mandarin oriental bangkok - legendary
The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok is a legendary luxury hotel located on the banks of the famous Chao Pray river in the centre of Bangkok. For more than 140 years, discerning travellers have found their way to this stunning hotel. Style, service and excellence are the characteristics of the Mandarin Oriental and travellers visiting the hotel quickly understand why. Upon arrival, the spacious, beautiful lobby impresses and prepares the guests for a memorable stay in one of the world’s most iconic hotels.
The Mandarin Oriental is conveniently located within easy reach of all Bangkok’s main attractions. Settled on the banks of the Chao Pray river, most of the hotel rooms and other spaces enjoy stunning views on the river. The hotel provides a private, free shuttle boat to the BTS Skytrain station so guests can easily move around the city. The shuttle boat also brings guests to the spa area and one of the restaurants of the hotel, which are located at the other side of the river just in front.
The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok features a total of 324 rooms and 44 suites, including the legendary Authors’ Suites. The grandest royal suite in Bangkok, with no less than 600 square meters, can be booked in this hotel as well. It was recently opened together with the renovated Author’s and Garden Wing. All rooms boast marble bathrooms with separate bathtubs, walk-in showers and a private butler service. The interiors are timeless yet contemporary, combining a unique blend of luxury, style and comfort. No concessions were made when it comes to luxury, and subtle Asian touches and unique details are what make this hotel legendary. Of course, rooms at Mandarin Oriental Bangkok feature all modern amenities, like a flat-screen television.
To relax, guests can enjoy two outdoor swimming pools, the exquisite spa, yoga sessions, a state-of-the art fitness centre, two outdoor tennis courts, a squash court, an outdoor jogging track, a Thai Cooking school, Thai Cultural programs, an Oriental boutique, and much more. There are also several meeting and event spaces in the hotel.
When it comes to dining, the Mandarin Oriental delivers. The famous restaurant Le Normandie is known for its fine French dining, while The China House offers contemporary Chinese cuisine in an art deco setting. Lord Jim's is another option, known for seafood and the impressive buffet meals in a beautiful riverside setting. Lovers of Italian food can dine at Ciao Terrazza, and barbecue specialties are available at the Riverside Terrace. For exquisite afternoon tea, head for the Authors’ Lounge (the cakes and pastries can also be bought at the Mandarin Oriental Shop if you want to take them with you).
Make sure to sample some of the legendary cocktails at Bamboo Bar, one of Bangkok’s best bars. Bamboo Bar was one of the first jazz bars in Bangkok and is still famous for its live jazz performances each night. The Tajito or The Thai Spices are excellent choices and combine Asian flavours with professional cocktail techniques.
Service is yet another aspect that makes the Mandarin Oriental stand out. It is unique that a hotel of this size offers truly personalised service, combining professionalism with Thai charm. To offer this extravagant service, no less than 1,300 staff members (!) take care of the guests. You will also find a private butler on every floor who will provide personalised advise and stationary.
Mandarin Oriental is one of those hotels that can be seen as a destination in itself. A haven of calm, luxury and style on the banks of the Chao Pray river, this hotel is a truly remarkable place that one does not want to leave.
Mandarin Oriental Bangkok scored 92 points of 100 points in our rating system. View our Top 60 of the world. Back to the reviews.
Mandarin Oriental Bangkok
48 Oriental Avenue
Phone: +66 2 659 9000