Where To Stay In Bangkok | Oriental Residence Bangkok Luxury Hotel
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Where To Stay In Bangkok | Oriental Residence Luxury Hotel

A sense of calm washed over me as I entered the lobby of the Oriental Residence Bangkok. Leaving the steamy streets behind for the cool polished lobby, the staff whisked me to a seat to wait for check in. Decked out in a muted colour palette, with perfectly balanced and arranged furniture, the lobby is the kind of place you want to linger, as opposed to just pass through. It was when I reached my room, however, that I decided this wasn’t just a great place to stay in Bangkok. But somewhere I’d like to live. Forever!

Where To Stay In Bangkok | Oriental Residence Bangkok Luxury Hotel

Seating that makes you want to linger in the lobby of Oriental Residence Bangkok

Where To Stay In Bangkok | Oriental Residence Bangkok Luxury Hotel

High ceilings and shiny floors create a chic look

Where To Stay In Bangkok | Oriental Residence Bangkok Luxury Hotel

A guest waits in the lift lobby

Where To Stay In Bangkok | Oriental Residence Bangkok Luxury Hotel

The lobby creating a great first impression

Why Stay In This Luxury Hotel In Bangkok?

The Oriental Residence hosts 145 elegantly appointed suites, from 1 to 3 beds, which are ideal for extended stays. My room, a Grand Deluxe King, felt like a self-contained apartment, complete with kitchen, dining and lounge area and (the best bit!) a walk-in wardrobe, which connected the bathroom and bedroom.

Where To Stay In Bangkok | Oriental Residence Bangkok Luxury Hotel

I arrived late to find the room prepared for slumber

Where To Stay In Bangkok | Oriental Residence Bangkok Luxury Hotel

Immaculate kitchen area

The residence is located on Wireless Road in Bangkok’s Embassy District. It’s in the perfect position for both business travellers and shopaholics (see more below). It’s also great for those, like myself, who are attending a conference at the Queen Sirikit Convention Centre.

But whilst the location is great for business the building itself overlooks a park, giving the rooms a leafy, green outlook. The floor to ceiling windows frame the view and as there is a drop down desk from the wall unit you can perch near the window to work while soaking up the greenery below.

Where To Stay In Bangkok | Oriental Residence Bangkok Luxury Hotel

A leafy outlook

Where To Stay In Bangkok | Oriental Residence Bangkok Luxury Hotel

Loved this writing desk

The guest rooms feature the same sophisticated, muted palette as the lobby. The grey of the sofa perfectly complimented the pastel-coloured cushions as well as the purple flowers and macarons that were kindly left in my room.

Where To Stay In Bangkok | Oriental Residence Bangkok Luxury Hotel

I loved the muted palette of the furnishings

Where To Stay In Bangkok | Oriental Residence Bangkok Luxury Hotel

A very welcome treat

The bed was just the way I like it – a retro-lux padded headboard paired with incredibly soft sheeting and mattress. I can’t emphasis enough how sumptuous it felt to sink into those pillows – if beds had a star rating this would definitely get 5 from me.

On the dark wood side table was an alarm clock, which had a usb cable for phone-charging. I’ve seen this in a few rooms recently and it’s simply genius.

Where To Stay In Bangkok | Oriental Residence Bangkok Luxury Hotel

The incredibly chic and super comfy bed

The bathroom was all lux too, with underfloor heating that felt particularly indulgent. I also appreciated how the amenities provided were full size – almost like they were encouraging you to stay longer and pretend this is your new home.

I didn’t make use of the kitchen facilities as I had plans in the evenings but I noticed how immaculate the space was. If I had given into the munchies the minibar had all my cravings covered – I even spied Lindt chocolate!

Play Deck at Oriental Residence Bangkok

The 4th floor is where you find the Play Deck. The pool is cleverly half covered so if you wish to avoid the heat of the sun you can lounge at the shady end in comfortable nest-like beds. For sunlovers, like myself, there are also loungers at the far end of the pool, which come with city views and a refreshing breeze. Towels are already conveniently laid out on the beds, all you have to do is pick one.

Where To Stay In Bangkok | Oriental Residence Bangkok Luxury Hotel

Sunloungers in the breeze on the Play Deck

Where To Stay In Bangkok | Oriental Residence Bangkok Luxury Hotel

Or lounge in a nest

What About The Breakfast?

Breakfast is served at the French-inspired Café Claire. Guests can help themselves to continental and select cooked items from the buffet as well as choose from a menu of made to order dishes. Because I can’t resist the sweet treats I ordered the waffle tower, served with berries and syrup, and it was deliciously well-suited to the sweet bistro-style seating. The coffee was also the best I tasted in Bangkok; thankfully the staff were very generous about bringing me more whenever I finished a cup.

Where To Stay In Bangkok | Oriental Residence Bangkok Luxury Hotel

Bistro-style Cafe Claire

Where To Stay In Bangkok | Oriental Residence Bangkok Luxury Hotel

Retro-style booths

Where To Stay In Bangkok | Oriental Residence Bangkok Luxury Hotel

Sweet breakfast

Where To Stay In Bangkok | Oriental Residence Bangkok Luxury Hotel

I highly recommend the waffle tower

My stay was just for 2 short nights but I gladly could have hung around a lot longer. I’ll just have to settle for replicating the decor at home until the time comes to check in again.

Packages For Oriental Residence Bangkok

Oriental Residence Bangkok is offering a two-night “Bangkok Shopping Experience” package from 11,308 THB (approximately £207). The price includes accommodation in a one-bedroom suite with a city view, based on two sharing a room, on a bed and breakfast basis. A number of extras are included to ensure the city can be explored with ease, such as:  a 1-Day Travel Pass for the BTS Skytrain for two people, a complimentary shuttle service to Bangkok’s largest and newest mall Central Embassy, a complimentary gift card worth 1,500 THB (approximately £28) to use at any Central Department Store including Central Embassy, Central Chidlom or Central World, and complimentary WiFi.

For more information visit www.oriental-residence.com or click here to book.

Note: My room was complimentary. All words, opinions, typos etc are my own.

10 Comments

  • Reply
    Hannah
    November 10, 2015 at 10:13 am

    Oh my god. Everything about this is gorgeous. I want them to decorate my flat for me!

    • Reply
      Jayne Gorman
      November 10, 2015 at 10:51 pm

      Haha that is exactly how I felt. Simple but very elegant!

  • Reply
    Tiffany
    November 11, 2015 at 6:53 am

    I absolutely love the color palette they chose! It is so calming. The lobby is stunning and I think I would have spent a lot of time there.

    • Reply
      Jayne Gorman
      November 11, 2015 at 7:23 am

      It is really calming. As we know Bangkok can be hectic so it’s a perfect respite 🙂

  • Reply
    Raegan
    November 11, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    OMG, we stayed there last November and it is amazing!!! The staff is great, the rooms are unbelievable and the bed are to DIE for. We nick-named it “the cloud” because of how comfortable it was. Definitely missing it after reading your post!

    • Reply
      Jayne Gorman
      November 13, 2015 at 7:27 am

      Haha ‘the cloud’! What an apt name. I miss it too!

  • Reply
    Christine
    November 15, 2015 at 7:55 am

    Looks amazing – I wouldn’t want to leave either!

    • Reply
      Jayne Gorman
      November 16, 2015 at 4:20 am

      Definitely one to bookmark for when you make it to Thailand 🙂

  • Reply
    Jason
    November 25, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    Amazing place. I stayed there with my family last Dec. I was just wondering, does anyone know what pillows they use as standard on the beds because I want to buy them for the house. Thanks!

    • Reply
      Jayne Gorman
      November 27, 2015 at 5:20 am

      Hi Jason, I contacted the hotel team about the pillows and they said they buy them in bulk through a specific supplier but if you wanted to they would be happy to arrange to sell them to you directly as follows:

      – Front Pillows (softer) 4,800 THB, 20” x 36” (inches) 50% duck features from the breast

      – Back Pillows (harder) 4,500 THB, 24” x 36” (inches) 30% duck features from the breast

      I loved them too and fancied getting a couple myself! Please contact the hotel directly for more information. Let me know how it goes 🙂

      Best,

      Jayne

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