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“Restful Bangkok base” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Peninsula Bangkok

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The Peninsula Bangkok
Ranked #8 of 849 Hotels in Bangkok
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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“Restful Bangkok base”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2013 via mobile

This was our second visit to what we think is Bangkok's best hotel, less pretentious than the Oriental, but one up from the Shangri La. Right from the airport pickup and check in the service was excellent and understated. The only challenge was that the hotel was dry, due to an achohol ban across the city due to the elections, however have to say the welcome more than made up for this. Would very much recommend this excellent hotel.

Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2013

The Peninsula is a beautiful hotel. We were picked up from the airport by one of their cars and provided with bottled water and a wifi connection both of which were appreciated.

When we arrived they took us straight up to our room with our flower gifts and we checked in up there and due to the fact we had used the hotel’s car they had upgraded our room free of charge.

The hotel itself is very plush and everything is beautiful, it wasn’t however a stuffy hotel and all the staff were very friendly and helpful.

We also used the spa facilities and they were lovely. I would honestly recommend treating yourself to a facial. Best I’ve ever had and worth every penny.

The food at the hotel was very good too. At breakfast there is plenty on offer for very palate and tea and coffee being offered by the wait-staff.

We did eat an evening meal here and whilst the food was a very good standard it was expensive and we took the boat the next evening across the river to a restaurant that the concierge recommended which was fantastic and very good value for money.

I would highly recommend staying in this hotel and would do so again if I was in Bangkok.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Hong Kong, China
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130 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2013

I come to Peninsula many times in the past. Service is always among the best I have ever visited. They have a record of everything you have asked for. So, when you return the hotel, everything will be ready for you without asking.

The hotel is on a riverbank. You can enjoy a river view from any of its room. Room size is big and everything inside is the best. Although the place does show a bit of aging recently, it is still way above the average.

The hotel has a very nice pool. It is divided in three levels making it looks like a water cascade. One can enjoy the whole afternoon laying beside the pool reading, surfing on computer, or just doing nothing and enjoy one's self. The gym is big and well equipped. The restaurants there are among these best in Bangkok. You can enjoy piano playing in the whisky bar. By the way, the breakfast is buffer style and you can find anything you can image offering here.

To me, Peninsula is one of the reason for visiting Bangkok. Just to be pampered.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Washington, DC
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91 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2013

My last day in Bangkok, we took the BTS to Saphin Taksin and the free shuttle boat to the Peninsula Hotel for a totally elegant breakfast in their lobby cafe. Good food, excellent service, totally elegant environment and a great splurge for our last day.

I've stayed there when traveling alone but I was leading a group and our lodgings were a bit (a lot) less sumptuous.

Want to feel rich? Splurge on a breakfast at the Peninsula where $50 will just about cover the breakfast for two.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New York, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2013

After doing tons of research, it was pretty clear that the Peninsula and the Mandarin were considered the top two hotels in Bangkok. I'm sure they each have pros and cons and I can't speak for the Mandarin as I have not stayed there. We chose the Peninsula because the rooms were larger and we wanted a balcony room (it was also less expensive for a better room). I was slightly concerned that it was on the other side of the river, but this was not a problem at all as they have boats that shuttle back and forth and we never had to wait. It was actually nice to be on the other side because we had the view of the skyline from our balcony. The room was spacious and nice.... a little outdated, but not a big deal. We were there in January and it was nice to have the balcony to step out and take in the river view. Our first meal in Thailand was at Tripthara as we got in late in the evening. We had to wait about ten minutes to sit down and the hostess was very apologetic. The service was good and we enjoyed our meal there (the papaya salad is super spicy even for a spicy food lover, so watch out). We spent one afternoon by the pool, which was very enjoyable and the service there was great. Our only complaint was the service at the high tea... it was included via amex with our reservation and I'm sure that was the case for a lot of people because it was very busy and we had to wait an inappropriately long time to get anything. Other than that, we really enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2013

The staff was very friendly and helpful. The rooms are nice, but could use some minor updates. The phones and bedside master remotes look like they're from the 80s. The location is great, right on the river, and a boat runs very frequently transporting you across the river. The pool is amazing, and the restaurant right on the water has a great view and good food.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
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68 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2013

The Bangkok Peninsula Hotel represents the very best in luxury & customer service. FRom the moment we were greeted at the airport by our driver and escorted to our car - we knew we were about to experience something special.
Just imagine sitting in the back of chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce and being asked if the temperature is OK - now to mere-mortals like it that level of courtesy and service really does make you feel like a film star.
The same level of service continued when we arrived at the hotel - no such thing as hanging around a reception area to check-in - we were escorted straight to our room by a duty manager who completed the paperwork in the room with us as we were able to kick off our shoes after a long flight.
The views over the city skyline were fantastic, rooms cleaned to perfection and the fact that you could lie in the bath and catch up with some TV was pretty cool.
Food was top class and any question asked of any of the staff members was never too much trouble for them.
Our only regret is that we were only staying there for 2 nights before moving on to Phuket - but it is definitely on our hit-list for a return visit at some stage.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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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 Romantic Hotel in Bangkok
#4 Business Hotel in Bangkok
#5 Spa Hotel in Bangkok
#7 Luxury Hotel in Bangkok
#8 Family Hotel in Bangkok
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
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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