautiful restaurants and bars etc which although I didn't eat/drink in lookes gorgeous.
On the Tuesday evening when I arrived everything was already set up. Our hostess on the night was amazing and answered any questions I had with ease.
The venue itself is gorgeous. It has both outdoor and some welcomed indoor pods with air con. The walk up to the roof leaves you with the element of surprise as you enter through a secret sliding door so you are not really sure what you are going to find. When you arrive at the top you are greeted with awesome views across Bangkok. The whole space has a great vibe and the staff, food and drinks are great.
We run an event in Bangkok every year and I will definitely be working with Muse again.
If you are looking for either a rooftop drink in Bangkok or hosting a private event you will not be disappointed
I really struggled choosing a hotel in Bangkok, it is very difficult if your'e not loyal to one brand, but actually the location of this hotel is very good, it's close to the shops, the sky train and some popular attractions.
I had booked for the club facilities but was a little disappointed to find that there isn't really a club lounge, the club luxuries like happy hour just take over the SpeakEasy bar, and happy hour is very early, 4pm to 6pm.
The club extras didn't even include breakfast although the manager did offer that once we realised that the club level rooms had only double beds, rather than the twin beds we required. The hotel was full so there was no other possibilities and I was glad I'd chosen to pay in advance as some guests were turned away.
The restaurant is good but not great but I'm thinking we ought to have chosen something local rather than an American steak bar to eat in Bangkok.
The rooftop bar is fabulous though and we loved it so much we didn't want to come down.
The rooms are very good, the windows in the bathroom are suitable for anyone with majorly exhibitionist tendencies. The plumbing works.
The hotel has a lot of character and the staff are very helpful.
This hotel was an experience. The style is fashionable 20's inspired and the rooms are large and well kept. The breakfast buffet, pool/gym and rooftop bar all have fabulous views. Their check in/out is very efficient and a breeze compared to other larger hotels. Getting around is easy with a short walk to Sukhumvit street and the MTR station. Don't miss this hotel in Bangkok it's probably the best boutique hotel in the city.
We arrived very tired from our 23 hour trip to Bangkok (our third visit to this city) checked in for our 2 night stay at The muse. Upon arrival we were given a selection of cold alcoholic and non alcoholic welcome drinks and we were told that we were 'Muse of the Day'. This meant we were upgraded to a bigger room, were given access to the club lounge free cocktails and canapes provided 4.30 - 18.30 and included 15% off food in any of their restaurants or bars!
The room was spacious and had every amenity needed for our stay. The bed was absolutely incredible and possibly the comfiest hotel bed I have ever stayed in (most definitely the comfiest I've experienced in Bangkok).
The club lounge is fantastic and made the whole stay amazing value for money. The cocktails were lovely and the range of canapes was impressive.
The speakeasy rooftop bar has great views and the service was very good. Every staff member we encountered was friendly and polite and nothing seemed too much trouble. Pool area is also very good although not many sun loungers. Location is in a quieter more upmarket area of Bangkok. Perhaps a little out the way for first time visitors but as we had already done all the tourist attractions in Bangkok, this location near the malls and the park worked for us.
Overall I can't recommend The Muse enough and I wish we had booked this hotel again when we return to Bangkok in a weeks time.