Review: Oriental Residence Bangkok

Introduction: Flying The Nordic Shortcut to Europe
Cathay Pacific 777 Business Class Hong Kong to Bangkok
Oriental Residence Bangkok
Finnair A350 Business Class Bangkok to Helsinki
Hilton Helsinki Airport
Finnair A321 Business Class Helsinki to Amsterdam
Hotel Des Indes The Hague
Hotel Le Royal Luxembourg
Sofitel Brussels Le Louise
Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht
British Airways Lounge Amsterdam
British Airways A321 Economy Class Amsterdam to London
My Bloomsbury London
Finnair A350 Business Class London to Helsinki
Finnair A350 Business Class Helsinki to Hong Kong

This will be a short review, as we literally got to the hotel at night, and left for Bangkok Airport for our flight to Helsinki early the next morning.

We arrived at the Oriental Residence Bangkok after our flight from Hong Kong. The hotel is located in Lumphini and is within walking distance of the newly opened Central Embassy mall (where the Park Hyatt is located). The hotel also offers a shuttle service to the closest Bangkok Sky Train Station.

There’s a small seating area to the left as you enter. Next to that is the concierge, which wasn’t open for the entire duration of my stay.

IMG_9795Oriental Residence Bangkok Lobby 

There was an interesting display of photographs on the back wall of the Lobby, which looked pretty cool.

IMG_9794Oriental Residence Bangkok 

Immediately below that was a nice arrangement of fresh flowers and a bench.

IMG_9782Oriental Residence Bangkok Lobby 

To the left of the entrance were the check-in desks, which were sit-down. Next to the check-in area was another small sitting area, with a variety of comfortable furniture.

IMG_9781Oriental Residence Bangkok Lobby Sitting Area 

IMG_9780Oriental Residence Bangkok Sitting Area 

The check-in process was quick and efficient. The associates were friendly and offered to escort us to our room.

Oriental Residence Bangkok
Check-in: Monday, June 27, 2017
Room Type: Grande Deluxe Twin Room 
Stay duration: 1 night
Check-out: Tuesday, June 28, 2017

The associate took a few moments to give us a quick tour of the room. There was a small sitting area as you immediately enter, which consisted of a comfy couch and a chair for dining. It’s worth noting that the room did not have a conventional desk, which I imagine wouldn’t be ideal for business travelers.

IMG_9785Oriental Residence Bangkok Grande Deluxe Twin Sitting Area 

There was also a small kitchenette with a sink, a toaster, a coffee maker, a microwave and a fridge.

IMG_9786Oriental Residence Bangkok Grande Deluxe Twin Kitchenette 

The beds were of a standard size and were quite firm. While it didn’t kill me, I didn’t find the mattresses very comfortable.

IMG_9784Oriental Residence Bangkok Grande Deluxe Twin Beds

I quite liked the decor of the room. While the design aesthetic was somewhat cookie-cutter, it was simple, modern and well-designed overall, so I have no complaints.

There was a walk-in closet next to the washroom, which I was glad to see featured a decently sized luggage rack.

IMG_9790Oriental Residence Bangkok Grande Deluxe Twin Walk-in Closet 

The toilet was quite condensed and featured a separate shower/tub setup. The toiletries provided by the hotel were decent but nothing special. I appreciated that they had a shower-head in the bathtub, which I find is something that hotels could really use.

IMG_9791Oriental Residence Bangkok Grande Deluxe Twin Toilet 

The shower pressure was pretty decent, and it also didn’t leak, which is a hotel pet peeve of mine.

IMG_9792Oriental Residence Bangkok Grande Deluxe Twin Shower 

The washroom also featured a single sink and a decent amount of counter space.

IMG_9793Oriental Residence Bangkok Grande Deluxe Twin Sink 

Overall, I really liked the room. It was clean, modern, and I quite liked the kitchenette, which would’ve been handy for a much longer stay. It was rather unfortunate that our time here spanned all of 12 hours.

Since our flight on Finnair was delayed, we had to leave the next morning at 6AM to get to the airport and figure out our alternative travel arrangements with Finnair.

Bottom Line: Oriental Residence Bangkok

Overall, I enjoyed my stay at the Oriental Residence Bangkok. The location of the hotel was decent and within walking distance of the Central Embassy Mall. The design of the hotel was cookie-cutter but also modern and functional. The service throughout our stay was also pretty decent. This is an excellent option for business and leisure travelers in Bangkok.

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