I just got back from an amazing three-week adventure in South East Asia with our first stop being Bangkok. We were lucky enough to stay at the Oriental Residence for our first two nights in this amazing city, and this was a perfect soft landing and start to our holiday.
The hotel is called a residence because about 20% of the rooms are occupied with more permanent residents and all the rooms come equipped with little kitchenettes and a dining table making a longer stay more independent. This is a good option if you are travelling with a family and especially with small children.
The property is located in Wireless Road sandwiched between the Netherlands and US embassy in a quieter and very plush embassy / shopping district in Bangkok. 500 metres from Lumpini Park (the Central Park of Bangkok) and near the BTS metro system, this is the perfect oasis to escape some of the hustle and bustle of the city.
The pool area was a highlight and I loved taking a dip on the 4th floor overlooking the city skyline. It’s partly in and outdoors which is kind of ideal when you want to escape the monsoons and blazing heat.
The hotel is the right size to feel homely but with enough luxury to feel like a boutique hotel. Its elegant and modern with a light and bright feel.
Here are a few of my pictures.
Central Embassy (800 m), Central Chidlom (1 km), CentralWorld (2.5 km), Siam Paragon (4.5 km)
Free WiFi, Complimentary Shuttle Service to Phloen Chit BTS Station, Chit Lom BTS
Suvarnabhumi International Airport – BKK (30 km), Don Mueang Airport (25 km), Phloen Chit BTS Station (750 m), Chit Lom BTS Station (1 km)
Address: 110 Wireless Road, Lumpini Pathumwan Bangkok 10330 | Google Map
GPS: 13.73779 100.546323
* I stayed as a guest of the hotel c/o The Tourism Authority of Thailand, represented in South Africa by Lesley Simpson Communications