We're back at Peninsula Bangkok after not using Thailand as a stopover for a few years. How I've missed this place.
Peninsula BK is not the newest hotel in town, nor the most modern decor, but it has a wealth of experience to give us the best guest experience around.
From their seamless greeting at the airport (if you use their car service - highly recommended) to the welcome at the hotel door, you immediately know you're in good hands.
When our car drove up the long driveway of the hotel, flanked by flowering orchid plants, we knew we'd left the hustle & bustle of Bangkok at the main road & were a bout to step into a place of rest & relaxation. Our car door was swung open by the (Swiss) assistant manager & check in was done in our room - a lovely touch.
We were upgraded to a balcony room overlooking the river. Spend a few minutes on the balcony to experience the cacaphony of Bangkok & the 35C heat, then retreat to your room to appreciate just how well the airconditioning works & how well sealed the sound proof glass is.
The rooms are large with massive bathrooms, dressing room areas and one of the most comfortable hotel beds I've ever slept on.
My only small gripe is the wait for the breakfast buffett downstairs, close to 30 minutes. On other trips the lobby restaurant has had a small, well edited version of the main buffet available and that has also been included in our room tarif. This time it was only a la carte & we were told it was not included in our room rate. Nonetheless, the choice at the indoor/outdoor buffet was extensive and beautifully presented. Don't miss the tropical fruits, eggs to order, pastries, pots of real loose leaf tea, & remember take an extra scoop of the papaya & lime jam.
In short 24 hours here is the most perfect stopover in a long haul flight from Australia. We'll be back on our way home, & we can't wait.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Peninsula Bangkok Hotel Bangkok
- Peninsula Bangkok
- Peninsula Hotel Bangkok
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