This was our second visit, and it was even better than the first (which had some new hotel kinks to work out at the time). Great (and very large) salt water pool with excellent service (fresh fruits, ice water and towels as soon as you sit at a lounger), free mini bar, free birthday cake for the wife (which was really good) and excellent champagne breakfast everyday. Terrific location right next to the Paragon and Skytrain, yet super quiet and peaceful once you step into the hotel. My favorite hotel in BKK used to be the Peninsula, but I think I'm switching over to this place going forward. I tried St Regis earlier this year - it cannot compare to the Kempinski - location was a little off, super tiny pool with no shades so almost unswimmable for most of the day (unless you don't mind getting sun burnt). My only gripe about the Kempinski is that the free Internet is 256k, which would've been acceptable if it were 1999 ....One more thing -, Sra Bua Thai restaurant was excellent.