Mandarin Oriental Bangkok
At a Glance
Fabulous location on the Chao Phraya River
One of the iconic city hotels in Southeast Asia
393 beautifully appointed rooms and suites
Two wonderful swimming pools
Outstanding Mandarin Oriental service
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November to April are the best months to visit Bangkok with the least rain. Temperatures are comfortable until March when the humidity increases. May, September and October are the wettest months and between June and August, you can still visit Bangkok although you will get some rain.
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Centrally located and set on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, the River of Kings, the renowned Mandarin Oriental Bangkok has for 135 years been a symbol of luxury and staying here gives you the feeling of stepping back in time.
Rich in history, the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok has been welcoming guests for well over a century in this well placed and picturesque riverside location. Contemporary luxury meets traditional Thai elegance in this stunning city property.
With opulent interiors, all room types have their own distinct personality and there is a large range to choose from. Whether you go for an historic Author's Suite or a split level Premier Room with balcony, all guests can enjoy the unobtrusive butler service and river views, so iconic of central Bangkok.
An excellent cooking school is on site to ensure guests can leave Bangkok with some of the tricks of the delectable Thai cooking found at the hotel, and there is also an award winning spa, guaranteed to rejuvenate even the most weary of travellers. World class restaurants abound with nine different venues ranging from serving elegant French cuisine to contemporary Cantonese and al fresco Thai favourites. All of these facilities plus the exquisite setting and service make the Mandarin Oriental a fantastic base in this vibrant, exciting city.
The Mandarin Oriental has 358 rooms and 35 suites. Superior rooms have partial river views, the Deluxe Rooms are located on higher floors and have full river views, the colonial style Premier Rooms have parquet flooring - some are split level and some have a conservatory. The Mandarin Rooms have floor to ceiling windows, balconies with partial river views and comfy seating areas. The spacious one and two-bedroom suites all vary but the unique Author's Suites in the River Wing are best known. All of the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok's rooms have the benefit of a private butler service.
With a rich décor influenced by the vibrant surroundings, these rooms enjoy views of the bustling Chao Phraya River. Traditional Thai silks and dark teak furnishings have been used throughout to provide a sense of place, while fresh exotic fruits and flowers are provided daily for a luxurious touch. Furnishings include the choice of king or twin beds, a working desk and armchairs, and a spacious en-suite bathroom with separate bath and walk-in shower. These rooms are 40m2 and are suitable for 2 people; butler service is provided.
Located on the higher floors of the hotel, these elegant rooms offer river and city views. Featuring traditional Thai touches such as teak furniture and beautiful silk accompaniments, the rich decor is supremely stylish yet wonderfully comfortable. Furnishings include the choice of king or twin beds swathed in luxurious linens, while spacious bathrooms have large soaking baths in which to relax and walk-in showers. These rooms are 40m2 and are suitable for 2 people; butler service is provided.
Elements of the hotel’s long and illustrious history can still be seen in these beautiful colonial-style rooms. Featuring vintage chandeliers and parquet flooring complemented by ottomans and comfortable sofas, the décor has a stylishly eclectic feel. Individually designed, some rooms are split-level, with a bedroom above and seating area below, while others occupy a single floor. While some feature a private conservatory, all enjoy sweeping river views and the choice of twin or king beds. These rooms are 35m2 and are suitable for 2 people; butler service is provided.
Flooded with light, these rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows that open to a balcony with views across the city and river. Décor enjoys an elegant, Thai feel with a king-size bed swathed in luxurious linens and a selection of furnishings upholstered in the finest silks. The bedroom incorporates a spacious seating area featuring a teak working desk, comfortable sofa and a coffee table. Guests can refresh in the elegant bathroom with walk-in shower, separate bath and spacious vanity area.
These rooms are 63m2 and are suitable for 2 people; butler service is provided.
|Family Two-Bedroom Suite||
Located in the River Wing, these elegantly spacious two-bedroom suites are decorated in a traditional Thai style with dark teak wood furnishings and silk accompaniments. A separate sitting area adjoins the bedrooms, which are furnished with a king bed in one room and twin beds in the other. The bathroom offers guests the choice of a large soaking bath or stand-alone shower. Flooding the rooms with light, the suite’s floor-to-ceiling windows offer sweeping views of the Chao Phraya River.
These suites are 95m2 and are suitable for 5 people; butler service is provided.
Located in the River Wing, these one-bedroom suites are perfect for guests looking for a little more space. An impeccably decorated sitting room lies adjacent to the suite’s stylish king bedroom. Decorated in a classic Thai style with rich silk drapes, teak wood furniture and beautiful artwork, suites exude elegance and comfort, while the floor-to- ceiling windows are ideal for admiring the beautiful river view. These suites are 55m2 and are suitable for 3 people; butler service is provided.
Located between the 3rd and 9th floors of the River Wing, these spacious rooms enjoy wonderful panoramic river views. Entered via a teak panelled hallway, rooms are decorated in a traditional Thai style with dark wood furnishings and brightly coloured silks. Large floor-to-ceiling windows open up to balconies overlooking the river. Within the bedroom there’s a seating area furnished with a comfortable sofa, coffee table and large working desk. The adjacent bathroom offers a serene space in which to refresh with a large soaking bath and stand-alone shower. These rooms are 63-67m2 in size, with a choice of king or twin beds and are suitable for 2 people; butler service is provided.
Located in the River Wing, these suites are tributes to some of the great literary figures that have stayed at the hotel over the years. Individually designed, each suite pays tribute to one of these celebrated authors in name, décor and ambience. All feature floor-to-ceiling windows, a balcony, spacious sitting room, a large bathroom with separate bathtub and walk-in shower as well as a powder room off the living room; some suites also have a walk-in closet.
These suites are 92m2 in size, with a choice of king or twin beds and are suitable for 3 people; butler service is provided.
|Deluxe Two-Bedroom Theme Suite||
Located on the 16th floor of the River Wing, these deluxe two-bedroom suites offer spectacular views of both the river and the city. Lavishly designed, the suites feature many beautiful decorative details including brass-inlaid teak furniture, hand-woven Persian carpets, immaculate parquet floors and soft furnishings upholstered in sumptuous Thai silks. Furnished with a king bed in one room and twin beds in the other, bedrooms are comfortably spacious, while the suite's bathroom is equipped with both a large soaking bath and stand-alone shower.
These suites are 125m2 in size and are suitable for 5 people; butler service is provided.
|Joseph Conrad Suite||
Named after legendary author Joseph Conrad, this elegant suite is the only one of the Authors' Suites to feature its own terrace, overlooking the lush gardens and the sweeping Chao Phraya River. Using a soft and calming palette of blues and creams, décor is soothingly stylish, reflecting the calm riverside setting. Featuring a dramatically draped four-poster bed, a selection of light blue armchairs and dark teak wood furnishings, the bedroom enjoys a romantic and elegant feel. Adjoining this the spacious bathroom is a haven of calm with a separate bathtub, walk-in shower and twin vanity area. The suite’s high ceilings and private balcony add to the luxurious feeling of style and space.
This suite is 100m2 in size, with a king bed and is suitable for 3 people; butler service is provided.
|Heritage Authors' Suite||
Located in the original Authors' Wing, these magnificent high-ceilinged suites celebrate three of the great writers who have stayed at the hotel. Reflecting the colonial character of the original hotel, the three suites - Somerset Maugham, Noel Coward and James Michener – have been individually designed to reflect the author’s personality, while all feature spacious bedrooms and lounge areas as well as Victorian-style marble bathrooms with walk-in showers and separate baths.
These suites are 100m2 in size, with a choice of king or twin beds and are suitable for 3 people; butler service is provided.
|Adisorn Lodge Heritage Suite||
Located in the original Authors' Wing, this charming high-ceilinged suite celebrates the life and times of the hotel's former Chairman. Rich colours and high ceilings make this a unique and historic place to stay. With wood-panelled walls, wooden floors laid with intricately patterned rugs and a fascinating art collection, the suite exudes an attractive blend of classic elegance and style. The spacious bedroom lies adjacent to a living room featuring a dark teak working desk and coffee table, and a selection of beautifully upholstered seating. The suite’s Victorian-style bathroom offers a walk-in shower and separate bath for long, leisurely soaks.
This suite is 100m2 in size, with a queen bed and is suitable for 3 people; butler service is provided.
Inspired by the beauty of Northern Thailand, this exquisite two-bedroom suite features elegant living and dining spaces, two large bedrooms and a teak panelled foyer. Furnished with antiques from Chiang Mai, magnificent Persian carpets and a varied art collection, the suite is both beautifully appointed and eminently comfortable. Large floor-to-ceiling windows open out over the river, flooding the rooms with light, while a carved lotus cornice provides a true sense of space. The spacious bathroom is a haven of calm with a stand-alone bath and large walk-in shower.
This suite is 130m2 in size, with twin beds and is suitable for 4 people; butler service is provided.
|Selandia Presidential Suite||
Named after the legendary ship The Selandia, the Presidential Suite is beautifully decorated in hues of pale ivory set against a background of hazy blues and rich scarlets. Furnished with silk draperies throughout, every detail from brass-cornered tables to the plush seating has been carefully thought out and the overall result is one of luxurious elegance. The suite’s master bedroom features a pair of crystal and silver bedside lamps, while the adjoining bedroom suite pays homage to the great ship with teak floors, panelled walls and ivory cotton draperies. Views stretch out over the river and the rooms are flooded with daylight.
This suite is 185m2 in size, with a king bed and is suitable for 4 people; butler service is provided.
|Royal Oriental Suite||
This stunning suite has played host to royalty and Heads of State, as well as internationally acclaimed celebrities from around the world. Beautifully designed with an emphasis on elegance and space, the timeless interior features exquisite timber panelling, an extensive art collection and soft furnishings carefully chosen to complement the suite’s soothing colour scheme. Decorated in shades of citron, cream and cobalt blue, the main living room enjoys a relaxing feel with an adjoining sitting area and dining room featuring magnificent Oriental carpets. Decorated in soft tones of russet and apricot, the master bedroom is spacious and stylish, furnished with a teak wardrobe and antique pineapple canopy bed. In addition, there is a second bedroom, featuring two beautifully carved, gold leaf timber fragments flanking a Northern Thai style armoire. To complete the picture, the suite also has a pantry, guest powder room and two balconies boasting panoramic river views.
This suite is 295m2 in size, with a choice of king or twin beds and is suitable for 5 people; butler service is provided.
The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok welcomes children of all ages and there is a great Kids Club, for ages 3-14 years, with arts, crafts, games etc. and the hotel can provide a whole host of equipment for babies, children's menus, books, board games, computer games and babysitting.
The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok's nine different venues for eating and drinking leave you spoilt for choice ranging from a jazz bar for cocktails to restaurants serving French, Chinese, Japanese, barbecues and more. The Author's :Lounge is a great spot for afternoon tea. The hotel also has a great gym, renowned spa with 14 treatment suites and Ayuvedic penthouse (known as one of Asia's best), two swimming pools, two tennis courts, squash court, Thai cooking school, cultural programmes and children's club.
Activities at the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok include cooking classes and complimentary fitness classes in the health centre including Tai Chi, yoga, pilates and step. Golf is available nearby.
Jules Maury (Staff)
One of the Grande Dames of the hotel world, the Mandarin Oriental has lost none of its quintessential charm and flavourful history over the years. A new Italian Restaurant and bar called Ciao, the new Dim Sum menu in the China House and renovated rooms and enlarged Veranda all make this iconic hotel a perfect base for exploring and relaxing in Bangkok.
Katie Kennard (Staff)
A hotel with such a strong character and intriguing history. It is certainly one of a kind, and the hotel has kept its old fashioned qualities and traditions, including its famous afternoon tea, held in the lobby and Authors Lounge. Notorious for its fabulous restaurants including the Normandie which is beautifully light, overlooking the city and river. The Gym and Spa are on the opposite side of the river, a 2 minute journey by boat which I initially thought would be a hassle but I found actually added to the adventure.
Clare Barratt (Staff)
As soon as you walk into the Mandarin Oriental you feel like you are transported back in time into an elegant era. The lobby feels very traditional with classic furniture, calming music, high ceilings and welcoming staff. The rooms are just as exquisite with a very heritage and glamorous feel to them, it really is an iconic hotel. Not all rooms have a full view of the river which could be a downside for some.
Sarah Baxter (Staff)
This hotel is situated on the opposite side of the water to the Peninsula Hotel and affords stunning views of Old Bangkok (home to the original capital city). It has quite a reputation in the city as it is one of the oldest luxury hotels, opening its doors to the public 137 years ago. High tea is quite the fashionable thing to be enjoyed here. The staff are very proud to be associated with the hotel and while some people claim it is too on the tradition side, the service is undoubtedly top-notch. Unlike its competitor across the water, the hotel is very oriental in style, with many of the rooms decorated using colourful Thai silks, giving it a characterful decor. There is so much to choose from in the way of food, as there are 10 restaurants and bars in total. From my stay here, I got the definite impression that this is quite a landmark hotel in the city with the original wing shrouded by two new wings.
Evi-Elli La Valle (Staff)
The famous Oriental Bangkok is the iconic hotel of the city and nearly all of Asia, along with Raffles in Singapore, and it lived up to everything I expected and more. The rooms are great and you definitely want to go for a river view but for me it was the public areas that really make the Oriental special. Bangkok has some of the best restaurants in the world but it is hard to leave the Oriental with such an amazing choice; Le Normandie with a Michelin-starred chef preparing French fine dining cuisine, Ciao for Italian in the tropical gardens, the China House serving dim sum in a colonial-style house and the iconic afternoon tea in the Authors Lounge to name just a few. Not many hotels can boast that they are spread over both banks of a river but the Oriental can. Take their converted rice barge across the Chao Phraya River and you find an oasis of calm in the spa and this is also where their world-famous cookery school is located as well as the fantastic Thai restaurant. With so much on offer, this is truly one of the great hotels in Asia.
Art & Culture of Bangkok's Klongs
Spend half a day exploring one of Bangkok's most vibrant artisan communities, travelling by private longtail boat accompanied by your own English-speaking guide. Learn about traditional and modern art, including the intricate designs of Thai puppetry.
Bites & Sites in the Village of Love
Discover the flavours and spices of Bangkok's 'Village of Love', the historic Bangrak area. Enjoy unique local food tastings whilst learning of how locals live, eat and shop. Ideal for foodies, it is an experience bursting with authentic encounters.
Cycle Bangkok's Jungle
Spend two hours exploring the 'Bangkok Jungle' by bicycle, passing by canals, mangrove forests, traditional Thai houses and hidden temples. This is a great way to experience the sleepier side of Bangkok and gain a different insight into local life.
Erawan Waterfall & Phra That Cave
Head to Erawan, one of Thailand's most famous National Parks. Here you can visit the Erawan Waterfall, a picturesque seven-tier cascade, and the Phra That Cave, hidden within the park's limestone hills.
Floating Market at Khlong Lat Mayom
Only open at weekends, Khlong Lat Mayom is one of Bangkok's best floating markets, and it is only a short journey from the city centre. This is one of the prettiest floating markets, and a great place to try some mouth-watering local Thai delicacies.
Floating Markets - Half Day
Leave Bangkok's skyscrapers behind and head out into the suburbs to experience some of Thailand's most vibrant and bustling markets, ranging from railways to rivers.
Grand Palace & Wat Pho in Style
Spend half a day exploring two of Bangkok's most iconic sites; the Grand Palace and Wat Pho. Accompanied by your own English-speaking guide, you will learn more about Buddhism in Thailand as well as the country's much loved Royal Family.
Grand Palace, Wat Pho and Art & Culture of Bangkok's Klongs
Spend a full day exploring some of the highlights and hidden gems of Bangkok, accompanied by your own English-speaking guide. The tour encompasses impressive temples and palaces, and offers the chance to learn more about the country's thriving art scene.
Visit the notorious Hellfire Pass, which is located outside the town of Kanchanaburi, along the cliffs above the River Kwai. Take a tour of the museum and venture down into the pass to walk along the old railway line.
Heritage of Ancient Ayutthaya in Style
Spend a day in the ancient city of Ayutthaya visiting magnificent temple complexes and majestic palaces, accompanied by your own English-speaking guide. Travel by car, boat, cable car and even golf buggy as you explore this charming city and its sites.
Pedalling, Pachyderms & Paddling
An exciting and eclectic action-packed adventure that includes cycling, elephants. kayaking and bamboo rafting. This is a wonderful experience for active couples and families, and makes the most of the scenic and diverse Kanchanaburi countryside.
Prasat Muang Singh
Visit Prasat Muang Singh, a Khmer temple complex in Kanchanaburi Province, which dates back to the Angkorian era. The style of these temples is fairly unusual for Thailand, and so this makes for an interesting historical tour.
Thailand-Burma Railway Museum, War Cemeteries & Pak Preak Community
A moving and fascinating tour, exploring the history of Kanchanaburi province. The Thailand-Burma Railway Museum and War Cemeteries are a poignant reminder of the thousands of POWs and forced labourers who lost their lives here in the Second World War.
Train Ride through the Kwai Noi Gorge
Take a short train ride along the infamous Thailand-Burma Railway, also known as the 'Death Railway' due to the thousands of POWs and labourers that died during its construction. The countryside's picturesque scenery contrasts with poignant history.
Location & directions
Mandarin Oriental Bangkok is situated on Oriental Avenue on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, in the heart of Bangkok.
How to get there
11-hour international flight to Bangkok International Suvarnabhumi Airport. The hotel is just 45 minutes away from the airport.
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