Expert Review: The Peninsula Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand
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Many travelers taking a Mekong River cruise opt-in to pre or post tour options to make the most of their time in Southeast Asia. Thailand is a breathtaking country often high on bucket lists and easy to access due to Bangkok’s large international airport. While we were in Bangkok, we had the pleasure of staying at The Peninsula Hotel. This timeless glamour hotel is perfect for those travelers looking for a touch of sophistication in modern Asia. Thai charm is evident throughout this property and it gives its guests a real cultural experience.
The Peninsula Hotel Bangkok Review
The Peninsula Hotel is located about 39 km (24 miles) and 45 minutes from the Suvarnabhumi Airport and 33 km (20 miles) or 30 minutes from the Don Muang Airport. Since it’s right on the Chao Phraya River and across from the renown Sky Bar, it makes it easy for guest to explore the highlights of the city. The hotel has its own river Tuk Tuk that guests can use for an adventure down the Chao Phraya River and to catch a glimpse of riverside life in Bangkok. Use this to get around to the bustling markets around the city, historical sights, ancient temples and vibrant riverside restaurants. The hotel is also conveniently located beside the new luxury shopping mall, the Icon Siam. The mall is home to many stores, restaurants and gourmet food markets.
There is a spectacular selection of food at the Peninsula Bangkok Hotel. Breakfast is buffet-style, served each morning on the terrace that overlooks the river. World-class Thai dishes are served at the Thiptara restaurant, an authentic Cantonese menu is available at Mei Jiang restaurant and the legendary Peninsula afternoon tea is served at The Lobby cafe. There is also a lovely pool-side bar where you can enjoy snacks and cocktails in the afternoon by the pool.
The Peninsula Hotel pampers its guests by allowing them to travel in style. There is an enticing selection of transport options, including an elegant fleet of Rolls-Royce Silver Spur cars, BMW 7 series, or a helicopter from the hotel’s private helipad. Most guests however, prefer to take the fun option to go around town in a beautifully restored Tuk Tuk.
The suites in the hotel all have spectacular views of Bangkok city and the Chao Phraya River. Richly furnished in Thai silk-clad finishes and complete with indulgent marble bathrooms, these rooms combine classic luxury with modern comforts. Deluxe Suites are larger and are adorned with silk furnishing and complemented with beautiful Asian artworks. The deluxe suite can be used for entertaining as it has a dining table for four and a separate guest powder room. The Grand Terrace Suite is situated on the 36th floor of the hotel and is homage to the ultimate in sophisticated Asian design. Thai silk-clad wall panes form the backdrop for a combination of Thai and Chinese ceramics, antique furniture and art pieces in the master and guest bedrooms.
If you have a quick stop in Bangkok before or after your Mekong River cruise, the Peninsula Hotel is a wonderful option for your time in the city. For more information about booking a Mekong River cruise, please contact us or call 1-888-215-3555.
This Expert Review was written by: Pats - Marketing