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Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

Much like the St. Regis in New York, Mandarin Oriental Bangkok arguably holds the history & prestige of luxury hotels in this city. Like St. Regis, it’s also the flagship property of the Mandarin Oriental brand.

weddings are quite common here

Before the pandemic, this hotel would command at $400-700 USD/night, which is insanely expensive for Bangkok standards. With the Thai subsidy tourism promotion, we booked a cash rate of $300 USD a night that included breakfast + a couple’s massage at the Mandarin Oriental spa. Still on the pricey side, but worth it to try out!

Here’s Miki doing the usual Sherlock Holmes assessment of the room…

The room comes with a Nespresso Vertuo machine and a porcelain teapot. Careful with the teapot, the porcelain is very very expensive & fragile.

The welcome amenity provided included Thai herbal tea and Macarons from the Mandarin shop downstairs.

It’s a recently renovated one bedroom room that has balcony views of the Bangkok river.

Bathrooms are on the small side, but enough for robe life.

Miki’s disappointed face #1…

The occupancy of the hotel was only at 15%, so we practically had the whole hotel’s pool to ourselves.

The spa environment was a little underwhelming. Essentially, it’s just two lie flat mats.

Uh oh, Miki’s disappointed face #2…..

Breakfast was definitely the highlight of the stay though! It was a brunch + a la carte style meal with a lot of unique tasty options like this cold brew iced coffee and tea station.

Fresh Bloody Mary cocktail making station.

And even a champagne bar station.

Can you see Paul’s smile thru the cappuccino mug?

Overall, this was a satisfactory stay. Even at the “promotion” price, it still commands quite a hefty premium amongst other hotels in the city. Nevertheless, if you’re a fan of Mandarin (pun intended), this stay is a must if you’re curious to check out the grand dame that started this luxury brand.

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