Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Bangkok

The Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok has welcomed guests for more than 135 years and is the grand dame of the city. Overlooking Bangkok's lifeline - the Chao Phraya River, which runs through the heart of Bangkok yet adjacent to easy transport route into the centre of town, the Mandarin Oriental is perfectly positioned to explore Bangkok.

A paragon of contemporary luxury and rich in history, this hotel is filled with stories of the celebrated guests who have considered it home during their world travels. With 368 elegant suites and rooms, two pools and nine choices of restaurants and bars, the hotel is more akin to an urban retreat.

Why we like the Mandarin Oriental

For its history and location. Riverside properties in Bangkok offer a different view of the city and a feeling of space. The Mandarin Oriental is the original five star hotel and is considered by some to be ‘the place’ to stay in Bangkok.


Jump on a private long tailed boat and head to the old heart of Bangkok where you’ll find the Temple of Dawn, the Grand Palace and Royal Barge Museum. Wander amongst the flower markets, stop for lunch and buy some silk at the fabulous Jim Thompson emporium. Bangkok is an eclectic city of new and old, world famous brands rub shoulders with ancient shop houses. It’s a fantastic city and worth exploring for a few days.


  • Two good sized pools
  • Large destination spa with both traditional and pioneering therapies (note the spa is across the river from the hotel – accessed by private hotel boat).
  • Selection of wellness retreats
  • Nine restaurants and bars, from French fine dining to traditional Thai, afternoon tea, riverside cocktails and the famous Bamboo Bar
  • Complimentary classes such as yoga and Tai chi
  • Sanook Sanook Kids Club for 3-14yr olds
  • Babysitting service
  • A well-regarded cooking school


Centrally located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River only a short walk from the sky train station, the hotel is around an hour from Bangkok’s international airport depending on traffic, longer in rush-hour.

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