Mandarin Oriental has been impressing guests for more than 140 years, with its wonderful service, atmosphere and superb facilities. The Oriental is spread between two properties on each side of the Chao Praya river, and has amazing views across the water. The Royal Palace can be reached on a 15-minute long-tail boat journey from the hotel.
The facilities at Mandarin Oriental Bangkok are second to none, despite the urban location. Cross the river in the hotel's boat to reach the Oriental Spa, an authentic wooden house with 15 large treatment rooms, hot tubs and treatments based on traditional Thai and modern Western techniques. The large pool is encircled by private cabanas, and there are many activities on offer including yoga, cookery courses, Thai boxing lessons and meditation. The dining is amazing, with the hotel's French, Thai, Chinese, international and seafood restaurants rated some best restaurants in Bangkok.