The Siam Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand

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Updated: September 29, 2021

Essentials
• Location: Thanon Khao, Vachirapayabal, Dusit, next to Navamindradhiraj University.
• Hotel website: thesiamhotel.com
• Hotel phone: +66 2 206 6999
Check prices on Booking.com

Review of The Siam Hotel in Bangkok

The infinity pool with attached jacuzzis by the riverfront at The Siam Hotel is spectacular.

The Siam – Beautiful riverfront hotel with sumptuous accommodations.

Luxurious boutique hotel set within lush gardens on the banks of Chao Phraya river, north of Wat Pho and the Grand Palace and close to the Dusit Palace complex. The suites and villas feature an impeccable and chic decor with large living areas and modern bathrooms with standalone tubs; the villas also have private outdoor pools. The opulent full-service spa offers an excellent range of treatments for all ages and dining options include a great Thai restaurant, café, and a bar next to the outdoor riverfront infinity pool.

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The Siam – Location

  • Area: Excellent riverfront location 1 km west of Vimanmek Mansion.
  • Address: 3/2 Thanon Khao, Vachirapayabal, Dusit.
  • Nearest Metro Stations: Sirindhorn (BTS sky train) – 1.5 km across the Chao Phraya river.
  • How to Get There: Taxis take about 30 minutes (35 km) from Suvarnabhumi Airport and 25 minutes (20 km) from Don Mueang Airport.
  • Handy to: Vimanmek Mansion. Wat Pho. Grand Palace.

The Siam – The Basics

  • Ages: Mostly for couples on a romantic break or small families. All ages are welcome and cribs are available on request.
  • View: Riverfront rooms offer the best views.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: All pool villas and Connie’s Cottage have beautiful private pools.
  • Laundry: Laundry and dry cleaning services available.
  • Parking: Free and secure parking.
  • Extras: Chao Phraya river cruise with a drink and canapés. Free shuttle boat to Sathorn pier (10 am to 6 pm). Library. Hair and nail salon. Beautiful outdoor wooden pier with al fresco seating for enjoying sunset cocktails. 4G mobile with complimentary data and local and international calling.
  • When to Book: Reserve 1-2 months in advance through the year and 2-3 months in advance for December-January.
  • How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
  • Phone: +66 2 206 6999
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: thesiamhotel.com

The Siam – Amenities

  • Pool: Long outdoor infinity pool by the riverfront with 2 adjoining jacuzzis.
  • Spa: Opium Spa is a luxurious full-service spa offering a wide range of treatments and massages, including for kids, teens, and couples. Hair and nail salon as well.
  • Fitness Center: Large, well-equipped fitness club with a full Muay Thai boxing ring and punching bags. Yoga classes and Tai Chi on outdoor terrace. Private sessions with personal trainers.
  • For Disabled Guests: None of the rooms are wheelchair accessible or disabled-friendly.
  • For Families: Geared more towards couples. However, baby cots, kids’ spa treatments, and babysitting services (chargeable) are provided on request.
  • Other Facilities: Health and wellness center with in-house doctor offering yoga, Ayurveda, meditation, and Reiki classes. Hair and nail salon. Sak Yant (ancient Thai) tattoo studio.

The Siam – Food and Drink

  • Restaurants & Bars: Chon Thai Restaurant – Fabulous setting in 3 century-old traditional Thai teak houses serving authentic Thai cuisine. • The Story House – Stunning space filled with curios with stories behind them. Offers a contemporary international menu. • Deco Bar & Bistro – Twin-story eclectic bar and bistro with an Asian and Thai menu. • Café Cha – Elegant café serving great afternoon tea and coffee. • Bathers Bar – Poolside bar serving light bites and cocktails.
  • Lounge: No lounge but a beautiful library where afternoon tea is served with an option of Classic, French Sparkling, and Champagne sets.
  • Breakfast: Included in all room rates.
  • Room Service: Room service available.

The Siam – Rooms

  • Room Types: Siam Suite • Mae Nam Suite • Riverview Suite • Pool Villa Courtyard • Pool Villa Riverview • Connie’s Cottage • List of all Rooms
  • Smoking Rooms: All rooms are non-smoking.
  • Best Room: All the suites and villas are beautifully appointed and feature luxurious amenities, King-sized beds, and huge bathrooms with free-standing tubs, separate showers, and dual vanities. Connie’s Cottage is a gorgeous century-old multi-story teak house with luxurious furnishings, separate living room, large bathroom with a standalone tub, and a private outdoor pool.
  • For Families: Most accommodations can sleep 3 guests. Rollaway beds and cribs are available.

The Siam – Local Transport

  • Walking: The immediate area around the hotel is pleasant for walking as it comprises of universities, temples, and buildings in the palace complex.
  • Metro and Bus: The nearest MRT (underground) station is Sirinshorn, both about 1.5 km (20-minute walk) away. There is a bus stop 2 doors north of the hotel. It’s easy to take a bus in Bangkok if you know the route and stop, but the conductors and drivers don’t speak English.
  • Taxis: Metered taxis are available in plenty, and the hotel staff will easily call one; or use the Grab taxi app. Tuk tuks also dot the street right outside the hotel, but they do not have meters, so bargain hard. Motorcycle taxis are available at every corner, but again, bargain hard.

The Siam – What’s Nearby?

Recommended Nearby Tours

  • Grand Palace and Temples Tour – Private 8-hour guided tour of Rattanakosin Island, Grand Palace, Grand Temples, and Wat Pho (Reclining Buddha) with lunch, a boat ride through canals to the Royal Barge Museum, and hotel pick-up and drop-off.
  • Day Trip to Ayutthaya – Shared 8-hour tour of the ancient city of Ayutthaya about 2 hours north of Bangkok, including guided tours of the Royal Palace, 2 temples, and a floating market. Tour also includes a longtail boat ride and lunch. Pick-up/drop-off is at Times Square building lobby on Sukhumvit Road (10 km).
  • Pattaya Day Trip – Day trip to the famous beach destination of Pattaya by private air-conditioned chauffeured car and guide (optional) to see famous spots in the town, visit the beach, shop, and dine, with hotel pick-up and drop-off.
  • Private and Small Group ToursContext Travel offers great private and small group tours with certified guides covering Bangkok, its attractions, the local neighborhood, Chinatown, street food, and night markets.

Best Nearby Restaurants, Bars, and Cafes

  • Not many restaurants or cafés around the hotel. The Grand Palace neighbourhood (4 km) has a much better range of restaurants, cafés, and bars.
  • Several hawkers and open-air food courts can be found along the main road outside the hotel selling cheap, delicious, and freshly-prepared hygienic Thai food.

Nearby Cool Shops, Markets, or Grocery Stores

  • Makro – Giant wholesale supermarket selling everything from groceries to clothes and electronics. 2 km north along the river.
  • There are three 24-hour 7-Elevens close by.

Nearby Attractions

  • Vimanmek Mansion – This beautiful summer villa built by King Rama V is the world’s largest teak structure within the Dusit Palace complex. 1 km east.
  • Grand Palace – The huge complex consists of the current home of His Majesty the King of Thailand along with buildings, a museum, and the temple of the Emerald Buddha, which are open to the public. Check dress code before visiting. (5 km south).
  • Wat Pho – 16th-century temple housing the famous 46m Reclining Buddha and several marble inscriptions on ancient medicine and science. Check dress code before visiting. (5 km south).
  • Siam Museum – Modern museum showcasing the rich history and culture of Thailand. (5 km south).
  • Wat Arun – Across the river. Ferry can be caught from the Tien pier (5 km south, next to Tien Market).

The Siam – The Hotel

The Siam Hotel building

The boutique hotel is housed in a uniquely designed building.

Hotel entrance and lobby

Inside the entrance is a beautiful courtyard with lots of natural light.

Hotel reception

The cozy reception area is beautifully decorated.

Riverview Suite bedroom

The Riverview Suite features a comfortable King-sized bed…

Riverview Suite living room

…separate living room with large windows…

Riverview Suite bathroom

…and an open-plan bathroom with a free-standing tub.

Opium Spa treatment room

Opium Spa offers modern and luxurious treatments and rooms for kids, teens, individuals, and couples.

Hair and nail salon

Adjoining the spa is a full-service hair and nail salon.

Fitness center

The fitness center is large and features modern equipment…

Fitness center Muay Thai ring

…as well as a full Muay Thai boxing ring.

The Story House restaurant

The Story House is filled with curios, each with a story behind it, and serves a contemporary International menu.

Deco Bistro and Bar

The twin-storied Deco Bistro and Bar serves an Asian and Thai menu.

Decor Bistro and Bar

The bar is located on the second floor and features an interesting decor.

Café Cha

Café Cha is a cozy space serving afternoon tea and coffee.

Swimming pool

The riverside infinity pool features 2 jacuzzis, lots of sun loungers, and excellent river views.

Common areas in the hotel

The boutique hotel offers some splendid common areas for guests to relax or mingle.

Common areas in the hotel

One of the nooks has a piano and a small library.

Common areas in the hotel

The square communal lounge is the largest space to meet and greet.

Billiard table

One of the rooms features a full-sized billiard table.

Hotel artifacts

Among the interesting curios around the hotel is this horse and cart statue.

Hotel shop

The boutique inside the hotel sells curios, scarves, and other interesting souvenirs.

Sak Yant Tattoo Studio

One of the most interest extras in the hotel is the Sak Yant (ancient Thai) tattoo studio.

Hotel pier

The hotel has its own private pier on the river with a free boat shuttle to Sathorn Pier and back.

Common areas in the hotel

Even the garden paths around the hotel are beautiful.

Tuk tuks outside the hotel

There are always plenty of tuk tuks outside the hotel entrance.

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