Bangkok, Thailand

Oriental Residence

Rates from (inc tax)$115.29

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (21THB), via, using today’s exchange rate.


Bangkok meets Park Avenue


Uptown embassy enclave

In central Bangkok, Oriental Residence hotel is a sleek skycraper with intimate apartment-style suites. Surrounded by peaceful parklands and embassies, this retreat is all business on the exterior and relaxation on the inside. With a pool on the fourth floor and pair of elegant restaurants, this is a serene neutral-toned hideaway in a bustling city.

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Daily breakfast for two at Café Claire


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Need to know


145, including 104 suites.


Midday; check-in, 2pm. Both are flexible, subject to availability, for a fee.


Double rooms from $115.29 (THB4,050), excluding tax at 17.7 per cent.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (THB4,766.85), via, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Breakfast is extra, starting at THB220.


Sporty types can bust a move in the garden-view gym – the hotel can even arrange personal training sessions if you want to push it.

At the hotel

Two restaurants, DVD library, free WiFi throughout, laundry, valet parking. In rooms: kitchenette, LED TV, minibar.

Our favourite rooms

The white-on-white colour scheme, cool marble and hardwood floors create a soothing palette in each of these apartment-style abodes. We fell for the skyline and park vistas from the Corner Suites, but could easily be swayed by the balcony of the City View Suites.


Gazing out over gardens and the city skyline from the fourth-floor Play Deck, the cabana-flanked swimming pool is partially shaded for protected splashing.

Packing tips

A clean credit card so you can do some damage in Bangkok's designer boutiques, oversized sunglasses to tone down the ultra-bright interiors, and cocktail wear for after-dark drinks.


Pets are not permitted. Smoking is only permitted on the balconies of One-bedroom City View Suites.


Families are welcome, thanks to multi-bedroom suites with kitchen and laundry facilities, and a kids' activities room, though this serene space isn't designed with tearaway tots in mind.


Families are catered for, thanks to a kids' pool, games room and handy kitchen facilities in all of the suites.

Recommended rooms

Suites come with kitchens and laundry facilities: the two- and three-bedroom versions will provide ample room for your brood.


A well-stocked play room will provide hours of fun for Junior Smiths. The hotel's DVD library is also handy for rainy-day distractions.

Swimming pool

There’s a covered kids’ pool adjoining the adults-only outdoor stunner.


Kids are welcome in Café Claire at all times, and the children’s menu offers gourmet comfort foods such as burgers, ham and cheese toatsies, hot dogs, buttermilk fried chicken, Nutella pizzas and waffle towers. High chairs are on offer, and staff will happily heat up baby food.  

Food and Drink

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Top Table

At Mandopop, cosy up in an intimate private room, or perch yourself at the bar to watch the dim sum chefs at work.

Dress Code

Smart threads to fit in with the suited-and-booted embassy crowd.

Hotel restaurant

Light-filled Café Claire courts diners for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a menu of gourmet comfort food. Slip into a black leather booth for braised wagyu beef cheek, buttermilk fried chicken or a classic hot dog. At Mandopop, mod-Chinese is on offer for lunch and dinner. Signature tastes include pan-seared foie gras with crisp duck skin, and garoupa in a fragrant chilli sauce.


Hotel bar

Overlooking the dim sum kitchen, the dramatic bar at Mandopop is the perfect spot to sip champagne, Australian wines and creative cocktails. At Café Claire, draught beers and imported wines are the order of the day. 

Last orders

Café Claire serves dinner until 10.30pm; nosh at Mandopop until midnight.


Oriental Residence
110 Wireless Road


Bangkok’s international and domestic hub is Suvarnabhumi Airport, 30 kilometres from Oriental Residence. Metered taxis will take you into town for about THB400 including airport surcharge and road tolls. The hotel can organise transfers to and from the airport; they start at THB3,500 per car, each way.


Bangkok’s overground BTS Skytrain is a cheap and efficient way of getting around the city. Choose between Ploenchit and Chit Lom stations, both just a 10-minute walk from the hotel. Chit Lom is just a stop away from the main interchange Siam, which provides access to the rest of the network.


Bangkok’s erratic traffic can be overwhelming for the uninitiated. If you're brave enough to tackle Bangkok's busy roads, there's valet parking at the hotel.

Worth getting out of bed for

Early birds should stroll down to Lumpini Park just as the sun's rising. In this lush, leafy retreat, you'll be greeted by locals practicing yoga and t'ai chi, joggers running rings around the perimeter, graceful ballroom dancers and aerobics displays en masse.


Style seekers are also in for a treat, as you're an easy walk from Bangkok's bustling shopping hub. Siam Paragon (, Siam Center (, Gaysorn Plaza ( and MBK ( are ready and waiting for your custom. 


For a culture hit, explore elegant Erawan Shrine, the Grand Palace and a raft of other riverside temples, all just a short ride away on the BTS Skytrain.

Local restaurants

Boozy weekend brunches, pub classics and American diner faves are the calling cards of Hyde and Seek Gastro Bar (+66 (0)2 168 5152;, at 65/1 Athenee Residence on Soi Ruamrudee, just off Wireless Road. The playful menu might include baby back ribs with a chilli-chocolate glaze, bangers and mash, or a whole roast chook to share. 


A homely white wooden house on Lang Suan, Khrua Nai Baan (+66 (0)2 252 0069; has the intimate feel of a nightly dinner party. Choose flapping-fresh seafood from the tanks out front, then have it cooked any which way you like.


Steak cravings are best sated at Neil’s Tavern Restaurant (+66 (0)2 256 6874) on Soi Ruamrudee, off Wireless Road. Manly meats of every persuasion include US T-bones, filet mignons and pork loins, all backed by trad sides such as green peas or spinach with cheese.


Slip into the cool, cutting-edge world of Bed Supperclub (+66 (0)2 651 3537), where lobster pappardelle and juicy burgers are served between the sheets. Don't get too cosy though... the DJ tunes in the adjoining bar will soon have you back on your feet.

Local cafés

Adjoining Neil's Tavern Restaurant (+66 (0)2 256 6874; on Soi Ruamrudee, off Wireless Road, is Neil's Bake Shoppe, a must for towering American-style sweets, including slices of cherry or Oreo cheesecake, fresh-baked cookies and buttery pastries.



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Anonymous review

You have to love a friend who remembers everything. Barely have I dumped my bags and mixed us minibar cocktails than she’s plugged in her iPod and is playing One Night in Bangkok (downloaded especially for our trip). I’m based in Melbourne and Ms Smith, my bestie, lives in London. It’s been a year since we last saw each other and the exhaustion from our mutual longhaul flights has been overcome by excitement. We’re on our way to the blissful southern beaches of Thailand to celebrate her fortieth birthday. But before we get a much-needed dose of sun, sea and sand, we’re spending a couple of nights living it up in Bangkok – on the eighth floor of Oriental Residence to be exact.

Squeals and hugs complete, we explore our designer den. The elegant apartment-style City View Suite has a bedroom adjacent to a spacious sitting area with large sofa, a desk with an array of international sockets (how thoughtful), a dining table and chairs set for two, and a kitchenette with marble bench-tops, hot plate and cookware. ‘Won’t be needing those,’ I think to myself smugly.

The rapidly-raided minibar, on the other hand, already inspires my complete devotion. It’s full of tasty Thai snacks, delicious TWG tea and a fridge generously stocked with organic soft drinks. There’s even Riedel glassware. With our Belvedere vodkas topped with fresh tropical juice we make all manner of ridiculous toasts on our balcony, soaking up twinkling Bangkok below us.

Damn jetlag! After a blissful night’s sleep I’m wide awake at 7am and sneak off to the sitting room. By day the view is surprisingly green – the hotel is close to Lumpini Park and overlooks the verdant grounds of the surrounding embassies. In the midst of the chaos of Bangkok, it’s surprisingly peaceful.

Emerging from her slumber, Ms Smith joins me for coffee and we spread out a map. The plan? Hit Bangkok’s famous weekend market, Chatuchak, then go for a celebratory birthday dinner. Ms Smith has read all the rave reviews and booked us a table at respected Thai restaurant Bo.lan before leaving London – she truly is the best gastronomic touring companion a girl could have.

To fuel up for the day we head downstairs to Café Claire. With its leafy outlook, marble floors, brasserie-style chairs and tables dressed with starched white cloths, it reminds us of Paris, where we spent another of Ms Smith’s birthdays. Fluffy stacks of coconut pancakes, piles of rambutans, mangosteens and lychees, and young coconuts full of juice, however, remind us we’re in the tropics. As we’re strolling through reception, one of the smiling staff members asks what we’ve got planned for the day, then proceeds to explain how to get to the market on the monorail to avoid the weekend traffic chaos.

Chatuchak is every bit as fascinating as I remember, and we easily pass the afternoon wandering through the myriad vibrant stalls and sampling authentic – read: seriously spicy – Thai food. We finish with cocktails at a tiny, cool bar – not much more than a stall – complete with a DJ spinning house tunes.

Our perfect Bangkok day comes to a somewhat soggy conclusion, and not due to one of the typical monsoonal downpours. On the way back, we’ve only got a short walk from the Skytrain to the hotel but a truck roars through a puddle, completely drenching us in a wave of muddy water. Much hysterical laughter ensues as we compose ourselves before walking through the foyer looking far less glamorous than our surrounds, much to the amusement of the staff.

Before dinner we poke our heads into the Oriental Residence’s Chinese restaurant, Mandopop. With its soaring ceiling, bursts of luminescent blue and sweeping banquettes it looks amazing and I take a mental note to make a reservation next time I’m in town. The tasting menu at Bo.lan, off Sukhumvit Road nearby, is stunning though. As are the cocktails that follow at one of Bangkok’s fabulous rooftop bars. And the dancing. And the nightcaps.

Despite our 3am finish, we awake early and head to the fourth-floor pool. Although undercover, the deck is open on three sides and flanked by sunloungers and cabanas, as well as space-age–style pods suspended from the ceiling. With only a few other couples around, we easily procure a cabana with a killer view before partaking in a hangover-curing dip and poolside snooze.

In what seems like a blink of an eye, we’re back in the foyer, surrounded by bags and awaiting a taxi to the airport. The lobby is exquisite: seriously high ceilings, jaw-dropping flower displays and magnificent art adorning the walls. In the often gritty, manic morass that is Bangkok it’s a joy to be able to retreat to such a serene space. Ms Smith, plugged into her iPhone listening to One Night in Bangkok for the last time, removes one earphone and shoots me a big grin: ‘You’d better start thinking about where we’re going to spend my fiftieth, because Oriental Residence is going to take some beating!’ I agree.

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith Hotel with us, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Oriental Residence’s Guestbook below.

We loved

The atmosphere of the hotel is so relaxing. Nice and warm staff. Perfect location.

Don’t expect

Quite a long waiting time for check in.


Stayed on 3 Apr 2016

We loved

The softer-than-soft bed and pillows, the homely touches like fresh coffee, cafetiere and white china in the room, and the complimentary colourful macaroons!

Don’t expect

A lively bar by the pool at night: it was very quiet during happy hour, but lovely to watch dusk fall, with a margarita in hand, none the less.


Stayed on 30 Jan 2016

We loved

The beds in the hotel were absolutely divine! Seriously - I want that for my house.

Don’t expect

Easy transit to the main street. The shuttle in sporadic and they are not really set-up to assist guests with this.


Stayed on 5 Nov 2015

We loved

The decor, the service, the rooms

Don’t expect

The speakers in the room can't be connected to anything more recent than the iphone 4 and not at all to androids.


Stayed on 13 Jun 2015

We loved

Everything. The service, fittings, facilities. The staff were particularly helpful and courteous.All things in the room. Right down to the fine bone china and specialty tea and coffee.


Stayed on 10 Feb 2015

We loved

The decor and calm atmosphere.

Don’t expect

Availability of a beauty salon.


Stayed on 1 Feb 2015

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