A haven of calm on the banks of the River of Kings, this iconic hotel has a remarkable 143-year history. Having recently completed its largest-ever renovation, the hotel features elegantly designed and sumptuously refined rooms and suites that reflect the spirit of Bangkok, while offering views of the Chao Phraya River and all the latest technology and conveniences of the 21st century. Light and fresh design details, from Royal Barge hammered-brass sculptures to teakwood flooring and rich Jim Thompson silk fabrics, all enhance the hotel’s unique resort style. Butlers are also on hand to assist with guests’ needs.
Whilst staying here, guests may wish to never leave the hotel, as not only is there a choice of 11 outstanding restaurants and bars – each unique in style and atmosphere – but there are also two swimming pools, an award-winning spa, a state-of-the-art Fitness & Wellness Centre and even The Oriental Thai Cooking School. Complimentary fitness classes are offered daily and guests can participate in Muay Thai Boxing inside a dedicated studio.
The Oriental Spa offers an oasis of peace and tranquillity, promoting an aura of relaxation, mindfulness and life balance in a restored century-old teakwood house. Here guests can discover a range of treatments that blend traditional Thai ancient rituals with modern Western techniques.
A series of unique cultural experiences are also offered, from morning monk blessings to boat rides on the Chao Phraya River, where guests will pass stunning temples including Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) and the Grand Palace before travelling along the ‘khlongs’ (smaller canals) and passing local neighbourhoods.
Should guests wish to leave the hotel, the IconSiam shopping complex, with over 500 stores, is a short boat ride away. The hotel’s private teakwood boats make regular trips there throughout the day, as well as to Saphan Taksin BTS Skytrain station.