For over 140 years, royalty, celebrities, dignitaries, and distinguished travelers from Graham Greene to Rudyard Kipling have stayed in the legendary Oriental on the Chao Phraya. The 331 guest rooms and suites, with views over the river and the city, are sumptuous. The many restaurants and bars, serving all types of Asian and Western cuisine, are in a class of their own: Le Normandie is one of the best French restaurants in all of Asia - with an opulent setting and a superb menu - and is frequented by members of the Thai Royal Family. The Oriental Spa and fitness center are fabulous, with world-class treatments, equipment and facilities. This richly historical hotel has been consistently ranked by top publications as one of the world's finest hotels. The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok is a one-hour drive from Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK).
Heritage: One of the most esteemed in Bangkok, this legendary hotel has a history going back over 140 years. It was here that Anna Leonowens stayed when she first arrived in Bangkok and later, the property was owned by her son, Louis.
Literary Tradition: Enjoy a traditional English or Thai afternoon tea set in the light and airy Authors' Lounge, decked with white rattan furniture and dedications to iconic literary figures (Joseph Conrad, John le Carre, Graham Greene, and Somerset Maugham, to name but a few), many of whom stayed and wrote at the heritage hotel.
Design: In 2019, the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok undertook a huge USD90 million restoration project, to revive the Grand Dame and move with the times, while keeping the hotel's iconic history in mind. Transformed by designer Jeffrey Wilkes, guest rooms and suites were enlarged, elegantly dressed in Thai silks, and brought up-to-date with the latest in technological conveniences for the modern traveler.
Forget cookie-cutter rooms: each of the Mandarin Oriental’s 311 rooms is uniquely designed with its own distinct character. Still, they all have in common stately views of the Chao Phraya river, elegant Thai-style decor, and modern touches.
This spacious, relaxed room has elegant blue-toned décor and boasts city and river views. Beds can be configured as king or twin beds, with a separate walk-in shower and bath, as well as a lounge area with a sofa. There are also options for interconnecting rooms and suites.
Named for the River of Kings just outside the window, the Chao Phraya Room features colonial-inspired décor with floor-to-ceiling windows and full river and garden views. There is a bathroom with a shower only, plus a pantry with a large refrigerator.
Similar in décor to the Deluxe Premier Room, these stylish accommodations feature river views, a separate walk-in shower and bath, a balcony with a seating area, and floor-to-ceiling windows.
Looking out over the Bangkok cityscape from the balcony, the Mandarin Room is comprised of a large sitting area with a sofa, a dining space fit for two, a refreshment area and a walk-in shower with a separate bath.
Inspired by traditional Thai design and architecture, the State Room features a private balcony with river views, a large sitting area with a sofa, a dining area for two, a separate shower and bath, as well as a walk-in closet.
These large open-plan suites include a private furnished terrace, a large lounge area, a dining area fit for five and a walk-in closet.
This large and opulent suite features hardwood floors, river views, a balcony with seating, a separate living room with a sofa, a dining area fit for four, a double-vanity marble bathroom and a walk-in closet.
Similar in style and design to the deluxe one-bedroom suite, the two-bedroom suite features the same spaces with an additional bedroom.
With colonial-inspired design, the Chao Phraya Suite has either a single or a split-level layout, with a living and dining room, a master bedroom, river and garden views, plus private butler service.
Individually designed as tribute to great literary figures who have stayed with the Mandarin Oriental over the years, the Authors' Suite features floor-to-ceiling windows, a balcony, a lounge area and a bathroom and powder room.
The Deluxe One-Bedroom Theme Suite is located on the top floor, featuring a nautical-themed design inspired by the riverside setting. The sweeping river views from the large balcony are complemented by spacious living and dining areas.
Similar to the Deluxe One-Bedroom Theme Suite, the two-bedroom version includes the same amenities and views from the top floor, but with an additional bedroom.
This one-bedroom suite offers excellent river views, a spacious sitting room and separate dining area fit for five, a private balcony with a seating area and a walk-in closet.
Similar to the Premier One-Bedroom Suite, the two-bedroom suite provides the same amenities with an additional bedroom.
This lavishly decorated Thai-style suite includes spacious bedroom, living and dining areas, plus a balcony with outdoor seating. The décor is classic and opulent, providing a true immersion in local design with touches of Thai art and culture.
The Ambassador Two-Bedroom Suite is located in the Authors' Wing and offers a two-bedroom sanctuary within the original 143-year-old Oriental Hotel. The key feature here is the glass conservatory, which provides stunning river views. Décor is bright, making use of vibrant greens to accent the lush lawns outside, and white - combined with the conservatory, this makes the space light and airy. There are also two living rooms and a separate dressing room.
Perched on the top floor, this two-bedroom suite showcases city and river views from two balconies. Décor has a nautical feel and the space also includes living and dining areas, two ensuite bedrooms and a study area.
The custom-designed Royal Suite is a gorgeous accommodation, perfect for entertaining or working. The suite is comprised of a superlative master bedroom, a private dining room for 12, a large living room, a double dressing area, a long balcony and a private spa and fitness room.
The two-bedroom Oriental-style penthouse is the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok's premiere accommodation option, featuring a wraparound terrace, a private dining room for 12, an entertainment room, multiple seating areas, a unique canopy master bed and a full open kitchen.
The Mandarin Oriental features one of the best spas in the city, with a special focus on Ayurvedic healing from Indian traditions. There is also a modern fitness center, steam room, sauna, and private tennis courts. Complimentary shuttles escort guests to and from various parts of the city.
Enjoy learning the ins and outs of Thai cuisine at the world-renowned modern Thai cooking school taught by an experienced Thai chef.
Kids' club, babysitting services and in-room child amenities on request.
The state-of-the-art fitness center is comprised of cardio equipment, weights, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi facilities. There is also the option for personal training sessions. Complimentary fitness classes include Muay Thai, meditative yoga, HIIT Training, Fit Ball Workout among others, plus kids exercise, kids yoga and kids Muay Thai.
Shuttle boats and buses to the BTS (Skytrain) station.
Frequently recognized as one of the best spas in the world, this pioneering holistic spa combines ancient Ayurvedic techniques with contemporary knowledge. Each guest is given a 30-minute consultation so that the treatments can be as individualized and specific as possible.
There are two swimming pools exclusively available for guests; a wading pool surrounded by cabanas and a 25-meter lap pool ideal for those who would rather swim lengths.
The Mandarin Oriental Shop offers homemade pastries, cakes, macarons and other sweet treats, which make for luxury gifts and delicious souvenirs. There are two locations within the property - in the lobby and at The Oriental Boutique in the Authors' Wing - as well as several outlets in luxury malls around the capital.
Eating at the Mandarin Oriental, at restaurants spread across its extensive property along the Chao Phraya river, is a journey through Thai and global cuisine. With nine fine dining restaurants and bars, this hotel is frequented by guests with the most refined tastes.
Ciao Terrazza is an al fresco Italian restaurant serving a range of Italian specialties and a large selection of fine wines.
Chef Takagi Kazuo is known for his two Michelin stars and elevated Kaiseki-style dining experiences. At Kinu by Takagi, he brings composed and delicate Kyo-ori (Kyoto cuisine) from Japan to Bangkok, incorporating local Thai ingredients in the process. The 10-seat restaurant space is intimate with a splash of dinner theater, as diners not only enjoy the dishes, but also witness the master chef at work. Lunches are six courses and dinners are 10 courses (omakase), concluding with a tea ceremony.
Le Normandie is a French fine dining restaurant with a front wall of windows looking out on to the river, a view particularly beautiful at night as lit up boats cruise the Chao Phraya waters. Expect to find egg caviar with vodka, Chateaubriand of beef Charolais with truffle jus, French farmhouse cheeses and other such delicacies.
Lord Jim's serves one of Bangkok’s most popular lunch buffets, as well as offering an a la carte and set menu. The restaurant, which overlooks views of the river, specializes in fresh seafood dishes such as oyster, lobster, tiger prawns, sushi, sashimi, fish tartar, fresh oysters, selected mollusks, crab, scallops and smoked salmon. Other delights include foie gras, fresh salads and Thai and western hors d’oeuvres as well as a barrage of desserts, ice cream and chocolates.
The Riverside Terrace sits right on the banks of Thailand’s most prominent river, the Chao Phraya. Every evening a buffet is served including a sushi counter, fresh bread, sea food, barbequed meats, cheese and puddings.
Sala Rim Nam serves delicious Thai cuisine. The restaurant is decorated in a Northern Thai style and has a classic Thai dance show performed every evening. Highlights from the menu range from coconut beef curry, fried prawns with garlic and chili sauce to steamed Thai dumplings and spicy seafood salad.
Terrace Rim Naam is a riverside al fresco dining venue located opposite the hotel. The à la carte seasonal menu of authentic and rarely-seen Thai dishes includes highlights such as grilled river prawns, grandmother's coconut soup with gourami river fish and blue swimmer crab curry.
Enjoy afternoon tea in the sophisticated light and airy lounge room. The lofty room has an air of a bygone age with colonial influences, white-washed rattan furniture and Siamese umbrellas. The menu offers either a Thai or traditional English tea set with sweets and savories.
The Bamboo Bar stands out with its African safari theme and use of animal-print. Visit the bar for a quiet drink whilst reading the daily newspapers or for a glass of wine or two and some live music in the evening. The signature cocktail ‘Oriental's Mai Tai’ mixes up gold rum, grand marnier, orange, pineapple and lemon juice and grenadine syrup.
The China house is located just outside the hotel’s main building, the art-deco style restaurant is eye-catching with its Shanghai mansion inspired architecture. The menu features Cantonese dishes with a modern twist. Expect to find Peking duck, homemade tofu and a dim sum buffet at the weekends.
The Verandah offers Asian and Western dishes, located on an elevated level over looking the river. Expect to find gourmet burgers, salads and Thai classics. The Verandah is a good place to sit either in the sun or shade and watch the world go by with a drink in hand.
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