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The Peninsula Bangkok
Ranked #7 of 863 Hotels in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
London, England, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
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“Memories for a lifetime”
Reviewed 11 July 2012

We stayed at this superb hotel for the third time in February and now awash with all the rain in London I still hold onto the memories of our stay. Watching the boats on the river from our room on the forty-fifth floor was mesmerizing and the panorama from the suite to which we were upgraded on our last night was stunning.

The staff are always so friendly and helpful and the swimming pool - swimming always an important part of my day - is second to none, absolutely beautiful. And breakfast down by the river in the sun is a wonderful way to start the day.

The location is great. With the constant ferryboat you can be on the opposite side of the river in minutes where the shops are located.

And the restaurants are good too.

All in all, there is no hotel like this one in the world - I coud put a bet on it!

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 July 2012

My partner and I stayed at the Peninsula for three nights ahead of a ten day break on Koh Samui. Situated on the west bank of the Chao Phraya river that runs through Bangkok, the Peninsula is approximately 45 minutes drivetime away from the main airport. I recommend a room with a balcony to take advantage of river views, just spending some time watching the traffic on the river is fascinating. The hotel operates a boat service across the river to the skytrain station and access generally to 'central' Bangkok.

A lovely hotel with what I would describe (positively) as a reasonably classical, 'old school' hotel look and feel to it with great staff throughout offering a very good service and customer experience. Our room was well equipped and sufficiently spacious with an excellent bathroom (including two sinks) and separate shower, nice large double bed.

The pool area (including a restaurant/bar) is great with three separate swimming pools all quite narrow but it works well. Jacquzzi is great too.

Breakfast served on a terrace (option to eat inside if you prefer) overlooking the river, with an excellent, extensive selection of food available.

On a couple of evenings, we enjoyed pre-dinner aperitifs from the bar on the aforementioned terrace and this was great. Dined at the in-house Thiptara restaurant twice and enjoyed the ambience and Thai food there too (good but not outstanding).

I have previously stayed at the Shangri-La (in 2007) and this compares favourably, due in part I think to the Peninsula's smaller scale which I felt promoted a more more intimate experience.

If I return to Bangkok there is little doubt I would stay at the Peninsula again, it has much to recommend it.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 10 July 2012

What can I say? This has to be the best hotel in Thailand, even all of Asia! The typical Peninsula service is fantastic, the rooms are luxurious, spacious and immaculately clean, the location is unbeatable and the hotel has breathtaking views of the Chao Praya river!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 July 2012

One word "Sumptuous" described this hotel. There is too much to write about everything, one can only go there and live the experience.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 July 2012 via mobile

Such a luxurious hotel , all details are taken into consideration .. The bed sheets and the pillows are simply soft and lovely and u will have the best sleep ever

  • Stayed June 2012
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Property: The Peninsula Bangkok
Address: 333 Charoennakorn Road | Khlongsan, Bangkok 10600, Thailand
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Region: Thailand > Bangkok
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Bangkok
#4 Romantic Hotel in Bangkok
#5 Spa Hotel in Bangkok
#6 Luxury Hotel in Bangkok
#8 Family Hotel in Bangkok
Price range (per night): ₹ 10,120 - ₹ 31,971
Hotel Class:5 star — The Peninsula Bangkok 5*
Number of rooms: 370
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Developed as one of the finest hotel properties in Bangkok, its riverside location inspired the wave- shaped design, capitalising on the uninterrupted panoramic views from every room and adding a distinctive architectural statement to the Bangkok skyline. The Peninsula Bangkok offers commanding city views, luxurious comfort, sophisticated facilities, extraordinary dining options and the legendary Peninsula service. ... more   less 
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