Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok
What We Love
- Breakfast by the river: a first class menu, excellent service and a parade of riverboats
- Afternoons by the pool, relaxing in one of the canopied, cushioned cabanas
- Most rooms and suites have river views, a treat in this sprawling city
- High tea in the all-white Author’s Lounge, in the original Oriental Hotel
- The sense of class that pervades all things Mandarin Oriental
- Bedtime quotations on your pillow from famous authors, about the wonders of sleep
What To Know
- A 10 percent hotel service charge per night will be collected by Jetsetter at checkout
- The hotel is in central Bangkok and right on the Chao Phraya River – which means spacious views from most rooms, riverside dining and easy access (from the hotel jetty) to Bangkok attractions such as the Grand Palace
- Bangkok is tropically hot year-round; the hotel is fully air conditioned, but try to avoid visiting in May, the rainy season, when the heat and humidity can be extreme
- The spa and the hotel’s Thai restaurant, Sala Rim Naam, are across the river from the main hotel, accessible by the hotel’s teak shuttle boat
- The hotel was last renovated 2010
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
A stay at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok places you in the heart of Bangkok, walking distance from Bangkok Seashell Museum and Si Phraya Pier. This 5-star hotel is close to Wat Arun and Wat Pho.
Make yourself at home in one of the 368 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and iPod docking stations. LCD televisions with cable programming are provided for your entertainment, with wired and wireless Internet access available for a surcharge. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature deep soaking bathtubs and complimentary toiletries. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers body treatments and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 2 outdoor swimming pools, outdoor tennis courts, and a health club. Additional amenities include wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Guests can catch a ride to nearby destinations on the complimentary area shuttle.
Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel’s dining establishments, which include 10 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Planning an event in Bangkok? This hotel has 21229 square feet (1972 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center and meeting rooms. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free valet parking is available onsite.
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This is probably the best hotel I have ever stayed in my life (this was the second time for me) And I have been in some of the most luxurious hotels in the world.
Luxury here is not only about the impressive building, hall, rooms and facilities, the amazing food (Thai, Chinese, Italian, you name it you get it) they offer you, or the impressive service you get from everyone of the staff members. It is also about a very special athmosphere you get here and you don´t get anywhere else in Thailand and probably in the whole world.
I totally recommend this hotel to anyone who can afford it, and want to make a memorable stay in Bangkok. You will not be disappointed.
Having stayed in a number of the Mandarin Orientals this is by far the best, in fact out of all the hotels in the world I’ve stayed in this is the best!
The hotel rooms, facilities and grounds are fantastic but what makes it the best is the hard working, friendly professional staff who are a true credit to the hotel.
Every single member of the team made me feel like a VIP and went to a new level of service.
Originally before coming I had looked at other hotels, but changing last minuet I’m so glad I did.
There are two pools, one big one and one small one both are like a little tropical haven in the city, I didn’t know much about the small one from previous reviews but it’s incredible and so relaxing.
The rooms were fantastic, in the first stay we had a refurbished room in the authors wing, and wow! The rooms elegant and stylish with amazing views of the river and sun setting.
The second was a state room with a balcony, these haven’t been refurbished but they are still true Mandarin style with everything you need, don’t let other reviews of the rooms put you off, they are great rooms and the views are fantastic.
Each room had espresso and tea making facilities.
The hotels facilities are great, the breakfast terrace is a lovely way to set the morning off and with very good you can imagine you can relax and watch the busy river at work.
The Bamboo club is a must at night, after 9pm there is a live jazz singer every night who was an amazing singer and very funny, was like a mini private gig! But get there around 9 to get a good seat as it gets busy.
Both the Thai restaurant on the other side of the river and the Italian restaurant have outdoor seatings and both were a taste sensation, but once again it’s the service which is first class.
To get around we used the complimentary boat to get to the sky train which is the best way to get around the city, especially the weekend market but walking the street was an amazing experience to. To get to the palace we got a water taxi/tour long boat, it was around £20 but totally worth it and a great experience to see the river. There is a water bus but the speed boat was much fun.
I took the morning cooking course, this was an excellent way to learn a few dishes but also a bit about the food culture. The head chef was very enthusiastic about his cooking and I learned a lot, when you leave you get a nice certificate, a number of spices and a cooking apron. If your infested in cooking then this is a must.
I used the spa for a few treatments, these have again turned out to be one of the best massages I’ve had and in such a relaxed atmosphere.
This truly is the best hotel I’ve stayed in, everything about it is amazing, but what makes it so special is the team who work there. a special thank you to the rooms manager, restaurant manager and the manager from the Thai restaurant.
We stayed here as part of a corporate group trip. It certainly lived up to expectations, what a beautiful hotel.
The staff were superb, particularly those working the pool, very attentive. Also the food at the pool was amazing and still served in 5* manner.
Our room was large, spacious, light and spotlessly clean. We had breakfast in the room a couple of times which was great.
We ate breakfast at the terrace and lord Jim, both were great but being outside in the sun was lovely.
I think we took over the Bamboo bar most nights and I did feel for the other guests, drinks in there were mega expensive!
We had receptions in both the authors lounge and restaurant across the water, again no complaints.
I only wish I could afford luxury like this all the time
We had lunch at rhe verandah outside restaurant an it was really great. Meals were delicious and all the staff friendly and helpful. We even received a vegetarien course that wasn’t on the menu anymore. Fantastic!
We stayed in room 1528. Fantastic! Big open space with incredible river views. Small touches in the room made for a perfect stay, great towels, shower, amenities and bed. All 5 star plus.
Every bar and restaurant was beyond what we dreamed. Great curries and Veranda, fun cocktails at Bamboo (good happy hour as well) and a lovely cigar room for this of us who love that.
But, the key here is the MO service. From our dear Peter on 15, to the best concierge staff ever and every person at the door and our fantastic breakfast buffet. All smiles and Thai passion.
We highly recommend this amazing hotel!