Beyond the excellent WiFi, the rooms themselves are the quiet, comfortable luxury of all Peninsula Hotels. The bathroom is the layout we've previously seen at other Peninsulas, such as the Peninsula Tokyo; you enter to see the bathtub (and its TV) straight ahead, flanked by sinks (with Davi toiletries), the shower and toilet stalls. Turn around to exit the bathroom and you're in the dressing area, with closet, padded luggage cabinet reminiscent of a train compartment andone of our favorite detailsthe valet box. Put your leather shoes in the box for a quick, complimentary shine or just grab your newspaper there every morning.
We really want to let the video room tour below and the photos above give you a better idea of the space, but here are a few of our favorite details in the Peninsula Bangkok rooms:
· The view. Every single room faces towards the river. It's a magnificent skyline, and the boat traffic on the Chao Phraya is simply riveting.
· Outlets are all around the room, part of the commitment to tech by The Peninsula. AV hookups on the TV, automatic curtain settings, a fax machine in the desk and the bedside control panels round out the highlights.
· The welcome basket of fruit is mostly tropical, with longan and dragonfruit and other delicious delicacies.
· Get a room that ends in -02 (like our room 3302) to have a view straight down to the pool area.
Disclosure: We were a guest of the Peninsula Bangkok, but all photos, videos and opinions are completely our own.
[Photos and video: Cynthia Drescher for HotelChatter]