The Oriental hotel is one of the oldest in Asia and was the first hotel in Thailand. Located on the banks of the Chao Phrya River, The Oriental, Bangkok has been an inspiration to a host of world-renowned writers from Somerset Maugham to Paul Theroux. Voted the world’s best hotel by readers of influential magazines, The Oriental has an international reputation for splendid service and facilities.
Built in 1876, the hotel has long been famous for its service, style and grace. With 393 luxuriously appointed rooms and suites, the hotel also has five restaurants Le Normandie, The China House, Lord Jim's, the Sala Rim Naam, serving traditional Thai cuisine, and Ciao, an outdoor Italian bistro. The Bamboo Bar, The Verandah coffee shop, Riverside Terrace and Authors' Lounge, complete the picture.
Other facilities include a day care centre, a business centre, two outdoor swimming pools, shopping arcades, a beauty parlour and barber shop, a fully equipped sports centre, function rooms and conference facilities and The Thai Cooking & Cultural School. In addition, The Oriental Spa, is a temple of well-being offering a unique Thai-style health and beauty centre, featuring the latest spa techniques in a traditional Thai setting. The Oriental is delighted to introduce several new facilities, including The brand new Ayurvedic Penthouse above the Oriental Spa, the newly transformed China House, and the Oriental Boutique which offers the Oriental’s unique signature items.