We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

“Paradise in Bangkok” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Siam

Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
The Siam
Ranked #3 of 839 Hotels in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
71 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“Paradise in Bangkok”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012

Rarely do I give such high scores to a property. The hotel is first rate, overseen by our 2 butlers, Vit and North, and the restaurant was fabulous thanks to Nat. I loved the location of our room 101, the F&B options, the private taxis on the water, the Spa options (except: no reflexology!) and more. I think that the hotel being up and out of the way far makes up for the extra time it takes to persuade a taxi driver to make the journey. Contact me for any specifics.

Room Tip: Room 101 is our favorite.
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
5 Thank globaltravelkid
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

477 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    408
    51
    11
    4
    3
See reviews for
57
252
34
27
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (137)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
Battambang, Cambodia
Level Contributor
109 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

Forget The Oriental! If you want Bangkok's finest, this is the place. Brand new, and a true luxury experience in the heart of Bangkok's administrative capital. It's as much a museum as a boutique hotel, as the owner extensively collects bric a brac from both Parisian and Bangkokian flea markets, and everything in mint condition. Add to that, paleolitic urns from Ban Chiang, a massive Han dynasty coach and horses (about 1 metre square!) gracing the lobby, Ming dynasty figurines, ancient Buddhas in antique French vitrines, and you get the picture: An ecclectic masterpiece. "Standard" (ultra deluxe) rooms are fine enough and at 72 sq m v spacious, but I suspect river view rooms are even more delightful! Only 39 rooms in all, so anything here is intimate, and 4 staff per room ratio. There's a hammam, plus day spa, Thai kick boxer practice in gym, something for everyone. (We took in the cooking class.) More a destination, than a mere roof over the head. Plan to stay in and enjoy the gallery in all its nooks and crannies, and treat it as a resort.

Room Tip: Fourth floor has gabled ceilings, while third floor ceilings lower but intimate.
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
7 Thank Globetr0ttingG0urmet
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
176 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012

In an otherwise frenetic city, one of the newest luxury hotels in Bangkok, The Siam, on the riverside is a calming oasis. From the minute you arrive at the elegant front door you are transported into another era of charm and graciousness, the staff are both elegant and informed, we arrived late in the evening, nothing was too much trouble, we were settled into our beautiful pool villa effortlessly by our butler. The bed was sumptuous, the most comfortable bed we have slept in for a long time. Breakfasts arrived on time and were delicious, all beautifully served, the in-villa dining was so good, we actually only went once to the Deco restaurant. Like the rest of the hotel interior, the design and decor are both fascinating and interesting, modern colonial chic, with so many interesting pieces to look at, it is like being in someone's elegant home with their favourite pieces oom display. The villa included a spiral staircase to the riverview deck, we viewed some lovely sunsets across the river, the river offers a gentle reminder that this city never sleeps, but very relaxing to enjoy drinks and chill out. A lot of thought and insight has gone into this hotel, the style is gorgeous, the staff make you feel very comfortable, leaving was a wrench to the senses, facing up to the world again, but we definitely left feeling refreshed and eagerly look forward to staying again and exploring more of this very unique hotel.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Magnums2009
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Paris, France
Level Contributor
75 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

Bragging rights to all of us who forever more get to call ourselves among the first guests of Bangkok's new and completely out-of-this-world hotel. Just 39 high ceilinged guest rooms and ten drop dead Deco inspired villas smack on BKK's Chao Praya River a few miles north of the royal palace, this is THE place to stay whether its your first trip to the Thai capital or fifty-first. Staff trained at swanky Thai addresses like the Chedi Chiang Mai and Four Seasons Tented Camp, so service was seamless from the first days. The food is sublime and incredibly authentic, even the bagel tasted more Brooklyn than Bangkok while the Thai food had to pass muster with the Thai high society owners, so I am told. Save room in your schedule to mingle among the other guests over sunsets on the boat landing lounge. We met such interesting sorts on our first visit in July, and can't wait to see who checks in next time that we do. What was not ready will make it worth another visit, from the cake shop to the Thai boxing excursions. BIG kudos to the absolutely adorable GM Jason Friedman and his perfect staff especially Nawee who kindly gave me a bit of a behind the scenes tour so I could peek at the new cinema, future mani-pedi room, old fashioned barber shop and conference room currently being used to store countless antique treasures. Oh and the spa is not to miss, well priced for talented insightful therapists and all natural Sodashi products. I was skeptical anyone even someone with Friedman's impressive resume (Four Seasons, Aman, Raffles) could up the ante in Bangkok's super indulgent hotel market but The Siam more than proved me wrong, and I loved every minute of it.

Room Tip: History buffs should consider Connie's Cottage, brought from the ancient capital but silk king J...
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank PoppyHopper
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kyneton
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

The Siam is an outstanding hotel that has only been open for 3 months. The building is achitectually superb and houses a range of beautiful Thai artifacts and antiques.
The service is of the highest standard and the food exquisite.
Every encounter with staff was highly professional in every way and our every need was met with enthusiasm and pride.
The hotel comprises a succession of buildings leading down to the river, where the hotel has its own private jetty and boat to transport guests into the city, 20 minutes away.
The spa is magnificent, offering a wide range of services in a beautiful environment.
We participated in the cooking school offered by the hotel. The class started with us being escorted to the local market by the hotel's Executive Chef where we toured the wide range of stalls offering fruit, vegetables, fish and meat in great varieties and in authentic Thai style.
Returning to the hotel, we spent 2 hours cooking 3 different meals and enjoying the 'fruits of our labour', (remember, if you do a morning cooking class, be sure to have only a light breakfast as there is so much to sample). The class is held in a beautifully equipped classroom beside the outside dining area overlooking the gardens and river.
The rooms are exquisitely designed and appointed and we could not recommend this hotel hightly enough. A truly beautiful experience from beginning to end!

Room Tip: We had a villa by the pool, looking out on to the river. We had our own private pool, terrace retrea...
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Brado145
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Fort Worth, TX
Level Contributor
21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012

My wife, son and I stayed at the Siam for five nights. In fact, we were the Siam's very first guests (at least the first guests not in the travel industry), a fact very nicely acknowledged by Jason Friedman, the General Manager with a hand-written note of congratulations.

One of the things that became apparent early on is that the Siam has lofty aspirations - to become the best in a city literally bursting with five star properties. Such becomes apparent in so many ways large and small. Perhaps the most compelling evidence thereof is demonstrated by ownership's investment in the Hotel's human resources - the GM has opened two Four Seasons properties, the Director of Sales and Marketing has experience at three different Aman resorts, and our butler had served at Trisara on Phuket. Each of these gentlemen were intimately involved in delivering superb service at every turn.

On our first night, before we had learned the ropes of the Bangkok Transit System, the Director of Sales and Marketing accompanied my family on the Hotel's launch to the nearest BTS station, made sure we knew how to purchase tickets, rode with us on the train, and then by cab to the restaurant where we had dinner. Earlier that same day, the exceptionally helpful concierge, Khun Teera, arranged for a staff member to run to the store to add talk time to my phone. Most extraordinarily, I didn't have to ask (which is likely a good thing, since I would have been reluctant to do so).

Our butler, North, was similarly exceptional. Each morning, he would review the activities that had been previously arranged for the day and, regardless of the hour, he would be patiently awaiting our return to make sure everything had gone as planned. It always did. I would particularly like to mention that North, in addition to his professionalism, did his work with much grace, warmth, and kindness. We would only hope that, one day soon, we could be so fortunate as to be in his capable hands once again.

Our room, a Riverview Pool Suite, was everything one could hope for. I don't need to describe how it looks, that is easily discovered from the Hotel's website (whose pictures are perfectly accurate representations of what you will see upon arrival). What I could add is the obvious quality of the hard product . . . from the woods used, the fittings and fixtures, the bed clothes, it is apparent that no expense has been spared.

We had two opportunities to eat at the restaurant, Chon. The restaurant has both Thai and Western (Italian, largely) menus. As a lover of all things Italian, I decided to order the gnocchi. Gnocchi is (I have been told) notoriously difficult to do well. In my estimation, they were as good as any I've had . . . little light pillows of sublime goodness!

As wonderful as all this sounds, I do think it is important to realize that, for some, the Hotel's location will be a negative. It is a bit of a long trek (30 minutes) to the nearest BTS station. So, if you've never travelled to Bangkok and want to spend your days (for example) on the BTS traveling from shopping district to shopping district, you'll spend a lot of time in transit. If, on the other hand, you would prefer to allocate your time a bit differently . . . some shopping and sightseeing to be sure . . . but with a focus on getting away to a stunningly beautiful resort hotel in the midst of all the craziness of Bangkok, then the Siam is most assuredly your best bet.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank bahamaman5
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Shenandoah, Virginia
Level Contributor
33 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2012

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".

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank mlb11
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Bangkok hotels
Silom
Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok
The Peninsula Bangkok
#6 of 839 in Bangkok
4.5 of 5 bubbles 3,879 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Sukhumvit
Ariyasomvilla
Ariyasomvilla
#2 of 839 in Bangkok
5.0 of 5 bubbles 1,396 reviews
Sukhumvit
Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, A Luxury Collection Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to The Siam? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Siam

Property: The Siam
Address: 3/2 Khao Road | Vachirapayabal, Dusit, Bangkok 10300, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Bangkok > Dusit
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 839 Hotels in Bangkok
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Siam 5*
Number of rooms: 39
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Expedia, Odigeo and Jetsetter so you can book your The Siam reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing