Royal Orchid Sheraton Bangkok
The Royal Orchid Sheraton is a luxury hotel set in lush gardens on the Bangkok riverside. The contemporary Thai style rooms & suites all have a river view & there are several quality restaurants on site. A bonus is the presence of River City Mall which is situated next door, featuring riverside dining, cafes, art exhibitions & a selection of shops selling original & replica Thai antiquities & works of art.
Royal Orchid Sheraton Location
The Royal Orchid Sheraton has an excellent location on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, a short walk from public transport, restaurants, bars & shopping facilities. There are two river piers & a hotel shuttle boat providing complimentary transport to the BTS, IconSiam & Asiatique.
Royal Orchid Sheraton Rooms & Suites
There are 726 Royal Orchid Sheraton rooms & suites, tastefully decorated in a classic Thai style. There are 9 categories of rooms & suites, from deluxe double rooms to an ultra-luxury presidential suite.?
All of the Royal Orchid Sheraton rooms come equipped with modern facilities. Basic room facilities include
- double or twin beds
- shower & bathtub
- 55? flat-screen cable TV?
- sitting area with sofa
- work desk
- IDD Phone
- high-speed internet
- USB outlets
- alarm clock
- tea & coffee maker
- bathrobes & slippers
- daily fresh fruit & flowers
- iron & ironing board
- complimentary water
- towels & toiletries
- 24-hour room service
Suites have an additional TV & phone, a living room, & a range of complimentary food, drink & services. Access to either the Junior or Executive lounges is also included. The Presidential Suite features a separate dining room, study, conference room & a luxury bathroom.
Royal Orchid Sheraton Facilities
The Royal Orchid Sheraton has a full range of facilities. The staff speaks 5 languages, English, German, Chinese, Japanese & Thai.?
- 24-hour reception
- 2 Swimming Pools
- Fitness Center
- Tennis Court
- Jogging Track
- Shuttle Boat
- Coffee Shop
- Snack Bar
- Luggage Storage
- Currency Exchange
- Wheelchair Access?
- Business Center
- Car Rental
- Gift Shop
- Beauty Salon
- Dry Cleaning
- Babysitting Service
Royal Orchid Sheraton Restaurants
There are 4 Royal Orchid Sheraton restaurants serving Thai, Seafood, Steak, Italian, Tapas, BBQ & International Buffets. They are?
- Feast: International Buffet
- Thara Thong: Traditional Thai cuisine
- Riverside Grill: International BBQ
- Giorgio?s: Italian cuisine
Feast is a stylish ?world cuisine? restaurant featuring a choice of an international buffet or a la carte menu. Selections include Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Western, Thai & Italian dishes. There are live cooking stations where chefs will prepare made to order dishes. There are 2 daily buffets, lunch & dinner. On Friday/Saturday, there is a BBQ & Seafood buffet. On Sunday there is a special brunch buffet. Feast is open daily from 06.00-22.30.?
Thara Thong Thai Restaurant
Thara Thong is the Sheraton?s signature Thai restaurant serving traditional authentic dishes in a beautiful hand-carved teak wood pavilion. The restaurant features traditional floor seating & low tables. There is a choice of a set menu, wine pairing menu, or a la carte menu. The pavilion & it?s outdoor terrace have river views while live Thai classical music accompanies you while dining. There is also a Thai cultural & traditional dance performance (Monday-Saturday). Thara Thong is open daily from 18.00-22.30. Reservations are recommended. Smart casual dress.
The riverside grill specializes in grilled dishes including steaks & seafood served on the riverside terrace or in the air-conditioned dining room. The Riverside Grill is open daily from 17.00-01.00.
Lobby Lounge Bar
The lobby lounge bar is a large comfortable space in the hotel lobby. There is an extensive drink menu, and a snack/bakery menu is available all day. There is live music on Wednesday, Friday & Saturday from 20.30 to 24.00 featuring bands & international singers. The lobby lounge is open daily from 08.00-01.00.
The Club Lounge
The club lounge is a private guest lounge featuring complimentary breakfast, cocktails, soft drinks, afternoon tea & canapes. The lounge is only accessible to guests in premium rooms & suites.?
Royal Orchid Sheraton Shops
The Royal Orchid Sheraton has small shopping zones in the lobby & on the first floor with shops selling clothing, art, antiques, gifts, souvenirs & ceramics.
There are also tailor shops & a branch of Elephant Parade. There is a larger selection of shops next door at River City mall.
Elephant Parade is a charitable organization dedicated to elephant conservation. They produce hand-crafted ceramic elephants in hundreds of designs and exhibit them around the world. There are several shops in Bangkok, including at the Royal Orchid Sheraton. The shop is in the lobby area.
Next door at River City is a larger shop with an activity area where you can design & paint your own elephant. This is a nice activity not only for children but adults too. The prepainted elephants come in a selection of sizes & make lovely souvenirs of your holiday in Thailand or as gifts for those back home. Additionally, you will be making a donation to a worthy cause.?
Within the hotel, you will find several large elephant sculptures on display with more at River City, next door.
Fitness & Wellness Center
The Royal Orchid Sheraton has a large fitness center, a jogging track & an outdoor tennis court. The fitness center is open 24 hours. Fitness classes are also available. Daily schedules are available at the hotel. The following facilities & activities are available.
- Aerobic Machines
- Weight Training Facilities
- Jogging Track
- Tennis Court
- Steam Room
Royal Orchid Sheraton Spa
The Royal Orchid Sheraton Spa offers a range of luxurious treatments & unique programs to relax & heal your mind, body & soul using both traditional Thai & western techniques. These include body wraps & scrubs, massages, aromatherapy & facials.? Spa treatments are available from 09.00 to 22.00 daily. Minimum age 18. Non-guests are welcome.
Royal Orchid Sheraton Pool
There are two swimming pools that are exclusively for the use of hotel guests. The Sheraton?s bigger resort-style pool is in a private shady garden area surrounded by trees & furnished with large comfortable sun loungers. There is a poolside cafe that serves snacks & drinks. This is the quieter & most pleasant of the two pools.?
The terrace pool is saltwater & is on a terrace overlooking the river. Snacks & drinks are available & served poolside. The pools are open from 06.00-20.00.
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Royal Orchid Sheraton Shuttle Boat
The Royal Orchid Sheraton has its own mini-fleet of shuttle boats. Services from the hotel pier go to & from the following destinations.
- Sathorn Pier (for BTS Saphan Taksin Station) ? from early morning until midnight
- Asiatique ? from late afternoon until 11.30 pm.
- IconSiam ? from 10.00 am until 22.30
The service is for guests only though you may use the boats if you are going to & from the hotel for meetings, dining, drinking, or visiting the spa.
- Assumption Cathedral ? The principal Roman Catholic Church in Thailand. It is 112 years old.
- East Asiatic Company Building ? An old colonial-style building that stages occasional art exhibitions.?
- Thailand Creative & Design Center ? Design Research & Exhibition Center
- Warehouse 30 ? Shopping & Art Complex
- River City ? Riverside Mall specializing in Thai Antiques & Art
- Holy Rosary Church ? Gothic Style Riverside Church dating back to the 1890s
- OP Place ? Antique & Art Shopping Center
Royal Orchid Sheraton Bangkok Video
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Book Your Stay at the Royal Orchid Sheraton Bangkok
Royal Orchid Sheraton Bangkok is one of the most luxurious riverside hotels in Bangkok. The rack rates for Rooms & suites are from 4000 to 13000 baht per room/suite per night. A tax of 10% is added to all prices. The more exclusive rooms & suites should be booked in advance. Check out the latest offers & read guest reviews on Agoda & Bookingcom at the links below
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How to get to the Royal Orchid Sheraton?
Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) ??If you are staying at the Royal Orchid Sheraton, we recommend you take a private transfer from Suvarnabhumi Airport. There are three classes to choose from. Click on the link for more information & booking.?
A VIP Meet & Greet service is available that includes fast-track immigration clearance, a hostess to escort you to your waiting transport & a porter for your luggage. Check here for details & booking.
Don Mueang Airport ? From Don Mueang Airport, you can take a private or shared transfer. There are two classes to choose from. Click on the link for more information & booking.?
Warning ? The taxis & tuk-tuks that park just across the road from the Royal Orchid Sheraton & River City are Mafia taxis who refuse to use the meter & overcharge customers. Don?t take taxis to the floating market unless you want to be ripped off. They are also rude & aggressive if challenged. Please avoid using them.
Taxi ? The hotel can arrange a taxi for you or you can hail one on the street. Beware of taxis that hang around on the street near the hotel. These taxis do not use the meter, overcharge & will try to take you to fake gem shops & worse. Never ask a taxi driver for recommendations, they will only take you to places that pay them a commission.
Tuk-Tuk ? If you would like to use a tuk-tuk, walk up to Charoen Krung Road & hail a passing one. The same as for taxis, avoid ones that park & hang around near the hotel for the same reasons as taxis above.
BTS Skytrain ? Saphan Taksin Station is a 15-minute walk from the hotel or a 5-minute journey on the hotel shuttle boat. The BTS Skytrain is one of the most convenient ways to get around Bangkok.
Hotel Shuttle Boat ? The Royal Orchid Sheraton shuttle boat runs between the hotel & Sathorn Pier (next to BTS Saphan Taksin Station). The shuttle boat from the hotel also operates a free service to Asiatique & Iconsiam.
Chao Phraya Express & Tourist Boats ? The Express (Orange Flag) Boat calls at Si Phraya Pier, next to the hotel. To take the tourist (blue flag) boat, you will need to take the hotel shuttle boat to Sathorn Pier & change there.
Si Phraya Pier ? Khlong San Pier ? There is a cross-river ferry service that departs from Si Phraya Pier which is in between the hotel & River City. The ferry runs to Khlong San Pier next to the Millennium Hilton Hotel, directly across the river. This allows you to visit the Jam Factory & Khlong San Plaza Market. The fare is 5 baht & the ferry runs from 04.30 to 21.30 daily. Services are every 15 minutes.
Icon Siam Shuttle Boat ??A free shuttle boat runs between Si Phraya Pier & Icon Siam Pier. There are departures every 15 minutes from 09.30-22.30.