If you are looking for a luxurious and classy experience in Bangkok, the Mandarin Oriental is a great hotel situated on the banks of the river. This lovely retreat has become the favorite place of many who have set foot here over the years. The fact that it is located in such a dynamic and exciting city makes it even more than a good hotel, it transforms it in a unique establishment and its reputation for great service and excellent accommodation is known among the most important people who have visited Bangkok.
The first thing that strikes you when you visit this lovely establishment is the tasteful combination of contemporary design with a very classy touch meant to allow for a more timeless appearance. The location of the hotel is an excellent one to reach all the city’s main areas, however, guests will not be bothered by the city’s exciting and very dynamic personality; the hotel was built in a more quiet setting on the banks of the Chao Phraya River and it’s just a short walk from the famous Sky Train in Bangkok.
The Mandarin Oriental Hotel has 339 rooms with breathtaking views over the river; the rooms have been designed with a modern approach over the more traditional Thai style but each one of them is unique in its own manner. Mandarin oriental offers a private butler service for its guests.
The hotel has 35 suites among which you will also find the famous Authors’ Suite. Each of the rooms and suites has large bathrooms that contain separate bathtubs as well as spacious walk-in showers.
When it comes to dining the hotel’s restaurant is one of the main dining places in Bangkok, a lovely establishment that is known for its gourmet selection. The establishments that make up the Mandarin Oriental are as follows: the lovely Le Normandie for those who prefer to dine French style, Lord Jim’s offering seafood and a stunning riverside view. For a more traditional approach try the Sala Rim Naam, The China House with its contemporary approach to Chinese cuisine as well as a lovely art deco design, The Riverside Terrace offering tasty BBQ specialties in a more informal manner and the The Verandah with its international specialties that will be loved by many. Besides these, you should definitely check out The Author’s Lounge, Ciao and the sophisticated Cigar Lounge. Don’t forget to drink delicious cocktails and enjoy lovely jazz music at the Bamboo Bar and next morning, try a fresh brewed coffee and pastries as the Mandarin Oriental Shops.