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
It was my 4th time at Peninsula Bangkok and once again I was not disapointed. The bar, pool and restaurant ovelooking the river are always magical thanks to a flawless service. I strongly recommend and hope to come again for 5th time.
For both business and leisure I must have had been to Bangkok 50 times or more.
The hotel’s fantastic pool facing the Chao Phraya river was the most outstanding of all the hotels I stayed in Bangkok. I am never a pool person, and yet I swam and had fun with my family over cocktails and snacks.
The green hotel ferry shuttle faithfully took us to and fro the city.
Service was impeccable. The Thai people are the best in the tourism business. They should set up a hotel school (not Swiss) for all to come to learn the art of true hospitality.
The grand deluxe room (50sq ft) was luxurious and with the most amazing river view. Every morning I opened the curtains and sat watching the bustling, brownish river came alive with activities.
WwThe Peninsula Bangkok is still the best of them all.
If you like alcohol like me(still on my first liver though!) hurry up to The Peninsula Bar and ask for “Golf!”
If he is working, bounce any drink of him and he will comeback with something even better!
Tonight’s sampling (well only some of it actually...????)
An Espresso martini to die for (mixed with rum and cacao), Hanky Panky, Negroni, Dark & Stormy, and to finish up a “Last word!” (Will save the “Final word” for later”...
Ask for any of above and I guarantee pleasure! ????????
I’m sure the menu will be updated soon and “Golf” will be named king of Bangkok drinks!
(Disclaimer never met him before but never had better drinks anywhere on the planet! And I had a few here and there...)
Do yourself a favor bring some friends and go here and enjoy any drink you can think of(and a few that you can’t!)!!!
Picture: the days favorite Venezuelan rum!