The Oriental Residence Bangkok is one of those hotels that you immediately fall in love with. This sophisticated property is beautifully decorated in a classic and elegant style, and is located in one Bangkok’s most happening districts.
The hotel offers 145 deluxe rooms and apartments, which makes it an ideal location for a family looking forward to spending a few days in Bangkok. I spent a weekend there with my three-year old and found it to be very practical and convenient: the two-bedroom apartment where we stayed had everything that we needed, from comfortable beds (including baby beds), a fully furnished kitchenette, a dining table, and even a washing machine and ironing board.
Any family with young kids would find this apartment to be more than convenient as opposed to renting two separate bedrooms that have limited space for dining and where washing clothes would be more challenging for the moms to handle!
This is my personal favourite place at the hotel. The lobby is well-lit, and beautifully decorated with frames and white orchids that give a welcoming impression as soon as someone steps inside. A small balcony is available for smokers, or those who simply need to sit and relax with the fresh breeze.
The hotel offers four types of accommodation: deluxe rooms, one-bedroom suites, two-bedroom suites, and three-bedroom suites.
We stayed in a two-bedroom unit that contains the following features:
- One master bedroom
- One master toilet with a shower and a bathtub
- A second room with twin beds
- A second bathroom (with shower)
- A living room
- A fully furnished kitchenette
- A dining table for six
- A corner area for washing and ironing clothes
My favorite part of this apartment is the large space that allowed our family to move around and dine in convenience.
The large pool is covered on top and has open access on all sides, which makes it convenient for everyone: those who look forward to sunbathing can find an adequate corner, while those who like to bath and swim can do so throughout the year, whether it’s hot and sunny or windy and rainy!
A separate kids pool is available right next to the larger one, making it easier for parents to watch over their kids (without risking that they end up in the larger pool by mistake).
The option to dine by the pool is also possible at the Play Deck, a bar/restaurant that gives you the chance to eat al fresco – which can be very cosy and relaxing by night.
The hotel offers different dining options, which include:
- Café Claire: a French bistro where breakfast is served but is open all day long with an a la carte service
- The Play Deck: the pool bar and restaurant as described above
- Savelberg Thailand: a fine-dining restaurant (that was closed during my stay at the hotel)
- Oriental Bar: a cosy and luxurious bar to enjoy a quiet drink at night
For the most part of my stay, I dined at the Café Claire restaurant, which is where the pictures below have been taken. The ambiance took me back to Parisian restaurants with its seating, music and delicious food!
For more information about the hotel, or to book a room, click here.
Note: this post is sponsored by Oriental Residence Bangkok.
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