Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand

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    Enviable location, impeccable service

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    Enviable location, impeccable service

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    Enviable location, impeccable service

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    Enviable location, impeccable service

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    Enviable location, impeccable service

Why we choose Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

A model of contemporary luxury with a rich history

  • The ratio is more than three staffers for every guestroom
  • Private butler service on all floors
  • Learn local cuisine at the onsite Oriental Thai Cooking School

Mandarin Oriental Bangkok regularly wins awards for its service, and it’s no wonder. There are about 1,350 staff members, and with an average tenure of 16 years, it’s easy to figure out how they seem to anticipate your needs. This hotel has something for everyone: history, incredible food, a phenomenal spa and two outdoor pools to help you stay cool.

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We suggest

Rooms with views overlooking the river are a must.

What you need to know about the hotel

This 136-year-old hotel is a resort-like getaway in the heart of the city

  • The Authors’ Suites are individually designed to celebrate literary greats and past guests like Somerset Maugham and James Michener
  • The hotel offers cultural programs such as Thai beliefs, Thai art and architecture and Thai dance and music
  • Where better to do tai chi than Thailand? The fitness center also offers revolving classes in yoga, Pilates and more

The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, much like the city itself, is a blend of old and new. Its Colonial-inspired details are a reminder of centuries-old graciousness, while the Thai elements keep you firmly in the present. The décor is also a shout-out to the cultural legends who’ve been temporary residents over the past 136 years ago, namely writers ranging from Joseph Conrad to Barbara Cartland.

We particularly recommend this hotel if you travel with your stomach in mind. There are 10 incredible restaurants and lounges—including a French restaurant that’s arguably the best of its kind in Asia. For a more casual environment—but not by much—visit the Authors’ Lounge for traditional afternoon tea.

Where is it and what's nearby

An unbeatable location, with gardens and terraces along the banks of the Chao Phraya River

  • Take a canal trip by long-tail boat to visit the Temple of Dawn, Emerald Buddha Temple and Royal Grand Palace
  • The Graysorn Shopping Complex is a haven for luxury lovers, chock full of the world’s most sought-after luxury brands
  • Wat Pho, the oldest temple in Bangkok, is home to the 145-foot-long Reclining Buddha, the largest in Thailand

Bangkok is both the financial hub and artistic heartbeat of Thailand, offering visitors the opportunity to take in ancient temples and towering skyscrapers in the same afternoon. While you can still buy flowers from wooden long-tail boats floating on the river, you can also buy everything from handmade silk products to high-end couture (shopping is practically a national pastime here).

If you want to see and do as much as possible in this go-go-go city, it’s crucial to stay in a central location. And that is something the Mandarin Oriental definitely has.

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We suggest

Dine along the Chao Phraya River to see and feel the pulse of this vibrant city.

How to enjoy Bangkok

Perhaps the quintessential Asian Fusion, Bangkok offers glass and steel air-conditioned malls alongside golden-roofed temples and colorful shop-houses selling everything from cleaning products to intricate wood carvings

  • Try to visit Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) at dawn or dusk, when the sun reflects off the porcelain mosaics; night views from across the river are also stunning
  • Book a table at Nahm for authentic Thai cuisine—the restaurant regularly features in world’s-best lists
  • For serious haggling over everything from handicrafts and musical instruments to fashion and ceramics, head to the Chatucak Weekend Market

For a city of 11 million, Bangkok is surprisingly easy to get around. The SkyTrain and commuter-friendly Metro are both excellent. For shorter journeys, you can haggle the fare for a tuk-tuk (motorised rickshaw) or take a metered taxi. For panoramic views of the city, climb to the top of the Wat Saket (Temple of the Golden Mount). There are more than 300 steps, which can be hard going in the heat, but the view makes it well worth the effort.

Escape the noise and crowds at the lovely Lumphini Park. An oasis of peace with lawns, pagodas and water features. It’s well-loved by locals who use it for a range of activities from aerobics to tai chi, paddle-boating and Pad Thai picnics sourced from street vendors. For insight into Thai life of a different kind, visit Jim Thompson’s house. The American former spy, architect and silk merchant founded Jim Thompson Fabrics—one of Thailand’s leading silk manufacturers. He mysteriously disappeared in 1967, but his business continued (main store on Surawong Road) and his house and charming collection have been preserved as a museum.

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    When to visit Bangkok

    The Loi Krathong festival takes place in November, where thousands of candles and decorative baskets are floated down the Chao Phraya (River of Kings) in homage to the water spirits.

  • A word from the hotel

    We cook what people like to eat and not necessarily what we like to cook.
    Norbert Kostner, Executive Chef

  • Awards and accolades

    The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok features in Condé Nast Traveler’s Platinum Circle. This honor is awarded to hotels which have been on the Gold List for five years running.

  • We say

    Tried, true and trustworthy.


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When you book with us

Because of our special relationship with Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, we include these exclusive benefits when you book through Protravel:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Buffet breakfast for up to 2 in-room guests in Riverside Terrace
  • One complimentary Thai Buffet Lunch for up to two persons at Sala Rim Naam, once during stay (excluding beverages )
  • Complimentary high speed internet access

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A peek at some of our favorite rooms and suites

Jim Thompson Authors Suite


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