“COMO Metropolitan may be surrounded by Bangkok’s biggest skyscrapers, but it’s successfully carved out a zen-like sanctuary for its guests. The luxury chain hotel’s emphasis on sleek, simple interiors, natural woods and a neutral colour palette will please the design-focused traveler; for the more holistically-minded, a yoga mat in each room, complementary yoga classes in the morning and an elegant spa and gym promises to relax and recharge.
On the ground floor, the unmissable Nahm restaurant - which clocked in at number seven in San Pellegrino’s list of the 50 best restaurants in Asia in 2016 - crafts beautiful dishes that pay tribute to the complexity of Thai cuisine. Chef David Thompson and his team don’t shy away from spice or sourness - the coconut and turmeric curry with blue swimmer crab is outstanding, as is the rather spicy scallop salad. Pair with a fresh cocktail - bliss.”
Written by Pip Usher
“Why do people love staying in your hotel?
For the Urban Escape experience – we offer a getaway amidst the bustling Bangkok featured COMO Shambhala Urban Escape that takes care of guests wellbeing using balanced approach between food, spa and yoga.
What is there to do in the area?
Shopping, visiting attractions (boxing stadium, parks, floating marketing, weekend market, galleries, museums)
What kind of breakfast do you offer?
Freshly cooked healthy a la carte from COMO Shambhala Cuisine (at glow restaurant) with a line of salad buffet. COMO Shambhala Cuisine focuses on increasing full nutrition yet giving both Thai and internationally combined taste from an organic yet locally sourced ingredients.
Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
In the hotel:
nahm restaurant (Thai) – Thai authentic food by Australian chef David Thompson. It was number one in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants List from San Pellegrino and Acqua Panna, nahm was placed 8th in Asia, and 37th in World’s 50 Best Restaurant list.
Recommend local restaurants:
Suhring (German fusion)
Eat Me (international)
Clandestino Cantina (Latin American)
Which are your most popular room types, and why?
Metropolitan Room – It is the largest standard room in Bangkok. With a size of 51 – 54 sqm and a 13 sqm bathroom with daylight.
What facilities do you have for children and can you fit extra beds in your rooms ?
One extra bed can be added in every room types (except City Room)
Baby cot, high chair and babysitting service (upon request).
What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers?
Centralised but tucked away from a busy Bangkok, COMO Metropolitan Bangkok is perfect for Urban escape and promises an elegant style with cutting edge technology. Home to award-winning nahm restaurant and COMO Shambhala Spa that will spoil your getaway in Bangkok.”
The Metropolitan by COMO is a luxurious yet affordable option in Bangkok, offering spacious rooms with big, airy windows and huge, comfortable beds. Two very different restaurants vie for guests’ attention: one traditional Thai and one modern organic. It’s family-friendly, too.
Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)