Sitting regally on Chao Phraya River, Oriental Mandarin Bangkok offers guests world-class luxury in a quiet setting. You can skip street congestion while sightseeing by catching a boat taxi outside at Oriental Pier. The Grand Palace, for instance, is a 15-minute boat ride away.
Teakwood furnishings, fresh flowers and traditional, rich Thai silks can be found throughout the hotel and guestrooms. While some guestrooms feature river views, all include private butler service.
An afternoon tea in the historic wing at The Author's Lounge offers a pleasant late-day boost. Guests with kids can still enjoy a special dinner by checking the youngsters into the Kids Club. You can choose from a host of fine dining options at 9 onsite restaurants.
The hotel's spa offers more than 40 treatments in a traditional, Thai-style house. Fitness-minded guests can enjoy pools, tennis courts, a squash court, and an outdoor jogging track. If you're interested in Thai cuisine, you can check out the onsite cooking school.
Since you may want to get to some Bangkok sights by car, the hotel offers free parking for guests. The National Museum, about 5 km away, is one sight worth the drive.