The Siam

Bangkok, Thailand

At a Glance

  • The only private pool villas in Thailand's capital city

  • Unique blend of Art Deco influences with traditional Thai heritage and design

  • With only 39 rooms, the Siam boutique in every sense of the word

  • Located in the historic Dusit district, home to Bangkok's ancient palaces

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November to April are the best months to visit Bangkok with the least rain. Temperatures are comfortable until March when the humidity increases. May, September and October are the wettest months and between June and August, you can still visit Bangkok although you will get some rain.

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Insider's View

The owner is pop star 'Noi' - real name Krissada Sukosol Clapp - lead singer of pop band Pru - one-time winner of the MTV Asia Awards for Favourite Band

Book a Muay Thai session in the hotel's own boxing ring

Good option if you're seeking something more private in Bangkok

Take the Nancy Chandler Illustrated Map of Bangkok and make for dinner at Sheepshank and explore the Banglampoo, Khao San area by night, the Siam boat will drop you off at the pier.

Venture into the library for a look at the fascinating collection of artefacts and historical photographs

A virtual museum, the extensive 500+ piece collection of Thai artifacts housed within truly beautiful architecture make this a favorite boutique property in Bangkok. 

Call us on 020 3993 8476 to start planning your holiday to The Siam or take a look at our itineraries to Bangkok

Description

Set amidst 3 acres of verdant frontage beside the Chao Phraya River in the heart of Bangkok's historic Dusit district, The Siam is a wonderful boutique offering to Bangkok, crafted by renowned architect Bill Bensley.

With Art Deco inspired interiors, infused with antique Thai influences, The Siam has more the feel of a hip retreat than a traditional urban hotel. Rooms are spacious and stylish, and some even boast the ultimate luxury of a private pool - perfect for a hot tropical day in Bangkok.

The property features 39 of the capital's most spacious suites and pool villas as well as a uniquely historical Thai House, Connie’s Cottage, formerly home to renowned socialite Connie Mangskau. In this house Connie hosted an array of cosmopolitan characters, including Jacqueline Kennedy, Henry Ford, John Rockefeller and Roger Moore.

All rooms are outfitted with plush furnishings and luxury amenities, with super-sized king beds, high ceilings, their very own Art Deco-style living rooms with flat screen IPTVs and mini-bars as well as airy bathrooms with deep tubs and walk-in showers. Each suite is individually designed with a unique theme drawing on Thai life through the ages as well as original turn of the century oriental artwork and antiquities.

The Siam offers a number of dining options. At the signature restaurant, Chon Thai, you’ll savour an innovative yet classic palate that draws on Thailand’s finest produce, delivered farm to table with sublime service in a serene riverfront setting. The Deco Bar & Bistro also serves Thai cuisine, as well as more western-inspired dishes. Indulge in your sweet tooth at Cafe Cha, with a range of delicious pastries and cakes on offer.

The Siam is situated in the heart of the riverside Dusit district, home to ancient palaces. As well as an outdoor yoga platform and bath house with steam and sauna rooms, The Siam also features a Muay Thai boxing training centre. There's a boat shuttle to ferry guests up and down the Chao Phraya River from the hotel's own pier, and a private barge for more leisurely explorations of Bangkok, the city of Kings.

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Facilities

Diverse dining options include: Chon, the signature Thai restaurant and cooking school with authentic Thai cuisine; the dapper Deco Bar & Bistro, which serves home-style meals as well as small plates set to live music in a jazzy atmosphere and Café Cha, the all day patisserie replete with shady verandah and garden - indulge in a range of freshly baked pastries while sipping perfectly brewed cups of coffee, tea or exotic local infusions. Adjacent to the infinity pool along the riverfront lawn, the Bathers Bar offers refreshing, light snacks, poolside bites and beverages. Sit back in your spacious daybed and sip on sunset cocktails while taking in the unencumbered, private views over the majestic Chao Phraya river.

Set in opulent surrounds and intimately private, the Opium Spa provides a haven for renewal and inspiration for lifestyle change. Choose from facial, body and massage therapies using chemical-free Sodashi products or indulge in a tailored multi-day spa package to suit your individual needs. Engage one of their personal fitness trainers in the gym and luxury Muay Thai training centre or take a yoga or Tai Chi class on the outdoor terrace. Unwind in the Hammam-inspired Bath House with dry and steam saunas, steam showers and Jacuzzis. The Siam also boasts a kids’ and teens' spa treatment menu and a full-service hair and nail salon.

Reviews

5

Mrs Nicola Dicketts (Guest)

Absolutely LOVED The Siam.  Rooms were incredibly spacious and beautifully designed. 

The food was fantastic and we had a beautiful and amazing meal there with an incredible setting - loved it! Simon and I had massages at the hotel which were dreamy. Also love the boat to take you into town. Super convenient and really fun way to see the city and be on the water - calming. 

4

Jules Maury (Staff)

This is not a hotel, is the most glorious and eclectic mix of beautiful art, Art Deco furnishings and artefacts, parts of the original Jim Thompson houses and a mixture of perfect colonial heritage pieces. Their boat will take you anywhere from tea at the Mandarin Oriental to the wonderful Banglampoo area with its fantastic restaurants and bars, drop you at the central shopping area or the Palaces. You don't need to fight through the awful traffic, just take 'your' boat to anywhere you like down the wonderful river and walk. A dream by night and the pool and pool bar is a wonderful place to sit in the sun and relax in the afternoon before cocktails on their renovated junk which floats down the river at sunset. Wonderful room and great food, a real hidden gem.

5

Clare Barratt (Staff)

Stay here for a special occasion; it is not your typical city hotel as there are only two floors and 30 rooms in total making it more intimate. It is quite a bit further north up the river from the hub of the other hotels but it is much closer to some of the main attractions such as the grand palace.

5

Sarah Baxter (Staff)

Located on the waters edge slightly away from the centre of town, this new hotel can be accessed by boat or by road. It is a hugely stylish property, which can be described as colonial with an art deco design. There are antiques throughout, and even an antique shop should you feel inspired by anything you see here. The Thai restaurant on the river side is a great place to enjoy some traditional delights, with a private dining option available. The very cool Deco Bar provide a fantastic atmosphere to enjoy a drink when the hotel is busy. While The Siam does not afford the views that the high rise hotels do, it is the only place in the city with private pool villas. With your own roof terrace and plunge pool, these villas provide a fantastic retreat from the city. For those who are staying in the main building in one of the suites, do not worry as there is a super main pool near the river. This is a brilliant option for those looking for something more unique for their stay in Bangkok.

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(Press)

This is just what the city needed. Not another high-rolling, full-throttle urban skyrise - there are plenty of those already - but something different, somewhere out of the scrum, where you can pause, stop, stay a few days. Up here in Dusit, where The Siam clings to the banks of the Chao Praya, all is calm and quiet, and crazily beautiful. The colonial vibe, the monochrome palette, the checkerboard paving and grass squares, the ravishing antique furniture, are like something out of a Geoffrey Bawa coffee-table book. The Sukosol family's labour of love is hotel as museum, as gallery, as installation. It features a wall of breathtaking Chinese ceramic work, a stone horse sculpture as old as time, a library over-spilling with ancient books and letters detailing a romantic time gone by, and endless vitrines holding curios and priceless trinkets. Deco-styled bedrooms have huge, crisp-sheeted beds, black-and-white tiled bathrooms and glorious artwork. There's a vast spa, elegant and considered, a cooking school, a screening room, a gym and a Muay Thai boxing ring. Outside by the pool, dove grey towels are loaded up on sunbeds; a restaurant perches in an original Thai teak house and French jazz whispers from speakers.

Experiences

  • Art & Culture of Bangkok's Klongs

    Spend half a day exploring one of Bangkok's most vibrant artisan communities, travelling by private longtail boat accompanied by your own English-speaking guide. Learn about traditional and modern art, including the intricate designs of Thai puppetry.

  • Bites & Sites in the Village of Love

    Discover the flavours and spices of Bangkok's 'Village of Love', the historic Bangrak area. Enjoy unique local food tastings whilst learning of how locals live, eat and shop. Ideal for foodies, it is an experience bursting with authentic encounters.

  • Cycle Bangkok's Jungle

    Spend two hours exploring the 'Bangkok Jungle' by bicycle, passing by canals, mangrove forests, traditional Thai houses and hidden temples. This is a great way to experience the sleepier side of Bangkok and gain a different insight into local life.

  • Erawan Waterfall & Phra That Cave

    Head to Erawan, one of Thailand's most famous National Parks. Here you can visit the Erawan Waterfall, a picturesque seven-tier cascade, and the Phra That Cave, hidden within the park's limestone hills.

  • Floating Market at Khlong Lat Mayom

    Only open at weekends, Khlong Lat Mayom is one of Bangkok's best floating markets, and it is only a short journey from the city centre. This is one of the prettiest floating markets, and a great place to try some mouth-watering local Thai delicacies.

  • Floating Markets - Half Day

    Leave Bangkok's skyscrapers behind and head out into the suburbs to experience some of Thailand's most vibrant and bustling markets, ranging from railways to rivers.

  • Grand Palace & Wat Pho in Style

    Spend half a day exploring two of Bangkok's most iconic sites; the Grand Palace and Wat Pho. Accompanied by your own English-speaking guide, you will learn more about Buddhism in Thailand as well as the country's much loved Royal Family.

  • Grand Palace, Wat Pho and Art & Culture of Bangkok's Klongs

    Spend a full day exploring some of the highlights and hidden gems of Bangkok, accompanied by your own English-speaking guide. The tour encompasses impressive temples and palaces, and offers the chance to learn more about the country's thriving art scene.

  • Hellfire Pass

    Visit the notorious Hellfire Pass, which is located outside the town of Kanchanaburi, along the cliffs above the River Kwai. Take a tour of the museum and venture down into the pass to walk along the old railway line.

  • Heritage of Ancient Ayutthaya in Style

    Spend a day in the ancient city of Ayutthaya visiting magnificent temple complexes and majestic palaces, accompanied by your own English-speaking guide. Travel by car, boat, cable car and even golf buggy as you explore this charming city and its sites.

  • Pedalling, Pachyderms & Paddling

    An exciting and eclectic action-packed adventure that includes cycling, elephants. kayaking and bamboo rafting. This is a wonderful experience for active couples and families, and makes the most of the scenic and diverse Kanchanaburi countryside.

  • Prasat Muang Singh

    Visit Prasat Muang Singh, a Khmer temple complex in Kanchanaburi Province, which dates back to the Angkorian era. The style of these temples is fairly unusual for Thailand, and so this makes for an interesting historical tour.

  • Thailand-Burma Railway Museum, War Cemeteries & Pak Preak Community

    A moving and fascinating tour, exploring the history of Kanchanaburi province. The Thailand-Burma Railway Museum and War Cemeteries are a poignant reminder of the thousands of POWs and forced labourers who lost their lives here in the Second World War.

  • Train Ride through the Kwai Noi Gorge

    Take a short train ride along the infamous Thailand-Burma Railway, also known as the 'Death Railway' due to the thousands of POWs and labourers that died during its construction. The countryside's picturesque scenery contrasts with poignant history.

Holiday Ideas

  • Thailand and Malaysia by Train

    Thailand and Malaysia

    from £6600 pp inc flights & transfers for 16 nights

    • The ultimate trip for those wanting to experience a unique yet luxurious way of travelling
    • Explore the jungle and rice paddies of northern Thailand from your base in Chiang Mai
    • Before starting your rail journey, enjoy two nights in Bangkok, soaking up the buzzing atmosphere and exploring the city's temples and markets

Location & directions

Bangkok, Thailand

The Siam is located in the historic Dusit district of Bangkok, close to the sights of the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, the Grand Palace, Pak Khlong Flower Market, the Temple of the Reclining Buddha and Jim Thompson's House.

How to get there

11-hour flight to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport. The Siam is located a 45-minute drive away from the airport.

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