The Peninsula Bangkok
What We Love
- Peninsula Academy programs range from Muay Thai kickboxing to elephant rides
- The extensive spa offers high-end Espa treatments in a riverfront colonial-era home
- Free boat shuttle service takes you to the nearest Skytrain station
What To Know
- The hotel is on the opposite side of the river from most of Bangkok’s major attractions, making transportation a little time-consuming
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This Bangkok grand dame offers the height of Asian hospitality from a towering high-rise building on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. Thanks to the W-shaped design, each floor contains only ten rooms and two suites, giving the hallways a feeling of intimacy and each of the rooms a full-on river view; some also have balconies or terraces with outdoor Jacuzzis. The varied indoor (air-conditioned) and outdoor dining options range from authentic Cantonese cooking at Mei Jiang (a nod to Peninsula’s Hong Kong roots) to home-style Thai fare at Thiptara or an international buffet and a la carte meals at the River Café and Terrace. The massive spa offers Thai and Western treatments, and the Peninsula Academy offers a variety of culturally immersive experiences.
In the Area
The hotel offers regular boat transfers across the river, where guests can connect with the SkyTrain and access Bangkok’s major neighborhoods. The city’s most important sights include the Grand Palace, an enormous complex of royal buildings and museums; Wat Pho, a temple that houses a giant gold reclining Buddha; and the weekend market at Chatuchak, said to be the largest in the world. To see the city’s more glamorous side, head for rooftop drinks at Sky Bar or the aptly named Vertigo and Moon Bar.
How to Get There
The hotel is centrally located next to Iconsiam, the newest upmarket shopping mall. With interesting street vendors on ground floor with plenty of restaurants. The hotel has a few dozen boat that can bring you across the river. With free breakfast and WiFi. No hazel at all. Staff in general is young and attentive. I had a good and relaxing massage in the SPA, they also hot and cold spa, sonar room and Gym facilities is great. Our group consists of four couples, we had a wonderful time here, highly recommended! But go to Thiptara, not value for money!
As a global meeting planner, I have worked in numerous 5+ star hotels around the world over the past 25 years. Never have we had the exemplary service experience anywhere as at the Peninsula Bangkok. From the site visit a year ago to walking out the door this week, the wonderful staff never missed a beat and exceeded my discriminating crowds’ expectations - even mine! Bua is by far the most fabulous Director of Conferences & Events with whom I have ever worked. Pop is an awesome sales manager and the entire hotel team is all about good old fashioned human touch and service. Quality through and through... Thank you all so very much for making this meeting the best ever in spite of the unfortunate medical challenges. You all deserve nothing but the best kudos from all of us. Thank you and Kob Kuhn Ka T-raks. I hope to return for a proper vacation one day soon!
Just at the Riverside on the other side of the noisy city you will find this luxury and calm hotel. Only situated 200 m from IconSiam an amazing mall, where you can buy almost everything including a new Rolls Royce or a new Cartier watch