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ORIENTAL RESIDENCE, BANGKOK

19 March 2016

Bangkok is a vast, crazy city, with over 8 million residents sprawling across 606 square miles of streets filled with traffic jams, mopeds, tuk tuks, food markets and bustling crowds.  I really enjoyed our time there, but it was even more full on than I'd expected, especially after the peace and quiet of Phuket and Phang Nga.  Our relaxing retreat from the hectic hustle and bustle was the beautiful 5 star Oriental Residence in the embassy district.


Oriental Residence, Bangkok - luxury hotel Thailand - travel blogger review

Oriental Residence, Bangkok - luxury hotel Thailand - travel blogger review

The decor is impeccable; as soon as you walk through the lobby you're met with high ceilings, a cluster of artwork on the pale panelled walls, luxe fabrics in neutral colours, large vases of fresh flowers and clear crystal chandeliers.  It's more casual elegance than traditional luxury.  The friendly concierge gave us restaurant recommendations, the smiling doormen called taxis and opened doors and we were greeted with a handwritten welcome note and macarons in our suite.  The 145 serviced apartments and suites are bright and beautiful with white bed linen, hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows with park and city views, marble bathrooms and Penhaligon's toiletries.

Oriental Residence, Bangkok - luxury hotel Thailand - travel blogger review


Oriental Residence, Bangkok - luxury hotel Thailand - travel blogger review

We started each day with breakfast at the European-style CafĂ© Claire, ordering eggs from the a la carte menu, fresh fruit at the buffet and a couple of cups of Earl Grey tea.  One afternoon after five hours of temples, Buddhas and palaces, we retreated to the fourth floor pool for a dip and happy hour at the poolside bar, relishing the breeze and shade.  After three days in the Thai capital and ten days in Thailand, we were sad to leave our sleek, chic skyscraper haven in the heart of the city.

Oriental Residence, 110 Wireless Road, Bangkok 10330

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Oriental Residence, Bangkok - luxury hotel Thailand - travel blogger review

Oriental Residence, Bangkok - luxury hotel Thailand - travel blogger review

Oriental Residence, Bangkok - luxury hotel Thailand - travel blogger review

Oriental Residence, Bangkok - luxury hotel Thailand - travel blogger review

Oriental Residence, Bangkok - luxury hotel Thailand - travel blogger review

Oriental Residence, Bangkok - luxury hotel Thailand - travel blogger review

Oriental Residence, Bangkok - luxury hotel Thailand - travel blogger review

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