lebua at State Tower
What We Love
- Spacious rooms with simple, modern design
- Chic rooftop restaurants and bars
- Balconies overlooking the city from Bangkok’s second-largest tower
- Central location on the banks of the Chao Phraya River
What To Know
- The Tower Club lounge dress code is smart casual
- A five-minute walk to the SkyTrain
- Not in the thick of things for nightlife; take a taxi
- Not as famous as other luxury properties, so cabbies don’t always know it
- The number of rooms can make the hotel feel imposing
- At Sirocco restaurant, photo-taking is monitored by staff; photograph the view from other balconies
- Last renovation in 2009
- Fun fact: The hotel served as a filming location for The Hangover, Part II
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
You’ll be centrally located in Bangkok with a stay at lebua at State Tower, steps from Bangkok Seashell Museum and close to Wat Pho. This 5-star hotel is close to Wat Arun and Grand Palace.
Make yourself at home in one of the 136 air-conditioned rooms featuring kitchenettes with refrigerators and microwaves. Rooms have private balconies. LCD televisions with cable programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Conveniences include safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Enjoy a range of recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel’s dining establishments, which include 5 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. Relax with a refreshing drink from a poolside bar or one of the 3 bars/lounges. Buffet breakfasts are available daily for a fee.
Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and express check-out. Guests may use a train station pick-up service for a surcharge, and free valet parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
During check-in, we passed our passport, with boarding pass and immigration slip to the staff that received us. She returned them to us after administrative check in and asked us with a smile and in a friendly tone, where we are from, how long was the flight and stuff.
Like huh? You just saw our details no?
It's not nice to be patronizing. Going through a mindless routine is Pretentious, Insincere and Superficial.
Then, both the manager and staff refused to pass us our room cards and let us go up to rest.
They keep hard-selling and being extremely pushy for us to make a booking at their restaurants there and then, at the lobby.
Like they wouldn't even let us go up to our room to slowly consider the time and day we wanted to dine at which restaurant even when we said we would discuss and tell them later on. They brought down all the menus, made us study the menu at the lobby and ensured that we made bookings at their restaurants before they "release" our room cards and brought us to the lift. They were doing that to others checking in too. The couple sitting at the table next to us seemed really stressed out with what to book.
(been to the restaurants and wasnt impressed at all. For their al fresco dining like sirocco and breeze, it got windy and things started flying. Very hard to have a nice dining experience. The indoors dining like mezzaluna, well, you get what you pay for. Nothing out of the ordinary for fine dining. Not wowed by the food either nor ambience. It was B6500 min per person just for food. Excluding wines and the +++ )
We ended up going to Shangrila down the road, and nearby Peninsula and Banyan Tree to dine a lot.
House keeping was extremely hostile, both through the phone and face to face encounter.
The gym, had full length glass, with a lot of sunlight shining through. But they have every single spotlight in the gym switched on throughout the day, every single day. It was extremely glaring on the eyes. Wasting electricity too cos it was really unnecessary.
For the gym/pool shower room, there is a staff constantly "monitoring". But the soap and shampoo were not refilled consistently, I had to switch shower cubicle halfway. It was cumbersome.
In-room, the hot water stopped working every single day after 10.30pm/11pm. (There were a few of us who got back around that time, and so we pretty much experienced suddenly not having hot water in the middle of the shower/bath, and trial and errored the timing to get hot water in the shower. So lame to have to go through this.)
The place was highly inconvenient.
I think people always compare their experience at Lebua with their experience at other country. Don't. Cos that is inaccurate.
Comparing Lebua Bangkok to many other Bangkok hotels of the same price range, this place is not great. (we've been to bangkok numerous times, and just this trip, we stayed for 3 weeks, so we did one hotel per week around Bangkok.) They just keep leveraging on the fact that there were featured in Hangover... an old movie. Felt the place got worse, especially in terms of hospitality, since I last stayed in Lebua 2 years ago.
I have been to the Sky Bar numerous times and brought my friends just recently. Instead of letting us go to the sky bar, the staff led us to a new “Pink Bar” on 61st floor, urging us to buy a glass of champagne. After we refused, they led us to another area of the rooftop, where we were asked to buy drinks. The cheapest drink was 950 baht, outrageous. We asked for the Sky bar and first were told “only restaurant “ - which was not true until some time ago. At a second attempt, we were told to pay our bill first before we could go to the Sky Bar. After asking a third time (and paid for overpriced drinks) we finally got to the Sky Bar. It was an embarrassing experience for me intending to bring my friends there. They clearly need to generate revenue in all the other newly opened bars there and push the visitors to buy expensive drinks at places they do not intend to visit. It has become a scam. There are lots of better rooftops in Bangkok with more reasonable prices.
We stayed 2 nights at the Lebua and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. We booked a suite with a river view and the views of the Han river and Bangkok were excellent. The breakfast and Tower Club lounge package was excellent value. The staff were friendly and attentive. The food was excellent. The prices at the sky bar were outrageous, as with all Bangkok sky bars. You have been warned!