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The Peninsula Bangkok
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   333 Charoennakorn Road | Khlong San, Bangkok 10600, Thailand   |  
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“so close to perfection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Stayed many times at the Peninsula over the years. All has been said on the accommodations and the grounds but, in my opinion, the location on the Chao Praya, the lovely boats and the amazing views from the rooms are the main assets.
Housekeeping is exceptionnal : even bookmarks were placed in our books.
Unfortunately the restaurants are not what you expect in such a hotel, except Mei Jiang. The restaurant selection at the Sukhothai is by fare superior.
Last time I stayed the River Bar closed at 11 PM which I found too early. It would have been nice avec an evening in the city to sip a last drink...

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

The Peninsula is one of the best properties I have stayed at in Bangkok. There's a quiet elegance about it, which I guess should be expected of any Peninsula property.

I arrived really early, so had the benefit of eating breakfast while sitting by the riverside and watching the city wake-up. The breakfast was excellent.

My room was lovely and cosy and the bathroom was especially big. I had a view of the river which was very nice, though I hardly spent any time in the hotel!!

I hope to stay here again on my next trip to Bangkok.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view of the river and although a bit balmy, try and eat outside by the riversi...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We ended a 4 week tour of Indonesia in Bangkok. While this was a very educational trip, Indonesia is a difficult place to visit. We were relieved and happy to be back in Bangkok. We were greeted at the airport by a representative of the Peninsula and taken comfortably in a lux car to the hotel. When we arrived at the hotel we did not even have to check in at the desk and were taken directly up to our view balcony room. We were then given an option to upgrade if we chose (at a 25% up charge, which was a fantastic price). The lovely rep that showed us to our room took us to the upgraded suite and it was beautiful! A wraparound view on the curve of the river. This one bedroom suite with two bathrooms (one had a view!) was exquisite. It felt like a homey apartment overlooking the grounds of the hotel, pool, river and the city skyline. We stayed for five nights and wish we did not have to leave. The service is wonderful and the outdoor Thai restaurant is delicious. We will stay at the Peninsula every time we travel to Asia.

Room Tip: Ask for a room that is not too high so that you can enjoy the activity of the river. This time our s...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

The Peninsula Bangkok is one of the best properties we have ever stayed in. The service is extremely good, rooms are good size and well positioned and very clean. Bathrooms are well fitted with a shower and bath tub. There is attention to detail. A great Chinese restaurant which not many people know about and a great river side cafe. There is a lovely spa with good therapists.
Always a place to get away to relax and enjoy the amazing care and service. The hotel maybe across the river but if you get off at the Peninsula Pier opposite the Shangrila its a 3 minute boat ride. Staff are well trained and always look after the guests. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Take high floor, for the view, the corner suites are very comfortable. Corner rooms are nicer.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Don't get me wrong - this is a very good hotel with wonderful ambiance and in a great location. Having read all the reviews before picking it however I was expecting something very special. The first let down was at reception when the receptionist had our booking the wrong way round. Not her fault but she was unable to sort it quickly which was irritating after taking nearly 20 hours to get there. What really let things down for us though was the quality and price of the food. We tried all the restaurants and were underwhelmed I'm afraid. Very expensive and not particularly good. Breakfast was the exception where the spread was impressive though you have to be patient as it gets very busy. The rooms are pretty compact but comfortable and the views of the river are great. We would go back but would eat dinner elsewhere!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

We stayed here over the Songkran holiday. This was our fourth stay at the hotel and it is as great as ever. Slick service from being met at the airport until our departure 5 days later. Check-in was prompt and we were shown to our balcony room. We prefer this side of the river as the view back towards downtown is mesmerizing - sitting on the balcony with a glass of champagne watching the boats go up and down the river is enchanting. Rooms are clean, well stocked and has a nice deep tub. The décor is little dated but we like the plush interiors. Food at Thiptara was great - nice view of the river and delicious food. The pool never felt crowded and service was excellent. The spa is fantastic with nice sauna/steam room.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Love everything about this hotel, by the river. Amazing rooms, totally gadgety and savvy. Love the thai restaurant, Thipthara - try the snowpeas and monkfish! and their caramelised nuts. location-wise, slightly away from where you would need to be but nicer to be by the river.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 333 Charoennakorn Road | Khlong San, Bangkok 10600, Thailand
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Location: Thailand > Bangkok
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Bangkok
#5 Luxury Hotel in Bangkok
#6 Business Hotel in Bangkok
#13 Family Hotel in Bangkok
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Peninsula Bangkok 5*
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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