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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We spent 3 nights at The Mandarin Oriental in July and it was truly outstanding. One of the best and most luxurious hotels I’ve ever experienced.
We had a deluxe room with a river view - it was amazing. Guest relations made us feel like VIPs even asking us for a complementary high tea.
Nothing in this hotel is too much trouble and I honestly felt that.
We ate breakfast and one meal in their Thai restaurant - both were good quality.
But visit this hotel for its feeling of history and pure indulgence.
Outstanding. We did not want to leave!
A warm welcome greeting the minute I step off the hotel limousine from the BKK airport. A special thank you to Mrs. Karen Chan of Guest Relations who checked me in to my wonderfully appointed room. She also took the extra effort to share local attractions and fine dining restaurants with me and ensured my week long stay was well taken care of. A warm departure note from her is so sweet. The signature curry dish, Khao Soy Gai Rue Nuea, was simply AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS. My friends and I loved this dish and we came back for more on different evenings. The entire staff and my butler are truly professional and catered to all our needs and requests with attentive service with a smile. The Mandarin Oriental boat is so convenient and I get go to the Sathorn subway station in a breeze. I will definitely stay at Mandarin Oriental Bangkok again next time I visit!
A must recommend for travellers visiting Bangkok, one of the oldest hotels in Bangkok and has the best views and is in a great location. The staff were very friendly and always wanted to help a guest, the buffet breakfast was great and had a perfect position on the water.
My husband and I stayed at the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok for three nights while in Bangkok and had an excellent experience. We looked at other hotels including the Peninsula, Shangri-La and others but ultimately decided on the Mandarin Oriental, and I am glad we did! The hotel, while a “big chain”, really had the intimate charm and character of a boutique hotel, but with world class service. The grounds were beautiful and fresh flowers are throughout. We utilized the concierge services a lot and along with all of their staff, they were extremely friendly and helpful. We had a great service at their spa, and while the prices are high compared to other spas in Bangkok, they were reasonable for our USD conversion (my husband and I had a deep tissue massage and scrub for 2 hours for $180 each including tip). The spa and fitness center are across the river from the main hotel (along with their Thai restaurant) and they have three boats running constantly so we never had to wait. It amazed us how frequently the boats went back and forth, even when guests weren’t on them! The fitness center was nice and we enjoyed a good yoga class (complimentary) one morning.
We went off site for dinners but enjoyed the breakfast there each morning, sitting on the river. One thing to note is that most of their restaurants do not allow shorts. My husband and I wanted to grab a drink at one of the hotel bars/restaurants before heading to dinner, but could not because the restaurants do not all shorts or sleeveless tops. My husband was wearing a collared shirt and we were dressed appropriately but they have a firm rule on the shorts. Just something that you should note for your stay there. We had not brought a lot of pants given the season and hot weather. They were of course, very friendly about it, but I think they should have at least one casual bar where you can grab a beer in shorts. (Also note: no shorts or sleeveless tops when going to the temples).
Overall, we loved our experience at the Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok. I do recommend getting out from the hotel and exploring the rest of Bangkok, as it is much different than the micropocket around the hotel. The MO is peacefully tucked on the river, but when you go into the city (east of the hotel), you really see what a vibrant metropolis this city is. We liked coming back to the serene environment of the MO and being treated so fantastically by the staff. We would absolutely stay here again and recommend it to anyone coming to Bangkok! We even walked over to the Peninsula to check it out (which is across the river) and it was gorgeous, but to us, felt larger and more sterile than the MO. I am sure we would have enjoyed our stay there as well, but think we made the right choice with Mandarin Oriental! It was a perfect experience!
An excellent experience from the check-in to the check-out.
The food was really tasty and colorful, meanwhile the service was very friendly, warm and helpful. And they made my family and I feel like at home.
Great location to discover the wonders of Bangkok and some amazing facilities around the hotel for all members of the family.
Really recommend this to spent some joyful time with the family and disconnect.