Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand

This former seaman’s guest house on the banks of the River of Kings is a cultural icon as much as it’s a luxury hotel.

Just like a Booker Award or landing a movie adaptation for their latest novel, spending the night at the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok is pure bucket list material for a writer. Somerset Maugham recovered from Malaria in one of its rooms, Joseph Conrad recovered from months’ at sea in its bar… Yes, the list of novelists that have dined, wined, and dallied at this Grande Dame could fill the pages of anthology , but they chose the hotel’s aptly named Author’s Bar instead. This light filled space with whitewashed walls, rattan chairs, palm trees and the drone of ceiling fans is an opulent colonial-era shrine to the authors pictured on the walls. Couldn’t care less whether you’re reading Heart of Darkness or your local tabloid? Don’t worry, literary connections aside, the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok is one of the best places you can lay your bags on this side of the Chao Phraya. Rooms are spacious, beautifully designed, and offer deft touches - like a line of poetry on your pillow at turndown - for a stay that touches the soul. The two hotel pool’s are tempting enough to keep you holed up at the hotel, lounging in the cabanas by the wading pool or jumping in the 25 meter pool for some laps and the spa, offers customized treatment programs that’ll turn back the years like nothing else… Kindly note that the hotel will start a renovation from March 1st to September 30th 2019 and might cause some noise. The pool will be closed during this period.

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What makes the hotel special

  • The atmosphere of the breakfast served on the terrace, overlooking the Chao Phraya River river
  • A well-deserved reputation for style, service and excellence
  • The Oriental Spa, with its serene design and a range of unique treatments blending contemporary and ancient techniques

Rooms and Suites

Superior Room

Deluxe Room

Garden Room

Mandarin Room

Executive Suite

Garden Suite

State Room

Authors' Suite

Family 2-Bedroom Suite

Deluxe 2-Bedroom Theme Suite

Siam Suite

Selandia Suite

Royal Suite

Ambassador Suite

Oriental Suite

Hotel Information

Practical information

  • Address

    48 Oriental Avenue , Bangkok

  • Internet

    Public areas : THB642

    In room : THB642 per day

  • Children policy

    Children are welcome

  • Check-in / Check-out

    Check-in : 3 pm

    Check-out : noon

  • Transportation and transfers

    Transfer : subject to supplement

  • Smoking policy

    Non-smoking public spaces

    Smoking rooms : available

  • Pets

    Small dogs allowed

  • Parking

    Car park / valet service : free of charge


  • Restaurants and bar options

    Le Normandie (Gastronomic restaurant: french cuisine)

    Lord Jim’s (Restaurant: fish and seafood cuisine)

    Sala Rim Naam (Restaurant: thai cuisine)

    The China House (Restaurant: Chinese cuisine)

    Riverside Terrace (Restaurant: International BBQ Buffet cuisine)

    The Verandah (Restaurant: international cuisine, Breakfast)

    Ciao (Restaurant: italian cuisine)

    Authors’ Lounge (Afternoon tea)

    The Bamboo Bar (Bar)

    The Mandarin Oriental Shop (Light meals)

  • Breakfast

    Continental breakfast: THB1,119

    Buffet breakfast: THB1,354

Services and amenities

  • Rooms

    368 rooms and suites

    In-room amenities: iPod dock, flatscreen TV, in-room safe, minibar, coffee / tea making facilities, complimentary newspaper daily, Luxurious bathroom amenities bathroom products

  • Available services

    Air conditioned hotel

    Laundry service

    Concierge service

    Business center

  • Spa (The Oriental Spa)




  • Hobbies

    Tennis on site

    Outdoor pool

    Fitness center

Feedback (12)

  • J.S.
    United Kingdom

    it remains just about my favourite hotel in the world - as it has been for the last 38 years.

  • C.I.

    The best hotel in Bangkok!!!!

  • D.P.

    I felt this was outstanding, different but exceptional. Will definitely stay there again. Staff were unbelievably friendly and couldn't do enough.

  • L.H.

    This is my fifth stay at the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong. The hotel’s location is unique and the quality of its service and the friendliness of the staff is incredible.

  • U.S.

    The mandarin oriental hotel is one of the most beautiful hotels and with timeless elegance you can feel from the minute you arrive. The first words on arrival and opening of the car were: WELCOME HOME! We will always gladly come back. No Bangkok stay without being at least a few nights at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Thank you for making these unforgettable, perfect and wonderful days

  • W.A.

    The best hotel in Bangkok. I love it and I will come again for sure.

  • H.S.

    The hotel is very elegant and chic. Service is impeccable. This is the finest hotel in bangkok with a very romantic location at the river.

  • L.H.

    A remarkable hotel which I always return to with great pleasure. It’s my fourth time!!. The only problems I have, is the lack of a bathtub in the bathrooms and the relative inconsistency of the cocktails at the Bamboo Bar (as soon as the barmen changed, so did the taste). Even at the Mandarin Oriental, there’s room for improvement.

  • R.S.

    My stay was first class , staff very friendly and efficient , if I have a negative it was my meal in China house which was average

  • L.H.

    As always, it is a great place where we like to come back. It deserves its reputation. Nothing to do with other 5-star hotels. Everything here is efficiency, friendliness, quality and kindness. The desired rooms were available when we arrived... as expected. The only small disappointment was at La Verandah restaurant. The asparagus announced everywhere in our room (ads in the room) were not available.... which was quite curious.

  • M.M.
    South Africa

    A most special hotel ! The staff were quite amazing and our butler on the 14th floor was wonderful. The hotel really lives up to its reputation as the "Grande dame" of great hotels

  • F.S.

    Excellent hotel. Very refined. The only drawback is that Internet is not free. Very mean at this level!


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