I just stayed 3 nights at The Siam and are returning for 2 more nights. I think it is best to put it this way....you stay at hotels such as the MO Bangkok, but you "experience" The Siam. It is a totally different concept, design and experience staying there than any other hotel in the city - including the MO and Peninsula.
In fact, in talking with the outstanding staff, The Siam recruited and hired mainly from resorts. They wanted to create an "urban resort" and I think they have pulled it off very well. From Penny who helped with our reservations and plans to North our Butler and the wonderful service of Jone and Bom at the restaurant (as well as the other very nice waitresses) it was a relaxing, personalized stay - an oasis amidst the chaos of Bangkok.
In addition, their spa, Opium, is really outstanding! It is beautifully laid out and the treatments using Sodashi products and specialized massages such as the muay thai (a great mix of Thai and Swedish techniques) really make it all the more relaxing. Special thanks to khun Sombat, Wan, and Roung for the wonderful service and excellent massage.
In addition, you can see the heart and soul of the owner poured into the place. In fact, he decorated and placed his antiques himself throughout the property. You are actually staying in a museum as such and I was told they are making booklets with information on the history of many of the pieces throughout the hotel as sort of a self-guided tour.
The Siam will only get better in time...it is an eccentric hotel and, for me, a wonderful "experience".
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on 3 acres of verdant frontage along the city side of the Chao Praya River, The Siam is a private urban luxury resort located in Bangkok's Royal Dusit district. The Siam features 39 of the capital's most spacious suites and pool villas as well as a uniquely historical Thai House, Connie's Cottage. All rooms are outfitted with plush furnishings, super-sized king beds and lofty ceilings. Each suite is individually designed with original turn of the century oriental artwork and antiquities and is catered for by a personal butler. Complimentary WiFi is available property-wide. Guests have an array of superlative amenities at their fingertips: restaurants, cooking school, bar, café, Opium Spa, gym, yoga terrace, Muay Thai boxing ring, beauty salon, library/cinema, infinity pool, gift/antiques gallery, conservatory and traditional Thai houses. The Siam is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. ... more less
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