Old Customs House
The country's former Customs House was once the gateway to Thailand, levying taxes on traders moving in and out of the kingdom. It was...
Marking the ascendancy of the French missionary influence in Bangkok during the reign of Rama II (King Phraphutthaloetla Naphalai; r...
Regarded as among the premier spas in the world, the Oriental Spa sets the standard for Asian-style spa treatment. Depending on where...
Recently renovated and looking better than ever, the Oriental's Bamboo Bar remains one of the city's premier locales for live jazz. The...
Even if you can’t afford to stay at the Oriental, you should save up for the hotel’s decadent riverside buffet. Dishes such foie gras...
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Le Normandie information
Although today’s Bangkok boasts a plethora of upmarket choices, Le Normandie has maintained its niche and is still the only place to go for a genuinely old-world ‘continental’ dining experience. A revolving cast of Michelin-starred guest chefs and some of the world’s most decadent ingredients keep up the standard, and appropriately formal attire (including jacket) is required. Book ahead.
Le Normandie was closed at the time of research for an extensive renovation; some of the details above may have changed by the time it has reopened.