Peninsula Hotel in Bangkok
The Peninsula Bangkok is a 5-star luxury riverside hotel on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. The hotels stunning design incorporates a sleek modern high rise sheltering a classic colonial-style mansion within a riverside tropical garden & terrace. The hotel has become a riverside landmark due to its unique wave shape & its blue lighting at night. As befits a 5-star establishment luxurious comfort is guaranteed as is the warm hospitality and immaculate service.
Peninsula Hotels is the worlds leading & Asias oldest luxury hotel brand. Peninsula Bangkok opened in 1998 with 367 rooms & suites over 37 floors. The hotel was designed in a unique W shape to allow all Peninsula Bangkok rooms to have a view of the Chao Phraya River. Today, Peninsula Bangkok continues to enjoy legendary status among world travelers.
Peninsula Bangkok Location
The Peninsula Bangkok has a superb riverside location on the Thonburi (west) side of the Chao Phraya River. Getting to the citys tourist attractions, shopping & nightlife is easy as a hotel shuttle boat service connects the hotel to express boat services & the BTS Skytrain, just across the river. Within walking distance of Peninsula Bangkok is Icon Siam, Bangkok?s most exclusive shopping experience.
Peninsula Bangkok Rooms & Suites
The accommodation comprises 371 rooms & suites tastefully decorated in a classic Thai style with teak wood floors, Thai silk furnishings & contemporary Asian art. There are 12 categories of rooms & suites, from deluxe double rooms to the ultra-luxury Peninsula suite. All rooms have a river view, some with a balcony. Peninsula Bangkok suites have one or two bedrooms, a living area. a dining area & a study. Some suites have balconies.
All Peninsula Bangkok rooms come equipped with modern facilities. Basic room facilities include
- double or twin beds
- a marble bathroom with shower & bathtub
- large flat-screen smart TV with movie library
- CD/DVD Player
- iPad docking station
- sound system
- electronic control panel
- high-speed internet
- fax machine
- a writing desk
- a safe
- 3 telephones & voicemail
- sitting area with sofa & coffee table
- luxury tea & coffee maker
- daily fruit basket & newspapers
- bathrobes & slippers
- towels & toiletries.
- 24-hour room service
Peninsula Bangkok Facilities
The Peninsula Bangkok has everything you could wish for. The staff speaks 8 languages, English, French, German, Chinese, Japanese, Malay, Filippino & Thai.
- 24-hour reception
- Swimming Pool
- Fitness Center
- Tennis Court
- Cooking Classes
- Contemporary Art Installations
- Private Butler Service
- Shuttle Boat
- Hotel Tuk Tuk
- Private Helicopter Service
- Car Rental Service
- Coffee Shop
- Snack Bar
- Luggage Storage
- Currency Exchange
- Wheelchair Access
- Business Center
- Free WiFi?
- Beauty Salon
- Dry Cleaning
- Wake Up Service
- Babysitting Service
Peninsula Bangkok Restaurants
There are 3 Peninsula Bangkok restaurants serving Thai, Chinese, & International Cuisine.
- Mei Jiang: Cantonese
- Thiptara: Contemporary & Traditional Thai Cuisine
- River Cafe & Terrace: International
Light meals & snacks are also served a la carte all day in the lobby as well as a full menu of coffee, tea, and beverages.
Thiptara Thai Restaurant
Thiptara means ?water from heaven? in Thai. The Thiptara restaurant is an outdoor restaurant surrounded by Banyan trees in a tropical garden that leads to a riverside terrace. The dining tables are sheltered under traditional Thai wooden Salas. At the riverside is a terrace with candlelit tables feet from the river. The cuisine is classic authentic Thai with a contemporary infusion. Menu highlights are Yum Som O, a delicious blend of grapefruit, shrimp, coconut, peanut & shallots, and Chu Chee Lobster, a red curry with grilled lobster. If you desire a romantic dinner under the stars with incredible food, Thiptara is a fine choice. Thiptara is open from 18.00-22.30. Make a reservation in advance if you want a specific table. The dress code is smart, casual.
Peninsula Bangkok River View Cafe & Restaurant
Another lovely dining spot is the alfresco River View Terrace Restaurant. There is an International buffet along with an a la carte menu offering both Thai & western food. There is shaded seating on the terrace or air-conditioned interior dining. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch & dinner from 06.00-22.30. Smart casual dress.
Peninsula Bangkok Bars
The Peninsula Bangkok has three bars, a riverside bar, a lounge bar & a pool bar. The Riverside Bar is on a terrace next to the river, enjoying cool river breezes and is a great place to relax in the evenings while watching the brightly lit river cruisers pass by.
Inside the hotel on the lobby level is The Bar, a lounge with comfortable sofas & live piano music. The menu is extensive with a long list of cocktails, wine, rare spirits & beers. The Bar is open from 17.00-24.00. A snack menu is available until 22.45. The dress code for both bars is smart casual.
In the pool area is the Peninsula Pool Bar with service around the pool area or in the shady private Salas. There is an International snack menu with burgers, salads, sandwiches & more. There is a buy one get one happy hour on some drinks between 17.00-19.00. The pool bar is open from 06.00-21.00 & there is no dress code.
Peninsula Sundown Cocktail Cruise
The Peninsula Bangkok down Cocktail Cruise departs from the hotel pier on Friday, Saturday & Sunday at 18.00. The one hour experience on the Peninsula Bangkok boat takes you up the river to witness the sun setting behind Wat Arun, the temple of dawn. Drinks & Canapes are served onboard. The price is 1650 baht + tax & vat per person.
Fitness & Wellness Center
Peninsula Bangkok has a state of the art fitness center on the garden level. The following facilities & activities are available.
- Aerobic Machines
- Weight Training Facilities
- Tennis Court
- Steam Room
- Plunge Pools
Activities including pilates, hatha yoga, vinyasa yoga, basic yoga, aquatic exercise programs, exercise boot camp, Muay Thai boxing, a tennis clinic & HIIT. Personal training sessions are available on demand. Daily schedules are available at the hotel & run between 06.00-17.00, book in advance to guarantee a place. The fitness center is open 24 hours.
Peninsula Bangkok Spa
The Peninsula Bangkok Spa is located in a 3 story colonial style house next to the river. There is a range of first-rate individual & package treatments available as well as a bespoke program option. Private suites are available.
Peninsula Bangkok Spa Services
- Body Scrub
- Body Wrap
- Herbal Oil Massage
- Royal Thai Massage
- Maternity Massage
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Holistic Massage
- Hot Stone Massage
- Four Hands Massage
- Foot Massage
- Thai Herbal Compress
Peninsula Bangkok Spa treatments are available from 09.00 to 23.00 daily. Minimum age 16. Peninsula Bangkok Spa treatments & programs range from 1250 to 18,000 baht plus tax & service. No mobile phones. Appointments essential. Non-guests are welcome.
Peninsula Swimming Pool
Peninsula Bangkok has a stunning palm tree-lined riverside pool complete with comfortable sun loungers, private Salas, and a pool bar. Its the longest hotel pool in Bangkok spanning 88 meters over three tiers. The pool bar serves a full beverage menu, including beer, wine, cocktails, smoothies, juices & soft drinks. There is also an International snack menu. The pool is open from 06.00-21.00.
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Peninsula Bangkok Shuttle Boat
The Peninsula Bangkok has its own mini-fleet of beautifully restored rice barges. Easy to spot with their distinctive green roofs the boats provide services from the hotel pier to & from the following destinations.
- Peninsula Pier (opposite the hotel) & Sathorn Pier ? connects with BTS/Chao Phraya Express Boat ? from 06.00 until midnight
- Asiatique ? take the boat to Sathorn Pier & change to the free Asiatique Shuttle Boat
- IconSiam ? every hour from 10.00 am until 22.00
- River City ? This boat is available from 10.00-19.00 by request only. Book through the concierge.
The service is for guests only though you may use the boats if you are going to & from the hotel for meetings, dining, drinking, or visiting the Peninsula Bangkok spa.
Peninsula Bangkok Helipad
The hotel is one of several hotels in Bangkok with a rooftop helipad. An airport transfer helicopter service is available to all guests as are services to other destinations in Bangkok. The airport transfer is 40,000 baht one way for up to five passengers.
- Assumption Cathedral ? The principal Roman Catholic Church in Thailand. It is 112 years old.
- East Asiatic Company Building ? An old colonial-style building that stages occasional art exhibitions.
- Thailand Creative & Design Center ? Design Research & Exhibition Center
- Warehouse 30 ? Shopping & Art Complex
- River City ? Riverside Mall specializing in Thai Antiques & Art
- Holy Rosary Church ? Gothic Style Riverside Church dating back to the 1890s
- OP Place ? Antique & Art Shopping Center
- IconSiam ? The most exclusive, luxurious shopping mall in Bangkok
Peninsula Bangkok Video
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Book Your Stay at the Peninsula Hotel Bangkok
Peninsula Bangkok is one of the most exclusive & luxurious hotels in Bangkok. The rack rates for Rooms & suites are from 9000 to 70000 baht per room/suite per night. A tax of 17% is added to all prices. The more exclusive rooms & suites should be booked in advance. Check out the latest offers on Agoda & Bookingcom here
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How to get to the Peninsula Bangkok
Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) ? If you are staying at the Peninsula, we recommend you take a private transfer from the airport. There are three classes to choose from. Click on the link for more information & booking.
A VIP Meet & Greet service is available that includes fast-track immigration clearance, a hostess to escort you to your waiting transport & a porter for your luggage. Check here for details & booking.
Don Mueang Airport ? From Don Mueang you can take a private or shared transfer. There are two classes to choose from. Click on the link for more information & booking.
Taxi ? The hotel can arrange a taxi for you or you can hail one on the street. Beware of taxis that hang around on the street near the hotel. These taxis do not use the meter, overcharge & will try to take you to fake gem shops & worse. Never ask a taxi driver for recommendations, they will only take you to places that pay them a commission.
Tuk-Tuk ? If you would like to use a tuk-tuk, walk up to Charoen Nakhon Road & hail a passing one. The same as for taxis, avoid ones that park & hang around near the hotel for the same reasons as taxis above.
BTS Skytrain ? Saphan Taksin Station is a 7-minute journey on the hotel shuttle boat. The BTS Skytrain is one of the most convenient ways to get around Bangkok.
Hotel Shuttle Boat ? There is a free shuttle boat from Peninsula Pier (next to Shangri-la hotel) & Sathorn Pier (next to BTS Saphan Taksin Pier). The shuttle boat from the hotel also operates a free service to Iconsiam.
Chao Phraya Express & Tourist Boats ? Both the Express (Orange Flag) & Tourist (Blue Flag) call at Sathorn Pier, across the river from the hotel.