A haven of calm on the banks of the river, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok is a truly remarkable hotel. Excellently situated within easy reach of all Bangkok’s main attractions, the hotel enjoys a peaceful yet central location. A sophisticated retreat in one of the world’s most exciting cities, they enjoy a reputation for style, service, and excellence. Combining elegant Thai style with seductive modern touches, each of the rooms and suites has its own distinct character. Home to nine outstanding restaurants and bars, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok is the city’s premier gourmet destination. The exquisite spa boasts a serene design and over forty unique treatments blending contemporary and ancient techniques.
Located on the higher floors of the hotel, the elegant 40 square meter Deluxe 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.
Elements of the hotels long and illustrious history can still be seen in the beautiful 35 square meter colonial-style Premier Rooms. Featuring vintage chandeliers and parquet flooring complemented by ottomans and comfortable sofas, the decor 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.
With a rich decor influenced by the vibrant surroundings, the 40 square meter Superior 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.
One of the best-loved French restaurants in Asia, Le Normandie offers a delicious fine dining menu and an exceptional wine cellar. Situated in the Garden Wing of the hotel, the restaurant frequently entertains the highest echelons of Thai high society from celebrities and politicians to members of the Royal Family. Offering stunning views over the river through floor-to-ceiling windows, the restaurant enjoys an elegant feel with large chandeliers, round tables, and stunning flower arrangements. Diners are offered the choice of a set or à la carte menu specializing in exemplary seafood and exquisite meat dishes.
Lying across the river from the hotel, Sala Rim Naam offers a delicious choice of traditional Thai dishes including Lon Poo Talay (sea crab meat cooked in coconut milk), Yaam Talay (spiced seafood salad), and Mussamun Nuea (southern style beef curry with sweet potato and onion). Housed in a richly decorated pavilion built in the traditional Northern Thai style, Sala Rim Naam is the setting for a unique cultural experience — a classical Thai dance show performed every night.
Enjoying an idyllic setting on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, the Riverside Terrace offers guests al fresco dining with a beautiful view. A delicious international buffet is accompanied by a live band every night. Alongside Indian tandoori ovens, an open fire rotisserie, and a large sushi counter, they also serve a choice of Lebanese mezze, Japanese Teppanyaki, fresh bread, fresh seafood, and mouth-watering barbecued meats. Their famous dessert station boasts a variety of delicious puddings as well as decadent offerings from the flambé table.
One of Bangkok’s favorite nightspots, the Bamboo Bar enjoys the reputation of being the best live jazz spot in the city. With an interior evoking the atmosphere of an African safari lodge with animal-print seats and dark wood floors, the Bamboo Bar serves an extensive menu of cocktails and drinks accompanied by live music.
The quest for good health through meditation, massage, and use of natural herbal remedies is an ancient tradition in Thailand. Experience this tradition, handed down through countless generations, in the restored century-old teak house of the Oriental Spa. With a host of private treatment rooms and specialty suites, the Oriental Spa offers an exclusive and luxurious atmosphere. Decor has been influenced by classic Siamese aesthetics, while their state-of-the-art treatments and hydrotherapy facilities are world-class. Guests begin their experience with a short boat ride to the spa, which is situated across the river from the hotel. They are then welcomed with a soothing tea, followed by a foot cleansing ritual and private consultation that allows the therapist to tailor the treatment to individual needs.
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