Built in 1876, The Oriental, as it was then known, was the first luxury hotel in the Kingdom of Siam. Beginning with Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and Joseph Conrad during the late-nineteenth-century, the legendary hotel has welcomed numerous heads of state, captains of industry and a host of world renowned writers and celebrities. Today, it is known as Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok.
Following on from the successful renovation of the historic Authors’ and Garden Wings, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok has recently completed their largest ever renovation. Inspired by the hotel’s iconic history, riverside location, and spirit of Thailand, the hotel has completed a comprehensive renovation of the historic Authors’ and Garden Wings. Designed to significantly enhance the facilities and services of this award winning hotel, the renovation has restored the historic heart of the property to its original splendour. Here the delicate balance of staying true to its heritage and preserving the mystique of a bygone era while remaining sensitive to customers’ evolving needs, has been the key to the hotel’s success for many decades.
Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok boasts an international reputation for splendid service, style and grace and facilities including 11 restaurants and bars. The hotel’s private teakwood shuttle boats provide daily access to the world famous The Oriental Thai Cooking School, the hotel’s two Thai restaurants, the award-winning Oriental Spa and Fitness & Wellness Centre located across the River; as well as the nearest BTS Skytrain station (Saphan Taksin) and ICONSIAM.
Mandarin Oriental provides limousines for airport transfers and chauffeured travel around the city. Contact Reservations to arrange collection from the airport or book your car with the concierge.
Bangkok’s Skytrain system connects the airport, river, shopping centers and markets. Take the Skytrain to Saphan Taksin station on the Silom Line. It’s a short walk to Sathorn pier to transfer to the hotel's free shuttle boat.
Sathorn Pier has three piers, one for public and tourist ferries and two for hotel and Asiatique. A free shuttle boat leave Sathorn hotel pier to Mandarin Oriental regularly. Staff at the pier will assist.
Bangkok taxis come in many colours and usually plentiful. Insist on using the meter and you will not find them expensive. In addition to the flag-fall and meter charge, you will need to pay the highway tolls.