The ‘grande dame’ of Bangkok hotels, the Mandarin Oriental dates from the 1870’s and is one of Asia’s most luxurious stays, sitting along the banks of the Chao Phraya River in one of Bangkok’s most atmospheric neighborhoods. It boasts a collection of gorgeous and elegant river facing rooms and suites, and is renowned for its outstanding personalized service. The hotel has several noteworthy restaurants and bars, including Bangkok’s most luxurious French restaurant, a traditional Thai house restaurant in its own space across the river, and the spa treatments at the Mandarin are legendary. The hotel’s river boat shuttles guests to and from the Saphan Taksin pier.
The Mandarin Oriental is noted for its distinguished guests, especially writers, who have stayed here over time, ranging from Joseph Conrad to Somerset Maugham to Graham Greene, John Le Carre, and James Michener, amongst others, all of whom have rooms or wings named after them.