A classic, elegant hotel with some of the best service you’ll experience in any property in this city, The Peninsula Bangkok is prominently and smartly situated on the western side of the Chao Phraya river – the quieter side.
The hotel is a short ferry or a BTS train ride from the city’s main historical sites and all the action, shopping and nightlife of Silom, Siam Square and Sukhumvit. But there are several pluses in the distance trade-off: it’s a tranquil and serene location, the outdoor spaces are big, bold and beautiful, and dining in quasi calmness at the Thiptara Thai restaurant by the river is a wonderful experience you’ll never forget.
At first glance, the architecture and outside of the hotel look unassuming. But when you step inside it quickly becomes very clear that you’re in a Peninsula property. You’ll enter a world of understated luxury and attention to detail that exceeds all expectations. My only comment is that the hotel’s style, by contemporary standards, is somewhat dated.
Outdoors, noticeably, things are pretty special. The grounds are spacious and verdant, a luxurious feeling in a city as busy and boisterous as Bangkok. The swimming pool is vast, tiered into three levels and looks out over the river. It provides plenty of sunbathing opportunities and equal amounts of shade for those looking to cool off.
Before staying here, I wasn’t so sure I would like this hotel as much as I did. The building didn’t excite me on first impression, before I walked through the door, but I left with a genuine affection for the hotel and a true appreciation of the many things that make this property stand out from the crowd.
- Daily breakfast for two
- Room upgrade upon arrival
- Subject to availability, maximum upgrade level of accommodation applies
- Spa credit
- Thai baht 800 for treatments at the spa, not valid for retail purchases
- Afternoon Tea for two
- Served in The Lobby, once per stay
- Complimentary long distance calls
- Using VOIP system
- VIP welcome
- Upgraded welcome in-room amenities
- Early check-in / Late check-out
- Flexible check-in and out time 'Peninsula Time' for all guests with 48 hours notice
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
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