We stayed at the Siam Kempinski for the second part of our honeymoon, arriving for 4 nights on the 26th December 2013.
Welcome – having just come from Krabi we expected the same Thai Hospitality however the reception here was a little cold and not the famous ‘Land of Smiles’ treatment we’d come accustomed too. We were taken to our room and introduced to it’s amenities, with an instruction not to go out on the balcony at night due to mosquito’s. Slightly disconcerting! Very nice to hear that we had complimentary soft drinks and even a couple of beers that were replenished daily in our room’s mini bar!
Room – Stunning! Massive, incredibly comfy beds, and great pillows. Bathroom was huge with a separate toilet, which was a bit like a cupboard but quite good if one person was in the shower you could still use the loo! Great stand alone bath in which you could sit and watch the tv, with the sound on in the bathroom too! Free Safe. Free Wifi in the room with a code. Brilliant movie channels on the tv which we watched each night!
Location – With regards to the vicinity to things in Bangkok, amazing. We regards to accessibility a bit weird, as the only real safe way to access the hotel on foot is via the shopping centre, on floor 2.
Food – Due to the very high prices we ate out of an evening, we had breakfast included and to be honest it was only ok. The Eggs Florentine that we both ordered one morning were just a bit weird and tasted of vinegar. Service was slow and you had to catch someone’s eye to order coffee. Also, you have to order your hot breakfast items, which again there is quite a wait for. We ate in the ‘other’ restaurant for breakfast not the Europa bar as we went in there one morning and it was just manic.
Drinks – We had a drink in the reception area bar one evening before we went out, which was a very pleasant experience. The wine list is on an ipad which is very modern! We had 1 cocktail and a 330ml bottle of Singha beer and it came to £15 which for a 330ml is ridiculous. We did enjoy it though!
The hotel overall feels a bit souless. Of an evening there aren’t people sitting in the foyer bar enjoying a drink, there is no one to be seen which as this is a beautiful hotel is a shame. 5* Hotels need to start to understand that their patrons would love to drink in the bar and eat in their restaurants but this can’t be done every night when there is so much good cheap stuff to drink and eat outside of the hotel.
This is a lovely hotel, but if we visited Bangkok again I think we’d try a different area to stay in.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Siam Kempinski Hotel, the city-resort adjacent to Sa Pathum Palace, is part of Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group, Kempinski Hotels. Located next to Siam Paragon, this luxurious “resort within a city,” boasts 303 plush rooms and lavish suites. With its aim to create a sanctuary in the heart of the city, all rooms overlook lush beautifully landscaped tropical gardens awash with a cornucopia of flora and fauna, with 22 of them enjoying private access to the pools in the garden. In fact, it is the first and only hotel in Bangkok to offer the most unique and exclusive experience. ... more less
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