The moment you step in to the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok you realize this place is not just a hotel. It’s a beautiful world on its own inviting you on a journey to travel back in the history of Thailand.
As the oldest hotel in Bangkok, the legendary Mandarin Oriental seduces you with its historical charm, luxurious but contemporary design and outstanding service. I fell in love with the atmosphere created through thousands of flowers everywhere in the hotel which make it a popular spot for many weddings and events throughout the year.
On top of that the hotel is famous in Thailand for having its own bakery and making some of the worlds best macaroons and cakes. These delicious treats are the highlight of teatime in the beautifully designed authors lounge at the hotel.
The riverside terrace of the Mandarin Oriental overlooking Chao Phraya River became my favorite spot in Bangkok. It is the perfect spot to start a wonderful day with a delicious buffet breakfast or for a romantic dinner with beautiful city views. For the ones who love it more royal I recommend ‘le Normadie’, one of 6 restaurants of the hotel offering exquisite french cuisine and stunning views over the river.
What not to miss:
The cocktails at the Bamboo jazz bar.
Live Thai Boxing and entertainment shows during the dinner at Sala Rim Naam restaurant.
Bringing friends and family the delights of the bakery, which can be bought at the Mandarin Oriental Shop.
Treat yourself with a relaxing Thai massage at the Oriental Spa.
Thai Cooking class at the in-house cooking school, a fun experience for couples or friends
What else to see in Bangkok:
The Moon Bar, my favorite sky bar in Bangkok offering the most impressive skyline views over the city in a James Bond like venue.
The bustling chatuchak weekend market selling everything from local food to clothing to furniture.