Best Hotel in Bangkok

The Peninsula Hotel is a superb hotel and deserves the number one position of any list of the best hotels in Bangkok. Some would say it is the best hotel in the world. It is made even better by its west bank location on the Chao Phraya River and its beautiful view of the Bangkok skyline. Its location isolates that from the frenetic, congested city of Bangkok but the real estate it occupies is no what truly sets it apart. The service that the hotel provides is equal to or better than any five-star hotel in South East Asia.

The suites and rooms of the hotel are tastefully appointed, in a comfortable traditional style, with handcrafted furniture and sculptured, ornate woodwork. Lurking beneath warm old-fashioned surface there is a subtle and convenient system that brings control of your environment to your fingertips. The hotel calls it “innovations with a personal touch”. Located beside your bed you’ll find that you have complete control the room’s entertainment, lighting, communications and climate.

The elegance and service provided by the Peninsula would be impressive without the view but masterful architectural talent has designed every room so that it overlooks the river and the panoramic Bangkok skyline. The river is both scenic and functional. It provides a convenient way to travel and avoid the congested Bangkok streets.

The hotel’s premier restaurant, Jesters, is also the hotel’s outstanding night spot. It serves an imaginative style of Mediterranean cuisine and shares with the rest of the hotel an impressive view overlooking the river. Several other restaurants feature fine Cantonese cuisine and traditional Thai cuisine. Twenty-four hour room service is available for those who chose not to escape the comfort and convinces of their room. Beyond the hotel the city, provides many other options for fine dining and the lure of nightlife. Legendary is the euphemistic phrase that some would use while others would say notorious is the adjective best used to describe the attractions of Bangkok after dark.

The Peninsula fitness center and spa exceed the expectations you would have for a luxury hotel. The spa has four suites, 14 treatment rooms and two double VIP suites all of which feature and in the room Jacuzzi. The VIP suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows, rain showers, and a balcony overlooking the river. The fitness center includes a gym, an aerobics studio, an outstanding beauty salon and a Jacuzzi.

Golf is the one pursuit that requires you to leave the hotel. The opportunities to play Golf abound in Bangkok with the most prestigious being the Thai Country Club. Guests of the Peninsula are among a select few who have the opportunity to play the club although that opportunity is restricted to weekdays only.