Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok

Built in 1876 and ideally located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok has been delighting guests ever since. The 331-room hotel has been an inspiration to a host of world-renowned writers from Joseph Conrad, Somerset Maugham to Wilbur Smith and John le Carré, after whom many of the suites are named. The property presents 11 restaurant and bar choices, from traditional Thai cuisine to two-Michelin starred French fine dining at Le Normandie. Private teakwood shuttle boats provide daily access to The Oriental Thai Cooking School, Sala Rim Naam and Terrace Rim Naam, the hotel’s Thai restaurants, award-winning The Oriental Spa and Fitness & Wellness Centre located across the River; as well as the nearby sky train station (Saphan Taksin) and IconSiam, Thailand’s latest mix-used complex, shopping mall, and home to The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok.


The hotel is one of the oldest in Asia (1876) and was the first hotel in Thailand. 

Legendary Thai silk tycoon Jim Thompson was a joint owner between 1946 and 1967, and the luxury silk fashion house has designed the hotel’s new signature fan to celebrate the recent renovation. 

The hotel’s 1,300 colleagues provide a 4:1 staff-guest ratio, one of the highest in the industry.

2,460 pieces of Bohemian crystal have been used within each of the oversized bells that hang in the hotel’s lobby.  Each weighs 220kg and took 150 hours to assemble on site. 

The Oriental Spa is housed in a restored, century-old teakwood house and was the first hotel Spa in Thailand.

All hotel guests are greeted upon arrival with a traditional Thai flower hand garland. 


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Excellently situated within easy reach of all Bangkok’s main attractions, the hotel enjoys a peaceful yet central location.

  • Quiet setting on the banks of the Chao Phraya River
  • A short boat ride from the city’s famous convenient skytrain and luxurious shopping at IconSiam
  • Situated in the heart of Bangkok’s cultural district
  • Only a short boat ride from the breathtaking Grand Palace

Elegantly refined and sumptuously designed, blending Thai style with distinctive modern touches, each of our 331 rooms and suites has its own distinct character whilst embracing the latest technology.

  • 271 rooms, most with river views
  • 60 suites, including our legendary Authors’ Suites
  • Large bathrooms with separate bathtubs and walk-in showers
  • Private butler service

Our award-winning spa is a temple of wellbeing offering an oasis of peace and tranquillity. Here guests can discover a range of unique treatments blending contemporary and ancient techniques.

  • Private treatment rooms and suites
  • Moroccan Rhassoul
  • Aroma steam room, sauna and jacuzzi
  • Relaxation lounge
  • State-of-the art fitness centre with classes and private training
  • Yoga/aerobic studio for private lessons and group classes
  • Muay Thai boxing studio – private and group tuition can be arranged
  • Floodlit tennis court
  • Jogging track
  • Two outdoor swimming pools
  • Complimentary Fitness & Wellness classes offered twice-daily
  • Spa Studio offering results driven treatments

Whether you are planning a small business meeting or a lavish party, we can offer you an unforgettable experience.

  • Stunning and elegant Royal Ballroom which can be divided into smaller event spaces
  • Additional versatile meeting spaces from 2 to 400 people and up to 600 for cocktail parties
  • State-of-the-art audio-visual capabilities
  • Fully-equipped Business Centre with boardroom facilities.
  • Expert in-house catering team
  • Dedicated wedding & event coordinator
  • Our talented culinary team can bring Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok to your venue of choice with our outside catering services

Your leisure is our pleasure. Take a class, go shopping or just relax and soak up your surroundings.

  • Luxurious spa and wellness centre
  • Two outdoor swimming pools
  • The Oriental Thai Cooking school
  • Thai Cultural programmes
  • The Oriental Boutique carrying beautifully crafted items, exclusive gifts and souvenirs

Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok is committed to offering all guests a comfortable and enjoyable environment. Following careful evaluation of guest feedback, smoking is no longer permitted in guest rooms and suites, outdoor restaurants or other public areas.

Comfortable smoking areas are situated on both sides of the river. In some accommodation smoking is allowed on the outdoor balconies. Should you smoke in your room, a pre-departure cleaning fee will be charged.

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