Any hotel worth their salt in Bangkok sets up shop on the right side of the Chao Praya River – except for the Peninsula. Whilst almost every other property is on the city side (and within easy reach of the capital’s amenities), they maintain that they’re the only hotel with a proper view encompassing the waterway and the city lights – and they’re right. Set in lush garden landscapes, the three-tiered pool cascades down right in front of the river with traditional Thai pavilions providing the perfect poolside relaxation spot.

UJ’s Insider Tips

You’ll want to cross the river and get across to the main action at some point, so take advantage of the complimentary private boat service that runs until midnight.

Peninsula Hotel, 333 Charoennakorn Road, Bangkok 10600, Thailand | +662 861 2888 |