The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok had long been on my hotel bucket list... yes I have a hotel bucket list ( they are a bit of an obsession of mine ) So when my husband surprised me with a few nights here for the second part of our Bangkok trip I was delighted.
Being a flower enthusiast you can imagine my reaction once I realised this chandelier was made from actual flowers !
This is a hotel that really knows how to treat its guests . Absolutely everything was impeccable . The suite , the restaurants , the staff . We could not have felt more welcome or looked after.
Upon arrival I was presented with this beautiful flower hand bracelet made from Jasmin flower that smelled so Devine. The smell of Jasmin will now forever evoke memory's of such a beautiful trip
The hotel had prepared a table of delicious goodies for us ...and how cute are the chocolates in the love heart?
Once we were settled in refreshing drinks were brought to our room. Just what you need when you've been in the busy and bustling city. They really did think of everything.
Once we were setttled in, we decided to explore the hotel. Everywhere we looked there were beautiful flower arrangements.
I always think you can tell lots about a hotel based on its floral arrangements.
The hotel really felt like a sanctuary in the middle of all of the hustle and bustle that Bangkok brings
After a lovely afternoon enjoying our suite we stoped by the famous bamboo bar for pre dinner cocktails.
Newly renovated, but still managing to preserve its unique character and history (it first opened in 1953) I’d say the bamboo bar is a must for anyone visiting Bangkok.
It came as no suprise to learn that the cocktails were prepared by an award winning mixologist team.
We even bumped into our food hero here, Michele Roux senior. It literally made our evening!
After cocktails we had dinner at Le Normandie. It was truly lovely to experience such Seamless service and attention. We were genuinely bowled over by the exceptional experience in such a beautiful restaurant.
As it's situated in the hotel’s Garden Wing, you have the most breath-taking views over the Chao Phraya River through floor-to-ceiling windows whilst enjoying your dinner
The food was absolutely delicious. The chocolate soufflé was the icing on the cake
I think my favourite part of the dinner were the petit fours ...this presentation is just everything. And they tasted better than they looked
And just when we thought our day couldn't be anymore magical, we arrived back to our suite to more thoughtful surprises, The heart made from flowers was so beautiful.
The next morning ,feeling lazy after an evening of cocktails we ordered breakfast to our suite. The perfect start to the day...
We may have spent a few hours laying out in the glorious sun before another lovely suprise planned by my husband ... afternoon tea at the authors lounge. To hear more click here!
We were so sad to leave Bangkok and the mandarin oriental hotel. Bangkok is a vibrant, stylish city full of excitement and culture. And in contrast but perfect unity the mandarin orient really embodys all of the exoticism and style of Bangkok whilst being a truly luxurious oasis of calm right in the middle.
They don't call her the grand dame for nothing