Review: Lebua Hotel Bangkok

  • 21 November 2016 |

Before we head home (our Thailand trip is almost over) we are able to stay at the world famous Lebua Hotel Bangkok. And we’ve been looking forward to this one for quite some time now. 

Everyone in Bangkok knows about the Lebua hotel. Citizens and tourists. How come? Well, it’s one of the most expensive hotels in the city. But that’s not all. Because it’s one of tallest in het city, the hotel can be seen from almost everywhere in Bangkok.

When we tell our cab driver that we need to go to the Lebua we can see some sort of amazingness in his eyes. We don’t look like superstars or some rich young adults. And he’s right. We’re just 2 lucky journalists who are about to enter the hotel with a world famous skybar.

When we enter we, if we compare it with our entrance at other hotels we’ve visited, we don’t feel special. Everyone is in the lobby is kinda special probably. The receptionist notices us in her computer and someone shows us our room. It’s gigantic. We can seriously loose each other in this room with has multiple rooms.

The woman that’s shows us the room needs over 30 minutes to explain how everything works. We have 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a living room, a workroom, a kitchen en a few other rooms that don’t even officialy have names we know of.

We can tell that we have one of the more expensive rooms because our neigbhors had some pretty famous guests a while back. There’s is a huge sign on the door that’s says ‘Official Hangover 2 suite’. Jep, we’re in that hotel. You remember the scene where the guys end up on the stairs because they don’t have a clue where they left soon-to-be brother-in-law Teddy. Well, we’ve taken a picture that will help you remind it a bit.

The scene is right next to restaurant the Dome. Another famous landmark in Bangkok. This skybar has been seen on many blogs all over the world. And we’re invited for dinner and drinks tonight.

As we’ve mention earlier, we’ve been looking forward to this moment a while. That automatically creates high expectations. When we arrive at the restaurant we may choose are own table. We are asked if there’s something we rather not eat. Our photographer indicates she doesn’t like Foie gras. The waiter aks her what she does like and she tells her she likes tuna. ‘Then we’ll make a special tona course for you madam’. We’re a bit flabbergasted. This is not something you come across very often.

3 hours later we have finished al courses and we loves every tiny bit of it. This is one of the best meals we’ve ever had. Before we arrived we were hoping for something like this but in most cases the results are very disappointing. For Lebua and the Dome Restaurant it was not. It was simply amazing.

Afterwards we of course go for some cocktails at the famous skybar. The view is stunning and we could stare at it the whole night but all the food and alcohol is making is weary. It’s time to call it a night and return to our mega hotel room. Here we sleep like babies. Our visit to the Lebua is one we will remember the rest of our lives. We will probably don’t return because we can’t afford it (or maybe we can, who knows) but if you can, don’t hesitate and visit this extremely good hotel.

Price: USD 200 a night 
More information: Website Lebua Hotel
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