Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok

A traditional Thai charmer along the river
VERIFIED LUXURY
Perched on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok is a long-standing landmark of traditional Thai-style luxury and a favorite among discerning travelers, celebrities, foreign dignitaries and even members of the Thai royal family. Here, immaculately manicured grounds flush with tropical plants and flowers foster a lasting sense of place, one further nurtured by elegant public spaces adorned with teak furnishings, chic marble surfaces and 393 guest rooms and suites dressed in splendid Thai-style furnishings and décor.

Personal butlers are available to assist throughout your stay. The hotel’s award-winning Oriental Spa features 14 private treatment rooms and a long list of pampering body treatments, while other facilities include two landscaped swimming pools — one surrounded by private cabanas — two outdoor tennis courts and a fully equipped fitness center. Looking to experience Thai-style opulence at its most refined? You’ve come to the right place.
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Our Inspector's Highlights
  • Tucked away amidst well-manicured tropical greenery on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, landmark Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok enjoys a prime location in the heart of the city’s historic district.
  • From this luxury Bangkok hotel’s convenient riverside location you can walk to the Saphan Taksin BTS skytrain station, hop on the train, and glide along its elevated tracks to other parts of the city, or climb aboard a ferry at the pier for a short cruise up the river to Wat Pho, Wat Arun, the Grand Palace and other dazzling sights.
  • From ornate lanterns hung from the ceiling of its sunbathed atrium to carved wooden appointments and sumptuous silk fabrics, the lobby at this historic Bangkok hotel, located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, exudes refined elegance with the sound of running water in a fountain with floating lotus flowers.
  • The setting is equally enchanting throughout Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok’s serene outdoor spaces, where verdant tropical plants and blooming flowers complete the hotel’s distinct sense of place and impressive panorama of relaxed luxury.
Things to Know
  • Thai cooking classes are offered at the Oriental Thai Cooking School and, speaking of food, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok is home to 10 restaurants and bars, including acclaimed fine-dining hotspots Le Normandie and The China House.
  • Signature Thai restaurant, Sala Rim Naam, which hosts nightly performances of traditional Thai dance and music.
  • The best time to visit Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok is during the city’s “cool” season, which tends to last from mid-November to mid-February. This makes long days of temple-hopping and sightseeing a much more manageable endeavor.
  • during the evening you can find a seat at one of this luxury Bangkok hotel’s riverside restaurants and nosh delectable cuisine in complete comfort while basking in the bewitching Chao Phraya scenery.
The Rooms
  • Dressed in soothing silk fabrics and outfitted with regal teak appointments, the rooms at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok have a refined, Thai-style modern design.
  • Most of the 358 guest rooms and 35 exquisite suites at this historic Bangkok luxury hotel offer scenic views over the Chao Phraya River through oversized French windows — those that don’t face a lush courtyard garden.
  • All accommodations include private butler service, nightly turndown, bathrooms with walk-in shower and separate deep-soaking bathtub, and plush goose bedding.
  • If you’re looking to live it up like a celebrity or foreign dignitary at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, the hotel’s sumptuously designed suites are fit for royalty — think separate living areas, twin vanities, balconies and opulent Thai furnishings.
The Restaurants
  • Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok doubles as both a historic luxury hotel and Bangkok culinary hub with 10 restaurants, bars and cafés — plus a cigar lounge with imported Cubans and rare single-malt scotches — sprinkled throughout its sprawling grounds on the banks of the Chao Phraya River.
  • This luxury Bangkok hotel’s restaurants offer everything from casual dining on international cuisine to enchanting fine-dining experiences at Le Normandie (haute French) and The China House (Cantonese).
  • Expect a magical setting while dining riverside at Ciao (Italian) and Riverside Terrace (barbecued meats and more), while Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok’s signature Thai restaurant, Sala Rim Naam — located across the river and accessed via the hotel’s private ferry — is set within a gorgeous Thai-style pavilion and features nightly performances of traditional Thai music and dance.
  • We also love the old-colonial ambience of afternoon tea at the throwback Authors’ Lounge, a whitewashed, bungalow-style space decorated with vintage prints and outfitted with white rattan furnishings.
  • Cocktails at The Bamboo Bar, with its African safari motif and live jazz music, provide a classy and intimate affair.
Getting There
48 Oriental Avenue, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
TEL66-2-659-9000
NEARBY AIRPORT(S)
BKK (24-35 min)   DMK