The Peninsula Bangkok

Peninsula Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand

At a Glance

  • All rooms come with stunning river and city views

  • Central location on the banks of the Chao Phraya River

  • Stunning riverside pool

  • Fantastic Peninsula service and attention to detail

  • Four outstanding restaurants within the hotel

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Best time to Visit

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November to April are the best months to visit Bangkok with the least rain. Temperatures are comfortable until March when the humidity increases. May, September and October are the wettest months and between June and August, you can still visit Bangkok although you will get some rain.

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Insider's View

Grand Deluxe Rooms are the best as they are located on the 10th floor with amazing views across the Bangkok skyline.

I did a private excursion to the floating markets and the Royal Palace which was extremely fascinating and so easy to do with the riverside location of the hotel.

Make sure you enjoy an early evening drink at the restaurant bar on the river; the city comes alive at night and looks stunning with the lights reflecting off the water.

Take advantage of The Peninsula's incredible location right on the river's edge and take in a boat trip directly from the hotel's pier or simply sip a cocktail at the bar watching Bangkok's river life go by.

Whilst walking along the corridor to your room, make sure you look out the window to take a glance at the old Bangkok with low rise old buildings

Conde Naste Winning Spa of 2014. You must go for some Spa treatment, perfect way to recover or prepare for a flight

 I would recommend heading for an early swim in the pool while enjoying all the early morning goings on the river.

Call us on 020 3993 8476 to start planning your holiday to Peninsula Bangkok or take a look at our itineraries to Bangkok

Description

The Peninsula Bangkok is a luxury hotel of unmatched classical grandeur set on Bangkok's majestic riverside. With every room boasting magnificent river views, it offers an unrivalled panorama across this vibrant city.

The Peninsula Bangkok has a prime location on the banks of Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River. Its unique wave shaped design not only makes it a distinct architectural addition to the Bangkok skyline, but enables all rooms to have uninterrupted views of the river below. All the rooms at the hotel are amongst the largest in Bangkok and are not only designed with timeless elegance but have pioneering guest room technology installed to keep them bang up to date. Rooms range from deluxe to those with balconies to opulent suites with panoramic terraces and outdoor Jacuzzis and each floor of the hotel has a butler ready to attend to guests' needs.

The Peninsula's numerous and varied restaurants and bars span the globe in terms of cuisine and even in a short stay at the hotel you can sample Thai home style cooking, authentic Cantonese dishes and International dishes, all served with The Peninsula's impeccable service and accompanied by Bangkok's stunning views.

The Peninsula Spa is a tranquil respite from the buzzing city and here you can enjoy indulgent relaxation therapies, holistic massages and fabulous opulent facilities. The hotel's two tennis courts, state of the art gym and outdoor pool overlooking the river complement the spa's facilities and for those wanting a temporary recluse from the mayhem of Bangkok, the Peninsula is a true sanctuary.

The Peninsula has a luxury fleet of chauffeur driven limousines but the tuk-tuk is an equally fun (and always faster) way to nip about the city. The Peninsula Bangkok is also accessed by way of a small boat that crosses the river, and also has easy access to shopping areas and the city's major tourist attractions, either by sky train or by taking a boat along the river. Attractions include the Grand Palace, Chinatown, the floating market and numerous fascinating temples. Bangkok is a modern and fast changing city and as well as some of its ancient and historical sites the newer shopping districts and fashionable bars and restaurants are also well worth a visit.

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Accommodation

The Peninsula Bangkok has 370 luxury spacious rooms with river views and sensational bathrooms. With only ten rooms and two suites per floor, the hotel guarantees peace and tranquillity and the feel of a boutique hotel. Rooms range from Superior and Deluxe, to those with balconies, graduating to elegant Suites with terraces and outdoor Jacuzzis. The décor of all rooms reflects an elegant Asian opulence with all modern comforts and conveniences included.

Deluxe Room

Located from the 4th - 23rd floors, these 46 m2 rooms have floor to ceiling windows and a view of the river and Bangkok's city lights. The high-speed wireless connected rooms are decorated in a contemporary-traditional aesthetic using fine upholstery and elegant timbers to led an opulent yet homey feel.

Balcony Room

Those who prefer to experience the wide Bangkok vista and feel the breeze in their hair can enjoy the outdoors with a Balcony Room located from the 4th – 23rd floors. These 46m2 rooms have an outside furnished balcony, with river and city view.

Grand Balcony Room

The spectacular views from the Grand Balcony Rooms sweep across the city rooftops and right along the river, with its boats and beguiling riverine culture from their lofty position on floors 24 - 33. 46 m2 in size, they have a separate walk in closet and dressing area ensuring plenty of space, plus a furnished balcony with river and city views.

Grand Deluxe Room

The clever V-shaped windows of the Grand Deluxe Rooms afford vantage points along two different aspects of the Bangkok skyline, making full use of their location from the 24th - 35th floors. 46 m2 in size, they have floor to ceiling windows and a river and city view.

Deluxe Suite

The individualised suites each have a different decorative theme. All share distinctive Thai touches, such as teak floors, rich silk furnishings, Asian art pieces, in-suite dining and complete privacy. 76 m2 in size these one bedroom suites are located from the 4th – 9th floors, have a separate bedroom and living room and afford river views.

Grand Deluxe Suite

The individualised suites each have a different decorative theme. All share distinctive Thai touches, such as teak floors, rich silk furnishings, Asian art pieces, in-suite dining and complete privacy. 76 m2 in size these one bedroom suites are located from the 10th – 33rd floors, have a separate bedroom and living room and afford river and city views.

The Thia Suite

One of the most requested suites, this is a unique blend of contemporary Bangkok and traditional Thai Siam. The beautiful wood detailing on the floors, walls and ceilings are a reminder of the talent of bygone craftsmen. A traditional Thai Sala or eating area creates an appetising dinning experience. While reclining against the decorative Thai silk triangular pillows and eating a sumptuous feast you can gaze out at the twinkling night-lights of exciting Bangkok. The furniture is all handcrafted from local wood bringing together the designs of East and West. Exquisite original Thai artefacts, some ancient, decorate the Suite.

The Terrace Suite

The beautifully appointed 190m2 Terrace suite has a luxurious personal terrace to bathe in sunshine. The warm entry, with its rich wood floors greets you with original Asian art. The suite also offers a master bedroom, bathroom with whirlpool bath, private study and den. The Living room provides a panoramic view of the Chao Phraya river. The dining room is dressed in silk fabrics and stunning Chinese Ceramic artifacts. The spacious terrace has a sundeck and private Jacuzzi and outdoor dining table.

The Grand Terrace Suite

The beautifully appointed 240 m2 Grand Terrace Suite features a private outdoor terrace with Jacuzzi overlooking the Chao Phraya River. The warm entry, with its rich wood floors greets the guest with original Asian art. The suite offers one master bedroom, one guest bedroom, one living & dining room and a private study and den. The living room provides a panoramic view of the Chao Phraya River. The dining room is dressed in silk fabrics and stunning Chinese ceramic artifacts. Huge outdoor terrace with Jacuzzi, overlooking the Chao Pharaya River.

The Duplex Suite

As you step into the Duplex Suite, the beautiful wood staircase captures your attention leading to the upper level. The view of Bangkok is breathtaking from one of two terraces with sun beds and a Jacuzzi. A personal spa surrounded by rich teak furniture and trees make this special getaway on the top floor of the hotel. The Duplex suite has two bedrooms; one master bedroom (upper level) and one guest bedroom (lower level), with a formal dining room and private study. The artwork is a mix of traditional and contemporary works by Asian artists. The lower level is 190 m2 and upper level is 140m2.

The Penisular Suite

One master bedroom, one guest bedroom, one living room, one dining room and one living and dinning room. With a commanding view of Bangkok, The Peninsula Suite sits high atop this majestic hotel as its crown jewel. The amenities afforded to the special guests of the suite are so extensive that one has to experience this luxurious haven in person to appreciate its worth.

Childcare

The Peninsula Bangkok has excellent facilities for children who are welcomed with special bathrobes, activity kits, specialist equipment such as cots etc. and special room service menus. Babysitting can also be provided. The Peninsula Kids' Academy provides hours of fun for 4-12 year olds with culinary and cultural activities.

Facilities

The Peninsula has seven indoor and outdoor venues for eating and drinking ranging from a relaxed riverside cafe to a candlelit Thai feast in an outdoor teak sala to lavish Cantonese cuisine in a formal dining room. There is a harmonious spa, two tennis courts, a fully equipped gym, a three tiered 88m outdoor swimming pool and Kid's Academy. The Peninsula Academy offers an a la carte programme to allow guests to experience the best of Thai culture including cuisine, arts and crafts, dance and massage.

Activities

Peninsula Bangkok guests have access to the Thai Country Club which has extensive golf facilities. Other activities within the hotel include tennis, spa and fitness facilities.

Bangkok is full of places to explore - the Grand Palace with the famous emerald Buddha, endless markets, bustling china town and modern shopping malls. One of the best ways to discover the city is by longtail boat, use the river and the khlongs (canals) to get from one place to the other. This way you can avoid the traffic and see Bangkok from the river, a much more wholly experience.

The concierge service at The Peninsula will of course help you to plan your day if you haven't already booked excursions. They have their own jetty so boats can come and pick you up directly.

Reviews

5

Arthur Pope (Staff)

The Peninsula is a smart and impressive luxury hotel that maintains a high bar of professionalism.  Tastefully appointed, well designed, and crisply run, this place leaves little to be desired.  The energy of being in a vast cosmopolitan environment is present, but it still allows for a charming respite.  With a staff would be hard pressed to be even slightly more professional or attentive, it stands as one of the best choices in Bangkok!

4

Amy Ropner (Staff)

The Peninsula Bangkok is one of the leading lights in Bangkok, and with good reason. It has the perfect location being right on Chao Phraya River which is fantastic for getting around especially as the traffic on the roads can be slow. The rooms are spacious and afford great views of this sprawling city and the beds are divine especially after a long flight! It really is a fantastically well polished hotel with true class and individual style. If it's your first time in Bangkok it's the best place to stay while getting to know this colourful city.

5

Louise Canton (Staff)

The Peninsula is perfectly located right on the river with amazing views over the city from every room. The rooms are luxurious and there's plenty of facilities which makes for a perfect place to relax after a long journey or busy trips around the city.

4

Katie Kennard (Staff)

The peninsula has a fabulous pool area, its hard to believe you are in the middle of Bangkok when lying in the shaded Salas. What is excellent is that you are a one minute boat ride from the infamous Mandarin Oriental. There is no question about it, you are right in the heart of the action with the best views of the City.

4

Clare Barratt (Staff)

The Peninsula really does have a feel of a proper city hotel with the benefit of delightful grounds. The high rise building offering what can only be described as the best river views in the city means you could spend hours watching the busy going ons of the river from your room. Book a balcony room for the optimal viewing spot. Rooms are welcoming with their green, cream and golden tones and marble bathrooms and plenty of space. I loved tucking into their delicious breakfast buffet down by the river with a bit of a breeze in the morning, it was a great way to start the day before exploring the city.

4

Sophie Jones (Staff)

Staying at The Peninsula Bangkok makes you really feel that you are right in the heart of all the action. Even from the swimming pool you feel that you experiencing all the hustle and bustle of the city with people coming and going on the river. It really is the perfect mix of every creature comfort you can imagine and feeling that you are still experiencing the real Bangkok at its best.

5

Sarah Baxter (Staff)

The Peninsula is one of those places that you visit and always wish you had more time in. Arriving up the long drive (or onto the rooftop helipad if you fancy), the hotel towers in front of you and makes a big impression instantly. The property is incredibly well thought through, ensuring that every room has a breath-taking view over the Chao Phraya River and city behind it. At night this view comes alive with the sparkling city lights making a captivating back-drop. There are 4 restaurants from where you can dine and soak up the atmosphere of the city before you. My personal favourite is the Thai Restaurant, which for those who have just arrived into Thailand, is the perfect place to enjoy a superb selection of local delicacies on the waters edge.

It is well worth requesting a room on a higher floor as the views get more and more spectacular (although the price jumps up above the 23rd floor). For those who are wanting more space there are a number of stunning suites (2 on every floor). The facilities here are fantastic, with a stunning three tiered swimming pool, huge spa, plus a sauna & steam room for men and women. And when you want to escape the hotels clasp, the city centre is just a quick boat journey across the river, where there is so much to enjoy.

5

(Press)

At the three-tiered swimming pool -- my favorite in Bangkok, with peak-roofed, wooden lounging cabanas that have ceiling fans and Thai murals -- an attendant asked whether I wanted the sun or shade and how long I planned to stay. Then he chose a chaise positioned according to my preferences, factoring in the changing angle of the sun.

5

Evi-Elli La Valle (Staff)

I thought the highlight of the Peninsula is its location right on the banks of the Chao Phraya River and the hotel does everything they can to make the most of this amazing spot. In the morning, make time for a leisurely breakfast at the River Cafe where you can enjoy fantastic croissants and fresh black coffee whilst watching the junk boats, converted rice barges and modern speedboats passing by. After a day out and about, come back to the Peninsula for some time by their beautiful pool. The riverside location of this pool is pretty special and it is surrounded by picturesque salas for relaxing in, making it by far my favourite pool in the city. Book a table at Thiptara, their other riverside restaurant for a delicious Thai dinner and watch the riverlife change from day to night as more and more tourist dinner cruises come past with their twinkling lights and cheesy music. During dinner I remember thinking that somehow, I do not envy them and would rather be where I am in the Peninsula, rather than just cruising past!

Experiences

  • Art & Culture of Bangkok's Klongs

    Spend half a day exploring one of Bangkok's most vibrant artisan communities, travelling by private longtail boat accompanied by your own English-speaking guide. Learn about traditional and modern art, including the intricate designs of Thai puppetry.

  • Bites & Sites in the Village of Love

    During your time in Bangkok, spend half a day exploring the historic neighbourhood of Bangrak, which translates as 'The Village of Love'. This relaxed tour is perfect for foodies and for those seeking to get a glimpse of local culture and everyday life.

  • Cycle Bangkok's Jungle

    Spend two hours exploring the 'Bangkok Jungle' by bicycle, passing by canals, mangrove forests, traditional Thai houses and hidden temples. This is a great way to experience the sleepier side of Bangkok and gain a different insight into local life.

  • Erawan Waterfall & Phra That Cave

    Head to Erawan, one of Thailand's most famous National Parks. Here you can visit the Erawan Waterfall, a picturesque seven-tier cascade, and the Phra That Cave, hidden within the park's limestone hills.

  • Floating Market at Khlong Lat Mayom

    Only open at weekends, Khlong Lat Mayom is one of Bangkok's best floating markets, and it is only a short journey from the city centre. This is one of the prettiest floating markets, and a great place to try some mouth-watering local Thai delicacies.

  • Floating Markets - Half Day

    Leave Bangkok's skyscrapers behind and head out into the suburbs to experience some of Thailand's most vibrant and bustling markets, ranging from railways to rivers.

  • Grand Palace & Wat Pho in Style

    Spend half a day exploring two of Bangkok's most iconic sites; the Grand Palace and Wat Pho. Accompanied by your own English-speaking guide, you will learn more about Buddhism in Thailand as well as the country's much loved Royal Family.

  • Grand Palace, Wat Pho and Art & Culture of Bangkok's Klongs

    Spend a full day exploring some of the highlights and hidden gems of Bangkok, accompanied by your own English-speaking guide. The tour encompasses impressive temples and palaces, and offers the chance to learn more about the country's thriving art scene.

  • Hellfire Pass

    Visit the notorious Hellfire Pass, which is located outside the town of Kanchanaburi, along the cliffs above the River Kwai. Take a tour of the museum and venture down into the pass to walk along the old railway line.

  • Heritage of Ancient Ayutthaya in Style

    Spend a day in the ancient city of Ayutthaya visiting magnificent temple complexes and majestic palaces, accompanied by your own English-speaking guide. Travel by car, boat, cable car and even golf buggy as you explore this charming city and its sites.

  • Pedalling, Pachyderms & Paddling

    An exciting and eclectic action-packed adventure that includes cycling, elephants. kayaking and bamboo rafting. This is a wonderful experience for active couples and families, and makes the most of the scenic and diverse Kanchanaburi countryside.

  • Prasat Muang Singh

    Visit Prasat Muang Singh, a Khmer temple complex in Kanchanaburi Province, which dates back to the Angkorian era. The style of these temples is fairly unusual for Thailand, and so this makes for an interesting historical tour.

  • Thailand-Burma Railway Museum, War Cemeteries & Pak Preak Community

    A moving and fascinating tour, exploring the history of Kanchanaburi province. The Thailand-Burma Railway Museum and War Cemeteries are a poignant reminder of the thousands of POWs and forced labourers who lost their lives here in the Second World War.

  • The Peninsula Bangkok - Muay Thai & Massage

    Discover the art of Muay Thai kickboxing during your stay at the Peninsula Bangkok. Learn the basic fighting techniques of this fascinating sport. Afterwards relax with an 80-minute body massage in the hotel's spa.

  • Train Ride through the Kwai Noi Gorge

    Take a short train ride along the infamous Thailand-Burma Railway, also known as the 'Death Railway' due to the thousands of POWs and labourers that died during its construction. The countryside's picturesque scenery contrasts with poignant history.

Holiday Ideas

  • Active Bhutan

    Bangkok, Thimphu, Gangtey, Punakha, Bumdra & Paro

    from £9000 pp inc flights & transfers for 11 nights

    • A varied private tour of Bhutan blending equally trekking, culture and authentic experiences seeing the local life - not over-doing any element
    • Fantastic itinerary for those that like to keep active, exploring a new country with various means including cycling and trekking
    • Have an exclusive private guide and driver throughout giving you complete flexibility
  • Bhutan and Thailand for Teenagers

    Bangkok, Thimphu, Punakha, Paro & Koh Lanta

    from £5200 pp inc flights & transfers for 13 nights

    • Experiences that are designed around the children from creating their own stamps, meeting a monk their own age, dressing up in traditional dress, archery, tea with a local family, rafting and making prayer flags
    • This itinerary provides a fantastic combination of culture, amazing scenery, fascinating history and relaxation
    • Private tour with personal guide and exclusive driver in a large six-seater vehicle
  • Eastern Thailand for Young Families

    Bangkok, Koh Samui

    from £4400 pp inc flights & transfers for 8 nights

    • Thailand's east and west coasts experience different weather patterns. We recommend trips to the east coast from March to September, and for the west coast November to April.
    • The Samujana is a wonderful family option where you can enjoy the space and privacy of your own sumptuous villa, while still enjoying the 5* service of a luxury Thai hotel.
    • Bangkok is a great place to introduce children to another culture, with lots of fun and excitement to be had, and some wonderful child-friendly hotels.
  • Off the Beaten Track Bhutan

    Bangkok, Thimphu, Punakha, Gangtey, Bumthang, Haa & Paro

    from £9000 pp inc flights & transfers for 14 nights

    • Amazing journey into Bhutan's more remote corners
    • Private guide and driver throughout and all experiences are included
    • Options for a range of day-walks into more rural parts of Bhutan
  • Thailand in Ultimate Luxury

    Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai & Koh Samui

    from £12600 pp inc flights & transfers for 12 nights

    • Stay in a grand Deluxe Room at the family friendly Peninsula where you have great views down the Chao Phraya river in Bangkok
    • Experience an early morning excursion to Wat Pho to listen to the monks chanting in the temple.
    • The Four Seasons is easily the most luxurious option in Chiang Mai, a northern Thai town famed for its temples, markets, rich culture and slower pace of life.
  • Western Thailand for Teenagers

    Bangkok, Khao Sok, Koh Lanta

    from £3100 pp inc flights & transfers for 12 nights

    • Great option for those seeking an activity-based holiday but also keen to factor in some time out
    • Children and adults alike will love the sense of adventure at Elephant Hills
    • Bangkok provides a great buzz for the start of your trip whilst the beach is some much needed calm at the end.
  • Western Thailand for Young Families

    Bangkok & Phuket

    from £8000 pp inc flights & transfers for 8 nights

    • A great itinerary for first-time visits to Thailand, or for those seeking a relaxing trip with options for adventure and culture. Suitable for families of all ages
    • A combination of two of Thailand's finest hotels; the smart Peninsula Bangkok and luxurious Amanpuri in Phuket.
    • Both the Peninsula Bangkok and Amanpuri have plenty of activities on offer, meaning you can be as active or as relaxed as you would like

Location & directions

Bangkok, Thailand

The Peninsula Hotel Bangkok is located on the edge of Thonburi on the west bank of the Chao Phraya, the magnificent Peninsula Hotel peers over Bangkok. It may be on the ‘other’ side of the river, but this location is what makes the hotel even more appealing. Only from the opposite river bank can you enjoy such spectacular city views, and with the complimentary hotel ferry boat ready to transport you across to the Saphan Taksin Skytrain station, everything in the city is still easily accessible.

How to get there

11-hour international flight Bangkok International Suvarnabhumi Airport. Peninsula Bangkok is a 45-minute drive from the airport.

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