Having travelled all throughout my childhood and having stayed in various hotels all over the world, I know luxury accommodation when I see it and The Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok was something else. My two night stay at this place was pretty surreal; it’s the kind of hotel where you’re not allowed to press the button for the lift yourself (a fabulous well-groomed bellboy pirouetted across the room to press it for us), the staff bow to you as you pass them (and the doormen would probably rather fall flat on their faces than miss an opportunity to hold the door open for your exit) and you have to get on a boat to have dinner at one of the hotel’s restaurants which are located on the other side of the river (yes, really!). It was all quite overwhelming. From the hotel’s own signature bottled water to the complimentary fresh fruit and sweet goodies left on the bedside table each day, The Mandarin Oriental proved that they specialise in ‘finishing touches’. The staff were super friendly and couldn’t have been more helpful and their only interest seemed to be your comfort and wellbeing. And the interior decor and views from the hotel? Well the photos speak for themselves.
Love, Beth xo.