"Author's Wing at the Oriental Hotel" Top 5 Page for this destination Mandarin Oriental Hotel Tip by Bangkokjoe

Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Bangkok: 6 reviews and 6 photos

  Writer's Room, Author's Wing at the Oriental
by Bangkokjoe

Noel Coward, Somerset Maugham, James Michener and, and, wait for it, and Joseph Conrad. Wooo hoooo! These blokes all stayed - and jotted down their lines - at the Oriental.

Jospeh Conrad, Heart of Darkness eh? In this very wing. Marlon Brando did that in Apocalypse Now didn't he? "The horror, the horror". Well Marlon, it ain't one nip of horror in the Author's Wing at the Oriental Hotel. It's blinking paradise in here, pal.

...great for an afternoon chill out and a cup of tea. And there are book cases with some first editions in, sepia prints of the old Bangkok. Service is impeccable. Talk about the atmosphere, even Neil Armstrong would find some in here..... he's probably been.

Often there is a weekend wedding reception in one of the smaller rooms. A great backdrop for the bride, groom and two bridesmaids photographs. In the early evenings a pianist and cellist tinkle and stroke away.

A place to go to say you've done it. Though beware. Once you're in... ...will you ever want to leave for the Heart of Traffic Darkness and Congestion waiting outside? The horror, the horror!

(PS. If you look closely in the pic you can see Nataporn having a quiet kiss with her new hubbie on the top of the stairs. Nice one Khun Nat krab!)

(PPS. Bridesmaid on piano downstairs before cellist arrived. Nalak dee.)

This can be seen as part of the Urban Stroll around the area shown in the tip with the map, shown at the beginning of this section

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 29, 2005
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