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Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok
Ranked #2 of 879 Hotels in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 30, 2013

This is probably the best hotel in the world. The standards of comfort and service are beyond belief. Nothing is too much trouble. Each of the restaurants is worthy of a rave review in itself but collectively they are unbeatable. The buffet restaurant on the terrace and the Thai restaurant on the other side of the river provide a wonderful Al Fresco experience and Lord Jim's is one of the best restaurants in Bangkok. Great pool area and amazing spa. I cannot recommend the Mandarin highly enough.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

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Having been in Bangkok many times, there is yet no hotel coming close to the Mandarin's service and standards. It's the finest quality I have experienced in BKK so far and will remain like that I am assuming.

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The buffet dinner at the terrace is amazing and the atmosphere alongside the river is just great.
A trip to BKK without having afternoon tea or dinner at the Mandarin is like watching a soccer match and leaving 10 minutes before the game is over. FAIL!
If staying over night, make sure not to miss the spectacular breakfast!

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No clue, have not tried

Room Tip: Spacy and tidy rooms, excellent concierge and butler service. Make sure to get a river-view room. Th...
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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MOBangkok, Communications Manger at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2013

Dear Emde S

I’m delighted to hear that you had a wonderful experience at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok and thank you for sharing on TripAdvisor. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the restaurants and the unique ambiance. I look forward to welcoming you back to “La Grande Dame” in the near future.

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Michael Nurbatlian
Communications Manager

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Reviewed April 24, 2013

Stunning hotel, unparalleled service, I just can't fault it. I always stay here for a couple of nights when passing through Bangkok. It's a real oasis of calm in the middle of a busy city. It's not cheap, but you do get what you pay for. I would suggest booking a room with a breakfast inclusive rate unless you don't mind paying $200 for a family of 4! However the buffet, on the terrace right by the river, provides a lovely setting and the food is top notch. There is also an excellent Jazz bar, great place to retire to after dinner. It's difficult to see how this place could be improved. Go and enjoy.

Room Tip: Make sure you book a breakfast inclusive rate.
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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MOBangkok, Communications Manger at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2013

Dear Passpatout

Thank you very much for your kind review on TripAdvisor. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed our signature hospitality and that you liked the buffet on the Riverside Terrace and Bamboo Bar. We all look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future.

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Michael Nurbatlian
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

An absolute must for a week-end in Bangkok, superb service...I had bought a bottle of champagne at the duty free on the way in, which the butler courteously chilled in a nice ice bucket. Forced myself to make it to the breakfast before 10h30am, which is simply unbeatable along the river. The rooms are great, a classy job of keeping the old touch with the latest technology; and the Miles Davis cd provided just created the chillax atmosphere, i was aiming for. Yes the pool gets crowded, but late afternoon it is the best place to recover from the excesses of the night before. The river boats ensure you can move around quickly and mostly for free, up and down the river; which is far more pleasant than the taxi. Bravo MO

Room Tip: Full river view was good...,the only little point was that my room smelled a bit of smoke, which dis...
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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MOBangkok, Communications Manager at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2013

Dear MarcoPolo2604

Thank you very much for the wonderful review on TripAdvisor, I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed the butler service and exotic pool atmosphere. I will certainly share your kind words with all our team. We all look forward to welcoming you back to “La Grande Dame” soon.

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Michael Nurbatlian
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

Like every year, we stay at least once at the Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok. It was another perfect stay. We have booked this time premier room and have received a nice upgrading to a Mandarin room. Fantastic. In the past years, we have noticed, that the service was a bit going down, however this time, it was again on a absolute top standard. People still remembered us from last time. We have enjoyed the BBQ, Thai Food in the Thai restaurant, nice complimentary Yoga Sessions. Also very recommendable is to have a drink in the lobby before going for dinner. Just so relaxing to sit there and have a look at the other hotel guests and visitors. We have stayed before also a few times at Pensinsula and I know, that many people prefer the Pensinsula because it is a bit cheaper. However, Pensinsula does not have the atmoshere and history of Mandarin Oriental and if you are looking for a traditional hotel, go to Mandarin!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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MOBangkok, Communications Manger at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2013

Dear Henry S

Thank you very much for reviewing Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok for a second time, and delighted to hear you enjoyed the exquisite dining options. Thank you for your recommendation and we all look forward to welcoming you back to “La Grande Dame” soon.

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Reviewed April 19, 2013

Wow ... My wife and I recently spent 3 nights at Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok and were blown away by the beauty, elegance, and luxury of this classic hotel. The service was off the charts and it has an old-world charm and elegance of a bygone era. Its location on the river provides for beautiful vistas and excellent access to other attractions in Bankgkok. The restaurants are all world-class and we particularly loved the gourmet breakfast buffet. We also enjoyed the Bamboo Bar and the Oriental Spa. This is most surely one of the finest hotels I have ever stayed in !!!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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MOBangkok, Communications Manger at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2013

Dear AlanFromHermosa,

Thank you for sharing your Mandarin Oriental experiences on TripAdvisor, I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the beauty, elegance and luxury of our Hotel. Please do let us know when your plans bring you back to Bangkok. I would be delighted to assist with the details of your stay to ensure another wonderful experience at “La Grande Dame”.

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Reviewed April 18, 2013

We only stayed for one night, but it was trully memorable. We got picked up at ethe airport by a fully uniformed driver, hat included. We were received and ushered to our room where they did the registration. The hotel was just by the river where we enjoyed a very nice meal. The serviuce was amazing and everyone was eager to help.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: 48 Oriental Avenue, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
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Location: Thailand > Bangkok > Silom , Bang Rak
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Bangkok
#1 Business Hotel in Bangkok
#1 Romantic Hotel in Bangkok
#2 Spa Hotel in Bangkok
#2 Luxury Hotel in Bangkok
Price Range: $384 - $784 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok 5*
Number of rooms: 393
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in 1876 and ideally located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, has been an inspiration to a host of world-renowned writers from Joseph Conrad, Somerset Maughamto Wilbur Smith and John Le Carre. Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok boasts an international reputation for splendid service, style and grace and facilities including eight restaurants. The hotel's private teakwood shuttle boats provide daily access to the world famous Thai Cooking School, the hotel's Thai restaurant, the award-winning Oriental Spa and Health Centre located across the River; as well as the nearest skytrain station (SaphanTaksin) and River City Shopping Centre. ... more   less 
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Oriental Bangkok
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Bangkok Mandarin Oriental

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