On the banks of the Chao Praya River lies The Siam Hotel, a verdant riverside hideaway resembling a country retreat much more than an urban hotel. It was the brainchild of Thai superstar Krissada Sukosol who, with architect Bill Bensley, created this monochrome masterpiece; stark white walls with black matt blinds with dark teak wooden floors. Rare antiques and artworks from across Asia fill this 39 suite hotel which is located a stone’s throw away from the Grand Palace. It is also the only city hotel with individual pools. The Spa does not disappoint either, the 5 treatment rooms are amongst the biggest you will find anywhere -1000 square metres. It’s akin to having your own personal spa - you have your own shower, steam and changing rooms. The hydraulic treatment beds, especially imported from the US, are the biggest and most comfortable you will find. You can choose from facials using Sodashi products, which all chemical-free so will suit even the most sensitive of skin types. There is a wide range of stellar massages, performed by the magic hands of their Thai therapists. Take advantage of the multi-day spa programmes which will get you over your jet-lag in a jiffy. For those of you who want some extreme fitness, why not throw your hat in the ring, and try some Muay Thai boxing? You will sweat buckets, the trainers are super fit; it’s a complete high impact body work out. If that’s all too much, then try a personal training session in their super-equipped gym, or take an outdoor Yoga session with one of their Yogi masters. The spa welcomes children too, with their own special kids and teen spa which offers specially-designed massages, mini manicures and pedicures. There is also Muay Thai boxing on offer for the kiddies too.
This is the perfect urban spa, the place to come to banish jet-lag, to rejuvenate tired, thirsty skin after a long flight, to discover and live like a local during your Bangkok stay. Expect excellence, under the watchful eye of Jason Friedman - you won’t want to leave.
- Location by the Chao Praya River, close to all of Bangkok's must-see cultural sights
- The only hotel in Bangkok with Riverfront Pool villas
- The Siam's gymnasium is the first professionally equipped, luxury Muay Thai gym in Bangkok
How to get there
Fly to Suvarnabhumi Airport a journey of around 11 hours on a direct flight. Upon arrival transfer approximately 40 minutes by road to the hotel.
Best time to go
Bangkok is a year round destination, the cooler dry season runs from early November to the end of March and April is the hottest month.
The monsoon season runs from June to October.
The Siam is a big favourite of ours. If you want to see the real Bangkok, then you are in the right place. It’s spitting distance to the Grand Palace and the night flower market, and getting to China Town and the best shopping malls is easy. But best of all, it’s where you will find some of the best food in Bangkok, (no touristy-geared menus here). Try Krua Apsorm for sumptuous seafood lunches, Steve Café for luscious Thai banquets at sunset, and our top tip - Jae Fai - where you will gorge on the fattest crab omelettes imaginable. The Siam Hotel want you to live like a local, so they are always on hand, with the best concierge of any hotel.
- Riverside Infinity Pool with Jacuzzi beds
- Children's Splash Pool
- Library with screening room
- Meeting room for 30
- Antique gift shop/art gallery
- Private pier for river excursions
- Complimentary boat shuttle between hotel & Bangkok's central Sathorn pier
- Limousine service
The Siam offers a multitude of epicurean delights. With restaurants, bistros, bars, afternoon tea and even joining the Chef's Table, you will have plenty of chances to taste the wealth of food Thailand has to offer.
Chon Thai Restaurant - Overlooking the Chao Phraya River, Chon Thai Restaurant is the perfect place to see the evening draw to a close. Chon is authentic Thai cuisine and is situated within a cluster of three, century-old teakwood houses. This hallowed venue entertained global glitterati such as; Jackie Kennedy, Roger Moore and Henry Ford. It is also a Thai cooking school where you can home-in on your talents, and take away your new found skills. However, when the evening arises, it's your turn to sit back, and wait for Chef Blair to spoil you with his creations.
Deco Bar and Bistro - The heavily influenced Art Deco theme that runs throughout The Siam celebrates its peak at Deco Bar and Bistro. Open all day for diners to enjoy breakfast, light lunches and a sun-downer, it's the perfect place to quench your appetite. It has a very jazzy vibe, with vintage mirrors; brass instruments scatter the walls and intimate cosy booths to enjoy their wide selection of must-try cocktails. It has an incredibly relaxed atmosphere and evokes that 1930's bygone era.
Cafe Cha - Cafe Cha brings out the British in all of us. Enjoy home-made scones with Cornish clotted cream, wild strawberry jam and lemon curd. Once you've satisfied your sweet tooth you can try the cucumber sandwiches, spinach-parmesan quiche and brioche rolls in either; ham, salmon or egg. Then take your choice of either the finest tea, coffee or a glass of Champagne to wash it all down.
Every Saturday and Sunday - 2pm-6pm.
Bathers Bar - Adjacent to the infinity pool at the riverfront lawn, Bathers Bar is there for when you are relaxing poolside and are in desperate need of rehydration. Indulge in their light snacks and bites before returning back to the pool for a quick dip, or simply lie back on your day bed and sip away on a sunset cocktail.
Chef's Table - Chon's cooking school by day becomes a Chef's Table by night. Treat yourself to a special meal created by the head chef, or one of their guest chefs. It will make for a memorable night and the perfect way to spend a night in Bangkok.
The Siam is home to the only pool villas in Bangkok. There are 38 pool villas and suites in total. The property gives off a country retreat atmosphere, rather than a city hotel, which could be from the individually decorated, no-two-rooms-the-same attitude. You can expect finely tuned Art Deco influences running throughout, with plush furnishings (gold taps and copper basins), super-king-sized beds, private lounge area, lofty ceilings as well as airy bathrooms with deep tubs and walk-in showers. Every room is catered for by a private butler, upon request, and there is complimentary WiFi throughout.
- Siam Suite
- Mae Nam Suite
- Riverview Suite
- Pool Villa Courtyard
- Pool Villa Riverview
- Connie's Cottage
- Muay Thai
- Tai Chi
- Personal fitness training
- Cooking school
- River excursions
One pair of adjoining villas is perfect for families.