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The Siam Hotel

At a Glance

    Pros

  • everything right on the property
  • great location, truly classy

    Cons

  • very pricey
  • a long way from public transportation
  • far from nightlife

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The Siam Hotel Review

Old Hollywood meets art deco at this family-owned property on the Chao Phraya River in the regal Dusit neighborhood. The design of this ultraluxurious boutique lodging pays homage to the postcolonial, early-1900s era of King Rama V, with black-and-white striped lounge chairs and a library lined with limited-edition tomes. The suites are decked out with all the trappings of sheer elegance, and the pool villas include private plunge pools, rooftop terraces, and a decor of quirky antiquities, from straw fedoras to vintage clocks, binoculars, and steamer trunks. On the grounds you'll find a private pier complete with its own boat, a cooking school, a conservatory, a spa, and an original, century-old, teak pagoda-topped villa—now the most coveted room in the hotel. There's even a Muay Thai boxing ring.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 3/2 Thanon Khao, Vachirapayaabal Dusit, Bangkok, 10300
  • Phone: 02/621–2296
  • Website:
  • Metro Saphan Taksin, then hotel's private boat.
  • Location: The Old City

    Hotel Details

  • 28 suites, 10 villas, 1 cottage.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 05-29-2013

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    Memorable Riverside Serenity

    Earlier this year (July, 2012), we had the honour of spending a joyous weekend at The Siam. Such a special place with the most gracious staff.

    Our chosen lodging was a perfectly situated riverview pool villa. (Should add, I had been given a private showing of various villas, suites and the cottage a few weeks before our arrival; the tour was invaluable in selecting a particularly serene villa.)

    Our stay occurred during the property's soft opening period with most gratefully appreciated half-off tariff. Indeed, my 5* rating for value for money reflects that particular promotion.

    The Siam's restaurant, Chon Thai, was a delight for evening dining. That weekend saw a number of particularly attractive, well-dressed and friendly Thai couples staying and dining at the resort. And, good fortune had it, I happened to know two of the guests, a manager with the Aman property group and his lovely wife. Great collection of people that weekend.

    During our stay, The Siam operated a most efficient and enjoyable shuttle boat service.

    A truly unique property with great management and staff; some have become good friends over the past several months. Over the years, I've had the privilege of staying in some very special suites in Bangkok, including the Mandarin Oriental, Peninsula, Shangri-La, Sukhothai, and a charming cabana lodging at the Four Seasons. Our stay at The Siam was every bit as memorable - and then some, given its smaller size, quiet river setting, gorgeous appointments and the aforementioned superlative staff.

    We most certainly plan on returning to The Siam for special occasions. Savour your times at a lovely riverside retreat.

    by AskOksena, 11/24/12

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