Riverside hotels are always the charm of Bangkok. The first time I heard about The Siam Hotel I was on board on Oman Air, watching a documentary about the most luxurious hotels in the world. I was so impressed by the design that I immediately put it on the top of my must-see places in Bangkok.
The opportunity to visit it came a few months later and it was even better than I have imagined. A restorative heaven for anyone who values serenity and privacy The Siam Hotel is located right on the banks of Chao Phraya river and offers some spectacular view for the sunset chasers. It is far away from BTS but offers a complimentary boat shuttle to Saphan Taksin BTS Station Pier which makes it easy to move around the city’s major attractions.
The promise for a peaceful stay was clear from the moment I entered the main gate and was immediately surrounded by lush internal gardens. My favorite part was the atrium, inspired by the Musée d’Orsay’s glass and steel dome, and taken to the next level by an elevated black granite fountain lined with luscious palm trees.
I would have spent my day there if it wasn’t for the fact that the rooms deserved a full immersion exploration as well. Starting from a “basic” suit featuring oversized king beds, deep bath tubes and unique Art Deco design, The Siam Hotel is also the only place in town that offers some impressive villas with a private pool. Thai, Colonial and Chinese style villas are scattered throughout the gardens. All of them boast an open-air roof terrace for a secluded sunbathing, evening cocktails or romantic dinner, setting the stage a for splendid days ahead.
Holidaying in The Siam Hotel is all about kicking back and relaxing but if you are fed up with lazing around by the water there are quite a few indoor activities to do. The gym is a must visit place for the vintage lovers (oh, and for the fitness addicts of course) because of its vintage sports posters, leather punching bags and original Art Deco gymnasium doors. Should you opt for more laid back activities head to the private cinema room and library and enjoy the original, antique furniture and exclusive access to first edition hardcover books.
The Siam Hotel has it all – architecture, service, activities, waiting for me (and for you) to be discovered.
Here are some photos from my visit. Unfortunately I had to steal of them from the hotel’s website as I lost my wallet with sd card inside somewhere in #beautifulseasia.
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