If I had to use one word to define the Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok, it’s service. Really phenomenal service. I pulled up and was swept away into a world of sophistication, elegance, and wellness. Being the oldest hotel in Bangkok, The Oriental has had more than enough time to perfect every inch of their grounds, and happy to report there was no disappointment. From vegan food, spa services, and a Thai cooking class I was a very happy girl.
Wellness and luxury don’t fall into the same category very often, but here I was surprised to see their commitment to health. The breakfast buffet was packed with clean options and, of course, superb service. I lost myself in a exotic bowl of fruits with a side of fresh coconut. Post-breakfast, I was treated to a private yoga session and signature spa treatment. Anyone visiting must give this The Oriental Spa a try. There’s something about the vibe at the spa that takes you back in time to traditional Asia with the teak wood detailing and sandalwood scent.
The attention to detail here was such a treat. Talk about fresh macaroons delivered straight to your room and a selection of the hotel’s “daily fruit” on display bedside, plus how the staff remember your name and room number like you’ve been a guest for months.
One other thing I wasn’t going to miss was a private cooking class at The Oriental Thai Cooking School. Thai food isn’t always vegetarian-friendly, but luckily the class was personalized just for moi with all vegan fare. Service, yet again. We made mini dumplings, spring rolls, and pad thai. Pad thai = Best thing ever.