Excellent hotel in a prime riverside location
We started our Thailand journey in Bangkok at the Peninsula Hotel and the property did not disappoint.
We were picked up at the airport in a BMW after a long journey and comfortably arrived at the hotel 45 minutes later. The staff were very professional and brought us to an amazing room with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the river. The room was large and decorated well (and did we mention the view?).
The hotel had a free ferry boat that conveniently took us across the river and to the ferry/train stop close by so we could easily explore the sights of Bangkok: Grand Palace, Chinatown, Weekend Market, Jim Thomson House, etc.
The breakfast was impressive with three massive rooms of Thai, Chinese and Western food. The staff of the restaurant/dining/bar areas was incredibly friendly and the quality of the food for breakfast and dinner was excellent.
The reception/front-of-house staff were extremely professional however came across as cold and unfriendly. This was a surprise considering the staff in the restaurant area including the manager who came to talk to us.
Overall, we would recommend this hotel for the view, food, value and location.