Peninsula Hotel Bangkok Review
We were met in the airport by the hotel representative and whisked away inside a chauffeur driven Mercedes towards the hotel, where we were met warmly by a gracious hostess who escorted us to our room, so this was definitely not your typical hotel counter check in procedure. The Peninsula offers an airport fast-track service and may be booked with the concierge. It is about $30 or so per person to get.Upon arrival, to be ushered through a separate customs area past all of the throngs of other waiting travelers is an infinitely more welcome feeling than standing in long lines. Our junior suite was amazing coupled with views of the river and city skyline. The bathroom was roomy and spotless with fantastic separate shower cubicle. The area was also built with a well stocked drinks cabinet and fridge. Even though The Peninsula isn’t the most contemporary hotel that I have ever stayed in, that is certainly the very best overall experience, and also to sum up, it is sheer elegance and first class service completely.
The 37-story, W-shaped Peninsula has 60 one bedroom and five themed suites. Many rooms have river views and balconies. Private ferries shuttle across the river to connecting water taxis and the Sky train. The hotel has a quantity of restaurants and bars, and the River cafe was excellent and romantic, right on the river with the boats quietly passing by. Staff anticipate the next request before you have even thought of it! The magnificent, three-tiered swimming pool has covered areas available if you want to be from the sun for a while and health club with fitness center, sauna, and steam rooms and also a spa and beauty salon with a massive amount of massage treatments.
On weekdays, guests from the Peninsula Bangkok also have special use of the distinguished Thai Country Club golf club, which is approximately 60 minutes by car just southeast of Bangkok. The hotel is ideally located on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River in Thonburi. You can cruise the river in long tail boats and experience the flavor of riverside life and local attractions. Only a short distance from the hotel there are many historical sites, ancient temples, stilt houses and riverside restaurants. The Grand Palace, the Reclining Buddha and Golden Buddha Temples, the Temple of Dawn, and the Flower Market are just a quarter-hours boat ride away. China Town is Twenty minutes, while the Jim Thompson House, Siam Discovery and Emporium Shopping Complex are about half an hour.