The Peninsula Bangkok Hotel
Reviews - The Peninsula Bangkok Hotel
- Age Group: 31 - 40
- From: United States
- Traveller type: Young Couple
- Age Group: 41 - 50
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Family Traveller
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ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!from hellsbells
Superb! Check-in, room, view, food, everything. Stayed at the Sukothai on our way out but really this hotel was the best!
We had a balcony room and I would recommend spending the extra for this. You get a real feel of the river life.
The bathroom was spotless, bright, tv, big shower and good sized bath. Nice amenities. Comfy bed, luxurious linen, everything's thought of.
The pool is a feature but not if you want to swim long lengths. I don't, so I enjoyed it's ambience. You are alongside the river. Take a nap under a luxurious shelter or watch the river life. (It was cold - my partner refused to get in. Personally it was a relief after so many bath temp pools on our hols)Good pool service.
If you are new to bangkok and do want to leave the hotel there's regular hotel boats crossing the river.
Convenient to royal Palace etc..
I loved it.
Bangkok Paradise!from gona40
s the soul?from A TripAdvisor Member
Beautiful Hotelfrom snowyshome
Very good but not the best!from astro50
The hotel is really very nice, rooms are excellent, with wonderful views, bathrooms lovely and huge and buffet breakfast is great. I found everything about the hotel excellent except for the service. That's the reason I don't rate it higher. Front desk staff and concierge had very bad service. We were almost 2 hours waiting for our room to be ready, sitting at the lobby. No one came to tell us when it was ready , I had to go there a couple of times. The concierge was rude and less than helpful providing us information . The only staff I found provided good service and were attentive were the boys from the shuttles and the staff at the pool bar.
My package came with a welcome gift I had to ask for, it had been forgotten. Checking out was made slowly and without a smile ( in the land of smiles).This isn't a 5* star service, no way! I pay much attention to service and the Peninsula has really bad service, despite being a very nice hotel. They should send their staff to learn at the Ritz in Paris or maybe at the Oriental, on the other side of the river.
Great hotel, but not the best in the worldfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Negatives - Very little "non revenue producing" seating space anywhere in the hotel lobby or outside. No cosy spaces to sit and relax - pretty much every public seat is in a restaurant. We felt that the pool, while nice, was nothing special, especially with the noise of generators right over the wall. While the tea and the breakfast were fine, the menu items in the lobby restaurant were not very good. We had green curry, sandwiches, and the spicy beef salad, all of which were disappointing. The service in the beauty salon was good but it was not at all "posh" and there is not a spa at all - only a fitness center with a couple of treatment rooms. My massage was nice but didn't compare in atmosphere to, for instance, the Kahala in Honolulu. In fact, the Ritz Carlton in Bahrain, which we visit monthly, is a much better hotel. We definitely enjoyed the stay and loved Bangkok but best in the world?? - no way.
Excellent!! Worth every pennyfrom Mel_in_Cali
Get a plan that includes breakfast, becuase its really good and otherwise you will have to walk a few minutes to find something to eat.
Also, don't worry about being across the river in Thonburi. They have a shuttle boat that runs back and forth all day to the other side of the river. We did not need a single taxi the whole time, the hotel location is great for the skytrain and river express boats. The shuttle boat drivers will ask you where you are going and then tell you exactly how to get there.
Of course the staff is wonderful and can help you with anything you need.
Bedroom, bathroom - very confortable and luxurious - absolutely no complaints. Lobby perhaps a bit cramped - but "warmer" than Oriental. Lovely very charming male receptionist (on check in), perhaps female receptionist on check out a bit snooty. Nice pool - a bit on the narrow side but v attentive poolside staff. Excellent Chinese food - one of the best dim sums I've had - v light and not in the least greasy. Good dinner buffet (although I think the Oriental has the edge there - grilled lobster and Aussie ribeye but Pen is cheaper) - having said that it's only a boat across the river - so make sure you do eat at the Oriental
All in all, great hotel, definitely will go back....and it's nice to be away from the "sukhamvity" area!
A world class hotelfrom English_INTP
Hotel ferries will take you to the skytrain terminal, across the river or to the long-tail boat of your choice.
Bangkok is not an expensive town, so although the Peninsula is expensive by the standards of the area, on a world scale its a notable bargain.
Worth going to Bangkok for alone.
Top Local Tips for Bangkok
BTS Skytrain Use the Skytrain for most of your trips. If the location you intend to go to is not located close to the train, take the train to the closest location and then get a metered taxi. Most rides cost about $3.
Sky Train & Subway Both the Sky Train and Subway are safe , clean and affordable. Buy day or multi day passes if you plan to use them a lot. The system staff do speak enough English to do this. Avoid the "Tuk-Tuks" as the drivers are relentless in their desire to bring you to shops where they will get a commission. Maybe worth trying once but only for a very short distance. The river transportation system boats stop at various locations and are convenient if a day pass is purchased. Water taxis, the long narrow wooden boats, are fun.
Election Time Not that I am a big drinker but it is important to know that during election time, there is no public service of alcohol allowed. The only was to enjoy a glass of wine is in one's room. During my stay, it was election time during 2 weekends.
Other names for The Peninsula Bangkok Hotel
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- Address: 333 Charoennakorn Road - Bangkok - 10600 - Thailand
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