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“Nice Hotel, Nice Person, Far from shopping Center”
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The Siam
Ranked #1 of 887 Hotels in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 28, 2013

Perfect for person who like to enjoy big room, but not good for person who like shopping center.
This hotel is a bit far from anywhere, except for local zoo.
Butler service PERFECT !!!
Room consider very very big
Breakfast session not really impressed,as seems all the crew not really understand basic English and when crowded, they forgot what we order, which we have been waiting for 30 minute.
Thai food in this Rest. is very good, especially noodle.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 28, 2013

This hotel is like an oasis of calm within an otherwise hectic city. The style is very cool and retro, and our room was big and quirky (in a good way!) with a large roof terrace. The grounds are beautiful and the design of all the buildings has created a great atmosphere throughout the whole property. Room service was excellent and the gym was brand new and well equipped. The staff were very friendly. The only downside is that no taxi or tuc tuc drivers knew where it was and it is very difficult to find!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 27, 2013

One of the most enjoyable stays I've had, and a great way to end our Bangkok trip - The Siam was a luxe rustic getaway in a site filled with lush greenery. The hotel was tastefully designed with historic details, and the room and bathrooms were spacious & well laid out.

My wife and I really enjoyed their entertainment system and their selection of music/movies available which kept us company on a rainy day - just imagine if you had the in flight entertainment system of a top notch airline in your hotel room.

Breakfast selection was extensive and freshly made to order, and I am a big fan of their strong and aromatic coffee. The pool is situated next to the river and pier, very chill. We also cannot compliment enough the service of Grub-khun and his sense of humour plus gracious hospitality. He really took care of our every need which included the retrieval of important items I had absent minded left behind in another hotel. Our deepest appreciation for putting us at ease.

If there was any downside to the hotel would be its location on the further end of the river and I guess Bangkok's notorious traffic. Nonetheless, the boat shuttle to the nearest BTS (Thaksin Bridge) and pier (which connect to the other part of the river e.g. Chinatown and Asiatique) were well appreciated. It's not a hotel meant to facilitate shopping though the taxi service is great as long as traffic is clear. The Siam a hotel well equipped to charm you with a relaxing stay. A MUST TRY if you are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle!

Room Tip: Do check if the drainage of the rain shower is functioning well. Ours was ok but a bit on the slow s...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 23, 2013

May be the finest hotel I have ever stayed in on an overall basis. Huge (really huge) rooms, nice bathrooms, lovely romantic grounds, interesting and historical decor - it's all there. But what really sets the Siam apart is its staff. From Mac the day butler down to the waitresses in the restaurant, the staff are universally and consistently polite, gracious, and helpful.

Breakfast was included with our room and was cooked to order as opposed to the dismal continental spread offered by some hotels. Fresh squeezed orange juice and Eggs Benedict outdoors by the river - delightful.

My wife loved the spa and I enjoyed the water taxi (a yacht, really) and the library.

I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough. Simply superb. These people try hard, and it shows. Very convenient to Doucit and water taxi is great asset.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 22, 2013

I highly recommend this establishment. This place is a heaven. The room is full of charm and the service is exactly what you expect when coming to Thailand! The dinner is more than perfect, with delicious food that will make your taste buds happy! Great chic decoration, full of refinement with great attention to details in all areas. Also we enjoyed the well-equipped gym and the fantastic spa. Also the location of this place will allow you to reach many points of interest. The staff is simply impeccable, with top notch courtesy, they will make sure that you will experience your best stay here. There is nothing much you can ask more from this place.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

Stayed at the Siam in Bangkok in Oct/Nov 2013.

First the good: The grounds of the hotel were absolutely beautiful, with a nice waterfront dining/drinks area, fun pool, and cool deco decor. We stayed in a river view pool villa which was spacious and quite comfortable.

Now the bad: it's VERY tough to get to as a non-Thai speaking tourist. Other than the private river boat shuttle (which runs only every 90min, and was >20min late on 2 occasions), we didn't find anyone who knew where the place was. Taxi drivers were scratching their heads--even with a map the hotel provided! In one instance, we showed the map to 10 taxis, none of whom could even guess where the hotel was. The hotel management needs to do a MUCH better job in providing transportation options, or at least launch an informational campaign for the taxi drivers.

Second, the mosquitoes were brutal. I understand that this is a hotel in the tropics on a waterway, but we've stayed at plenty of other places in tropical Asia and Central/South America in which the skeeters problem was well-managed. The wife and I were totally bitten up on the first night, and it just got worse. That's despite leaving the room doors closed, A/C on, and taking other precautions. The mosquito problem needs to be solved before we would recommend staying there.

The service was friendly, but very "uncertain," which I got the impression was a communications issue with the staff. For example, we asked for recommendations of restaurants and were given a lengthy list of names without recommendation; we asked for recommendations of what time we should go somewhere, we were handed a list of the water ferry schedule.

Overall, pretty property with pretty big problems, considering the sizable price tag.

Room Tip: Non-river view rooms might have less mosquito risk. Might.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

The Siam really is an excellent place to stay if you like small, intimate, boutique hotels. The decor is very different, a black and white theme throughout with quite amazing antiques everywhere you look. The staff are extremely friendly and very accommodating. Jason, the GM, and Mac helped us with our itinerary for our 3 night stay. Jason also recommended places to go and eat in Singapore, our next destination.

Room Tip: We had a Riverview suite on the 3rd floor which was excellent.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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
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Ranked #1 of 887 Hotels in Bangkok
Price Range: $426 - $1,130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 
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