One of Bangkok's leading hotels for many years, the Four Seasons attracts local society for morning coffee and afternoon tea in the formal lobby, where a string quartet often plays. There are plenty of shops off the courtyard, and what is arguably the city's best pool. The large rooms are decorated with silk-upholstered furniture. The best rooms overlook the racetrack, but ask for a high floor so that the Skytrain doesn't block the view. The quartet of pricier "cabana rooms," with private patios that look onto a small garden with a lotus pond, are exquisite. Be sure to indulge in the signature fragrant-oil massage while you're here. Rates fall dramatically outside of peak times.
May 26, 2015
Recently (mid-May, departing 22 May, '15), enjoyed another seamless business travel stay at this long-time cherished property, now rebranded as the Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel. Such a fine time, writing this review from "on the road", in *hot/humid* Burma (Myanmar) for ongoing work in Asia. Have been staying at this lovely hotel (primarily for work) since she was called the Regent, followed by the Four Seasons, and now, the Anantara Siam.
Thankfully, several long-time friends, management and staff are still in attendance; service as intuitive and personal as ever. For this particular corporate stay, my lodging entailed a gratefully accepted upgrade to a "Garden Terrace Suite", a familiar and serene locale initially encountered back in ~ '03, when she was labeled a "Cabana Suite". Over time, have stayed in ~ seven different room/suite categories at this location for meetings; the Cabana/Garden Terraces remain most memorable (particularly, being able to share the recent 15-17 May weekend with the loved one, flying in from our home of Singapore). Will always consider the Anantara Siam (FS) to be an all-time Bangkok business/leisure favourite, along with The Siam, Mandarin Oriental, Peninsula and the Krungthep Wing of the Shangri-La. Lovely, long-time friends at this well-situated property. Savour your Anantara Siam times.
May 5, 2009
Over the past few months, have had the pleasure of once again staying at this cherished property for work. Most recent visit for meetings was late-November, 2012. (My initial business stays at the hotel were back in the day when she was called The Regent. And, should add I've reviewed this hotel in the past for Fodors.) Wonderful and unfailingly consistent service. I've become good friends with some of the superb management and staff; some
of the friendships date back over a decade. One of the joys of staying at this hotel is the magnificent lap pool. I savour those dawn workouts. Always and most gratefully honoured by the fine and most accommodating pool staff. My corporate rate bookings include a deluxe view room and access to the hotel's serene executive lounge. By now, staff and management know my preferred room, floor and welcome tea service upon in-room, check-in. Seamless and gracious, from arrival to departure. Always a pleasure, staying with great friends and staff for work and the occasional leisure stay. (Re the latter, can also highly vouch for the hotel's truly special cabana lodgings; quite romantic and peaceful.) Savour your times at a lovely locale.