This hotel thinks of itself as one of the great luxury hotels of the world but it isn't. First of all the hotel is on the wrong side of the river which makes going anywhere unpredictable and a chore. It takes at least 15 minutes by boat to get to anywhere. If you go out twice a day sightseeing shopping or dinner you have to add at least an hour in travel time to what you spend if you were staying at the Oriental or the Shangri-La.
The initial room we were given had many problems, both as to wiring, air conditioning and a shower which flooded the bathroom. We were moved to an upper floor luxury suite which was certainly gracious but guests should never have been put in the first room. That said, management was very responsive.
Excellent breakfast buffet but otherwise the food is unremarkable. In general the hotel's atmosphere is generic with no particular sense of being in Thailand or even Asia save for the view of the river.
Excellent staff to greet you at the airport and assist you through departure. They were the best thing about the hotel!
- 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
- Bangkok Peninsula