Well, they have done it again and amazed me! I have been coming to the Peninsula Hotel for a while now, and every time I rediscover its beauty, high level of service, and quality.
My room was on the 33rd floor, with a breathtaking view over the Chao Praya River. Although the electrics in the room did not work (a message that this was in the process of being repaired was kindly provided upon arrival), the hotel is, to me the best in Bangkok!
All restaurants are exceptionally good, although the Chinese and Thai dishes are somewhat adapted to Western tasts, which I suppose is a requirement at such a large hotel. However, any wish is their command and I have found it useful to specify that I would like my Thai food prepared in the same way that they would eat it. It is then served according to the original receipes.
The Spa is heaven on earth! Not cheap, but thouroughly worth at least one visit, if not more. There are countless of day spas around Bangkok, which are a lot cheaper (as in 10% of the Peninsula prices). This said, a massage at the Peninsula Spa will take your breath away (whereas most day spas are more of a happy ending sort of experience).
I discovered something very special this time, which is also the main reason for which I consider this one of the best hotels of the world. Despite being a very large place, and despite the often large numbers of tourists that will stay at this hotel, there is a personalised serviced, in as much as I always felt that I was in a small boutique hotel.
It is also a hotel, where not every extra service will cost you extra; some hotels have this nasty attitude of charging their guests fr everything they can possibly do, which I have to say was not the case here.
Finally, the day that you'll leave the hotel is nasty; you'd wish that you could stay at th hotl forever (and indeed you can rent rooms on a monthly basis, as I have learned), and I always leave this hotel feeling sad that it my stay there is over, but happy to the thought of returning!
- 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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