Right on the river and there is a hotel shuttle boat from the hotel’s own pier to BTS Saphan Taksin.
Excellently situated within easy reach of all Bangkok’s main attractions, the hotel enjoys a peaceful yet central location.
- Quiet setting on the banks of the Chao Phraya River
- A short walk from the city’s famous skytrain
- Only a short boat ride from the breathtaking Grand Palace
Style & character
Built in 1876 and still the classiest hotel in the Thai capital, the Oriental is perfectly cosmopolitan while exuding traditional Thai charm – the excellent service is very much part of the house style. The huge lounge area is bright and airy, as are the perfectly appointed rooms. A large pool by the river, a spa, an ayurvedic penthouse, a gym and a cooking school will tempt guests not to venture outside.
Service & facilities
They have seen it all at the Oriental, including writer Somerset Maugham stumbling in with a bout of malaria and musician Billy Idol smashing his suite. Everyone is taken care of. This is not to say that guests are not expected to behave and dress appropriately – rock stars included.
Cross the river in the hotel’s boat to reach its wonderful spa, tucked away in an authentic, teak wooden house complete with 15 huge treatment rooms spread over four floors, some with hot tubs, all with showers and dressing areas. Treatments span from the Ayurvedic to Aromatherapy Associates massages and anti-ageing facials by Swiss brand Valmont. A highlight is the Oriental Signature Treatment with its powerful mix of acupressure and stretching, followed by gorgeous hot poultices of lemongrass and turmeric, which help to reduce inflammation and muscle tension. There’s also a Moroccan Rhassoul and a yoga and meditation room.
- Fitness centre
- Kids’ club
- Room service
- Tennis court
Spa & Wellness
Our exquisite spa boasts a serene design and over forty unique treatments blending contemporary and ancient techniques.
- 15 treatment rooms and suites
- Yoga sessions ranging from group classes to private lessons
- Two outdoor swimming pools
- State-of-the art fitness centre with classes and private training
- One outdoor tennis court, one multi-sports court, one functional training room and outdoor jogging track
Rooms & Suites
Understated international luxury with local touches – fine Thai fabrics and teak furniture. The colonial style rooms in the garden wing are my personal favorites – split level, with the bedroom on the upper floor and a sumptuous lounge on the lower one. For guests in search of more contemporary styles, the slightly larger rooms in the main wing might be a better choice.
Combining elegant Thai style with seductive modern touches, each of our rooms and suites has its own distinct character. A total of 368 rooms and suites.
- 324 rooms, most with river views
- 44 suites, including our legendary Authors’ Suites
- Large bathrooms with separate bathtubs and walk-in showers
- Private butler service
Food & drink
Guests are spoilt for choice with eight restaurants, including Le Normandie, serving excellent French cuisine and Sala Rim Nam, one of the best Thai restaurants in Bangkok. Take your afternoon tea at the author’s lounge and enjoy some of the best jazz in the city at the Bamboo Bar.
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