A quiet escape from the busyness of Bangkok, you will find the Siam Bangkok. Located north of the Grand Palace, Wat Arun and Bangkok’s main sites, this hotel is truly a retreat. Bangkok is a very busy city. I go back and forth about my feelings towards it. However, coming home to The Siam at night was a breath of fresh air. The interior features dark hues of black and purple, with compliments of natural light to balance. As you step outside, you are greeted with greenery and water effects that bring you back to old school Bangkok.
As they say, first impressions are everything, and the entrance of The Siam Bangkok is no disappointment. From the windows lining the entry way to the warmth of the staff, The Siam immediately feels like home. That is, in fact, how it was designed to be. The Siam is a boutique property with just a few room categories. The entry level room category absolutely blew me away. Of course, when booking with Major Traveler, you’ll be first in line for an upgrade. But, truly, there is not a bad room in the house.
Perhaps my favorite room type is the villa. This is the ideal spot for honeymooners. As you enter the tall, wooden doors, you catch a glimpse of your private plunge pool. Moving inside, the room features a nicely framed bed and sitting area. And, in case you’re curious, the bathroom is something out of a design magazine!
The hotel itself is unique in many ways. The owners of The Siam Bangkok are into antiques and the film industry. You will find that The Siam is full of details from the owner’s personal collection. There is a common room full of collectors item. My personal favorite has to be the vintage movie chairs. You could put in an old movie and feel like you are living in the 1920’s! Another special room is the records room. After dinner, venture here with a glass (or bottle?) of wine and play some of the owners records. I don’t’ know about you, but this feels like my ideal evening. Enticed yet? Okay, there’s more.
The Siam sits right on the river in Bangkok, which makes for a beautiful outdoor setting. The pool design is something to behold! I’ll let the picture speak for itself. Once you tire of the pool, rest in the sun loungers or head next door to the restaurant. The Thai food here is delicious, as is the breakfast spread! And, should you ever get bored at The Siam, the hotel boat will gladly take you down the river for some Bangkok exploration.
All in all, The Siam is the hotel crush I did not know I had. It might just convince me to return to Bangkok for another visit.
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