The Siam is a delightful boutique hotel which has every modern amenity while still reflecting one of Bangkok’s greatest eras. This beautiful boutique property is hidden away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Bangkok, yet close to enough to historical palaces, temples and museums to explore with ease. Located about 45 minutes from the airport it occupies a prime location in 3 acres of land which includes a premium river frontage on the Chao Praya River. This Art Deco inspired retreat which was designed by the acclaimed architect Bill Bensley is filled with amazing antiques and artwork.
The cuisine at The Siam concentrates on bringing out the big flavours, by using only the finest and freshest of Thailand’s produce. Wherever possible the dishes are made using organic produce with the emphasis on seasonality. Chon, or spoon in Thai, is the signature restaurant and cooking school where guests may enjoy delicious local cuisine in the amazing setting of three old Thai teakwood houses which once entertained such famous names as Jackie Kennedy and Roger Moore. The Story House restaurant features a series of rooms with different designs a fun menu filled with ingredients and styles from around the world. The Bathers Bar next to the infinity pool is a great place to enjoy some light bites and a refreshing beverage whilst taking a cooling dip in the pool during the heat of the day.
The Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaeo ; the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and many other historical sights are easily accessible by boat directly from the hotel, but there is also much to experience within its confines when the sightseeing is finished. The interior resembles a fascinating private museum, with amazing collections of cameras, artworks and antiques to be seen at every turn. There is a library and cinema, complete with plush folding seats, where guests can enjoy movie nights. The hotel‘s gymnasium is the first one in Bangkok to be fully equipped for the traditional sport of Thai boxing, or Muay Thai. Yoga and Tai Chi classes can help ease the stresses of everyday life; an infinity pool with views of the river is the place for a lazy dip while the Opium Spa is a haven of wellness and calm, where Sodashi products are used to impart a sense of wellbeing to both body and mind.
Each of the 39 spacious suites and pool villas is individually designed with super king size beds, luxury furnishings, high ceilings and Art Deco style living rooms. The bathrooms are airy and spacious with walk in showers and deep soaking tubs. All of the suites are situated in the main residence near to the spa; gym and library, on the very top floor the 6 Riverview Suites afford amazing views of the magnificent Chao Praya River. The 10 pool villas are perfect for those seeking absolute privacy, each has a private swimming pool set in a lush internal garden and an open air roof terrace, perfect for sunbathing. 6 of the villas are set amongst the gardens and have views of the courtyard, while 4 are in a fabulous location on the riverfront. One pair of the villas is adjoining, making it a really good option for families or friends.