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Inside a Metropolitan Room at The Metropolitan Bangkok

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  Site Where: South Sathorn Road, Bangkok, Thailand, 10120
October 4, 2011 at 7:04 PM | by | ()

So everyone who's everyone knows The Metropolitan London and its modern interiors, members-only Met Bar and prime location, but do you know it's got a sister site in The Metropolitan Bangkok? It's true; there's a sleek white hotel sitting a little off bustling Sathorn Road that also lights the logo of The Metropolitan, and it's just as cool, just as comfortable with two huge differences.

Big difference number one: this Metropolitan is a world away from London in Bangkok, and you'll know it through Thai elements in the rooms and an award-winning Thai restaurant, called nahm, which serves things like durian ice cream.

Big difference number two: the room rates are very affordable, but of course this is because we're talking Bangkok versus London here. We stayed for two nights via the Tablet Hotels private sale for $91 per night.

This room, 919, is the most popular category and it's what we were upgraded to. It's the Metropolitan Room, and it boasts the extras little sitting area and a separate bath and shower. Although we spent most of our time doing typically tourist things out and about in the city, we enjoyed coming back to the Ming-style teak chair (where we'd sit cross-legged, watching the BBC News), and the expert lighting which made the room feel warm and inviting even after during this, the greyest, rainiest season in Bangkok.

Both breakfast and WiFi internet are not included, which totally sucks, and 24 hours of WiFi equals nearly $20. Luckily you won't encounter this (paid WiFi) much if you're staying at other hotels around Thailand. Use of a yoga mat for free and the awesome fitness center and locker rooms almost make up for it, however.

We'll show you around the rest of the hotel tomorrow, including some peeks into the suites (!!).

[Photos and video: Cynthia Drescher for HotelChatter]

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