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94. Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, Thailand

Ranked #94 in our countdown of the 100 Best Hotels and Resorts in the World.

“Class never dies and you can feel the literary heritage of Conrad, Graham Greene and Somerset Maugham in the very fabric of this riverside icon.” Daniel Scott

The Thai capital is inevitably steamy and crazy-busy, yet the Oriental runs as smoothly as silk.

Classic big names (Somerset Maugham, Noel Coward) loved this hotel. The oldest wing dates to 1886. The modern wings come with oriental décor, jewel-like silks and some with spectacular river views.

Top-notch spa, swimming pools and a swag of fine restaurants. High tea is an east-meets-west extravaganza of French pastries and curry puffs.

A complimentary water taxi pulls in at the hotel’s pier.

Size 358 rooms and 35 suites

Hotels.com genuine guest score 4.8/5

Hotels.com genuine guest review “It combines modern luxury with old-world charm. You feel pampered but not bothered.”

Did you know Thailand is the only South-East Asian country never to have been colonised.

 

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