115/1 Surawong Rd., Bangkok, 10500, Thailand
The Siam Heritage bills itself as a traditional Thai living hotel, and bolsters that claim through design, service, and amenities. Throughout the hotel, you’ll find Thai art and design touches from paintings and sculptures to teak wood accents. The simple hotel offers a basic array of conveniences with a small spa and gym, authentic Thai restaurant, and typical Thai massage treatments.
There are only 70 rooms in this boutique spot, and rooms typically feature hardwood floors, low-to-the-ground beds, and Thai art on the walls. Coffee, tea, and water is always complimentary and suites have kitchenettes if you want to make more than morning drinks.
YOU SHOULD KNOW For a small boutique, the Siam Heritage is surprisingly expensive with basic rooms running 4,900 Baht or $150 a night.
Standard bathrooms have beige tiled shower/tub combos and white porcelain sinks. The bathrooms are pretty small and come with basic toiletries.
Thai art is on display throughout the lobby and even on the elevator doors. There are some cushioned teak couches and chairs strewn about and a business center for online access.
A surprising rooftop pool is surrounded with lush greenery and also features a Jacuzzi tub. There is bar food and drinks available if you work up an appetite while sun-tanning.
The Heritage Spa has three treatment rooms where guests can choose either Thai or Swedish massages and from a variety of facials and scrubs.
A mini fitness area has a few stationary bikes and treadmills and one weight machine if you need to pump up before starting your day.
Siam Cuisine is off the lobby and offers guests authentic Thai food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Additionally, there is Bunfe', a coffee bar and bakery with cheap breakfast sets, and great coffee.
Bunfe' also serves booze and has a buy-two-get-one-free happy hour from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., which attracts both locals and hotel guests.
It’s only a 10-minute walk to the Sala Daeng BTS Skytrain station and a 5-minute walk to the Sam Yan MRT Subway stop. Either can get you around the city quickly and easily. Silom also has plenty of things to walk to like great restaurants, bars, and shopping areas. Catching a cab is also simple around here, but mind the heavy traffic.
Siam Heritage is in the middle of Silom, which can get a little wild and crazy at night around Patpong I and II just down the street. During the day, the area is bustling with foot traffic around restaurants and shopping areas. There’s always something to see or do in this non-stop part of town.
Somtum Der (13-minute walk) is an incredible Thai spot with a papaya salad to die for. Indigo Bar & Restaurant (10-minute walk) on the other hand is a French colonial joint that will take you back to the turn of the century.
Cocktail lovers will rejoice when they order a creative concoction from Vesper Cocktail Bar & Restaurant (10-minute walk). Oenophiles can’t go wrong with the immense selection of vino at Scarlett Wine Bar and Restaurant (11-minute walk).
WHY WE LIKE IT
The Siam Heritage is a simple boutique that embraces its Thai roots in style and substance. The rooms are decked out in wood and Thai art is seen throughout the hotel. There aren’t many frills here--and it's a little expensive--but you can still while the days away at the spa and pool which are small but pleasant. Location wise, it can’t really be beat as you’re in the middle of the action in Silom with easy access to public transportation, markets, restaurants, and bars.
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