A pictorial review of the Deluxe Suite Peninsula Hotel Bangkok. The hotel is a tranquil escape situated on the Chao Phraya River, but only a boat ride across the river and you are back in the vibrancy of the city.
After a wonderful week staying with the Peninsula in Manila a while back, I decided to spend a couple of nights at the Peninsula during my last visit to Bangkok. Taking advantage of a special on the hotel's website meant that I would have two glorious days staying in a Deluxe Suite!
Deluxe Suite Peninsula Hotel Bangkok - Arrival
Where to begin? Do I start with the sweeping views up and down the Chao Phraya River and across Bangkok? Or the lush living room, spacious bedroom or ridiculously large bathroom? Best to start at the beginning I think.
As we pulled up to the Peninsula Hotel Bangkok there was a line of staff waiting for our arrival. We were immediately whisked over to the elevators and up to our suite, bypassing reception. It happened all so quickly. Our bags were being taken care of and would arrive as we went through the check in process in our accommodation.
On arrival we were presented with fragrant flowers, their smell was amazing. I was continuously sniffing them, I couldn't help myself. Once in our deluxe suite at the Peninsula Hotel Bangkok, there was hot tea and snacks waiting for us. Plus a selection of fruit which was replaced daily.
Before I show you around the Deluxe Suite at the Peninsula Bangkok, the above floor plan will give you an idea of the size and layout of the deluxe suite. There is an entrance foyer, which then flows through to a work desk. The work desk is equipped with everything you would need while staying on business, this includes a fax machine and photocopier. There are also umbrellas next to the desk for your use if raining while you are out and about.
I love that there is a powder room for guests visiting you during your stay to use. It also a handy second toilet for those staying in the suite. No "baggsing" the bathroom when arriving from a day out playing tourist, there is one for both of you.
Deluxe Suite Peninsula Hotel Bangkok - The Lounge
The sophisticated living room has plenty of comfortable seating, large flat screen television, a dining table for four and entertainment system. You are also able to plug in your devices in the entertainment system to charge, they have everything covered.
The floor to ceiling windows offer sweeping views of the Chao Phraya River from the Deluxe Suite Peninsula Hotel Bangkok The view is amazing, it took my breath away. All the curtains on the windows are operated by remote control. They can be opened and closed all at once, or individually.
Deluxe Suite Peninsula Hotel Bangkok - The Bedroom
The bedroom of the suite is large. With king size bed, reading chair, dressing table, television, DVD player and minibar. Just like the entertainment unit in the lounge room, you are also able to charge your devices.
I spent a good five minutes panicking after I washed my hair looking for the hairdryer in the bathroom. It came to the point where I thought I would have to ring for one. I decided to check the dressing table in the bedroom. Sure enough, that was where the hair dryer was hiding.
Deluxe Suite Peninsula Hotel Bangkok - The Bathroom
The bathroom is the size of a small hotel room. Large separate bath with television, the perfect place to soak with a glass of champagne after a day of shopping or playing tourist. His and her vanities with Oscar de la Renta toiletries. Forget something? Don't worry there are toothbrushes, razors, combs, all sorts of things you may need.
Just like my bathroom at the Peninsula Hotel Manila, the shower and toilet are separated from the main bathroom by nice solid glass doors. Offering that little bit more privacy if somebody needs to use the bathroom while another is in there.
Deluxe Suite Peninsula Hotel Bangkok - Turndown Service
After returning from dinner at The House on Sathorn we find that our room has been turned down.
This is where I discover that there is a massive minibar in the lounge room. I hadn't noticed it before as the wooden doors had been shut. During turndown service, they open the doors, fill the ice bucket with ice and have the teapot ready to go.
In the bedroom the bed is turned down, bottles of water are placed on the bedside tables, matt and slippers at the ready for you.
I do feel I need to place an advisor with this post. Staying in a suite is a bit like flying business class. Once you have experienced it, it is really hard to go back to normality.
My only regrets about my stay with the Peninsula is that I didn't get to spend enough time in the suite!
Peninsula Hotel Bangkok
333 Charoennakorn Road, Klongsan
Bangkok 10600, Thailand
Tel: +66 2 020 2888