The Peninsula Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand

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Why we choose The Peninsula Bangkok

Hospitality and top-tier luxury are the big draws at the Peninsula Bangkok

  • Complimentary shuttle boats between the hotel and Sky Train station
  • Pick your pleasure with five theme suites
  • The triple-tiered pool has individual pavilions and free refreshments

It’s fair to say the Peninsula has thought of everything elite travelers could want. The food, for instance, is worth indulging yourself. But if you want to maintain healthy habits, their Naturally Peninsula concept delivers chi-chi food that’s also low-cal—even an option with their traditional afternoon tea! And golfers will love the fact that, although there isn’t an onsite course, they’ve arranged hard-to-get guest access to the spectacular Thai Country Club.

What you need to know about the hotel

Classic grandeur, legendary Thai service and renowned Peninsula perfection is a tough combo to beat

  • The Duplex Suite has two outdoor terraces and its own art collection in an upstairs minstrels’ gallery
  • The Peninsula Academy offers exclusive Thai cultural programs such as cuisine, flower markets, massage, classical dance and arts and crafts
  • Riverside Thai restaurant Thiptara features open-sided salas shipped in from the ancient Thai capital of Ayutthaya

The hotel boasts 303 rooms and 62 suites—large by any standard. Yet they try to create a more intimate feeling by assigning only 10 rooms and two suites per floor, which maximizes your sense of tranquility. The guestrooms are among the most spacious in the city, though we recommend splurging on a higher grade room with a balcony to fully capture the beat of Bangkok. The great spa is worthy of an afternoon or two, and you’ll certainly want to explore the seven restaurants and bars, which cover cuisine from Thai home cooking to haute Cantonese to smoothies.

Where is it and what's nearby

The Peninsula overlooks Bangkok’s famed Chao Phraya River and the vivid city skyline

  • Have a wild time at the Samphran Elephant Grounds and Zoo, a 60-acre garden complex with elephant shows and crocodile wrestling
  • Spend an afternoon at the Temple Palace and its Temple of the Emerald Buddha. It’s as awe-inspiring as it sounds
  • OP Place is the spot for high-end goodies—everything from jewelry to antiques to fine silver

This riverfront hotel guarantees that every room faces the river, which helps explain its signature “W” shape. It’s a prime location not only for the views, but for the quick access to sightseeing hot spots and transportation hubs that can whisk you to your destination in a hurry.

Shopping and exploring the 400 nearby temples are hugely popular ways to spend your time in Bangkok. As for shopping, take the “when in Rome” approach. You can buy Versace anywhere, but it’s a rare treat to scout out local specialties like silks and ceramics. And a trip to Bangkok simply isn’t complete without visiting a few wats (temples). The concierge can help you sift through the overwhelming list for the top picks.

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We suggest

Those with balconies are best, to capture the beat of Bangkok.

How to enjoy Bangkok

Perhaps the quintessential Asian Fusion, Bangkok offers glass and steel air-conditioned malls alongside golden-roofed temples and colorful shop-houses selling everything from cleaning products to intricate wood carvings

  • Try to visit Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) at dawn or dusk, when the sun reflects off the porcelain mosaics; night views from across the river are also stunning
  • Book a table at Nahm for authentic Thai cuisine—the restaurant regularly features in world’s-best lists
  • For serious haggling over everything from handicrafts and musical instruments to fashion and ceramics, head to the Chatucak Weekend Market

For a city of 11 million, Bangkok is surprisingly easy to get around. The SkyTrain and commuter-friendly Metro are both excellent. For shorter journeys, you can haggle the fare for a tuk-tuk (motorised rickshaw) or take a metered taxi. For panoramic views of the city, climb to the top of the Wat Saket (Temple of the Golden Mount). There are more than 300 steps, which can be hard going in the heat, but the view makes it well worth the effort.

Escape the noise and crowds at the lovely Lumphini Park. An oasis of peace with lawns, pagodas and water features. It’s well-loved by locals who use it for a range of activities from aerobics to tai chi, paddle-boating and Pad Thai picnics sourced from street vendors. For insight into Thai life of a different kind, visit Jim Thompson’s house. The American former spy, architect and silk merchant founded Jim Thompson Fabrics—one of Thailand’s leading silk manufacturers. He mysteriously disappeared in 1967, but his business continued (main store on Surawong Road) and his house and charming collection have been preserved as a museum.

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    When to visit Bangkok

    The Loi Krathong festival takes place in November, where thousands of candles and decorative baskets are floated down the Chao Phraya (River of Kings) in homage to the water spirits.

  • We say

    The Peninsula brand means you’re assured of top service and quality.

  • We say

    Great concierge service for sightseeing and advice.

  • Awards and accolades

    The Peninsula Bangkok is a member of Condé Nast Traveler’s Platinum Circle, having featured in the Gold List for five consecutive years.


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When you book with us

Because of our special relationship with The Peninsula Bangkok, we include these exclusive benefits when you book through Protravel:

  • Upgrade to the next room category upon check in (subject to availability and does not apply to Grand Deluxe Suite categories)
  • Daily buffet breakfast for up to two in-room guests at River Cafe and Terrace
  • Afternoon tea in The Lobby for two persons once during stay
  • Thai Baht 800 SPA gift certificate per person per stay for any treatment at The Peninsula Spa
  • 4 PM late check-out, subject to availability

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