Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok

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20 expert recommendations


Afar Magazine

Opened in 1879, Mandarin Oriental was Thailand’s first hotel and is still among its best, offering a touch of Far East romance from a bygone era. Full review →


Andrew Harper 96.0

Legendary resort hotel founded in 1876 and set on the banks of the Chao Phraya River amid tranquil gardens. Full review →



One of the oldest deluxe hotels in Bangkok, serving the rich and famous... for more than 130 years.


Condé Nast Traveler 93.7

"Every hotel could learn something from this one. Staying here is an experience not to be missed". Full review →


DK Eyewitness

Built in 1867, and a favorite of authors Somerset Maugham and Joseph Conrad, the Mandarin Oriental combines a rich past with luxury.



With a rich history dating back to 1879, the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok is one of the city's most prestigious hotels. Full review →


Forbes Travel Guide 91

Bangkok is a long-standing landmark of traditional Thai-style luxury and a favorite among discerning travelers, celebrities, foreign dignitaries and even members of the Thai royal family. Full review →


Frommer's 34

The Mandarin Oriental [SSS] [kds] -- Bangkok's oldest and best-known hotel has been frequented by Thai royalty and glitterati, as well as a long roster of sports and film stars. Full review →


Gayot 49

Dating back more than 100 years, the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok is a beloved local institution. Full review →


Insight Guides

Bangkok's riverside "Grand Dame" has been hosting guests since 1876 in its original Authors' Wing, which still has period suites and delightful tea rooms. Full review →



A stay at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok places you in the heart of Bangkok, walking distance from Bangkok Seashell Museum and Si Phraya Pier Full review →

A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free valet parking is available onsite.

Lonely Planet

Dating to 1876, the Oriental Hotel is one of Southeast Asia’s grand colonial-era hotels and one of the most luxurious and most respected in the region. Full review →


National Geographic

For years the Oriental has been classed among the world’s best hotels. Dating from 1876, what is now the Author’s Wing has its classic colonial suites named after former guests: Somerset... Full review →


Oyster 5.0

Considered the Grand Dame of Bangkok hotels, this luxury property sits along the banks of the Chao Phraya River, with knockout views from rooms as well as the hotel's elegant bars and restaurants. Full review →


Rough Guide

One of the world’s best, this effortlessly stylish riverside hotel boasts immaculate standards of service.


Star Service Tick 5

Situated on the banks of the Chao Praya River, this hotel has long been and continues to be in a class of its own, winning many awards and becoming a tourist site in its own right Full review →

Those who wish to avoid the stifling humidity outside can choose to take their meals in the air-conditioned comfort of its indoor dining room.

The Telegraph 9.0

The Oriental, the preserve of wealthy travellers and cultural icons, is perfectly cosmopolitan while exuding traditional Thai charm – the excellent service is very much part of the house style. Full review →


Time Out

One of the world's grandest hotels, this river landmark started life as a lodge for European traders, which burnt down in 1865. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

In this legendary 1876 hotel and modern tower, many of the 393 rooms now have floor-to-ceiling windows, with spectacular views of the busy Chao Phraya River. Full review →



12 suites, which are brushed with a coat of glamour by way of Jim Thompson silks and pulled together by a colonial-inspired aesthetic and contemporary accents. Full review →

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Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok

5 Star Hotel mandarinoriental.com

48 Oriental Ave, Bangkok 10500, Thailand

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