The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Bangkok
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Historical Traveller Reviews of The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Bangkok
The most impressive part of the service is how understated and discreet it is. People just seem to materialise out the walls just when you need them. One of my abiding memories is the way that a spilt cup of coffee was immediately whisked away, table cleaned, and replaced with a fresh pot of coffee and clean cup all within about 30 seconds, and without any fuss whatsoever.
I stayed in a "Superior River Wing" room - in my opinion worth the extra for the little balcony with table and chairs that you get. The comfort of the room is absolutely splendid, but it was also great to sit outside and watch life across the river and the rest of Bangkok.
The Oriental was my first accommodation after arriving in Bangkok on a flight from London. I went for the "full experience" and booked one of the Oriental's cars to bring me in from the airport. Far more expensive than an airport taxi, I know, but in itself a lovely experience (cold water and towels and plenty to read about the hotel). It also provided the perfect seamless experience as my cases were whisked away on arrival and I was shown straight to my room for checkin formalities.
In retrospect, my only regret is that I booked the Oriental at the start of my trip. After this, all other accommodation was disappointing in comparison. Next time, I will stay there at the end of my trip, and that will give me something to look forward to!
Oriental home from homefrom margotparker
The only negative point is that space around the swimming pool can be limited since this is very much a city break hotel.
Perfectionfrom A TripAdvisor Member
s all about the great service!from garbo
High tea by the river is a wonderful experience. I highly recommend this hotel.
A true fairytalefrom janleo
The way it should befrom CompressedChi
Truly Outstandingfrom A TripAdvisor Member
As we stayed there for 4 nights we sampled a number of their restaurants, all of which were simply fantastic. The quality of the food and service was extraordinary.
I realised this when we ate by the river on the first night and got myself a bowl of soup from the buffet. Once seated I realised I'd forgotten a spoon only to have a waiter hand me one as he'd seen my error - honestly these guys are amazing ! This and the ice cold towels handed to you by the pool whilst sunbathing - what bliss !!
The in fact the hotel was such a wonderful sanctuary in a crazy bustling city left us loathed to leave and explore, although we did eventually !
The spa across water was wonderful. I highly recommend a joint massage treatment. It was so relaxing that my partner fell asleep and started snoring !!!
My only warning is that you should be careful not to disclose you hotel name when in taxi's as they double the charge !!
If you stay here you will have a truly memorable experience.
Definitely the best hotel in the worldfrom thailover
The restaurants are superb. The ambience is very, very special. It's a hotel that truly becomes your "home". I miss it within seconds of leaving.
The most welcoming and wonderful hotel in the worldfrom A TripAdvisor Member
But it was the service that really made the Oriental so special, and whoever you are, whether millionaire (we spotted Roger Federer who was staying in one of the Authors' Suites) or Joe ordinary (like us), the staff make you feel so special but are very discreet so you dont feel fussed over, everything just happens without you noticing. And there is none of the snobbery associated with 5 star establishments in Europe, we felt totally at ease.
The food is fantastic in all the restaurants and again there are lovely touches, I was given a little wreath of orchids to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary (not mentioned when booking the restaurant) when we went for the Thai buffet and dance-highly recommended. We enjoyed the Terrace the most where we could watch the boats chugging up and down the river and enjoy very reasonably priced drinks and snacks after a dip in the lovely pool. And you could take a trip on a longtail boat or river taxi from the hotel pier.
We missed out on the spa as it was fully booked- I would recommend booking in advance if you can.
I have to say the Oriental Bangkok is the most fantastic hotel we have ever been to -it really is hard to describe in words how special it is, you need to experience it to believe it.
Top Local Tips for Bangkok
Oriental Once you discover your special suite (room) at the Oriental, keep it a deep, dark secret. (And should you celebrate with wedding/reception at the hotel, go ahead and float the boat --- with riverside fireworks.)
Beware the heat We were there in February, and by 11.30 am at the Royal Palace, the heat was unbearable, and I understand it will get steadily hotter until the rains come in May. The Palace is unlike most other things you will ever see, so worth it. Also the River Kwai trip - do visit the new Australian Museum there first to get an idea of what went on, and remember that the film showed a completely different idea of the bridge for dramatic effect, and then travel on the train nearly to the Burma border, it only takes an hour, and you see so much more of the countryside, than driving from Bangkok, BUT it is a long journey back, and the Bangkok traffic is still awful. Finally, if you are easily offended, don't go to Pat Pong, the menus they shove under your noses aren't for food !
night bazaar near the lumpini park at night time you have this huge night bazaar where you can find all kinds of things worth the visit.
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- Address: 48 Oriental Avenue - Bangkok - 10500 - Thailand
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