Hotel Review: Oriental Residence, Bangkok, Thailand

by Kerwin McKenzie on December 8, 2015

Property Name: Oriental Residence
Property Address: 110 Wireless Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand
Nearest Subway stations: BTS Chit Lom and Phloen Chit
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Oriental Residence Bangkok Lobby Oriental Residence Bangkok Lobby

 

 

While in Bangkok in October of this year (2015), I had a complimentary two-night stay at the Oriental Residence Bangkok. This is a luxury property located in the center of the city. Here’s what I thought of my stay.

 

 

Check-in

I took the short walk from the BTS Chit Lom station and after a short walk ended up at the entrance of the property. It was really hot in Bangkok so I should have really taken a cab or a tuk tuk.

I was greeted by a very pleasant check-in agent and within minutes I was presented with a cold towel, a bottle of water as well as a welcome drink. How did they know  I needed that? I had to get to my meeting so I was able to stow my belongings before I left since my room was not ready. I was told my stuff would be placed in the room; what service I thought.

 

Oriental Residence Bangkok water cold towel Oriental Residence Bangkok water cold towel

 

I was offered a ride to the subway station via their air conditioned van which was well worth it due to the heat. It makes the trip every half an hour if there is anyone waiting to go. You don’t get a ride coming back to the hotel though. Unless you are perhaps luck to spot the van when you arrive I guess.

 

Oriental Residence Bangkok inside van Oriental Residence Bangkok inside van

 

Once I returned much later that day, I just picked up the keys from the front desk and sure enough when I made it to my room, my bags were neatly placed in the corner of the room. Yeah!

 

 

The Property

Like many properties in Bangkok, this one is part hotel and part residence. So that means that select floors are assigned to people who actually live in the building. In this property, that starts at the 22nd floor.

The 4th floor is shared space and consist of a swimming pool, fitness center and a common area that actually have a foos ball table and also a table tennis table.

 

Oriental Residence Bangkok Play Deck on 4 Oriental Residence Bangkok Play Deck on 4

 

Oriental Residence Bangkok Play Center Oriental Residence Bangkok Play Center

 

The pool area also have some funky looking cabanas that you can use to relax before/after using the pool or if you don’t want to use the pool at all. This is my favorite area of the property.

 

Oriental Residence Bangkok Swimming pool night Oriental Residence Bangkok Swimming pool night

 

Oriental Residence Bangkok Swimming pool pods Oriental Residence Bangkok Swimming pool pods

 

 

The Room

The room (Grand Deluxe) is actually a mini apartment consisting of a fully functional kitchen with a dining room/living room with a dining table and a couch.

 

Oriental Residence Bangkok - My Bed Oriental Residence Bangkok – My Bed

 

Oriental Residence Bangkok Couch Oriental Residence Bangkok Couch

 

 

The bedroom has two or one bed as you wish. The bathroom is almost the length of the room itself. It also comes complete with a bathtub, rain shower and way too much space to put your clothing and other things.

 

Oriental Residence Bangkok BathTub Oriental Residence Bangkok BathTub

 

Their is a turn down service where they place a mat on the floor at the middle of your bed complete with slippers. For some reason the first night my slippers were not placed, but the second night they were placed. No biggie of course.

 

Oriental Residence Bangkok Bed Turned Down Oriental Residence Bangkok Bed Turned Down

 

Did I mention that I have bathrobes? :-).

 

Oriental Residence Bangkok Robes Oriental Residence Bangkok Robes

 

 

 

I felt like I needed to cook something since I had a full sized kitchen, but I did not bother. I did peel a mango that I had bought from the night market though. Does that count as cooking?

 

Oriental Residence Bangkok Kitchen Oriental Residence Bangkok Kitchen

 

I did not have a one bedroom suite, but am told that they are a tad larger and comes with a washing machine. There are also two and three bedroom suites as well in case you have a larger party or just need the extra space :-). So if you have to get some laundry done on your stay inquire about one of those units at check-in or when you make the booking online.

I was also very impressed by the electronic drawer. I had all kinds of plugs and cables. Check out this photo.

 

Oriental Residence Bangkok Cables Oriental Residence Bangkok Cables

 

Oriental Residence Bangkok Plugs Oriental Residence Bangkok Plugs

 

 

Breakfast

There was a complimentary breakfast included with my deal. When you book your own stay, this is an optional item. I recommend trying it at least one day as it is divine. There is a menu for you to choose from or you can have the buffet. Café Claire just have way too much stuff to eat. The staff is exceptional and will take care of your every needs.

 

Oriental Residence Bangkok Cafe Claire Menu Oriental Residence Bangkok Cafe Claire Menu

 

Oriental Residence Bangkok Cafe Claire Meat Breakfast Oriental Residence Bangkok Cafe Claire Meat Breakfast

 

I’m a big tea fan so the TWG Tea was my favorite. I think I had too many cups :-).

 

Oriental Residence Bangkok TWG Tea Oriental Residence Bangkok TWG Tea

 

Café Claire also has afternoon tea although as I was always out in the afternoon I was unable to partake.

 

 

Check Out

I always hate leaving a hotel, its usually the worst part of the experience just ’cause I have to leave. But the Oriental Residence makes it flawless.

 

Oriental Residence Bangkok Bottles of Water Oriental Residence Bangkok Bottles of Water

 

Once you’ve settled your account, you can take a cab or a tuk tuk which they will call for you or you can take their van that will take you to the Phloen Chit station just a five minutes drive away in an air conditioned van at no charge.

 

Oriental Residence Bangkok van at station Oriental Residence Bangkok van at station

 

Verdict

I loved it. The property is centrally located in a quiet neighborhood and close to local transportation. Plus the decor is beautiful and comes with all the amenities I need.

 

Oriental Residence Bangkok View Oriental Residence Bangkok View

 

I’d recommend a stay at the Oriental Residence the next time you are in Bangkok. Have you been to Bangkok and stayed at this property? What did you think?

 

 

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

avatar Bethaney - Flashpacker Family December 8, 2015 at 6:36 pm

Looks like a great hotel Kerwin! I’d stay there for sure. 

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avatar Kerwin McKenzie December 8, 2015 at 7:29 pm

It is Bethaney,

Thanks.
Kerwin

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avatar Liz (WorldWideWithKids) December 28, 2015 at 2:16 pm

We stayed there in a 2 bed suite last month and loved it! The beds were the most comfortable I have ever slept in and we live in hotels for most of the year. Looks like you had a great stay there too.

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