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  • 10 Reasons to Stay at Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

    We Loved It And Here’s Why

    This hotel needs no introduction. The first choice for royalty and celebrities visiting the capital, Mandarin Oriental Bangkok was the first five-star hotel in the city (opened in 1879) and has retained a rarefied quality thanks to constant updates while still keeping that late-19th century charm for which it is famed.

    With 339 guestrooms and suites split over two wings, this is a large hotel, yet thanks to tropical gardens and grounds on both sides of the river, life at Mandarin Oriental never feels rushed, and the legendary service truly stands up to its name. Some may consider it expensive, yet purveyors of luxury will notice that room rates are excellent value for money…especially when you consider how much cheaper this hotel is versus other Mandarin Oriental hotels around the world. Read on for our 10 Reasons to Stay at Mandarin Oriental Bangkok:

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    The Prestige
    The Prestige
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    William Somerset Maugham, Neil Armstrong, Charles and Diana, Price and Princess of Wales… the list goes on and on. Mandarin Oriental Bangkok has attracted many of the 20th century’s most famous people, and there remains a certain aura of this exalted company which has etched itself into the very foundations of the hotel. It’s something you have to experience to understand.

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    Service from every staff is unbeatable
    Service from every staff is unbeatable
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    So much work must go on behind the scenes to ensure that the customer service is so faultless: the elevator staff greet you by name and memorise your floor number, butlers on every floor are ready at a moment’s notice and every whim is catered for with style and grace. The service at Mandarin Oriental reminds us of a Fred Astaire quote: “If it doesn’t look easy, you’re not trying hard enough”. Mandarin Oriental must be drilled with military precision, yet there’s not a bead of sweat on show to guests.   

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    Riverside location yet very close to BTS Skytrain
    Riverside location yet very close to BTS Skytrain
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    The location is a definite plus point. Guests get a peaceful riverside location, and are still only minutes from the BTS Skytrain which is the best way to get into Siam for shopping or Silom for some high octane nightlife.

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    Range of very top level restaurants
    Range of very top level restaurants
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    Iconic French haute cuisine at Le Normandie, traditional Thai at Sala Rim Naam, bountiful seafood buffets from Lord Jim’s, classic Cantonese from China House, and gorgeous al fresco meal at The Terrace… each is worthy of praise, so you can be sure that meal times are wonderful no matter which of Mandarin Oriental’s nine restaurants you choose.

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    River views from practically every room
    River views from practically every room
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    Mandarin Oriental Bangkok started life serving ship merchants who would sail up the Chao Phraya into the exotic kingdom of Siam, and even today the river is still a vital supply route. Pleasingly, practically every room has a view of the river so you can sit back and watch long tail boats weave between river cruises and the hardy tugboats pulling barges laden with goods – it’s a genuine snapshot of Bangkok.

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    Free poolside treats
    Free poolside treats
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    While relaxing by either of the two pools, service staff walk by regularly offering complimentary fruits, ice cream, snacks and drinks. They are so attentive they will even replace your water as soon as the ice melts so you always have a nice cool drink as and when you want it.

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    Large bath and shower in every room
    Large bath and shower in every room
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    When it comes time to wash and dress, the bathrooms here will surely impress. With his and hers sinks, a huge mirror, every conceivable toiletry, and a large bath (with bath oil and bath salts) and a walk in shower.

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    They don’t cut corners
    They don’t cut corners
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    The best way to explain this point is to give you just a few examples of how Mandarin Oriental Bangkok do everything right and don’t cut corners in their pursuit of perfection:

    Unlike other hotels which have a schedule, the shuttle boat will be called as soon as you request at Sathorn Pier; you will never see an artificial flower in your room or throughout the hotel; toiletries are top quality; slippers are made of detailed satin; breakfast ingredients are top quality (more of that later) and there is always a staff member spare on reception so you won’t have to wait to check-in.

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    Authors Lounge is a piece of living history
    Authors Lounge is a piece of living history
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    The whole hotel is stuff of legend, but the Author’s Lounge is epicentre of the story. Decked out in whitewashed rattan and teak, you can relive how the true greats of 20th century literature would have lounged back and enjoy afternoon tea over 100 years ago.

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    Breakfast is the best in Bangkok
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    Breakfast is served at the Riverside Terrace overlooking the river, and the spread is the best we have experienced in Bangkok. All regional cuisines are catered for, and the quality is simply superb. The fact that some non-residents make a trip to the hotel especially to sample the breakfast tells its own story.

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    The legendary service of The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok dates back 125 years when it was first opened as a seamans lodge along the Chao Phraya River.It typifies a golden age of travel and attends the needs of guests at the highest levels.The recently retired legendary General Manager of the hotel, Kurt Wachtveitl, has spent 41 years ensuring that the Oriental has no rival for excellence of comfort, dignity and style. Read More...

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